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  • CBS Host Stunned NOT ONE Participant in Face the Nation’s Focus Group Believes America is in a Better Place After One Year of Joe Biden (Video)

    01/23/2022 5:58:31 PM PST · by simpson96 · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Christina Laila
    After Joe Biden’s first year in office, NOT ONE participant in Face the Nation’s focus group believes America is in a better place. CBS host Margaret Brennan was stunned when the entire panel of six participants, including Biden voters, said America is on the wrong path. “During the course of the pandemic, “Face the Nation” has been listening to Americans, through Zoom, to get their thoughts on COVID, the economy and how the government is handling it all. On Friday, we checked back in with six of them,” host Margaret Brennan said. “Who feels like we are in a better...
  • Puerto Rico’s progress still stalled four years after Maria

    09/20/2021 6:52:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    NBC via msn ^ | 20 September 2021 | Nicole Acevedo
    The memories of surviving Hurricane Maria still haunt people in Puerto Rico, four years after the storm wreaked havoc on the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, 2017. ...Hurricane Maria left $90 billion in damages and Congress allocated at least $63 billion for disaster relief and recovery operations. Four years later, about 71 percent of those funds have not reached communities on the island archipelago. Puerto Rico has received about $18 billion, according to FEMA's Recovery Support Function Leadership Group.... ...The Fiscal Oversight and Management Board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances has said the remaining bulk of the reconstruction aid is scheduled...
  • Democrats Unify Behind Climate Corps, Vague on Details (only $132 billion)

    07/23/2021 4:01:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/23/21 | Gabriel T. Rubin
    A NEW CIVILIAN CLIMATE CORPS has become a central progressive demand for the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package, and party leaders seem poised to go along. Climate groups and elected officials alike see it as a combination of several top priorities: a tangible response to climate change, a broad-based jobs program aimed especially at young people and people of color, and a test case for Franklin Delano Roosevelt-style populism that President Biden is so eagerly trying to emulate. Like the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, it would employ Americans on climate-focused public-works projects like reforestation. But not all CCCs are created equal....
  • Largest firefighting plane may be sold for COVID-19 response

    04/27/2021 9:24:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 26 Apr 2021 | PATTY NIEBERG
    DENVER (AP) — As Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be converted to help fight against another crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. After investing tens of millions into upgrading the Global SuperTanker and its technology, the revenue coming mostly from contracts with the U.S. government and California did not produce enough profit for the company to continue the funding the tanker, said Roger Miller, managing director at Alterna Capital Partners LLC, the investment company that owns the plane.... ...Other Very Large Airtankers can carry up to 8,000 gallons (30,283...
  • 'It was horrific': Sailor's death at the Kahala Hotel and Resort stirs emotions been [Hawaii]

    04/13/2021 2:02:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | April 12, 2021 | Max Rodriguez
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- It was tense hours for those stuck inside The Kahala Hotel and Resort during Saturday’s barricade. A guest who stayed two flights above the suspect said he has traveled back home, but it is an experience that is difficult to leave behind. Get Hawaii’s latest news sent to your inbox, click here to subscribe to News 2 You, a daily newsletter. https://nxslink.khon2.com/join/6sd/signup A gunman barricaded himself inside his hotel room and forced all guests at the Kahala to seek shelter. Some people sheltered in the lobby and ballroom, others like David Fox remained inside their room when...
  • Migrant family holding center virtually empty as Biden spends millions on hotels

    04/13/2021 1:43:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 12 Apr 2021 | Anna Giaritelli
    A massive immigration holding center in Texas is hardly being used amid the worsening border situation as the Biden administration instead opts to dole out multimillion, taxpayer-funded contracts to house families in hotels. The Biden administration has spent $87 million to put families in seven hotels across Arizona and Texas rather than place them in similar permanent family facilities, according to two people familiar with the administration’s plans.... ...Karnes cost $57 million and is under a five-year contract between the county and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a state-licensed facility to hold up to 835 people who arrived at...
  • Biden just announced his stimulus plan — and AOC already has a problem with it

