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Official estimates for 2009 are that Medicare and Medicaid lost at least $70 billion to fraudulent payments. James Mehmet, who retired in 2001 as chief state investigator of Medicaid fraud and abuse in New York City, said he believed that at least 10 percent of state Medicaid dollars were spent on fraudulent claims, while 20 […]
Where is personal responsibility? A pharmacy has an employee who steals Xanax from them. That thief then gives the stolen drugs to someone who voluntarily chooses to overdose on them. He then sues the pharmacy. Our justice system determines that the pharmacy owes him $1.9 Million Dollars. This is not justice. Justice […]
Guns For Christmas This Year On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks, making it the second busiest single day for buying guns in history. The record for gun sales in a single day was set in November 2011, on the day after Thanksgiving, when 129,166 background searches were carried out on customers buying […]
Ted Rall is a great example for me of shared vision. I am even in agreement with someone who holds beliefs that I am diametrically opposed to in almost every instance. This famous radical cartoonist views the next American history chapter as one of a bloody civil revolution. I agree with Rall that a small faction of elite […]
The agency that’s supposed to oversee and enforce the campaign finance laws is the Federal Election Commission. The commission consists of six members – three Democrats and three Republicans, nominated by their respective parties. Because that’s an even number, no ruling can have effect unless it gets at least a 4-2 vote. […]
The federal criminal code has grown so large it ensnares everyday citizens who have no idea they are violating the law. We have passed the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted. There are over 140 million words of federal regulations, and states and municipalities add several billion […]
Your tax dollars at work! Our justice system at work! The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska for not modifying the university’s no-pet policy so that a student could live in university housing with her 4-pound […]
Why don’t you run for office? One reason may be money! The average winner of a U.S. House race in 2008 spent about $1.4 Million. The Senate? About $8 Million. And we wonder why the politicians are looking out for the interests of the ultra-wealthy instead of the average American citizen.
Seventy-five current members of Congress hold stock in GE in 2010 – one holds over $1 Million in GE stocks alone! Take a look at the flow of money: * GE spent $39 Million in 2010 lobbying Congress and federal agencies * GE’s political action committee contributed $1.5 Million in […]