A coalition of “progressive” lawmakers led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill., pictured) introduced a proposal to create new tax brackets for millionaires and billionaires that would see almost half of their income absorbed by the federal government, supposedly in an effort to reduce the deficit.
Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill admitted Monday that she had failed to pay about $287,000 in back taxes and will sell a private plane that has created considerable controversy as she prepares to run for a second term in 2012.
The wild spending the Obama administration plans throughout the next nine years will drive annual deficits to such stratospheric levels that the amount of federal debt held by the public will top $20 trillion dollars. That figure is more than twice what the public federal debt is today.
As federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration continue to enjoy vast regulatory overreach, a tiny town in Maine decided enough is enough. Approximately 100 residents of Sedgwick, Maine unanimously approved a so-called food sovereignty initiative at a March 5 town meeting, which will allow food producers in the town to sell food without federal and state regulatory interference.
The Mercury, March 8, reported that Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, will be letting its membership in ICLEI (International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives), lapse due to constituent pressure and dislike for ICLEI's message, Agenda 21.