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  • Obama’s Tax Collections Surpass $20,000,000,000,000; Still Runs Up Debt by $8,878,290,996,028

    09/14/2016 5:20:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 13, 2016 | 2:45 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    With the additional $231,327,000,000 in taxes that the U.S. Treasury collected in August, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today, President Barack Obama has now presided over more than $20,000,000,000,000 in federal tax collections during the 91 full months he has served in the Oval Office. From February 2009 through August 2016, the Treasury collected approximately $20,197,437,000,000 in tax revenues (in non-inflation-adjusted dollars), according to the Monthly Treasury Statements. During those same 91 months, the federal debt rose from $10,632,005,246,736.97 to $19,510,296,242,765.66—an increase of $8,878,290,996,028.69. …
  • The Real Existential Threats of 2016

    08/16/2016 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 16, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items -- Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense -- rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year's projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the republic, the prospect that we will find ourselves in the not-too-distant future in the same boat with Greece, Puerto Rico and Illinois. Yet, we drift toward the falls, with the issue not debated. Ernest Hemingway reminded us of how nations escape...
  • Trump reverses on federal debt: 'This is the time to borrow'

    08/12/2016 4:41:01 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/11/2016 | Joseph Lawler
    Donald Trump appeared to change his stance on the federal debt Thursday, saying that, with interest rates low, the U.S. should borrow money to spend on infrastructure rather than lowering the $14 trillion federal debt. "This is the time to borrow," the Republican candidate said in an interview on CNBC Thursday morning. "Normally, you would say you want to reduce your debt, and I would like to reduce debt too," Trump said, before explaining that "the problem is you have a military problem, you have an infrastructure problem — a tremendous infrastructure problem, and you have other problems. And also,...
  • Obama Has Collected $19,966,110,000,000 in Taxes; Incurred $8,795,689,333,049 in Debt

    08/10/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 10, 2016 | 4:05 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    During the 90 full months President Barack Obama has completed serving in the White House—February 2009 through July 2016—the U.S. Treasury collected approximately $19,966,110,000,000 in tax revenues (in non-inflation-adjusted dollars), according to the Monthly Treasury Statements. During those same 90 months, the federal debt rose from $10,632,005,246,736.97 to $19,427,694,579,786.64—an increase of $8,795,689,333,049.67. In July, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today, the federal government took in $209,998,000,000 in taxes and spent $322,813,000,000—running a one-month deficit of $112,815,000,000. So far in fiscal 2016, according the Treasury statement, the federal government has collected approximately $2,678,824,000,000 in taxes and spent approximately $3,192,487,000,000—running...
  • Bernie's Truth Deficit: So much for Sanders' "Honesty"

    07/17/2016 7:12:10 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 17, 2017 | Daniel Clark
    Bernie's Truth Deficit: So much for Sanders' "Honesty" by Daniel Clark All those conservatives who credit Bernie Sanders with being honest must have been more than a little perplexed by his speech in which he announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The socialist senator hopped aboard the bandwagon of the quintessential "Wall Street candidate," and if that wasn't enough of a sellout of his alleged principles, he even pretended to care about runaway deficits. During the same speech in which he charged that Donald Trump "would increase our national debt by trillions of dollars," he absolved the sitting president for...
  • Trump: I’ll reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • Donald Trump’s Idea to Cut National Debt: Get Creditors to Accept Less

    05/06/2016 5:38:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 154 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    One day after assuring Americans he is not running for president “to make things unstable for the country,” the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, said in a television interview Thursday that he might seek to reduce the national debt by persuading creditors to accept something less than full payment. Asked whether the United States needed to pay its debts in full, or whether he could negotiate a partial repayment, Mr. Trump told the cable network CNBC, “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.” He added, “And if the economy was good, it...
  • 5 Things Most People Don’t Understand About the National Debt

    04/23/2016 9:18:03 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 67 replies
    Money ^ | April 22, 2016 | Taylor Tepper
    Since this is an election year, you’re hearing a lot about the size of the national debt — and the financial imperative to expunge it before it gets passed on to our kids and grandkids. Donald Trump ... ...suggested earlier that it would be possible to pay off the entire national debt in about eight years... ...the only way to advance the debate is to get past the myths... #1) The federal government’s books are not like a family’s finances ...put yourself in the position of the government. Say you earn the typical American family income, and you spend and...
  • Thomas Jefferson agrees with the Greek people?

