Archive for February, 2016

Dealing in Bad Faith


Monday February 8th, 2016   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:00am PST   •   0 Comments

Watching U.S. territory Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is a lot like watching a train derail from its tracks in slow motion. Except with one important difference—it’s a train wreck where the locomotive operators’ best idea for dealing with it involves making it worse by setting the crashing train on fire. With that image in...
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The VA’s Institutionalization of Corruption Deepens


Saturday February 6th, 2016   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 2:33pm PST   •   0 Comments

When we last looked at the ongoing ethical saga of Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens, the two executives at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) who abused their power to displace lower ranking employees from their jobs so they could take them for themselves, complete with big relocation bonuses and...
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California Still High on Taxes


Wednesday February 3rd, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:19am PST   •   0 Comments

With all this excitement over national elections, taxpayers may have lost count of how much their state government is taking from them. Fortunately, veteran Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters has been keeping track. By his count, “California’s state and local governments hit us with about $250 billion in taxes every year, $6,000-plus per Californian.”...
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Obama Administration Manufactured Debt Ceiling Crises?


Monday February 1st, 2016   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:02am PST   •   0 Comments

Richard Pollack of the The Daily Caller News Foundation has something of a blockbuster news scoop out today. Here, documents obtained from the New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee would appear to confirm that the Fed was directed by U.S. Treasury Department officials...
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