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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

February 18, 2014 by  

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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. Read More… 

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

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recently conceded that Washington should have been more forthright with the public with regard to the government’s collection of Americans’ call records. Here’s Why… 

Business Journalist Explains Democracy And Government Spending

Most voters don’t seem to understand that the overspending of the past now threatens their lifestyles and the value of their currencies. The scam goes on as governments look for new taxes to make good the promises of past governments. So today the latest fiscal gimmick is a rehash of an old scheme: “The rich will pay.” Read More… 

EFF: Support The Right To Repair The Goods You Purchase

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. Why It’s Needed… 

Violent Crime Down In 2013, FBI Statistics Show

The FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, released Tuesday, noted all offenses in the category of violent crime, including murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault and robbery, declined in 2013. Read More… 

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