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"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer."

 

                                                                                                                                                                                          --Thomas Paine

 

 

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STATES' RIGHTS (click here for more)

 

A Rising Anti-Government Tide
Washington Post - United States
Five taxing and spending measures were rejected by 62.6 to 66.4 percent of the voters. That is a consistent majority of enormous potential. ...

 

Yakama Nation man leads anti-immigrant efforts
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
It's an issue of sovereignty, fragmentation and cultural identity, said Tom Colonnese, a professor in the University of Washington's American Indian Studies ...

 

Is Obama A Secessionist Now Too? | KXNet.com North Dakota News
KXMC - Minot,ND,USA
Nor do they want secession. They simply want the sovereignty of the various states restored and respected by the federal government. And so does Obama now, ...

 

Obama opens the door to more state regulation of business
Daily Finance - New York,NY,USA
The Supreme Court made it clear the court did not agree with Bush's position on state's rights in Wyeth v. Levine. In a six to three vote, the court ruled ...

 

 

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Nationwide Tea Party Coalition (April 15)

 

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Today the Southern National Congress (SNC) released seven resolutions called Remonstrances and Petitions for a Redress of Grievances, passed by the Congress during its historic first session December 5-7, 2008 in Hendersonville, NC. 100 Delegates from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia met to take up matters of great concern to the Southern People. After a spirited and well-informed debate, the SNC passed the remonstrances dealing with these vital issues...

 

NEW CONTINENTAL CONGRESS TO MEET IN PHILADELPHIA

Early this year, selected delegates representing the People of each of the fifty states will convene in Philadelphia to debate our constitutional crisis and establish practicable strategies the People can take, en masse, to peacefully reclaim Liberty and restore Constitutional Order.  These historical proceedings will be known as the “Continental Congress 2009.”

 

UPDATE #19: Continental Congress 2009

This update regards the upcoming historic Continental Congress 2009 event to be held later this year. As part of CC 2009, delegates selected by the People from each of the fifty states will convene to discuss the Government’s ongoing violations of the Constitution and strategies the People can employ to peaceably curtail the abuse.

 

States' Rights and the Growing Rebellion - A Status Report

After decades of uninterrupted drift toward a socialist state and a bloated federal bureaucracy, the legislatures of a number of states are beginning to take matters into their own hands.

 

 


WORLD FINANCIAL DILEMMA

 

 

Bogus "Solutions" to the Financial Crisis: The Latest in Junk Economics

It looks like bookstores are about to be swamped this summer and fall by a forest of advice for which publishers gave respectable advances a year ago as the economy was going off the rails. Seeking to minimize the risk of cognitive dissonance, the marketing strategy seems to be to offer advice by well-placed or celebrity insiders on how to recover the kind of free lunch that American pension plans – and popular hopes for easy wealth – have long assumed to be part of the natural law of economic growth, if only it can be better managed. The fantasy people want to buy is that the happy 1981-2007 era of debt-leveraged price gains for real estate, stocks and bonds can be brought back. But the Bubble Economy was so debt-leveraged that it cannot reasonably be restored. This means that publishers have achieved the marketer's dream of planned obsolescence: Readers a year or so from now will have to buy a new slew of books as they feel hungry again from the lack of intellectual protein.

 

Palin Vetoes Stimulus Energy Funds

Gov. Sarah Palin is at war with state lawmakers after vetoing their acceptance of $28.6 million in federal stimulus money for weatherization and renewable energy projects. Legislators said no other state has rejected the energy-cost money. Palin, who accepted the rest of the $930 million in stimulus money Alaska is eligible for, said the energy funds would have forced communities to adopt new building codes.

 

Geithner Skeptical of Calif. Bailout

(By Brady Dennis)

 

Tracking Stimulus Spending May Not Be as Easy as Promised

(By Alec MacGillis)

 

Chrysler Dealers Make Case Against Closings
By NICK BUNKLEY
Chrysler dealers targeted for closings say they were duped into decisions they thought would help the company.

G.M. Draws Another $4 Billion From Treasury
By BILL VLASIC and IAN AUSTEN
The amount is $1.4 billion more than G.M. had initially estimated that it would need to operate until the end of May.

As Dollars Pile Up, Uneasy Traders Lower the Currency’s Value
By JACK HEALY
The dollar fell to its lowest point in five months on concerns that stimulus efforts may set off inflation.

