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  • US PAYROLLS BEAT EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES

    03/07/2014 5:50:10 AM PST · by John W · 94 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | March 7, 2014 | Matthew Boesler
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 175,000 workers were added to nonfarm payrolls in December, well above Wall Street’s consensus estimate of 149,000. 162,000 of those hires were to private payrolls, above expectations for a 145,000 rise in the ranks of private-sector workers. The unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 6.7% from 6.6%. Labor force participation was unchanged at 63.0%. 610,000 were unable to work due to inclement weather in February, above the historical February average of 317,000.
  • Democrat Senator Udall Asked State to Cook Books on Obamacare Numbers

    01/09/2014 7:51:55 AM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Nolte
    CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall's (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare's cancellations. According to the emails, Udall's office hoped to change the definition of a "cancellation" as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the storm around cancellations was (engulfing Democrats and the president.) From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues:...
  • New FReeper Obama Cookbook.. "COOKING THE BOOKS with BARACK"

    10/05/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 36 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    WE wrote the CLINTON LEGACY COOKBOOK, it seems now we must honor this administration with it's LEGACY in this new reality..
  • New documents reveal Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ to achieve record deportation numbers

    08/24/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/24/12 | Carolyn May
    nternal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document,s the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming. According to the committee’s review, in 2011 officials at the Department of Homeland Security began including the number of individuals removed through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its annual removal numbers. ATEP is a program which...
  • GHEI: The true pension burden (Maryland)

    08/02/2012 4:43:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Nita Ghei
    The Maryland state retirement and pension system is in bad shape. The deluxe benefits package has $37 billion in assets, but even that amount isn’t enough to meet the promises made to government bureaucrats. In the last fiscal year, this prodigious sum was invested in a way that yielded a negligible 0.36 percent return. That would be bad enough, but State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, chairman of the pension-system trustees, insists on pretending the fund is earning 7.75 percent for the purposes of calculating future value. This accounting gimmick masks the dire situation of the program’s finances. Retirement funds are generally...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall 37,000 to 391,000

    09/29/2011 5:37:23 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 77 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.29.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 37,000 last week to 391,000 to mark the lowest level since April, but a government official suggested the surprising drop may have stemmed from a variety of "technical" issues...
  • Treasury May Extend Aug. 2 Deadline to Raise Federal Debt Limit

    06/29/2011 4:55:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/2011 | fox news
    The No. 2 Republican in the Senate said Tuesday that he has heard the Treasury Department may be announcing soon that it can extend the Aug. 2 deadline to increase the nation's ability to borrow money to give bipartisan negotiators more time to cut a deal on the debt. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., didn't say where he heard the plan, but if true the decision would give critical breathing space for lawmakers and the White House who have not been able to overcome a budget impasse. "We know for sure they are going to update the deadline (Friday)," a House...
  • Uncle Sam’s Books Would Land CEOs in Jail. A Peek at how they Cook the Books.

    04/15/2011 6:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    Imagine that Uncle Sam suddenly morphed into Samuel Smith, CEO of Federal Enterprises, Inc., a conglomerate with 2.8 million employees in 2009, $2.2 trillion in revenues in 2010, and a proposed budget of $3.7 trillion for 2012. If this private company were run the way Washington works, newspaper headlines soon would scream: “MR. SMITH GOES TO ATTICA.” Washington’s routine accounting methods would trigger indictments against similarly behaved business executives. In fact, people have been convicted for operating as Washington has for decades. • Consider the Obama administration and the previous Democratic Congress’s mishandling of $500 billion in Medicare funds. If...
  • Saving money by double counting

    03/05/2011 3:48:59 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | March 05, 2011 | Ethel C. Fenig
    How can Obamacare save money for Medicare? Easy. Double count; apply the same savings to both organizations. Apparently that's what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did. Speaking at session of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, Rep John Shimkus (R-IL) asked her "There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can't double-count," said Shimkus. "You can't count - they're attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare." He continued: "Then you're also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health...
  • Hurricane Forecasters' 0-for-2 Record Reveals Limits of Climate Science

