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  • Help! I need info?

    01/16/2013 2:28:38 PM PST · by GoCards · 32 replies
    Debating a lib on the news of the day. Where do I find the information that the Sandy Hook shooter actually did not use the assault rifle but the handguns to shoot. I thought I read the police found the rifle in his car. Thank you :)
  • Breaking Down Obama's 23 Executive Orders

    01/16/2013 1:57:43 PM PST · by SampleMan · 72 replies
    Self | Jan. 16, 2013 | Sampleman
    The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence. - Followed by my observations on their relevance. 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. - Why aren’t they already doing this? And are you including illegal aliens, because something tells me you aren’t. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. - Must be...
  • Caption Barry

    01/16/2013 11:58:44 AM PST · by crosshairs · 23 replies
  • Now It's Come To This (Please Read This)

    01/16/2013 10:39:46 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 124 replies
    Self/President | 1/16/2013
    I had to come on to FR and post the following discussion that just took place at lunch that I had with a law enforcement agent that I am currently working with and a general practitioner who happen to be dining at a booth next to ours. The television was on as the President was giving his speech about his 23 executive orders. When the discussion arrived about mental health and giving up personal information under the HIPPA act. The physician stated that if Americans read about Obamacare a year ago they would have seen that the foundation was clearly...
  • Why Are We Paying For A War Being Waged Against Us?

    01/16/2013 8:51:45 AM PST · by jimjohn · 10 replies
    self | 1/16/2013 | Jim Johnson
    Why Are We Paying For A War Being Waged Against Us? By Jim Johnson January 16, 2013 Before putting the stamp on that tax return, or hitting ‘submit’ on that e-file, hold on a minute. This could be a lawful way (and perhaps the best way) to send a clear message to governments across the country: Hold up all tax payments to the last moment – maybe even longer. Hear me out, America. This is about more than the Second Amendment issue, and we’ll get to that in a moment. The next so-called ‘crisis’ the out-of-control federal government is facing...
  • (VANITY) FREEP THIS POLL -- SENATOR BILL NELSON - FLORIDA

    01/14/2013 12:48:35 PM PST · by I got the rope · 21 replies
    SENATOR BILL NELSON'S WEBSITE ^ | 14 JAN 13 | I GOT THE ROPE
    Please vote on Bill Nelson's gun control survey. Scroll down, survey on the right. http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
  • New Photo ID Law?

    01/15/2013 12:16:04 PM PST · by MNDude · 18 replies
    Last night I went to a Western Union to send money. There was a young black woman ahead of me who was asked for her ID in order to send money. She became very irate with the guys working there and saying she never had to do that before. The Western Union guys insisted it was a new law made for the IRS that came into place this 2013. They finally had to have a security guard escort the woman from their place of business because she was getting very confrontational about having to show ID. In any case, this...
  • Petition: Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families...

    01/15/2013 6:09:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    3,691 more signatures needed. This petition implements RULES FOR RADICALS #5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" against Obama. If gun-free zones make people safe, then why don’t we declare the immediate vicinity of the President and Vice-President to be gun-free zones and send the Secret Service home? Or are gun-free zones good enough for our kids, but not good enough for our overlords? It is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for politicians to surround themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. There are 8 more days to get the required number of signatures...
  • An Open Letter to Colin Powell

    01/14/2013 6:01:28 PM PST · by CovenBuster · 26 replies
    Self
    Dear Secretary Powell: I understand you were a guest on one of the Sunday chat shows and listed a few things that Republicans have said that indicate that they harbor underlying racism. I believe you called it “a dark vein of intolerance.” Your examples were: 1) Shuckin’ and jivin’ 2) Lazy, accompanied by the unspoken but certainly implied “shiftless,” not to even mention that reallllly unspoken third word. I confess that those dog whistles are much too high for my ears, but that could be because I’m in my 60s. I would never have dreamed that using those terms regarding...
  • Obama,"We have to reach a sustainable deficit" Brilliant Idea, Moron!!!

    01/14/2013 9:56:52 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | Jan. 14, 2013 | Stayfree
    THE GREAT RETARD manages to prove over and over again that without TOTUS he is fully capable of proving all by himself that he is the only IMBECILE in the room!!!
  • Obama Acknowledges That He Is A Big-Spending Socialist

    01/14/2013 9:44:22 AM PST · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Self | Jan. 14, 2013 | Stayfree
    Perhaps the only truth to come out of the White House Commie's mouth today was when he appeared proud of the label put around his neck by conservatives that he is "A Big-Spending Socialist"
  • No Spending Cuts? Another Downgrade!

