Is the Middle Class Gone?

When you read the news of the day, and a big story confirms one of your biggest fears, the temptation to panic is great.  Today that happened for me.  Take a look at some of the  numbers released from the Social Security Administration today. You can find the report that the Social Security Administration just released right here.  The following are some of the numbers that really stood out for me… -38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year. -51 percent of all Read more […]

Dead Farmers Receiving Millions of Dollars In Subsidies

The General Accountability Office released a report that shows millions of dollars in subsidies have been paid out to dead farmers.  From 2008 to 2012, $10.6 million was paid out to farmers who had been dead for a year or more.  The payments were made by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the US Department of Agriculture.  Another division of the USDA, the Risk Management Agency also paid out $22 million to over 3,400 policyholders who had been dead for two years or more. The Read more […]