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  • What the Government Got You This Year (in Pictures)

    12/18/2013 5:13:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Hertigage Foundation ^ | 12/18/2013 | Amy Payne and Kelsey Harris
    Today, the Senate is set to pass the new U.S. budget deal in all its spend-tastic glory. Lawmakers have hemmed and hawed about making any cuts to spending, despite countless examples of ridiculous decisions that have wasted taxpayers’ money. So it’s timely that the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released its 2013 “Wastebook” yesterday, listing 100 examples it deems wasteful spending this year. In our infographic below, we’ve picked just a few of the highlights of your tax dollars at work.
  • Nebraska school officials want boy named 'Hunter' to change his name

    06/07/2013 7:52:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 53 replies
    GOP USA ^ | June 7, 2013 | Rick Jensen
    Liberals believe in creating institutions to solve problems. Conservatives believe the individual is better at solving problems. A 3 year-old deaf boy in Lincoln, Nebraska is being bullied by public school officials to change his name because the hand sign for Hunter Spanjer looks like a weapon. The Grand Island school district has a policy that forbids kids bringing to school "any instrument ... that looks like a weapon." They can't change the sign, because it's the official hand sign for his name, registered through S.E.E., Sign Exact English. Pressure from the National Association of the Deaf and the public...
  • Food For Thought (Excellent points!)

    05/17/2013 5:25:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Free Zone Media Center News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Junius P. Long
    "If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles" If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally ...you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we...
  • Too Much Government, Too Little Spectrum

    01/04/2013 4:42:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/3/2013 | Ajit Pai
    When conservatives complain about the federal government, we all know the usual litany. The government spends too much, taxes too much, borrows too much, and regulates too much. But there is another “too much” most people don’t even know about: The federal government controls too much spectrum. Why is this important? Well, when you make a call on your cellphone, you’re using spectrum. When you listen to the radio or watch broadcast television, you’re using spectrum. And when you surf the Internet, send a text, download an app, watch a movie, or play a game on your smartphone or tablet,...
  • GOP Senator: ‘Government Is Something to Fear’

    08/06/2012 8:43:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/3/2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) said that while government is necessary, it is also “something to fear.” “It’s pretty easy to describe what ails this country because far too many Americans have forgotten the basic premise of what our founders knew,” Johnson said in a speech on Friday at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C. “What’s even more sad is far too many Americans were never taught the basic premise, and it was that government isn’t something here to solve our problems,” Johnson said. “Government--we need it,” Johnson said. “But, by...
  • Globalist Plan to Disarm America

    04/10/2012 6:06:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Sweet Liberty ^ | 4/9/2012 | Bernadine Smith
    PL87-297 Arms Control and Disarmament Act / State Department Publication No.7277 If someday your children or grandchildren ask you how Liberty died in America and what happened that caused the demise of the Nation, read this and you will be able to answer them. If they ask you why the Citizens have been disarmed, you'll know. If you want to know why, go to your local library, no matter where you live in the United States. Tell the librarian to show you where the 'United States Code books' are shelved. There are 25 books in the set. They are reddish-brown...
  • Fed Denies Link to Watergate, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein

    04/09/2012 8:58:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/7/2012 | Alex Newman
    The Federal Reserve System investigated itself and determined that concerns about undue political influence surrounding its alleged role in the Nixon Watergate scandal and a subsequent cover up, as well as allegations that the Fed facilitated a massive weapons loan to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, were unfounded. Analysts and critics of the central bank, however, were not entirely convinced. The establishment press promptly celebrated the findings — inaccurately characterizing the privately owned U.S. central banking system as a government “agency” — while largely omitting the well-documented evidence of widespread malfeasance by the government-backed monetary cartel. Several mainstream media outlets...
  • Wall Street tumbles as recession fears hit

