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Oct 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Buried inside the new stopgap spending bill are several goodies, including nearly quadrupling the maximum price of a dam project on the Ohio River that is turning into a boondoggle — up to nearly $3 billion. The bill also includes $174,000 of taxpayer money for the widow of the late Sen. Frank ...

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Oct 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Food stamps are the most inefficient, vastly expanding social welfare program in the country, according to a new study. Forty-seven million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, and costs have increased over 358 percent since 2000. The increase in recent years cannot be attributed ...

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Oct 17, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Excerpted from The Foundry: Timing is everything. And just as Congress’s focus seems to be drifting from Obamacare’s ravages on the economy, Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election. That reason is becoming clear as person after person opens the mail. Insurance costs are going up. For many, not ...

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Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Aaron Klein: Despite the government shutdown, the Obama administration has continued secret negotiations to complete what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The expansive plan is a proposed free-trade agreement between the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. The agreement would create new guidelines for ...

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Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNBC: Fitch Ratings put the US government's "AAA" credit rating on 'rating watch negative' Tuesday, saying that the standstill on the U.S. debt ceiling negotiations risks undermining the effectiveness of the country's government and political institutions. U.S. stock index futures fell. "Although ...

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Oct 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Some American women struggling with the current economy have come up with a solution to their fiscal woes: they’re selling hair, breast milk, and eggs, according to Bloomberg. One such American, April Hare, said, ““I was just trying to find ways to make money, and I remembered Jo from ‘Little Women,’ ...

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Oct 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama used his Saturday radio address to press for an end to "this Republican shutdown" and for an increase in the debt limit. "It wouldn't be wise," he said, "to just kick the debt-ceiling can down the road for a couple months, and flirt with a first-ever intentional default right in the ...

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Oct 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The chief of the International Monetary Fund said Sunday the United States’ stalemate over spending and its debt limit is “very, very concerning” and has rocked the organization’s annual meeting in Washington. Christine Lagarde said things had been looking up around the world. Speaking with hundreds of finance ministers around the world, ...

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Oct 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from IBTIMES: China's official news agency has called for the creation of a "de-Americanised world", saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government. Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, prisoner torturer and ...

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Oct 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Floor Action: Senate Republicans on Saturday blocked a bid by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to extend the nation’s debt limit until after the 2014 midterm elections. In an 53-45 vote, the Senate failed to win the 60 votes necessary to advance the debt-limit measure to a floor debate. The bill would increase ...

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Oct 10, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: President Barack Obama has turned down an offer from House Republicans to raise the debt ceiling and allow the federal government to continue borrowing money after it reaches the so-called debt ceiling next week. After a 90-minute meeting at the White House, Obama and House Republicans issued statements explaining that they ...

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Oct 10, 2013 Comments Off iResist

Posted by Jeff Rainforth: Excerpted from iCaucus.org: The mission of iCaucus is to increase the effectiveness of United States voters in utilizing their proper Constitutional role in the management of their own government; first through comprehensive education and secondly through participation in the candidate identification and election process to ensure principled representation based upon Fiscal Responsibility through ...

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Oct 9, 2013 Comments Off spratico

Excerpted from Washington Post - One of the nation’s top credit-rating agencies says that the U.S. Treasury Department is likely to continue paying interest on the government’s debt even if Congress fails to lift the limit on borrowing next week, preserving the nation’s sterling AAA credit rating. In a memo being circulated on Capitol Hill Wednesday, ...

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Oct 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from ON THE MONEY: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is moving legislation to push the debt limit until Dec. 31, 2014, well beyond next year’s midterm election. Senate aides estimate the bill would increase federal borrowing authority by about $1.1 trillion. The administration estimates the nation will hit the upper bounds of its $16.7 trillion ...

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Oct 5, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - In general terms, politicians and the press may be referring to what has been happening in Washington, D.C., over the past few days as a government "shutdown" or a "partial government shutdown," but the actual accounting sheets of the U.S. Treasury show that massive amounts of taxed and borrowed money were flowing in ...

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Oct 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: Although President Barack Obama has said that negotiating over the debt ceiling would be unprecedented, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace isn’t buying it. “The White House keeps saying, the president says this has never happened before, we’ve never had a negotiation on the debt limit,” Wallace told POLITICO for this week’s “Turn ...

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Oct 3, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: A default on the nation's debt could thrust the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression, and even a prolonged standoff could do significant economic harm, according to a new study released Thursday by the Treasury Department. The report ratchets up pressure on congressional Republicans looking to extract significant concessions ...

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Oct 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FLOOR ACTION: The House approved three targeted spending resolutions to the Senate on Wednesday, daring Senate Democrats to vote against measures to immediately fund the District of Columbia, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Park Service. The bills are part of the House Republican plan to pass spending bills in areas ...

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Oct 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 30, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

ObamaCare is a war on the middle class. Excerpted from The Guardian: US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate Trend sparks fears among low-paid workers that they will be hit twice: by having earnings cut and paying more for healthcare Avita Samuels has worked at the Mall of America in Minneapolis for the last four ...

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Sep 30, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 26, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

My9 New Jersey Neptune, New Jersey (My9NJ) - New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of doctors. In fact, it’s projected that by 2020 the state will be about 3,000 primary care physicians short of what is needed to give optimal health care. So why are doctors fleeing the Garden State? According to Deborah Briggs, the President and CEO ...

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Sep 25, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Reuters - California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, although the increase will take place gradually until 2016 under a bill signed into law by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday. The law raises minimum pay in the most populous state from ...

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