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House GOP Plan Seeks Health Cuts to Balance Budget

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax increases and Medicare cuts engineered by President Obama. The GOP fiscal plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promises $5.1 trillion in spending cuts — and unorthodox accounting incorporating the pro-growth effects of …

A New America: Who Says We Can’t Do It?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeWho says we can’t make it? Who says that this nation of muscle and dreams, of imagination and strength, can’t last through the next millennium? Who says differences will tear us apart and pettiness will drive holes in our moral structures? Who says that different peoples with different voices will crack the melting pot we have created when their voices rise as individuals in a mass culture? Who says that men who love men and women who love women will …

Obama Budget Proposal Targets Medicare Savings

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsAs expected, President Obama’s budget proposal abandoned a call to change the way annual increases in Social Security benefits are calculated and continued a call for Medicare savings. Announced March 4, his plan, which goes next to Congress, would hit some Medicare providers, drug companies and higher-income Medicare beneficiaries as part of $402 billion in estimated health care savings over the next decade. Among the proposed changes for beneficiaries: Charge higher premiums for Parts B and D for higher-income people …

More Help On The Way for Long-Term Unemployed

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsMore than 300 companies, including  Apple, Walmart, Boeing and eBay, have pledged to help the long-term unemployed find jobs under a new initiative announced by President Barack Obama  today. CEOs of these companies have agreed to review their recruiting practices to make sure they aren’t unfairly screening out those who have been out of work for many months. The commitment comes from more than 80 of the nation’s largest businesses and hundreds of others, including Bank of America, KPMG LLP and …

MyRA — Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Posted on 01/30/2014 by | Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsA day after President Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for the Treasury Department to create a “starter” savings account, experts are weighing whether it will be worthwhile or just another ignored investment tool. Critics note, for instance, that the so-called myRA will do little to overcome the huge shortfall in retirement savings among so many workers. The conservatively invested accounts, though they won’t lose money, won’t make much of a return, either. And the myRA is voluntary, so it’s unclear …

5 claves del discurso de Obama sobre el Estado de la Unión

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español“Oportunidad para todos”. Ese es el título que eligió el presidente Barack Obama para su discurso ante el Congreso para informar sobre el Estado de la Unión, donde precisamente hizo énfasis en la igualdad, la clase media y el empleo. Obama dijo que quiere trabajar con los republicanos y encontrar la forma de avanzar en la agenda bipartidista, pero dejó en claro que si no obtiene esa ayuda actuará solo. Estos son 5 de los puntos clave del presidente en …