As Congress once again prepares to increase the government’s borrowing authority above the already-absurd $18.1 trillion cap and avoid a federal default, the time is long overdue to call lawmakers out on the carpet over federal spending. According to the Monthly Treasury Statement, released on September 11, the federal government received a record $2 trillion ($2,883,250,000,000) in tax revenues in the first 11 months of fiscal 2015, approximately $19,346 for every person in the country who had either a full-time or part-time job in the same period. Why then does the spending cap need to be raised once again?
Two archbishops from the Middle East have complained that the United States unfairly discriminates against Christians from their region when they apply for U.S. visas.
The large number of migrants from Muslim-majority countries being granted U.S. immigration visas has raised concerns among those who are fearful of terrorists among them.