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  • Turnpike Authority responds to Oklahoma representative’s bill calling for yearly audit

    04/09/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dylan Brown
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – An Oklahoma representative says that she has filed legislation this week that would increase the financial scrutiny given to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. House Bill 2530 would require the state auditor and inspector to perform an audit of the Turnpike Authority at least once every two years. “Taxpayers deserve to know where their hard-earned money is going,” Rep. Tess Teague said. “The Turnpike Authority has an annual budget of nearly $100 million, and lawmakers owe it to Oklahomans to track those dollars closely.” The legislation dictates that the audit will take no more than 90 days....
  • James CLAPPER: Could Be 'Other Shoes To Drop' In The Russia Investigation Involving Trump's Finances

    02/17/2018 9:53:40 AM PST · by blam · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-17-2018 | Bryan Logan
    James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence said he believes there could be "other shoes to drop" in the Russia probe, which took a dramatic turn on Friday after new charges against multiple Russian nationals and entities were announced. "I think there are other shoes to drop here — notably finances," Clapper said during a CNN interview Friday night. "I think that's going to be another profound thing that's going to come out about this." "What were the financial relationships between the Trump Organization before the election and the Trump campaign," Clapper said. He clarified that he isn't personally...
  • 1-800 # To Let Anheuser Busch Know What You Think Of The NFL , Plus The best NFL Joke Of The Year

    09/30/2017 1:39:48 PM PDT · by OneVike · 49 replies
    Turns out that many businesses who advertise during the NFL games are beginning to realize that the fans are real upset. I mean, who would have thought that even Anheuser Busch would begin feeling the wrath of the fans? So they decided put out this toll free number for anyone who wants to express their opinion on what they think of the way multi-millionaire players and multi-billionaire owners of the NFL are protesting during the national Anthem. If your angry, then call Budweiser and let them have it. I did, and I will admit it made me feel better....
  • U.S. ethics office releases Trump's financial disclosure

    06/16/2017 2:57:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/16/17 | POLITICO Staff
    The U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Friday released President Donald Trump's financial disclosure, a 98-page document that details his sprawling hotel and real estate empire. The White House said last month that Trump would voluntarily release his financial disclosure from the 2016 calendar year. The document shows Trump's assets, debts and transactions, but does not provide an exact picture of his net worth.
  • White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

    03/31/2017 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 11:14 PM EDT
    The White House released financial disclosures for many of its senior officials Friday — a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration. The documents provide a snapshot of what the employees’ finances looked like when they joined government service in January, but they do not give a full account of how those people are disentangling from business assets that could pose possible conflicts of interest. President Donald Trump, a billionaire New York businessman, and Vice President Mike Pence, the former Indiana governor, are not legally required to file new financial disclosures until next year....
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • George Soros’ WORST Nightmare Just Got Real! Check Out Trump’s Plan To DESTROY Him!

    02/07/2017 5:26:20 PM PST · by dvan · 34 replies
    Freedoms Back.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Unknown
    George Soros’ WORST Nightmare Just Got Real! Check Out Trump’s Plan To DESTROY Him! However, leftist organizations are not the only ones funded by Soros’ evil money. As Subject: Politics reports, 6 top Republicans took money from the Soros Fund in 2016 as well. Those Republicans are: Speaker Paul Ryan Senator Marco Rubio Senator Lindsey Graham Senator John McCain John Kasich Jeb Bush
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 1:00:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have released their tax return information while both attacking Donald Trump, who refuses to release his. On Saturday the Florida senator and the Texas senator made public up to fiver years previous tax information hoping to shame Trump into letting voters see his, too. Rubio released summaries of five tax years Saturday and Cruz later released summaries of four years, from 2011 to 2014, according to NBC News. Cruz accused Donald Trump of hiding his tax returns from voters during Sunday's broadcast of 'Face The Nation'. Cruz said Trump could be hiding as many as...
  • Marshawn Lynch reportedly hasn't spent a penny of the $49.7 million in salary he has made in [tr]

    02/07/2016 12:08:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 7, 2016 | Cork Gaines
    Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has made $49.7 million in nine NFL seasons — and has saved all of it. In a recent segment for "The Ian & Puck Show" on 950 AM KJR in Seattle, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was discussing recent rumblings that Lynch might retire and dropped an interesting tidbit about Lynch's thriftiness. "Marshawn Lynch has a lot of money," Rapoport said. "He hasn't spent a dime of his actual playing money ... ever."
  • Money Vanity

