Tag: benefits

The Economy and Unemployment Benefits

I haven’t had an opportunity to talk about the fact that the “War on Poverty” has just turned 50. Instead, I’d like to spend some time talking about the economy. Towards the end of this post I will talk about unemployment benefits. Today we got the much-anticipated jobs numbers. Sometimes the jobs numbers are little hard to digest. This month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 74,000 jobs. If you think that number is somewhat low, you are in excellent company. The unemployment rate dipped to 6.7%. I don’t believe any of it. This number (74,000 jobs)

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Injured Vet can't get benefits

I have worked at a VA. This is retardedly common. Injuries that you and I would think would be obviously covered by the VA. Not so much. They aren’t covered. The other thing that the VA does is try to figure out how much are you disabled or how much are you hurt. These are 2 stories of Vets who any American from a distance of 1000 miles could see that they should be 100% service connected. ——— From CNN.com: Ty Ziegel peers from beneath his Marine Corps baseball cap, his once boyish face burned beyond recognition by a suicide bomber’s

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The benefits of Dan Rather's Lawsuit

If we put aside the $70 million price tag for a second and look at this suit, I think that we will find a gold nugget at the end of the rainbow. Remember that Dan Rather was fired or put out to pasture because of a story on 60 Minutes II that Rather did on Bush’s National Guard Service. The old question on whether or not George Bush completed his Texas Air National Guard service has never been completely answered. Rather produced documents that seemed to show that Bush wasn’t performing well. Immediately, I mean, during the broadcast, there was an

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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