Posts Tagged ‘ federal deficit ’

SENIORS: UNDERSTANDING THE SEQUESTER

Mar 1st, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

What’s the Sequester? Sequester is another new term seniors have to learn about. A helpful definition is found at about.com: Sequestration is a term used to describe the practice of using mandatory spending cuts in the federal budget if the cost of running the government exceeds either an arbitrary amount or the gross revenue it [...]



SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE BUDGET

Jan 26th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Social Security Does NOT Cause Budget Issues For those of you who are regular visitors on seniorcitizenjournal.com, this article will be no surprise to you.  We’ve been writing about Social Security and the federal deficit for a couple of years now.  Social Security does not create problems for the federal budget, and it does not [...]



Warren Buffett on Taxing the Mega-Rich

Aug 15th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Shared Sacrifice Should Include the Mega-Rich An opinion article by Warren Buffett in the August 14, New York Times, confirms what SCJ has been writing about for over a year now.  He says, “OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends [...]



Senior Citizen Perspectives: Taxes, Deficits, The National Debt

Jul 15th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

A recent publication SCJ received provides some good advice and information about taxes, the national debt, federal deficits and senior citizens.  Edward Jones Investment Company offers a well-balanced perspective on the national ills we seniors are currently facing.// What the article does not address is the question SCJ continues to put on the front burner:  [...]