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SOTU - Fact Check

Posted by Mother Goose on January 26, 2011 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (1)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.


Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of the Union speech. He pointed to the transportation and construction projects of the last two years and proposed "we redouble these efforts." He coupled this with a ...

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Bill blocked to let upper-income tax cuts expire

Posted by Mother Goose on December 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM Comments comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked legislation allowing taxes to rise on upper income taxpayers on Jan. 1. The vote Saturday was 53-36—seven short of the 60 needed to advance the measure.


Without action by Congress, all income tax cuts enacted when George W. Bush was president will expire at year's end. The legislation backed by Senate Democrats would have kept the cuts in effect except on incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 f...

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Fed Loaned Billions to Banks, Companies and Other Nations(17)

Posted by Mother Goose on December 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Reuters


The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.


"There are a lot of people talking about that. I think the European Commission has talked about that," said the U.S. official, commenting on enlarging the 750 billion euro ($980 billion) EU/IMF European stability fund. "It is up to...

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GOP Will Filibuster All Bills if Taxes, Budget Not Addressed

Posted by Mother Goose on December 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM Comments comments (1)

"We will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item," their letter to Reid says. By Dan Friedman

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 | 9:53 a.m


Updated at 11:10 a.m. on December 1.

All 42 Senate Republicans have signed a letter refusing to vote for cloture on any bill before the Senate until the federal government i...

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Senate votes down ban on earmarks

Posted by Mother Goose on November 30, 2010 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (1)

By J. Taylor Rushing - 11/30/10 09:52 AM ET


The Senate on Tuesday morning defeated a proposal from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to ban congressional earmarks.


In a 39-56 vote, members defeated a temporary ban on the appropriations procedure. The moratorium was offered as an amendment to a food-safety bill that is scheduled for a final vote Tuesday morning.


Senate Republicans have already passed a vo...

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Soros insider trading case to be reviewed

Posted by Mother Goose on September 16, 2010 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By Jane Croft

Published: September 15 2010 22:59 | Last updated: September 15 2010 22:59

 


George Soros, the international investor and one of the world’s richest men, is to have his 2002 criminal conviction for insider trading reviewed by the European Court of Human Rights.

Mr Soros appealed to Strasbourg after he was convicted by a French court of insider trading in 2002 in relation to his conduct during a takeover battle in 1988 involving one ...

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Little-known fact: Obama's failed stimulus program cost more than the Iraq war

Posted by Mother Goose on August 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Mark Tapscott

Editorial Page Editor

08/23/10 11:32 AM EDT

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

 


Expect to hear a lot about how much the Iraq war cost in the days ahead from Democrats worried about voter ...

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Off The Rails

Posted by Mother Goose on March 27, 2010 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

by Liam Julian


After a $787 billion stimulus and a $940 billion health care bill, one might think the time had come to take a vacation from profligate spending on vaporous ideas. Unfortunately, one would be wrong.


High-speed rail construction—for which President Obama initially devoted an $8 billion “down payment” (read: more on the way) from the stimulus, plus an additional $5 billion over five years—has begun in several scattered c...

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George Soros - The Monster Revealed

Posted by Mother Goose on February 28, 2010 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (0)

There is no doubt that George Soros, in funneling untold millions into the election campaign of BO through myriad shadow organizations, had profiteering in mind.  Why not bet a few milllion to make a few billion on the devaluation of the US dollar that would necessarily follow the implementation of BO's left wing agenda?


Some of us were on to him then, and more are on to him now.  The ...

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Head of IMF Proposes New Reserve Currency

Posted by Mother Goose on February 26, 2010 at 8:43 PM Comments comments (0)

IMF's Strauss-Kahn suggests IMF may one day provide global reserve asset


By HARRY DUNPHY Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON February 26, 2010 (AP)


Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested Friday the organization might one day be called on to provide  countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.


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Government Motors - CEO pay on our dime

Posted by Mother Goose on February 21, 2010 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

If you want to know how some of your hard-earned tax dollars are being spent, check out this article on CEO compensation at GM.   Seems to me the government is awfully vocal about executive pay in the private sector, while at the same time it tries to cover up excessive compensation at GM, FNMA and FRMC. 


The following is an excerpt from AP on GM Executive pay:


GM CEO Whitacre receives $9M pay package


Dan Strumpf, ...

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