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Football Museum Vs. Minimum Wage – Guess Which Wins In Congress?

Members of the United States Congress are elected to make sure that the government meet the needs of the American people, but some of them have an awfully strange idea of what those needs are. An example of the odd priorities often expressed by members of Congress is H.R. 602, a bill yesterday that will, […]

Senate Republicans Vote Against American Jobs On Keystone XL Pipeline

Why would they vote this way, if jobs were the genuine Republican motivation for approving the Keystone XL Pipeline? Why are Senate Republicans so intent upon shipping American steel jobs overseas? […]

Jim Rickards Warns Of Imminent Recession. So What?

It’s surprising to me, given that the Internet enables the communication of a variety of ideas in an unprecedented diversity of forms, how predictable and repetitive its right wing conspiracy theories have become. A standard format has developed that can be identified from a mile away.

So it is with the Jim Rickards conspiracy theory […]

In The Long Run We Are All Dead

Friday seems an apt time for this reminder: Economist John Maynard Keynes advised, “In the long run we are all dead.” Invest wisely.

Congressman Steve King Proposes Repeal Of Sixteenth Amendment

Yesterday, Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, introduced H. J. Res 16, legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives with a short and simple active clause: “The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed”.

The sixteenth amendment to the Constitution reads: “The Congress shall have power to lay […]

Are the Real Cures being Hidden because there’s No Money in Alternative Medicine? (Fact Check)

If you spend enough time in alternative medicine forums, you’ll hear a claim like the one William made here today:

“There are cures for Cancer out there but big PHARMA is spending billions to prove that there isnt….because the cures there is no big bucks in natural cures. It all comes down to MONEY…MONEY….MONEY.”

Is […]

Government Subsidy Of Community College Tuition, Compared To Top Corporate Welfare

Even if the number of community college students doubled in response to government payment of tuition, the federal government would save $64.6 billion dollars every year if it took corporations off the dole and paid the way for workers seeking to increase their productivity through community college instead. […]

Why Congress Must Impose Drug Tests On All Recipients Of Welfare

Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced legislation S.64, a bill that will require states to send government bureaucrats to conduct medical tests on the blood or urine of recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Why? Senator Vitter is concerned that people who are receiving welfare payments might be using […]

Top 5 Up To Stories In 2014 News

Seen on Twitter: “Email marketing has an ROI of up to 4300% (Source: HubSpot)”

“Up to” is a wonderfully useful statistical phrase for people promoting flimsy schemes. “Up to” doesn’t promise that a number will be accurate for everybody, or even approachable by most people. “Up to” describes the highest value in a range of […]

Jeb Bush Record of Dirty Leadership Revealed at Swisher Hygiene

Jeb Bush has demonstrated, through his failed business leadership at Swisher Hygiene, that he has the same character flaws that led to the loss of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars under his brother’s presidency. […]

Jeb Bush Belittles People Who Depend On Social Security And Medicare

These are the waning days of 2014. It’s been a long year, with a lot of work, and many disappointments. It’s easy, at this time of year, to simply want to give up, give in, and sink down into despair.

As the 2016 Republican presidential candidates announce themselves, we could easily adopt an attitude of […]