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  • 20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    05/23/2016 9:55:43 AM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | James Gattuso & Diane Katz
    The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.
  • Average Cost Of Obamacare 'Silver' Plan - $328 Per Month

    10/02/2013 7:02:45 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 125 replies
    forbes ^ | 9/29/2013 | Dan Munro
    That amount – $328 per month – is the national average for the mid-tier “silver” premium based on HHS calculations for approved plans in 48 states. The challenge, of course, is that like all of healthcare itself, your mileage will vary. Both individual and family insurance rates will vary dramatically based on a host of variables. Those variables – age, marital status, geographic location and income – will each have a significant impact on the final monthly amount. The most difficult single component in the equation is income – which determines the amount of Federal subsidy any given taxpayer will...
  • Family net worth plummets nearly 40%

    06/11/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Enosh · 25 replies
    CNNMoney via | CNNMoney
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.</p>
  • America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011

    05/31/2012 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 May 2012 | Robert Frank
    America’s millionaire population declined last year for the first time since the financial crisis, according to a new report.
  • AP source: Admin. plans change in immigration rule

    01/06/2012 5:04:06 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2012 7:24 AM (ET) | LUIS ALONSO LUGO and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday. Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before they can ask the government to waive a three- to 10-year ban on legally coming back to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission. The official said the new rule would let children and spouses of citizens ask...
  • Americans' equity in their homes near a record low (worst since WWII)

    06/09/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 06/09/11 | Derek Kravitz
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Falling home prices have shrunk equity so much that the proportion of their homes that Americans actually own is near its lowest point since World War II. The Federal Reserve says average home equity plunged from more than 61 percent at the start of 2001 to 38 percent in the January-March quarter this year. That drop comes as home prices in big metro areas have reached their lowest level since 2002.
  • 5 Things That Will Happen To You When America Goes Bankrupt

    04/12/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 153 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | John Hawkins
    "Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Does it seem too strong to call the way America deals with its debt "madness?" If not madness, then what? Denial? An addiction? However you phrase it, we're a country that's in deep trouble, but so many of us seem unable to deal with it. Liberals in this country, for the most part, will admit that we're running up "unsustainable" deficits. Yet, these same liberals adamantly oppose any and all serious efforts to do anything about it. Once you...
  • Nazi Uniforms to Be Worn By Tea Party Crashers

    04/13/2010 2:13:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 145 replies · 4,106+ views
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Jason Levin, the originator of the Crash The Tea Party effort to sabotage the Tea Party protests this week, told Talking Points Memo that some his group's members may wear Nazi uniforms at the protests.:He emphasized that his group is non-violent, and not interested in "perpetuating racism, homophobia or misogyny." Levin said that "members are free to do as they wish," but if violence breaks out at a tea party rally on Thursday, or more epithets like the ones thrown around during the health care debate are heard, it won't be because of his group.He explained the distinction to me...
  • Vanity: Is Slaughter Rule Unconstitutional?

    03/14/2010 8:03:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies · 1,432+ views
    March 14, 2010 | Me
    Any legal eagles freepers know if the Slaughter is unconstitutional? Common sense would say yes but I have read this has been used before; specifically Gephardt used a similiar technique so his buddies would avoid having to have a direct vote to raise the debt ceiling. Since the House has to approve the rule would that be considered as equivalent to an actual vote on the bill?
  • Kaine: Dems will court all 50 states ‘now and forever’[DNC]

    01/21/2009 12:56:27 PM PST · by BGHater · 54 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Hill ^ | 21 Jan 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, installed Wednesday as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), vowed to aggressively campaign in all 50 states and promised to rely on ideas and not ideology. “The 50-state strategy is now and forever what Democrats do,” Kaine told DNC members at the party’s winter meeting in Washington, D.C. The plan to seek to compete in all states was put in place by Kaine’s successor, Howard Dean. “The results speak for themselves. I’ll oversimplify: everybody matters. Every state, every region, every community matters,” Kaine said. However, he also warned Democrats to not simply trust...
  • Emanuel Posting Could Mean War with GOP

    11/06/2008 6:53:09 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies · 4,241+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Paul Begala refers to Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s style as a “cross between a hemorrhoid and a toothache.” His stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been notable for his clashes with DNC Chairman Howard Dean over strategy, resources, and the direction of the party. A former aide to President Clinton, he was known as “Rahm-bo” among friend and foe alike. Schooled in the rough and tumble of Chicago politics, he was a senior adviser to Richard Daley’s successful 1989 mayoral bid Friends and enemies agree that the key to Emanuel’s success is his legendary intensity. There’s the...
  • The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals

