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  • Congress Spent Your Money on Some Crazy Things Last Year. Will 2014 Be Any Different?

    01/10/2014 6:30:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/9/2014 | Rob Bluey
    Can you guess which project was funded with your tax dollars? A) $98,000 outhouse on an Alaskan trail B) $1 million bus stop with heated pavement C) Caribbean vacation for bureaucrats staying at a swanky resort D) All of the above If you answered “all of the above,” you’ve either read Senator Tom Coburn’s Wastebook or you’ve grown accustomed to reading headlines about the weird and wacky ways members of Congress spend your money. The video below chronicles 10 projects that received federal funding in 2013: With an $1.012 trillion spending bill likely to make its debut any day in...
  • Hey, Democrats: It's simple - you raise taxes, you further paralyze the economy

    07/23/2010 3:51:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/22/2010 | Andrea Tantaros
    Though few are talking about it, the most important political fight to hit Washington is on deck to occupy the next six months of debate: Whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year. While it doesn't sound sexy, the ramifications of the decision will be a crucial pivot point for the national economy. Although the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts were passed with bipartisan support, you can expect class warfare this time around. Liberal Democrats will push to keep the cuts in place only for the middle class,...
  • YOU DECIDE: Health Reform Bill Passes (Guess which way 95% of Americans think?)

    11/09/2009 10:21:44 AM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies · 1,452+ views
    foxnews ^ | 11/09/09
    Democrats voted in favor of a sweeping health care reform package Saturday night. Do you think they made the right decision?
  • Costly Air Marshal Service a Waste of Money

    06/30/2009 7:19:09 PM PDT · by DBrow · 78 replies · 1,237+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | June 29, 2009 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Air Marshal Service is a "useless" agency staffed with under-worked officers who make few arrests, a Tennessee congressman is charging. U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., has taken to the House floor in recent days to ridicule the service as a "needless, useless agency" and argue that air marshals have "a cushy, easy job" that requires little more than sitting on a plane. He also contends that the number of air marshals charged with committing crimes exceeds the number of arrests the agents themselves have made. "I think they are doing almost no good at...