Day: April 14, 2017

Advisers who have military ties

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Before he was elected president, Donald Trump told biographer Michael D’Antonio that his attendance at a military boarding school gave him “more training militarily than a lot of guys that go into the military.” As president, he has stacked his top echelon with guys who went into the military — and they are among those who advised the new president before he ordered 59 cruise missiles be launched into a Syrian air base. When Trump compared his years at New York Military Academy to military service, some veterans were quick to point out that Trump...

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Don’t let Washington cut Medicare

By GENE H. McINTYRE Any U.S. “senior” who’s been on Medicare long enough to use it, already knows how vital to saving one’s personal solvency it truly is.  What amazes is that there are actually persons elected to represent the American people in their respective districts who plan now to change Medicare so that it will increase its cost in premiums thousands of dollars per year, rendering its coverage unaffordable to many Americans who have already paid for it throughout their working lives. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan would jeopardize the current guaranteed level of Medicare coverage.  In its place would be “vouchers” or “premium supports”...

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