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Open letter to the IRS on Tax Day

Dear IRS, Since January of last year you have taken my wages and held them, you say, for me. You tell me that this is good for me because you fear I would spend so much of the money I earned … Continue reading

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Obama administration decrees part of Obamacare exempt from sequester cuts

By Jack Minor –   While the sequester has forced the military to endure billions of dollars in budget cuts, the Obamacare administration has declared that the mandatory across the board budget cuts will not apply to a portion of … Continue reading

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Obama moving full speed ahead after debt ceiling raised without limits

By Jack Minor –   Now that Congress has agreed to Obama’s desire to raise the debt ceiling with no limits, he is preparing to abandon all pretense of carrying about the federal deficit and national debt and is expected … Continue reading

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Budget bill comes to $3 million per word

By Jack Minor –     While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insists the “cupboard is bare” regarding the federal budget, the bill just passed by Congress turns out to be one of the most expensive ever.   The Associated … Continue reading

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Congress pressuring administration to release NSA budget details

The Obama administration is facing calls to de-classify its so-called black budget and release the information to the public.   Currently there are 16 agencies involved in intelligence operations of some kind in the United States. While these agencies obviously … Continue reading

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Young entrepreneurs “not participating” in economic downturn

While the so-called “Great Recession” ended in the first year of the Obama administration, the effects remain largely unfelt by millions of people around the world, this has caused a new generation of business entrepreneurs to think outside the box … Continue reading

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Loan company spurs auto sales by catering to all credit types

All of the major Automakers are currently experiencing record sales and profits for the year, which is shaping up to be one of the best ones ever for the auto industry. However, those who took a hit in their credit … Continue reading

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Republicans demand one year extension of Obamacare individual mandate

New York Times – House Republican leaders shifted the budget battle on Thursday to a potentially more consequential fight over raising the government’s borrowing limit, rolling out conditions for a debt-ceiling increase pulled from three years of frustration over efforts … Continue reading

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Aurora VA hospital builder claims cost overrun of $1 billion

(Ft. Morgan Times) — The builder of Colorado’s troubled Veterans Affairs hospital says overruns bring the cost above $1 billion, far higher than the red ink already acknowledged, and has asked for the right to quit the project.   The … Continue reading

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Crossover Comparison – Nissan Rogue/KIA Sorento

I recently was fortunate enough to end up with two nice crossover SUV’s in the my driveway at once, so I took turns running around in them for the week and taking notes on how they stacked up.  They were … Continue reading

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“War” in military continues over religious rights

A battle is raging in the U.S. military – over religious rights of the  soldiers who defend American lives and values.   An amendment in the recently passed military budget bill actually strengthens  religious freedom rights for service members, and … Continue reading

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor —   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets … Continue reading

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The Rant – America’s Workers Losing Faith in Retirement Funds

by Mike McCune —   The Employment Benefit Research Institute finished a survey of working Americans during the closing days of March. It reported the ‘startling’ fact a mere 13% of working Americans are “very confident” when it comes to … Continue reading

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The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his … Continue reading

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Fed’s “Recession Index” Trumps Sequester

by Michael McCune —   Attention, class: The word of the day is “Sequester.”   Isn’t it funny how a word you really never heard before 2013 is now threatening to topple our economy? At least it is if you … Continue reading

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Politician puts money where mouth is, gives money back to government

by Matt Lacy –   While many politicians talk about the need to cut spending, one Senator is putting his money where his mouth is by returning money back to the government.   Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky has returned $600,000 … Continue reading

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Communist Party backs Obama in fiscal cliff negotiations

by Jack Minor – The Communist Party USA, which supported Obama during the 2012 election, has now signed on board with the President’s economic plan and is calling on its members to work with unions to pressure Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

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A message from Senator Mark Udall

by Craig Masters This week Senator Udall sent out an email with the subject line: “Compromise isn’t a dirty word.” His message is that the Republicans need to be reprogrammed into believing that “compromise is not capitulation,” in working with … Continue reading

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D.C. Eyes Retirement Accounts To Meet Expenses

Debt, public debt to be exact, is no longer a problem in America–at least according to the Democrats following their big win last week. By their accounts the Earth’s orbit has been changed so we no longer need fuel to … Continue reading

