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Robert Longley
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Members of the US Congress, who work less than 6-months a year for $174,000, should be paid more, says a U.S. Congressman. Does his idea have merit? #Congress #Jim_Moran #CongressPay
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D- Virginia) thought it was high-time members of Congress got paid more, but on April 2, a top congressional committee told him he was thinking wrong.
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 By not getting married, US women may risk financial troubles in their old age, says the GAO. #OldAge #USSeniors #Retirement #Marriage
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#Congress, which takes half a year off anyway, has started its annual 2-week “call it anything but Easter” break, meaning all that “this can’t wait” legislation will have to go on waiting. #ImmigrationReform #PostalReform #UnemploymentBenefits
Easter is next Sunday, April 20, and while most Americans who observe it will spend a day or two at most doing so, the entire U.S. Congress began its annual Easter break on April 10 and won’t get back to doing “the peoples’ work” until April 28.
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The #VA says it has cut its backlog of unprocessed claims for #veterans disability benefits by 44 percent, and average waiting time is now “only” 140 days. #VeteransBenefits #AgentOrantge
The Veterans Administration (VA) says it has reduced its persistent backlog of unprocessed claims for disability benefits by 44% since March 2013, when the number of pending claims peaked at more than 611,000.
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Michael Lewis, author of "Flash Boys", says the market is rigged against the individual investor. Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says that's not even the worst of it.
On May 6, 2010, the stock market plummeted 10% within seconds. Most experts believe this flash crash was created by a computer glitch, although the exact
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The male-female pay gap is much smaller among government workers, so if more government workers are hired, the overall nationwide pay gap will go down. At least that’s the logic of the main government workers’ union. #PayGap #FederalEmpolyees #AFGE
If President Obama really wants to close the pay gap between men and women, he should replace government contract workers with regular federal employees, according to the largest union representing federal employees.
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Of course you’re not jerk. But you might have been jerked around or at least embarrassed by the Jerk.com scam. #Jerk.com #FTC #OnlineScams
You are not a jerk, but you may have been jerked around by Jerk.com, a social media website that labeled millions of people a “jerk,” then tried to charge them money to improve their image, according to the FTC.
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Like a $52 million contract that had been illegally “modified” and awarded to “a company owned by the spouse of a contractor employee.” #GovernmentWaste #StateDepartment
The U.S. State Department is unable to properly account for $6 billion spent on third-party contracts over the last six years, according to the agency’s office of inspector general (OIG).
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U.S. nursing homes operators provide safe and competent medical care. Right? Not so much, according to a Health Department inspector general. #nursinghomes
Quality of medical care in US nursing homes decreasing, government probe shows.
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The #TSA says its plan will better protect – without arming – its airport security officers. #GunControl #WarOnTerror
After the shooting death of a security screener in Los Angeles last year, the TSA has released recommendations intended to improve workplace safety for its airport-based employees.
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