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House GOP Transportation bill: More Wimpy Budgeting

 
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House GOP Transportation bill: More Wimpy Budgeting

Today, the House passed legislation (HR 5021) to fund the Highway Trust Fund for one year. Authority for the fund, which provides federal money for transportation projects–defined as including not just highways but mass transit projects, bike and walking trails, and “scenic overlooks”–expires at the end of September. The Highway Trust Fund is supposed to […]


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Good News! Government “mistakenly” giving away less of your money!

Here’s some good news from DC: In 2013, the Federal Government made $100 billion in payments to those who did not legally qualify for them. This figure includes items like unemployment benefits sent to people with jobs and payments for unnecessary treatments and procedures. You may be wondering why this is good news… because the […]


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Your taxdollars at work: geting Mothers and daughters to dance

That’s right, the National Institute for Health spent almost $5,000 on a study on how to get mothers and daughters to dance together. The study was done in the name of fighting obesity. Encouraging mothers and daughters to dance together so they get more exercise is certainly not an objectionable activity (especially compared with droning, spying, and […]


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Obama’s Independence Day surprise: More Regulations

Last Thursday, as most Americans where getting ready to celebrate Independence Day, the Department of Health and Human Services was busy releasing 1,296 pages of new regulations regarding Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians and hospitals. The regulations where released at 4:15 p.m. I have not seen any detailed analysis of the regulations, but the fact […]


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Campaign for Liberty to Obama: No more unconstitutional war in Iraq

Campaign for Liberty has joined with 31 other organizations from across the political spectrum urging members of Congress to sign a bipartisan letter to President Obama. The letter reminds the former Constitutional Law Professor that the Constitution forbids him from launching new military action in Iraq without first obtaining authorization from Congress. Text of the letter […]


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