Month: September 2011

The Future of Social Security

Perry and Romney battle over Social Security. Read Romney’s Op-Ed piece in Fox News and weigh in with your thoughts on what direction you think America should take to ensure future benefits. If I am fortunate enough to be my party’s nominee, I will advocate for solutions that keep Social Security strong for seniors now … Read more – Woman sues state, alleging emotional, sexual abuse in Vancouver foster home

This should be an interesting case to follow. An 18-year-old Vancouver woman has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, alleging she was emotionally and sexually abused while in foster care as a young child. The suit, filed Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court, claims that DSHS was negligent “in … Read more

Employers shift disability insurance costs to workers and trim benefits

As many employers try to reduce costs, disability benefits are at the top of the list for cuts and reductions. Is your employer reducing your coverage? Employers are shifting disability insurance costs to workers and trimming or eliminating benefits.  

Bullying: from kindergarten cubby to workplace cubicle – News – The Spectrum – University at Buffalo

Let’s hope that more schools, especially at the grade school level, institute programs such as this anti-bullying campaign from the University of Buffalo. In January 2006, former postal employee Jennifer San Marco walked into the Goleta Mail Processing Plant in California, pulled out a pistol and, shot six postal employees before ending her own life. … Read more

Free to Die

Is human compassion out of fashion with American voters? You decide. Back in 1980, just as America was making its political turn to the right, Milton Friedman lent his voice to the change with the famous TV series “Free to Choose.” In episode after episode, the genial economist identified laissez-faire economics with personal choice and empowerment, an … Read more