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Can you name all the states in the United States?

Can you name all the states in the United States?

Can you name all the states in the United States and their capitals? … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Department of Education

Badly Run Democratic State and Local Governments Need To Pay Their Fair Share

Badly Run Democratic State and Local Governments Need To Pay Their Fair Share

SALT which stands for State And Local Taxes when discussing the US tax code and laws. You will learn more about this issue by reviewing the quizlet survey, this will be a future key political talking point. POINT: Whether the rest of the States in the United States Union should have to pay for the other badly run states. What states do not have individual income tax? Alaska, Florida and Texas. Nevada, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming levy neither individual … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, IRS, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America, Socialism in America

Out of Control Agencies – Who Controls Them?

Out of Control Agencies – Who Controls Them?

Out of Control Agencies – Who Controls Them? Many people contemplated that it was conspiracy theory that our federal agencies would go out of control – like Orwell’s 1984. Yet, who is really controlling them? There are so many investigative agencies, secret and otherwise within the federal government. CIA, FBI, NSA, etc, etc When people in the head of our government can not get information when requested about certain people and topics. We have a problem, Houston! Whenever you get to these … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Main Stream Media Fake News, Overstepping Legislation, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America, Socialism in America, To Many Laws

The Deep State Runs The United States Federal Government

The Deep State Runs The United States Federal Government

Once the rule of law is vacant, no structure is present for society and almost always anarchy follows. The United States is being governed by the deep state. The federal government bureaucracy that controls what truly happens in the government agencies. So much control being centrally concentrated within the intelligence agencies. It makes the United States resemble what you would see in mot die hard Communist states throughout history. So I guess to his happiness, Barack Obama has changed … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, American History, Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Main Stream Media Bias, Main Stream Media Fake News, Overstepping Legislation, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Socialism in America

Faith Rises In Government As Protector Of Religious Rights

“In America, we don’t worship government—we worship God,” President Trump said Friday, reaffirming his administration’s promise to guard the religious liberties of Americans. Voters are nearly evenly split on whether the federal government is a protector of or threat to U.S. religious rights, but they are more inclined than in previous years to see it as a protector. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% Likely U.S. Voters view the federal government as a protector of Americans’ religious rights, while 38% percent see it as a threat. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) LAST DAY: Attention Political geeks, data freaks: Sign up now for 8 weeks of free access to our Rasmussen Reports Platinum Service membership. Limited time offer now through October 18, … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

A CNN Smear By John Stossel

Did you happen to catch CNN’s latest smear?    … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

46% Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work or Know Someone Who Has

Amid growing allegations and criminal sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, most Americans see sexual harassment in the workplace as a serious problem, and nearly half have experienced it themselves or know someone who has. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults say they or someone they know has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Just as many (46%) have not. (To see survey question wording, click here.) [Limited time offer now through October 18, 2017 : Sign up now for 8 weeks of free access  to our Rasmussen Reports Platinum Service membership. The first 100 subscribers also get a free commemorative gift from Rasmussen Reports.] (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Trump Takes Wrecking Ball to the Swamp That Is D.C. By Charles Hurt

There is the old adage that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. This has always been because the swamp contains the nastiest reptilian creatures that will just as soon strike you in the back as look at you. … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Why Trump’s Not Replacing Bureaucrats Enables the ‘Deep State’

Hillary Clinton is urging federal workers to stay in their jobs so they can fight for progressive policies again. On her book tour, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate told government workers to “stick it out, stick it out, because the tide has to turn.” “If [Democrats] can take back one or both houses of Congress in 2018, you will have people you can talk to again,” Clinton said. When Donald Trump was elected president, he promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington and return power to the American people. There is no muddier water to dredge than the mostly unaccountable administrative state. Over the course of a century, the federal bureaucracy has become large, calcified, and unmanageable. It now carries enormous weight in crafting, implementing, and adjudicating policies that affect all … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Why Pulling ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ From the Classroom Hurts Students

This year, as in years past, eighth-graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, began reading the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And then, partway through and with little warning, they stopped. Why? Because, according to the school board vice president, it “makes people uncomfortable.” If you attended American schools within the last few decades, chances are you read Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It is a staple of American literature and a world-renowned classic, having sold 40 million copies since its first publication in 1960. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961, and the book’s dramatic on-screen portrayal in 1962 cemented its fame. America has overwhelmingly embraced “To Kill a Mockingbird,” so its sudden rejection in Biloxi, Mississippi, is noteworthy. And yet, in our day of hypersensitivity and student coddling, it’s hard … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

3 Senators Talk Next Steps on Health Care

As two Senate lawmakers float yet another plan to fix problems with Obamacare, another wants to revisit legislation that he says would more substantially repeal the health care law. “Actually, we could have more coverage under Graham-Cassidy than under the status quo,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said Wednesday at an event hosted by online media company Axios, referring to the bill he co-authored with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.  “For example, if you actually think about what we proposed, we would allow states to do so-called ‘automatic enrollment.’ You’re in, unless you’re out.” Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who was also at the event, said the bipartisan plan that Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., reached Tuesday represents good progress. “We need to show the American public we can do … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

