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  • Sanders: 'I Believe in Efficient Government'

    02/12/2016 12:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    Bernie Sanders said in tonight's Democratic debate that as a senator, he's well aware there is "an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency and bureaucracy throughout government." Asked if there are any areas of government he would like to reduce, Sanders said, "I believe in government, but I believe in efficient government, not wasteful government." Here's the exchange: WOODRUFF: Welcome back to the Democratic presidential debate. Before we return to our questions, we have a follow-up question from our Facebook group. And it is to Senator Sanders. Senator, it comes from Bill Corefield, he's a 55-year-old musician from Troy, Ohio....
  • Trump warns: Migrants will bring 'end of Europe'

    02/11/2016 9:03:03 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 75 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2016 | No Author
    Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump is predicting the influx of Muslim migrants will lead to the "end of Europe" in an explosive interview with the conservative French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. "France is not what it used to be, and neither is Paris," Trump is quoted as saying.
  • What do you do when the government loses its legitimacy?

    02/11/2016 6:43:36 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Last month, Americans were treated to the spectacle of our own government executing an American citizen without due process on the side of a public highway in Oregon. There is really no other accurate description to describe the extra-judicial murder of Lavoy Finnicum by agents of the Oregon Highway Patrol, at the behest of the FBI. To begin with, we should understand that pretty much everything the average person heard from the mainstream media about the Malheur refuge "occupation" is wrong. The media loved to describe the events in Oregon as an "armed takeover of a federal building." That way,...
  • Fox News projects Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

    02/09/2016 5:43:53 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies ^ | 2/9/2016 | FoxNews
    Donald Trump is the winner in the New Hampshire Republican primary, Fox News projects, but five of his rivals are locked in a tight race for second and third in the state.
  • Texans For Fiscal Responsibility Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:27:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8,1016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    Texans for Fiscal Responsibility announced in a video and statement Monday its endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) cr 97%. "Ted Cruz is a principled, commonsense conservative who has done in Washington precisely what he said he was going to do," said Michael Quinn Sullivan, the president of TFR, in a video. "Ted Cruz has taken on the Washington establishment cartel of Democrats and liberal Republicans, unabashedly defending our constitutional liberties by promoting the principles of liberty." ...
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down…

    02/07/2016 9:43:49 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 82 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 7, 2016 | sundance
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man’s worth. At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and stood in the...
  • Federal Corruption Case Snares Leaders of South Texas City

    02/04/2016 4:36:57 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 33 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2-4-16 | The Oklahoman
    Federal corruption case snares leaders of South Texas city Published: February 4, 2016 DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed "Mr. T." Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged...
  • America’s Economy Is Now Just ‘Mostly’ Free? Washington Needs to Back Out of the Marketplace

    02/04/2016 8:49:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Ben Sasse & Jim DeMint
    The land of the mostly free and the home of the brave." That sounds wrong, and it is. But "mostly free" is how the U.S. economy rates in the recently released 2016 Index of Economic Freedom. This is bad news for Americans in general, and especially unfortunate for our poorest, most vulnerable citizens. A joint research product of the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, the Index measures the economic freedom of nations based on ten criteria, including the rule of law, size of government, regulatory efficiency, and market openness. These factors affect how easily Americans from Nebraska to...
  • Trump Has a Point - Dirty Tricks Done by Ted Cruz - Always Heartbreaking, Never Surprising

    02/03/2016 10:08:13 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    Sarah Palin on Facebook ^ | 2/3/16 | Sarah Palin
    Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that "millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth." Which is why it's so curious - and saddens us - this lack of accountability with the lies of Cruz's own campaign. Cruz's campaign chairman, U.S. Representative Steve King, is lying, and good for Dr. Ben Carson for calling this out. King, who's previously asked for and received my endorsement, time and resources...
  • Government Survey Asks 13-Year-Olds to Pick Their Gender (or Genders) from a List of 25

