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House Democrats are at it again, proposing massive tax increases to pay for the government's takeover of health care. In a not-so-brief 1,018 page bill, Democrats devise yet another set of tax hikes to be levied on Americans.
While thousands are making plans to march on the Capitol on Sept. 12, some decided to make the drive there just as memorable. Tea party patriots in Taylor County, Florida, have constructed a "rolling petition"-- a billboard covered in signatures with the words "Stop Wasteful Spending" -- which they plan to drive to DC for the 9/12 March on Washington. If you're interested in following them to DC, or building your own, check out the Taylor County Tea Party blog.
CIT Group Inc. is too big to fail. Or so says historical precedent.Well, sort of. We think. Er, perhaps?Amid growing fears that the country's primary lender to small and midsized U.S. businesses is on the verge of a run, the ailing company's stock fell to a meager $1 Monday as investors braced for the worst. Monday's analysis of the group's liquidity crunch hinted that the company could be on deck for a federal bailout as mentioned in an AP article:
Please check out "Largely Useless, Even Harmful" - a great article written by Steve Forbes and recently featured in Forbes. His piece contains many valuable insights, including this opening:
Thirty million is a lot of people. It is about four times the population of New York City. It is 10 percent of the population of the entire United States. It is also the amount by which everyone from the Obama administration to the mainstream media is exaggerating the number of Americans who may currently be unable to obtain health insurance. From a new study by FreedomWorks:
Washington, DC - As the President and Congress push a massive $1.6 trillion dollar health plan this summer, the FreedomWorks Foundation is challenging how many Americans are uninsured.FreedomWorks Foundation released Issue Analysis Number 126, “The Sources of Insurance: Private, Public, the Uninsured, and Reforms for the Future” by Max Pappas and Kristopher Rawls. The study closely examines where Americans get their health insurance and exactly who in America is going without it.
The ACORN and MoveOn.org comrades weren't just out in force in Greensboro last week, they also took to the streets outside Congressional district offices in other cities where FreedomWorks activists and allies were there to meet them with the truth about their government-run healthcare dreams.
Minimum wage is set to increase from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 on July 24th. The Wall Street Journal article “Mandating Unemployment, congress prepares to kill more jobs”, from July 13, 2009, raises the question of who this raise will benefit, and who it will hurt. According to the article, David Neumark, an economist from University of California, Irvine, believes “the 70-cent per-hour minimum wage hike this month would kill ‘about 300,000 jobs for those between the ages of 16-24’”. As of June, 2009, 24% of American teens are already unemployed.
Do you have questions about how the healthcare plans making the rounds on Capitol Hill will affect you? A little concerned that something so enormous is being rammed through? Starting to wonder about back door deals and a severe lack of actual details or facts in the government healthcare plan? You need to come out Thursday night to the Healthcare Town Hall in Leesburg, GA.
Activists in Georgia have recently been concerned about the Card Check bill that would negatively effect labor union employees. However, residents are feeling voiceless in the debate thanks to Representative Sanford Bishop.