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Feds harass website owners because of linked sites.

Posted March 16th, 2013 by SomebodySmart
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If a website violates Section 1140, and you link to it, your site violates Section 1140, and are liable for $5000 civil penalty for every click on that link; and so every website linking to your website would also be in violation, and so on, even if you have a commercial ad server company running the ads on your site and cannot click them because that would be cheating. besides, if a website convincingly pretends to be Feds and you do click the link, how would you know they're not?

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The Role of Government

Posted November 27th, 2012 by porcupous
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Over the past many decades, the federal government’s own internal debate on its responsibility has changed in a subtle but very important way. Before the change, the federal government would act in the marketplace when people believed that everybody had a right to something. Now it intervenes even when it does not believe something should be guaranteed.

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The Problem With Taxing Cigarettes: Everyone Lives Longer!

If ever there was something that worked too well, the cigarette tax might be it. A new study published by the Congressional Budget Office shows that any additional money the state obtains by raising cigarette taxes will eventually be outweighed by the increased use of entitlement programs such as Medicare or Social Security. In other words, a healthier population lives longer and uses more of the government's money.

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What is Generation Slave?

Posted October 5th, 2011 by jonesde
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Public policies have allowed irresponsible behavior for decades involving the transfer of wealth not yet earned from future to past generations. We might be called Gen X, Y, or Z... but really we are Generation Slave.

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Kentucky Sisters Seek Social Security Numbers

Posted August 14th, 2011 by Nicholas Macha
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Two sisters denied social security numbers from government bureaucrats file suit

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Record number of Americans get government help

Posted July 31st, 2011 by Cyphase
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One in six Americans is receiving help from the government, just as fiscal austerity threatens to reduce some of that aid.

Soaring unemployment during The Great Recession has driven tens of millions of people to the dole. Enrollment in Medicaid and food stamp programs are at record highs, while unemployment insurance rolls remain at elevated levels. Many people depend on more than one program.

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Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements - WSJ.com

Posted September 20th, 2010 by slayerboy
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Efforts to tame America's ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any time in history.

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10 ways you're being fleeced by banks

Taxpayers are rightfully angrier than ever before about the state of the U.S. economy and the government's handling of the financial crisis; perhaps even more so than the Colonists at the original Tea Party. After all, it appears that the only group benefiting during this painful slide into recession are the very people who caused the crisis -- The Banks.

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Is Social Security doomed?

Posted March 29th, 2010 by masshole
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Social Security will pay out more than it takes in this year — a tipping point that wasn't expected for six years. What does this mean for retirees, and the federal government?

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Uncle Sam Plans To Steal Your 401k

Posted January 11th, 2010 by riffenberg
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Uncle Sam Wants To Steal Your 401K
According to Business Week, the US govt. wants your 401K. It seems the govt. doesn’t have enough of YOUR money. They want more. The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments may begin next week asking Americans how the U.S. govt. should take control of 401k’s.

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