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  • World's richest woman: 'Drink less, work more'

    08/30/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | August 30, 2012 | Amy Coopes
    SYDNEY — The world's richest woman, Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart, urged those "jealous" of the wealthy to "spend less time drinking" in a piece the government described as "insulting" on Thursday. Rinehart, whose family iron ore prospecting fortune of Aus$29.2 billion (US$30.1 billion) also makes her Australia's wealthiest person, hit out at those who she said were envious of the rich. "There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire," she wrote in an industry magazine column. "If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself -- spend...
  • Per-Pupil Spending Little To Do With Performance

    08/28/2012 8:26:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2012 | Audrey Spalding
    Grand Haven High School, a suburban school near Muskegon, received an 'A' on the Mackinac Center's new high school report card, which means that student test scores from 2008 to 2011 were better than expected, on average, given the socioeconomic background of its students. Almost 26 percent of the school's students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. On the other side of the state, Chippewa Valley High School, a suburban school near Clinton Township north of Detroit, received a 'D' on the high school report card. Almost 21 percent of Chippewa Valley students are eligible for free or reduced-price...
  • Republicans Eye Return to Gold Standard

    08/23/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | Robin Harding and Anna Fifield
    The gold standard has returned to mainstream U.S. politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to become part of official Republican party policy. Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold. The move shows how five years of easy monetary policy — and the efforts of congressman Ron Paul — have made the once-fringe idea of returning to gold-as-money a legitimate...
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World __by Niall Ferguson

    08/22/2012 8:54:43 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube/ BBC ^ | 07 November 2011 | Niall Ferguson
    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. http://www.niallferguson.com Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as...
  • LeBron James' New Nike Shoes Will Be Most Expensive Ever [No Criticism for this member of the 1%]

    08/22/2012 3:12:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/21/12 | Chris Joseph
    ... People have forked over up to $250 bucks for sneakers named after NBA stars. But now, if you want the latest LeBrons, which are set to debut this fall, you're going to have to lay down $315 to get them.
  • Making Too Much Money? (Is there a point when government can say 'You've made enough'?)

    08/17/2012 7:07:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2012 | Charlotte Cushman
    In an interview in Investor's Business Daily on August 13, 2012, Mitch McConnell said: "We have an administration that believes if you are making a profit you are up to no good. You must be cheating your customers or mistreating your employees or both. "I just met a guy who was running a medium-size business. He said, 'We never had much to do with regulators, but we had one show up recently.' He said they came out just fine, which caused the business owner to ask, 'Why are you here?' And (the regulator) said, 'Mister, you are making too much...
  • Dave Says Clip 'Em

    08/15/2012 9:24:13 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Is it worth the time and effort to use coupons, or are they just a waste of time and a ploy to get you to buy things? Tammy Dear Tammy, Coupons are definitely a ploy to entice you to buy something you may not have purchased otherwise. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad things. The practical and sensible application of coupons can definitely help you save money. The main things to watch out for when using coupons are overbuying and spending your money on things you don’t really need. Seriously, you don’t need to hit Sam’s or Costco...
  • Democratic National Committee Moves Its Money to Amalgamated Bank (America's Labor Bank)

    08/11/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/10/12
    Democratic National Committee Moves Its Money to Amalgamated BankBy Amalgamated Bank Published: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 - 2:35 pm WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced today that it has recently moved its primary banking relationship to Amalgamated Bank, America's Labor Bank. The DNC will use Amalgamated Bank's cash management services to handle its day-to-day banking needs. **SNIP** In announcing the new alliance with Amalgamated, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, "We are proud to join forces with Amalgamated Bank, an organization with a 90-year legacy of reflecting the values of our nation's middle...
  • Abbas Meets Blair, Asks for Financial Support

    08/07/2012 10:12:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas received Quartet representative Tony Blair in Ramallah on Tuesday and called to support the PA financially. The PA-based WAFA news agency reported that Abbas briefed Blair on the latest political developments and the dilemma the peace process is facing, due to what he termed the Israeli government’s intransigence and refusal to abide by the international law. The report said that Abbas insisted on the importance of providing financial support to PA, especially during the critical financial situation it is going through. .....
  • Dave Says on Business Commission Only is Rare

