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Many Republicans in the Senate seemingly passed the Defense Authorization Bill 93-7 last Thursday without reading, or being fully aware of, its contents.
On Friday, House Republicans released their version of a payroll tax cut extension that would also extend unemployment insurance and delay changes to doctors’ Medicare reimbursement rates.
The Senate rejected Democratic and Republican plans for extending the Social Security payroll tax cuts as the two parties continued to fight over a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s plan for revitalizing the economy.
A Federal judge in Oregon has ruled that a Montana woman who was sued for defamation was not considered a journalist when she posted online that an Oregon lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case.
The Federal Reserve has joined an open conspiracy with its other central-banking buddies to steal several trillion dollars from my grandchildren. The plan is to steal not just from my grandchildren, but from all of us. Every time the Federal Reserve turns on the printing presses and creates “money” out of thin air, it reduces the value of all the money that is already in circulation.
Rigging the unemployment numbers. There was a lot of pointing with pride last week when the Labor Department announced that unemployment in the United States had fallen from more than 9 percent to 8.6 percent. What the Barack Obama apologists didn’t mention, however, was that the numbers improved not because 120,000 new jobs were created; that would barely move the meter. No, what caused the drop was that 315,000 people stopped looking for work. Heck, if the White House could persuade all of the unemployed to quit applying for jobs, unemployment would fall to 0 percent.
About 46.3 million people received a total of $75.3 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or what was formerly known as the food stamp program, in fiscal 2011, according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics released earlier in the week.
Anyone who’s anyone knows that economics is the name of the game this voting season. Our issues of sustained military action in the Middle East, unemployment, currency devaluation, inflated prices, reduced production and a dozen other problems are all directly related. If the powers that be refuse to correct our economy with wise and educated direction, our Nation will be lost.