 

China says stimulus spending won't endanger environment
Xinhua - China
Instead, of the 230 billion yuan central government spending that had already been distributed, 10 percent had been directly invested in energy saving, ...

 

Dollar Decline Begins In Earnest as U.S. Deficits Climb

The dollar has likely begun its long term decline, say investment experts, who add that the risk to America’s investment grade rating could start a stampede away from greenback, devaluing the currency even faster.  The dollar’s recent bottom was on March 4, right around the time of the stock market low, when it hit $1.23 to the euro. It now trades at $1.38 to the euro. It recently peaked at $1.44 on Dec. 17 of last year.

 

Wilbur Ross Starts Bank Buy Ups

The federal seizure of struggling Florida thrift BankUnited FSB is expected to cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. $4.9 billion, representing the second-largest hit to the FDIC's insurance fund since the financial crisis began felling banks last year.  The costliest was last year's seizure of California lender IndyMac Bank, on which the bank insurance fund is estimated to have lost $10.7 billion.

 

U.S. Dollar In for Some Tough Months Ahead

Here are some of the recent factors that are starting to sour things for the dollar.  GM is dumping 42 percent of its car dealers and Chrysler is dumping 25 percent of its dealers. Now, I’m sure Japan carmakers like Toyota, Honda, and Mazda love this.  Since our biggest American icons are having such difficulties, it encourages money to look elsewhere for investment. As each passing day goes by, investors are reminded about how bad things are. This really hurts the sentiment out there and encourages “dollar investors” to take their money elsewhere.

 

U.S Debt Clock
Watch the numbers spin.

 

 

 


LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT IMMIGRATION IN THE USA

US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT (ICE) AGENCY WEBSITE

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO ICE - TOLL FREE: 1-866-347-2423

 

Fact Sheet: E-Verify (Read This And Send It To Your Elected Officials – Don’t Let Them Get Away With Lies About This Program)

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

E-Verify (formerly known as the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program) is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the program.   E-Verify is free and voluntary and is the best means available for determining employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security Numbers.

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

The SAVE Program enables Federal, state, and local government agencies and licensing bureaus to obtain immigration status information they need in order to determine a non-citizen applicant's eligibility for many public benefits. The Program also administers employment verification pilot programs that enable employers to quickly and easily verify the work authorization of their newly hired employees.

 

Facts About the Social Security “No-Match” Letter

Each year, employers file a Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2) with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report how much they paid their employees and how much they deducted in taxes from employees’ wages throughout the year. SSA sends a “no-match” letter when the names or Social Security numbers (SSNs) listed on an employer’s Form W-2 do not match SSA’s records.

 

US-VISIT

US-VISIT is a continuum of security measures that begins overseas and continues through arrival and departure from the United States to ensure the person crossing our border is the same person who received the visa.

 

A Law Enforcement Partnership 287 (g)

Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE)

ICE ACCESS (Agreements of Cooperation in Communities to Enhance Safety and Security) provides local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to team with ICE to combat specific challenges in their communities.  The 287(g) program is only one component under the ICE ACCESS umbrella of services and programs offered for assistance to local law enforcement officers.
 

ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE)

To combat unlawful employment and reduce vulnerabilities that help illegal aliens gain such employment, the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program was initiated in 2007. The goal is to assist employers in targeted sectors to develop a more secure and stable workforce and to enhance fraudulent document awareness through education and training.

 

The Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT)

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-wide system for the storage and processing of biometric and limited biographic information for DHS national security, law enforcement, immigration, intelligence, and other DHS mission-related functions, and to provide associated testing, training, management reporting, planning and analysis, or other administrative uses.

 

Secure Communities: A Comprehensive Plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is improving community safety by transforming the way the federal government cooperates with state and local law enforcement agencies to identify, detain, and remove all criminal aliens held in custody. Secure Communities: A Comprehensive Plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens, will change immigration enforcement by using technology to share information between law enforcement agencies and by applying risk-based methodologies to focus resources on assisting all local communities remove high-risk criminal aliens.

 

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IMMIGRATION (click on this line for more)

 

US offers to renew talks with Cuba on immigration
CNN - USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The US has offered to resume immigration talks with the government of Cuba, a State Department official said Friday. Reps. ...