    02/03/2016 7:35:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/03/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Schoolchildren as young as 13 in Brighton, England were told to fill out a government survey that asked them to pick out their gender (or genders) from a list of 25 options. Yes -- gender or genders. Among the options were "tri-gender" (having exactly three genders,) "gender fluid" (having your gender change over time,) "demi-boy/demi-girl" (someone who is only partially male/female,) and "all genders" (which would be an infinite number because gender is obviously a spectrum.) Below is the complete list, from which instructed students to "choose as many as [they] want:" Male Female Girl Boy Tomboy (Young) woman (Young)...
  • Just ONE HOUR to get out: France bulldozes Calais ‘Jungle’ mosque, church and school

    02/02/2016 10:28:44 AM PST · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    Express ^ | 2/2 | sykes
    A MOSQUE, church and school have been bulldozed after migrants in the Calais Jungle were given just one hour to scramble from the makeshift shanty town. Volunteers and refugees rushed to save possessions and clear out shelters as French authorities began tearing down the places of worship and a school. More than 1,500 migrants have been evicted after the French government decided to create a 100-metre buffer zone between the Jungle and the nearby road to protect lorries from attacks. The demolition of the church and mosque in the buffer zone has sparked outrage among refugee charities, who claim the...
  • 14% of Federal Employees Say They’d Leave If Donald Trump Becomes President

    02/01/2016 3:57:03 PM PST · by drewh · 107 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 1st, 2016 3:30 pm | Jim Hoft
    More proof that Trump would clean up Washington DC– In a recent poll – 25% of federal workers say they would consider leaving their jobs if Donald Trump becomes president. Gov Exec reported: Donald Trump leads the Republican field among federal employees, but many still say they would never work for him. One in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Trump were elected president, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group’s research arm. About 14 percent of respondents said they would definitely consider leaving federal service under President Trump,...
  • Trump Effect - Federal Government Auto-Balances Deficit Before Even First Vote Counted

    02/01/2016 4:10:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-1-2016 | sundance
    February 1, 2016Trump Effect - Federal Government Auto-Balances Deficit Before Even First Vote Counted by sundance Fantastic News !!! This is beyond stunning. 25% of Federal Government Employees agree to quit their jobs if Donald Trump wins the presidency. This action would thereby guarantee a balanced budget within the first fiscal year of his administration.(Via Executive Government) Donald Trump leads the Republican field among federal employees, but many still say they would never work for him.One in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Trump were elected president, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business...
  • ‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    01/31/2016 5:38:54 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | 5:10am | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency e-mail address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says. “This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008.
  • D.C. Minimum-Wage Woes Grow As Wal-Mart Balks

    01/30/2016 12:57:16 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 59 replies
    Investor's Business Daily, ^ | 1/16/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Washington, D.C., is beginning to look like a cautionary example of what can happen when bastions of liberalism throw caution to the wind in raising the minimum wage. As IBD recently reported, the nation's capital is now losing about 700 jobs a year at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues. That's a sharp reversal from the gain of 2,000 such jobs per year the city was enjoying before it hiked the minimum wage by 27%, first from $8.25 to $9.50 an hour in July 2014 and then to $10.50 in July 2015. Now, as D.C. employers brace...
  • Countdown to Iowa - Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz's Father

    01/30/2016 9:03:44 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/16 | Hannity
    "We need to get back to the foundations that have made America great - the biblical and the constitutional foundations."
  • Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts

    01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses. At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
  • Curtain Coming Down on America’s Iconic Cowboy

    01/28/2016 9:10:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    A world where the government can take your children, your land, tax or fine you out of livelihood, seize your bank accounts, your property, impose the laws of eminent domain and tell you where you can and cannot pray The tragedy of Tuesday’s Oregon Malheur refuge affair is that like most other Americans, the occupiers mistakenly assume they still have freedom of movement in today’s America. They didn’t and don’t. And now a dead cowboy, barely mentioned in the Fox/Trump mainstream media saturation coverage, is the tragic result. The shooting which claimed the life of rancher LaVoy Finicum, father of...
  • An Answer Every Conservative Candidate Should Have at the Ready

    01/28/2016 7:29:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2016 | James Longstreet
    The other day a commentator asked a GOP candidate this simple question. "What is the Federal Government doing that it should not be doing?" The candidate did not have a ready answer, and did the soft shoe talking point response that had little to do with this question. But, isn't the answer to this question the crux of conservatism? Should not each candidate running for office under the guise of conservatism not have, at the constant ready, a litany of unnecessary federal government programs and activities? Admittedly, the easier response is to take the question in the negative and respond...
  • Congress to federal agencies: You have two weeks to tally your backdoored Juniper kit

