How Chicago “works”: Tax and graft; Who benefits?

How Chicago “works”: Tax and graft; Who benefits?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock On October 28, the Chicago City Council passed the largest property-tax hike in modern city history by a vote of 36-14, approving Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2016 budget proposal. Taxpayers will have to fork over another $588 million property-tax hike to be phased in over the next four years. Some businesses and […]

Texas governor fights federal claim to Texans’ lands

Texas governor fights federal claim to Texans’ lands

By Ann Purvis / Heartland Institute Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and other Republicans in Texas are calling on the Obama administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to clarify its intentions regarding property ownership along the Red River and to cease actions Abbot says are nothing short of a “land grab.” “I write for a […]

Worried about terror? You’re a monster

Worried about terror? You’re a monster

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest The United States is at an increasing risk of attack by violent Islamic extremists. But there’s a disturbing trend developing in the country: Those who suggest that Western governments should re-evaluate the ways Islamic mandates clash with the values of democratic government are being accused of neo-McCarthyism. The […]

Ohio teachers union officials are paid twice as much as teachers

Ohio teachers union officials are paid twice as much as teachers

By Jason Hart / Watchdog Ohio Ohio’s largest labor union is in the business of selling worker “solidarity,” and for union bosses, business is good. Ohio Education Association president Becky Higgins was paid $209,039 to preside over a union that took member dues and mandatory fees from 121,625 teachers during the fiscal year ending Aug. […]

Nearly half of uninsured willing to pay fine citing costly coverage

Nearly half of uninsured willing to pay fine citing costly coverage

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon Nearly half of those without health insurance said they went without coverage because it was too expensive, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Forty-six percent of the uninsured made this claim. Nine percent said they would rather pay the fine than pay for coverage, and 11 percent […]

The Good, Bad, and Ugly on Omnibus

The Good, Bad, and Ugly on Omnibus

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), representing millions of taxpayers across the country, reacted to the agreement reached by lawmakers to fund the government over the next fiscal year with the release of an Omnibus spending package worth more than $1 trillion. TPA President David Williams made the following […]

Proof that Obama is lying about vetting refugees

Proof that Obama is lying about vetting refugees

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest The Obama administration claims that it has perfected the vetting process as it continues to move ahead with its easy entry policies for refugees from terror strongholds in the Middle East. But there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary. Department of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson told Americans […]

Immigrants seek public assistance more than U.S.-born citizens

Immigrants seek public assistance more than U.S.-born citizens

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon Immigrants are more willing to accept government assistance programs than U.S.-born citizens, according to a new online study. Fifty-three percent of immigrants said they had already accepted welfare or were somewhat willing to accept it, while 48 percent of native-born citizens said the same. “The [Survey of Income […]

Harassment of scientists threatens independent research, science journal warns

Harassment of scientists threatens independent research, science journal warns

By Bonner R. Cohen / Heartland Institute Scientific discourse, traditionally viewed as one of the ways civil society sorts out disputes among some of its best minds, is falling victim to a growing culture of intolerance seeking to silence voices of dissent, concludes an editorial in the October 8 issue of the scientific journal Nature […]

Obama’s administration is leading the jihadi invasion

Obama’s administration is leading the jihadi invasion

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest If you agree with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump that the Obama administration’s refugee resettlement policies are leaving the U.S. vulnerable to a terror attack, these recent developments are bad news. Top Obama officials say they plan to resettle more than 100,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere in […]

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