 

Faulty and Superficial Study From Immigration Lawyers Lobby

As an undergraduate economics major with one year to go, I am amazed at the amateurish analysis contained in a new study by an immigration lawyers group that contends that immigration rates in an area have no connection to unemployment, crime, drugs, robberies, and a total destruction of the overall moral in the area. Like in Mexico!

 

Former Rep. Hayworth rips immigration-reform efforts 

Former Arizona Rep. J.D. Hayworth returned to Congress on Wednesday to blast immigration- reform efforts by lawmakers and the Obama administration. -- The real goal of reform, Hayworth told a Senate Judiciary panel on immigration, is to make it easier for illegal immigrants to remain in the US "because some Republicans want cheap labor, and some Democrats want cheap votes."

 

SK Foods' Salyer faces class-action lawsuit 

A federal judge has certified a class-action suit alleging that Monterey agribusiness executive Scott Salyer intentionally hired undocumented workers to depress wages at his tomato processing plant in Lemoore. -- The ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Ishii in the 2006 suit by a former machinist...

 

We promise to keep enforcing the law, honest!  

Chuck Schumer is making a big show of (the Bush administration's!) immigration enforcement successes, arguing, in the words of the Washington Times story, that "lawmakers have proved to the nation that they are serious about security. Now, he said, voters should be ready to accept a law that legalizes illegal [aliens] and rewrites immigration rules."

 

US immigration reform looms on horizon
Xinhua - China
One side has called for a path toward citizenship, while the other favors tougher enforcement of immigration laws. Obama's preliminary plan includes ...

 

Government Expects to Deport 'Tens of Thousands' More Immigrants ...
The Washington Independent - Washington,DC,USA
Coming back to Southern California has turned me into an advocate, for the pro-sovereignty, anti-illegal alien organizations. Los Angeles has turned into a ...

 

Judge refuses to reconsider immigration law
KRMG - Tulsa,OK,USA
(AP) - A Tulsa County judge has rejected a request to reconsider his decision to uphold the constitutionality of the controversial immigration law created ...

 

Parents characterize immigration officials' actions as raid
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA
By Angelica Martinez Union-Tribune Staff Writer Parents of three high school students who say their children were deported to Mexico by immigration ...

 

Immigration plans new SoCal detention facility
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
AP LOS ANGELES—The federal government has announced plans to seek proposals to build a privately run 2200-bed immigration detention facility in Southern ...

 

Former IA restaurant owner charged again
Chicago Tribune - United States
Julio Zalapa-Urbina failed to appear for sentencing in January 2007 on a charge of harboring an illegal alien for profit. He was sentenced in absentia in ...

 

AMERICA GALLOPING TOWARD ITS GREATEST CRISIS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

The United States gallops headlong into its greatest crisis early in the 21st century. At current growth rates, America expects to add 100 million people by 2035—a mere 26 years from now.

 

Oklahoma lawmakers vote to deport illegal aliens from state prisons
KFSM - Fort Smith,AR,USA
By AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that authorizes state prisons to send illegal alien inmates to federal immigration officials for deportation has ...

 

Officials Interviewed by FBI about Sheriff

The FBI has interviewed a handful of Maricopa County and Phoenix public officials and public employees during the past few months about whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio has abused his authority, according to sources who say they have been interviewed by federal agents. Arpaio said he was not aware of an FBI inquiry.

 

Dozens arrested in crackdown on Latino gang accused of targeting blacks

By Scott Glover and Richard Winton

Authorities charge 147 members and associates in a massive racketeering case with racially motivated attacks designed to drive African Americans out of Hawaiian Gardens.

 

 

Coalition for the Future American Worker

 

 


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Security and Prosperity Partnership and the North American Union

(click on above title in red to learn about the SPP and their planned strategy)

 

It's Not a Conspiracy... It's Just a Cover-Up!
 

 

"The True Story of the Bilderberg Group" Going to the Big Screen
Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
''The True Story of the Bilderberg Group--North American Union Edition'' has been TrineDay's most successful book to date. This second edition has sold out ...

 

Bill Targets Gun Smuggling to Mexico

A bill on its way to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk will help authorities crack down on gun smuggling from Texas to Mexico, the state’s chief law enforcement official said. Attorney General Greg Abbott said the legislation is intended to prevent drug cartels from obtaining weapons that have fueled recent violence and instability in Mexico.