A predominantly black public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States in the 1860s, will be renamed after former President Barrack Obama, according to a report released Wednesday. Stakeholders in the school voted earlier this month at the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting to change the elementary school’s name from Davis Magnet IB to Barack Obama Magnet IB, The Clarion-Ledger reported. “Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Foiled Terror Plot Raises Number of Plots, Attacks to 98 Since 9/11

The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges earlier this month against three men for plotting to attack New York City in 2016. The plotters were arrested at different times in 2016 and 2017, in different parts of the world. Since this plot occurred in the past and the first plotter was arrested in May of last year, it will be inserted into The Heritage Foundation timeline as the 87th Islamist terror plot against the U.S. since 9/11. This brings the total number of such plots to 98 since. The Department of Justice reports that Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen, and Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen residing in Pakistan, communicated with an undercover FBI agent in the spring of 2016 via a cell phone messaging application.The two men expressed their allegiance to … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

53% Now Support Contraceptive Mandate

President Trump rolled back an Obama-era mandate that required employer-based health care plans to cover prescription contraceptives. But new polling shows that support for such a  mandate is up. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patients, up from 43% in July 2014. Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t think companies should be required to meet the contraceptive mandate, which was implemented under the Affordable Care Act. That’s down from 47% in July 2014. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) [Limited time offer now through October 18, 2017 :  Sign up now for 8 weeks … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

The Facts About Who Pays the Most in Taxes in America

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted annual gross income of $480,930 or higher, pay about 39 percent of federal income taxes. That means about 892,000 Americans are stuck with paying 39 percent of all federal taxes. The top 10 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted gross income over … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Trump: Tax Reform ‘Will Lift Our People From Welfare to Work’

President Donald Trump promoted his tax reform plan at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club, and also touted American values, the Constitution, and “God-given rights.” “We will lift our people from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to total beautiful prosperity,” Trump told an audience of about 1,000 people Tuesday night gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Washington. “Our tax plan will ensure that companies stay in America, grow in America, and hire in America,” the president said. “At the heart of our plans is a tax cut for everyday working Americans.” The tax reform proposal backed by Trump and congressional Republicans would increase the deduction for child care and caring for elderly adults; make the first $12,000 for individuals and first $24,000 for married couples income tax-free; eliminate the … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

EPA Pushes Back on Practice That Environmentalist Groups Used to Dictate Agenda

When environmental pressure groups can promote their agendas through closed-door rule-making with the Environmental Protection Agency, something has gone seriously wrong with the regulatory process. This is precisely what has been happening at federal agencies in recent years—but not for much longer at the EPA. On Monday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive to put an end to this process, which is called “sue and settle.” On the surface, sue and settle doesn’t sound bad. An organization sues a federal agency to compel it to issue regulations, which the agency was already required to do under the law. Instead of litigating, the agency just settles the dispute. If only that was how it worked in practice. In reality, sue and settle has many problems. Under sue and settle, environmental pressure groups have … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Trump Backs Temporary Obamacare Fix, but Thinks Votes Are There for Obamacare Replacement

President Donald Trump said Obamacare is “virtually dead,” but appears ready to keep it on life support for another two years. Just days after ending subsidies to insurance companies, an executive policy put in place under President Barack Obama with no approval from Congress, the Senate appears to have a bipartisan agreement to restore subsidies for two years. In that time, Trump believes there will be the votes to pass a bill similar to the Graham-Cassidy legislation that would have block granted Obamacare money to states. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced they reached a bipartisan deal backed by Senate leadership for a two-year extension of subsidies for insurance companies. The deal would also allow states to experiment with different standards for … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Deduction for State and Local Taxes Stunts Economic Growth, Group Warns

Congress should get rid of federal taxpayers’ deduction for state and local income taxes because it ends up costing most taxpayers billions of dollars, an organization that advocates state-level reforms says in an open letter to lawmakers. Removing the deduction will save $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years, the American Legislative Exchange Council said in the letter, published Monday. “In a show of unity from across the nation,” ALEC said in a press release, more than 100 affiliated state legislators signed the open letter to Congress urging elimination of the state and local tax deduction and passage of “real tax reform.” “The legislators from 34 states represent millions of constituents from all corners of the country, including high-tax states such as Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota,” the group said. The open letter comes … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Nikki Haley: North Korea Deal a ‘Cautionary Tale’ for Iran Nukes

Recalling the foreign policy failures of three past administrations with regard to North Korea, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is suggesting following the negotiating model of President Ronald Reagan instead. “Not so long ago, an American president inherited an international arms control agreement negotiated by his predecessor,” Haley told a crowd of more than 900 in Washington on Monday night for the annual gathering of The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club. She said allies warned that U.S. credibility was on the line, while the press “warned that if the president did not adhere to the agreement he inherited, there would be war.” Haley was referring to the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks II agreement of 1979 between the United States and the Soviet Union in drawing a parallel to President Donald Trump’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America