Archive for March, 2018

World Water Day is a Waste

Thursday March 22nd, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:48am PDT   •   0 Comments

March 22 is World Water Day but that may have escaped notice, particularly in flooded areas of the central United States. So what is this day about? According to the official site, it is about “exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.” As some readers may have noted,…
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A Bigger, Badder and Uglier Budget

Thursday March 22nd, 2018   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:34am PDT   •   0 Comments

It was only a matter of time after the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2017 became law, but now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are set to fully commit to a bipartisan budget for the U.S. government that, if anything, adds to what MyGovCost has previously described as President Trump’s “really ugly” budget proposal. The Associated…
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Jerry Brown’s Bullet Train BS

Tuesday March 20th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:14pm PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted the estimated cost to build California’s bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles has doubled to $77.3 billion and could almost triple to $98.1 billion. Governor Jerry Brown is now on record what he thinks of it. “This is bullshit,” he told reporters in Sacramento on March 19. “I’m so…
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The U.S. Government’s Spending Problem

Monday March 19th, 2018   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:00am PDT   •   0 Comments

The U.S. government’s total public debt outstanding now exceeds $21 trillion, having crossed that milestone just one week after MyGovCost marked the occasion of $1 trillion having been added to the national debt under President Trump. What might surprise you however is that this has happened even as the U.S. government has collected more…
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White-Coat Gun Grabbers Want More Money

Thursday March 15th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:50am PDT   •   0 Comments

“Our country is infuriated by the lack of action taken by Congress to combat the gun violence epidemic in America,” says Sen. Martin Heinrich, New Mexico Democrat, who is calling for “repeal of the Dickey Amendment,” a 1996 measure that restricted the federal Centers for Disease Control from spending public funds to research what…
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Bullet Train Rolls On to $98.1 Billion Overall Cost Estimate

Tuesday March 13th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:45am PDT   •   1 Comment

As we noted in January, costs for Jerry Brown’s vaunted high-speed rail project jumped by $2.8 billion to $10.6 billion, just for the stretch from Madera to Bakersfield. “It’s horrifying when you look at the amount of money we’re going to have to reinvest to make this program work,” exclaimed bullet-train board member Ernest…
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President Trump’s First Trillion

Monday March 12th, 2018   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:40am PDT   •   1 Comment

It’s official. In the time since he was sworn into office on January 20, 2017 through Thursday, March 8, 2018, the U.S. government has managed to rack up another trillion in national debt under President Trump. If there’s a silver lining to be found in this state of affairs, it is perhaps that President…
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57 Ways to Love a Killer

Thursday March 8th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:28am PDT   •   0 Comments

Proposition 57, California’s 2016 Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act championed by governor Jerry Brown, expanded parole possibilities for nonviolent offenders and barred prosecutors from directly filing juvenile cases in adult court. This measure was supposed to reduce the prison population and save taxpayers money. Instead it burns up more taxpayer dollars and gives some…
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New Fed Chair: U.S. “Not on a Sustainable Fiscal Path”

Thursday March 8th, 2018   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:57am PDT   •   0 Comments

Last week, while testifying before the U.S. Congress, the new head of the U.S. Federal Reserve Jerome Powell acknowledged that the U.S. government is not on a sustainable fiscal path. CNBC has a video excerpt of Powell’s testimony on February 27, 2018, which came in response to questions asked by Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME),…
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Will the National Debt Become a Weapon Against the U.S.?

Monday March 5th, 2018   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:05am PDT   •   0 Comments

Will the $20+ trillion national debt come to be used as a weapon against the U.S. in President Trump’s recently announced new trade war? It’s a situation that has been threatened before, as we saw with Saudi Arabia during President Obama’s tenure in office, and it is something that we have seen other nations…
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