    01/14/2013 9:15:12 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 15 replies
    1/14/13 | Originalbuckeye
    Did not Moodys say they would downgrade our credit rating again if there are not significant spending cuts? Why aren't the Republicans shouting that from the rooftops?
  • Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA refusing to let vendors sell "assault weapons?" Is this true?

    01/06/2013 4:09:41 AM PST · by KingLudd · 21 replies
    I caught the tail end of a local DC-area radio program last week (Thursday) and I'm pretty sure I heard one of the representatives from the Nation's Gun Show say that they would no longer allow the sale of "assault weapons" at their show in Chantilly, VA. Can anyone verify this? If this is true, I have attended my last Nation's Gun Show.
  • Permission Granted

    01/12/2013 3:34:04 PM PST · by 41Thunder · 12 replies
    Personal | January 12, 2013 | 41Thunder
    I posted a letter a short while back that I sent to my State Senators and Congresswoman. I've received several email requests for permission to use the text. Therefore to all Freepers: Permission Granted! Stay united and defend the Second Amendment. Here's the text of the letter. The Honorable *insert name* The Honorable *insert name* The Honorable *insert name* Washington, DC. Subject: Pending Federal Gun Control Legislation The Second Amendment of the US Constitution clearly establishes the limits of the Government concerning gun control. It was established by our founding fathers to give “We the People” an equal footing with...
  • Freep a Poll (ban high-capacity magazines?)

    01/12/2013 9:31:40 AM PST · by Tigercap · 47 replies
    Holland Sentinel (MI) ^ | 1/12/2013 | Holland Sentinel
    Should the government ban high-capacity ammunition magazines?
  • Constitutional Convention Question's

    01/12/2013 2:32:13 AM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 20 replies
    Constitutional Convention Question's Parliamentarian Ref: Constitutional Convention analysis: Constitutional Convention Question's: Am I wrong on my analysis? Is my analysis truly what could happen?
  • Federal report: Warming is changing US daily life

    01/11/2013 2:33:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/11/13 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive new federal scientific report says global warming is already changing America from sea to rising sea and how Americans live. The government issued Friday a 1,146-page draft report that details in dozens of ways how climate change is already disrupting the health, homes and other facets of daily American life. It warns that those disruptions will increase in the future. The blunt report takes a global environmental issue and explains what it means for different U.S. regions, for various sectors of the economy and for future generations. The National Climate Assessment doesn't say what should...
  • Ann Barnhardt over the edge (My Title)

    01/11/2013 12:50:33 PM PST · by rey · 51 replies
    http://www.barnhardt.biz/ ^ | 11 Jan 2013 | rey
    For those of us who were on the fence whether Ann Barnhardt was a taco short of a platter, here's the proof. Seemingly she closed her brokerage business while having a sizable mortgage. The reason she claims to have taken this mortgage is to prevent some near-do-well from aborting her child. Predictably, this had not the desired effect; now there is just one more up and coming near-do-well in the world. She continues to defend her actions despite clear evidence that she was manipulated by satan's spawn. Sad...
  • Obamas Assault Rifle Aimed at the Congress' and the Senate's Head

    01/11/2013 1:36:11 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 104 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | Jan 14, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Joe Biden and Barack Obama have an assault rifle with a 30 round magazine pointed at the temples of Congress, the Senate, and America. They have decided that, to achieve the same gun control that only twenty years ago required the consent of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, all they need to do is issue some Imperial Decrees. This Emperor Obama has decided to simply NOT CONSULT and NOT INVOLVE both of the Houses of government, the House of Congress and the Senate, and unilaterally impose rules that only 20 years ago required consent of both of...
  • Putting a solid definition on the current administration

    01/10/2013 8:14:17 AM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published January 08, 2013 | Dr.Keith Ablow
    Putting a solid definition in place to allow us to focus on what we need to do.
  • OUTLAW SWIMMING POOLS! Swimming pools are 52 times more likely to kill children than guns!

    01/10/2013 7:40:27 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 35 replies
    Here is some excellent analysis that shows that swimming pools kill more children than guns, despite the fact that we have more guns than swimming pools in this country: http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/firearms-versus-swimming-pools.php When you factor in the number of pools relative to that of guns, the analysis shows that a child is 52 times more likely to die in a swimming pool than by a gun shot. We need to outlaw swimming pools, in order to save the lives of children. I am all for pool control. We must fight to ensure that the pool builders lobby does not undermine our attempt...
  • NO! NOT NOW, NOT EVER!

