Defeat Dickie: Round 2

by:  Diane Benjamin Dickie Durbin on Social Security: Meet the Press MR. GREGORY:  Senator Durbin? SEN. DURBIN:  David, if I could say this about Social Security. MR. GREGORY:  Yeah. SEN. DURBIN:  I–first, I want to thank my colleague for the kind words. Social Security does not add one penny to the deficit.  Social Security untouched […]

Tired of Politicians not telling you the truth?

by:  Diane Benjamin The Unemployment Rate fell today to 6.7%!  But that’s not the story.  Around 90 million people have quit looking for work and are no longer counted.  Here’s the real story: This is a serious problem on many levels.   Total welfare spending was close to $1 TRILLION in 2013, that doesn’t include […]

Collecting Disability Becomes A Career Choice For Men

By Michael Barone Posted 11/30/2012 06:51 PM ET Americans are very generous to people with disabilities. Since passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, millions of public and private dollars have been spent on curb cuts, bus lifts and special elevators. The idea has been to enable people with disabilities to live and work with […]

Teacher Pensions vrs Social Security

Click on the links below to see the current pensions being paid to retirees of District 87 and Unit 5. In 2009 the average HOUSEHOLD income in McLean County was $56,027 The average Social Check in 2012 is $1,230 or $14,760 a year The pension system at ALL levels of government was set […]

Another view on TRS-Teacher’s Retirement System

I attended yesterday’s TRS presentation at Normal Community High School. Click here to see the presentation: The presentation appears to over-inflate their actual investment earnings. Click here to see results from their site: While I can completely understand the promises made to teachers, similar promises were made to Social Security recipients, present and […]