    05/06/2010 2:26:51 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 22 replies · 490+ views
    University of Virginia ^ | 1789 - 1816 | Thomas Jefferson
    "The conclusion then, is, that neither the representatives of a nation, nor the whole nation itself assembled, can validly engage debts beyond what they may pay in their own time." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:457, Papers 15:398n "Then I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead...
  • Founders' Quotes - Debt of the Nation

    05/14/2008 9:23:06 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 22 replies · 105+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 05/14/2008 | Founding Fathers
    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. Thomas Jefferson 1816 - letter to Samuel Kercheval There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and...
  • Founders Quotes - The National Debt I

    11/18/2007 1:05:36 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies · 193+ views
    The Patriot Post - other sources ^ | 11/18/2007 | George Washington
    No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable. George Washington (Message to the House of Representatives, 3 December 1793) A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” Alexander Hamilton “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to...
  • Solving the United States' $6.7 trillion problem

    08/27/2003 4:57:09 AM PDT · by keyd · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Libertarian Solutions: How to solve the United States' $6,736,489,356,420 problem by Bill Winter LP News Editor If you had visited the online National Debt Clock at 12:00 noon on August 1, you would have seen this figure: $6,736,489,356,420.66. That's the amount of money owed by the federal government. (Over $6.7 trillion dollars.) But if you visited it again just 30 seconds later, you would have seen a different, bigger number: $6,736,489,954,145.59. That's an increase of about $590,000 -- a half-million dollars -- in 30 seconds. It's a stark reminder of just how quickly the politicians in Washington, DC are...

    01/08/2002 10:30:15 PM PST · by Angelique · 60 replies · 401+ views
    Unknown | Unknown | Steven L. Hayes and Charles Adams
    WOULD THOMAS JEFFERSON THINK WE ARE FREE? By Steven L. Hayes and Charles Adams What if Jefferson were to revisit America today? Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743. In his lifetime he saw his country transformed from an English colony to a country ruled by its own citizens. Remembered by many as the author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also served as President and guided the young nation through eight turbulent years. When Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 83, he left a country and a people whose commitment to the ideas of ...
  • Simple Math Shows America Is Headed for an Economic Disaster

    04/18/2016 7:21:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jody Chudley
    Stan Druckenmiller ... when I look at the current picture of expected tax revenues combined with benefits promised to future generations, this is the most unsustainable situation I have seen ever in my career. The disaster that Druckenmiller sees coming for the United States is all about changing demographics and entitlement spending. They don’t add up to a sustainable situation. In 1940, entitlement payments, which include everything from disability payments to Social Security to Medicare, amounted to just over 20% of annual government spending in the United States. Today, entitlement spending has swelled to nearly 70% of the annual federal...
  • Dem Says National Debt Not a Threat [semi-satire]

    04/12/2016 10:32:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass) brushed off fears that a runaway national debt could pose a threat to America. "Look, a debt of whatever amount merely records resources that have already been acquired by the government," Markey argued. "The government has already gotten and spent that money for the benefit of America. Whether it ever pays this money back is basically irrelevant." "Let's imagine that, 'horror of horrors,' the government defaults on this debt," Markey continued. "Who's hurt? The people who lent the money to the government by buying bonds can obviously afford to lose this money. People who need their...
  • Sound the Alarm: New Obama Regulations Will Push Private Retirement Savings Into Government Accounts

    04/09/2016 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/08/16 | Katie Pavlich
    If you thought Obamacare was terrifying, just wait until you read about what President Obama's regulatory agencies are planning to do with your retirement savings. According to an alarming report in the Wall Street Journal, government regulators at the Labor Department will be implementing new rules at the end of the year that will eventually force private retirement investments into government accounts. How? By making private investment options, specifically IRAs, too burdensome, a liability and expensive. Bolding is mine.
  • Senate Dem: National debt is not 'a threat to our country'

    04/07/2016 3:49:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 6, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday couldn't agree that federal debt is a national security problem, in a hearing aimed at assessing the long-term strategic implications of the government's $19 trillion debt. "A realistic discussion about it, and accepting expert opinion that this debt that we have is not actually right now a threat to our country, is I think a more realistic and honorable way of talking to the American people about it," Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday. That surprised committee chairman Bob Corker, who concluded the hearing by describing such views...
  • Economic Miseducation

