I am John T. Koraska, MSgt, USAF, Retired (age 73). While in the service (1954 – 1974), I was a Communications Intelligence Analyst/Reporter. Although paid by the USAF, most of my duties were under the operational control of the National Security Agency (NSA). I held clearances of Top Secret, Cryptographic, and was indoctrinated for Codeword (Special Intelligence) with access to compartmented information (projects and intelligence). Much of my career was spent overseas in places that were not tourist attractions (Libya, Turkey, Shemya, Alaska and Vietnam).
I have used this analytical ability (acquired at taxpayer expense), to research and analyze US government tax and welfare programs, policies and enabling legal statutes. In recent years my focus has been to discover how and why the most powerful country in history has transformed itself from creditor to debtor status.