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While America's CEOs are fretting about the government's so-called "fiscal cliff," millions of American workers face a financial disaster that gets much less media attention. There's a half-trillion-dollar deficit in the nation's worker retirement...
I must disagree with letter writer Neil L. Bergsman's view that high taxes don't drive people out of Maryland ("Tax rates have a negligible effect on people's decision to move out of state," Dec. 29). My wife and I retired from the federal government,...
Tags: Social Security
The holidays are a time to share, remember and reminisce. So, I would like to share with you the story of Marge Burba, to reminisce with friends about her remarkable career serving older and disabled adults and to highlight the legacy, Winter Growth,...
Congress and President Obama have set the inheritance tax trigger at $5 million and indexed it to inflation. They also indexed the alternate minimum tax to inflation. This legislation limits some of the penalty on those who have achieved wealth that...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Social Security, Barack Obama
'Tis the season of light and joy. 'Tis also the season when mishaps and malfunctions are more noticeable. This year it began right before Thanksgiving. The night before Thanksgiving, five burglaries and three larcenies took place in the neighborhood,...
We are now hurtling toward the so-called fiscal cliff, a package of automatic tax increases and spending cuts for 2013 designed to stampede Congress and the president into a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction, to include new revenues (translation:...
It seems to me that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama can close the deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff" ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). The Republicans need to agree to increase the taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent while...
MEET THE CANDIDATES When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
Efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" offer great drama, but they won't solve Washington's budget woes and could precipitate another recession — or worse. The Budget Act of 2011 requires the president and Congress to agree on a nine-year, $1.2...
The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition. I believe that it...
I read the recent article by Alison Knezevich regarding the Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to invest county pension funds in the stock market with disbelief and aggravation ("Baltimore County weighs pension bonds," Oct. 14). Why are...
The Baltimore SunAs the impasse continues between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association, there have been no face-to-face talks between the two sides since the first day of September. According to a recent memo from the NFL Referees Association negotiating committee to...
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