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Number Receiving Disability Benefits in PA Rise 50 Perccent

The number of people in Pennsylvania getting monthly disability benefits through Social Security is growing at an alarming rate. Social Security Administration data show more than 390,000 Pennsylvanians qualified for disability payments in 2011, the most recent year for which … Continue reading

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“Sudden, Harsh, Arbitrary’ Sequster Only 1.2 Percent of 2013 Spending

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama described the upcoming sequestration cuts as “sudden, harsh, arbitrary cuts,” claiming they would “devastate” important government functions and cost “hundreds of thousands of jobs.” However, according to Congressional Budget Office … Continue reading

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CBO: Debt Must Be Addressed

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf said that unless Congress gets the federal budget under control, stimulus spending policies will be a “drag” on the economy in the future as the government struggles to pay the increased debt. “If cuts … Continue reading

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