    01/09/2013 2:56:00 PM PST · by carlo3b · 56 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 1/9/13 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    NO! No you won’t.. Not now, not ever.. President Obama, you have taken this country down a road that even your most ardent supporters have had to concede is entirely too far to the left of our National patience would have normally allowed with your entitlement philosophies.. Now you have focused on the second amendment, and this time you have taken on the very heart of this country’s pride, and the answer is NO, JUST NO! This time, Mr. President you have gone too far, and you are on the verge of total rebellion, not just from your detractors, but...
  • Hugh Hewitt Responce

    01/09/2013 12:46:14 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 21 replies
    Bidimus1
    Hugh Hewitt on Tue Jan 8 2013 asked for a legal argument against taxing arms out of existance. Here is what I sent him. I heard on your show Tues the 8th of Jan. A call for those of us that support the constitution to find a argument againt the taxiation to the point of elimination of the sales of arms. I am not a lawyer but do try to think critically. My first argment is this. Fundemtnal Rights are equal. This can be supported but McDonald v Chichago. Fundamental right deserving of protection. Evidence from the periodimmediately following the...
  • Mark Essex, the Howard Johnson Sniper (vanity)

    01/09/2013 12:39:00 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    When Mark Essex was in the Navy, he said he wanted to become a dentist. Two years later he gunned down 19 people, including 10 police officers. Thirty years before a pair of serial snipers terrorized Washington, D.C., Mark Essex prowled the streets of New Orleans with a .44-caliber Magnum rifle. During a weeklong reign of terror, he launched a series of surprise attacks against the city's police department, its citizens, and its visitors. Essex's rampage ended in the bloodiest shootout in New Orleans history and the deadliest day ever for its police department. As the events of that day...
  • A call for suggestions of Talking points to combat the Oppressive-Leftat.

    01/09/2013 8:19:23 AM PST · by BerserkPatriot · 54 replies
    Jan 9 2013
    A national radio host made an excellent suggestion the other day that we conservatives should pursue with vigor. The Oppressive-left loves to use simple talking point slogans to hammer their lies into the publics conscious. These simpleton lies are designed to crowd out real thought and logic of the truth. It is about time for our side to get on board and come up with our own talking point slogans we can all use to hammer the truth into them (rhetorically speaking of course) This posting is to advance that idea and get the ball rolling. The technique Oppressives is...
  • Chavez' Term Ends Today/Will Not Take New Oath, Violates Constitution: DOES U.S. RECOGNIZE CHAVEZ?

    01/09/2013 7:58:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Dictator Hugo Chavez and friend of Sean Penn and Oliver Stone was mandated to take a sworn presidential oath before the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela this morning due to the specifics of their Constitution and that he won the Oct. election (unfortunately) for another six-year term starting today. However Hugo "smells of sulphur", it is reported, and is out of the country and deathly ill in Havana, Cuba of apparently malignant cancer, so he is not exercising his duties in addition to being absent from the country in the first place. There are succession plans in place in Venezuelan...
  • Gun Control? Buy Back Programs? (Vanity)

    01/09/2013 5:55:01 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 3 replies
    Some of the Jews voluntarily lined up in an orderly fashion to board the cattle car trains that took them to their deaths. The Nazis even paid for their travel expenses. I guess that was a "buy back program" taken to it's logical extreme. The D.C. government needs to always know that the citizenry it seeks to take property and rights from is fully armed, fully capable of, and totally willing to, resist their efforts. Gun control has NEVER been about guns...it's ALWAYS been about control.
  • 2012 Economic Census (vanity: what is this crap?)

    01/08/2013 4:16:37 PM PST · by manic4organic · 51 replies
    My Mailbox ^ | 01/08/2013 | Me
    I received this in the mail the other day. The front of the envelope reads: "U.S. Census Bureau Form Enclosed. YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW. Please complete and return by February 12, 2013. I knew the Census is part of the Constitution but a business census? They have pages and pages of forms they want filled out. They want to know how many employees, all my financial numbers, (sales and types services and products offered). First, is this Constitutional? Second, doesn't the IRS have most of this information already?
  • WHY GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ARE OUR MAIN PROBLEM

    01/08/2013 11:10:15 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 44 replies
    Vanity | 1/8/2013 | Dick Bachert
    A story that plays into where we are now bears recitation. I’m working from memory here and some of the details may not be precisely correct but the take away message has stuck with me all these years. In August, 1977, a small church in Louisville, Nebraska – Faith Baptist – was raided by armed agents of the state Department of Education for running a Christian school. The ostensible reason for the raid was that they were NOT adhering to the state “requirement” that ALL schools and teachers be “certified” by the state. A judge issued an order that the...
  • Social Security deduction for 1st check of 2013 (Vanity)

