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Apr 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Zero Hedge: We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the ...

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Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau. In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program ...

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Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: April 15 is a hard day for many, as their annual federal tax bill comes due. But it could have been worse. According to a new report, President Obama has sought 442 tax increases since taking office, though most have died because of congressional opposition. Having included 93 new taxes in his fiscal ...

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Apr 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

The stock market has been falsely propped up by Obama's endless printing of fake money, the end is near... Excerpted from CNBC: U.S. stocks declined sharply for a second session Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite tallying its third weekly drop, after JPMorgan Chase posted ...

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Apr 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A Democrat-backed bill aimed at curbing paycheck discrimination against women failed to clear a key Senate hurdle on Wednesday, as Republicans blocked the measure amid concerns from business groups. The bill fell short on a 53-44 vote. It needed 60 to advance. It was the third consecutive election year in which ...

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Apr 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Obama signed two executive actions Tuesday aimed at strengthening existing equal pay laws. Both actions could make it easier for some workers to find out how much their colleagues are making, and as a result, whether or not they are being compensated fairly. The move comes on what is dubbed ...

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Apr 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: “In the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America’s progress or our people. And that’s what the Affordable Care Act represents.” President Obama, who made that statement last week, has never ...

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Apr 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The number of women who were unemployed in the United States climbed 180,000 in March, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, there were 4,850,000 unemployed women, 180,000 more than the 4,670,000 American women were unemployed in February, according to BLS. At the same time, the unemployment rate for ...

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Apr 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead, according to a new survey. The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers—those with 10,000 or more employees—asking what costs they expect to incur from Obamacare over ...

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Apr 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

HOUSTON — Texas is producing about 36 percent of the country’s crude oil — three times more than any other state, according to the latest monthly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas pumped nearly 2.9 million barrels of crude daily of the 7.9 million barrels produced nationwide in January, the latest month for which ...

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Apr 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from On The Money: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes to cut $5.1 trillion over a decade in a bid to erase the federal deficit, while calling once again for dramatic changes to Medicare, Medicaid and the tax code. The nearly 100-page blueprint is likely be the last formal ...

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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - Ninety-four percent of the electricity generated in the United States in 2013 came from nuclear reactors, dams, and fossil fuels--including petroleum, natural gas, other gases, and coal--according to a new report from the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration. Only 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity during the year came from solar-power sources, and another 4.1 ...

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Mar 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FT: The US is losing its edge as an employment powerhouse where the vast majority of people have a job or are looking for one, after its labour participation rate fell behind the UK’s for the first time since 1978. The diverging trends between the US and the UK come as central bankers in both ...

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Mar 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: With only a few years left in the White House, Barack Obama is now the most “internationally well-traveled” president through five years, according to a new report from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation. He is also “flying the most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date.” Citing data obtained recently by the Washington Examiner, ...

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Mar 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The federal government has increased its debt by $811,699,611,000.51—borrowing $7,057.89 per U.S. household—in the five months that have elapsed since Oct. 16, 2013. That is the day the House Republican leadership agreed to a deal with President Barack Obama to pass legislation ending a two-week partial government shutdown. The deal funded the government into ...

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Mar 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg View: This column is not about working too hard, or the dangers of high cholesterol, or lack of exercise. It is about a rash of suicides within the financial community. What this actually means is less certain than the reporting on it might imply. Yesterday, 47-year-old Edmund Reilly, a trader at the Vertical ...

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Mar 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - "For millions of families in the United States, childcare is their single largest household expense at nearly $15,000 a year," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday in a speech on the Senate floor. "And in an economy where most families have two working parents, childcare isn't a luxury -- it's a necessity." The ...

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Mar 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments into bankruptcy crises all across the state. No place has more trouble than Chicago, prompting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to warn that property taxes will have to ...

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Mar 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Washington (AP) — President Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said. The directive is meant to help salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, who may be expected to work more ...

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Mar 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Washington Examiner: A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix. Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare's much higher costs for ...

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Mar 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: Fresh off the first family’s sixth annual winter vacation to the Hawaiian island of Oahu — billed to American taxpayers at a cost of $4 million — Michelle Obama and the first daughters Malia and Sasha will now jet off to China for over a week of much-needed sightseeing. President Barack Obama ...

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Mar 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Obama unveiled a $3.9 trillion budget plan on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and jobs training -- handing Democrats running for re-election a political playbook but angering Republicans who called the blueprint "irresponsible." The plan sent to Congress ...

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