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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – How Do I Get My Social Security As Soon As Possible? Letter to the Editor Dear Rusty: I am a few weeks away from my 61st birthday in November 2022. I was wondering how far in advance of my 62nd birthday next year should I file my Social Security benefits paperwork in

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Why Don’t I Get Annual Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)? Dear Rusty: I get a NET amount of $210 from Social Security plus get an alimony check of $1,400. Other people I know get a COLA increase every year, but I was told I am not eligible? But no reason was given.

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Pinocchio and Madam not a clue

By: Frank Burkett I wonder if those that voted for Pinocchio and Madam not a clue, POTUS Joe Biden and VPOTUS Kamala Harris, are satisfied that they did the right thing? Are they, and we better off now, than we were in the Trump years? POTUS loves to play the blame game, pointing fingers everywhere

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2022 Early Voting

By: Frank Burkett (Opinion) Forty-five states and DC allow early voting in general and also midterm elections, but why allow in some cases up to forty-six days for early voting? Even though we had the pandemic during the 2020 election, a couple of weeks to me seem extreme. The least days of early voting are

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Buried Treasure

By: Dr. Don Kuehle United Methodist, Retired Jackson,  Missouri (Letter to the Editor)    A friend of mine was on vacation. Being an amateur treasure-hunter, he took his geiger counter with him. He had camped in a  mountain meadow, enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. One morning as he walked across the meadow, geiger counter

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Storming our Southern border

By: Frank Burkett Illegal’s storming our Southern border, and Governors Greg Abbott TX, and Ron DeSantis FL is asking the immigrants where they want to go in the U.S., after they have been properly processed. Perhaps they were coached some, but Ron DeSantis recently, has sent a plane load of 50 to Cape Cod. Finally

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The majority of seniors are homebodies at heart

By John Grimaldi   “Be it ever so humble there is no place like home!” It’s a comforting old ditty. But, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], it’s also the wish of the vast numbers of seniors. AMAC’s CEO, Rebecca Weber, cites a survey conducted by the American Advisors Group [AAG], that

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Biden’s huge spending bill

By: Frank Burkett A prior LTTE of months ago, I alluded to the contested presidential elections of 2000, 2016 and 2020. But they were not the only contested ones in our history. There have been seven others in the following years, 1824,1860, 1875, 1888, 1912, 1948, and 1960. Now that I got that off my

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Cover up by the FBI

By: Frank Burkett The Democratic Politicos in Washington, DC are gnashing their teeth, and scrambling for excuses to show that the Justice Department’s order, to the FBI, to raid Donald Trump’s private residence was lawful. Yes the search warrant was probably valid, but picking up anything they wanted is a little extreme. Oh! They said,

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Surviving Spouse Benefits Explained Dear Rusty: If I file at age 63 what percentage does my wife receive if I die? Does this percentage change if I wait to file closer to my full retirement age? And what does my wife receive if I die before I file for my benefits? Signed:

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