Tag Archives: Economy

America’s Budget Crisis

Posted on 07. Oct, 2007 by .


A friend of mine recently recommended listening to the Commonwealth Club of California’s podcast. The Commonwealth Club is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its more than 18,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy. The most recent podcast was entitled America’s […]

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What Does $456 Billion Buy?

Posted on 08. May, 2007 by .


While there is some disagreement on the idea of troop deadlines for US soldiers in Iraq (and I’m not going to make any sort of political statement), all sides seem to be on board with the amount included in the bill to fund the war. The total cost of the Iraq war will reach approximately […]

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U.S. Mint Decides to Give $1 Coins Another Chance

Posted on 29. Nov, 2006 by .


If you are one of those people who love to have change in their pocket, then this is your lucky day! The U.S. Mint has decided that Americans aren’t carrying around enough forms of money and have announced the new $1 coin. The $1 coins are being introduced as a result of the Presidential Coin […]

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What’s Minimum Wage Really Worth?

Posted on 14. Aug, 2006 by .


I’m sure that you’ve heard about the recent debate surrounding the House of Representatives who passed a bill last week authorizing an increase in the minimum wage for the first time since 1996. The bill, which was supported by 230 Representatives, raised the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour, the current rate, to $7.25 over […]

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Calculating the Cost of New Legislation

Posted on 07. Aug, 2006 by .


As I’ve mentioned before here, I’m a big fan of politics and have thought about the possibility of pursuing some sort of political “career” later in life – but for now, politics is aggravating and creates nothing but stress for me. Why? Because I can’t seem to see how some of the latest bills being […]

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