    04/06/2016 7:37:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    There is no magical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, nor another bubble that would bring in enough revenue to offset the very large budget and reduce the unpayable national debt I have taught basic principles of economics for thirty years to group after group of college students who were often cross-eyed, bored, running late, playing with their phones, angry that I gave them too many notes, “hard tests,” and too many assignments which interfered with their busy social lives. Many students were there just to get a grade and to complete their useless social studies degrees...
  • Obama’s Tax-And-Spend Budget Would Add $7.5 Trillion To Debt, CBO Report Shows

    03/31/2016 4:31:38 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/31/2016 | John Merline
    President Obama’s first budget as president declared that he was ushering in a “new era of responsibility.” His last budget as president shows that he’s presided over an era of unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility. That at least, is what the Congressional Budget Office’s independent analysis of Obama’s budget makes plain.
  • Fed Admits it is the World’s Central Bank – not just the USA Central Bank

    03/30/2016 7:20:38 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 13 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | Mar 30, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Janet Yellen signaled that the Fed is grappling with the problem I have been warning about: the dollar has become the de facto currency and the Fed is indeed becoming the world’s central bank. Yellen has admitted that everyone is lobbying the Fed to surrender its domestic policy objectives for international ones. This is precisely what took place in 1927. Yellen stated that the Fed should worry less about inflation domestically than about global growth risks. She pointed to the slowdown in China and depressed commodity prices, but Europe is a real basket case. She used the words that “caution...
  • Obama Blames Republicans For Slow Economic Recovery

    03/04/2016 4:13:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/4/16 | Connor D. Wolf
    President Barack Obama responded to reports of slow job growth Friday by blaming Republicans who have opposed parts of his economic agenda. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report found the economy added 242,000 new jobs in February. The latest number highlights a long-running trend of slow, yet positive, economic growth. Obama credits the growth to his agenda but its slowness to Republicans for their opposition to his plan. “The plans that we have put in place to grow the economy have worked,” the president declared in the Oval Office. “They would work even faster if we did not have...
  • Interest costs will make up entire deficit in five years, White House projects

    02/09/2016 10:16:20 AM PST · by aimhigh · 42 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 02/09/2016 | Greg Robb
    According to the latest White House budget projections, the government's interest costs are expected to more than triple to $787 billion by 2026, as interest rates rise, from $223 billion in 2015. By 2025 and 2026, the government will spend more on interest costs than all non-defense discretionary outlays. Under the White House budget, the national debt will increase from $19 trillion to more than $27 trillion over the next decade.
  • 5 Reasons why the Baby Boomers are the worst generation ever.

    02/07/2016 7:54:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 212 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | 1/15/15 | Gene Marks
    "This is the real reason Washington can’t create a long-term deficit reduction plan. The boomers love their safety nets." Wow, so it looks like we have a budget deal in Washington. A debt ceiling and spending crisis has been averted. It’s good news. But let’s all calm down. It’s only temporary. The agreement does not address the long-term fiscal problems we have. Problems that were mostly created by none other than the “baby boomer” generation. Yeah, you know who you are. You’re tanned and healthy and living way past average life expectancy. You’ve got a defined benefit pension plan from...
  • Federal Debt Just Exceeded $19 Trillion: $58,000 for Each Person in U.S.

    02/03/2016 2:41:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2016 | 10:18 AM EST | Romina Boccia
    On Monday the U.S. national debt hit a new record: $19,012,827,698,418. This is the first time the national debt has ever exceeded $19 trillion. That's more than $58,000 for each person who lives in the U.S. today (including children). The main culprit behind the rising deficits and debt is growing federal spending--especially among Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. Traditionally, Congress has set a limit for how much debt the U.S. may take on, known simply as the debt limit. But rather than put a higher limit on the debt, lawmakers and the president have repeatedly suspended the debt limit,...
  • The National debt climbs above $19 trillion