    08/01/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I own a small business, and I pay my people on straight commission. We’ve started growing a bit, and I’m having trouble finding good, new reps who want to work under this kind of compensation structure. Does your team work on commission, and if so, how do you do it? Gary Dear Gary, I love commission plans that rely heavily on incentives. I just plain love the idea of commissions. I mean, I’d put my receptionist on straight commission if I could figure out how to make it work. But honestly, there’s hardly anyone on my team that...
  • Carbonite CEO: Dropping Rush Limbaugh Hurt Revenue More than Expected

    08/05/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Tony Lee
    When Media Matters helped organize the Stop Rush boycott pressuring corporations to pull advertisements from Rush Limbaugh’s show, the online file storage company Carbonite was one of the first big names to give in. Now, as William Jacobson of the “Legal Insurrection” blog noted, Carbonite’s CEO David Friend conceded on a conference call that dropping Limbaugh deeply hurt the company’s earnings. “It turned out to be a bigger hole in our revenue than we had thought when we initially did this,” Friend said on a conference call on August 1. In fact, as Jacobson wrote, Carbonite’s 2nd Quarter 2012 results...
  • “Denial” is not a river in Egypt…

    08/01/2012 8:51:22 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 7 replies
    The Event ^ | 08/01/2012 | Jay Pounder
    “Denial” is not a river in Egypt… "In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope—nothing of man." - Former President Calvin Coolidge, 1932 I had an interesting conversation yesterday with someone who has just recently started to get their head around this idea of coming “The Event”. She had an interesting viewpoint on why so many people are offering up resistance to this idea of what's coming. “People continue to...
  • Dave Says It's Matt's Universe, Not Dave's

    07/24/2012 10:43:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan, and we’re paying off our debt. I’ve been trying to sell my motorcycle and listed it for $5,000 on Craigslist. The other day, a guy offered me $2,000 cash and a boat for the bike. I’ve always really wanted a boat, but I’m not sure this is the time. And the money would only make a small dent in our debt. Would this kind of deal be legal in the Dave Ramsey universe?MattDear Matt,It’s an interesting deal, but at this stage of the game I think...
  • EARMARKS

    07/28/2012 10:10:04 PM PDT · by AMP1
    AmpersanArchist.com ^ | 2012-05-19 | AmpersanArchist1
    EARMARKS $129,859,196,359 This is a short outline describing only one method, only one very small portion of the vast Federal Budget, that elected officials use, with impunity, to TRANSFER WEALTH from hard working citizens, like you, to UNDESERVING PATRONAGE GROUPS. Or, to put it in other terms, they STEAL your money and BUY LOYALTY and VOTES so they can stay in office and power. Or to put it yet another way, THEY APPROPRIATE THE MONEY YOU WORKED YOUR ASS OFF TO EARN AND RE-DISTRIBUTE IT IN A MORE “FAIR” WAY. Don’t forget they are SMARTER than you and know how...
  • ART CASHIN: We Are At Risk Of Hyperinflation

    07/27/2012 3:58:20 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-27-2012 | Sam Ro
    ART CASHIN: We Are At Risk Of Hyperinflation Sam Ro Jul. 27, 2012, 5:55 PM Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, is sounding the alarm on hyperinflation. "There is plenty of money around but it’s not finding its way into the system," said Cashin in an interview with King World News. Here's more: By standards, the amount of liquidity that’s around the globe should be hyperinflationary. It is not. It is because when Bernanke flies over your house and drops millions of dollars in fresh cash on your lawn, you are so terrified you pick it...
  • Russian NGOs scoff at new law (Foreign funding)

    07/22/2012 3:06:13 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2012 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new measure that requires nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from abroad and engaging in political activity to register as foreign agents. Some NGOs have vowed to ignore or circumvent the law, while its critics note that the vague definition of political activity could be applied against a wide range of initiatives. Putin, meanwhile, has alleged that recent protests against him were instigated and funded by the United States. The law also requires NGOs identified as foreign agents to submit detailed annual financial reports, which critics say would be a time-consuming and...
  • Adelson fights US Democrats over “prostitution money” donation to Republicans

