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Vin Scully Says Goodbye

Written by Gary North on September 24, 2016

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The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers is retiring after 67 years. Los Angeles had the two best sports announcers ever: Chick Hearn (basketball) and Vin Scully. Hearn was flawless until the very end. He fell off a ladder at age 85 and suffered a fatal concussion. I wrote an obituary: “I Always Wanted to […]

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A Government Employee Calls Me Out

Written by Gary North on July 2, 2016

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I posted a video on high-income retired state employees. A self-righteous, self-pitying government employee was incensed. You cannot be talking about me or any of my fellow government victims. In 2003, a hundred or so of us, wotking for the Superintendant of Document, the US Government Printing Office, the Bookstore Branch, were pushed out of […]

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Paycheck to Paycheck: Don’t Get Fired!

Written by Gary North on April 18, 2015

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Thrift? What’s that? This is the outlook of most Americans. It affects even the high-income crowd. Even wealthier Americans are struggling to save enough for retirement, according to a new survey. The report, released Thursday by SunTrust, found that even among households with incomes of $75,000 or more, roughly a third live paycheck to paycheck […]

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State Pension, Septuple-Dipping: $176,000

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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The man would take it if he were not earning over $278,000 a year. As a municipal court judge in Toms River, Damian G. Murray was paid $64,000 last year to hear cases about traffic violations, neighborhood complaints and minor fist fights. But add in six other towns, all paying him between $11,000 and $54,000, […]

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Salaried Women Over 50 Plan Not to Retire

Posted on April 7, 2015

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By Kerry Hannon When I ask my working girlfriends when they plan to retire, or if they plan to retire, I usually get a quizzical look — and then a shrug. Most of them are in their 50s and 60s and they all seem to think the notion of not working for pay is rather […]

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