    12/18/2007 4:50:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 147+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2007 | David A. Ridenour
    With the official hurricane season now over, we now have a better idea of what 85%+ forecast certainty meant: Wrong 100% of the time. In August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast a 85% probability there would be an "above normal" hurricane season. This is the second year running the government hurricane forecast was wrong. This 0-2 record may tell us something about other similarly "certain" forecasts, such as those issued by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. If forecasters can't get hurricane projections right during hurricane season, why should we trust their forecasts for a hundred...
  • U.S. regulator says may sue former Fannie execs

    09/14/2006 9:29:10 AM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 14 replies · 565+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:11pm ET | reuters
    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The former top two executives of Fannie Mae who were ousted due to a massive accounting scandal at the mortgage finance giant are likely to be sued by the company's federal regulator, the regulator's chief said on Wednesday. James Lockhart, head of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, said Fannie's former chief executive, Frank Raines, and former chief financial officer, Timothy Howard, are expected to be among those named in any litigation. "We will more than likely be filing litigation against them," James Lockhart, head of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, told...
  • DCI is push polling again.

    03/19/2006 2:47:05 PM PST · by TASMANIANRED · 48 replies · 505+ views
    vanity | 3/19/2006 | Tasmanianred
    For the second time in as many weeks I have been pushed polled by DCI. Gary being the name of the automaton. 1) Do you think 6 US ports should be purchased by an Arab firm? 2)Is the execution of Morales by lethal injection cruel and unusual? 3)??????? 4)Are you concerned about rising health care costs? 5) Have I changed driving habits as a result of rising gasoline costs? Question number one reflects a falsehood. I was polled on if I had assimilated a lie. Since I know the Dubai firm was purchasing operating facilities that represented only a tiny...
  • McClellan sidesteps women-in-combat

    05/19/2004 2:57:19 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 204+ views
    WND ^ | May 19, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    WND AT THE WHITE HOUSE McClellan sidesteps women-in-combat Spokesman queried about rapes, pregnancies in co-ed military Posted: May 19, 2004 5:40 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. By Les Kinsolving © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about sexual assaults in the military and women in combat. WND: Scott, the top of Page 1 of Sunday's New York Times...
  • CLINTON CENTER COOKBOOK TO BE RELEASED FRIDAY

    09/15/2003 6:24:05 PM PDT · by eleni121 · 86 replies · 522+ views
    Clinton Presidential Foundation | September 12 | Clinton Presidential Foundation
    (September 9, 2003)--"The Clinton Presidential Center Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes from Family and Friends" will be released Friday September 12 at a Little Rock media conference. Produced by the Clinton Presidential Foundation, the cookbook contains over 250 recipes from President Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, family, friends, celebrities, White House staff and members of the Clinton Cabinet. Proceeds from sales of the book go the construction of the Clinton Presidential Center and the operation of the Clinton Presidential Foundation. In addition to recipes, the book also includes stories and photographs. Media copies of the first edition collectors cookbook will be...
  • Hillary Lands Endcap at Dollar General!

    06/24/2003 11:39:22 AM PDT · by Registered · 44 replies · 215+ views
    Registered ^ | 06.24.03 | Registered
  • Tech job market to stay bleak, study says

    05/06/2003 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 7 replies · 164+ views
    USA Today ^ | 5/6/03 | AP
    Technology job hunters will find slim pickings for at least another year, according to a survey released Monday. Demand for information technology positions ranging from software programmers to network engineers will hold steady or decline in the next 12 months, according to a telephone poll of 400 hiring managers by the Arlington, Va.-based Information Technology Association of America. "The fact that firms have dramatically scaled back ... may indicate that they are properly staffed to handle existing and new business," ITAA President Harris Miller said