    01/14/2021 6:30:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 mins ago 1/14/21 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is criticizing President-elect Biden's new coronavirus relief, arguing that it doesn't go far enough to help people in need during the pandemic. Biden's stimulus plan, which includes the increased payments, would cost $1.9 trillion. According to The Washington Post, most people would end up with a total of $2,000 in stimulus, including $600 checks dispensed in recent legislation. But that wasn't enough for Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared to want the latest checks to reach $2,000 as she and others have repeatedly requested. "$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,″ she told the Post.
  • $900B COVID-19 Aid Bill Will Give Illegal Aliens $1,800 Checks While U.S. Citizens Get Only $600

    12/21/2020 4:25:56 PM PST · by rxsid · 60 replies
    http://www.informationliberation.com ^ | 12.21.2020 | Chris Menahan
    $900B COVID-19 Aid Bill Will Give Illegal Aliens $1,800 Checks While U.S. Citizens Get Only $600The bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus aid bill is just one giant F-you to American taxpayers."Family members of unauthorized immigrants are now eligible to get stimulus checks under the $900 billion deal reached last night," the Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman reported Monday. "That eligibility is retroactive, so adults excluded last time could get up to $1800 now."But wait...there's more! The Stimulus Bill:The gov't closes the economy. You lose your job. You face eviction.$600 for all your troubles. Meanwhile they send:$135 million to Burma$85.5 million to...
  • Biden's Billions Come With Strings Attached

    09/28/2020 9:18:08 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 29, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    Joe Biden has been talking about the Biden/Harris campaign's effort to help American manufacturing, in the form of a $700 billion spending bill, essentially a repackaged version of an economic program that Senator Elizabeth Warren ran on in the primaries. The program, as Mr. Biden describes it, is a combination of $400 billion focused on federal purchases of goods, and $300 billion focused on federal grants and partnerships for research and development. On the surface, this doesn’t sound entirely bad. It’s not innovative either; presidents always propose spending programs. President Trump tried very hard to get a large infrastructure spending...
  • The cost of Trump's new Air Force One has skyrocketed nearly $2 billion from the original estimate

    08/05/2019 5:22:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 05, 2019 | Ellen Ioanes
    According to Air Force Magazine, President Donald Trump's new Air Force One fleet will cost a total of $5.2 billion total, up from the 2016 estimate of $3.2 billion. Two Boeing 747-8s are being converted into VC-25s, the model used for VIP transport. They will serve as the "flying White House" starting in 2024, although Trump requested that they be ready for use in 2021. Trump had boasted that he struck a deal with Boeing to lower the cost by $1 billion of renovating the jets, which were originally built for a now-defunct Russian airline. Boeing will be paid $3.9...
  • Scam alert- Anne Trickey SF Arts Commission files a case in US District Court.

    03/21/2019 5:31:36 PM PDT · by Bayareaartist · 14 replies
    US District Court case 4:19-cv-00583 ^ | March 21, 2019 | bayareaartist
    Anne Trickey lied in a complaint filed in US District Court on February 1, 2019. Trickey claimed a former street artist in SF stole 1-3 images from a social media page and is selling them on a unspecified web site. Trickey filed worked on this case during office hours; using CCSF time; computers and mail supplies. As a self represented litigant, she used CCSF time to personally file the documents with the court. Trickey lied in her filing claiming she served the defendant when proof was shown that Trickey did not serve the defendant or comply with Federal Rules of...
  • Feds Pay Millions for Lobster Tail, Booze, Toys in End of Year Spending Binge

    03/07/2019 1:08:39 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 29 replies
    Washongton Free Beacon ^ | 3/7/2019 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Federal agencies billed taxpayers millions for lobster tail, alcohol, standing desks, golf carts, and more frivolous expenditures before budgets ran out at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money...

