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Rusty By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – About Computing COLA and Congressional Pay Increases   Dear Rusty: What determines the amount of the cost of living increase for Social Security as...

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The First Thanksgiving

Four hundred years ago, the Pilgrims of Massachusetts held their first Thanksgiving. Four hundred and two years ago, the first American Thanksgiving was held. What’s the distinction? Read on. Most Americans recall the story of the Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620 and arrived in what...

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Social Security Matters

By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Why Is My Medicare Part B Premium So High?   Dear Rusty: Social Security is deducting $297 per month for my Medicare Part B coverage. I have what's called...

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The Trouble With the Infrastructure Bill

Infrastructure is a topic with which most people are familiar. It’s something that impacts them; they regularly travel on a road which could use fixing or see a need for a new road to make their travels easier. The need for action is apparent, but the specifics of that action...

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Social Security Matters

  By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – About Paying SS Tax While Still Working   Dear Rusty: Upon being let go in 2009 at age 65 from my full-time job of 30 years, I immediately...

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Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who served our country in the United States Armed Forces. We set aside this day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year, to pay tribute to those who risked, and sometimes gave, all. Because we recognize the importance of...

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Social Security Matters

By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Is Waiting until 70 Still the Best Plan to Maximize Social Security?   Dear Rusty: My wife started her Social Security at 62 in March 2017 and I filed...

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A Failure to Govern

John F. Kennedy said that “to govern is to choose.” The Democrats running Washington have had a hard time choosing lately. It should come as no surprise, then, that they have not done too well at governing, either. Instead of addressing the pressing issues our country faces like historic inflation,...

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Social Security Matters

Rusty By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Is Taxing Social Security Fair?   Dear Rusty: Taxing Social Security benefits isn’t fair. It would benefit everyone if seniors could earn as...

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A Historic Failure at the Border

Joe Biden recently presided over a historic achievement, but unfortunately not an achievement worth celebrating. According to the Washington Post, more illegal immigrants were arrested along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2021 than ever before recorded. More than 1.7 million migrants were encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection....

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