    01/10/2016 12:33:51 PM PST · by al baby · 55 replies
    Today | Self
    What would you recommend doing if you have 25 thousand dollars to invest today Where would you put it pay down our mortgage that amount relates to about half of what we owe on a modest condo any ideas
  • China Halts Stock Trading For Day After Entire Market Crashes

    01/03/2016 11:02:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 176 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 4, 2016
    Following the initial halt in CSI-300 Futures at the 5% limit down level, the afternoon session opened to more carnage and amid the worst 'first day of the year' in at least 15 years, Chinese stocks collapsed further to a 7% crash. At 1334 local time, stock trading was halted for the rest of the day across all exchanges (at least two hours early). [Snip] Dow futures are now down over 150 points from NYE close, Gold and Treasuries are bid, and offshore Yuan has plunged most since the August devaluation.
  • Struggles With Finances Track Marco Rubio’s Career

    06/09/2015 6:07:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/08/2015 | By STEVE EDER and MICHAEL BARBARO
    For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value of his home totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. But in 2012, financial salvation seemed to have arrived: A publisher paid him $800,000 to write a book about growing up as the son of Cuban immigrants. In speeches, Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, spoke of his prudent plan for using the cash to finally pay off his law school loans, expressing relief that he no longer owed “a lady named Sallie Mae,” as he once called the lender. But at...
  • Obama Has Less Than $1,001 in Savings Account

    05/15/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama has reported less than $1,001 in his savings account. The disclosure comes as part of the president's annual Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. The only savings account listed by the president is a "JP Morgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Savings Account," according to the disclosure reports. See here:
  • Important alert. You may not know this

    03/12/2015 6:38:04 AM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 69 replies
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    This happened to me yesterday. 3/11/15 at Olive Garden.
  • Compared to Previous Generations, How Bad Are Millennials' Finances?

    01/02/2015 5:45:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/02/2015 | GILLIAN B. WHITE
    Much has been made about the shaky financial footing of Millennials. And it’s true; young adults today have high rates of unemployment and student-loan debt, which can keep them in a holding pattern when it comes to starting their adult lives. But a recent study by the St. Louis Fed took a look at Millennials who had managed to take the first step in creating independent households—getting a job and finding their own place—in order to see how the financial health of young Americans today stacks up to that of previous generations. "Financial well-being early in life... has important implications...
  • Wealth gap between whites and minorities is growing, Pew says

    12/12/2014 7:31:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    An unequal economic recovery has helped create the largest wealth gap between minorities and whites in more than a decade, a new report found. The gap has grown, as white Americans -- who are more likely to own stocks -- rode surging financial markets to greater wealth, the Pew Research Center said Friday. Meanwhile, minorities, hit harder by the housing crash, saw their wealth decline between 2010 and 2013.
  • This Is About As Good As Things Are Going To Get For The Middle Class – And It’s Not That Good

    09/23/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 9-23-2014 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael Snyder September 22nd, 2014 U.S. economy has had six full years to bounce back since the financial collapse of 2008, and it simply has not happened. Median household income has declined substantially since then, total household wealth for middle class families is way down, the percentage of the population that is employed is still about where it was at the end of the last recession, and the number of Americans that are dependent on the government has absolutely exploded. Even those that claim that the economy is "recovering" admit that we are not even close to where we...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • ISIS: Surprisingly Sophisticated, Extremely Well-Funded ($2 billion in the bank)

    08/28/2014 9:49:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | STEVE SKOJEC
    In a very interesting infographic on Medium, Matter Magazine offers us a paint by numbers assessment of the ISIS threat. Among other things, the Islamic State has a shocking amount of money — $2 BILLION dollars — four times as much as the Taliban. And their wealth is growing, with $3 million dollars a day in oil and gas revenue from captured facilities. (If you’re wondering who is buying, it’s all black market.)And they have other sources of income besides:The statistics go on, and they’re surprising. 80,000 fighters control 470,000 square miles and 6,000,000 people.And of course, they have vowed...
  • American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money: Report shows U.S. teens falling behind China

    07/10/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/10/2014 | Nancy Cook
    Score another one for Chinese teenagers, who leave U.S. kids in their dust when it comes to knowing how to handle money. That's the latest anxiety-producing statistic (for American parents, anyway) to emerge out of a newly released international study of the financial habits of roughly 29,000 teens from countries as far flung as Australia, China, Colombia, France, Israel, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. The goal of this first-ever international study of financial literacy, conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, was to gauge the financial know-how of 15-year-olds worldwide. Many of the teenagers have reached or are...