    03/01/2019 12:15:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 83 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3/01/19 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    """Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money that the NY Mayor gave her for mental health project""" Chirlane McCray was assigned a $850million budget for her ThriveNYC program But records show scheme has failed to keep track of what it spent the money on The small amount of data that was collected shows it fell far short of targets Despite that, organizers have expanded the budget to $1billion over five years
  • Georgetown renegotiating solar, wind power contracts (Texas Renewable Energy FAIL)

    12/17/2018 8:34:26 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 39 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 16 December 2018 | Claire Osborne
    GEORGETOWN — The city of Georgetown’s bill for wind and solar energy ended up being $8.6 million more than anticipated in fiscal year 2018 because the falling prices of oil and gas meant it had to sell its surplus renewable power for less than forecast, said City Manager David Morgan. The city had budgeted $45 million for renewable energy but ended up paying $53.6 million, he said. Georgetown was able to reduce the $8.6 million unanticipated extra to $6.8 million through savings from lower capital improvement utility project costs, Morgan said. It paid the remaining $6.8 million with reserves from...
  • NIH Funds $772,060 Study on How Well Mexican-Americans on Border Sleep

    07/22/2018 6:21:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 19, 2018 | 10:35 AM EDT | Melanie Arter
    The University of Arizona received $772,060 in taxpayer funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2018 to study the “sleep health” of Mexican-Americans on the U.S.-Mexico border. […] “Short sleep duration, insomnia disorder, and sleep apnea are highly prevalent in the population. These conditions are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, daytime functioning problems, and poor mental health,” [the grant description] stated. The study’s researcher noted that there are disparities in sleep health in racial and ethnic minorities, including Mexican-Americans. Furthermore, “social-environmental factors at the US-Mexico border may play an important role in sleep health disparities.” According...
  • 6 Reasons to Still Hate Obamacare (More proof that Obozo is an idiot alert)

    06/05/2018 4:01:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2018 | Moore
    Democrats are adopting a new political spin, which is that everything is fine with ObamaCare. They claim that the only reason premium and deductible costs keep exploding is because President Donald Trump repealed the individual mandate tax — which was nothing more than an unfair penalty on low-income families who couldn't afford the high cost of the health law's mandates. But if Trump is to blame, why were the costs skyrocketing two years before Trump even entered the Oval Office? The clear-eyed reality is that things aren't going well for ObamaCare. The predicted death spiral in the insurance market (higher...
  • NFL reportedly raising debt limit on Rams stadium after L.A. project nears $5B price tag

    03/27/2018 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 27, 2018 | Will Brinson
    That's billion with a big, old capital B The Los Angeles Rams are currently engaging in one of the more aggressive construction builds in modern sports history, erecting a palatial tribute to west coast football out in Inglewood, California. The NFL also recently announced it would be moving its NFL Media headquarters to the facility, and rumblings persist about the combine being shipped out of Indianapolis to Los Angeles. In short, this facility is not going to be just a stadium: it's going to a complex and headquarters for a billion-dollar industry. The price tag for that HQ is skyrocketing,...
  • America Sends $200 Billion Abroad Every Year: the Case Against Foreign Aid

    01/18/2018 11:26:23 AM PST · by Thalean · 13 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | January 18, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    According to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), America spent $468 billion on foreign aid over the last decade (years 2007-2016). This averages out to $46.8 billion annually (obviously). The figure includes both economic and military funding, but does not include America’s contribution to the United Nations and its affiliate organizations—which costs America an additional $8 billion annually—nor does it include direct military assistance in the form of permanent US garrisons. Including these costs would bring the total to just over $2 trillion (more on that soon). This is a lot of wasted money, but thankfully things are changing....
  • Republican Tax Bill Cancels $23 Billion In Tax Credits For Illegal Aliens

    11/09/2017 11:48:39 AM PST · by Thalean · 32 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    "According to its authors, the new GOP tax bill will strip illegal immigrants of their ability to claim and collect several major tax credits. Doing so will save the federal government an estimated $23.1 billion over the next decade. The bill will do this by closing IRS loopholes and requiring all taxpayers to submit work-eligible Social Security numbers in order to claim tax credits. This may come as a shock to some who take for granted the assumption that illegal aliens don’t receive state benefits—especially tax credits. However, it’s an open secret that the IRS has allowed illegal aliens who...
  • Report: Illegal Immigration Costs Taxpayers $135 Billion Annually, $8,075 Per Alien

    09/27/2017 11:19:16 AM PDT · by Thalean · 22 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | September 27, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) 2017 report, illegal immigrants, and their children, cost American taxpayers $135 billion annually—the most in this nation’s history. These costs are only partially offset by taxes, which total a mere $19 billion. Therefore, the next cost of illegal immigrants to taxpayers is $116 billion annually. This estimate is similar to those found by the National Economics Editorial.