According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the time to be in the health care field has never been better as 9 of the 10 top paying jobs in America are found within the medical field. Surgeons and anesthesiologists are at the top of the field. The highest paying job outside of medicine? Chief Executives.
The Republican field for 2012 is slowly taking shape. The field thus far is former Minnesota Governor, Tim Pawlenty, Heman Cain, a former pizza magnate and Mitt Romney who ran in 2008 and is making plans to run again in 2012. In recent weeks, we have seen a plethora of candidates dropping out of the race ranging from Donald Trump, Mitch Daniels and Mike Huckabee while potential candidates such as Sarah Palin have yet to declare their plans. With primary voting set to begin in approximately eight months, the field currently mounting is certainly an interesting one.
Federal officials from both parties are beginning to examine the Federal pension system as a way to make a dent in the nations debt. In bi-partisan talks, both parties are in agreement that raising the amount that employees pay into their pension plan ought to be raised. The article makes extensive comparisons between public and private pension systems as a method of framing the issue. Regardless, it begs the question, will this actually make a significant impact on the national debt or will it be more symbolic than anything.