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Taxpayers Don’t Realize They’re Paying Billions to Service the National Debt

Posted: September 21, 2016 at 10:57 am   /   Friends

This past spring, Netflix—the beloved online video streaming service—announced it would raise its monthly subscription fees. The first price hike in June cost between $1 and $2 per month. One consumer was angry enough to file a class action lawsuit. This discontent is typical when consumers feel the impact of higher payments directly. But when costs go up […]

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John Oliver Increases the Cost of Health Care

Posted: June 7, 2016 at 7:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

John Oliver, the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” is the latest in a long series of comedians who have become brave “truth-speakers” who repeatedly “destroy” whatever they choose to target.  Since John Stewart popularized the model of snark and carefully edited interviews to create a news-like show, it has been repeated again and again, […]

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Student Debt Reform: A Plea for the Rule of Law

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 10:04 am   /   Politics

The student loan crisis hovers at roughly $1.1 trillion. Politicians bicker about making college free in the future and neglect the students who didn’t benefit from student loan reform efforts. Private student debt is the leviathan in the room. Unfortunately, discussion of these issues is generally restricted to “You students took out the loans, you […]

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Millennials and the 2016 Election

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 7:21 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Millennials. This term is rivaled only by “Boomers” in clickbait words used on the Internet. I assure you, though, this article is worth it. The 2016 election – since no one is talking about it, clearly – is pivotal for a variety of reasons. For instance, the Supreme Court’s balance will be determined by the […]

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Economics: How Big is the U.S. Debt? – Learn Liberty

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 10:30 am   /   Politics

“Economics: How Big is the U.S. Debt?” presented by Learn Liberty. How do you feel the government should be spending or saving money? Let us know in the comments below.     Originally posted at http://www.learnliberty.org/videos/economics-how-big-is-the-u-s-debt-learn-liberty/.

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Taxed Enough Already (TEA): Let’s Not Find New and Exciting Ways to Tax the Internet

Posted: January 27, 2016 at 10:02 am   /   Politics

The federal government each year now takes from us record tallies of tax dollars. Yet the Feds have accrued nearly $19 trillion in debt – and that ridiculous number keeps hurtling skyward. Leftist states, counties and cities around the nation are following the federal lead, taking our coin at prodigious levels – in multitudinous ways. […]

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Balancing the Government’s Budget Now

Posted: November 29, 2015 at 6:48 am   /   Politics

Uncle Sam has added nearly an additional half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the past twelve months. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Federal government ended its fiscal year on September 30, 2015 with a budget deficit of a “mere” $435 billion. Total Federal expenditures for the fiscal year were […]

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The most polite way possible to describe students demanding their debt be “canceled”

Posted: November 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

Really though, there are much more satisfying (but inappropriate for general audiences) ways to peg these little…you know. But let’s go with this… ICYMI, here’s a video of one of them pleading their case. h/t John Hawkins from Right Wing News for the quote. Originally posted at http://americanirony.us/the-most-polite-way-possible-to-describe-students-demanding-their-debt-be-canceled/.

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Watch this student argue for “free” college while demonstrating how cheap her education already has been…

Posted: November 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

This video ^ is 9 minutes long (that’s just a screenshot, you can see the real thing at the bottom of the post). If you can’t handle 9 minutes of stupidity and abject ignorance then don’t watch. I got to the 4 minute mark (having not realized how long the video really was) and literally […]

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