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LegitSlater: Despite Prosperity, ND Shamelessly Asks For Fed Funding It Does Not Really Need

LegitSlater: Despite Prosperity, ND Shamelessly Asks For Fed Funding It Does Not Really Need

As I was perusing the online dailies today, I came across something pretty interesting which I felt called for a little digging into. Glad I did. Apparently, with all the excitement happening in this state I missed that we had a natural disaster at the end of June of such a magnitude that the President

Hoeven Immigration Plan Myth Vs. Fact

I haven’t been paying nearly as much attention as I should to the national debate over immigration reform which North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven has been a major part of. I’m of two minds on immigration reform. On one hand, much like the “war on drugs,” I think the “war on illegal immigration” is something

The Senate Farm Bill Is 80% Food Stamps

North Dakota’s Republican and Democrat Senators were today applauding the passage of the Senate version of the Farm Bill. “For the second year in a row, the Senate has voted by a large, bipartisan majority to pass a strong farm bill for American producers and consumers,” Senator Hoeven said in a press release. “It’s strong

Federal Reserve Study: Taxes, Not A Lack Of Government Spending, Hurting America's Economy

According to the left, particularly people such as economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, America’s economic woes are related to government austerity. The local governments, and the federal government, are simply not growing spending fast enough and that’s hurting the economy. Not so, finds the San Francisco Fed, which sees increasing taxes as

President Obama: I'll Work With Anyone As Long As They Agree With Me

“[J]ournalists fetishize centrism and deal making, and assume that the best of all possible legislation, regardless of its actual content, is the kind that has both parties’ fingerprints on it,” Ross Doutaht wrote for the New York Times last month. It’s exactly that fetish that President Obama is no-doubt pandering to when he says that

Senator John Hoeven Won't Answer Questions About Running For President

He’s not saying he’s running for President, but he’s not saying he’s not running either. Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg grilled Hoeven about his future political aspirations on Tuesday, but he was repeatedly rebuffed. “I’m just trying to do my job as a senator and see if we can’t get this economy going and growing and

Guest Post: Let Minnesota Serve As North Dakota's Cautionary Tale

As a returning, former resident of North Dakota I am watching with interest the North Dakota legislature with regard to the piles of money the oil boom has brought to the state and the ways in which those in elected office are spending said tax payer dollars. The following is a cautionary tale to all

Legislature Set To Give New State Workers Option For Defined Contribution Plans

Public pensions, nationally, are a mess and while North Dakota has escaped most of the nation’s economic problems over the last several years, pension headaches aren’t something we’ve been able to afford. Late last year the North Dakota Auditor’s office published some ugly pension numbers for the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. According to the audit, NDPERS

Congress Quietly Repeals Their Ban On Insider Trading

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, was a law passed last year designed to prevent insider trading among lawmakers and government officials by requiring them to post disclosures of their financial transactions online. I use the past tense, because the current Congress has very quietly killed it: Both parties and both

Federal Government Breaks Record In Tax Receipts

President Obama and his fellow Democrats say we need to raise taxes to fix the federal government’s debt and deficit problems, but the federal government just hit a new record for revenues shattering the previous high set in 2007: The federal Treasury expects to collect a record $2.712 trillion in taxes on Americans and U.S.

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