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Survival, The “New Normal” of Obamacare

“Basically, I’m helping support three families right now – mine, my daughter and my youngest son,” shared Norma, a Tennessee mom who has seen just how destructive bad policies like Obamacare can be. It’s difficult to watch anyone undergo hardships, but when it’s your own family, the heartache is even more painful. Norma’s three grown children, all who work and have kids, have been adversely affected by the new healthcare law. “They are trying to be the best they can,” said Norma. But, in a system where opportunity is impeded by rules, regulations and high costs, any type of economic advancement seems out of reach. One of her ...

Shocking update: America has enormous energy resources

In the last few years, almost every American has heard of “lithium.” However, who knew it was this important? From an article in 2009: Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere — in your phone, laptop, and by this time next year, maybe your car. The technology is slated for GM’s Chevy Volt, Toyota’s plug-in Prius, and electric versions of the Daimler Smart and BMW Mini. Until recently, lithium went primarily into ceramics and glass. Now batteries make up one-fifth of the world’s end-use market for the mineral… As expected, we imported a lot of it: Higher lithium prices could also give the nascent U.S. battery industry a steeper climb to ...

”New-Normal” economy bar set incredibly low

This morning, new jobs numbers came out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). They are middling at best. Some highlights: • The country added 236,000 jobs – above estimates, and good news indeed. • The unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% from 7.9%, also good news in certain respects. • The construction industry added 48,000 jobs, which observers seem to agree is a solid number. • CNN, though, notes 130,000 people dropped out of the work force, which explains part of the unemployment rate drop, “and long-term unemployment remains a problem.” • The report revises December’s jobs numbers up by 23,000, but January’s down by ...

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Norm Dicks calls it quits

There has been a rash of articles lately about possible favoritism by Washington D.C. lawmakers for earmarking millions of dollars for agencies run by family members. One man that has drawn fire is Norm Dicks, 71, (WA. D.) Journalists and the Dicks family have parried back and forth in The Washington Post, The Bellingham Herald, Citizen Review Online, The Seattle Times, and others. Some are critical of the veteran politician from the Puget Sound but most defend him. The fact is Norm is a very experienced politician and he knows how to pull strings and make things happen. He has been doing it since 1976. His concern for a clean Puget Sound is ...

Why run against Norm Dicks

Why run against Norm Dicks - or suggest doing so? By Larry Killion, Tea Party Patriot Citizen Journalist Over the past several years many voters have become more and more concerned about the direction America is going. It is encouraging to see in movements like the Tea Party that people are getting stirred up and getting involved. If only more would have heard the Dicks Cloud Debate in Sequim back before the last election. Many there believed Doug won the debate but  he lost the election. That is no surprise to most folks when we consider the zombie like fashion in which most of the drones of the Evergreen State go to the polls after drinking in ...

Columnist: House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady solution to ‘growth-igniting tax reform’

Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist George Will in a recent syndicated column says House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) holds the key to unlocking America’s earning potential. Read a portion of the column below: If there is going to be growth-igniting tax reform — and if there isn’t, American politics will sink deeper into distributional strife — Brady will begin it. Fortunately, the Houston congressman is focused on this simple arithmetic: Three percent growth is not 1 percent better than 2 percent growth, it is 50 percent better. If the Obama era’s average annual growth of 2.2 percent becomes the ...

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5 of the best quotes from political leaders championing tax reform

Our convoluted tax code on both the state and federal levels needs a major overhaul that includes slashing the tax burden on everyday Americans and eliminating crony, big-business tax incentives that rarely ever apply to the small mom-and-pop shops. Here are five conservatives championing fairer, simpler tax codes in their backyards and on the federal level. 1. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley "We cannot rest on our laurels when it comes to our tax rates. You've long heard me say that South Carolina needs to reduce our tax burden every single year. Never has that been more important than now, with our citizens opening their paychecks this ...

Stop the latest IRS power grab: Deadline for comment on proposed IRS regulation fast approaching

The cut off for leaving a comment decrying the latest power grab at the IRS is right around the corner! Please take a moment to click here and protest the proposed regulation that would authorize the IRS to collect the social security numbers of those nonprofit donors who give $250 or more annually. “We need to keep putting in as many comments as possible,” Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin. “We just want as many comments there as possible. We want to prevent this regulation from going into effect.” So far, we have collected more than 8,500 signatures and the comment petition has been shared on Facebook nearly 12,000 times. ...