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More than 100,000 households’ tax data stolen through IRS website

The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that identity thieves “used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ ‘Get Transcript’ application.” Data acquired illegally, such as Social Security information, date of

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86 million private-sector workers support 148 million benefit takers

U.S. Census numbers tell why America’s economy is sluggish and likely headed downward again: There are just 86 million full-time private-sector workers supporting 148 million benefit-takers. So if you’re a full-time worker in the private sector, such as yours truly,

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Social Security is healthy compared to public-sector pensions

Last week yet another missive on the lessons to be learned from Detroit’s bankruptcy was published, this time in Forbes Magazine by Jeffrey Dorfman, an economist at the University of Georgia. Dorfman’s article, “Detroit’s Bankruptcy Should Be A Warning To

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Social Security buys 174,000 hollow-point bullets

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler This is from Major General Jerry Curry, a retired U.S. Army officer: “The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41

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