Federal Employee News

Monday, July 29, 2019

Thrift Savings Plan User? This is the Only Cheat Sheet You’ll Need

Thrift Savings Plan User? This is the Only Cheat Sheet You’ll Need

Snippet of Article: "...because you have access to a great investment program: the Thrift Savings Plan. This TSP Cheat Sheet covers your investment options and costs, and provides helpful tips in guiding your very own 401(k)-style investment plan to success..."

Source: www.doughroller.net

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP),

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Federal, military, social security retirees inching toward 2020 COLA

Federal, military, social security retirees inching toward 2020 COLA

Snippet of Article: "...For most retirees, the COLA is a big deal. For some it is financially critical. Health insurance premiums paid by most federal, postal and military retirees are almost certain to go up next year. The new premiums will be made public in November and retirees will have the option to switch to less expensive, but in many cases equally good, plans. But the fact is most don’t. Only a small percentage of workers or retirees change plans each open season. Even though experts say 30% or more should. For retirees the picture is grim. While many should be in less expensive HMOs or the standard option of a plan with multiple choices, most avoid HMOs. Many, if not most, are still in the high option of the plan they were in when they retired, even though its premiums — because it is top-heavy with older, sicker customers — have gone through the roof..."

Source: federalnewsnetwork.com

2020 COLA, FERS, CSRS, federal health insurance,

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Pentagon May Have Released Weaponized Ticks That Helped Spread of Lyme Disease: Investigation Ordered

Pentagon May Have Released Weaponized Ticks That Helped Spread of Lyme Disease: Investigation Ordered

Snippet of Article: "...The amendment was put forward by Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, who was "inspired" by several books and articles claiming that the U.S. government had conducted research at facilities such as Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Plum Island, New York, for this purpose. One of the books that Smith refers to—called Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons..."

Source: www.newsweek.com

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Corporate Welfare is Destroying the Working Class Taxpayer

Welfare for the Well-Off: How Business Subsidies Fleece Taxpayers

Snippet of Article: "...Some of the most subsidized recipients of public assistance are not welfare queens housed in public tenement apartments. They are not even poor or ailing at all. Far from it. America's most costly welfare recipients today are Fortune 500 companies. In 1997 the Fortune 500 corporations recorded best-ever earnings of $325 billion, yet incredibly Uncle Sam doled out nearly $100 billion in taxpayer subsidies. These welfare payments come in every conceivable shape and size: government grants, sweetheart business deals arranged by the Commerce Department, cut-rate insurance, low-interest loans, a protective wall against foreign competition, exclusive government contracts, and a mind-boggling maze of special interest loopholes in the tax code. Table 1 lists the 1997 appropriations for fifty-five of the most unjustified federal business subsidy spending programs as compiled by the Cato Institute. Their combined price tag came to $38 billion in 1997..."

Source: www.hoover.org

corporate tax rate, Corporate Welfare, Destruction of America's working class, business subsidy spending programs,

Friday, July 5, 2019

Secure the Border: Hear it from those living the nightmare of illegal invasion


The Wall: Violence on ranchers' land

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Ranchers dealing with 300+/- illegals per day. The problem is drug smuggling and human trafficking. Ranchers dealing with theft, murders, rapes, etc. Ranchers need more Border Patrol agents. America needs more border protection as it is out of control with 600,000 per year illegally crossing. Ranchers said with Trump in office it's been the best it's been in 30 years. He has made a difference in slowing the invasion. If you don't like Trump, just make sure you vote for someone that will fix this problem.
Source: Youtube

Illegal Immigration, Smugglers, Drugs, Border Security, Rapes, Human Trafficking,