Tag Archives: senator

SSC

Reader: Social Security and Venezuela

Metro Minutes Reader: Social Security and Venezuela
By: Tam, 2005

 

Reader 1

THE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN FOR
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTINUES TO
TAKE SHAPE AS NEBRASKA
SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL SUGGESTS
A RISE IN THE RETIREMENT AGE TO
68.

SENATOR HAGEL SAYS PEOPLE ARE
LIVING LONGER SO ONE MORE YEAR
SHOULDN’T BE AN ISSUE.

SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN A HOT
BUTTON OVER THE LAST TWO
DECADES BUT NOBODY HAS TAKEN
QUITE AN INTEREST IN IT AS THE
BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS.

IN THE NEAR FUTURE, BABY
BOOMERS WILL MAKE MORE
WITHDRAWALS OUT OF THE FUND
THAN ANYONE UNDER 50 CAN
DEPOSITE.

THE ADMINISTRATION’S CURRENT
PROPOSAL WOULD PUT AN UNDECIDED
AMOUNT OF TAX PAYER’S RETIREMENT
FUNDS INTO PRIVATE ACCOUNTS FOR
PERSONAL SPENDING.

Reader 2

IT LOOKS LIKE STUDENT’S ACROSS
THE COUNTRY HAVE TO START
BUDGETING FOR STEEPER GAS PRICES
IF THEY WANT TO MAKE IT TO CLASS BY
CAR.

VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO
CHAVEZ HAS TOLD THE WORLD TO
FORGET ABOUT CHEAP OIL.

U.S. RELATIONS ARE STRAINING
WHILE THE VENEZUELAN LEADER AND
IRANIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMMAD
KHATAMI CREATE THE WORLD’S FIRST
SOUTH AMERICAN AND EASTERN
ISLAMIC PARTNERSHIP.

BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE DECIDED
TO RAISE THE PRICE OF OIL TO FIFTY
FIVE DOLLARS PER BARREL

VENEZUELA IS THE FIFTH LARGEST OIL
MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD.

Share Button

Outsourcing the Outlook

Borrowed from 
leopardstoufferbiggersschwartz.wikispaces.com

Outsourcing the Outlook By: Tamara, 2004 No matter which way this year’s popular opinion swings, outsourcing stands constant on the shoulders of American’s unemployment woes. This year’s presidential candidacy has galvanized a prominently ignored issue putting it front and center … read more

Union Busting: A Very Good Question

younion

Reposting from a commentator on the Yahoo news forum in relation to today’s black shroud of Wisconsin… soon to taint the country:    “And please tell me what justifies giving a Senator a pension for life after 4 years in office?” … read more