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Voters: Government, not private sector is the solution

by Jack Minor –   America appears to have reached a watershed moment as voters have decided that they want a continuation of president Obama’s policies of trillion dollar deficits and more Americans on social programs over private sector solutions … Continue reading

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Obama says education dollars are wasted?

by Craig Masters In May 2012 President Obama’s budget request was completely rejected by Congress, failing to receive even a single vote. That budget proposal was so bad, not even Nancy Pelosi voted it.Thank God that the children trapped in … Continue reading

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Pro-life voters helped Walker survive recall

by Matt Lacy –   While union supporters claim Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall because of outspending his opponents, what is overlooked is the effect pro-life voters played in the election. “Hundreds of thousands of right-to-life people understood … Continue reading

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Govt. ignores influence of sexual abstinence in recent report

by Jack Minor —   The out of wedlock teen birth rate fell again in 2010, however, the government agency that issued the report completely ignores the effect abstinence education had on reducing the rate. The report says the birth … Continue reading

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Sen. takes on Obama over abstinence education

by Peter Grady —   While the Obama administration supports eugenicist founded Planned Parenthood, while eschewing abstinence education, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced legislation to restore funding for abstinence programs. The Abstinence Education Reallocation Act mirrors HR 2874 … Continue reading

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Congressman Gardner gives money back to government

by Jack Minor – In what might seem like an unusual move for a government official, Rep. Cory Gardner announced today he would be returning $218,274 from his Congressional office budget to the United States Treasury. “With a debt of … Continue reading

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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker faces recall over balancing budget

by Matt Lacy — Following intense efforts by unions, first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face a recall election for signing a law that was needed to balance the budget in the state. On Friday, the Government Accountability Board voted … Continue reading

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Karl Rove asks, “How stupid can We get?”

  by Craig Masters Yesterday during an interview with Sean Hannity, Karl Rove stated, ” American people aren’t smart enough…” to read past the false headlines or hear more than sound bites the Obama media machine uses to spread “propaganda.” … Continue reading

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China engaging in military buildup while US cuts forces

by Matt Lacy – An expert on Communist China says the United States could be making a grave mistake by cutting back on defense spending while China is doing just the opposite. Beijing recently announced a new defense budget of … Continue reading

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Arguments begin in case over NASA specialists firing

  by Matt Lacy — Opening arguments began Tuesday in the case of a NASA mission specialist who claimed he was terminated for simply expressing his views on intelligent design. David Coppedge had worked for 14 years as a NASA … Continue reading

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The Rant – Tax Cut Extension Creates Jobs, Solves Employment Problem

by Mike McCune — Numbers mean nothing to Washington politicians and bureaucrats. The difference between white and black carries much more weight in our national capitol and that is why everything seems to be a similar shade of gray when it comes … Continue reading

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Homeland Security to unsubscribe to ‘unnecessary’ magazines says Secretary Napolitano

by Craig Masters According to the web site CBP.gov, the US Border Patrol agents received about $331million in overtime in 2011. That amount is more than double the 2006 level of roughly $156million. The total overtime for border agents grew … Continue reading

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Water, Jobs and Oil were topics fielded by U.S. Congressman Gardner in Monday’s town hall meetings.

The congressman noted that January 24, the scheduled date for the State of the Union address, will mark the 1000-day anniversary since the senate passed a federal budget. He explained that the current republican-led House of Representatives has sent several … Continue reading

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Show me the money! What’s really happening at Thompson School District HQ?

The Thompson District Board may not be watching the books at all! by Craig Masters Thompson School District made television news yesterday when it was announced that budget cuts the district was being “forced” to consider would possibly mean that … Continue reading

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Unemployment among veterans at 13% as military prepares to cut 500,000 troops

by Jack Minor – The military is preparing to reduce troop strength by nearly 500,000 at a time when unemployment by young veterans is over 13 percent. Recent data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that for the last … Continue reading

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Super committee failure: Bush’s fault

by Matt Lacy– After the “super committee” announced it had failed in its mission to cut $1 trillion from a $15 trillion dollar deficit, both sides started playing the blame game. ABC News ostensibly blamed former President Bush for the … Continue reading

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