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Homeland Security is building a $4 billion 170-acre complex

Posted December 6th, 2012 by dumthumbs
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The US Department of Homeland Security, despite budget cuts and construction delays, is planning to add 17,000 employees into its consolidated headquarters in southeast Washington.

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Californian insanity

Posted July 6th, 2012 by fat_bastard
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they are broke-er than Greece, and now they want a bullet train

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Moody's: Greece Has Defaulted

Posted March 10th, 2012 by ZEUSLGN
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Moody's Investors Service considers Greece to have defaulted per its default definitions. The announcement comes despite Athens reaching a deal with private creditors for a bond exchange that will shave €107 billion from its €350 billion debt. The agency pointed out that even though 85.8% of the holders of Greek-law bonds had signed to the deal, the exercise of collective action clauses that Athens is applying to its bonds will force the remaining bondholders to participate.

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Is it Compromise or Capitulation?

Posted November 30th, 2011 by rmyofme
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It’s not a Tomāto – Tomato thing. Capitulation in the name of compromise has destroyed the country. That’s right, it’s broke, the USA doesn’t work anymore, Why? Compromise! The press, Wall Street, Bankers, Government don’t want the people to elect people they don’t control. They shut down the most consistent candidate who had done outstanding in the polls, Ron Paul.

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10 million could pay more Social Security tax

Posted October 19th, 2011 by jenrobi
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While current social security recipients get the good news of a 3.6% payout increase, some "high earning" tax payers will have to foot the bill for the increase since the government cannot spend money properly.

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Angry American's rant about government spending. NSFW

Posted October 6th, 2011 by EternityAblaze
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Lynn Woodman, an angry American guy blows up with a short rant about the government and how they can't even balance a check book. Surprisingly, his message is very libertarian and capitalistic. Hilarious and very NSFW. (LOTS OF LANGUAGE! of course, he's angry!)

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The EU is screwed. Dan Hannan explains why.

Posted September 15th, 2011 by uk1337
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Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan shreds Keynesianism in 80 seconds.

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US spent over $1,000,000,000,000 in defense in 2010!

Posted July 18th, 2011 by dducks
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"...you get a grand total of somewhere between $1.01 and $1.35 trillion spent on national defense in 2010." Now couldn't we have allocated at least some of the $1,000,000,000,000 to helping our economy stay alive?

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Federal Workers Earning Over $150,000 Doubled in Last 2 Years

Posted November 10th, 2010 by pmfalcon
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The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
The fast-growing pay of federal employees has captured the attention of fiscally conservative Republicans who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week's elections. Already, some lawmakers are planning to use the lame-duck session that starts Monday to challenge the president's plan to give a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise to 2.1 million federal workers.

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US Military Unable to Account for Over $9 BILLION Dollars

Posted July 27th, 2010 by Pilot_MKN
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A US federal watchdog has criticised the US military for failing to account properly for billions of dollars it received to help rebuild Iraq.

(They sure as hell won't just 'criticize' you or I if we did the same thing....

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