Dekalb County government officials have taken a page from this corrupt government and from the bankers who have robbed the country blind, stolen homes, destroyed jobs and rigged the whole economy.
Chicago's camera vendors issued 5,009,831 red light camera tickets worth $520,289,186 since 2003. Redflex pocketed $126 million from this amount, only to be swept up in an ongoing federal bribery investigation. Xerox was called in to replace Redflex
They are at it again. Lying to us about the deficit, that is.
A scandal laced police department in Florida has been forced to close following an exposed ticket quota scheme and lack of funding.
I now pronounce you in decades of debt. Student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion, putting a crimp in The American Dream of owning a home and starting a family. And it's affecting the broader economy too.
With the sun still rising and a chilly ocean wind rolling in, Mayor Don Guardian hops on his bike for his regular morning ride, steering down the boardwalk toward the ruins of his city's once mighty gambling empire.
In response to Reader Question on a Credit-Based Society: Can Interest Ever Be Repaid? I received an email from reader Keith Weiner at Monetary Metals.
It didn't get much attention outside Capitol Hill, but late last week House Republican leaders scuttled a vote to repeal an ObamaCare bailout plan for major heath insurance companies if they lose money on new Affordable Care Act policies.
But to a few Wall Street financiers, a lawsuit that accuses the government of shortchanging the American International Group in its 2008 bailout is something else: a promising investment in a cause they support.
Missing Money: Uncle Sam's Accounting is Suspect
Here is a new chart from Sharelynx showing the correlation of U.S. debt vs. the price of gold.
The 48-year-old Scalise (R-La.) learned on the fly as he ushered through a short-term spending bill that included authorization of President Obama's plan to train moderate Syrian forces to combat the Islamic State terrorist group.
"We've got Iraqi army battalions driving around in Toyota trucks," General McCaffrey, 2007
Nearly all of us grew up thinking that we registered ourselves to prove that we were safe and responsible.
Say hello to the next financial crisis, brought to you courtesy of the dumbest new bill of the week: H.R. 5148: Access to Affordable Mortgages Act. Ordinarily whenever an individual wants to borrow money for a mortgage,
Ecuador plans to impose a "junk food tax" on fast food restaurants, and will use the revenues to address the negative health effects on its citizens of diets laden with salt and fat.
There's really no need. McCain just admitted/declared it on camera. "Everyone on the National Security team recommended arming ISIS..."
Ukraine is already on the hook to the IMF to the tune of $16.7 billion. Today the IMF reassessed: Ukraine Crisis Hits Economy and Could Require Bigger loan.
Jaw-Dropping Revelation: Justice Department Confirms Lost IRS Emails Are Stored On Backup Drives.
IMF to Fund Ukraine Wars?
(oh and hasn't the Senator seen stocks?) he adds - rather ominously, "they're crazy out there and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can't believe that's happening."
The pattern should be seared in your memory by now. If you fail to recognize it, you could be struck with a huge financial blow.
The "recovery" news in Spain keeps piling up. Via translation from El Economista, Government has already taken 37% of the total 'pensions piggy bank'. If extractions continue at the current rate, the fund would be exhausted in 4 years.
Remember back in May when a gang of uniformed thugs from the Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby?
The Obama administration wants to give Israel more than $3 billion. Will it get it?
Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country's 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors.
Your tax dollars at work?
Funding an Empire with Debt
As of close of business on July 31, 2014, our debt has risen to $17,618,599,653,160.19. That crippling level of debt is itself astonishing but equally astonishing is $7 trillion of that debt has been added in just the Obama Administration.
Four Things The State Is Not - Tom Woods.