    01/08/2013 10:20:40 AM PST · by crosshairs · 31 replies
    I was wondering why my paycheck was so much less for the first check of the new year and started looking at the deductions and saw that the amount taken out for Social Security tax went up 50%. WTH! I guess we have to fund all the lazy bastards who have gone on SSDI in the last year.
  • TurboTax makes better argument than GOP (vanity)

    01/07/2013 8:09:19 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 14 replies
    Vanity | 1/7/13 | VMIVol00
    I was watching TV and saw a commercial for TurboTax and noticed that they made a more compelling argument for lower taxes than the GOP. They simply state..."You work hard. You deserve to keep as much of your money as possible. Turbotax wants to help you. Every dollar counts". Why can't the GOP articulate its point just as clearly? It's an easy argument. Replace "Turbotax wants to help you" with "Republicans want to help everyone." These guys are so out of touch with most Americans that they no longer know how to communicate in anything other Beltway BS. Maybe the...
  • Live Thread: Clown Occupying White House Nominates Jew Hating RINO to Be Sec Def

    01/07/2013 10:03:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox and other channels | 1/7/13
    Media cult coverage to begin shortly.
  • Megyn Kelly Challenges Professor Who Wants America to ‘Give Up’ U.S. Constitution

    01/07/2013 11:13:52 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/7/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Many Americans were shocked to learn about Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman’s advocation for the U.S. to abandon the Constitution — the central document that has helped spawn America’s growth and progression for hundreds of years. As previously reported, the constitutional expert recently noted his belief (via an op-ed) that a blind allegiance to the outdated document is perilous. On Friday, he defended his controversial views about some purportedly “evil” provisions in the Constitution in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.
  • DREW review: Zero Dark Thirty

    01/07/2013 4:21:22 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 1 replies
    Agree with this review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn54VfqazoI
  • What firearm(s) would you recommend for home protection?

    01/06/2013 9:42:01 PM PST · by ru4liberty · 236 replies
    Self
    This question pertains to a diminutive woman in her mid-60s. She has a .38 handgun but has been told by a few people (shooting range owner, RTC instructor's cousin, co-worker, etc.) that the best thing to have is a shotgun. They pretty much said that sometimes the only thing a perp needs is to hear the cocking of the shotgun and he'll flee the scene. I wanted to tap into the expertise of those FReepers who are knowledgeable of such things so I can pass along the info. Also, her funds are limited (fixed income), so any recommendations that would...
  • John Brennan will be nominated as CIA Director

    01/06/2013 4:45:18 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 37 replies
    Capitol Hill sources tell me President Obama intends to nominate John Brennan to be the next Director of the #CIA. Told as soon as tomorrow.
  • Observe and Serve: RESOLVE to SAVE the U.S.A.

    01/06/2013 2:46:50 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 61 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | Jan 8, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is clear to any man or woman of honor, that America has fallen from the mortal pantheon of Great Nations. We have, as a people, dwindled into a selfish and self-seeking lot, whose primary focus vacillates between maintaining our grasp of pop-culture, and making sure our prodigious guts are filled. It was not always thus: There was a time when we embraced God; when we would reach out to our fellow man in charity; when we would help nations in distress. Now, as we slide to socialism and communism, where the State enforces a 'charity of poverty', as opposed...
  • Meet the Press Fail: Shows Debt Clock $3 Trillion Less Actual $16.4 Trillion

    01/06/2013 10:27:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Kristinn
    It has gone unremarked upon by their peers in the media, but a few people noted it on Twitter. This morning NBC's Meet the Press featuring gun criminal David Gregory ran a graphic of the U.S. national debt clock that showed the debt at $13 trillion, a mere $3 trillion short of where it actually stands.Most notably, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker tweeted about it.A photo of the Meet the Press debt clock fail was posted to Twitter by Rick VanMeter:As of today, the national debt is over $16,400,000,000,000.
  • Why are all these recent tragic shootings are happening in blue demo party states?