 

 


 

 

 

 


EDUCATION (click on this line for more)

Two Plus Two Can't Ever Equal Five …
City Watch - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Aren't we getting sick of spending more on K-12 and less on our universities and on non-education endeavors, as our public school system continues to ...

 

A Radical Proposal For Real Stimulus
Hot Air - MD,USA
Parochial schools already offer superior education at less than half the average cost of government schools. American public education is a textbook study ...

 

Superintendent outlines plans for stimulus funds
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee,WI,USA
At the same time, Milwaukee Public Schools leaders are facing cuts in state aid and a host of other problems affecting their main budget. ...

 

The Heartland’s Institute – School Reform News

 

2009 June School Reform News: Rallying for Choice in DC
The June 2009 issue of School Reform News reports on a May 6 rally that attracted some 2,000 people to the nation’s capital, where parents and children ... (read more)

 

Bill Aims to Shake Up Nevada Education Structures
The Nevada Senate is considering a bill that would significantly change the bureaucratic structure of the state’s education system.Senate Bill 330, ... (read more)

 

Costly Michigan Early Retirement Bill Stopped in Legislature
A union-backed proposal to subsidize early retirement for thousands of Michigan teachers foundered in the legislature under the weight of a large tax money ... (read more)

 

Denver Lightens Regulations on Two Schools
Two Denver public schools have been given more freedom to search for education reforms tailored to their students’ specific needs.In mid-March the ... (read more)

 

Experts Divided on Best Approach for Voucher School Accountability
With the opinions of several school choice experts in hand, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has proposed a sliding scale for holding accountable private ... (read more)

 

Kansas Teachers Leave State and National Unions
Early this year a group of teachers in Kansas joined a growing list of educators nationwide who are disappointed with the representation they receive from ... (read more)

 

Nationally Renowned Virtual School Saved at 11th Hour
Hundreds of people gathered at the Florida Capitol in late April to turn in 5,500 petition signatures protesting budget cuts that would have slashed millions ... (read more)

 

Nevada Bill Aims for Big Per-Pupil Spending Hike
A bill introduced in the Nevada state legislature this spring proposes requiring the state to increase its K-12 spending to match the national average of ... (read more)

 

Nevada Special-Needs Students May Get School Choice
As the Nevada legislative session approached its end in May, one education bill managed to get exemption from the first House passage deadline, but a broader ... (read more)

 

North Dakota Loosens Homeschooling Law
North Dakota home educators have scored a victory with the state easing a big burden in one of the nation’s most-restrictive laws. Now they are pressing ... (read more)

 

Online Company Helps Educate People Worldwide
Not many schools can say they’ve helped educate more than 100 million people around the globe from preschool through postgraduate professional certification, ... (read more)

 

Oregon Choice Bill Expires
A bill to provide tax-credit scholarships to low- and middle-income children throughout Oregon failed to pass a key legislative deadline in mid-April. House ... (read more)

 

Parents, Children Rally for School Choice in DC
Approximately 2,000 people gathered in the District of Columbia on May 6 to deliver to the city and Congress more than 7,400 petition signatures protesting ... (read more)

 

RAND Study: Charter Schools Don’t Hurt Traditional Schools
A new study by the RAND Corporation found charter schools do not harm conventional public schools and charter students are more likely to graduate high ... (read more)

 

Report: Milwaukee Voucher Program Serving Students, Taxpayers Well
A new study shows children receiving vouchers from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program—the nation’s oldest voucher program—are getting ... (read more)

 

South Carolina Considers School Choice Bill
South Carolina could become the latest state to implement a tax credit scholarship program allowing low-income children to attend the private school of ... (read more)

 

Stimulus Funding for States Could Bolster Status Quo
Education funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law this winter by President Barack Obama, includes spending for pre-K-12 programs ... (read more)

 

Texas Considers Special-Needs Voucher Programs
Special-needs students in Texas may get some school choice if the legislature passes two bills currently pending in the Senate.Senate Bill 183, sponsored ... (read more)

 

Texas Poised to Expand Charter Schools
With more than 17,000 students statewide currently on waiting lists trying to get into charter schools, two bills pending in the Texas state Senate are ... (read more)

 

City schools' permanent-expulsion plan seems beneficial only for ...
Examiner.com - USA
Thirty-four students were permantently barred from Baltimore City Public Schools this year. That's a huge boost over previous years -- last year, ...

