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Keep the Lame Duck’s appetite in check

Keep the Lame Duck’s appetite in check

As Americans across the country are still recovering from their Thanksgiving feasts, our Lame Duck Congress is preparing to fill its never-ending appetite for overspending. This Lame Duck Congress, full of lawmakers who will soon be retiring or leaving their posts after losing reelection, lacks the accountability to the people that’s inherent in a normal […]

Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

By Simon Black, Founder  November 17, 2016, Santiago, Chile OK, this is pretty nuts. According to data released by the Treasury Department yesterday, the US national debt has soared by a whopping $294 billion since the start of the 2017 fiscal year, just 45 days ago. That’s an annualized increase of 13%. So if they […]

Teacher Union Political Spending: Liberal as Ever

Teacher Union Political Spending: Liberal as Ever

By LARRY SAND AFT continues to use teachers as ATM machines to fund their pet leftist causes. The latest American Federation of Teachers annual financial disclosure has been released (H/T RiShawn Biddle). This year’s LM-2 is filled with goodies that are sure to warm the cockles of leftist teacher union members, but apolitical educators, centrists […]

Citing CPC study, new Assembly bill seeks to stop runaway school bond debt

Citing CPC study, new Assembly bill seeks to stop runaway school bond debt

AB 2116 author Rep. James Gallagher (R-Sacramento Valley) says his bill would limit the ability of school districts to take on debt through new bonds – even authorizing county auditors to stop spending if bond “funds are not being spent appropriately.” “Borrowing for school construction has exploded in the last decade,” Gallagher said.“As borrowing hits record highs, it […]

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much

. Gov. Brown’s opening general fund budget gambit of $122.6 billion – total spending including bond and special funds is $170.7 billion – sets a new record for state government spending. That the big increases are coming from the man many regard as one of the more sane of Sacramento’s top politicians does not bode […]

The House of Shadows: How to spend $1 trillion in the dark

The House of Shadows: How to spend $1 trillion in the dark

by Jon Rappoport, 12-23-15   Congressional lunatics on the march   Rand Paul: nobody read the $1.1 trillion bill before passing it   (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)   “Congressman, the American people are in an uproar.  This is serious.  I can’t begin to imagine what penalties you’re going to […]

Hello, world: is your government driving you crazy?

Hello, world: is your government driving you crazy?

  By Jon Rappoport Politics, the god Hermes, and the big joke.  Suppose, against all odds, enlightenment is funny and funny works like magic because it is magic Note: If, as you read this article, you think I’m saying ‘don’t worry, be happy’ or ‘just laugh it off’ or ‘forget all the suffering in the […]

More Sequestration: The Best Bad Thing, For Now

More Sequestration: The Best Bad Thing, For Now

    By Thomas L. Knapp If American politicians lived in the real world, US president Barack Obama would propose and Congress would pass a balanced budget for the federal government. But American politicians don’t live in the real world. Since World War II they’ve inhabited a Utopian fantasy in which the federal government has […]

CA fiscal health ranks 44th in country

CA fiscal health ranks 44th in country

. In fiscal year 2013-14, California saw a slight uptick in the condition of its fiscal health, based on fiscal solvency metrics as reported by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. California placed 44th among U.S. states for fiscal health, which is two places higher than the year before. During FY 2012-13, California placed […]

Oxnard to debate budget cuts- Police, Fire, etc. and present utilities budget

Oxnard to debate budget cuts- Police, Fire, etc. and present utilities budget

By George Miller After months of wrangling about Oxnard spending priorities, it’s getting down to the wire, with a budget due by month-end.  This year is different than most, in that estimates of deficits have grown and grown to $12.8 million- and that was just as of last Thursday.  Projected deficits have been presented as the […]

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