|OPINION AND EDITORIAL|
|DIGGING A DEEPER HOLE|
Politicos want to massage state pension system in ways that will cost us more
down the road
March 16, 2012
By John Burbank
(SEATTLE, WA) -- Are you saving for your retirement? If you are working, you are. You put 4.1% of your paycheck into Social Security, through the FICA tax.
Now consider if we had no Social Security.
The vast majority of workers would be understandably worried about paying the bills on their current income, their co-insurance for health coverage, their mortgage, not to mention saving for college for their kids. Retirement savings? That can be put off another day, month, year, decade.
|THE WAR ON WOMEN|
March 08, 2012
By State Rep. Tami Green
(OLYMPIA, WA) -- There are still countries in this world where girls don’t go to school. Where woman aren’t allowed to drive, vote, decide who to marry -- or divorce an abusive husband.
Places where a woman’s testimony in court is officially worth half that of a man’s.
What it means to one man and why he is concerned
January 29, 2012
Chronicle News & Opinion
It was once said that some online marketing companies are amassing the kinds of dossiers on individuals that “the Nazis could have only dreamed of.”
The concern has always been, where is this all headed?
Year after year online companies get more and more intrusive into the personal habits of millions of Americans (and millions elsewhere in the world) who are now living just as much in the virtual world as they do in the bricks and mortar world.
|ON FRAUD, THE SHADOW BANKING SYSTEM AND WHY THOSE MASSIVE ROBO SIGNINGS OCCURRED|
January 29, 2012
By Ellen Brown
The Wall Street Journal reported on January 19 that the Obama administration was pushing heavily to get the 50 state attorneys general to agree to a settlement with five major banks in the "robo-signing" scandal.
The scandal involves employees signing names not their own, under titles they did not really have, attesting to the veracity of documents they had not really reviewed.
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