Category Archives: National News

Federal Tax Revenues Set Record Through May; Feds Still Running $436B Deficit

(CNSNews.com) – Federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in fiscal 2014, as the federal government’s total receipts for the fiscal year closed May at an unprecedented $1,934,919,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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More Cities Block Meal-Sharing for Homeless

NBC News – More American cities are blocking individuals and ministries from feeding homeless people in parks and public squares, and several Americans have been ticketed for offering such charity, according to a forthcoming report by the National Coalition for the Homeless. To date, 33 cities have adopted or are considering such food–sharing restrictions, according to the coalition, which shared […]

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The “War on Poverty” Has Been a Stunning Defeat

Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America” during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964.  What followed was an unprecedented federal initiative to address poverty through education, job training and community programs.  Some scholars have given lectures on the “success” that Johnson’s “war” has had.  But, nothing could have prepared us for the latest statistics […]

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Under Obamacare, People Must Be Broken of their Preference for Choice

Reason.com – We have a new contender for most-telling-ever Obamacare quote this morning: “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has.” That’s Marcus Merz, head of Minnesota health insurer PreferredOne, in a New York Times report on the increasing prevalence of narrow network health plans. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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The Federal Government Just Ordered A Thousand Pounds Of Marijuana

Huffington Post – The federal government just ordered all the marijuana it wants — something it would send most Americans to prison for doing. On Monday, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a new rule that increases the U.S. government’s production quota for medical marijuana from an annual 21 kg to 650 kg. That’s about 1,433 pounds of pot in total. […]

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Do you believe that inflation is moving at only 1.5%? Me neither.

Take a trip to the grocery store lately?  You might be suffering from sticker shock.  Many people are concerned with the price of groceries and the cost of living in general but, you wouldn’t know it by the government statistics.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports inflation in the US running is running at only 1.5 percent.  So, how can […]

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Confirmed: Many of Obamacare’s ‘Eight Million Enrollments’ are Duplicates

Townhall – We’ve been throwing cold water on the administration’s so-called exchange “enrollment” figures for months, and for good reason: They’re incomplete to the point of deception. The Washington Post reported back in November that official tabulations were including anyone who’s “selected a plan,” which is the equivalent of placing an item in a virtual shopping cart online, regardless of whether the check-out and […]

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