    02/02/2016 10:14:16 PM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/01/2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The national debt hit $19 trillion for the first time ever on Friday, and came in at $19.012 trillion. It took a little more than 13 months for the debt to climb by $1 trillion. The national debt hit $18 trillion on Dec. 15, 2014. That's a slightly stepped-up pace compared to the last few $1 trillion mileposts. It took about 14 months for the debt to climb from $17 trillion to $18 trillion, and about the same amount of time to go from $16 trillion to $17 trillion. The federal government has been free to borrow as much as...
  • Obama’s Legacy: Runaway Deficits, Debt And Health Costs

    01/28/2016 2:58:12 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/27/2016 | Staff
    The Budget: When President Obama released his first budget plan in 2009, he called it a “New Era of Responsibility.” What he produced was irresponsibility on a historic scale.
  • National Debt? What’s That? Bernie & Hillary Want to Add to it, Republicans Not Addressing it

    01/20/2016 7:23:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/20/2016 | Michael Tanner
    Does anyone remember the national debt? Judging from the presidential campaign so far, perhaps we should put the debt's image on a milk carton somewhere. In the last Republican debate, there was precisely one question on the debt -- and the candidates answered it by talking about their tax plans. That was far too typical. According to the FiveThirtyEight website, "the deficit" was mentioned an average of two times in the first five televised Republican debates (including the "undercard" debates) by all the candidates -- and the moderators -- combined. And "the national debt" was brought up an average of...
  • The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

    01/13/2016 8:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 11, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”—Aldous Huxley There’s a man who contacts me several times a week to disagree with my assessments of the...
  • Obama’s First Speech to Congress: We Can’t Pass on to Our Children a Debt They Can’t Pay

    01/11/2016 9:08:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 3:25 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, delivered on Feb. 24, 2009--a little more than a month after his inauguration--President Barack Obama warned that we have a "responsibility" not to pass on to our children a federal debt they cannot pay. "There is, of course, another responsibility we have to our children," Obama said in that speech. "And that's the responsibility to ensure that we do not pass on to them a debt they cannot pay. That is critical." At this point, a chuckling Obama paused to accept a standing ovation from the chamber. Then-House Speaker Nancy...
  • Obama Preps for Final State of the Union

    12/27/2015 8:54:53 AM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Barack Obama is preparing for his final State of the Union Address, which he'll deliver January 12. And the president is not looking to slow down as the end of his presidency nears. "I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office. And that's what I intend to do," Obama writes in an email to supporters. We've done a lot of remarkable things together this year, and it's because of committed citizens like you that this country keeps moving forward. You keep proving the cynics wrong. On January 12, I'll be...
  • $416,014,000,000: Federal Taxes Set Record in First 2 Months of FY16 […] Still Run $201.1B Deficit

    12/10/2015 5:42:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2015 | 3:39 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The federal government continued to collect taxes at an unprecedented pace in the beginning of fiscal 2016, raking in a record of approximately $416,014,000,000 in revenues through the first two months of the fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2015 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. In the entirety of fiscal 2015, which ended on Sept. 30, the federal government collected a record $3,248,723,000,000, which worked out to about $21,833 for every person who held a job in the country as of September. The record-setting $416,014,000,000 in taxes that the federal government collected in just...
  • Former U.S. Comptroller: National Debt is $65 Trillion, Not $18 Trillion

    11/10/2015 2:45:28 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/10/2015 | Michael Tennant
    June, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) put the U.S. government's debt at a staggering $18 trillion. But according to a former U.S. comptroller general, the actual debt is $65 trillion -- more than triple the official figure -- and it isn't going to improve as long as politicians continue to put their personal and partisan interests ahead of the nation's. David Walker, who served as the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008, told John Catsimatidis, host of "The Cats Roundtable" on New York radio station WNYM, that there's much more to the debt than just...
  • $19.6 Trillion Debt Ceiling: Done Deal?

