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The Federal government spent $10,612 per person domestically last year, including more than $5,000 per person for programs such as unemployment benefits, Social Security and housing assistance. The Federal government spent $3.3 trillion domestically in the fiscal year 2010; $1.6 trillion of the funding went to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
During his campaign for President in 2000, George W. Bush said he would be judicious in his use of the military and opposed using it for nation building. Yet by the end of his Presidency, the U.S. had invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and was rebuilding those countries; and the military was being used in a number of other countries that had not attacked us.
The campaign treasurer for several Democratic lawmakers have been targeted for embezzlement charges by Federal prosecutors. Accusations arose following the confrontation between authorities and campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. She was suspected of siphoning up to $700,000 from a California assemblyman.
President Barack Obama put forth enough healthcare savings in his new debt plan to delay the insolvency of Medicare in the immediate future, but these changes were short-term and unsustainable.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I have little doubt that the road President Barack Obama envisions is built around renewable energy; the only vehicles that traverse it are electric. It is the world of science fiction. America’s problem is that this world will hasten our downfall.
Though Jim Bunning has left the Senate, his plan for requiring an increase in unemployment benefits to be matched by budget cuts elsewhere has become an accepted stance within the GOP ranks.
The latest Gallup poll showed that Americans are more unhappy with their government than ever before, as 81 percent of the country reported dissatisfaction with their leaders.
The Republican apparatchik and mainstream media have lost control of the nomination process, and they’re scrambling to get it back. Bilderberg-selected candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are fading. Herman Cain is surging.
A Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday outlines the decline of the consideration of criminal intent in prosecutions in America as the Federal criminal code continues to swell each day. It’s easier than ever for citizens to unknowingly break a law.