defense budget

How much does inflation actually matter to DoD and can it be fixed?

Congress says DoD’s budget isn’t big enough for price increases, however lawmakers hold the purse strings

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Defense Industrial Base faces short and long term challenges

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Six weeks in, and salary is the hottest issue for 2022

Inflation, which is a new thing for younger feds, will heat up the debate over federal pay, pay parity and pay raises.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, new $1 bills are cut and stacked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. It would be the token of all tokens: a $1 trillion coin, minted by the U.S. government, then cashed in to flood the treasury with cash and solve a political impasse over suspending the debt limit. The idea is getting some attention in Washington as an Oct. 18 deadline approaches, with Democrats and Republicans deadlocked over how to stave off an unprecedented credit default.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Inflation, debt, retirement: A bad mix

In case you hadn’t noticed, inflation is at a 20 year high. And this may be the new normal, according to some experts. That’s the not-so-good news.

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Why that 5.9% COLA is bad news

While certainly relief to Social Security recipients, that big adjustment is a sign of a scary economy.

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