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  • A way around the debt-limit impasse

    A way around the debt-limit impasse
    Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
  • Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, but privatizing it won't help

    When established in 1935, Social Security made its first payments to Americans age 65. These first recipients never contributed and were paid from contributions made by younger Americans. Those Americans and successive generations believed their...
  • For some, Baltimore life is sweeter with no car

    For some, Baltimore life is sweeter with no car
    Kathy Harget can afford a car. In fact, she used to own one. But the 39-year-old Hampden woman decided those wheels were a luxury she could do without. She sold her vehicle and has been car-less ever since — relying on a combination of bicycling,...
  • Suspect held in shooting near Social Security headquarters

    A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with robbing another of his cellphone Monday, then shooting him in the arm on a wooded path near Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn. Gary Stokes of the 6700 block of Richardson Road...
  • Social Security worker shot while on stroll near Woodlawn campus

    An employee taking a lunchtime stroll during a break from his job at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn was robbed and shot on a secluded wooded path on Monday, prompting officials to put the federal campus on lockdown. The...
  • Police arrest man in Monday shooting incident near Social Security Administration in Woodlawn

    Baltimore County police arrested a Gwynn Oak man in the Monday, Oct. 3, shooting incident involving a Social Security Administration employee near the federal agency's campus in Woodlawn. Gary Stokes, 26, of the 6700 block of Richardson Road, has been...
  • Debt debate puts federal workers on edge

    WASHINGTON — As the pitched battle over the nation’s debt crisis shifts to the White House, federal employees in Maryland are bracing for a series of benefit cuts they say would have a devastating effect on the state’s economy. Months...
  • You can thank Democrats for new payroll deductions

    With freedom on our minds as we celebrate the Fourth of July, our state employees will be experiencing a diminishing of their freedom. Beginning with the July 1, 2011 pay period, the state will be withholding an "agency fee" from all state employees,...
  • Tax cut makes Social Security problem worse

    In a recent article, a well-regarded economist states that the Social Security Administration has projected that it will collect $46 billion less in cash (i.e. FICA taxes) than it will pay out in retirement and disability benefits in fiscal year 2011....
  • Austerity measures squeeze Greece too hard

    Austerity measures squeeze Greece too hard
    The Greek parliament approved a $113 billion austerity package that had been demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a condition for receiving a $17 billion installment of the $160 billion "bailout" package negotiated last...
  • County to begin posting employee salaries online

    Baltimore County government will begin posting the salaries of every county employee online beginning Friday, July 1. The salaries will be listed on the county's website at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov, on the Human Resources page of the site. In...
  • Harts M. Brown

    Harts M. Brown
    Harts Morrison Brown, a retired management consultant who had been a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died June 24 of lung cancer at the Veteran Administration Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Northeast Baltimore. The...