    09/22/2011 8:07:09 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Yahoo Finance/Reuters ^ | 9/22/2011 | Angela Moon
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks tumbled on Thursday, extending losses for a fourth straight session, as the Federal Reserve's weak outlook for the U.S. economy and disappointing data China heightened fears about a global recession. Big banks were the top decliners, a day after Moody's lowered debt ratings for large lenders. Shares of Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C - News) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS - News) hit a 52-week low at the market's open. Citigroup fell more than 4 percent to $24.25 and Morgan Stanley dipped more than 6 percent to $12.99. -snip- "A lot of people were hoping for the Fed...
  • CBO Sees Benefits in Taxing Motorists Based on Miles Driven

    03/25/2011 6:51:56 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/25/2011 | Susan Jones
    The federal government is looking beyond fuel taxes for new sources of highway funding. (CNSNews.com) - A new Congressional Budget Office study says taxing motorists based on the number of miles they drive would be a fair and "efficient" way to charge motorists for the real cost of using the nation's highways. "Vehicle-miles traveled" taxes (or VMT taxes) also would provide a strong incentive for people to drive less. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood floated the idea of a VMT tax one month after President Obama took office, but Obama’s spokesman immediately shot it down. "It is not and will not...
  • Sky-High D.C. Salaries: Expensive Ineptitude

    12/21/2010 6:06:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies · 1+ views
    New American ^ | Ralph R. Reiland
    “Washington, D.C.’s workers enjoy the highest salaries of any U.S. city, with a median household income of $85,198,” recently reported CNNMoney. It’s even higher for the federal workers segment of the city’s workers, with an average wage last year for federal civilian workers of $81,258 per person (per person, not per household). That’s over $30,000 more than last year’s average private-sector wage. Add the cost of benefits and pensions and the average compensation gap between federal and private-sector workers jumps to nearly $62,000 per year -- $123,049 vs. $61,051. That doesn’t mean they work the hardest or that they’re twice...
  • Gregg: Eliminating Federal Agencies to Reduce Spending Is ‘Great Idea’ (But do they have the guts?)

    01/28/2010 12:35:50 PM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 286+ views
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Judd Gregg, the Budget Committee’s ranking Republican, told CNSNews.com that eliminating some federal agencies to reduce spending – with the goal of balancing the budget -- is a “great idea.” “I haven’t had anybody propose that, but since I left Commerce it sounds like a great idea,” Gregg told CNSNews.com Wednesday. The New Hampshire Republican first accepted, then declined President Obama’s request to head the Commerce Department. CNSNews.com asked Sen. Gregg, “Do you support cutting down federal spending by $6 trillion over the next decade to bring the budget into balance?” The Congressional Budget Office projects...
  • Non-Union Contractors Lose In Obama Policy (No stimulus for them!)

    08/31/2009 4:52:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 675+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 8/30/2009 | Bradley Vasoli
    An executive order issued by the Obama administration poses a significant challenge to nonunion contractors, right-to-work advocates and, those groups assert, American taxpayers. Issued in February, it has undergone several months of governmental review and enhancement and it could begin impacting federal contracting policy any day now. Nonunion outfits are weighing their options to oppose it. On February 6, President Barack Obama signed an executive order recommending that federal agencies enter into project labor agreements (PLAs) every time they hire a contractor for a construction project costing at least $25 million. These documents are accords between labor organizations and an...
  • Maryland's new Fascist ads

    10/02/2002 10:11:22 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 19 replies · 327+ views
    TV ad ^ | 10/03/2002 | Ralph Davis
    The sun is shinning, a lovely day in the park, happy children are playing a soccer game while their doting parents and families are looking on. Suddenly everything stops dead and everyone stares, shocked, I say SHOCKED... was it a gun-shot? a nuclear explosion? a pair of homosexuals messing around? NO!!! A man standing alone (gasp!) was trying to light up a cigarette!!!! HORRORS!!!! The foolish looking man puts down the lighter in defeat, and the female (soccer mom?) narrator ernestly tells us how to be a part in stopping smoking in Maryland's parks. Except for an occasional cigar, I'm...