The writer is addressing the question, Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme?
For almost two years, Americans have lived in limbo, not knowing if the 2,770-page health reform law would forever change how we conduct the business of health care.
It is difficult to prove a negative or something that didn't happen. But like front-line health care providers don't need a government study to convince them that smoking causes lung cancer, Marines patrolling the fields in Sangin Afghanistan don't need convincing that shaving cream has saved lives and limbs by marking the safe path through IED-infested ground.
Despite political wrangling and election-year pressures to please their respective constituencies, Democrats and Republicans do agree on at least two fundamental issues.
The United States was established as a representative democracy: The people elect the government. Today, we increasingly frame ourselves as a participatory democracy: Citizens participate in government decisions.
Right now the world is convinced that the American market system has failed. To feed our consumption, we have experienced five decades of budget deficits, four of trade deficits, three of easy access to credit cards and one of artificially low-interest loans. Sure we bought lots of clothes, built lots of big houses and planted strip malls all over the nation, but all with borrowed money.
Next July 31, voters in Georgia will go to the polls to vote yes or no to the largest single tax increase in Georgia history.
I've been in real estate here in Gainesville all my life, so I know what a smart investment a home can be. I see similar benefits in the roads and bridges that keep us connected. And if we keep them modern and in good repair, we will be reaping benefits far into the future.
Georgia received some welcome news in the recent unanimous refusal by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to hold a new hearing on the approved uses of Lake Lanier. Not surprisingly, the state of Alabama has said they will appeal to the United States Supreme Court. As a result, this issue - only one of many in the ongoing water wars between Georgia, Alabama and Florida - will remain unsettled for at least the near future.
Religion has never been a hot-button topic at my school: You believe what you believe, and it doesn't really affect everyone else. The few kids at North Hall High who aren't Christian don't look any different than the rest of the populous or isolate themselves.
In the fog of a Tuesday between seasons, there are all the makings of a fall semester field trip. In a bus, nearly full, passengers are facing backward in their seats, eager to talk to those immediately behind them. Someone counts heads and makes an announcement. Some lean across the aisle to chat. The buzz is youthful, but this is no schoolyard babble. The bus isn't yellow, it's chartered, and its passengers are professionals, ...
Yes, it could happen. But it's a stretch. "Contagion," a Hollywood thriller that opened last weekend, rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its gripping tale of a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind of virus. Audiences have gasped in horror at what happens to Gwyneth Paltrow. Before it was out, the movie made real-life disease investigators anxious, too, though for a different reason: They had worried the filmmakers would take ...
As we approach Sept. 11, 2011, I have listened and read to the reports of "specific and credible" intelligence suggesting an attempted commemorative terrorist strike by al-Qaida with a sense of sadness, realizing that my children will come of age in a very different world from the one in which I grew up. A decade has now passed since that quiet fall day that ushered in an era of security checkpoints, random anti-terrorism measures, ...
The newest line of Republican attack on the president is to say that the new health care law is hurting job growth because it creates "uncertainty" for businesses. Nonpartisan research shows this isn't true, and we should have a responsible debate about creating jobs and dealing with our deficit.
The best thing that Congress can do to unleash jobs creation is to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.
WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.
WASHINGTON - Those who think we can protect U.S. jobs by turning inward have got it exactly backward.
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.
Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.
America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.
With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits - especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
America's economy is in the midst of a Great Stagnation that almost rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the nation is fighting a costly and prolonged worldwide war against relentless Islamic terrorism.
In January, the Georgia Economic Developers Association hosted more than 50 state legislators at a luncheon to celebrate economic development accomplishments over the past 12 months. We also launched a year of celebration complete with a proclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal, as 2013 marks GEDA's 50th Anniversary.
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