 

Duncan outlines school reform agenda

Rewarding effective teaching, expanding the learning time, collecting meaningful data, and transforming underperforming high schools are the four key areas the U.S. Department of Education (ED) plans to target in the next year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school stakeholders at the Center for American Progress's "Resource, Allocation, Reinvestment, and Education Reform" conference May 18

 

17 ways college campuses are changing

New online opportunities, increased use of "e-resources," and new teaching tools are among the 17 biggest differences between college today and college just 10 years ago, says U.S. News & World Report.

 

YouTube increasingly less of an option in schools

Although there are an extraordinary number of good educational videos on YouTube, it appears the junk is on its way to overwhelming the good but ZDNet blogger Christopher Dawson has a solution.

 

Microsoft's DigiGirlz Day helps girls tackle tech

During DigiGirlz Day at Microsoft's New England Research and Development (NERD) site in Cambridge, Mass., 177 high school girls recently programmed miniature robots, made musical Play-Doh, learned about internet safety, and discovered how architects used math to gut two floors of the research center without compromising the building's structural integrity. The day's activities were part of 25 free one-day events happening around the world, designed to keep girls interested in science and math, reports Mass High Tech.

 

UI center provides software to help those with reading difficulties

Thanks to a free new software program, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff who have difficulty reading online will now have help with BrowseAloud, reports Media-Newswire.com.

 

White House launches open government initiative

The White House has invited ordinary Americans to contribute ideas on making government more open and has unveiled a new web site where raw federal data will be put online for public use, AFP reports.

 


 

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EMINENT DOMAIN AND PROPERTY RIGHTS (click on this line for more)

 

Muddled messages: Just what can police do when it comes to GPS?
Lakeland Times - Minocqua,WI,USA
In other words, the court clung to an interpretation that the Fourth Amendment protected only property rights. "[The founders] conferred, as against the ...

 

GUEST VIEW: Protect property rights in siting of turbines
SouthCoastToday.com - New Bedford,MA,USA
Massachusetts, through the new legislation, chooses to redefine property rights through the Green Communities Act. Another issue is, should residential ...

 

Pennichuck warms up to Nashua sale
New Hampshire Business Review - Manchester,NH,USA
Indeed, Pennichuck said it would be willing to sell to the city even without the threat of eminent domain — for the right price. “The responsibility of the ...

 

County Takes Mineral Rights Along with Your Property
WBGH - Binghamton,NY,USA
Legislator Mario Nirchi, who was on the committee studying the issue, says there is one-way property owners could keep their rights. ...

 

St. Louis neighborhood could see $5.4B development
Belleville News Democrat - IL, USA
"We will not use eminent domain to take your house to build somebody else's house," McKee said. But he said he would pursue eminent domain if it would lead ...

 

PROPERTY TAXES

 

Bedford residents to see 1% hike in summer property taxes
Monroenews.com - Monroe,MI,USA
2009 1:31AM Bedford Township residents will see an increase in their summer property taxes after the board of trustees approved a 1 percent administration ...

 

Delinquent taxes rise in Rutland
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
... a plan to "make good" on his water and sewer debt by the close of the fiscal year, but doesn't know what he will do about his property taxes, she said. ...

 

Haunted by property taxes
Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira,NY,USA
They settled on this after failing to agree to cap state spending, cap increases in school property taxes or adopt a "circuit-breaker" program that would ...

 

Taxes fund $25M in lobbyists salaries
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
Local lobbyists fought several bills to eliminate or reduce their use of property taxes to fund government. They faced an barrage of legislation this year ...

 

Wake up, Albany, and cut away layers of government
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
There's a lot of talk in Albany these days about reducing spending and property taxes. Lots of talk. Talk, talk, talk. But most of the ideas are about as ...

 

Commentary -- Paying more, getting less
Morris Sun Tribune - Morris,MN,USA
By Jeff Van Wychen According to a new report from nonprofit think tank Minnesota 2020, Morris homeowners have seen their property taxes increase by a ...

 

Delinquent property taxes rise amid economic woes
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
Nearly $160 million in property taxes are still owed to the county for 2008, an increase of $16 million from the previous year. ...