    01/05/2013 1:27:41 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
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  • Dave Grossman: First-Person Shooter Videogames Should be Banned

    01/04/2013 5:43:51 PM PST · by Katechon · 306 replies
    January 4 | Katechon
    The first juvenile mass-murder happened for the FIRST TIME in recorded human history in the late 1970s, in California. In 500 years of gun-powder combat, not once had a juvenile committed multiple homicide. We had a couple in the 1980s, and now it's out of control. So what happened? It's Pavlog Dog, said Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Grossman: our youth is being conditioned from childhood by videogames to be "First-Person Shooters, (FPS) and to associate killing, human death and suffering with reward and pleasure. Videogames are not "games"; they are mass-murder simulators, Grossman says. Our kids are being wired...
  • Sign the WhiteHouse.gov petition to freeze the debt ceiling...

    01/04/2013 6:18:56 AM PST · by MelSmith · 12 replies
    Do not increase the federal debt ceiling. Increasing it beyond $16,000,000,000,000 is unsustainable and unjustifiable. Petition: http://wh.gov/UpGJ
  • Man With a Gun Tries To Enter Mamaroneck, NY Middle School

    01/03/2013 1:10:27 PM PST · by MWestMom · 29 replies
    Fox News
    A Westchester school was locked down this morning when a middle-aged man tried to enter with a gun on his waist.
  • (Vanity) Flipping channels between C-Span waiting for the Republicans to keep Boehner as Speaker

    01/03/2013 9:31:18 AM PST · by jakerobins · 70 replies
    John Boehner looks too calm and resolved. The other Republicans don't appear to be coming together trying to get a group to vote against "Cry baby" Boehner. I think the Fix is in folks we are about to be "Lead" by the Doormat until he can hand the gavel over to Pelosi......
  • Dropping Anchor In Piraeus (We Have Reached Athens)

    01/03/2013 5:49:57 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    1/3/2013 | Self
    The word is out from Moodys Investor Service. The United States cannot keep its credit rating unless more is done beyond the "imperfect deal" agreed to by the political leaders of both parties in Washington. Reflecting on what was done it is impossible not to conclude that the deal was the beginning of what will be a series of European-style austerity measures coming out of Washington as demanded by the creditors holding onto this nations multi-trillion dollar debt. We have made it into the same spot that Spain, Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdon, France and Greece are. The Age of...
  • KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)

    01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/2/13 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple. William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/132b7Ji) reported Monday. When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name...
  • Any Dems with a Conscience in Congress?

    01/01/2013 4:30:50 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    1/1/13 | originalbuckeye
    Are there any elected Democrats who will put the survival of their country ahead of their Party? Are there any elected Democrats who care about the excessive spending their Party demands? Are there any elected Democrats who will defy their 'leaders' and put future generations ahead of the immature Socialists who have control of this country? $41 dollars of tax hikes for each $1 in spending cuts??? And they aren't spending cuts anyway??? This will put the final nail in the coffin of the once revered American Dream.
  • More Takers than Workers

    12/31/2012 3:28:15 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 27 replies
    12/31/2012 | Vanity
    Capitol Report | New Mexico » New Mexico tops Forbes list of “death spiral states” found at http://www.capitolreportnewmexico.com/2012/11/nm-tops-forbes-list-of-death-spiral-states/ This report has started a discussion on a local TV channel's comment forum. I am posting a comment from a liberal and a reply to him. The report shows there are 153 state and local employees, retirees, and welfare individuals for every 100 who are working in the private sector in New Mexico.
  • Republicans vote to destroy marriage (vanity)

    12/31/2012 7:25:58 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 26 replies
    Myself
    Per drudge the tax deal would be 400k for Indiv and 450k for family. So why get married? Two single taxpayers would in theory have 800k limit ala Andrew cuomo and his gf. Obama's base is single people. Also in France they overturned their tax law for this very reason!
  • My Two Sons

    12/30/2012 9:19:31 AM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    Change.org | Jennifer McNary
    FRiends -Both of my sons have the same debilitating disease  -- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy -- that's kept them dependent on wheelchairs to get around. But now only one of my sons has access to a "miracle drug" that is saving his life.Max was fortunate enough to take part in a study of a breakthrough medication, and now he can walk on his own for longer than he ever could. But Austin wasn't as lucky. Without access to this miracle drug, I watch Austin suffer silently as his brother thrives. The FDA has the power to make this drug available to kids...
  • Fiscal Cliff In Plain English

    12/30/2012 9:53:09 AM PST · by Wuli · 7 replies
    Wuli | December 30, 2012 | Wuli
    “Fiscal Cliff” in plain English Lesson # 1: * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000 Now, let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700.00 * Money the family spent: $38,200.00 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500.00 * Balance on the credit card: $142,710.00 * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50 Got It ? ..... OK now,,,,,,,,,,,, ------------------------------------------------------------------ Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the "Debt Ceiling": Let's say, you come home from work...