Posts Tagged ‘World War I’


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Federal Government Still Spending for Civil War, Spanish-American War


Friday March 22nd, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:04pm PDT   •   18 Comments

The federal government won’t say who they are, but in 2013 two people still get government payments for the U.S. Civil War, which ended nearly 150 years ago. No government official made that information public. It only emerged as the result of an investigation of federal payment records by the Associated Press, which also…
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Why the U.S. Debt Ceiling Is Dangerous


Sunday January 22nd, 2012   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:43am PST   •   3 Comments

My colleague Jeff Hummel pointed out an interesting blog post by Ted Levy where he asks the question: what’s the point of the debt ceiling? Levy shows that since the debt ceiling was created in 1917, it has been raised over 100 times, 8 times in just the last ten years. In fact, Congress…
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