Though touted as preserving the dollar’s value and ending economic slumps, the Federal Reserve is destroying the dollar and weakening the economy, for “world order.”

Socialist luminaries and international bureaucrats at various outfits funded primarily by U.S. taxpayers are seizing on a “devastating” new American taxation scheme, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, to help foist a radical tax information-sharing regime on the world. The repercussions for Americans and people around the globe — especially when it comes to financial privacy and economic freedom — will be crushing, experts argue. Analysts say the end goal, meanwhile, is the creation of a planetary taxation authority.

How bad are America's fiscal woes? Evaluating our taxation, budgeting, and debt by the numbers paints a very bleak picture, indeed.

China is once again expressing interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and President Obama has signaled that he would entertain the idea of Chinese participation in the bloc.

Federal unemployment ended Saturday, so now some 1.3 million people won’t be getting their $1,166 (on average) monthly check. By June, another 1.9 million will be cut off.