U.S. Budget and Deficit

Maybe Mexico Will Pay For It? Cities Ask For Reimbursement For Protecting Trump Family

Maybe Mexico Will Pay For It? Cities Ask For Reimbursement For Protecting Trump Family

President Donald Trump is again spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and city officials are pressuring the federal government into covering some of the costs for protection and lost revenue when Trump comes calling. Jeff Greene, who also owns a hotel in Palm Beach, told The Guardian he is worried that Trump’s […]

Republicans Will Gut Obamacare Using Budget Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Republicans Will Gut Obamacare Using Budget Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Many Democrats and Republicans live in ongoing fear of the future of The Affordable Care Act. 1099 employees, for instance, who are contract workers instead of hourly or salary workers, can have a difficult time getting insurance through their employers. Others instead, like those with pre-existing conditions, live with the reality that many health providers […]

Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Tax Plan Is Not So Original, And It Failed Last Time Too (VIDEO)

Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Tax Plan Is Not So Original, And It Failed Last Time Too (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump’s tax plan involves cutting taxes for corporations and for the one percent. This has been tried before, Donnie. It didn’t work. As far as corporate taxes are concerned, he has a $2.6 trillion repatriation proposal. What Is Repatriation? Repatriation involves converting money from one currency to another. In the realm of corporate […]

WATCH: Trump Puffs Up His Tiny Twitter Thumb To Text ‘Cancel Order’ Demand To Boeing (TWEET)

WATCH: Trump Puffs Up His Tiny Twitter Thumb To Text ‘Cancel Order’ Demand To Boeing (TWEET)

The “short attention span” president-elect, Donald Trump, continues his attempt to govern in 140 characters or less. This morning, Trump came out against the Boeing contract to build the Air Force One replacements. First, a bit of background before we get into the twit’s tweet. There are two “Air Force One” planes. However, only the […]

New Yorkers Create A Petition Against Melania And It Is Working

New Yorkers Create A Petition Against Melania And It Is Working

There is a Change.org petition that has caught ground and is in reference to New Yorkers not wanting to foot the bill to have Melania live in Trump Tower instead of the White House. This petition is aimed at Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio after President-elect Donald Trump, and his wife announced […]

A Constitutional Convention Could Have Devastating Results For America (VIDEO)

A Constitutional Convention Could Have Devastating Results For America (VIDEO)

This year has been a bad year for progressives. After the last election, the GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the presidency. What’s even scarier than that, though, is that the GOP controls 33 state legislatures. When they have 34, they can call a new constitutional convention, which would be the first since the Philadelphia convention. What […]

The Trump Agenda May Be D.O.A. Thanks To Deficit Hawks In Congress

The Trump Agenda May Be D.O.A. Thanks To Deficit Hawks In Congress

During the 2016 race for the White House, Donald Trump laid out some very ambitious spending proposals which included: A $1 trillion infrastructure package $5 trillion in tax cuts An increase in military spending The repeal Obamacare, which could well cost more than $350 billion over 10 years Trump also promised “not to touch” Medicare […]

WATCH: Janet Yellen Cautions Lawmakers: Think Twice About Trumponomics

WATCH: Janet Yellen Cautions Lawmakers: Think Twice About Trumponomics

In an address to Congress on Thursday, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen questioned key sections of President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan. Yellen warned that Trump’s plan could drive up inflation, swell the national debt, and leave the American economy more vulnerable to economic downturns. Trump has proposed increasing spending on infrastructure as a means […]

Prominent Economists Blast Trump’s Idiotic Tax, Trade Plans (VIDEO)

Prominent Economists Blast Trump’s Idiotic Tax, Trade Plans (VIDEO)

Some of the most respected American economists have come together to oppose Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. In an open letter, some 370 economists called the Republican presidential candidate “dangerous” and “destructive.” “He misinforms the electorate, degrades trust in public institutions with conspiracy theories, and promotes willful delusion over engagement with reality. If […]

5 Disaster Scenarios That Would Help Clinton Lose The 2016 Election (VIDEO)

5 Disaster Scenarios That Would Help Clinton Lose The 2016 Election (VIDEO)

Anthony Zurcher, the North America reporter for the BBC recently wrote an article summing up the nightmare scenarios that could ruin Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton this November. His reasons were broad, informative, and intelligent. However, he wrote that article five months ago. We are now two months away from the one of the ugliest presidential […]