    01/27/2016 7:23:22 PM PST · by Utilizer
    Computerworld ^ | Jan 26, 2016 8:51 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    Congress plans to question about two dozen federal agencies on whether they were using backdoored Juniper network security appliances. In December, Juniper Networks said it had discovered unauthorized code added to ScreenOS, the operating system that runs on its NetScreen network firewalls. The rogue code, which remained undetected for two years or more, could have allowed remote attackers to gain administrative access to vulnerable devices or to decrypt VPN connections. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to determine the impact that this issue had on government organizations and how those organizations responded to the incident. The...
  • Task force urges doctors to screen all adults for depression

    01/26/2016 12:02:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them.
  • Hillary Clinton's Email and Server Scandal: Summary Review and Recommendations

    01/25/2016 8:55:31 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 91 replies
    January 25, 2016 | Art in Idaho
    This is an attempt to compile the basics on the Hillary Clinton email/server scandal with accompanying conclusions and recommendations. Where to start? I'll make this as concise and specific as I can. I'm going to type key urls and key data points from said urls. Here goes: Of Course Hillary Broke the Law, And Here's How Salient points: "It's painfully obvious that the former Secretary of State violated federal law--five of them, in fact. . . 44 U.S. Code § 3101, 2 U.S. Code § 192, 18 U.S. Code § 1519, 18 U.S. Code § 1924, 18 U.S. Code §...
  • Winter Storm Jonas

    01/24/2016 2:31:57 PM PST · by huckfillary · 36 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 24, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    All in all, we ended up getting about 20 inches of snow. I'm having the time of my life. I love snow. I've spent about 12 hours shoveling snow over the past two days. I think it's the best workout ever. I feel great. I've accomplished more in the last two days than in all of my 32 years working for the federal government.
  • Trump Promises 'Great Management' -- No, We Need Limited Government

    01/23/2016 7:26:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2016 | Yuval Levin
    Donald Trump is no conservative. Now, That's not a crime, it's just a reason to vote against him. Many fine people are not conservatives. But the reason Trump's candidacy should worry conservatives runs much deeper than that: He poses a direct challenge to conservatism, because he embodies the empty promise of managerial leadership outside of politics. Trump's diagnoses of our key problems -- first and foremost, that America's elites are weak and unwilling to put the interests of Americans first -- have gained him a hearing from many on the right. But when he gestures toward prescriptions, Trump reveals that...
  • Why Trump will Win

    01/21/2016 1:18:36 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 57 replies
    self | January 21, 2016 | Art in Idaho
    Trump has the formula to win. He is combining a country-wide populism with a national conservative mood instigated by seven years of abuse from the Obama administration and acquiescence by the uniparty. People are fed up. For years now, 70% of Americans have felt the country is going in the wrong direction. I have written many rants. You each have your own rants about what's wrong with the country and everyone has just had it up to here; we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. People say Trump sold out in Iowa on the ethanol...
  • Former White House supervisor charged with embezzling

    01/21/2016 12:34:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow
    A former White House switchboard supervisor was charged Wednesday with embezzling thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds by manipulating an employee's time sheets. Prosecutors accuse Andrea Turk of Upper Marlboro of stealing nearly $11,000 by funneling money through an employee she supervised. Turk, 46, was director of switchboard operations at the White House, supervising 15 operators, from 2009 until she was fired in August 2013. Her duties included overseeing employee work schedules and approving overtime hours, according to federal court records filed Wednesday in Washington. The alleged thefts began in early 2012, according to an FBI affidavit, when Turk called...
  • Oil crash sends Dow diving 500 points

    01/20/2016 10:13:11 AM PST · by Signalman · 33 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 1/20/2015 | Matt Egan
    The Dow plunged 540 points on Wednesday after crude oil plummeted another 7% and crashed below $27 a barrel. The S&P 500 slumped 3.5% to its lowest intraday level since October 2014. The Nasdaq is down another 3.5%. It's the latest blow in what's already been the worst start to a year on record for the stock market. The Dow is now down more than 11% in 2016. "Despite improving valuations, global equities continue to get hammered," Bespoke Investment Group wrote in a client note. The firm said the appetite for risk remains "awful." Turmoil in China and the crash...
  • How Obama Stole Dubuque [Fundamental Transformation of America's Local Governments]

