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Federal Spending on Disaster Relief is Out of Control

According to an April 29, 2013 article in The Washington Post, the federal government is spending more than previously thought on disaster relief.

For USPS, Time is Running Out

Yesterday, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the fiscal straits faced by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Sugar! Oh, Help Me, Help Me!

Sugar, Sugar” was the Number One single of 1969.

Sen. Harry Reid Hits a New Low

On Monday evening, March 18, seven U.S. Marines from North Carolina were tragically killed in a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.

Obamacare Implementation: Delay and Do a Lot!

In the previous decade, Democrats joked about what they perceived to be Republican obstructionism in the U.S. House of Representatives by invoking the double-entendre epithet, “DeLay and Doolittle.”

Crisis in Cyprus – A Prologue for US?

No doubt many of you are aware of the financial crisis in Cyprus, a small country in the Mediterranean located near Turkey.  The politicians in Cyprus, in an effort to prevent the country from going into bankruptcy, hatched a plan to seize  – No STEAL – up to ten percent of  the personal bank accounts of its citizens.  Cyprus has very close ties to Greece, one of the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) that have huge debts and are the weakest economic sisters in the Eurozone.

The Emperor's New Clothes?

President Obama and his minions have been wringing their hands and warning us that the nation will face catastrophic hardships as the sequester is implemented.

Illinois: Land of Winkin'...and Nudgin' (Say No More!)

On Monday of this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it was suing the state of Illinois over a lawsuit that alleged that state officials had mislead investors over the health of their pension funds between 2005 and 2009.

GOP Budget: We Balance, They Don’t

Welcome to “Extreme Sports: Capitol Hill Edition.”

Medicare Costs per Beneficiary are Skyrocketing

Although one of the main drivers of Medicare’s unsustainable cost structure is that as the baby boomer generation retires, more people will be enlisting and using its services, this is not the only driver.

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