    06/02/2008 3:17:47 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 33 replies · 91+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | Unknown | Cleon Skousen
    At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen] 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used...
  • High Democratic voter turnout

    02/05/2008 9:38:57 PM PST · by DavidThomas · 33 replies · 671+ views
    Should we be concerned that Democrats are showing more enthusiasm in these primaries? Was it like this in 2000 and 2004?
  • Bill Clinton: Rogue Co-President In Waiting

    02/03/2008 3:05:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 526+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 2, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Make no mistake about it: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, her husband will be her rogue co-president, causing constant chaos, crises and conflicts for her new administration. And sometimes, that will be exactly what Hillary wants. Chaos is Bill Clinton’s signature style and he’s not about to suddenly change. No way. Nor does Hillary necessarily want him to be a new Bill. In many ways, his divisive role in her campaign has been carefully crafted by Hillary and her team. It might come in useful in the White House, too. Throughout Hillary’s campaign, Bill has given us an unfortunate...
  • Petraeus likely to testify on 9/11 anniversary

    08/20/2007 5:27:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 612+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/07 | Klaus Marre
    August 20, 2007 The White House said Monday that Gen. David Petraeus likely will testify before Congress on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A spokesman for President Bush, Gordon Johndroe, reiterated that Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, would testify in open hearings. They will answer lawmakers’ questions about the situation in Iraq, the success of the troop surge and the next steps to be taken. The highly anticipated report from Petraeus and Crocker is seen as a potential turning point in America’s involvement in Iraq....
  • The NEA Lists its Goals and the Democratic Party Agrees

    08/20/2007 9:42:57 AM PDT · by Delacon · 66 replies · 1,371+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/20/2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Some critics complain that the issue of education has been conspicuously absent from presidential television debates. But Democratic presidential candidates did sound off with their pro-federal government, pro-spending policies at the annual convention of the National Education Association, and the nation's largest teachers union liked what they heard. U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., told delegates that she will fight school vouchers "with every breath in my body." Reiterating the message of her book "It Takes a Village," she called for universal preschool for 4-year-olds. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., likewise inveighed against "passing out vouchers." Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., also...
  • Dean talks up Dems' 'voter protection' effort

    08/11/2007 12:22:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 406+ views
    boston.com ^ | 08/11/07 | David Gram/AP
    BURLINGTON, Vt. --Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Saturday that party will launch an unprecedented "voter protection" effort to try to avoid election irregularities like those seen in Florida in 2000 and alleged in Ohio in 2004.
  • Democrats have big plans if they take over in Congress

    09/02/2006 5:23:11 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 174 replies · 4,725+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | Sept. 2, 2006 | Margaret Talev
    If Democrats win one or both houses of Congress in November's elections, as polls suggest is increasingly likely, President Bush's Washington will change dramatically. Democrats will press to get out of Iraq. They'll mount investigations into the Bush administration's record that could rival those of Presidents Nixon in Watergate and Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair. They'll push a boatload of social-welfare legislation, such as raising the minimum wage, that reflects their pent-up priorities, while blocking the Republican agenda on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion and religion. Those are some of the top plans that Democrats would pursue...
  • Democrats Call for a New Direction for America

    Democrats Call for a New Direction for America (06|16|2006) "Our new direction will advance a common agenda, seek common ground, and apply common sense in the service of the common good. We know that with a new direction, we can meet our national challenges in a way that makes our nation stronger, our economy more vibrant, and our families more secure. Instead of record deficits, we will go in this new direction in a fiscally sound way. We will make America more competitive and not heap mountains of debt on future generations." From: Democrats Call for a New Direction for...
  • Democrats to run in `New Direction' (...If they win in fall ? Is this the chicken or the egg?)

    06/16/2006 4:37:30 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 33 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 15, 2006 | Rick Klein
    Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives this fall, they are vowing to pursue an aggressive agenda in their first week in power that would hike the minimum wage, slash interest rates on student loans, and install a new package of restrictions on lobbying activities that is designed to increase accountability in government. Article Tools Printer friendly E-mail to a friend Nation RSS feed Available RSS feeds Most e-mailed Reprints & Licensing More: Globe Nation stories | Latest national news | Globe front page | Boston.com Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts House Democratic leaders...