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Is This The Source Of America's Growing Discord?

"Few would deny that social discord is rising. The proposed causes range from wealth/income inequality to the rise of polarizing political ideologies and the Trump presidency... some are starting to question the role of social media in this dynamic, and specifically, the advertising based revenue model..."

US Spent A Record $4 Trillion In Fiscal 2017, Pushing Deficit To $666 Billion

Federal tax receipts reached a record high $3.3 trillion, thanks to slightly faster growth, according to a senior Treasury official. But government outlays also hit a record high last year at nearly $4 trillion ($3.95 trillion to be precise), 3% higher than they were in the previous fiscal year, thanks to increased spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as higher interest payments on the public debt

"I'm Going To Work Until I Die": A Look At How Unprepared Boomers Are For Retirement

"The federal government’s unfunded 75-year liability for Social Security and Medicare combined is $46.7 trillion.  Americans aren’t saving enough for themselves, nor is the government saving on their behalf.  And the Millennial generation, whose taxes Boomers and Gen-Xers will depend on, is not exactly off to a great career start."

Should The Middle Class Pay More For A Loaf Of Bread Than The Poor?

"The Iowa plan may capture millennials, but because of the screw job on the wealthy, those making over 400% of the poverty rate will drop out... Effectively the state said if you can afford to pay more you must pay more. Imagine grocery stores charging $15 for a loaf of bread if you make $48,241 but only 48 cents if you make up to $18,090... The idea is preposterous."

Buchanan Asks "Is Trump The Heir To Reagan?"

"Trumpism is rooted as much in the populist-nationalist campaigns of the 1990s, and post-Cold War issues as economic patriotism, border security, immigration control and 'America First', as it is in the Reaganite issues of the 1980s... However, the differences between Trump in his first year and Reagan in 1981 are stark..."