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Are DOD furloughs really necessary?

Posted: May 16, 2013 at 10:55 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Getting Defensive Yesterday, the Defense Department announced it would have to furlough over 600,000 workers come July, claiming it “has no choice” because of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester. Yet, other agencies have been able to find ways to make the required spending cuts without furloughing any employees. Did the Pentagon really […]

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Crony Capitalists Invent the “SIFI” Shield for Protection from Competitors and Taxpayers

Posted: May 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Tea Party Conservatives and Occupy Wall Streeters don’t agree on much, but they do agree on one thing — both groups despise crony capitalists and crony capitalism. Huge corporations, especially banks, insurance companies, and other big financial institutions are nominally born of free-market capitalism where success and growth comes from providing the best services at […]

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No Smart Way? “Number Crunchers” Edition

Posted: May 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

No Smart Way? “Number Crunchers” Edition White House “number crunchers” have now identified nearly $5 billion they can avoid cutting through recalculations and “arcane budget rules.” So cutting three cents on the dollar was impossible, but when it comes to finding new spending, the White House rolls out the number crunchers.  Meanwhile, the headlines on […]

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Prager and Goldberg on Messaging Strategy — Liberal versus Conserative

Posted: May 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In the audio excerpts below, Jonah Goldberg and Dennis Prager have an insightful discussion on the use of clichés by the liberals, how liberals make Big Government look attractive to the electorate, and what the prospects are for reversing America’s leftward slide. Highlights of Goldberg’s remarks: 1. With the decline of family, community, and faith, […]

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Bankrupting America’s Spending Daily

Posted: May 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Spending Daily | May 3, 2013 US Economy Adds 165,000 jobs in April Market Watch reports, “The U.S. created a net 165,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department said Friday. The increase surpassed the 135,000 forecast of economists polled by MarketWatch. What’s more, the economy created an additional 124,000 jobs in March and February than […]

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No Smart Way? Vacancy Edition

Posted: May 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

No Smart Way? Vacancy Edition RHETORIC: President Obama: “No Smart Way” To Cut $85 Billion: “The problem is, when you’re cutting $85 billion in seven months … there’s no smart way to do that. There’s no smart way to do that.” (“Obama on Sequester Cuts: ‘There’s No Smart Way To Do That,’” Real Clear Politics, 2/26/13)   […]

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Bankrupting America’s Spending Daily

Posted: May 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Spending Daily | May 2, 2013  SHOCK: White House Can’t Avoid Furloughs Bloomberg reports, “President Barack Obama began experiencing first-hand the effects of across-the-board federal spending cuts as the first wave of White House furloughs kicked in yesterday. The $85 billion in cuts known as sequestration hit White House staffers with day-long furloughs scattered throughout […]

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No Smart Way? Oh, Behave…

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

No Smart Way? Oh, Behave… The blame game in Washington reached a new low yesterday when President Obama said that he shouldn’t have to tell Congress how to “behave” when it comes to the sequester.  In light of the comments, Bankrupting America decided to take a look back at how the White House has been […]

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