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 51 
 on: 02-15-18 at 05:24 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by lazyexaminer

Changing the pension output for people mid career (if it comes to that) is just a shitty bait and switch. They might as well claw back all the TSP matching contributions they've made too. I realize that this is often just how it is these days, but I don't have to be happy about the possibility.

is that more or less shitty than what the feds will probably do to us who have paid into social security for 20, 30 years, by changing social security benefits based on our wealth and income?

So are you saying I can't complain about stuff if others also have it bad?

I suppose I could retort, if you're worried about means testing you're probably gonna be alright?

Or how about, they both suck and I don't have to pick one? And maybe if they do both I'll get to enjoy both!

 52 
 on: 02-15-18 at 04:24 pm 
Started by kokes - Last post by Rabid Levity
Hello Kokes.  I do not think I would be posting the contents of a patent application publicly as yet, until such time as it will publish normally at the USPTO, which is 18 months after you file it.  Or did you file a provisional patent application?  Those do not publish.

Either way, you may want to consider deleting your most recent post, containing the explicit information about your invention.

Also, you should take what you have filed to a patent attorney or patent agent and see if they can help you with some of the fundamental requirements.

Good luck to you.

 53 
 on: 02-15-18 at 04:23 pm 
Started by kokes - Last post by MYK
You do realize that by posting all these details here, publicly, you are putting the patentability of your invention at risk?

 54 
 on: 02-15-18 at 04:21 pm 
Started by IPlawhopeful18 - Last post by MYK
1) By "engineering math" I am guessing you mean a mix of calculus, linear algebra, maybe some diffeqs, and similar basics.  This doesn't count toward the required coursework.

2) Your programming class probably counts.

3) I don't know about the research credits.

Only OED can give you a meaningful answer.  The only time they give out that answer is when you apply and supply your credentials for them to evaluate.

 55 
 on: 02-15-18 at 04:19 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by Rabid Levity

Changing the pension output for people mid career (if it comes to that) is just a shitty bait and switch. They might as well claw back all the TSP matching contributions they've made too. I realize that this is often just how it is these days, but I don't have to be happy about the possibility.

is that more or less shitty than what the feds will probably do to us who have paid into social security for 20, 30 years, by changing social security benefits based on our wealth and income?


It sounds as if you may be talking about means testing for social security insurance retirement benefits.  I have heard this notion floated from time to time but do not know if it has gotten much traction in the US.

Often when people discuss it they point to Canada, which does means test government retirement benefits.  However, they often miss a key distinction between the CA and US systems.

In CA, the tax funding the pension is a general tax.  In the US, it is a special tax, levied against one's after-tax income. 

That is, in the US the person pays income tax on that money, as if they had received the money in their pay, and then voluntarily invested it in a retirements benefit program.

If they begin means testing of social security retirement benefits in the US, would they first need to refund one such as yourself the 30 years' worth of federal income taxes you had paid on those monies?  If they do not, would you (those means-tested out, in the aggregate) have some basis for federal suit?

As it is now, the person who exceeds the SSA taxable wage base each year pays into the system approximately 2.5 times what the person making the average pay in the US pays in.  That person who exceeds the TWB can (will, under the system today) get more in benefits than the person who makes an average wage, but I do not think the difference is 2.5 times. 

 56 
 on: 02-15-18 at 03:58 pm 
Started by OrgChemPhD_Agent - Last post by OrgChemPhD_Agent
Thanks everyone for your input.  Very helpful!

 57 
 on: 02-15-18 at 03:43 pm 
Started by CharlesJones - Last post by blakesq
I started with Jamison when I first went solo over 10 years ago, switched to other companies who marginally beat Jamison's prices, but they stopped offering IP law insurance, so am now back with Jamison. 

 58 
 on: 02-15-18 at 03:40 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by blakesq

Changing the pension output for people mid career (if it comes to that) is just a shitty bait and switch. They might as well claw back all the TSP matching contributions they've made too. I realize that this is often just how it is these days, but I don't have to be happy about the possibility.

is that more or less shitty than what the feds will probably do to us who have paid into social security for 20, 30 years, by changing social security benefits based on our wealth and income?

 59 
 on: 02-15-18 at 03:25 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by abc123

Changing the pension output for people mid career (if it comes to that) is just a shitty bait and switch.

I agree with that.

 60 
 on: 02-15-18 at 02:07 pm 
Started by oxfordrama - Last post by ThomasPaine
I have a feeling somebody's got an entire case full of participation trophies.

Good for you.

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