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  2. Social Security shortfall: Trust fund to run dry in 2035, trustees predict Social Security’s Opens a New Window. reserve funds are expected to be depleted in 2035, at which time the program will no longer be able to pay out benefits Opens a New Window. in full. That’s according to the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees report released on Monday, which said total costs of the program, which covers the old age and disability insurance programs, will exceed income in 2020 – for the first time since 1982. That’s two years later than projected last year, but means the program will have to dip into its reserves to cover benefits at that time. By 2035 those reserves will be depleted, and 80 percent of benefits will be payable. In 2018, the trustees forecast that 100 percent of benefits would be covered through 2034, meaning the trust fund gained an extra year before expected depletion. However, the trustees are still urging lawmakers to take action sooner than later. “Both Social Security and Medicare face long-term financing shortfalls under currently scheduled benefits and financing,” the trustees wrote. Taken separately, the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) trust fund will have enough reserves to pay full benefits through 2034. The Social Security disability fund, however, will not run out until 2052, about two decades later than what last year’s report projected. That change was attributed to a decline in disabled-worker applications and disability incidence rates. Click on the link for the full article
  3. Wildbunny

    2019 ES GMs Mock Draft - Final!

    Dutch guys don't know squat about girls...
  4. Momma There Goes That Man

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    This is my favorite idea for season 8 yet.
  5. bowhunter

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Will Grier - 30 and for those curious 2018 Josh Rosen - 29
  6. clietas

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    So anyone have any idea how much time has passed over the course of the series? It cant be to much since little Sam is still a baby right?
  7. SkinsFTW

    Those were the days...(a pictorial)

    Dan and Vinny enjoying their first Redskins game together in 1999 (Dallas comes back late in 4th) FULL ARTICLE http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/redskins/longterm/1999/gamerep/week1/notes13.htm
  8. Remove one elective maybe. I only had to take 3 social studies classes in high school in Virginia. US History, Government, and a choice between World History and Geography. Could of just added geography as a requirement I think and had social studies all four years.
  9. China

    Random Thought Thread

    You post that without a link? What, is it not out yet? Are you just getting my hopes up to crush them later? Are you just a cruel tease?
  10. max21

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    That would be so awesome. I keep hearing that the show couldn’t afford dire wolves (but then saw Ghost last night) so if they did that I would probably get a half chub
  11. Would agree, but what gets left out to include a more rigorous geography curriculum?
  12. Malapropismic Depository

    The "Ask a Mechanic" Thread

    I've had this problem happen with multiple cars. The buttons stick, on the steering wheel. Namely the cruise control. Somehow, the same button gets stuck in each car. Is this an easy fix ? Can I lube it without damaging other sensitive parts around it ? Do I need to remove part of the steering wheel ?
  13. skins2victory

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Minshew is still my late round guy. Has the smarts. Average size but large hands. He is a quick decision maker. Has the swagger and the IT FACTOR. He wont be ready this year, but we don't need him to be. If he lasts till the 5th or 6th he is a steal all day. Let him develop behind Case and Cult.
  14. ConnSKINS26

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Doug Williams looking like Admiral Ackbar for some reason
  15. BRAVEONAWARPATH

    The Official Maryland Terrapins Thread

  16. China

    Uplifting Stories Thread

    @Renegade7 here you go: ‘I Just Try My Hardest’ | 10-Year-Old Maryland Girl Born Without Hands Wins Handwriting Contest FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Sara Hinesley is your typical 10-year-old girl, but this resilient girl is overcoming obstacles with a smile. Sara is a remarkable student who’s proving when it comes to academics, nothing will stop her. “I like to play, I like to watch TV,” Hinesley said, who recently came to the U.S. from China. She excels in the classroom at St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick and she recently won a national handwriting contest that recognized for her excellence in cursive, the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. “I think’s it’s kind of hard — well sometimes easy and sometimes kind of hard — cause you don’t really remember all the letters to write,” Sara said. All the more remarkable because Sara was born without hands. Her sister Veronica wanted to help, so in science class she built an artificial hand for Sara so they could play together. Click on the link for the full article
  17. Malapropismic Depository

    Starting QB 2019???

    Not only is that a bad idea, but I don't see them doing that. For the same exact reason they were careful not to overpay Cousins. They realize this team is not built to win if they put most of their stock in the QB position, no matter how good he is. Take everything with a grain of salt, that you hear a Front Office say BEFORE the draft.
  18. bakedtater1

    Starting QB 2019???

    Oh dear gods the skins better not trade up to 3 and trade away a bunch of stuff... Unacceptable!
  19. So now its 18 angry Democrats instead of the previous 13 very angry Democrats.
  20. If so, that's even more credit to Tomsy, since Brantley's career was spiraling down when he arrived here.
  21. And they apparently really like Caleb Brantley as well.
  22. Malapropismic Depository

    Anything MMA, except thumb wrestling

    Another MMA fighter dies. Rodrigo de Lima intentionally hit by a car, after an altercation.
  23. skins2victory

    Starting QB 2019???

    -Doug said today that a trade down would be much more likely than a trade up. I for one sure hope this is true. -Trading up for Haskins sounds like a terrible idea to me. But trading up to the number 3 spot of the Jets, which some are rumoring would cost the house and then some. I can't think of a much worse way to spend Thursday night watching that poop show.
  24. I lucked out that 4th grade was state history/geography in NC. In Virginia it was 3rd grade which is where I lived the previous year. Then 5th grade was US history/geography. No reason tho that geography shouldn't be required in high school tho. I chose to take world history instead. Would have been nice if both were required.
  25. On evaluating a wide receiver: "I think when you look across this league at this particular time when you talk about a receiver basically what I think what we need and what we’ve talked about is what you call a ‘go-to-guy'. And that guy you know in tough times, no matter the situation. He’s going to be able to make plays for you - a tough guy who will go across the middle, a guy that will block for you, the guys that wants the football." All I could think about was Pierre Garcon when I read that. The Rook
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