Tag archives: social security

Medicare Explained
By Christopher Gallo   |   April 16, 2020

Most people think of Medicare as the health insurance nirvana: get to age 65 and there’s a free healthcare plan waiting to take you through retirement. With political debate centering around expanding the program, it’s important to understand what it will provide and what it won’t. First, who qualifies? With more than 50 million people […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   August 29, 2019

No Fly Zones With recent helicopter traffic that has increased in our neighborhood over the last few years, the application for a private helicopter pad by Pat Nesbitt will open the door and set a precedent for more. If granted, the impact will compromise the integrity of our communities, disrupt our environment, safety, privacy, wildlife, […]

A Closer Look at Federal Income Taxes
By Bob Hazard   |   May 2, 2019

On or before April 15, 141 million U.S. taxpayers voluntarily shipped to Washington an estimated $1.7 trillion in individual income tax dollars, or about half of all federal revenues, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Taxpayers grappled with a federal tax code that is 73,954 pages long, which Albert Einstein called, “the hardest thing […]