Chart of the Week: Federal Spending Per Household Is Skyrocketing

With the United States engaged in a debate over debt, the common consensus among Americans is that spending needs to be reduced. A recent poll commissioned by Generation Opportunity and the polling company, inc./WomanTrend found this was especially true among young Americans who are self-identified independents. They believe less federal spending and less government interference […]

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Members of Congress Earn Big Salaries and Fringe Benefits

Congress’ job approval ratings have sunk to around 20 percent, while their disapproval is up to an average of 73.4 percent. Yet for all of America’s dissatisfaction—and Congress’ failure to combat the nation’s fiscal crisis—Members of Congress are earning salaries and fringe benefits that far exceed those of the average American, according to a new […]

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Scribecast: Sen. Mike Lee on the Need for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is a man on a mission. The freshman senator came to Washington after defeating an incumbent Republican, angering some in the GOP establishment but exciting Tea Party activists for his desire to end Washington’s reckless spending. He hasn’t disappointed. Lee wasted little time crusading for a Balanced Budget Amendment, bringing together […]

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Libyan Rebel Commander Assassinated

The head of Libya’s rebel forces was shot and killed Thursday just before being brought for questioning by rebel authorities, the head if the rebel political leadership said in a tersely worded statement, the Associated Press reports. Adding to the intrigue, rebel sources had revealed they had already detained the commander, Abdul-Fatah Younis, on suspicion […]

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Wall Street Journal Exposes Federal Overcriminalization

Aspiring inventor Krister Evertson received a two-year sentence for allegedly abandoning materials that he had stored in sealed, stainless-steel containers and thus doing no harm to the environment.  Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser was prosecuted and convicted because federal prosecutors estimated that he and his snowmobiling companion wandered into a national wilderness area when they […]

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U.S.A: Not #1!

    And, sources for those of you interested: Life expectancy: Study: U.S. Slipping Down Life Expectancy Rankings, Life Expectancy Wiki Democracy index Freedom of the Press index as reported by Reporters Sans Frontières Internet Speed: US ranks 28th in Internet connection speed and World Results by Speedtest.net Prison Population Corruption Perception Index, Also reported by Transparency International Quality / efficiency of […]

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