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By The Dispatch On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Six years ago President Obama Asked for More ‘Stimulus’ Money as the deficit grew

Just a month after one bill was passed, President Obama went right back to Congress, pushing more legislation, introduced by Senate Democrats, which would renew expiring unemployment benefits, and extend business More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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GOP rejects Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget, secret ‘Black Budget’ requests as debt rises

As the New Hampshire primaries steal the headlines, President Obama submitted his final budget Tuesday, a $4.1 trillion annual budget plan — deemed “dead on arrival” to the Republican-controlled More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 20th, 2015
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Marco Rubio skips Senate vote on $1.8 trillion spending bill

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday’s Senate vote approving a $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package after telling supporters on the presidential campaign that he may try to slow the legislation More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Judge rules that Illinois budget crisis will result in state employees not being paid

While Illinois’ Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner battles Democrats, who control the Legislature, to approve a budget, the state may not continue to pay state workers in full, according a Cook County ruling today. Attorney More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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Obama administration calls on Congress leave net neutrality out of budget battle

The White House told Republicans in Congress that the nation’s budget should not be used to enact “unrelated ideological provisions,” including a proposal to prevent the Federal Communications More...

By Guest Author On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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How Fixing the Immigration System Will Help the Economy

Immigration has been a hot topic of debate in the United States for quite some time now—and especially recently—with people on both sides refusing to come to an agreement about what should be done. But there More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Krauthammer to GOP: make your own budget, force Obama to sequester

Charles Krauthammer turned his attention to the Republicans after President Obama’s proposed budget still exceeded projected revenues. The conservative was on Fox News offering his brand of advice. BRET BAIER: More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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President Obama 2015 State of the Union address – transcript

January 20, 2015 THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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New Gallup survey: Economy, jobs are top issues for votes, GOP getting the edge

A pair of new surveys from Gallup show what’s important for voters and who they feel may have the edge heading into the 2014 midterm elections. “The Republicans in Congress hold significant leads over More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Taxpayers pay $163 billion in interest to Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft in offshore accounts

United States taxpayers make large interest payments to the top four technology firms for the $163 billion in US government debt the companies own and shelter in tax-free offshore accounts. photo by photoSteve101 More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Canada to have budget surplus by 2015: Is America paying attention?

While the United States government continues to spend like drunken sailors on shore leave, our neighbors to the north have got their budget all in order, in fact they are expecting surpluses as soon as 2015. Reuters More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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CBO: Obamacare enrollment down, jobs being lost, deficit down but will skyrocket

The federal budget deficit will fall sharply through 2015 before surging again in the decade to come. Obamacare enrollment is well below expections and Americans will see even fewer jobs. photo: photologue_np via More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Libertarian Lucas Overby discusses Florida issues headed into race with Alex Sink, David Jolly

Now that the candidates are set, The Global Dispatch set out to include the third candidate in the race for Florida’s District 13 Congressional seat. Libertarian Lucas Overby was asked to address the key issues More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Krugman is a Keynesian ‘crank’ wanting to empower the inflation fairy

Lest anyone think that Paul Krugman is an economist, his latest column bemoaning the lack of hardcore inflation presents every reason as to why he is a crank, although a famous crank. Yes, the Inflation Fairy More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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The Fairy Tale of Our Time, ‘massive consumer spending is what fuels an economy’

Paul Krugman is nothing if not consistent. Once again, we are told that Kenneth Rogoff is the main reason that our economy is not roaring along like boom times, and that massive consumer spending is what fuels More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Obama budget taxes wealthy, cuts Social Security and Medicare while adding new stimulus

President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a budget that would cut entitlement programs, tax the wealthy and reduce the U.S. budget deficit by nearly $2 trillion while funneling new money to education and infrastructure More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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The Federal Deficit is a Symtom, Not the Disease

Member of Congress are infamous for attacking symptoms of a problem instead of going straight to the heart of the disease, and the current “discussion” on the massive federal deficits are yet another More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Marches of the Non Sequitur, protecting the ‘cuts’ to federal budget

I really was ready to shout, “Hallalujah!” when I saw the title of Paul Krugman’s latest column on the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. When I met Krugman in 2004 at the Southern More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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Jay Carney rudely responds to female NPR reporter over entitlement questions, adds

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during a press briefing on Monday snapped at NPR reporter Mara Liasson for asking whether entitlement reforms would be part of President Barack Obama’s official budget. “Mara, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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CBO projects record tax revenues for 2013 of $2.7 trillion, focus shifts to spending

Budget negotiations continue in Washington but a new report from teh CBO, Congressional Budget Office, may cause more shifts in talk. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com The CBO estimates the federal government More...


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