El impacto del Seguro Social

Posted on 10/4/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

En EspañolTal vez no pienses en el Seguro Social como un programa de estímulo económico, pero lo es. De hecho, un nuevo informe de AARP muestra que cada dólar que paga el Seguro Social genera, a su vez, unos $2 de producción total para la economía estadounidense, o cerca de $1.4 millones de millones en el 2012. Los economistas lo llaman “efecto multiplicador”. Dicho en pocas palabras, se trata de cuando el gasto de una persona (en este caso, el gasto …

State Pensions — A Loophole for Lobbyists

Posted on 08/27/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsIn many places you can get a state government pension without even working for the state government. The Associated Press reports that lobbyists in at least 20 states are entitled to public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards. In many cases, they also get state health care benefits. Take Stephen Acquario, the executive director of the New York State Association of Counties. He makes $204,000 a year ($25,000 more than the governor) and has perks, …

The Takeaway: New Retirement Savings Route; Discussing Weight With Kids; Ethics of Alzheimer’s and Divorce

Posted on 09/16/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems this week proposed letting companies that lack their own employee pension plans buy into public retirement funds via the Secure Choice Pension … A new survey conducted by WebMD and the nonprofit Sanford Health found parents would rather discuss the birds and the bees with their kids than weight … And broadcaster Pat Robertson tells viewers it’s okay to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease.