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  • Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

    01/18/2019 1:01:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 01/18/2019 | Ryan McMaken
    During this partial government shutdown, it's become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial government shutdown.The stories are very diverse in topic. Some take a "human interest story" angle, simply looking at how the daily lives of some of these employees have been affected. Others look at the apparent injustice of the fact that some workers are "being told to work without pay." Still other suggest that the lack of federal paychecks will drive down economic growth figures....
  • Almost ALL Federal employees have an intense dislike for conservatives. Never forget that.

    01/11/2019 4:21:44 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 134 replies
    News | 11 January 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This article posting gives me fear, but it must be said. I have worked for the Federal government and know for a fact that Federal employees, almost all of them, have an intense dislike for conservatives and Trump in particular. They may come after me and probably will in some form or fashion, but someone has to make a sacrifice to get the truth out. If people could only see what it is like on the inside, they would be in shock at the hatred harbored for everyday Americans. Those in supervisory positions absolutely will not tolerate ANYONE challenging their...
  • Federal workers demand end to government shutdown at White House protest

    01/10/2019 11:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/10/2019 | Marissa J. Lang
    Hundreds of furloughed federal workers, contractors, union representatives and supporters gathered in the brisk wind and bitter cold Thursday to demand government leaders “end this shutdown.” Leaders of the National Federation of Federal Employees said they hoped that bringing federal workers to the president’s doorstep would show him whom the shutdown has hurt most. President Trump, though, wasn’t there to see them, having left earlier in the day to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. “We want to send a very strong message — that this is not about politics, it’s about getting people back to work,” said Brittany Holder,...
  • Pres. Trump signs Ashanti Alert Act into law (New Fed Police Comm Alert System)

    01/03/2019 12:42:00 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    WSET News ^ | 1/1/2019 | WSET staff
    Pres. Trump signs Ashanti Alert Act into law | WSET http://wset.com/news/local/trump-signs-ashanti-alert-act-into-law-creating-adult-version-of-amber-alert WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSET) -- President Trump has signed a new bill into law to keep your family members safe. The president signed the Ashanti Alert Act, which is legislation that creates a new federal alert system for missing or endangered adults between the ages of 18 and 64. The law is named after Ashanti Bille, the 19-year-old was abducted in Norfolk in 2017. Her body was discovered in North Carolina 11 days after she was reported missing. When Ashanti was abducted, she was too old for an Amber Alert...
  • The “Nonessential” Federal Government

    12/25/2018 8:12:43 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Dr. Hurd ^ | 22DEC18 | Dr, Hurd
    Here we go again with another partial government shutdown. The fact that “government shutdowns” are so regular, and annoying to some — but never a catastrophe — tells you something. The fact that the vast majority of the federal government is “nonessential” enough that the vast majority of Americans can get by just fine without it tells you something. Basically, it’s national security and defense — including border protection, by the way — that are considered essential. Gee, that’s interesting. That’s basically what the U.S. Constitution mandates for the federal government. Everything else was left to “the people” and the...
  • Memos to Nobody: Inside the work of a neglected fed agency

    11/24/2018 8:52:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 24, 2018 | Juliet Linderman
    Mark Robbins gets to work at 8:15 each morning and unlocks the door to his office suite. He switches on the lights and the TV news, brews a pot of coffee and pulls out the first files of the day to review. For the next eight hours or so, he reads through federal workplace disputes, analyzes the cases, marks them with notes and logs his legal opinions. When he’s finished, he slips the files into a cardboard box and carries them into an empty room where they will sit and wait. For nobody. He’s at 1,520 files and counting. […]...
  • President Trump is Right, The Fed is Loco

    10/12/2018 5:06:38 PM PDT · by Ahithophel · 11 replies
    The American Dream ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Donald Trump just made one of the most brilliant moves of his entire presidency. By accusing the Federal Reserve of “going loco”, he is placing the blame for the coming stock market crash and horrifying economic downturn squarely where it belongs, and he is firing up millions of true conservatives among his base at the same time. For many, many years, a lot of us have been trying to educate the American people about the deeply insidious Federal Reserve system. As Ron Paul once so astutely observed, it is actually about as “federal” as Federal Express is. (More at link..)
  • Maxine Waters attracts scrutiny for potential federal election law violation

    10/09/2018 2:29:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/08/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is facing scrutiny from a conservative watchdog group for possibly violating fundraising rules in a slate mailer, with the group requesting that Waters’ campaign committee be audited as a result. The Federal Election Commission received a complaint Monday from the National Legal and Policy Center claiming that Waters, her campaign, and a pro-charter school group called Families and Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa violated federal election law. The complaint claims the group paid $25,000 for Villaraigosa to be featured in the Waters mailer when he was running for governor in the Democratic primary earlier this year. Although...
  • Federal court upholds New York program to subsidize nuclear plants

