Previously the US provided some 22% of NATO's direct funding, which covers the cost of maintaining the NATO headquarters, joint security investments and some combined military operations.
Fast forward to 2019, when after a decade of unprecedented inequality spurred by the Federal Reserve's policies, which made the rich richer, and the poor and middle classes poorer to the point that just 1% of the US population now owns as much wealth
The fundamental political issue always confronting society is whether human relationships shall be based on free association and voluntary choice, or on governmental compulsion and command.
...on "Somali Community Development"
Once we wake up to how the game is being played, then we will have a real shot at changing things
If you are poor in Britain today, you will find it hard to borrow money for a new venture. Not surprisingly, you also have a lower chance of becoming an entrepreneur.
In the email correspondence, Soros tells the Ukrainian leadership that the US should provide Ukraine "with same level of sophistication in defense weapons to match the level of opposing force." In other words, despite the February ceasefire, Soros is
If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it can ruin your life.
Here's the moral dilemma of the day:
The IMF founding members "decided that the institution would be headquartered in the country which had the biggest share of the quota, which chipped in the biggest amount and contributed most. And that is
FIAN is a human rights organization founded to help starving people. They did a study of foreign aid to find out where it was needed most. It was discovered there was a direct correlation between aid and poverty, but not the one they expected.
Somewhere, there is probably a “Wounded Heroes in Blue” roster that pays tribute to former New Jersey police officer Christopher Onesti, who retired on disability in 2006 following an on-duty incident in which he injured the ring finger of his left h
For 40 years, Shirley Moss has lived in the same home in a tiny southeast Missouri town, but as the sandbags piled up yet again, she didn't hesitate when asked if she would take a government buyout. "In a New York minute," Moss said from her doub
President Barack Obama has issued an emergency declaration and pledged disaster relief aid to Texas to help in the recovery efforts following this week’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion near Waco.
A December 15, 2012, headline in the New York Post declared, “Obama Sandy Aid Bill Filled with Holiday Goodies Unrelated to Storm Damage.” The announced purpose of the $60.4 billion bill was to provide disaster aid to East Coast individuals and commu
The House approved $17 billion in funds to cover immediate disaster relief and $33.5 billion in longer-term reconstruction funds which drew more opposition from House Republicans who saw it as loaded with unnecessary spending
The legislation to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy has been turned into a mini auto bailout, with the Obama administration's request. The request includes millions of dollars worth of cars, to be paid for by the federal government.
An official in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration says the governor is headed to Washington on Monday to make his pitch for about $42 billion in federal aid to help the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.
This massive hurricane is apparently turning into a boon for Obama. One, it's allowed him to be seen all over television taking charge and acting presidential, and has even allowed him to brandish bipartisan credentials through the curiously intense
The Moocher Myth: Republicans are successful, responsible strivers who pay taxes while Democrats are irresponsible moochers living off government programs. But research shows that the states that got the most per capita in federal $ were more likely
Each of those three groups - likely Obama voters, people who get federal benefits and people who don't pay federal income taxes - contains just under half of all Americans, in the neighborhood of 47 percent at a given moment.
Dr. Friedman, in his book, There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch, (TINSTAAFL - originally formulated by Alvin Hansen, apparently) warns us that ". . . every bit of pork, every subsidy, every inflation, every politically-imposed inefficiency, is paid
The West's governments are going to default, one way or another. Politicians cannot bring themselves to stop spending money the governments do not have.
One of the complaints about the U.S. Constitution recently, being as outdated as it is, is that it fails to guarantee certain unalienable rights such as free medical care, housing , food, and of course, the right to bear cell phones.