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National Association of Home Builders: Government regulation over last five years has driven price of single-family homes up 30 percent

Owning a home for many American millennials faced with student-loan debt and skyrocketing real estate has become a distant dream while older homeowners struggle to keep up with mortgage payments and property taxes year after year. These difficulties aren’t alleviated by big-government regulations that push dreams of home ownership even farther out of reach. How far out-of-reach? $84,671 per home out of reach … Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: Government regulations are responsible for adding $84,671 to the final price of a new single-family home, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders. According to the ...

Here’s how much debt the American family would be in if they spent like Washington

Researchers at the Heritage Foundation determined that the average American family would be $260,000 in debt and routinely spending in excess of their annual income if they were as fiscally irresponsible as lawmakers in Washington. The Daily Signal has the scoop: If a typical American family ran their household how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, they would spend their entire yearly income without saving a cent and then put $7,000 on their credit card. On top of that, this family would be $260,000 in debt. Mind you, this is simply debt, not a mortgage or business investment. Neither would this family have a plan to pay off its ...

Columnist: Average family share of national debt is $800,000

“American Exceptionalism Radio” host Chriss Street in a recent column points out that the American family’s share of our national debt – when including unfunded liabilities like social security, government pensions, entitlement spending, etc. – stands at a mind-blowing $800,000. Breitbart has the story: Despite average savings per American family of just $9,149, the average family’s share of the $65 trillion federal debt is $796,589, according to the U.S. Debt Clock. To pay off their share of all federal debts as if it were a 30-year mortgage at a 4.5 percent interest rate, each American family would need to make a $4,036.19 payment ...

Megyn Kelly Slams Obama For Not Contacting Steinle Family in Wake of Daughter’s Death

Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly questioned President Obama recently for not giving Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old San Francisco woman murdered by an illegal immigrant with a rap sheet, the same attention he gave to the cases of Freddie Brown, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Real Clear Politics has the transcript: MEGYN KELLY: Breaking tonight, the young woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco was just laid to rest, surrounded by friends and family. It does not appear at this hour that anyone from the Obama administration was in attendance. Welcome to The Kelly File, I'm Megyn Kelly. Funeral services were held this evening for ...

Obamacare Drives Family to Consume Less Healthcare

“I wish I could say that the future looks bright,” sighed Michelle. “Sadly, I fear what is coming down the pike – not just for me, but for our children.” Like any dedicated mother, Michelle wants the best for her family. However, her heart is troubled by what she sees transpiring within our nation, particularly Obamacare. With higher costs, a tighter budget and added stress, this is not the peace of mind and path to affordability President Obama promised with the new healthcare law. “Since Obamacare has passed, my husband’s insurance costs have increased yearly,” she shared. “In 2013, he paid $516 a month for healthcare for our ...

Obamacare Train Wreck Hits Family Hard

Sandra needs to look no further than her loved ones to understand just how broad Obamacare’s devastation can be. The entire family, including her mom, has been impacted by the healthcare law. Each of their situations is different, and all are equally upsetting. “The whole thing is a train wreck,” exclaimed Sandra. “Everyone has been affected negatively from this.” “My husband is a retired Marine. We were quite satisfied with Tricare Standard, but we have now reached Medicare age. Our co-payments have tripled for most drugs,” the Florida resident shared. “One of the medications went from $9 a month to $27 a month. Another one was ...

From Fortune 500 to Family-owned, Obamacare Damages Economy

Security and peace of mind – it’s what Obamacare promised. But the reality is many businesses, including General Electric, are facing uncertainty that’s affecting their bottom line. During a recent briefing of their first-quarter earnings, GE company officials shared how their slump in medical equipment sales, induced by Obamacare, could persist longer than expected. “Hospitals and clinics appear to be delaying purchases and responses to the ACA [Affordable Care Act],” stated GE senior vice president and CFO Jeffrey S. Bornstein in the company’s first-quarter earnings call. General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, an outside economic ...

“Affordable” – Family Forced to Choose between Food and Health Insurance

With all of the media’s attention on the government “shutdown” and the horrific launch of the Obamacare exchanges, it’s easy to forget the real consequences of Obamacare on families. Ed Morrissey provides a good reminder: While the focus on the ObamaCare rollout has mainly been on its incompetent web design and operation, that’s far from the only problem — or even the most important.  Pennsylvania’s WFMZ profiles a family that saw its monthly premiums skyrocket for 2014, forcing them to choose between getting the mandated health insurance or feeding their family… Both parents and their child are disabled, according to the report ...

Obamacare Undoes 20 Years of Family Security

Colorado resident Kim knows firsthand what it is like. For almost 20 years, Kim and her family received group health coverage through her husband’s employer, The University of Colorado; however, the Affordable Care Act changed that. "This spring, with the looming Obamacare, my husband's hours were cut back to a level that we no longer were eligible for group benefits,” explained Kim. “Our monthly premium went from $59 a month, including dental, to almost $1,200 a month under COBRA benefits. We simply could not afford the cost, so we cancelled the plan.” Workers’ hours cut, families unable to afford insurance coverage – these economic ...

America’s Finances, Family Style

In the next two months, debates over Obamacare funding, the federal government’s funding, and the debt ceiling will dominate Washington. The Heritage Foundation has a wonderful new toy – “Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2013” – that’s helpful in understanding why it’s critical to hold strong on delaying and defunding Obamacare and freezing the debt ceiling. Alison Fraser has a summary of the full document on the Heritage site, but this brings the federal government’s profligacy home to your friends and family: We can’t wait any longer. Delay and defund Obamacare, keep the debt ceiling where it is, and get federal spending ...