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Byron McNutt

People Make the Difference


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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

 



Lenient judges visit the woodshed
By Byron McNutt

WE HAVE A problem in this country when 191 of the most lenient administrative law judges have approved more than 85% of Social Security disability claims they heard from 2005 to 2013 at a cost to taxpayers of $153 billion.

Most of those claims had been denied one or two times previously by Social Security workers in state offices. This act of rubber-stamping claims results in lifetime payments to many people and has led to a recent hearing by the U.S. House Oversight Committee chaired by Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.)

Keep in mind, lifetime benefits average

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:03 PM
 
Can we fix that which is broken?
By Byron McNutt

WE ALL KNOW that if you work with something long enough it is bound to break.

Has there ever been a time in recent memory when it seemed there were so many things that are broken?

There’s a lot of talk today about what is broken in America. Are we just being to critical? Is it a lack of patience? Is it a result magnified by the 24/7 news cycle?

Are we looking for excuses as to

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:14 AM
 
What we learn from our fathers
By Byron McNutt

IT HAS BEEN said: One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters. It is important to have a father in the home for the life lessons he can pass on to his children.

New babies make men out of fathers and boys out of grandfathers. The best years of fatherhood are when your kids are old enough to wash your car but too young to drive it. Many a father works hard to keep the wolf from the door, then his daughter grows up

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:25 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:27 AM )
 
Insightful observations from 1955
By Byron McNutt

IF YOU’RE AT least 60 years old, you need to share the following with your children and grandchildren. These are comments made by folks in the mid-1950s and are in stark contrast with how we live today.

Sure, times have changed. Young folks today can’t imagine how their grandparents and great grandparents, recovering from World War II and the Korean War, could possibly live and support a family while earning less than $100 a week.

There is a movement today about raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, or as high as $15 per hour. Well, back in 1955, the federal minimum wage was raised from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour Aug. 12.

I’ve heard people say they think they had more

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:08 AM
 
Endeavor to make a difference
By Byron McNutt

ANOTHER SCHOOL year is drawing to a close. In the next few weeks there will be words of wisdom offered to this year’s graduates.

Parents, teachers and representatives from all walks of life will provide encouragement as these young men and women take their place in the world.

At a few universities, graduating seniors used social media

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:53 PM
 
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