    09/27/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-27 21:00 | Josh Siegel
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Thursday upheld the legality of New York’s program that props up struggling nuclear plants to provide electricity without carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Current U.S. Federal Government Tax Revenue

    09/11/2018 5:36:41 AM PDT · by central_va · 63 replies
    The U.S. government's total revenue is estimated to be $3.422 trillion for Fiscal Year 2019. That's the most recent forecast from the Office of Management and Budget for October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.
  • Trump's Federal Pay Freeze Will Mean a Raise for the Rest of Us

    09/05/2018 8:13:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/05/2018 | John Tamny
    “Without you, I’m nothing.” A version of the latter is frequently uttered by movie stars and athletes to their fans. Absent the individuals who buy tickets to their games and movies, or who watch them on TV, these celebrities would be largely unknown. And they would earn very little money by extension. Celebrities of the film, television and sports variety, along with businesses more broadly, well understand that consumers conduct a daily vote with the fruits of their labor. Without them, they’re nothing in the figurative sense. What’s obvious to those who’ve won customers in the competitive markets is frequently...
  • Trump Administration Boots Hundreds More Federal Employees out of Washington DC

    08/12/2018 11:37:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | August 10, 2018 | None stated
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving two agencies and roughly 700 federal employees out of Washington, D.C., to save money and improve the department’s service to taxpayers. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be fully moved out of the nation’s capital by 2020, according to the USDA.
  • Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today

    07/31/2018 3:00:59 PM PDT · by Drango · 174 replies
    CBS ^ | July 31, '18 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the U.S. due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. The nationwide ban on smoking in public housing was implemented nearly two years after the rule was passed by the Obama administration in 2016. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor areas up to 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff...
  • Federal subsidies flowing to Sen. Claire McCaskill's husband

    07/28/2018 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/18 | Emily Jashinsky
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., probably didn't have the best birthday this year. A Kansas City Star report on Tuesday revealed that a whole lot of federal dollars have been flowing to businesses tied to the senator's husband since she took office in 2007. According to the report, more than $131 million in federal subsidies have been routed to companies McCaskill's husband, Joseph Shepard, has invested in since she entered the Senate. "Based on the data, it appears that a growing percentage of Shepard’s personal earnings come from new businesses he has invested in that are receiving federal awards, primarily rural...
  • Federal Procurement System: Pigs and Makeup

    06/23/2018 8:26:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/18 | Sam Clovis
    No matter how much makeup we put on the federal procurement system (pig), the underlying animal is still a pig As I wrote this piece, the United States Air Force was sponsoring a conference on innovation. The meeting was held in Las Vegas and those attending were folks who can make a difference in the acquisition of war fighting material for our front line warriors. The reports I received on the meeting were encouraging, but I have horrible memories of countless meetings, conferences and consortia dealing with exactly the same set of issues I first encountered over 30 years ago...
  • Trump Has Cut Federal Payroll by 24,000 Jobs

    06/01/2018 8:35:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 1, 2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even as federal government jobs were declining, overall employment was increasing—as was employment in state and local government. In April, there were 2,789,000 people employed in civilian federal government jobs. In May, that declined to 2,786,000, a drop of 3,000
  • US added modest 103K jobs in March, rate stays 4.1 pct.

    04/06/2018 5:38:06 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/6/18 | Christopher Rugaber
    U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of bigger gains, though the government's jobs report suggests the labor market remains healthy. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for the sixth straight month. Average hourly pay ticked up, climbing 2.7 percent compared with a year earlier.
  • The Justice Department Sues California: The state is trying to grab control of federal lands.

    04/04/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    On Monday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of California, challenging a state law that purports to prevent the federal government from selling federal lands without the permission of a state agency. Passed by the California legislature in October 2017, Senate Bill 50 declares that, with limited exceptions, “conveyances of federal public lands in California are void” unless the State Lands Commission is provided a “right of first refusal” or “the right to arrange for the transfer of the federal public land to another entity.” The statute also prohibits purchasers of federal land from recording the deed...
  • Why Are The Salaries Of A Quarter-Million Federal Employees - Paid For By You - A State Secret?

    02/21/2018 7:15:03 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-2018 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Why is the U.S. government withholding salary information on nearly 255,000 employees whose salaries are paid for by American taxpayers? Over the past 11 years, our organization, OpenTheBooks.com, summed up and posted online the salaries and bonus information for nearly every person employed in federal government agencies – a tally that mostly keeps growing and growing. This year, our auditors filed our standard Freedom of Information Act request for the same information in Fiscal Year 2017 – and we got a big surprise. For the first time, the government’s response involved massive and targeted deletions of salary data. A total...
  • Let's Limit Spending: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is not the key to our Big Government problems.

    02/06/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/06/2018 | Walter Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 — our gross domestic product — totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is...