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Obama Pushes Banks to Accept Less Qualified for Home Loans


Wait a second! Didn’t we just go through this? Doesn’t this sound like déjà vu all…over again? Let’s look back. Less than 20 years ago, in order to buy a home one had to meet certain criteria. That is: to have a verifiable job, have saved (yes, scrimped and done without to save) 20% to put down (certain qualified groups ...

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HHS Then: Time to Cut Medicare Advantage…Now: Time to Boost Medicare Advantage


It was just February of this year that the Health and Human Services Department announced it would cut payments to Medicare Advantage, using those funds to help finance the expenses of ObamaCare. Now, in a reversal the Obama Administration said it will increase the payment for health insurers who offer the Medicare Advantage program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

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Florida Store Owner Jailed on Food Stamp Fraud

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A Florida convenience store owner and his son were arrested yesterday and charged with Food Stamp Fraud. According to the report they would buy area resident’s EBT card for pennies on the dollar and then use the card at other stores to buy items which were then sold in the convenience store. Read more at the Daytona Beach Journal.

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$80M Pork Project Sits Useless in AK


It sounds like an April Fool’s news story. But it’s not. Over the weekend a report emerged that should make everyone shake their heads. A brand new, unwanted high speed ferry worth $80 Million was put up for auction receiving only one bid of $750,000. The 200 foot vessel was christened in 2010. Built in Southeast Alaska it was designed ...

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Single Democrats? Here’s Your New Health Insurance.

obamacare fallout

Do you know any young single Obama voters? Maybe the guys and gals who were excited about their “free” contraceptives offered through Obamacare? Those who excitedly said, “Yes. Yes. We all need health care.” Share this with those guys. The first new price rates came out today in Vermont. An enthusiastically democratic state, Vermont politicians have been pushing for a ...

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Another Air Ball??? Obama’s Off Day at Hoops

obama air ball

2 of 22??? In recent years President Obama has shown off his basketball skills on the court during the annual Easter Egg Roll. This year his aim was a little off…kind of like his budget… After 22 shots at the hoop the president hit only TWO. Maybe he should have shown off his prowess with skeet instead.

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HiViz Shooting Systems Leaving CO Following AntiGun Laws


First it was Magpul, now it’s HiViz announcing plans to leave the state of Colorado following new anti-gun legislation: HiViz Shooting Systems Announces Relocation Plans PRESS RELEASE: April 1, 2013, Fort Collins, CO—HiViz Shooting Systems (a division of North Pass Ltd.), announces plans to relocate operations out of the state of Colorado due to recent changes in Colorado state gun ...

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Pope Francis: Showing How to Love


Did you see this picture? Following his first Easter Mass Pope Francis greeted worshipers and was handed up this young special needs boy to receive a kiss and hug.  I thought it might be the top story for news outlets but it was hard to find any mention. Why? The heartwarming photo, but even more so the video clip below ...

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Pic Du Jour


Breaking News– Kim Jong-un & the North Korean Navy set sail to invade the US.   Some days you just need a laugh. H/t @jensicilian on Twitter

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Obamacare Will Cost More. Surprised?

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This week the Society of Actuaries released a study that demonstrates costs for health care will rise for many under Obamacare. In a study of individual policies it was found that states offering low cost insurance the prices could rise significantly with increases as high as 80% in Ohio and Wisconsin, and 60% in California, Idaho, Maryland and Indiana. It ...

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Pivot TV: A New Channel for Millennials


A new television channel geared to young adults in the 15-34 demographic will be unveiled this summer. Touted as a new network designed to disrupt conventional wisdom, pivot will be available both through cable and on via internet subscription.  It will be the first channel to offer a stand-alone app for access. Pivot will offer a variety of programming, including ...

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To Boldly Go . . .and Waste Taxpayer Money

star trek irs

Your tax dollars at work. Made in 2010 but just coming into the public eye is a Star Trek spoof video made by the IRS for a training and leadership session. At $60,000 this sad parody was supposed to share helpful information with IRS employees. Instead it’s just an embarrassment. The IRS last week apologized for the misuse of funds. ...

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Sen Ron Johnson: Too Much Govt Hurts People

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At a time when there is much finger pointing in the GOP some are looking for better ways to reach the people. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is one such person. This week he announced a “Victims of Government” project where he introduces Americans to the effects of too much government and federal regulations. The Victims of Government series is meant ...

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Posting Pics of Passed out Pals, the New Craze?

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With the advent of social media came the opportunity to share embarrassing pictures with friends on a large scale. These snapshots might be seen as funny at age 15 or even 21 but what about at 25 or even 35? Especially when looking for a job, these ‘tagged’ internet images, might well cause an employer to choose a less controversial ...

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FAA to Close 149 Airport Towers

glendale airport

Blame it on the sequestration. The FAA announced today that 149 smaller airport towers would close beginning in April. Originally another 40 towers had been slated for closure but will remain open, either because them shutting them would not be in the national interest or because money was found in a federal cost-sharing program to keep them open. According to ...

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