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By D Jolly/greatamericanpolitics   My wife and I raised two daughters. One is married and the other is a divorced single mom. We ...

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Trump’s Welfare Ban for Immigrants Would Be $57.4B Tax Cut for Americans

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Amid surging Trump economy, could it be the Democrats who fail the midterms?

By Robert Romano at the Daily Torch Could it be Democrats who fail the midterms? Amid surging economic growth, 4.1 percent inflation-adjusted in the second quarter, ...

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Sen. Feinstein's Chinese Chauffeur/Spy Scandal More Proof of Democrats' Ineptitude

  Jim-Kouri   from Conservative Base via COP Magazine It was revealed last week that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s driver for 20 years was a Chinese spy. But it ...

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Legal loophole protects violent refugee who shot a cop

By Natalia Castro at the Daily Torch On June 13, 2016, Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi should have been deported. After violating the terms of his ...

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  Jim-Kouri from Conservative Base via COP Magazine Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is a reputed leftist such as the late ...

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Medicare Paid $9.3 Million in Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

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The Washington Free Beacon Agency paid out over 14,500 claims to nearly 500 illegal immigrants

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Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid $9.3 million in benefits to illegal immigrants in 2013 and 2014, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general.

“Medicare benefits are generally allowable when rendered to a beneficiary whom the Social Security Administration has determined to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national,” the audit explains. “Medicare does not pay for services rendered to beneficiaries who are unlawfully present on the

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Obama Administration Is Willing to Break the Law to Save Obamacare

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By Paul Winfree / /at The Daily Signal

Paul Winfree is the director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

The Obama administration may take drastic measures to fix the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters /Newscom)

 

President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is failing and his administration will go to seemingly any length to prop it up.

You know the famous quote from “Animal Farm” that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others?” This was George Orwell’s attempt to point out the hypocrisy that many politicians preach equality, but then give favors to only a few.

Well, for the Obama administration, it turns out that the

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No Budget? This Senator Says That Should Mean Pay Cuts for Politicians, Staff

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By Philip Wegmann / /at The Daily Signal.

Philip Wegmann is the congressional correspondent for The Daily Signal.

Sen. David Perdue says its time Congress faced consequences for inaction on the budget. (Photo: Congressional Quarterly/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

 

After less than two years in Congress, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., thinks he’s figured out what’s needed to fix the cumbersome way lawmakers fund the federal government: teeth.

More specifically, the freshman senator from Georgia wants members of both the Senate and the House and their staff to suffer “severe consequences” if Congress fails to pass a budget. He proposes mandatory pay cuts and canceled recesses as a way to keep the lawmakers on track.

A successful businessman, Perdue admitted that a

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Stopping Another Obamacare Bailout

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By Sen. Mike Lee / /at The Daily Signal

Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah.

Since 2014, HHS has been illegally sending billions of “reinsurance” fees to insurance companies instead of sending those dollars to the United States Treasury where they belong. (Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters/Newscom)

 

When President Barack Obama made his case to the American people for Obamacare, he promised that it would both lower health insurance premiums and not add to the national debt.

Neither has been true.

One way Obamacare has been adding to the deficit is through illegal bailouts of insurance companies operating Obamacare plans through the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Government Accountability Office highlighted one bailout scheme last week when

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The State of Tax Reform in 2016

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By Curtis Dubay / /at The Daily Signal

Curtis S. Dubay, a leading expert on tax reform, income tax, corporate tax, international taxes, and the estate tax, is a research fellow in tax and economic policy at The Heritage Foundation.

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, pictured here after their debate Sept. 26, 2016, at Hofstra University, have different approaches to the tax code. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters /Newscom)

Tax reform remains a central issue in Washington because of its overwhelming necessity.

Tax reform is badly needed to revive the slow-growing economy and increase job creation and wages for American families. The current tax system is a large weight holding the economy back from growing as strongly as it could,

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House Republicans Warn Against Obama Administration’s Attempt to Bailout Obamacare Insurers

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FROM THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON

Senator says if administration doesn’t follow the law, the chance of a bailout is quite high

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Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse.

 

More than 40 House Republicans have warned the Obama administration against bailing out Obamacare insurers who have lost money on the exchanges, telling the secretary of Health and Human Services that Congress would closely scrutinize any such effort.

The Obama administration released amemo earlier this month with details about the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “risk corridor program,” which was designed to

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State Government Taxes Hit $916.5 Billion in 2015, Up 4.8% From Previous Year

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While taxes increased overall, they declined in states that were major oil producers

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Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse.

State government tax revenues rose to $916.5 billion in 2015, representing an increase for the fifth consecutive year, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

State government tax revenues totaled $875 billion in 2014, which means that in 2015 tax revenue increased by $41.5 billion, or 4.8 percent.

According to the bureau, income taxes were responsible for most of the growth in receipts,

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The Sneaky Way Public Unions Are Getting Tax Dollars for Union Activities

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By Trey Kovacs / /at The Daily Signal

Trey Kovacs is a policy analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

A firefighter union spent public money on a retirement barbecue and fishing tournament. (Photo: Francis Dean/Dean Pictures /Newscom)

 

Taxpayers expect their government to spend tax dollars wisely, on activities that benefit the public. But across the country, governments at all levels give away tax dollars to the exclusive benefit of public unions without getting anything in return.

This subsidy, known as union release time, has flown under the radar for decades, but now state free-market groups are starting to do something about it.

The practice of union release time allows government employees to conduct union business on the taxpayer’s dime.

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