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How Big Would a Sanders Government Be?

At the PBS Democratic debate Thursday night, Bernie Sanders was asked by the moderator how large the federal government would be under his ideal administration. “Of course there will be a limit,” Sanders said. “But when today you have massive levels of income and wealth inequality, when the middle class is disappearing, you have the highest rate of child poverty ...

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D.C. to Pay Residents Not to Commit Crime

It’s not uncommon to hear people claim that Washington is broken, and that sentiment applies to more than just the federal government. The city council in the nation’s capital is one of the most regrettable snakepits of liberalism in America. These hooligans have already attracted the ire of conservatives with their repeated attempts to disregard the Second Amendment, but what ...

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Obama Uses Executive Power to Close Pay Gap

President Obama has been talking about the gender pay gap since the day he decided to run for president, freely using the slanted statistics that feminist organizations use to prop up this fake controversy. Over the last seven years, though, Obama has been able to do almost nothing about it. Republicans, who understand that there are already discrimination laws in ...

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68% of Americans Damage Credit Before Turning 30

It’s time for us to take a good look at what we’re teaching young Americans about personal finances. In fact, you don’t even have to look very hard because the answer is…almost nothing. Schools are teaching kids the meaning of Islam, the biased Ferguson saga, and other prejudicial crap, but they aren’t teaching them anything about how to use a ...

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Federal Bill Would Restore Taste to School Lunches

From the moment it was implemented, the Michelle Obama school lunch program was a disaster. Endorsed and promoted by the First Lady, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has resonated nationwide as one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation to come out of the Obama administration. Educators have decried the millions of dollars being wasted, parents have objected to the ...

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Seattle Judge Upholds Tax on Guns

Last summer, the Seattle city council voted to enact a “gun violence tax,” forcing the city’s law-abiding gun buyers to pay $25 extra to purchase a firearm. The council also placed a tax on ammunition, charging between two and five cents a round, depending on the type. Immediately, the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups filed suit, claiming that ...

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Obamacare Isn’t Done Ruining the Country

According to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare is set to erase the equivalent of 2 million jobs over the next ten years. At a time when the economy is tottering on the edge of recovery, the report shows that true recovery will not happen as long as this healthcare law is in effect. The CBO ...

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Black Friday: Guns Flying Off the Shelves

Retailers reported a Black Friday slightly below expectations this year, but those in the business of selling guns had a banner day. According to the FBI, more federal background checks were run last Friday than on any other single day in American history. “This was an approximate 5% increase over the 175,754 received on Black Friday 2014,” wrote the FBI’s ...

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Maine’s Wonderful “War on the Poor”

With a little bit of luck, Maine’s “War on the Poor” will become a blueprint for the rest of the nation. Under the direction of Republican Governor Paul LePage, the state has dramatically cleared the welfare rolls through practical legislation that puts people back to work. Over the last three years, the state has taken 58,000 citizens off food stamps ...

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HUD: Transgender Homeless Need Special Shelters

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal government needs to provide special accommodations for people who are both homeless and transgender. The agency is proposing a new regulation that would require all homeless shelters subsidized by the federal government to “provide transgender persons and other persons who do not identify with the sex they were assigned ...

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