Wednesday Morning News Roundup 1-30-2013

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Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Debt levels of 200 percent of gross domestic product are on the horizon for the United States, despite all of the political grandstanding over the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff.
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry has an idea: Give excess tax money back to the taxpayers.
  • Even though Federal spending has increased 39 percent over the past two decades, 70 percent of Americans say it hasn’t had any positive impact on quality of life.
  • President Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Chicago could be destroyed to make way for a parking lot for Barack Obama’s Presidential library.
  • A sting operation in Milwaukee that was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives offers a troubling look at just how incompetent and irresponsible government law enforcement agencies can be. It resulted in a military-style machine gun landing on the streets and the agency having $35,000 in merchandise stolen from a store it set up as a front for the operation.
  • News networks are using tactics similar to those in the 1997 film “Wag the Dog” to continue to exploit the dead children of Sandy Hook Elementary as a means for drumming up support for more gun control.

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Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.