I have watched the first three name calling events which were billed as presidential debates. I did not consider them either Presidential or Debates.
During the past two weeks I have watched both the Republican and Democratic Conventions as an Independent voter willing to be convinced by one side or the other. In general, I have to say that not much has changed from my previous posts on the positions of the candidates. Sec. Clinton re-iterated the positions that […]
In the primary phase of the 2016 elections the subject of the Social Security Retirement program (OASI) has not been much debated. As indicated on my blog page on the subject https://eswonk.wordpress.com/social-security-retirement-fund-oasi/, the OASI fund will pay full benefits until 2035 and if something isn’t done to shore up the funds, benefits will drop by about […]
1.1 OBJECTIVE Currently, US Social Security program payouts slightly exceed income. The difference must be drawn from the Social Security Trust Fund. Projections indicate that this problem will only get worse under current rules. The objective is to determine which rules should be changed in order to insure that the program remains financially viable […]
This week’s murder of policemen in Dallas is random only in terms of the location. It could have occurred in any city in the country. The potential as been building for years The victims were members of a cultural group (The Law Enforcement Community) that has received wide negative publicity in the media during the […]
Since the 2012 Presidential elections, the unemployment picture has changed significantly. It is now at about 4.7% which is relatively low. My position on this issue is stated in the abstract of my study at https://eswonk.wordpress.com/u-s-unemployment/ . Very briefly, my position is that unemployment is not currently a crisis that needs immediate action. However, the […]
In the lead up to 2016 elections the subject of Economic Inequality has become an issue. My position on this issue is stated in the abstract of my study at https://eswonk.wordpress.com/the-wonk-on-inequality/ It does not reach any conclusions as to the appropriate distribution of either wealth or income but it does discuss existing distributions and their […]