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Why Unemployment Insurance Stifles Economic Growth

 
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Why Unemployment Insurance Stifles Economic Growth

By: Michael Clayton Unemployment insurance for 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans expired on December 31st as Congress was unable to reach a deal to extend the benefit that pays out around $300 per week. This has Democrats up in arms complaining about the heartless nature of any person who would oppose such an extension. Many […]


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Yellen Nomination Hearing

By: Michael Clayton Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending my first Congressional committee hearing.  Janet Yellen, the nominee to be the next Fed chair, appeared in front of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. I was very excited to see how the committee hearing process works and to get to […]


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Return of the Church Committee?

By: Matt McBride In 1974, it was revealed that the CIA was involved in illegal intelligence operations against thousands of American citizens. The following year, a special committee, chaired by Idaho Senator Frank Church, was tasked with conducting an investigation into the agency. While there was no dramatic overhaul of the federal programs, the Church […]


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The USA Freedom Act: A Step in the Right Direction

By: Michael Clayton Seemingly lost in the fold because of all the mess regarding Obamacare, last week, lawmakers introduced legislation to curtail the National Security Agency’s overreaching phone record collection program. The USA Freedom Act, as it is being touted, is a bipartisan effort authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). […]


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Audit the Fed: The Time Has Come

By: Michael Clayton With Sen. Rand Paul announcing his intention to place a hold on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be the new Federal Reserve Chairman unless he gets a vote on his Audit the Fed bill, the moment we have been waiting for may have finally come. S.209 and H.R.24, The Federal Reserve […]


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