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The Social Security office in Westminster will open at a new location Monday. The new office is in 125 Airport Drive, Unit 10, not far from the old location at 115 Airport Drive. The old office will take its last customer at 3 p.m. Friday. Partial...
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, Retirement, Barack Obama
"It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling." For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
How's this for an easy, painless way to solve the Social Security "problem?" We reduce the Social Security deduction to 5 percent — or even 4 percent or 3 percent but deduct it from all of everyone's income. After all, it is deducted from 100...
Tags: Mitt Romney
Norman Harvel is growing old under a mountain of debt. At 60, Harvel faces medical and credit card bills topping $80,000. Yet Harvel is unable to work, having been injured at a job site more a decade ago. The former building maintenance worker now...
The Baltimore SunBaltimore City leads the state in the number of payouts for workman's compensation claims. Between January 2011 and June 2012, Baltimore awarded 2,173 payouts to workers for a total of $28 million. The average award for the city was $12,800, and the most...
Presidential second terms have a bad name. The traditional view is that presidents are stuck with first-term leftovers on their plates and a calendar that calls on them to get any legislation through Congress in the first 18 to 24 months. After that,...
I object strenously to Thomas F. Schaller's column in which he called Social Security "largest welfare program in history of planet" ("Older, wealthier get plenty of 'free stuff,'" Nov. 14). This is just wrong. We octogenarians have paid through payroll...
Thomas F. Schaller's commentary ("Older, wealthier get plenty of 'free stuff,'" Nov. 14) is typical of the far-left position that everything an American citizen owns belongs to the federal government. He talks of "benefits" that the government bestows...
Regarding Yvonne Wenger's article on Social Security Disability, she is correct regarding how long it can take for truly needy people to be approved for disability benefits ("After a disability, long waits for federal benefits," Oct. 28). My cousin,...
Effective Nov. 19, Social Security Administration offices, including the office in Towson at 28 Allegheny Ave., will reduce hours to the public, and will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In...
Tags: Medicare, Government Health Care
With widespread budget cuts on the horizon, Social Security beneficiaries will soon get a preview of how customer service can be affected by a more austere federal government. Though the agency made no public announcement, the Woodlawn-based Social...
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