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Governor Perry To Unemployed Texans: Prove You’re Not A Drug User

Governor Perry To Unemployed Texans: Prove You’re Not A Drug User

Unemployment recipients already face a mountain of worries. Besides overcoming the trauma of having lost their jobs, many of them struggle to make rent or mortgage payments, keep the lights on and feed their families. Now Texas Governor Rick Perry has added insult to injury by requiring that they pass a drug test before collecting […]

New Hampshire Lawmaker Suggests Eugenics To Solve Mental Health Funding Problems

If funding for mental health were up to a New Hampshire state representative, it would be all but eliminated. It’s not that he necessarily believes in less government. The fact is he believes in ‘thinning the herd’ via eugenics. The 91 year-old New Hampshire lawmaker, Martin Hardy, believes that the world is overpopulated, and that […]

Bobby Jindal, A Brilliant Scholar But A Confused Politician

Bobby Jindal, A Brilliant Scholar But A Confused Politician

On Friday, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana?published?an opinion column on CNN.com. The piece is a typically vacuous screed against some of the great forces of evil in American life: Obama, Big Government, and debt. Jindal obviously phoned it in, assuming he didn’t just have some intern type it up in twenty minutes.

The United States of Koch: How The Koch Family Bought Our Democracy

  There are many conspiracy theories out there. It seems that there’s a conspiracy theory for every tragedy this country experiences, and even some for ones that are only in the minds of the conspiracists. A vast majority of them are centered around the belief that the government has a grand scheme to control the […]

Corporate welfare; A solution or yet another tax break for the financial elite?

Abusive corporations are burglarizing millions of dollars from our paychecks in every state in America. Currently there is a corporate tax loophole so large you could fit 10 sperm whales through it. There is money sneaking out of every tax payer’s paycheck disguised in the form of ?welfare,” corporate welfare that is. Now, when you […]

Pennsylvania’s Governer Corbett: ‘State’s Job Applicants Are High’ (VIDEO)

Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett received some serious backlash following a remark he made during a radio interview. He said that companies are having to leave job openings unfilled due to every job applicant testing positive for drugs. Yes, it seems as if Pennsylvania’s unemployed are flying high. While the Governor may believe what he’s saying, […]

GOP Austerity Study Riddled With Errors

GOP Austerity Study Riddled With Errors

The ripple felt through the economics community continues from the now infamous study by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff, ?Growth in a Time of Debt?. After fluent scrutiny over confirmation that their study was riddled with errors, Reinhart and Rogoff still claim that even after calculating and adjusting for these errors, their thesis is still […]

Excel Spreadsheet Error Completely Discredits Much-Cited GOP Austerity Study (VIDEO)

Excel Spreadsheet Error Completely Discredits Much-Cited GOP Austerity Study (VIDEO)

Thomas Herndon, a student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has made quite a ripple in the economic community. Herndon has claimed that he has discovered flaws in a renowned journal article by the economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff. The article in review is Reinhart and Rogoff’s well contested 2010 study ?Growth in […]

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