Roughly one-third of American consumers with a credit file have a debt in collections, according to the Urban Institute's latest report on debt, which focused on geographic distribution for the first time. That translates into an “alarming” 77 million people whose bills have gone unpaid for more than 180 days...
To my Democrat friends, do you go along? Do you really think the rights of foreign invaders supersedes our own right to Representation? Isn't it time we as AMERICANS realize that these people are selling our nation up the river for their own political gain?
Of course it is. Under a time when we had Representation (along with our taxation) the voices of the American people would make it clear that they want our border enforced, and that the President violating the constitution at a whim would end in him being tossed out on his ear. But welcome to the era where a President is King, and the people an annoyance to the RNC and their Oligarch masters.
It's hard to know what the jury in this case used as a basis for Jesse Ventura being unjustly labeled as something of an anti-military ingrate (something he seems happy to expose himself, and often), in leveling a $1.8 mil court verdict against the wife of an actual navy seal hero. It's not like others didn't hear Ventura spouting off to Chris Kyle that "You could lose a few guys..." and getting punched for it.
All we can say is that this already overly wealthy goon just got wealthier on the back of a woman who already lost her husband, and that just doesn't seem right at all.
Days before the scheduled start of the largest-public sector labor union election in state history, nine Minnesota home-care workers filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis aimed at stopping it.
Home care assistants from throughout Minnesota sued Gov. Mark Dayton and the Service Employees International Union, asking the federal court for an injunction against a controversial 2013 state law authorizing organized labor to target providers for collective bargaining.
As Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has noted, "the president is considering a grant of 'work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants.' He says DACA has been widely misinterpreted as applying only to children. But in fact, DACA applies to individuals up to 30 years of age and provides actual amnesty papers, photo ID and work permits to illegal immigrants who can then take any job in America."
Now we have the president proposing to Central American leaders that we send the equivalent of college recruiters down to their countries with applications and "permisos" and to transport, presumably at taxpayer expense, those who would otherwise sneak past the Border Patrol — sort of a Berlin airlift for illegal aliens.
All of which is designed to fundamentally transform the demographics and politics of the United States and to punish Americans who believe, as President Reagan did, that a country without borders is not a country.
In this incredible and infuriating segment from John Stossel, he shows how the Border Patrol is harassing Americans as far as a hundred miles away from the border, and in some cases, they taze and arrest those who simply don’t want to answer invasive questions from law enforcement.
The DFL Duluth screwals leadership are wasting $250,000 on legal services for political differences on the screwal board will there is a devastating imbalance in the DFL Duluth schools and an obvious lack of leadership hurting the children as pointed our in this article by the Duluth News Tribune.
It's more obvious that ever that GRONSETH HAS TO GO!
“It looks like once again, Rick Nolan wants to have his cake and eat it too,” she said. “We’ve seen too many instances where Rick claims to support projects like Keystone, Polymet, or Twin Metals but then turns around and supports the very regulations that stop them from moving forward. This is just another example of Rick’s extremism stopping a project that could really benefit the 8th Congressional District.”
When will the DFL Duluth media expose how the former director left Spirit Mt. in a financial mess and her husband also left Visit DFL Duluth with several financial improprieties and cronyism with taxpayer dollars?
Martin’s diatribe was triggered by his getting trapped talking about a subject he wishes would disappear entirely. Further, this isn’t about transparency. If transparency mattered to the DFL, DFL legislators wouldn’t have coordinated campaign expenditures with the DFL in 2012:
In California, diagnosed instances of whooping cough, or pertussis, are reaching incredibly high levels. Compared to this time last year, several counties in California are reporting an increased presence in the potentially fatal disease. By mid-June, so many cases of whooping cough had been reported that the California Department of Public Health proclaimed the state to be in the middle of a whooping cough epidemic.
Activists in the DFL Party are profoundly anti-copper/nickel/precious metals mining, with many of them just plain against any form of mining. They love their computers and cellphones and green-energy windmills and catalytic converters and, if in need, hip and knee replacements. But don’t you dare safely extract the minerals needed for all those products on Minnesota’s Iron Range and create much-needed jobs in Northeastern Minnesota. No, let those metals be mined in countries that either don’t have sufficient environmental standards or just don’t enforce them.