    01/16/2016 10:14:09 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/13/2016 | Stanley Kurtz
    What state is Dubuque in? If you answered Chicago, you are correct. Chicago's no state, you say? Don't be so 18th century - so "constitutional." Dubuque is in Chicago, which is now a kind of state. Or to put it differently, the Obama administration is in the process of replacing our entire system of government — made up of nested local, state, and national, levels — with a regional framework. In Obama's new dispensation, suburbs, small towns, and modest-sized cities like Dubuque will be turned into subordinate satellites of regional mega-cities like Chicago, regardless of which state these local governments...
  • Quotes by Robert Higgs

    01/14/2016 7:03:00 PM PST · by huckfillary · 17 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 14, 2016 | Robert Higgs
    Anarchists did not try to carry out genocide against the Armenians in Turkey; they did not deliberately starve millions of Ukrainians; they did not create a system of death camps to kill Jews, gypsies, and Slavs in Europe; they did not fire-bomb scores of large German and Japanese cities and drop nuclear bombs on two of them; they did not carry out a ‘Great Leap Forward’ that killed scores of millions of Chinese; they did not attempt to kill everybody with any appreciable education in Cambodia; they did not launch one aggressive war after another; they did not implement trade...
  • State Of The Union: Are You Better Off Than You Were 7 Years Ago?

    01/13/2016 2:43:17 AM PST · by expat_panama · 48 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 01/12/2016 | Editorial
    State Of The Union: After seven years in the White House, how does one measure Barack Obama's success as president? How about by the standards he set for himself in his first State of the Union address? Obama gave his eighth and final SOTU address after we went to press. But we're on safe ground predicting that he spent a good chunk of it praising himself. I saved the country from a second Great Depression! Saved the American auto industry! Extended health insurance to 19 million people! Took on climate change. Made the world a safer place! Those are all...
  • New Jersey rejects request for dolphin necropsy results, citing "medical privacy"

    01/11/2016 6:36:30 PM PST · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    MuckRock ^ | January 11, 2016 | JPat Brown
    When a dolphin died in New Jersey's South River last year, Carly Sitrin wanted to know what killed it. So she filed a public record request to the NJ Department of Agriculture in order to get the necropsy results. The DOA finally responded last week with the weird decision to deny the release of the record on grounds of medical privacy. The response reads in part: "We are in receipt of your request for information (#W101407) under the auspices of the State’s Open Public Records Act (O.P.R.A.). Specifically, you requested any and all reports associated with the necropsy of the...
  • FLASHBACK--Obama’s First Speech to Congress: I Don’t Believe in Bigger Government

    01/11/2016 4:55:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 1l11/16 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    Seven years ago in his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama declared that he did not believe in “bigger government.” “As soon as I took office, I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan by President's Day that would put people back to work and put money in their pockets, not because I believe in bigger government--I don't--not because I'm not mindful of the massive debt we've inherited--I am,” said Obama in his Feb. 24, 2009 speech to a joint session. A week before this speech, Obama had signed the American Recovery and...
  • Hillary's Email: It's a Felony!

    01/10/2016 11:47:27 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Mike Ford
    The constant "drip, drip drip," regarding former Secretary of State Clinton's e-mail is starting to sound like so much inside baseball. Secretary Clinton continues to stand on her statement that none of the e-mail she sent or received had classified markings. Other folks in the conversation comment that many of the e-mails Secretary Clinton wrote and received were "born classified," at the time she wrote or received them. We need to cut to the chase. Somebody committed a felony, likely several. If, as some reports have indicated, there was certain overhead imagery, marked or unmarked on Secretary Clinton's e-mail server,...
  • What's Really Going on in Oregon! Taking Back the Narrative ! KrisAnne Hall

    01/06/2016 9:54:31 AM PST · by Baynative · 17 replies
    You tube ^ | 1/5/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor, fired after teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups- she would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor's wife and a patriot. Please find the time to listen to her, understand what she is saying and absorb her passion for liberty.
  • Tennessee representative tells President Obama to 'shove it'