Trump Economic Plan Revealed And It’s As Dumb As You’d Expect (VIDEO)

Trump Economic Plan Revealed And It’s As Dumb As You’d Expect (VIDEO)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trying to sell himself as a shrewd business genius. He promises to be the “greatest jobs President that God ever created.” Swearing that he will return jobs to the United States, the man whose suits are made in Indonesia says that he will fix all of America’s economic problems. […]

Dallas Morning News Minces No Words As They SHRED Trump (VIDEO)

Dallas Morning News Minces No Words As They SHRED Trump (VIDEO)

The Dallas Morning News has supported the Republican Party for the past forty-eight years. The newspaper has personally backed every Republican presidential candidate since the 1968 presidential election with Richard Nixon. Their extreme loyalty to Republican candidates is well-known to Texas residents and people working in the political arena. They love backing candidates who represent […]

Audit Finds Discrepancies In The Army’s Finances (VIDEO)

Audit Finds Discrepancies In The Army’s Finances (VIDEO)

Someone is not balancing the Army’s books very well. They had to do all kinds of ledger voodoo to make it look like the books are balanced. The Army made $2.8 trillion in adjustments in 2015. There were so many adjustments that the books became practically worthless: “DoD and Army managers could not rely on […]

Pentagon LOST $6.5 Trillion of YOUR Taxpayer Money (VIDEO)

Pentagon LOST $6.5 Trillion of YOUR Taxpayer Money (VIDEO)

The Office of the Inspector General recently released a shocking report about the United States military’s finances. The Pentagon’s record-keeping system is so poor that it cannot provide adequate documentation for $6.5 trillion of spending. These missing records are not unusual for the United States military. The Pentagon is the only U.S. agency which consistently fails to […]

Here’s How Much Money The Government Has Wasted On Failed National Security Programs

Here’s How Much Money The Government Has Wasted On Failed National Security Programs

Since 9-11, the United States has spent approximately $1 trillion on national security and counter-terrorism programs, according to The Atlantic. Their latest investigative story explains how much of that money was well-spent and how much was wasted. Spoiler alert: A lot was wasted. Determining whether a project failed is sometimes subjective, and it is difficult […]

WATCH: GOP Pushes For Impeachment Of Someone Other Than Obama And It’s Still Ridiculous!

WATCH: GOP Pushes For Impeachment Of Someone Other Than Obama And It’s Still Ridiculous!

Once upon a time back in 2013, the IRS was accused of targeting conservative groups who had applied for a tax-exempt status. Fox News pundits and far-right GOP politicians dubbed it “Obama’s Watergate” and insisted it was the scandal that would bring down the Obama administration and expose the left for their unfair treatment of […]

Boom Or Bust: Which Presidential Candidate Will Catapult The US Economy?

Boom Or Bust: Which Presidential Candidate Will Catapult The US Economy?

We’re in the middle of election season, and that means the nation’s economists get to come out of the woodwork yet again to weigh in on the candidates’ economic proposals. Detailed policy vetting might not feel like the most electrifying type of political commentary, but it’s absolutely essential. The United States is still feeling the […]

You Won’t Believe The Grotesque Government Waste That Went Into A TSA App

You Won’t Believe The Grotesque Government Waste That Went Into A TSA App

Nothing screams “government efficiency” quite like a massive, wasted stack of cash. The TSA recently provided a government contract to tech superpower IBM that involved the creation of an app that allowed TSA agents to randomly separate airport visitors into two lines. The app development would be an extremely simple task for any experienced programmer to work […]

Rachael Maddow: Obama Has Done Something No Other President Has Done

Rachael Maddow: Obama Has Done Something No Other President Has Done

Obama’s government has shaved $1 trillion off the budget deficit. Not too long ago, the airwaves were awash with incessant political talk about the huge budget deficit of the United States. The Tea Party movement clearly believed the Democrats were failing to shave anything off the alarmingly huge deficit. They said that President Obama wasn’t […]

The Future Is Now: Renewable Energy Tax Credits May End Demand For Fossil Fuels

The Future Is Now: Renewable Energy Tax Credits May End Demand For Fossil Fuels

Congress has passed a spending bill this month has the potential to continue America’s path toward a sustainable energy future! The bill extends tax credits for the development of renewable energy. These credits will make it easier for companies to continue pursuing renewable energy options, with solar and wind power research being the largest beneficiaries. […]

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