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Debt Ceiling Affects Everyone’s Pocketbook

The debt ceiling vote taking place in the United States is very important, and will affect everyone. If we don’t raise the debt ceiling our interest rates will go up, and everything will become more expensive. This article explains the history of the debt ceiling and how it affects us today.

Bloody Streets And Flying Pigs

Tip from an old-timer: If you see blood in the streets, you know what to do. So do it.

The Great Depression Of 2009

The stock markets are once again crashing, this time over the impending doom of the current debt crisis that America faces. A few years ago, in 2009, the markets toppled over 50%, and markets around the world immediately followed. Can we see the light at the end of the tunnel or are we just at the beginning of a long, dark ride? Washington may make promises it can’t deliver, but this article will certainly give you facts and history, so you can make up your own mind as to where we are and where we’re going.

Layman’s Guide to the US Debt Ceiling Crisis

The ongoing ‘discussions’ or rather political point scoring for raising or not raising the US Debt ceiling, is not doing the US economy or the world much good at the moment.  Increasingly the US economy appears to be jittery, the people are in limbo and some have already lost their jobs as reported in today’s news. So what exactly is the ‘debt ceiling’?

Could A Higher Corporate Tax Rate Lead To More Jobs?

Why are we being told that lowering taxes on “job creating” rich people will have a positive effect on the economy, unemployment, and somehow balance the Federal budget? In 2001, we enacted the “Bush Tax Cuts”, but unemployment has doubled since.

Understanding Our National Debt, Keeping It Simple

$14,574,607,940,062.25 on August 3, 2011 was the total national debt the day after Barack signed the bill extending the debt limit. The current Debt Limit was increased from $14.294 trillion to $14.694 trillion effective August 2, 2011. As of July 31, 2011, the average interest rate on all public debt was 2.965%. $36.3 Billion each month is needed to pay the interest.

Obesity and Economics: Part 2

Your personal health and safety may be tied to the US national debt. The farm bill has helped subsidized the food manufacturing companies and farmers to grow a steady staple of additives that are making Americans fat. Removing this subsidy lowers the federal governments commitment to farmers and allows for competition with small local farms to produce goods for consumers.

Durbin Amendment and Debit Transaction Savings

The recently passed Durbin Amendment goes into effect October 1st, 2011. It will have a great impact on all merchants that accept debit cards for the payment of goods and services, or will it?

When Is The Dollar Collapse Going to Happen?

Speculation, moves by George Soros to make his investment funds private to avoid scrutiny and the discussion of the debt ceiling increase have many people wondering about the Collapse of the US Dollar. When will it happen and what we should look for are examined in this article.

Freeze The Budget and Stop Plundering The American People

One might think the recent drama over the debt crisis with one side wanting to increase or maintain spending and the other side wanting to drastically cut spending but that is far from the truth. So has the US already begun to default on its debts and is the day of reckoning coming for us all soon? In spite of the rhetoric sayings being thrown around the real debate is over how much government spending will increase in the coming months.

The Debt Crisis in 2011 and What You Should Know?

Is the debt crisis really just more lies and scams by those at the top? Are the members of congress really any closer to sorting out the debt problems of the US, or are we really doomed, and is this deal just delaying the inevitable? While the republicans and democrats fight it out on Capitol Hill to try and work out a deal to ensure the US does not default the little guys like you and me have to sit back and shake our heads at what is going on.

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