    01/05/2016 11:47:16 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 5, 2016 | Shawn Palk
    Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt sent a letter to President Obama today, telling him to "take your gun control and shove it." The aggressive statement comes just after the president's announcement that he will take executive action to tighten restrictions on gun purchases by implementing more thorough background checks. Holt, of District 76, cited James Madison's Federalist Paper #46. In it the founding father said that states have the power to oppose the federal government through legislation. He referenced, for example, HB1341, a policy that bars the State from supporting the enforcement of federal gun control measures. Holt said the...
  • Tax follies for 2016: It's elementary economics that higher taxes don’t always mean more revenue

    01/05/2016 8:01:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/05/2016 | Richard Rahn
    If McDonald's suddenly cuts the price of its French fries in half, would its store profits fall or rise? If the price cut caused more people to come to its stores and spend more on other items, such as Big Macs, revenues and profits might rise, provided that competitors do not cut their prices in response. Airlines have learned to adjust their prices for each flight and almost each seat on what seems to be an hourly basis, depending on supply and demand, all in the interest of maximizing profit. Any business person who does not understand the laws of...
  • Norway Begins Adoption Process for 5 Children Seized From Christian Parents

    01/03/2016 12:11:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Norwegian child services have begun the adoption process for five children who were seized from a Romanian Pentecostal family in November after concerns were expressed about the parents' Christian faith, the family says. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were seized by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services agency) on Nov. 16 after the principal of the middle school their two oldest daughters attend cited concerns about the children's religious upbringing and how the parents were teaching their kids that God punishes sin. Although the principal only asked the Barnevernet to offer...
  • Militia continue occupation of Oregon refuge, police keep low profile

    01/03/2016 7:01:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 61 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | 1/3/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-Law enforcement agencies are remaining mum about plans to end militiamen's occupation of the Malheur Natiomal Wildlife Refuge headquarters. A splinter group of militia in town to support a local ranching family took over the federal office Saturday afternoon in a development that stunned the community and visiting militia. Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said in a statement late Saturday that " a collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution."........ Law enforcement response: During Saturday's rally, not a police officer was visible. And so far law enforcement agencies have not approached the refuge or blocked access...
  • A higher minimum wage doesn't reduce poverty, says ... the federal government

    01/01/2016 7:00:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We reach the end of the year with yet another tale of crazy, one percenter wingnuts trying to claim that jacking up the minimum wage won’t do much to alleviate the issues facing the poorest Americans who the Democrats are seeking to help. This time the hateful claims are coming from… a study published by the federal government. Increasing the minimum wage is an inefficient way to reduce poverty, according to a Fed research paper that comes amid a national clamor to hike pay for workers at the low end of the salary scale.David Neumark, visiting scholar at the...
  • California's new laws for 2016: See how you are affected

    12/31/2015 7:18:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 31, 2015
    Californians face new restrictions on carrying guns, new regulations on medical marijuana, and higher pay if they earn minimum wage under laws that take effect in 2016.Parents, students, healthcare providers and anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car will see changes — some immediately, some over the course of the year. The state will spend $40 million to provide health coverage under the Medi-Cal program to children under age 19 who are not in the country legally. The word “alien” will be removed from California's labor code to describe those not born in the United States. The state...
  • When the Takers Make More than the Makers

    12/30/2015 10:58:01 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 Dec, 2015 | Gene Van Son
    When I was a lad way back in the 60s my father gave me some career planning advice -- "If you want to make money go to work in the private sector, but if you want job security go to work in the public sector. The public sector doesn’t pay as well as the private sector but the benefits are good and you'll never have to worry about getting laid off." My father's advice made sense. Government employees are 'public servants' and servants are not supposed to make more than their employers. But that was then and this is now....
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Is the (exempt) Government Trying to Create 'Obamacare for Your 401(k)'?