    10/27/2015 6:31:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies ^ | 10-27-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, when reviewing the next steps in the 2015 version of the debt ceiling "drama" we said that "that the only certain outcome from the melodramatic debt ceiling fight over the next several days, is the following: the US is about to have a brand spanking new debt ceiling, one that should last it until March of 2017: $19,600,000,000,000." Sure enough, with just days left until the November 3rd D-Day when the Treasury runs out of emergency cash and is forced to prioritize debt repayments over government spending, moments ago Politico reported that "congressional leaders and the White House...
  • Sen. Cruz Praises House for Passing the Default Prevention Act (National Debt)

    10/22/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | October 21, 2015
    We cannot continue to cripple future generations WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the passage of Rep. Tom McClintock’s (R-Calif.) Default Prevention Act in the House of Representatives:“First and foremost, Congress must enact critical reforms to restore fiscal sanity for our nation and reverse the continued upward trajectory of our spending. We cannot continue to cripple future generations. The House took a significant step today in that regard and passed the Default Prevention Act, which ensures that our nation’s debt will be paid in full and on time. “This legislation allows the United...
  • Boehner looking to move debt ceiling bill soon

    10/14/2015 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Alfred O. Bama · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/14/15 | JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
    House Speaker John Boehner is looking to move a bill to lift the debt ceiling before he leaves Congress, a tactic aimed at helping his successor, according to multiple sources with knowledge of internal party planning. Timing has not been decided, but the Treasury Department says the nation's borrowing limit needs to be raised by Nov. 5, and Boehner (R-Ohio) would like to resolve the issue before a new speaker is sworn in. Boehner expects to step down Oct. 30. His office declined to comment for this story....
  • The Nation's Budget Outlook Is Worse Than You Think

    08/27/2015 5:24:55 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/26/2015 | Staff
    Budgets: The bad news is that the country is headed toward $1 trillion deficits in 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The worse news is that, if history is any guide, this forecast is probably way too optimistic.
  • RANKED: The world's national debts, from safest to most risky

    08/14/2015 6:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/14/2015 | Ben Moshinsky
    Bank of America's Transforming World Atlas has loads of lovely infographics in it, but one of the most colourful is a map of the world's riskiest sovereign debt.The map uses the prices of credit-default swaps, which are derivatives that pay out if a borrower defaults.Here's the map:BAML Sovereign credit-default swaps have been used as a type of insurance against sovereign governments not paying back the money they owe. As with any insurance product, the more expensive it is, the more likely the event you're insuring against will happen soon.
  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • Would Americans riot if entitlements were taken away?

    07/17/2015 11:18:42 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 106 replies
    Senator Jerry Moran discusses dangers of national debt, and entitlements and warns what's happening in Greece may foretell America's fate. When the Gov't teat runs dry, have a SHTF plan.
  • A Greek Tragedy: Could Federal Debt Turn the United States into Greece?

    07/10/2015 5:37:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 10, 2015 | Allen West
    Editor’s Note: This column was coauthored by Geno Lattus. The perfect formula for financial crisis: Imagine a country that spends more than it makes and continues to borrow to make up the difference, leaving it forever catching up on debt payments because of mounting interest. Another analysis on the Greek crisis? No. The United States is running its government in the same fundamental way as Greece and a meltdown may be coming soon. The Greek Formula. Greece recently defaulted on a $1.8 billion debt payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). After borrowing large sums, big bailouts and profligate government...
  • Essay on Labor, Minimum Wage, Taxes, Immigration, Federal Budgets and Train Wrecks

    05/13/2015 12:21:50 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 3 replies
    Original work | May 13, 2015 | Self
  • Grants Because the Economy Isn’t Doing So Well

    04/08/2015 4:06:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While we keep printing, spending, and giving away billions of dollars like there is no tomorrow, can anybody mathematically comprehend what $18 trillion of national debt means? Does anyone even care anymore? The economy is so rosy, the statistics tell us, we are at what economists call full employment. “Full employment is a situation in which everyone who is willing and able to work can find a job. At full employment, the measured unemployment rate is still positive.” Economists have argued for years that the full employment number was somewhere “near 5 percent unemployment.” President John F. Kennedy tried to...
  • The 5 Dumbest Ideas That Have Taken Root In America

    04/07/2015 5:18:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Humans are extremely adaptable creatures; so we tend to quickly acclimate ourselves to our circumstances until they become the "new normal." However, sometimes when you have a hole in the bottom of your boat, it's a better idea to try to address it than to just keep bailing water all day long. For example, here in America we seem to believe that... 1) The only religion it's okay to mock is the most popular one, Christianity: Roughly 80% of Americans are Christian; yet which religion is openly mocked by Hollywood and the mainstream media? Is it Judaism? No, that would...
  • Scott Walker pledges to 'push back' on Obamacare [ethanol, other regs and mandates phased out)