    07/19/2012 2:01:57 PM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    Macau Daily Times ^ | 07/19/2012 | unknown
    Las Vegas Sands’ boss Sheldon Adelson is threatening to file a libel lawsuit against the U.S. Democratic Party’s allegation that the billionaire is using the money gained from prostitution business in his Macau resorts to finance the Republican’s election campaign, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The report says Adelson is preparing to fight the Democrats in the courtroom as well as on the campaign trail, as a lawyer representing Adelson threatened to file a libel suit against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), after it posted blogs alleging the Las Vegas casino magnate was funding Republican...
  • Government Program Gives $30 Million To Seven Universities, Creates Less Than Half of Projected Jobs

    07/18/2012 1:57:04 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/14/2012 | Matthew Needham
    A state program that awarded nearly $30 million to Michigan universities for job creation in Competitive Edge Technology sectors has created 153 jobs, a little more than a third of what was projected. The Competitive Edge Technology Grants and Loans program awarded over $100 million to various universities, companies and research firms "to encourage the development of competitive edge technologies to create jobs in the state." Twenty-nine grants totaling over $29 million went to seven Michigan universities in 2006 and were projected to create 411 jobs. A 2011 progress report states that 209 jobs have been created, but 56 jobs...
  • Controversial cover questions LDS business practices [Mag cover image provokes Mormons]

    07/14/2012 9:53:56 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    Fox13 (Salt Lake City) ^ | July 13-14, 2012 | Brittany Green-Miner and Max Roth
    SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is under national scrutiny again, this time from Businessweek, whose cover story this week investigates “How the Mormons Make Money.” The article suggests that the LDS church doesn’t contribute many resources to charity and that they leverage volunteer hours for profit. Images that accompany the article are causing as much controversy, if not more, as the article’s words. [READ: How the Mormons Make Money on Businessweek.com] The periodical’s cover has an image of John the Baptist with hands on LDS founder Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdry with a...
  • Dave Says Deal with Debt

    07/10/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, My niece just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated as well, and they’re talking about getting married. He has $115,000 in loan debt and wants to go to graduate school. They both want to be teachers, and she’s currently job hunting. The idea of all this debt hanging over their heads bothers her. Do you have any advice on how she can come to peace with the situation?DeniseDear Denise,This is a really interesting question. In a way, I’m glad she’s conflicted about the situation. At the same time, I wouldn’t want it...
  • Why invest in Offshore Accounts? Discover the power of Offshore Bank Accounts. [Citibank Promo Page]

    07/13/2012 3:10:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Offshore investing is ideal if you have global financial needs and want to hold some of your money outside your home country. Our two offshore investment centres, London and Jersey, will offer you more freedom in the way you manage your wealth and may help you to potentially gain tax advantages... Managing your wealth offshore can offer you a range of advantages: If you live in a country where you would prefer not to hold all of your financial assets, you can protect your wealth and invest your money how you want to through secure markets like London or Jersey....
  • How the Richest 400 People in America Got So Rich

    07/12/2012 9:12:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/6/2012 | Derek Thompson
    In 1992, the 400th richest person in America made $24 million. In 2007, the 400th richest person in America made $138 million (or $87 million, inflation-adjusted). Now, that almost certainly wasn't the same guy. There's a lot of churn at the top of the money pyramid. In all of the 1990s, only 25% of the Fortunate 400 made more than one appearance. But the overall message is the same. The rich keeping getting richer. According to the IRS, which recently released 2009 data from the 400 richest individual income tax returns, the real runaway growth in wealth has come from...
  • If Your Fiance Owes Money, Are You Marrying His Debt?

