by BILL FREZZA Yes, it looks like a wedding announcement out of The Onion, but when it comes to making a killing off the never-ending �War on Poverty,� the marriage of convenience between the financial services industry and federal bureaucrats is no laughing matter. The idea that government welfare programs could eliminate poverty, rather than temporarily alleviate its worst impacts during hard times, took root during Lyndon Johnson�s Great Society initiative. From modest beginnings, a panoply of federal welfare programs expanded and multiplied to the point where they now consume one-sixth of the federal budget�some $588 billion last …
Peter Schiff, broker, author and financial commentator, reflects on the historic drop in the price of gold, and where this financial chaos is headed. Read the article here. "When the reign of 'king dollar' finally comes to a belated end, let's hope all the gold we allegedly have stored in Fort Knox is actually there. We're going to need every ounce of it." – Schiff
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In perhaps the most disgusting murder case of our times, a Philadelphia doctor is accused of aborting babies by snipping their necks with scissors. Despite the fact that this evil man killed more babies than children died at Sandy Hook, the story is getting little to no coverage.
In protest of being held for over a decade without trial or charges, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been holding a hunger strike–one prisoner is down to 77 pounds. To stop the upheavel, the prison policy has been to force-feed inmates by strapping them down and inserting a feeding tube through their nostrils. In light of this peculiar situation it can be asked, should these prisoners of a war without geographic or temporal limit be given a trial, or at the least, charges?
Jan Helfeld is an independent journalist using peculiar tactics while interviewing government and media figures. Helfeld merely asks simple questions, and while most interviews start off smoothly, the Socratic Impretive slowly exposes the interviewee's lack of consistency. For example: "Do you believe in government-forced redistribution of wealth?" While most would say no, Helfeld goes on to ask about farm subsidies and foreign aid–forms of redistribution that people often find themselves in favor of, despite contradicting themselves by claiming a stance against redistribution. Congressman Gerald Connolly is interviewed below.
by CHARLES BAIRD On December 11, 2012, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, signed a bill that made the state�home of the United Auto Workers (UAW)�the twenty-fourth right-to-work (RTW) state. A RTW law prohibits unions from forcing workers to pay union dues and fees as a condition of continued employment. The UAW and other unions reacted with predictable wrath and violence, even going so far as to tear down a large Americans for Prosperity tent with several pro-RTW people in it. Not to be outdone, state representative Douglas Geiss, a reliable union crony, threatened that blood would be spilled in reaction …