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A bipartisan agenda for good stewards: eliminating waste, fraud, and boondoggles

The 2020 elections threw a wrench into the works of both parties. Republicans maintained power in state legislatures and in the U.S. Senate while losing the White House. Democrats did far worse than expected at all levels, including Joe Biden barely squeaking into the White House. Continue Reading... Related posts: No, Mr. Trump, You Can’t Fix the Deficit by Cutting ‘Fraud, Waste, and Abuse’ Farm Loans and the ‘Floodgates to Fraud’ COVID-19 bailout unleashed a pandemic of fraud ...

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The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don’t — About ICE Detention

What is ICE detention? What is it not? Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced “ice,” like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be punishment for a criminal conviction, though conditions are often as bad or worse than those you’d find in prison. It may be shocking to learn that the U.S. government detains tens of thousands of people each day in immigrant detention. ICE detention exists to ensure people who are currently going through immigration proceedings in the U.S. attend their court dates. An immigration judge can also determine a person’s release presents a “danger to...

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Rahm Emanuel Has a Scheme For Biden to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage Even If McConnell Tries to Block It in the Senate

Rahm EmanuelRaising the minimum wage is one of the evilest things you can do to low productivity inner-city black youth. It makes it impossible to get that all-important first job.Higher minimum wages are generally promoted by unions that benefit from keeping low-skilled workers out of the workforce. A Biden administration would be very pro-union, Joe Biden has said so:I want you to know I’m a ...

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Rahm Emanuel Has a Scheme For Biden to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage Even If McConnell Tries to Block It in the Senate

Rahm EmanuelRaising the minimum wage is one of the evilest things you can do to low productivity inner-city black youth. It makes it impossible to get that all-important first job.Higher minimum wages are generally promoted by unions that benefit from keeping low-skilled workers out of the workforce. A Biden administration would be very pro-union, Joe Biden has said so:I want you to know I’m a …

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Fighting for Georgia

If he [Trump] continues to disillusion voters … by saying that the elections were rigged and that your vote doesn’t matter, this could have severe consequences for the administration in trying to keep those two seats Republican,” pollster-pundit and alleged Republican Frank Luntz said on “Squawk Box.” In this stern admonition Luntz indicates what he considers to be the greatest danger facing Republicans in the runoff race for the two Senate seats in Georgia on January 5. Luntz’s warning puts his own spin on what purports to be an objective analysis of the forthcoming election. But Luntz’s comments do not seem … Continue reading →
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The Black Education Tragedy Is New

Several years ago, Project Baltimore began an investigation of Baltimore’s school system. What they found was an utter disgrace. In 19 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, out of 3,804 students, only 14 of them, or less than 1%, were proficient in math. In 13 of Baltimore’s high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math. In five Baltimore City high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math or reading. Despite these academic deficiencies, about 70% of the students graduate and are conferred a high school diploma — a fraudulent high school diploma. The Detroit Public Schools Community … Continue reading →
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The Past Lives On: The Elite Strategy To Divide and Conquer

“They call my people the White Lower Middle Class these days. It is an ugly, ice-cold phrase, the result, I suppose, of the missionary zeal of those sociologists who still think you can place human beings on charts.  It most certainly does not sound like a description of people on the edge of open, sustained and possibly violent revolt,” wrote the marvelous New York journalist, Pete Hamill in “The Revolt of the White Lower Middle Class” in New York magazine.  He added: The White Lower Middle Class? Say that magic phrase at a cocktail party on the Upper East Side … Continue reading →
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A bipartisan agenda for good stewards: eliminating waste, fraud, and boondoggles

The 2020 elections threw a wrench into the works of both parties. Republicans maintained power in state legislatures and in the U.S. Senate while losing the White House. Democrats did far worse than expected at all levels, including Joe Biden barely squeaking into the White House. Continue Reading…
Related posts:
No, Mr. Trump, You Can’t Fix the Deficit by Cutting ‘Fraud, Waste, and Abuse’
Farm Loans and the ‘Floodgates to Fraud’
COVID-19 bailout unleashed a pandemic of fraud

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EFF Condemns Egypt’s Latest Crackdown

We are quickly approaching the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, a powerfully hopeful time in history when—despite all odds—Egyptians rose up against an entrenched dictatorship and shook it from power, with the assistance of new technologies. Though the role of social media has been hotly debated and often overplayed, technology most certainly played a role in organizing and Egyptian activists demonstrated the potential of social media for organizing and disseminating key information globally. 
2011 was a hopeful time, but hope quickly gave way to repression—repression that has increased significantly this year, especially in recent months as the Egyptian government, under President…

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In October, Money Supply Growth Remained Near All-Time Highs

In October, money supply growth fell slightly from September’s all-time high, although growth still remains at levels that would have been considered outlandish just eight months ago. October’s easing in money-supply growth comes after eight months of record-breaking growth in the US which came in the wake of unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages.
Historically, the growth rate has never been higher than what we’ve seen this year, with the 1970s being the only period that comes close. It was expected that money supply growth would surge in recent months. This usually happens in the wake of the early months of a recession or financial crisis. But it appears that now the United States is several months into an extended economic crisis, with around 1 million new jobless claims each week from March until mid-September. More than 6 million unemployed workers are currently collecting standard unemployment benefits, with eight million more collecting “Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation.”  Economic growth plummeted in the second quarter as GDP growth fell more than 9 percent. 
The central bank continues to engage in a wide variety of unprecedented efforts to “stimulate” the economy and provide income to unemployed workers and to provide liquidity to financial institutions. Moreover, as government revenues have fallen…

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FreedomWorks Foundation Thanks Chairman Ajit Pai Upon Announcement of His Departure from FCC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the statement from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announcing Chairman Ajit Pai’s departure from the Commission on January 20, 2021, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented: “As a proponent of less government to promote individual and market freedom, Chairman Pai has overseen numerous regulatory improvements in the way we handle telecommunications. We are saddened to hear of Chairman Pai’s imminent departure from the FCC, but are incredibly grateful for the work he has done in the past eight years, first as a commissioner and subsequently as chairman. FreedomWorks’ grassroots community in particular…

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