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Two Stories That Prove There’s Plenty Left To Cut

“Because the cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that. We all want to reduce the deficit.” – Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) explaining why Congress couldn’t come up with a plan to lower deficits last year. Each time talk about cutting welfare waste comes up in Congress, […]

Obamacare Forcing Hospital Closures; Federal Debt Doubled In Five Years; States Crack Down On Drones; Texas Dem Admits Abusing Voting List; Obama: Losing Jobs Is A Good Thing – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 2-19-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Regulation: This Is What The First Two Months Of A ‘Year Of Action’ Look Like

Regulation: This Is What The First Two Months Of A ‘Year Of Action’ Look Like

Signaling that the Administration is poised to make good on President Barack Obama’s promise that 2014 will be a “year of action,” the Federal government added 56 finalized regulations and 1,516 new pages to the Federal Register last week.

Doh!: 71 Percent Of Obama Supporters Regret Re-Electing The President, But 79 Percent Would Do It Again

Doh!: 71 Percent Of Obama Supporters Regret Re-Electing The President, But 79 Percent Would Do It Again

A recent Economist/YouGov.com poll conducted to test media hype that 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney could make a political comeback in a future Presidential election revealed Barack Obama voter remorse.

CBO Report Examines Job Loss Along With Potential Benefits Of Minimum Wage Hike

CBO Report Examines Job Loss Along With Potential Benefits Of Minimum Wage Hike

A Congressional Budget Office report out Tuesday indicates that President Barack Obama’s plan to raise the Federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016 could cost the economy 500,000 jobs.

Footing The Bill For Obamacare; Clapper Laments Lack Of Transparency; Explaining Democracy And Government Spending Schemes; Supporting The Right To Fix The Goods You Purchase; Violent Crime Dropped In 2013— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 2-18-2014

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

EFF: Support The Right To Repair The Goods You Purchase

This article, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry, was originally published on the organization’s website on Feb. 18. South Dakota has put forth new legislation to support to a simple principle: if you own something, you ought to be allowed to fix it. The new bill, SB 136, would require manufacturers […]

Restaurant Illustrates How You’ll Pay For Obamacare In More Ways Than You Know

A Los Angeles area restaurant is providing a perfect illustration of how Americans are footing the bill for the President’s healthcare overhaul by adding a 3 percent surcharge to every tab to fund its employees’ healthcare. Walter Manske, the owner and chef at the popular République restaurant, said that the surcharge helps to pay for […]

Intelligence Director: We Should Have Told Americans We Were Violating Their Privacy

Even if the Federal government and U.S. spy agencies are poised to continue stonewalling meaningful efforts to protect American communications data, the National Security Agency leaks provided by whistle-blower Edward Snowden have caused some officials so many headaches that they are reconsidering modest transparency. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recently conceded that Washington should […]

Business Journalist Explains Democracy And Government Spending

This article by Gregory Bresiger originally appeared on the Ludwig von Mises Institute website on Feb. 18. Over the past 80 years or so, governments have been expected to provide more and more social services. That means bigger and bigger bills for the taxpayers of this generation and generations unborn. Since governments almost constantly run in […]

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