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Shocker: Interest In Private Sector Currency Spiking In Southern Europe

Shocker: Interest In Private Sector Currency Spiking In Southern Europe

In Cyprus, government officials desperate to shore-up bloated budgets have been working on ways to raid the bank deposits of their citizens. The most recent plan would have citizens with more than 100,000 euros in deposits take a 30% haircut. Not surprisingly, this has sparked bank runs and all manner of other chaos in Cyprus

Obama Administration Hasn't Implemented $67 Billion In Cost Savings Recommended By The Obama Administration

The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, released this video today showing the Obama administration’s comical finger-pointing game over who canceled the White House tours and notes that, despite the canceled tours, the President hasn’t implemented $67 billion in cost savings suggested by his own Inspectors General. From PJ Media (emphasis mine): “It’s

ND Democrats Cooked Oil Production Numbers To Attack Tax Reform

Yesterday North Dakota Democrats sent out a press release (see below) making some wild claims about the fiscal impact of SB2336, which is a Republican bill to simplify and eventually lower oil taxes. According to the Democrats, SB2336 will “cost” the state billions in tax revenues. I have an objection to the idea that tax

Hoeven Was Having Dinner With The President While Rand Paul Filibustered

Senator Rand Paul got a lot of support from other Republicans last night when he filibustered President Obama’s CIA nominee over the refusal by the White House to clarify their position on assassinating US citizens. Not among those Republicans on hand to help out? Senator John Hoeven, who instead went to dinner with President Obama

GAO: Obamacare Will Add $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

“First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future,” said President Obama about health care reform on September 9th of 2009. “I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove

The Sequester Cuts Are Anything But "Deep"

There’s a lot of media alarmism going on over automatic sequester cuts, a bi-partisan idea put forward by President Obama and embraced by Republicans, set to take place in April unless Congress intervenes. The New York Times describes them as “deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard.” Locally, too, there is no shortage of

North Dakotans Among The Best In The Nation At Saving

The Corporation for Enterprise Development tells us that 28% of North Dakotans aren’t saving adequately, and while that sounds like a big number, it’s worth noting that North Dakota is 3rd in the nation when it comes to saving. Here’s an excerpt from the press release. The full scorecard is here. Washington, D.C. — While

ND Legislature Looks To Increase Rewards For State Employees Finding Efficiencies

Back in November of last year I wrote about an incentive program for North Dakota State Employees. The State Emplmoyee Suggestion Incentive Program had, at the time, been around for about 19 years and according to an open records request had paid out $36,189.70 to employees for suggestions which had resulted in $539,848.88. Below is

Interview: ND Legislator Talks About Bill To Require Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

HB1385 was introduced in the North Dakota State legislator earlier this week by Rep. Dennis Johnson. It would require drug testing for all recipients of TANF (welfare) and SNAP (food stamps) assistance. A first offense would deny the recipient benefits for a year. A second offense would deny benefits for three years. The welfare recipient

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