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GOP Candidates Continue to Toss Money Down Cornhole

The really big difference between Republican and Democrat handout recipients is their ability to be sympathetically photogenic. When pressed, the average Democrat welfare recipient can hide the flat–screen TV, stash the cellphone in a drawer and refrain from cigarette smoking. And it’s not too much trouble to pretend to fill out the job application or limp convincingly to prove the ...

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Poverty of the Perfect

By Michael J. Lewinski 12/31/13 A life of poverty is not the legacy any parent would willfully choose for their offspring. Yet, for our generation, such an outcome has become the default option. With the deliberate exporting of U. S. industry and the financialization of the economy, our national economy has been transformed into a business model that is detrimental ...

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Friend of Obama? Here’s a Contract for $$$


A frequent visitor to the White House and larger contributor to the Obama campaign got his kickback this week. The CEO of TracPhone Fredrick J Pollak, along with several others, was just issued a contract to provide taxpayer paid phones to internet to job seekers. If the program meets expectations it may bring in $100 Million per month to the ...

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Is General Motors Truly Back on Top of Auto World?

General Motors Corporation recently laid claim to being the world’s largest automaker, as headlined in The Detroit News  last month.  “General Motors Co. says it sold more than 9 million cars and trucks worldwide last year — a 7.6 percent increase that allowed the company to reclaim the title of world’s largest automaker.” After GM posted it’s profits and sales figures boasting ...

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Big shock: Politicians are corrupt. So what do we do about it?

Clearly not satisfied with their sky high approval ratings, members of Congress seem to be doing everything they can to convince that final 12% of Americans who support them to reconsider. Last week, Peter Schweizer revealed in his new book that a lot of them have been using their offices to engage in insider trading. For example, while most American ...

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Obama's "Apparatchik" Administration

President Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union speech, said, “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.” Substituting the word “apparatchik” – government by party leaders, bureaucrats and the well-connected – for “Sputnik” would have been much closer to the truth. Obama’s green jobs agenda spends billions of taxpayer dollars to destroy existing jobs and replace them with jobs in ...

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The Department of Energy's and Obama's Record

The Solyndra Scandal The Solyndra Scandal just won’t go away, much to President Obama’s chagrin. And new revelations are coming out almost daily. DOE’s Purpose From the Department of Energy (DOE) itself we get its loan programs purpose: “The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs enable DOE to work with private companies and lenders to mitigate the financing risks associated with ...

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