Tag Archive: shutdown

Apr 06 2014

Rep. Moran: Congress “Underpaid,” Demands Housing Assistance

Representative James P. Moran (D-VA) is on the road to retirement but has decided to highlight a “great injustice” before he goes – according to Moran, Congress simply isn’t paid enough. He argues that the lowly annual salary of $174,000 is not enough to “live decently” in D.C. In an effort to remedy this alleged …

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Dec 20 2013

So What Exactly Did Congress Do This Year?

A recent Gallup Poll shows approval for Congress is at a record low of 9%. The last record was 10% in 2012. According to polls, disapproval ranges across both mainstream parties and Independents, though Democrats seem to be slightly more optimistic. What’s the reason? Apparently, Congress is just too damn ineffective. In fact, they passed …

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Dec 18 2013

Tax Dollars Pay for Elvis; Study of Duck Penises, 3D Pizza

What do duck penises, Elvis, and 3D pizza all have in common? All three were recipients of federal funds in 2013. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) has examined the federal budget and drafted a new list of some of the most absurd, wasteful spending of the year. In his work, Wastebook, he details 100 frivolous budget …

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Oct 13 2013

Protestors Remove Barricades, Storm White House

Sunday morning, thousands of people from all over the nation swept down the barricades around the World War II and Lincoln memorials in DC in protest of its closure during the shutdown. Part of the “Million Vet March,” bikers, veterans, and patriots have all converged on the city today and have entered the closed monuments. …

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Oct 08 2013

Shutdown Shenanigans: Businesses Closed, Seniors Displaced

The federal government shutdown doesn’t apply to just the government anymore. Communities and private business sitting on federal land have also found themselves without a job or, in some cases, without a home. Pisgah Inn sits along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and is the only place to eat, sleep, or even use the …

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