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House Rejects Senate's 2 Month Payroll Tax Cut Extension

The fight continues this Tuesday as the House of Representatives voted down the Senates 2 month payroll tax cut extension. It would have extended the tax cut and unemployment benefits for two months. Passing 229 to 193, the vote calls for a negotiating committee for the two chambers to resolve their differences. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in opposition. Republicans say ...

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Senate vs The House Over Payroll Tax Cut

As it stands, Americans face the uncertainty of whether or not they will be giving more of their money to federal government at the beginning of next year. Earlier today Speaker Boehner said the House will block the Senate deal stating “A two-month extension creates uncertainty and will cause problems for people who are trying to create jobs in the ...

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Breaking News: Kim Jong-Il dies with little warning; 'Great Successor' to take over

The dictatorial leader of North Korea has died of a heart attack at the age of 69 according to wire reports. No official comment has been offered by the North Koreans or U.S. State department but it is widely expected that his son, Kim Jong-Un will be his successor. His death has long been expected, but no notification of it ...

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Unemployment Benefits Create Jobs Say Hoyer and Pelosi

On November 30, 2011, The Wall Street Journal said this: Senior aides to both parties confidently predict that the emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed, which are due to expire December 31, 2011, will be extended. Democrats rallied Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to call attention to the impending lapse of the emergency unemployment benefits, which have allowed the long-term jobless ...

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Short-Term Payroll Tax Cut Extension Passes In Senate

On Saturday the Senate agreed overwhelmingly 89-10 to pass a two month payroll tax cut extension. The short term deal is a result of the inability Democrats and Republicans to agree on how to fund a long term extension. Also agreed on was to extend long-term unemployment benefits for another two months. The legislation will be returned to House and ...

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Senator John McCain Blasts Big Government Grifters Taxpayer Abuse

A grifter is defined by urbandictionary.com as a: someone who swindles you through deception or fraud, and b: a grifter is an expert in illicit acquisition of goods or services through various methods of over confident flim-flammery and fast talking. Apparently several members of Congress today fit both definitions of the term grifter, as outlined above. Senator John McCain took ...

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Did Elena Kagan Lie?

On June 28, 2010, Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court Confirmation hearings started. During that hearing she was given thirteen questions to which she responded in writing. This post addresses only two of the questions and her responses: Had she ever been asked her opinion about the merits or underlying legal issues in Florida’s lawsuit against Obamacare. Had she ever been asked ...

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Glenn Beck's Departure from NYC: Mad Genius or Horrendous Flameout?!

Did I just see on GBTV last night that Glenn Beck plans to build an amusement park in Dallas? Then why was he talking about underground roads in Walt Disney Land and the layout of homes and businesses at Epcot and why was that important? As you may or may not know, last night was Glenn’s last broadcast of his ...

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Fox News GOP Debate Recap: Are You More Conservative Than a 5th Grader?

Fox News hosted yet another GOP Primary debate on Thursday night and the entire field was there…well, besides Gary Johnson, but is he in “the field” these days, really?  From the top the thing that interested me the most was that this debate seemed to be set up as the “are you conservative enough” debate.  I liked that.  I like ...

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House Votes To Approve Defense Bill

After the White House withdrew its veto threat, Congress by a vote of 283-136, passed the $662 billion Defense spending bill which contains a controversial provision regarding the detention of suspected terrorist. For weeks the White House had threatened to veto the bill. However, after House and Senate members agreed to changes in the provision, the veto threat was withdrawn. ...

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LightSquared's Own Test Proves Interference with Precision GPS Receivers

High-speed mobile broadband hopeful, LightSquared released a video yesterday that proves, in fact, that their equipment does interfere with high precision GPS receivers. In the video, LightSquared shows off a work-around alternate GPS antenna which does appear to filter out the interference. The alternative antenna begs the question, however, who would pay to retro-fit the millions of existing receivers. Moreover, ...

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Osawatomie Speech – When Were We "On Our Own?" and "Preserve the Middle Class?"

On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, President Barach H. Obama gave an amazing speech while in Osawatomie, Kansas. He said in his speech, “This isn’t about class warfare.” But as fellow Democrat Dale Bumpers testified at the Clinton impeachment trial, “When you hear somebody say, ‘This is not about sex,’ it’s about sex.” Among other things, he said that while a ...

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The Airmen

The President honored our veterans for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan the other day by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, marking the official end of the War in Iraq. That’s a good thing. Now he must further his commitment to our veterans by addressing the shame committed to our airman whose remains were dumped ...

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End The Fed… And Replace it With What?

Federal Reserve D.C.

Whenever the subject of eliminating the Federal Reserve is raised, there is an inevitable question posed: What would replace it? This question leads to one of the most common criticisms levelled against the “End the Fed” crowd: Eliminating the central bank and giving control of monetary policy to Congress would result a situation like Zimbabwe, where the national legislature printed insane quantities of worthless ...

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