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By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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$10 billion missile defense program dead after many failures

The US “wasted” $10 billion on missile defense projects which were “doomed for failure from the beginning,” due to a lack of analysis, a report by the Los Angeles Times says. The article More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Will California’s Long-Term Rehab Facilities Lose their Funding–Again?

MediCal was developed in 1965 as a California state companion to the federal Medicaid program created that same year. Such programs were intended to provide medical access to the disabled, the elderly, and to children More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Education chaos: Common Core, Arne Duncan on inequality, fairness and federal spending

Many school systems remain “fundamentally separate and unequal,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said and a Sunday Washington Post article claims Common Core makes the divide greater. Duncan points More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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IRS requests nearly $500 million more in funding to implement Obamacare

The IRS on Tuesday told Congress it would like an additional $490.4 million in the next fiscal year to implement the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare. “This additional funding, the majority More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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President Obama State of the Union address promises to raise taxes on rich, spend more

Poised to battle Republicans in Congress, President Obama will begin 2015 with a State of the Union address which announces a call for increased spending and raising taxes on the country’s top earners. “Obama More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn announces his retirement

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said late Thursday that he will leave Congress at the end of this session, two years before his term expires. The Oklahoma senator who is known for battling to cut the budget, has been More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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New Budget Deal: Spend now, call taxes ‘fees’ and save $2 billion per year over ten years, it’s ‘Mickey Mouse’

FOX News calls the new budget agreement as a “step in the right direction” as the $20 billion is being reported as an impactful step in the right direction against the massive $17 trillion dollar debt.photo/donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Treasury warning on debt ceiling: Congress has a lot of work to do, money will run out mid-October

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Congress isn’t working fast enough to extend the debt limit and the consequences of inaction are dire. photo by photoSteve101 via Flickr “If you look at the calm out there, which 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...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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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 Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Rand Paul introduces ‘The Sequester Without Layoffs’ VIDEO

Image/Video Screen Shot Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced what is known as “The Sequester Without Layoffs” plan Friday designed to offset the anticipated layoffs of employees following the automatic More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Massive federal spending, face it, is ‘ludicrous and cruel’

In his April 8th column, Paul Krugman takes his cue from the Democratic National Committee and writes yet another one of his partisan screeds on the Republicans’ federal budget proposals, calling it “ludicrous More...

By Brian Attenberg On Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Government Shutdown will mean paid vacation for workers

Government Shutdown. That’s the topic du jour in the Newsiverse. But is a government shutdown as terrifying as these talking heads are leading us to believe? Maybe it is a very bad thing if you are one of the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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How US Military Supremacy is a Soviet-Style Poison Pill

The federal budget has swelled to over $3 trillion and the $700+ billion per year military has been a target of Democrats and liberals in the war weary America after the Bush administration. A Rocky Vega article More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, May 17th, 2010
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How Rand Paul became the Tea Party’s Obama

At the Republican Party headquarters in Russellville, Paul took the podium. Dimpled and handsome, 47 years old, with boyishly tousled salt-and-pepper hair, he surveyed the audience, a crowd of mostly retirement-age More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
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More hypocrisy: the raising of the federal debt ceiling

Two weeks ago when the Congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling another $1.9 trillion dollars all I could do is shake my head. Yes, Mr Obama and the current Congress is way out of control and heading in the direction More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 14th, 2009
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Stimulus Wasteful Spending: Ants, Puppet Shows and Bobber the Safety Dog

Remember the first 1,000 page bill that no one in Washington read? The one that Congress didn’t even author as it was later revealed that Apollo Alliance drew up. Here’s a little nugget to make your More...



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