    07/12/2012 9:02:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: I'm getting married in six months. My fiance and I both have steady jobs, but he has a lot more debt than I do, especially student loans. Once we're married, am I also responsible for his debts? I want to be a good partner, but this kind of scares me. --A Reader Dear Reader: This is a great question, and you're very smart to be asking it now. As much as we all want to focus only on romance as we approach marriage, finance also plays an important part in a happy and long-lasting relationship. To initially put...
  • Obama Trails Romney Again in Battle for Campaign Cash

    07/10/2012 4:59:22 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    In the battle for political cash, President Obama is finding himself in an unaccustomed place during the final months of the 2012 campaign: he is losing. Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee easily outraised the formidable Obama money machine for the second month in a row. A nonstop schedule of high-dollar events around the country brought in $106 million during June to Mr. Obama’s $71 million, giving him and his party four times the cash on hand that it had just three months ago.
  • Email blast to teachers infuriates union, sparking threat of lawsuit

    07/03/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Paul Takahashi (contact)
    A local libertarian think tank’s recent email blast to 12,000 teachers encouraging them to drop their union membership has further inflamed tense relations between the Clark County School District and the local teachers union.
  • Gold reentering the monetary system

    07/02/2012 2:35:10 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 2 replies
    The Cobden Centre ^ | 2 July 2012 | Alasdair McLeod
    Early in 2011, the London Bullion Market Association began to push for gold to be recognised by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as the ultimate high-quality liquid asset. It has been a planned approach involving the wider financial community, with the European Parliament voting unanimously to recommend that central counterparties (basically regulated settlement intermediaries for securities markets) accept gold as collateral under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Lobbying by the LBMA certainly contributed to this favourable outcome. A growing acceptance of gold as collateral in regulated markets is forcing the Basel Committee to reconsider the position of gold...
  • Clooney to raise money for Obama in Geneva (One-percenters shell out $30K)

    06/29/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/12
    Clooney to raise money for Obama in GenevaPublished June 29, 2012 Associated Press Actor George Clooney is offering more help to President Obama's re-election campaign by headlining a European fundraiser this summer for Americans living abroad. An invitation posted on Obama's campaign website says Clooney will be the special guest at an Obama fundraiser in Geneva, Switzerland, on Aug. 27. Tickets start at $1,000 per person, and dinner for two costs a cool $30,000.
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Worldcom convict gets $7.5 (Million) loan guarantee from Obama’s stimulus [Tax Dollars for Crooks]

    06/21/2012 5:03:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/12 | Joel Gehrke
    David Myers, a former Worldcom executive who served 11 months in prison after being convicted of fraud, received a $7.5 million loan that was guaranteed by the federal government with money from the 2009 stimulus. Worldcom filed the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. history 2002, after three years of “falsely professing financial growth and profitability to increase the price of WorldCom’s stock.” As Worldcom controller, Myers was one of the three executives most intimately involved in perpetrating the fraud, which exaggerated that company’s value by $11 billion.
  • Minnesota marriage amendment foes outraise supporters

    06/20/2012 5:28:04 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-19-12 | doug belden
    Opponents to a proposed marriage amendment to Minnesota's constitution have raised more than three times the amount of its supporters. Minnesotans United for All Families, the main group lining up opposition to the amendment, raised $3.1 million in the first half of 2012, according to a report released Tuesday, June 19. That brings the total raised since the start of the campaign in 2011 to $4.6 million. The group said it has taken in contributions from more than 19,000 individual donors over the entire campaign and that 85 percent of the money raised has come from within the state. Total...
  • It Starts: The Government’s Plan To Steal Your Money.

    06/12/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 6-12-2012 | Simon Black
    It Starts: The Government’s Plan To Steal Your Money. Simon Black June 12, 2012 New York City There are consequences to being flat broke. There are consequences to investing any level of confidence in a financial system underpinned by debt and the creation of paper currency. There are consequences for ignoring reality and pretending that everything is normal.This is one of them: European officials yesterday flat out admitted that they were discussing rolling out a series of harsh capital controls across the continent, including bank withdrawal limits and closing down Europe’s borderless Schengen area. Some of these measures have already...
  • What's Changed After Wisconsin: Obama Administrration House Full of Cards

    06/08/2012 10:15:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-8-12 | Peggy Noonan
    What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into "one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever," as the Washington Post's Peter Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker's supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money. But organization and money...
  • Former presidential candidate Santorum forms conservative group

