Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Gay marriage at Supreme Court: Will military couples get more benefits?

Same sex military couples by law now, aren’t allowed many benefits that heterosexual married couples in the military receive, including housing and medical care. But the Supreme Court could redefine the federal status of gay marriage next year.

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Bolton: Obama Should Shun Unwise Nuclear Weapons Reductions

Obama is pushing for dangerous cutbacks in nuclear weapons and may bypass the Senate to implement them, according to former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. Obama has expressed a strong desire to jettison all nuclear weapons, Bolton and John Yoo, a Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, write in The Wall Street Journal.

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False notion it’s healing: U.S. jobless claims fall to a 5-year low

Let’s end the Obamaganda right now. The only reason these numbers are falling is because unemployment benefits have run out for millions of people. Therefore, they are no longer counted.

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Record 8.82 Million Collected Social Security Disability Benefits

Now you can see, Obama loves to keep people dependent on government. The total number of workers collecting Social Security disability benefits reached a record 8.82 million in December, up from 8.80 million in November. Also, from the SSA, the total number receiving Social Security benefits — including retirees, dependent family members and their survivors, and disabled workers and their dependent family members — also set a record in December, jumping to 56.75 billion in December from 56.65 billion the previous month.

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Treasury to act to delay debt limit

Now wait a minute here, if Geithner can do this so we don’t reach the ceiling limit, why couldn’t it have been done before? The US Treasury is to begin taking extraordinary measures to delay reaching a 31 December borrowing limit. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said it would take accounting measures to save about $200bn to prevent reaching the $16.4tn borrowing limit.

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Economists say we could handle a tumble over the cliff

The start of 2013 may turn out to be far less bleak than feared. For one thing, the two sides may strike a short-term agreement before New Year’s that postpones spending cuts until spring. Even if no deal is struck before the end of the year, businesses and consumers would not likely panic as long as some agreement seemed imminent. The tax increases and spending cuts could be retroactively repealed. And the impact of the tax increases would be felt only gradually. Most people would receive slightly less money in each paycheck.

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Seven ways the “fiscal cliff” crisis could end

When the House rejected a bill that would raise taxes on just 0.18 percent of Americans – those making more than $1 million a year, it has raised questions about the Republican-led chamber’s ability to approve any plan to avert the looming “fiscal cliff.”

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Partial list of taxes and fees in health overhaul

Okay, as 2014 approaches, Obama’s health care law will expand coverage to some 30 million uninsured people. At the same time, insurers no longer will be allowed to turn away those in poor health, and virtually every American will be required to have health insurance — through an employer or a government program or by buying it on their own.

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Few tests done at toxic sites after superstorm

For more than a month now the EPA has said that the recent superstorm didn’t cause significant problems at any of the 247 Superfund toxic waste sites it’s monitoring in New York and New Jersey. But no actual testing of the soil and water has been done.

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EPA Says Burning Wood Is Bad, but so Is Natural Gas, Coal, Oil

We know that Obama would much rather see us all use solar energy for heating our homes, but we’ve seen how much of a disaster that hairbrained plan is, with his failed solar companies that filed bankruptcy.

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