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Labor Day Exhausted: 40-Hour Work Week Grows to 47-60 Hours

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The old “9 to 5” work week is becoming about as obsolete as the American Dream. A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an “average” of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or

Posted in Economics

Obama Economy: Over a Third of Americans Dealing with Collection Agencies

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Just how bad is the Obama economy? Associated Press reports that, according to a study by the Urban Institute, over 35 percent of people in the United States have unpaid bills or debts that have been turned over to a

Posted in Economics, Family

Another Reason to Defeat Democrats in 2014: They Want to Tax Energy

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Australia was recently condemned by Al Gore for pulling back from its carbon taxes. Now, the Daily Caller reports that South Korea is showing signs that it may follow Australia’s lead. We can only hope that other nations throw off

Posted in 2014 Election, Business, Economics, Energy, Taxes

Auto Loans: The Entire Subprime Crisis is About to Happen Again

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When the mortgage crisis hit, many people thought that it couldn’t take down the entire economy and bring about recession. They were wrong. So I have no way of knowing just how much damage the subprime bubble in used car

Posted in Economics, Government

If Increased Food Prices Continue, Food Trucks & Grocery Stores May Need Armed Guards

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The basic necessities in life just keep getting more expensive. On Tuesday, Hershey announced that the price of all of their chocolate bars is going to go up by about 8 percent. That is particularly distressing to me, because I

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Business, Economics

Obama Slammed by Black Chicago Residents: 'Worst President Ever'

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Black residents of Chicago’s South Side, who recently rallied to decry a spate of violence in the city, ripped President Obama for ignoring their plight while pushing for funding for illegal immigrants at their expense. The protest against the rash

Posted in Economics, Email Featured, Immigration, Politics, Racism

Since Obama, Family's Total Wealth Has Decreased 43%

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Wealth generally comes from two types of assets: financial holdings and real estate. Financial assets have more than recovered ground lost during the recession, thanks largely to a stock-market rally now in its sixth year. The S&P 500 index, for

Posted in Economics, Family

Another Lie Revealed in the Lie of Man-Made Climate Change

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Is there any aspect of modern government that is not tainted by rank dishonesty? They steal and counterfeit ever-increasing amounts of money—give boatloads of the plunder to their friends and allies—and co-opt and bribe debauched professionals and scientists, making them

Posted in Economics, Government

Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High

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The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats,

Posted in Economics, Government

Percentage Not in Labor Force at 36-Year High

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The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who do not have a job and are not actively seeking one remained at a 36-year high in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December, April, and now May,

Posted in Economics, History, unemployment

1 in 6 American Men Between Ages 25-54 Are Not Working

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Startling charts from the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee about male participation in the labor force, particularly men between the ages of 25-54: “There are currently 61.1 million American men in their prime working years, age 25–54. A staggering

Posted in Economics, History, unemployment

Obama: Americans are 'Better Off Now Than When I Came Into Office'

President Obama Holds Election Night Event In Chicago

President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington. Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the implementation

Posted in Economics, Government, Liberal Hypocrisy