    06/08/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 8, 2012 6:53pm IST | (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Eric Beech and Doina Chiacu)
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum launched a new conservative group on Friday with the goal of recruiting 1 million members to help get Democratic President Barack Obama out of the White House. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania said the group, Patriot Voices, is committed to promoting "faith, freedom and opportunity" and will offer financial and other support to conservative candidates in the November 6 general election. "We're going to be holding candidates accountable and getting involved with candidates, supporting them and, of course, supporting Mitt Romney and making sure Mitt is the next president of the United States,"...
  • Bleed Them Dry (See strategy walking the walk)

    06/07/2012 11:36:47 AM PDT · by RitaOK · 4 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Ned Ryun
    Now is the time to bleed the taxpayer-funded unions dry and enact reforms that will safeguard the taxpayer and strengthen our economy. American Majority and American Majority Action have been in the middle of this fight since its inception and we’re ready for more.
  • Odebrecht sues Florida over new law banning government hiring of firms tied to Cuba

    06/05/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/5/12 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    The company says in its lawsuit that the new law, scheduled to take effect July 1, is unconstitutional because only the federal government can set foreign policy. The Coral Gables-based subsidiary of Odebrecht, the Brazilian engineering and construction conglomerate, sued the state Monday over a contentious new Florida law that bans governments from hiring companies with business ties to Cuba.
  • Claire McCaskill touts ‘Paycheck Fairness’ [Why Didn't the Rats Pass It in 2009 or 2010?]

    06/05/2012 5:35:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/5/12 | Tim Mak
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) warned Tuesday that voting down the Paycheck Fairness Act would send the wrong message about women’s wages to corporate boards. “It’s very hard to break through when you have the attitudes of elected officials, that equal pay for equal work is something they can’t bother with… it sends the wrong signal to all of those corporate boards,” said McCaskill on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • Obama's Latest Bailout Plan Summarized In 4 Words: "3000 Bucks For Thingamajigs"

    06/04/2012 7:40:45 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-4-12 | Tyler Durden
    For those who missed Obama's post-NFP sermon on Friday, here is a summary of the Keynesian-in-Chief's latest plan to fix the country: $3000 for everyone to buy "thingamajigs." We wish this was a joke. The farce gets going 25 seconds in. (Video at link)
  • Question: Fox News Ticker shows Dow Futures now up 22, after being down 280...why the turn around?

    06/04/2012 6:29:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Fox News | 6/4/12 | SFF
    Just saw the futures make a very dramatic turnaround...from -280 to mildly positive. I figured the negatives were because of Japan...did something happen to turn the futures around?
  • Krugman: ‘We’re Talking As if a Billion Dollars Was a Lot of Money’ (video)

    06/03/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/12 | staff
    Liberal economist and Obama apologist Paul Krugman appeared on ABC's "This Week"
  • House GOP on Verge of Surrendering to Teachers' Union

    05/30/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2012 | Jack McHugh
    Thanks to House Republicans, a major school pension reform passed by the state Senate last week could be undone. As reported by CapCon, Senators defied government employee unions by voting to close the chronically underfunded “defined benefit” school pension system to new employees, starting in 2013. If the House follows through, this would be arguably the most transformational state budget reform since Gov. John Engler signed a similar measure for state workers back in 1996. That measure has helped taxpayers avoid some $4.3 billion in unfunded liability since then. If the House fails, every new school employee hired going forward...
  • Government spend $2.8 million on free internet in low income homes...and NOBODY is using it!

