Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged on Friday with 17 counts of murder and various other charges, including attempted murder, in connection with the March 11 shooting deaths of Afghan civilians, a senior United States official said on Thursday [.....]
The new Republican anointed Congressional Budget Office is going to work fast to cut SS. By changing Social Security math to label beneficiaries as undeserving loafers. Using a switch from traditional 'median worker wages/benefits' to use of 'statistical means' which makes benefits for cohorts look 50% too generous. "those waiting for an opportunity to show that Social Security is excessively generous have pounced on the new CBO replacement rate number and publicized it in op-eds from coast-to-coast."