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  • Two trillion in federal benefits paid in 2013 - America is dead broke
    Two trillion in federal benefits paid in 2013 - America is dead broke
    A dip in the national deficit or even a balanced budget will never be possible until federal spending is brought under control. The government is clearly out-of-control with $2,007,358,200,000 in benefits and entitlements paid out in fiscal year...
  • Budget Deficit 2013
    CBO Graphics Part I
    We were listening to the radio recently when CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf was being interviewed by a PBS business reporter.'We write our reports for the benefit of Members of the US Congress and US Senate and their staff.'Sadly, most...
  • The deficit continues to shrink, lower than the 35-year average
    The deficit continues to shrink, lower than the 35-year average
    If you listen to Fox News or certain politicians, this will come as a shock. The federal deficit is not increasing, it is actually shrinking! It is shrinking faster than previously predicted according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The...
  • Obama and Hagel on Defense
    GOP attacks defense cuts, but GOP opposes social responsibility
    You can’t have it both ways, wars you cannot afford, and obligations to meet necessities. Wealthy Republicans and their corporations get wealthy from wars and defense spending. They have a huge financial stake in that which is all paid for...
  • Federal deficit will be 80 percent of GDP in 10 years
    Federal deficit will be 80 percent of GDP in 10 years
    All the talk in Washington about lower deficits was laid to rest on Friday by the Congressional Budget Office. Their ominous warning of America's future included massive entitlement spending that will send the deficit into the stratosphere...
  • Budget talks begin this week but likely to fail again
    Budget talks begin this week but likely to fail again
    The budget conference committee will begin meeting this week to develop a budget before the December 13th deadline. Hardly anyone is aware of the talks because the media is consumed with Merkle’s cell phone and the Republican four-year...
  • Lower Obamacare premiums cutting deficit by $300 billion dollars
    Lower Obamacare premiums cutting deficit by $300 billion dollars
    A new analysis by the Center for American Progress was released Friday. It discovered that lower than expected premiums on the Insurance Exchanges are reducing the deficit by $300 billion dollars. When passed, the law was projected to reduce the...
  • Fitch ratings
    Fitch Ratings curries favor from Obama
    Fitch Ratings is issuing a warning on the US credit rating, should we default on our debt. They even threaten the rating if we continue to pay the interest on the bonds we've sold. That's a curious statement, but even more curious is the...
  • Obama cheerleaders
    You just can't make this stuff up! The fight for America continues.
    If one were to digest the political garbage going on in Washington with Congress, which is experiencing a whopping 8% approval rate in some of the latest polls, you would have to have your stomach pumped or take a toxic amount of Prilosec. As a...
  • Speaker John Boehner
    America's revenue problem and needs
    How about asking Republicans and Democrats to address America's revenue problem and needs?While addressing the overall concept of sustainable economics, consider the formula Yield = Increasing Revenues + Increasing Quality / Decreasing Cost +...
  • Zero hour on America's fiscal future has arrived
    Zero hour on America's fiscal future has arrived
    More bad news has been released last Tuesday concerning government entitlements and their survival.The study shows that federal healthcare and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades...
  • Two new sets of Golden Goose award winners will be honored September 19 in Washington, DC
    Second set of Dent's Golden Goose awardees named
    On September 12, 2013, the Golden Goose award winners for this year were announced. The Golden Goose is an award created in 2012 and given to scientists whose federally funded research has yielded unexpectedly useful results. Congressman Jim...
  • HUMP Day poster promoting raising America's declining birthrate
    Obama challenged to ‘Finish building the welfare state you started’
    A prominent Florida musician on Sunday challenged President Barack Obama to “Finish building the welfare state you started” at the launch of a national campaign to encourage people to “Live Off the Government,” a...
  • Barack Obama
    Report: U.S. posted surplus in June, deficit projected to drop to five year low
    The 2008 financial crisis was the worst economic disaster to hit the United States since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Though the economy is far from where many would like it to be, new economic data is showing a light at the end of the...
  • Jerry Brown
    Jerry Brown and Cali's phantom surplus
    Democrats specifically, and lefties generally, have been singing the praises of Governor Jerry Brown, D-CA, because he has appeared to defy budgetary reality by governing from the left while turning California’s chronic deficits into a...