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Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a ...

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Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON • So much money to be had if you know where to look. The avalanche of cash that made Washington rich in the last decade has transformed the culture of a once staid capital and created a new wave of well-heeled insiders. The winners in the new Washington are not just the former senators, party consiglieri ...

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Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

My9 New Jersey Franklin Lakes, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare seems to be in the headlines every day because of all of the problems surrounding the launch. And while most realize the law is funded in part by the individual mandate and penalty tax, it is also being funded in ways that ...

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Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Washington — First, President Obama had to backtrack from his promise that if you like your health insurance plan, under Obamacare "you can keep it." Now, a new study is suggesting that, under Obamacare, "If you like your workweek, you can’t necessarily keep it, either." About 30 percent of small franchises and 12 percent of ...

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Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: Investigative author Edwin Black details how American taxpayers help fund Palestinian terrorists in his new book, ”Financing the Flames: How Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terror in Israel.” “As soon as a Palestinian terrorist murders an innocent civilian, blows up a bus, or commits any other ...

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Nov 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK – WikiLeaks published Wednesday the highly secret negotiated text for the controversial Intellectual Property Rights chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, treaty the Obama administration has been negotiating behind closed doors, without congressional input or approval. In February, WND first reported the Obama administration plans to ask Congress to grant fast-track authority to ...

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Nov 12, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent—the lowest it has been since ...

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Nov 11, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Food stamp enrollments have remained over 47 million for an unprecedented 13 consecutive months. According to the most recent figures available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the food stamp program, in August 2012, 47,102,765 individuals were enrolled in the program, known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition ...

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Nov 11, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: A record high 91,541,000 Americans did not participate in the labor force this October. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 932,000 people dropped out of the labor force last month, from at total of 90,609,000 in September to 91,541,000 in October. The BLS defines a person “[n]ot in ...

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Nov 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Big Government: On Friday, the Labor Department reported that 720,000 Americans left the labor force. This exodus pushed the labor force participation rate down to 62.8%, the lowest level since 1978. One out of three adults is neither working nor actively looking for work. Some observers attribute the sharp drop to the shutdown ...

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Nov 6, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday. The new measure is aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty, but does not replace ...

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Nov 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: A memo reportedly went out Monday from the corporate offices of David’s Bridal to store managers informing them that all employees have been moved from full-time to part-time as a result of Obamacare. The memo’s existence, was confirmed to The Daily Caller by 5 David’s Bridal employees, all reached at separate ...

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Nov 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 30, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg: The U.S. posted its smallest budget deficit in five years as employment gains helped propel revenue to a record. Spending exceeded receipts by $680.3 billion in the 12 months ended Sept. 30, the narrowest gap since 2008, compared with a $1.09 trillion shortfall in fiscal 2012, the Treasury Department said today in Washington. ...

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Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car. The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the ...

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Oct 24, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNN MONEY: The number of homeless students in U.S. public schools is at an all-time high, according to new data. There were 1.2 million homeless students during the 2011-12 academic year, from preschool all the way through high school. That's up 10% from last year and 72% from the start of the recession, ...

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Oct 24, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from ROLL CALL: Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that he expected little more from the formal House-Senate budget conference than some relief from automatic spending cuts under sequestration. The Nevada Democrat called the suggestion of a “grand bargain” including an overhaul of entitlement programs “happy talk.” “I hope that we can do some stuff to ...

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Oct 23, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to reverse a ruling blocking the newspaper from receiving data on how much the federal government pays to stores that redeeem food stamp benefits. Jon Arneson, an attorney for the newspaper, told a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

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Oct 23, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: New research from the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee shows that over the last 5 years, the U.S. has spent about $3.7 trillion on welfare. Here's a chart, showing that spending versus transportation, education, and NASA spending: "We have just concluded the 5th fiscal year since President Obama took office. During ...

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Oct 22, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if ...

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Oct 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: U.S. debt jumped a record $328 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress sealed this week. The debt now equals $17.075 trillion, according to figures the Treasury Department posted online on Friday. The $328 billion increase shattered the previous ...

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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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