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Soot, Soot Riot: EPA’s New Rule Costly and Unnecessary

Written on December 17th, 2012 by kalelno shouts
Faced with a court-ordered deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized more stringent rules for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Pollution (PM2.5), more commonly known as soot. The […]

Gorbachev: US Heading Toward Soviet Like Collapse

Written on December 15th, 2012 by alpineskione shout
    The last head of state of the former Soviet Union, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, has warned the US of an imminent Soviet-like collapse if Washington persists with its hegemonic […]

Obamacare: Blue Shield seeks rate hikes up to 20%

Written on December 13th, 2012 by alpineskino shouts
In filings with California state regulators, Blue Shield is seeking an average rate increase of 12% for more than 300,000 customers. Consumer advocates say the firm should use its reserves […]

California Tax Increases not Working, Deficit up $2.7 Billion

Written on December 13th, 2012 by alpineskione shout
Californians voted for massive tax increases by approving of Proposition 30 in November, the state’s tax revenues declined in November by $806.8 million, or 10.8%. As California residents flee the […]

10 Signs We Live in a False Economy

Written on December 12th, 2012 by alpineskino shouts
It’s time to admit that we live in a false economy. Smoke and mirrors are used to make us believe the economy is real, but it’s all an elaborate illusion. […]

Israel Forces Palestinian Authority to Pay Its Debts After Their Unilateral Appeal to UN

Written on December 12th, 2012 by kalelno shouts
Israel has decided to pay off Palestinian Authority debts for electricity by using tax money the government collects for it. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz ordered that 435 million shekels – […]

Tax Increases Won’t Solve Washington’s Spending Problem

Written on December 11th, 2012 by kalelno shouts
“We make some tough spending cuts on things that we don’t need; and then we ask the wealthiest Americans to pay a slightly higher tax rate. And that’s a principle […]

Cloakroom: The Waiting Continues

Written on December 9th, 2012 by kalelno shouts
House Cloakroom: December 10 – December 14 Analysis: The waiting game continues here in Washington as the talks over the fiscal cliff continue. The House does not appear to be […]

Surprise, Surprise: Report Finds Homeland Security Wasting Money

Written on December 8th, 2012 by kalelno shouts
In his oversight report, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities,” Senator Tom Coburn (R–OK) highlights several examples of cities using homeland security […]

Funding for Promising Defense Program in Jeopardy

Written on December 5th, 2012 by kalelone shout
On November 29, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) had its first successful test run, during which it intercepted an air-breathing target (that is, a missile that does not […]
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