A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for.
According to a survey conducted by Prudential Financial, the majority of American women are now the breadwinners in their households. More than 1400 women were surveyed; 40% of them were single or divorced, 53% of them were the breadwinners in their households and one quarter of the married women said that they earned more than their husbands.
The IRS succeeded in shutting down the opposition and they were all high-fived and handsomely rewarded.
Why is it always such a shock when news emerges that the government is doing something underhanded and illegal? The allegations that the IRS was targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny have now expanded to the uncovering of the fact that they were also singling out Jewish groups that were pro-Israel.
We paid for a family of non-citizens to live in our country for years, go to our schools and have all the advantages of a wonderful free society so that they could become radicalized and kill us?
Look no further than that luscious stash of cash that is just sitting there in people’s retirement accounts.
Looks like we have returned to part of that nightmare with the jobless numbers, and the only reason the other parts haven’t kicked in yet is because the Fed is artificially keeping interest rates down and printing money like it’s going out of style.
If ever there was a Pandora’s Box, Obamacare is it, with new surprises and revelations jumping out at us almost daily.
I see the American people getting hammered by higher taxes and skyrocketing costs in everything from gas, food, health care and education while Obama and Biden gallivant all over the world on the taxpayers dime.
I guess we found some spare change in an old suit because John Kerry just gave $250 million to Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood this weekend.
Obama said that “this will be the most transparent administration in history.” They sure are, because we can see right through this pandering and manipulation game that they are playing.
If the sequester goes into effect, the spending cuts will be a drop in the bucket toward solving the real problem. What Washington needs to do is “man-up” for once and take some of the suggestions from Simpson-Bowles and put them into action. After all, Obama appointed them to come up with a solution.
This drip, drip, drip of piecemeal deal making is not getting us anywhere. It is lip service and stalling because no one has the guts to do anything. Well, this time we can only hope that the Republicans take advantage of the leverage that they have.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. This is what the GOP is up against.
What the media is sweeping under the carpet however, is the fact that from 2006-2008 Lew was Chief Operating Officer of Citibank’s alternative investments division. His division made billions of dollars betting that “U.S. homeowners would not be able to make their mortgage payments.”
Remember when he said this? “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making under $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains, not any of your taxes.” Really.
No one other than financial gurus and geeks are talking about the impending rise in the estate tax. Is no one paying attention to this blatant theft of savings and assets that have already been taxed once?
It is now a better option to take a lower paying job, rent a home or live with mom and take government benefits than it is to climb up the ladder to success.
This fiscal cliff nonsense is just the latest chapter where Congress and the President try to make themselves look relevant.
I smile when I think of all the wonderful memories I have of my years on “Dallas” and I will say to Larry what he used to say to me at the end of the day…”See ya later Darlin’!”