Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Knee replacements soar among US older folks

Just like their counterparts, the babyboomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active and by joint-damaging obesity. A study finds more than 3 million Medicare patients who are 65 and older, got artificial knees from 1991 through 2010. Almost 10 percent of the operations were redos — replacing worn-out artificial joints.

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States see pension crisis looming despite cuts

Nearly every state in the US has made cuts to its public-employee pensions, seeking to dig out from the economic downturn, but so far the measures have fallen well short of bridging a nearly $1 trillion funding gap.

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Bush Presidency More Successful Than Obama In 14 Key Areas

A new side by side study was done, that compares the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama shows a series of devastating results for the current White House tenant.

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‘Birth Tourism’ on Rise in Calif.

In the United States, there is an increasing number of pregnant women coming to give birth to their children, as part of a growing immigration trend affecting California in particular.

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As non-taxpayer ranks grow, so does cost to government

As we continue to hear so much condemnation over Mitt Romney’s similar group —
the 58 million Americans who are actually collecting more in benefits from the government than they pay in taxes.

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Obama too busy for UN meetings

White House press secretary Jay Carney had a tough time finding an answer as to why Obama has made no public plans to meet one on one with world leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

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Voting laws may disenfranchise 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens

Twenty three out of 50 states have enacted new voting laws, which could affect more that 10 million hispanics from registering and voting, which will change the outcome of the November 6 presidential election.

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Romney accuses Obama of trying to “fool” voters

While talking to the press during a charter flight to Denver Colorado, Mitt Romney accused Obama of trying to fool the people into believing things about the Republican presidential candidate which simply aren’t true. Romney cited the auto bailout, tax cuts and abortion as areas where the president has “mischaracterized” his positions.

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States see pension crisis looming despite cuts

Nearly every state in the US has made cuts to its public-employee pensions, seeking to dig out from the economic downturn, but so far the measures have fallen well short of bridging a nearly $1 trillion funding gap.

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Obama blamed for coal-mine closings, layoffs

There has been a new announcement that due to the crippling policies from the Obama Administration, has caused a loss of as much ast 13,000 jobs in the coal mining industry, across central Appalachia. This is already affecting the 2012 presidential race.

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