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Shutting Down Parks Costing Government Big Money; Union Wants Federal Workers’ Personal Bills Waived During Shutdown; Financial Markets Hope For Long Term Solution To Debt Debacle; See Who Owns America’s $17 Trillion In Debt; And Liberals Don’t Like Obamacare Anymore— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-15-2013

October 15, 2013 by  

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Shuttering National Parks Costing Federal Government More Than $76 Million A Day

In its effort to make a point over the shutdown, the Federal government has blockaded national parks and monuments throughout the United States. The gesture has been widely received by the public as an irrational and immature effort to inconvenience Americans into putting pressure on politicians to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling. A new report from a government watchdog reveals that the political theater also comes with a hefty price tag. Read More… 

Union Wants Obama To Waive Federal Employees’ Monthly Bills, Rent, Mortgage Payments Until Shutdown Ends

In a letter to President Barack Obama late last week, J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), asked the President to declare the shutdown an emergency so that employees could become eligible for the kind of temporary financial breaks normally associated with victims of catastrophes like hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes. Read More… 

This Graph Illustrates Who Holds America’s $17 Trillion Debt – Including The One-Third Held By Foreign Countries

NPR may have had its reasons for putting together this grid explaining how the Nation’s $16.8 trillion is divvied up – it’s featured in a story that begins “If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its debts” – but anyone who approaches the infographic with an open mind can come away with their own conclusions. See Who Owns Us… 

Default Viewed As (Hopefully) Short-term, Political Problem

Market analysts are saying the potential for a U.S. government default is a political problem that could haunt the country if the solution found is short term. Read More… 

A Blogger At The Liberal Daily Kos Flipped Out About Obamacare Premium Increases Last Month

Conservatives are no longer the only ones angry about Obamacare. See The Post… 

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