    12/22/2015 5:01:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/22/15 | Trevor Gerszt
    A battle is shaping up over the soul of your retirement account. On one side are those who say you, the individual buyer, are smart enough to navigate your own investments. Others fear without stronger rules to protect you, you'll be at the mercy of advisers who put their interests ahead of yours. That's the rationale behind a new rule proposed by the Department of Labor (DoL) that requires strict new standards for every retirement investment counselor. Many see this as another government overreach that assumes we're too dense to sensibly navigate our accounts without federal hand-holding, giving rise to...
  • Muslims Say U.S. Government More Dangerous than ISIS

    12/22/2015 9:54:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/22/2015
    Frank Luntz, political strategist and CBS News contributor, spoke to a group of Muslim-Americans last week about the "anti-Muslim" sentiment in America.In the focus group, Muslim-Americans explained to Luntz why they don't fear ISIS. He also asked the participants if they had a problem with the government bombing ISIS."It's not going to solve anything," one female panelist said on bombing ISIS. "I was born in '93. My whole entire life we have been in a time of war ... ISIS does not have the capabilities to destroy America. Our military spending is better than the next 7 or 10...

    12/20/2015 6:00:45 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 108 replies
    Still Report ^ | 12/8/15 | Bill Still
    This clip mentions Harrisburg as a drop off point. Here is the follow-up on that video.Hard To Believe - But It's True
  • Ontarians urged to help province pay off its debt

    12/20/2015 4:19:03 PM PST · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 12/20/2015 | Rob Ferguson
    Would you donate your tax refund or write a cheque to defray Ontario’s $298.9 billion net debt? Don’t laugh. It happens. Think back 19 years. Former premier Mike Harris, a Progressive Conservative, created the Ontario Opportunities Fund to pay down debt that skyrocketed through five years of NDP rule under his predecessor Bob Rae, while a recession ravaged the province. So far, the fund has raised $2.8 million. “It’s an unusual thing for someone to do, but I would encourage any Ontarian who wants to make a contribution to feel free to do so,” said Deb Matthews, deputy premier to...
  • Clash of Civilizations: Islamic vs. Judeo-Christian

    12/20/2015 10:11:59 AM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 20, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Judeo-Christian civilization has nothing in common with, and nothing to gain from, Islamic civilization as it now exists. They have been clashing for centuries. Now, Islamic civilization appears to be winning in much of the European Union and, to a lesser degree, in America. Can anything be done to slow and then to halt the spread of fundamentalist Islam? Ayan Hirsi Ali hopes there is and that Muslims will do it. I also hope they will, but am quite dubious that it will happen in the foreseeable future. We need to take other steps promptly.Preliminary disclosureAs I wrote here in 2012, I am...
  • Something Trump needs to publicize.

    12/20/2015 7:45:44 AM PST · by DH · 20 replies
    DH | 12/20/2015 | DH
    Something Trump needs to publicize. We, the people, have had the “rug pulled over our heads” in the knowledge of just how many jobs, professions, and entities in America are created as the result of some government regulation, decree, grant, law, corruption or any other method that results in any jobs or professions that are paid for by taxes (on all levels from local to national) or by any law that forces a free citizen to either use or purchase by the threat of fine, incarceration, intimidation, punishment or any type of government intervention. This study should also is to...
  • Gold Standard Part II: The New York Times' Leaden Analysis Of Gold

    12/19/2015 11:51:06 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 31 replies ^ | Dec 9, 2105 | Steve Forbes
    THE NEW YORK TIMES recently ran an article trashing the idea of a return to a gold standard. A growing number of Republicans, including presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz, advocate fixing the value of the dollar to gold. The purpose of a gold standard is to ensure that a currency has a fixed value, just as measures of time, weight and distance are fixed. A few of the widespread misconceptions about gold: - Gold restrains economic growth. It does the opposite. When the value of a currency is stable, investment flourishes-and so does economic activity. - Gold dangerously constricts the...
  • Corruption in government will not stop until it is publicly identified

    12/10/2015 4:42:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/15 | Jerry McConnell
    There you have it. How corruption starts. In one single word it begins with -REELECTION! Sorry to have been out-of-commission for so long, but as advanced years descend more rapidly than a conservative thought by a liberal, they take their toll, more on my home life than I’d care to speak about. But hopefully, they haven’t broken the love-for-America spirit in my heart and soul where the patriotic conservative still lives on. In fact, a post on the Internet a few days ago by a friend covering an article attributed to Bill Bennett, a proven conservative, when talking about presidential...