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By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Government spending critics point to $385K ‘duck penis study’ in Stimulus Bill as federal waste

The National Science Foundation may be taking some heat over a study on the “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia” – aka ducks which is costing taxpayers nearly More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 25th, 2013

Sequester deadline looms as politicians battle over $85 billion in reduced spending

The mandatory sequester starts hitting Friday, and the White House offered state-by-state details Sunday of the impact. In Texas, the cuts will mean less border security and longer lines at airports and for cargo More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Monday, February 11th, 2013

Kick that Keynesian Habit

One think I do like about Paul Krugman’s columns extolling Keynesian theory is that they are predictable and easy to follow. I cannot say they really constitute economics, given that Krugman seems to believe More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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President Obama says GOP will not ‘ransom’ America over debt ceiling

President Obama followed the Saturday press release on the debt ceiling with a speech Monday to target the GOP and negotiations over the debt ceiling. “They will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Paul Ryan explains why he voted ‘Yea’ on fiscal cliff deal

Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and former GOP VP candidated explained on Tuesday why he voted in favor of the “fiscal cliff” deal. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com “We’ll More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 27th, 2012

President Obama calls Congressional leaders for fiscal cliff update as deadline looms

President Barack Obama telephoned congressional leaders on Thursday from both parties with just a few days left to reach a deal to avoid the year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. official More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 30th, 2012

Fiscal Cliff returns Washington to ‘insults’ as Rand Paul challenges the narrative

The national election is over and Republicans and Democrats appear to have returned to their pre-election stances: blame one another. House Speaker John Boehner declared himself disappointed that “no substantive More...

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