THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Newsflyer 24 May 2013
Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge's future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge?
O... Posted on 5/24/13 at 4:29 AM
SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND UPDATES Medicare Medical (Part B) premium varies with income
Medicare Medical (Part B) coverage helps pay for doctors services and outpatient care along with other services.
Most people incorrectly think that the costs of providing Medicare Part B coverage are... Posted on 5/20/13 at 3:49 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty -- Is This Our 3-D World?
You younger women -- under 35 -- may find this odd, but not so many years ago, a married woman did not appear on a credit card account as a real person.
As the wife of her husband, she was presumab... Posted on 5/1/13 at 1:53 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions:
Just what is the fiscal cliff?
The simple answe... Posted on 11/19/12 at 4:47 PM
Everybody is in favor of lowering the deficit and easing unemployment.
Conservatives want to do it by reducing entitlements. They say we have overpromised. That would make more sense if they didn’t have Social Security on their list. It has sufficient money in the prepaid reserve fund for more than 30 years.
It doesn’t matter how deserving a worker might be, if they retire at 45 or 55 and live to 85, no government can afford to pay generous pension benefits and still pay salaries of workers providing current services.
Questions need to be asked, such as: Should the city own and operate two public golf courses? Should the city be in the blacktop business and be paving streets? Should the city be a provider of utilities, such as natural gas and steam?
Two young lawyers from South America, who hope to someday earn positions of political leadership in their home countries, are spending the next three weeks in Duluth studying government, health services, ecology and criminal justice with the goal of returning to Brazil and Colombia to help women and the underprivileged there.
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