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May 2, 2014 Comments Off Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - A record 92,594,000 Americans were not in the labor force in April as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In March, according to BLS's non-seasonally adjusted data, there were 91,630,000 Americans not in the labor force. In ...

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Apr 30, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Related - ‘Barely Discernable Growth’: U.S. Economy Grinds To A Halt Washington Free Beacon: Market Watch reported that the economists it surveyed had expected growth of 1 percent: Wall Street expected a poor number, but the weakness appeared even more widespread than had been forecast. Investment in business equipment and residential home construction ...

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Apr 30, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

We would all be richer if it weren't for these regulations...that's what Dems do, always: make Americans poorer. Excerpted from Investors Business Daily: After years of rapid growth during the Obama administration, the cost of federal regulations is now bigger than the entire economies of all but nine countries in the world. That's according to the latest ...

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Apr 30, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Financial Times: The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading statistical agencies. The US has been the ...

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Apr 28, 2014 Comments Off Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) - The real median income of American men who work full-time, year-round peaked forty years ago in 1973, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1973, median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $51,670 in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars. The median earnings of men who work full-time year-round have never been ...

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Apr 28, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked. A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. ...

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Apr 25, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Todd Starnes: Brandon Jenkins was denied entry to a radiation therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County because of his Christian faith and was advised to not wear his religion on his sleeve, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges. Now, I have to admit to being a bit skeptical when I ...

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Apr 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three ...

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Apr 22, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY TIMES: The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last ...

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Apr 22, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - In the budget proposal he presented to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed on the American people, according to the analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office. Under Obama’s proposal, taxes would rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic ...

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Apr 19, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Knoxville, Tenn. (CBS DC) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.” Speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, the longest-serving justice currently on the bench was asked by a student about the constitutionality ...

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Apr 16, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNS NEWS: Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and ...

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Apr 16, 2014 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 8, 2014 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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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