    05/30/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT · by floridaguy81 · 13 replies
    Millions of federal and local tax dollars have been paying for free internet access and computers for thousands of Tampa residents. It’s a federal stimulus program unique to Tampa that some people are calling government waste.
  • The Lesson of Alexander Hamilton

    05/28/2012 3:36:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 179 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-28-12 | Jeremy Meister
    How many things are in a person's pocket that they don't even know about? We take money for granted -- most people can't tell us which way George Washington is facing on the quarter. They can tell us that Ben Franklin is on the front of the hundred, but they can't tell us that Independence Hall (where he helped draft the Constitution) is on the back. One might think that as denominations get smaller and more common, the pictures on them would become more famous and well-known. The ten-dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton on the front. Since he was never...
  • Stealth 'gun control' threatens Illinois

    05/23/2012 4:42:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 May, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Illinois gun owners now face a brand new attack on their Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms. With gun rights advocates in Illinois having started in the last few years to find their voices and realize their power, the legislature's forcible citizen disarmament advocates are resorting to furtiveness in their efforts to impose new infringements on that which shall not be infringed. From an Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) alert: BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Illinois State Police are teaming up to pass legislation to destroy your...
  • Biden: ‘I have a beautiful home and you pay me a lot of money’

    05/22/2012 12:19:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/12 | staff
    Video at link
  • Save money at grocery store, even without coupons

    05/17/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 16, 2012 | Unknown
    PLAISTOW, N.H. - A local wife and mother tries to not spend a dime when she goes grocery shopping, and she said there's more to it than using coupons. Kathy Spencer is the author of "How to Shop for Free," and she also runs a website that helps track good deals at the store. The first thing she does at the grocery store is grab the supermarket flier and see what deals can be found. She also stops by the customer service counter to see if they have any other coupons available. Spencer said shoppers should also look for coupons...
  • Michigan's Job Loss Apocalypse Averted! - No thanks to the 'Department of Corporate Welfare.'

    05/14/2012 7:46:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/10/2012 | Jack McHugh
    During a three-month period ending last September, 190,661 Michigan jobs disappeared. That’s nearly one out of every 20 jobs in the state. So why weren’t there headlines about an employment apocalypse? Because during the same period 227,785 new jobs were created here. This “job churn” is typical of the dynamic U.S. economy and labor market, and it goes on continuously. Michigan’s “one-state recession” of the past decade occurred not because no new jobs were created, but because more jobs disappeared: Michigan's Job Gains and Losses Among other lessons, job-churn figures expose the absurdity of state corporate welfare schemes granting tax...
  • Follow the Money: One in Six Top Obama Bundlers Identify as Gay

    05/13/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/12 | Wynton Hall
    Heading the journalistic adage to "follow the money," the Washington Post has found that every one out of six of President Obama's top fundraising "bundlers" who have hauled in $500,000 or more publicly identify themselves as gay. The implications are clear: as Obama's campaign continued to struggle to haul in large donations, his team needed to fire up his fundraising base by announcing this week's "evolution" on gay marriage. Indeed, as the Washington Post notes, "some liberal gay donors had threatened to withhold contributions over Obama’s stance on gay marriage as well as his administration’s decision to shelve an executive...
  • Illinois economic growth strong, END EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

    05/11/2012 11:47:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    Go to Illinois economic growth strong, end extended unemployment benefits and read it for yourself. llinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the temporary extended unemployment insurance program ends as of May 12, 2012 and that Illinois claimants will be notified via mail and e-mail. Those on the Extended Benefit (EB) program will be issued a final payment during the two weeks following May 12. According to IDES reports, March local unemployment rate fell in every metro area across Illinois compared to last year and because specific economic factors set forth by federal officials were met, no further unemployment...
  • Report: TSA wasting money on screening machines

    05/09/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/9/12 | Shaun Waterman
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by allowing screening machines to languish in warehouses rather than deploying them at U.S. airports, congressional investigators said Wednesday. When the new screening units finally were installed, they were not properly tested and were used only for very short periods of time in many locations, the investigators said. And the public is not allowed to know whether the machines, which are designed to detect nonmetallic underwear bombs like the one al Qaeda planned to use this week, are effective, they said.
  • Dave Says Get Intentional with your Money

    05/08/2012 5:49:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I have a problem with impulse spending. I switched to a debit card so that the money comes straight out of my checking account, but I still buy things I know I shouldn’t. Should I stop using the card?LaurenDear Lauren,First, let me say that debit cards are great. You can’t spend money you don’t have with them like you can with a credit card, but you’ve still got to budget carefully and give a name to every single penny of your income. Otherwise, you can still overspend.When I made the decision to get intentional with my money, I...