Monthly Archives: February 2014

Federal finance consists of the federal government “lending” itself money and then paying itself interest on those “loans”. An example of this can be seen by the surpluses generated by the Social Security portion of the payroll tax that are then “lent’ to the general fund. The interest rate paid by the federal government in […]

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released a report predicting that Obama’s healthcare law would lead people to work less, because it claims that the law will kill more than 2 million jobs. Obama supporters suggested that the ability to buy health insurance outside of the workforce would give more flexibility to workers who felt […]

With the economy and needs of consumers changing, its becoming more and more important to make the most of Social Security benefits. A few simple tips may help those preparing to start their Social Security benefits save thousands of dollars, and for those already receiving their benefits, there may be ways to increase benefits in […]

According to the U.S. Labor Department, only 12% of workers get paid time off to care for their babies or a sick parent. There are currently only three states that have a paid family leave insurance program, but a bill was recently introduced to to Congress that would create a similar model on a national […]

State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, who is the chairman of the California Legislative Latino Caucus, is working with a broad coalition of organizations to propose a new law that would allow all Californians access to health insurance, including those living in the country illegally. California has made historic progress by passing a slew of […]

The Orange County Social Services Office accidentally sent out a list of 30 welfare applicants, complete with their Social Security numbers and other personal information to an applicant for HEAP heating assistance. Joseph Vetimiglia, who had been turned down for a heating grant, had asked for his file so that he could appeal the decision. […]

If current trends continue, the obesity rate in California is expected to increase from 23.8 percent in 2011 to 46.6 percent in 2030. This epidemic is a growing concern in the United States, with an estimated 30 percent of the adult population suffering from obesity. This poses major health risks- in California alone, 800,000 cases […]