    04/02/2015 1:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 1, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Brookfield— Speaking before a conservative audience Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker suggested he would not allow Wisconsin to set up a health care exchange if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a portion of Obamacare. "We're going to push back," the likely Republican presidential candidate said of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. "This president of the United States — they've got to come up with a solution....They're going to try to put the pressure on us but we need to put the pressure right back on them." Walker spoke at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts as...
  • House Democrats unveil budget matching Obama’s tax increases

    03/23/2015 11:18:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2015 1:20 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    House Democrats have unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan for next year. It mirrors President Barack Obama’s call for $1.8 trillion in tax increases on wealthier people and corporations over the coming decade but would add almost $6 trillion to the national debt over that time. […] The plan calls for a wave of new spending for infrastructure like roads and bridges and additional funding for education and medical research. It would make modest curbs on the rapid growth of the popular Medicare program. …
  • Debt-Default Crisis 2015: Raise, and Then Raze, the Debt Ceiling

    03/19/2015 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3-17-2015 | Victor Williams
    Interest rates will skyrocket, instability will roil the financial markets, the federal deficit will soar and the resulting "catastrophic" harm will last years. That is how Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew describes a debt-ceiling breach certain to cause a government default. Uncle Sam will be bankrupt. All national government operations will seize-up. All checks for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans, contractors and vendors will bounce. At the stroke of midnight, March 16, 2015, the debt ceiling was again breached. The Treasury Department has begun "extraordinary measures" to forestall the certain default. Jack Lew must rob Peter to pay Paul. He...
  • 5 Things To Know About Obama's $4 Trillion Budget

    02/03/2015 8:01:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 2, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    resident Obama unveiled his fiscal year 2016 budget Monday, a proposal that would spend $3.99 trillion while running a $474 billion deficit. The document will serve as a blueprint for White House policy for upcoming fights with Republicans on immigration, health care, infrastructure, and tax reform. Highlights every conservative should know include:1. Higher SpendingObama's budget would increase spending by $74 billion in 2016 compared to current law, and by $322 billion over the next five years. Federal government spending as a percentage of GDP would rise from 20.3 percent in 2014 to 22.2 percent in 2025.The biggest spending increase items in Obama's budget...
  • Obama threatens stopping paychecks to 143,000 Homeland Security employees

    02/03/2015 7:28:23 AM PST · by drypowder · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama claimed on Monday that without a comprehensive budget covering the Department of Homeland Security, more than 130,000 mission-critical employees will be forced to work without pay by the end of the month. They include 40,000 employed by Customs and Border Protection, 50,000 Transportation Security Administration screeners, 13,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 40,000 Coast Guard personnel. Pay would be restored at the end of any withholding period. 'I know how vital you are, and I want to make sure more Americans know how vital you are,' Obama told an auditorium full of DHS employees Monday the...
  • When the national debt was zero: An overflowing Treasury bedeviled earlier presidents

    01/08/2015 7:07:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/08/2015 | Thomas V. DiBacco
    On Jan. 8, 1835, the U.S. national debt stood at zero, the first and only time in its history. It was a remarkable turnabout from Jan. 1, 1791, when the federal government was in debt to the tune of $75,463,476.52. But that wasn’t the peak amount of indebtedness for the new nation ($120 million), which occurred at the end of the three-year War of 1812. To be sure, President Andrew Jackson, under whose watch the no-debt day was achieved, was jubilant, and a big Washington party overflowed with superlatives, as illustrated by Missouri Sen. Thomas Hart Benton’s remarks: “The apparition,...
  • They are preparing for you

    12/27/2014 9:45:42 AM PST · by kindred · 41 replies ^ | December 19, 2014 | Dwight Kehoe
    A wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread. This is what Obama, with his fiscal cliff plan, threatens us with. For many years now we have heard chilling tales about that elusive, powerful and manipulative entity conspiracy theorists have called “The New World Order”. Not only have the members of this group managed for the most part to remain anonymous, but their agenda has remained mysterious and obscure. So much so that many good people have been perfectly fine with ignoring its existence or viability. Whether or not this New World Order is in lockstep with World Communism...