At first glance, it may seem counter intuitive that a government shutdown actually COSTS the taxpayers money. However each day this shutdown continues, it costs taxpayers an estimated $160 Million dollars in lost revenue and diminished economic output.
Now that the Federal Government has shut down, the political posturing has begun. It looks like we are in for a shutdown lasting at least three or four days and possibly much longer. By day two, we have seen the political strategies of each party begin to unfold. For the moment the Democrats seem to
President Obama addressed the press this afternoon on the issue of the looming government shutdown saying: “You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing something you are supposed to be doing anyway.” President Obama To Speaker Boehner: The Senate has stripped the delay of Obamacare provisions and passed a clean
PRESIDENT OBAMA broke news today when he announced that he and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran just had a phone conversation. This is the first diplomatic contact between the heads of state of the two nations since 1979. The president characterized the new diplomatic efforts as constructive and expressed his optimism in the ability for
The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling on the case Shelby County v. Holder,voted to strike down an integral portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act on Tuesday. The vote split along partisan lines with the justices appointed by Republican Presidents forming the majority and justices appointed by Democratic Presidents dissenting. The sections of the
(2/28/13) UPDATE: The House has passed the Violence Against Women Act with a vote of 286-138. The majority of the GOP voted against the bill but it passed with the support of every Democrat plus 87 Republican members. The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk and is expected to be signed into law shortly.
The emotional response of President Obama to this most recent tragedy echos in the minds of all Americans. We grieve with the friends and families of the victims of the horrific shooting that left 20 children and 7 adults slain. In the aftermath of this tragic event at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, the nation