The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its fiscal year (FY) 2014 enforcement statistics on December 19 in an ICE report that indicated that “overall removals” (deportations) had declined.
As 2014 nears its close, Americans without insurance are running out of time to avoid the significant ObamaCare penalties that are scheduled to hit in 2016. The deadline to avoid the penalties is February 15, 2015. Uninsured Americans will be faced with a fines of $325 per adult or two percent of family income, whichever is higher. But whether the IRS will be able to effectively enforce the individual mandate remains to be seen.
Bank of America settled 16 lawsuits, which were initiated by whistleblowers, for nearly $17 billion, and the whistleblowers will share more than $170 million.
Protesters who called for the death of cops just over a week ago have now, sadly, gotten their wish: Two NYC police officers were shot dead Saturday — execution style — in what the killer described as an act of “revenge” for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.