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Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits

 
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits

Today in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, more commonly referred to as McCain-Feingold, saying that limiting the amount of money individuals may contribute in a given election cycle was unconstitutional. Previously under the law, an individual was limited to contributing $123,200 to […]


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Bernanke denounces Keynesian Economics, to author book supporting Audit the Fed

At an emotional press conference this morning, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, strongly rejected the Keynesian economic policies he endorsed and implemented during his tenure at the Federal Reserve. He stated that he deeply regrets his part in prolonging the economic crisis and pledged to be a vocal supporter of reform and […]


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State Department to spend $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan

From Buzzfeed: The State Department is planning to spend $400,000 in taxpayer funds to buy a sculpture for the new American embassy being built in Islamabad, Pakistan, according to contracting records. To put the sculpture’s price tag into a local perspective, the average yearly income in impoverished Pakistan is about $1,250 per year, according to […]


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Healthcare.gov crashes on day of enrollment deadline

Today is the “deadline” to enroll in Obamacare. I use this term loosely because the government recently announced it has extended the deadline to enroll. This despite statements from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman Julie Bataille who  said, “we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014.” Earlier […]


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It’s time to decouple health insurance from employment

It’s time to decouple health insurance from employment. The reason the vast majority of Americans receive their health insurance from their job goes back to FDR’s wage and price controls  in the 1940s. Since the government made it illegal for employers to pay workers over a certain amount, they added health insurance to benefits packages […]


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