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Archive for July, 2015

CBO Director Issues Warning on National Debt

Monday July 13th, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:26am PDT   •   0 Comments

Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall, who has been on the job since February 27, 2015, testified about the state of the U.S. national debt on July 9, 2015. CNSNews’ Terence Jeffrey reports on Hall’s testimony before the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in which he described how the CBO projects…
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Subsidized Loans Are Inflating Cost of College

Friday July 10th, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 1:02pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Three researchers at the New York branch of the Federal Reserve, David O. Lucca, Taylor Nadauld and Karen Shen, have just published the results of their study into whether federal government-backed or -issued student loans and other forms of government assistance are contributing to the rise in college tuition. Here’s their key finding, as…
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Now Showing: Love Gov!

Monday July 6th, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:41am PDT   •   1 Comment

Today, the Independent Institute is launching a fun, five-part, satirical, YouTube web series called Love Gov! Here’s more information on what the series is about: “Love Gov is a way to help anyone, especially Millennials, understand the federal government’s ever-expanding reach into personal lives,” says David J. Theroux, Founder and President of Independent Institute….
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American Debt in Patriotic Colors

Friday July 3rd, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 2:54pm PDT   •   0 Comments

This year, to mark the Fourth of July holiday, we’re featuring a chart showing the growth of the U.S. federal government’s spending, tax collections and the national debt from 1940 through 2014, using patriotic colors: Probably the most amazing thing this chart reveals is how much faster the nation’s total public debt outstanding grows…
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Thursday July 2nd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:28am PDT   •   3 Comments

As Loretta Kalb of the Sacramento Bee reports, Deborah Bettencourt, superintendent of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, will receive a pay increase of $24,269 as of July 2. The increase of 7.5 percent boosts the superintendent’s pay from $221,500 to $245,769. Bettencourt’s salary is far beyond that of California’s governor ($173,000), the attorney…
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