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“Full Faith and Credit” and Related Delusions of Grandeur

Written by Gary North on October 8, 2014

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Approximately half of all Americans receive government subsidies of one kind or another. This is seen by some conservatives as the demise of the American Republic, the death-knell of resistance to the welfare state. It is nothing of the sort. It is strong evidence of the opposite: the high-water mark of the American welfare state. […]

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$777 Billion Deeper in Debt–Fiscal 2014

Posted on October 1, 2014

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The U.S. Treasury needed to pay off a record of approximately $7,546,726,000,000 in maturing Treasury securities in fiscal 2013, which ended last Monday, according to Treasury’s official accounting. During the same period, the Treasury turned around and issued another $8,323,949,000,000 in new Treasury securities. The spread between the old debt held by the public that […]

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IRS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress, Which Is Impotent

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

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Congress is impotent. The IRS is revealing this as never before. It is saying, loud and clear, that Congress cannot do anything to Lois Lerner or any other IRS employee. Sorry; no emails. They went bye-bye into cyberspace. There are no digits. There is no smoking gun. But what about the NSA? Doesn’t the NSA […]

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More Lost IRS E-Mails. The IRS Tells Congress: “Go Fish.”

Written by Gary North on September 6, 2014

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Congress is impotent. The IRS knows Congress is impotent. The IRS can safely thumb its nose at Congress in full public view. Everyone knows the IRS did illegal things when it refused to grant the privilege of tax exemption to conservative groups. “Go fish.” Everyone knows the IRS destroyed the incriminating e-mails. “Go fish.” Everyone […]

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Will the IRS Monitor Sermons?

Written by Gary North on August 18, 2014

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This report appeared on the WND site. Imagine uttering the words “pro-life” in your church and finding yourself targeted by an investigation from the feared and reviled Internal Revenue Service. An expert on the First Amendment conflict between pastors and the federal agency, which says it is investigating speech delivered from pulpits, confirms that’s possible. […]

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Public Goes Ballistic Over the Porous Mexican Border

Written by Gary North on July 17, 2014

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A recent Gallup poll reveals that two issues are neck and neck as the issues of greatest concern in the USA: (1)  illegal aliens; (2) dissatisfaction with the federal government. Gallup dutifully refuses to call them illegal aliens. One does not use such crude, accurate language. No, no, no; these are “undocumented immigrants.” In early […]

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Impeachment and Envy

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2014

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Two Presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Clinton. Neither was convicted by the Senate, although Johnson won by only one vote. It would be a waste of rime to try to impeach Obama. The main case for this would be that Congress would waste a lot of time. There is a good case for […]

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Suing Obama Over Executive Orders

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2014

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House Speaker John Boehner threatens a lawsuit over Obama’s use of executive orders. I’m for it. The public does not understand executive orders. Any bad publicity given to them is positive. There are over 13,000 of them. They let a President create laws without Congress. They are mentioned in the Constitution. They have been used […]

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