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June 3rd, 2019
Political Action Committee
By: Jim Geraghty – nationalreview.com – June 3, 2019 Making the click-through worthwhile: A rare single-topic Jolt this morning, as I’ve watched the two millionth “the problem with conservatism is people like you, the solution for conservatism is people like me” debate, and I’m just sick and tired of so many of our brethren averting their eyes from the big, glaring, worsening problem...
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May 22nd, 2019
waiting to sign-up for ObamaCare
By: Merrill Matthews & Mark Litow – wsj.com – January 13, 2013 Thanks to mandates that take effect in 2014, premiums in individual markets will shoot up. Some may double. Health-insurance premiums have been rising—and consumers will experience another series of price shocks later this year when some see their premiums skyrocket thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare....
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May 20th, 2019
By: Janet Adamy & Paul Overberg – wsj.com – May 19, 2019 American millennials are approaching middle age in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them, lagging behind baby boomers and Generation X despite a decade of economic growth and falling unemployment. Hobbled by the financial crisis and recession that struck as they began their working life, Americans born between...
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May 20th, 2019
Morehouse college w grad
By: Charisse Jones – usatoday.com – May 20, 2019 The blockbuster announcement by billionaire Robert F. Smith that he will pay off the student loans held by Morehouse College’s entire graduating class of 2019 hit a nerve for a couple of reasons. Besides being incredibly generous, many college grads could benefit from such a gift, or at least a little financial relief....
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April 26th, 2019
IPI logo
By: Dr. Merrill Matthews – ipi.org – April 2, 2019 Today is Equal Pay Day. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.” The NCPE created Equal Pay Day in 1996 “as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between...
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April 24th, 2019
counting money - barista
By: Jade Scipioni – foxbusiness.com – April 22, 2019 A majority of Millennials between the age of 23 to 38 believe they have faced more financial hardships than previous generations. According to a new survey released Monday by GoBankingRates.com, a whopping 68 percent of millennials polled either “agree” or “strongly agree” that they have had more – and tougher—financial obstacles than past cohorts....
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April 18th, 2019
carrying heavy debt
By: Kimberly Amadeo – thebalance.com – March 28, 2019 The U.S. debt is the sum of all outstanding debt owed by the federal government. On February 11, 2019, it exceeded $22 trillion. It passed the milestone of $21 trillion on March 15, 2018. The U.S. Treasury Department’s “Debt to the Penny” shows the current total public debt outstanding. This figure changes every...
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February 26th, 2019
Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, Gov Greg Abbott
By: Laura Isensee – houstonpublicmedia.org – February 13, 2019 Right now, the big idea on the table from Gov. Greg Abbott is to cap annual increases in property tax revenue to 2.5 percent. This plan would give property owners a bigger break than it would give schools extra money — three times as big. In his recent state of the State address, Governor...
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February 19th, 2019
family climbing the golden staircase
By: Jen Doll – harpersbazaar.com – February 12, 2019 In 2011, my parents gave me a sum of money that was both outrageous and, in the real estate terms of major cities, quite reasonable: 10 percent down on the 250-square-foot apartment I still own in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. While I was conflicted about taking it, there wasn’t much of a question about...
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January 28th, 2019
US Capital Dome hemoraging $
By: Thomson/Reuters – newsmax.com – January 26, 2019 The U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion during the partial shutdown of the federal government due to lost productivity from furloughed workers and economic activity lost to outside business, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday. President Donald Trump agreed on Friday to end the 35-day partial shutdown, the longest in history,...
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