The Senate approved Ben Bernanke for a second term so that enslavement of our children can continue. Bernanke took office back when the national debt was a mere $8.2 trillion in 2006. Now it is $12.3 trillion (that is better than $1 trillion per year) and the Fed has printed up trillions of dollars on top of this (of course we don't know the real numbers since the government does not audit the Fed).
Obama says he wants to freeze "non-security", "non-mandatory" spending for the next three years. That sounds good, but then you start looking at the details and all of the sudden you realize he is talking about a spending increase! A summarized table from the 2010 (current) budget is shown below with the relevant row highlighted.
This has to be the most outrageous example of pork ever!
In short, a private company is looking at building a direct fiber connection between the London and Tokyo using an Arctic route. The entire project is projected to cost $1.2 billion. Okay, no problem. Then at the end of the article, we discover:
Many people have asked me why I believe Frank Wolf needs to be replaced in Congress. So rather than continuing to answer these inquiries one-by-one, I have decided to write this blog in order to attempt to address all of the points that have been raised.
My four main reasons for supporting the replacement of Frank Wolf are:
An Open Letter to the Staff of Senator Webb:
I am deeply disturbed by Senator Webb’s decision to join with the Obama administration in the passage of the health care bill. Even when directly asked, the senator was never able to provide any Constitutional foundation for passing such legislation – and yet he has voted for cloture.
We are accustomed to media citing polls to "prove" that the public supports left leaning policies. And we are accustomed to being told that the reason we don't see this support among our friends is that we simply don't have a broad enough group of friends - a plausible if unsupported argument.
At least one senator (Inhofe) is supporting my idea of a congressional investigation (well, okay, it was probably an independent idea, but you get the point.)
I have been reluctant to say anything about this story on the assumption that it was a scam; but it now seems as if much if not all of the information is real.
Tired of paying for your mortgage? Just become homeless and maybe the government will just give you a home!
Scuffles erupted as several thousand Detroit residents jockeyed, pushed and shoved Wednesday to get free money being offered to only 3,500 of the city's recently or soon to be homeless.
Granted, technically, the government is just giving these people money to help them out. How much money?
According to gusopo13, these estimates also appear to be backed up by the numbers riding Metro (allegedly, still trying to find the formal press release).
For a fair comparison, we looked at the Saturday after Labor Day in 2008, which is when September 12 fell in 2009. On September 12, 2009, 437,624 rode metro rail. By comparison, on the Saturday after Labor Day in 2008, 202,528 rode. The difference is 235,096.