 

Commercial property taxes to shrink
South Florida Business Journal - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
Commercial property taxes are shrinking for the first time in nine years – a small break for property owners reeling from rising vacancies and falling ...

 

Income tax gets a boost at forum
NH Primary - NH,USA
“We'd all be up in arms” if New Hampshire had a state income tax that went up at the rate property taxes are rising, she said, but individual homeowners ...

 

Camco budget holds line on taxes
Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
Overall, the amount that property owners will pay in county property taxes -- the county tax levy -- will be about $242 million, down about $100000 from ...

 


               

Taking Liberty – How Private Property Is Being Abolished In America


OBESE GOVERNMENTWaste, Fraud and Abuse (click on this line for more)

Obama Moves to Undo State Preemptions

President Obama continued to reverse his predecessor's policies by undoing a controversial Bush administration rule known as "preemption" that used federal regulations to override state laws on the environment, health, public safety and other issues. The president ordered department heads to review all regulations issued in the past 10 years that are designed to preempt state law.

California's tax revolt
Examiner.com - USA
The federal government should realize what the California state government did not. That heavy government spending is a drain on the economy. ...

 

IRS lax in destroying sensitive tax papers - report

Sensitive documents about U.S. taxpayers were found in trash outside all Internal Revenue Service sites visited in a investigation, putting the people at risk of identity theft, an inspector's report says.

 

White House Rolls Out Web Site, Initiatives to Boost Transparency

(By Kim Hart)

 

Senators disclose earmarks
Baltimore Sun - United States
"I think it would be very unfortunate if we didn't have earmarks," said Cardin. "I don't hide from the fact that there were abuses. ...

 

March trips total $27000 for officials
Daily Comet - Thibodaux,LA,USA
... said David Williams, spokesman for the Washington, DC, watchdog group, Citizens Against Government Waste. But people want the mentality to change, ...

 

State policies work against good fiscal management
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
The runaway spending is caused largely by an ever growing group of Californians making use of basic state services as the cost of those services escalates. ...

 

Is there anything wrong with 'earmarks'?
Northfield News (subscription) - Northfield,MN,USA
The term “earmarks” has been bantered around a lot in the media lately. We see some members of the United States Congress taking a stand against earmarks. ...

 

If Hodes is a reformer, here's an earmark idea he should support ...
The Keene Sentinel - Keene,NH,USA
New Hampshire's reigning earmark king, Congressman Paul Hodes, has recently decided that the smell from US Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania has ...

 

Ohio Senate likely to preserve statewide earmarks
Forbes - NY,USA
By STEPHEN MAJORS , 05.22.09, 04:58 PM EDT The Ohio Senate will severely limit earmarks, the spending on special projects that are always tucked into the ...

 

Californians reject budget measures and tax increases
Examiner.com - USA
The governor will be forced to drastically cut government spending and lay off state bureaucrats. He will likely face strong opposition from democrats and ...

 

John Campbell's Attempt at 'Negative Earmarking' Voted Down
OC Weekly - Santa Ana,CA,USA
"This is the first negative earmarking that I've witnessed in congress," said Oberstar. "It is no less than an assault upon essential air service to rural ...

 

Government consolidation legislation unveiled
EmpireStateNews.net - Newburgh,New York,USA
As the current fiscal climate continues to financially squeeze communities and residents across the state, the proposal is designed to cut government waste, ...

 

VOTER FRAUD (A Bi-Partisan Phenomenon)

 

Lesniak-Sweeney 'Vote By Mail Law' Receives Senate Approval
PolitickerNJ - NJ,USA
... voters would have the option to vote by mail in only an individual election. The bill and subsequent amendments address the possibility of voter fraud, ...

 

Vote controversy, conspiracy buzzes from Lambert backers over ...
Examiner.com - USA
It figures that in a day and age where seemingly every election is shrouded with conspiratorial cries of fraud that even American Idol would come under ...

 

Call for ballot reform renewed
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
Boykin said he thinks Mississippi should join 31 other states and institute true early voting. Hosemann is more worried about voter fraud. ...

 

Get ready for the fireworks. Texas House will take the voter ID on ...
LubbockOnline.com - Lubbock,TX,USA
Most Republicans have argued all session long that the bill is necessary to prevent voter fraud but Democrats have countered that voter fraud is rare in ...

 

 

 


 

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