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An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

This report by CBO presents an analysis of the proposals in the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2015, as submitted to the Congress on March 4, 2014. The analysis is based on CBO’s economic projections and estimating models (rather…

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Medicare release and DATA Act signal major events in the age of data transparency

On April 10, 2014 I talked about a data revolution at a World Bank event in Washington, D.C. and listened to the thoughts of others about the subject. In his remarks, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, emphasized…

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Social Security Chief: Women Live Longer, So They Should Save Early  — NPR

The Social Security Administration distributes retirement benefits to nearly 60 million Americans. And of those beneficiaries, nearly 60 percent are women. The SSA is led by a woman, too. Carolyn Colvin was once retired herself, collecting benefits from the agency she…

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What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes  — The Foundry

It’s a bummer when you see how much income tax comes out of your paycheck. But when you see that Social Security line item, do you  think, “At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”? It’s not. The tax money you’re…

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Two Leading Senior Groups Join Together

The conservative voice of America’s senior citizens “has just gotten a little louder,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), and Michael Young, founder of Generation America, who issued a joint announcement today on…

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Lee Hamilton, Director of Center on Congress at Indiana Univ.

“Not only do Americans want to see better performance from their government, but federal executives–including the president–cannot achieve their policy objectives unless those under them are competent and high-performing.”

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“Will the Social Security office recalculate the amount I am getting monthly from Social Security?”

Full Question:  Will the Social Security office recalculate the amount I am getting monthly from Social Security? I worked 10 years and earned 40 quarters to qualify for Social Security after I retired under CSRS. I feel that I should be getting…

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