Tag Archives : budget


11-27-2013 7-46-52 AM

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Congress Can Cut the NSA Budget

  Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By RPI Staff Judge Andrew Napolitano: Congress Can Cut the NSA Budget   Judge Andrew Napolitano, an RPI Advisory Board member, explains on Fox News last week that the US Congress can restrain the National Security Agency’s mass spying by cutting the NSA’s budget. “The recourse is to persuade Congress to clip […]


McDonalds Latest Advice to its Peasant Employees: “Quit Complaining” and “Sing a Song”

  Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger McDonalds Latest Advice to its Peasant Employees: “Quit Complaining” and “Sing a Song”   Back in July, I highlighted a ridiculous and insulting campaign that McDonalds ran with Visa in which the company tried to help its impoverished employees plan a budget. The only thing the campaign did was […]

11-21-2013 6-52-42 PM

Lobbying Effort Keeps Flawed Drone Flying 1

Source: http://nextnewsnetwork.com Lobbying Effort Keeps Flawed Drone Flying     WASHINGTON – Despite budget sequesters, weekly furloughs of civilian Defense Department employees, and the prospect of budget-imposed reductions in the number of active-duty and reserve personnel, the Pentagon has still found money to fund the underperforming Global Hawk drone system. A report compiled by the […]


Our Legacy Systems: Dysfunctional, Unreformable

Source: http://libertycalling.net Posted by Judy Morris Our Legacy Systems: Dysfunctional, Unreformable America’s legacy systems are like stars about to go super-nova. There are two problems with the vast, sprawling legacy systems we’ve inherited from the past: they’re dysfunctional and cannot be fixed/reformed. The list of dysfunctional legacy systems that cannot be truly reformed is long: […]

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About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger

Source: http://www.storyleak.com By Anthony Gucciardi About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger   What does it take to end world hunger? About one week of United States military spending, according to the pile of data on the subject.  As continued reports of expensive and devastating military drone strikes roll in […]


Uncle Sam’s Growing Ownership of Student Loans

Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com Posted by Robert Wenzel Uncle Sam’s Growing Ownership of Student Loans Donald Marron writes: The federal government has been borrowing rapidly to finance recent budget deficits. But that’s not the only reason it’s gone deeper into debt. Uncle Sam also borrows to issue loans, build up cash, and make other financial investments. Those […]


Venezuela to devalue its currency 1

Source: http://www.cbc.ca By CBC News Venezuela’s government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country’s currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy. Officials said the fixed exchange rate is changing from 4.30 bolivars to the dollar to 6.30 bolivars to the dollar. The devaluation had been widely expected […]