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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Unemployed more likely to shop for non-essentials than job search

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data that shows unemployed Americans on an average day are more likely to shop for things than look for employment opportunities. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Only 18 percent of unemployed Americans spent time searching or interviewing for a job on an average day, while 41.1 percent shopped online, in store, or by phone. About one in five unemployed Americans, or 21.2 percent, went shopping for items other than food and gas… “The fact that unemployed people choose leisure over job hunting suggests the ongoing economic malaise has discouraged them from even looking for a job, ...

Economic-policy expert: Financial crisis inevitable the longer Congress waits to address entitlement spending

So-called “autopilot” congressional spending – e.g., spending that Congress isn’t allowed to take its red pen to and eliminate from the budget, like food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, social security – will soon become the bulk of the federal budget, leaving little room for discretionary spending like national defense. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Autopilot spending is growing at an alarming rate and will consume more than 75 percent of the entire federal budget by 2020. As the autopilot portion of the budget grows, the budget becomes less responsive to current needs and crowds out spending on critical national priorities like defense...

Study: These social-security benefits are going to run dry in two decades

It’s no surprise social security is in trouble but the severity of the situation can’t be stressed enough: The well that is social security benefits – specifically, old-age, survivors’ and social-security disability insurance benefits – is going to run dry within two decades if Congress doesn’t step in and take action. The Daily Signal has the story: Social Security’s programs are in deep trouble. According to the just-released 2016 report of the Board of Trustees for the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, both programs’ trust funds will be depleted in the near future—old-age and ...

Supreme Court divide over Obama’s executive-amnesty program deals righteous blow to presidential overreach

The Supreme Court Thursday after a tie decision over whether President Obama has the authority to grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants has to defer to a lower-court ruling that says — decisively —the president does not have the legal right to wave a magic wand and allow illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. Fox News has the inside story: The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing ...

Tea Party Patriots Pleased and Grateful to the House Judiciary Committee for Holding a Second Hearing into Misconduct of IRS Commissioner and Call for a Vote of Impeachment

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee adjourned its second hearing into the misconduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.   “We are pleased and grateful that the House Judiciary Committee today held a second hearing into the misconduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. It is beyond clear that the Obama Administration has no interest in holding Commissioner Koskinen accountable for lying to Congress under oath and failing to comply with a subpoena, so the House is the only chance Americans have for accountability. Under President ...

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New York congressman rips into VA over veteran’s benefits denial

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) this week requested Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald issue an apology after his deputy undersecretary for field operations, Beth McCoy, in a House Committee on Veteran Affairs’ subcommittee hearing refused to acknowledge the military service of a veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was wrongfully denied Veterans Affairs benefits. The Daily Caller has the scoop: [Veteran John Mitchell] applied for special monthly compensation owed to vets who have TBI, and Mitchell’s physician supplied all the requisite information to the VA, but the VA refused to take that information into consideration when ...

Sen. Perdue: The ‘merry-go-round’ of artificially low interest rates ‘is going [to] stop’

When interest rates on our debt suddenly balloon, our nation will be facing even greater economic difficulties unless Congress enacts a solution. Fortunately, there are members of Congress like freshman Senator David Perdue of Georgia who know the value of a dollar and how frivolously we as a nation are managing our books. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Still, the debt doesn’t worry Perdue as much as the interest liability does. Should those rates rise—and Perdue is confident they will—he predicts the country won’t be able to make the minimum interest payments. For the past seven years, the Federal Reserve has targeted rates at an ...

ICYMI: Congress could learn a lesson in financial stewardship from this Tennessee teen with a heart of gold

Tennessee teen Kevuntez King from age twelve to age nineteen worked selling newspapers so he could go to college without borrowing a dime in student loans – and so his single mother wouldn’t have to dip into her own purse. Congressional officials would do well to take some cues from this young man. Fox-affiliate Q13 has the scoop: When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school,” he told WHBQ. He earned $200 every Sunday for five years straight and was just accepted into Tennessee State University. King has this piece of advice to share: ...

WATCH: Attorney For Groups Targeted By IRS Brilliantly Educates Caller About The First Amendment

As the congressional investigation and calls for President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to step down continued to heat up earlier this week, someone called in to a Washington Journal segment on C-SPAN with guest Cleta Mitchell – attorney for Tea Party Patriots and a number of other groups singled out by the IRS – throwing out an apparent hypothetical and saying, if he were an IRS official and aware of the anti-IRS stance of an organization, he would do all within his power to derail that organization. Ms. Mitchell wasn’t having any of it… Townhall has the details: “I am a lowly clerk at the IRS, looking at your application ...