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Pentagon ‘big winner’ in $1T omnibus bill (Defense contractors too, Taxpayers lose)

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Pentagon ‘big winner’ in $1T omnibus bill (Defense contractors too, Taxpayers lose)     Everyone is dancing around up in DC today. The defense contractors, the Pentagon, the members of Congress with boondoggle weapon system projects in their districts. (Which is to say nearly every member of Congress.) Happy […]

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Santelli and Stockman: The budget deal “Is a joke and a betrayal. It’s the final surrender of the House Republican leadership.” (Video)

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino   Santelli and Stockman: The budget deal “Is a joke and a betrayal. It’s the final surrender of the House Republican leadership.” (Video)   “(The Tea Party) ought to go after every incumbent Republican who voted for this abomination.” We agree Mr. Stockman. Like we said 2014 is lining up to be […]


How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse

  Source: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca By Daisy Luther How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse     With all that is being written about the national economic collapse, people seem to be waiting for some huge event. However, for many North Americans, the collapse is here. This isn’t relegated to only lower income neighborhoods.  As an article […]

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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 […]


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Derrick Crowe Discusses the Government Shutdown

  Derrick Crowe Discusses the Government Shutdown     Published by       NextNewsNetwork Gary Franchi interviews Derrick Crowe regarding the current government shutdown and the possible affects.  Congress may be feuding to create the shutdown, but of course Congress members is still drawing a check.


Where does your tax dollar go? (An infographic)

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Editor Where does your tax dollar go? (An infographic)   Watch the “net interest” percentage going forward as interest rates rise. That’s going to put a cramp in our lifestyle. Image credit: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org

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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 […]


State Capitol Hill Review Weekly Updates

Source: http://www.bcpublicrecord.com By Tona Each week while the State legislature is in session, a weekly update will be posted here for your review.  These weekly updates are not written by BC Public Record.  BC Public Record expresses no opinion on these bills by posting these updates. Discussion of bills will be posted separately.  The weekly updates are posted for your information, […]


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Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act Hits Congress 2

Source: http://freedomoutpost.com On January 3, 2013 Congressman Paul Broun, Jr. (R-GA) introduced HR 73, The Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act. The thrust of the legislation is to “abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.” It looks like […]