“Rick Nolan needs to explain what exactly he meant when he called the Constitution an imperfect document on Friday…As a Member of Congress, he took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but now he’s showing his true colors. For hundreds of years, countless Americans have fought and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life. They stood up to defend not only their country, but their Constitution and all it stands for. The Eighth Congressional District needs someone who will respect the principles our country was founded on, not someone who thinks that foundation is imperfect.”
So, our brilliant Gov. Dayton has been saying, “We need to eliminate the use of coal” in Minnesota. He simply states it as a matter of fact and offers no reason whatsoever for this economically disastrous course of action.
A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice.
Meanwhile while No Jobs Nolan keeps blowing rhetoric up the DFL's mascot, Georgia Pacific in DFL Duluth still sits empty, Boise Cascade in Int'l Falls lost 300 + jobs, and the Post Office in DFL Duluth is another 70 jobs lost since No Jobs Nolan came out of retirement.
The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
State income tax: 5.35% - 7.85%
State sales tax: 6.875%
Mean property tax rate as a percentage of mean home value: 1.09%
Property tax ranking: 19
Estate tax: 0.8% - 16%, with $1 million exemption
Inheritance tax: None
The North Star State where ice hockey reigns and moose roam free gives retired residents a chilly reception.
Minnesota imposes a hefty personal income tax, sale tax (though food, clothing and medication is exempt) and property tax. It also taxes retirement income, including Social Security benefits and pensions, and wants a piece of your estate.
The state does offer a break to those 65 and older with household incomes of $60,000 or less, with a property tax deferral program that limits the amount of property tax they pay to 3 percent of total household income.
Detroit’s bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bond and other debt that make it impossible to pay for adequate city services.
Wisconsin's public employees in unions make 7.8 percent more in salary than their non-union colleagues and 7.9 percent more when benefits are included. This is referred to as a "union premium." Wisconsin's premium is greater than the national average of 6.8 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.
The average unionized public employee makes $35.43 an hour in wages and benefits, for an annual total compensation of $73,611. A non-unionized public employee makes $32.80 an hour, or $68,224 per year. That is a difference of $5,387 per employee.
Union membership is down but Big Labor bosses’ profits are up. More than 400 labor chiefs pocketed at least $250,000 each last year, even as their collective ranks fell by 400,000 members. They say they are fighting for the working class. Not quite. We did the math…
"The well-known co-owner of popular businesses such as Fitger's Brewhouse and Burrito Union has been at UMD since 1989. However, after months of questions and an investigation - has been let go."
The violations included the following:
• "Violation of the Regent's Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments and the Administrative Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments.""
• "Violations of the Regent's Policy of Nepotism and Personal Relationships and Administrative Policy on Managing Nepotism and Personal relationships."
• "Untruthfulness during and Office of Equal Opportunity investigation."
• "Violation of the Administrative Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources."
• Inappropriate sexual conduct with a UMD student on University premises, and during work hours."
I am writing this to highlight the disconnect the majority of government workers have with those in the private sector. Is it too much to ask that government employees’ benefits be more in line with those in the private sector? Is it possible the attitude of “I’ve got mine” is so prevalent throughout this class of workers that they just don’t care?
Libtards don't get confused with facts. Libtards keep voting DFL for more taxes and fees so their government union buddies can keep living high off the hog AND support fellow Libtard No Jobs Nolan and his gang of anti-mining enviro-radical extremists.
This is why Marx Dayton and the DFL henchmen are gutting middle class incomes more with all of the DFL's 2013 tax increases. Expect the income migration out of Minnesota to gain greater momentum as the DFL desperately attempts to keep all of the government union folk and retirees happy...at the expense of those left behind.
Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud.
Excerpted from Zero Hedge: While what little remains of America’s middle class is happy and eager to put in its 9-to-5 each-and-every day, an increasing number of Americans – those record 91.5 million who are no longer part of the labor force – are perfectly happy to benefit from the ever more generous hand outs of the welfare state. Prepare yourself before listening to this… calling on her self-admitted Obamaphone, Texas welfare recipient Lucy, 32, explains why “taxpayers are the fools”…
The DFLX received a new production from an email tipster. Apparently DFL Duluth's 'Clean and Safe' crew do not go behind the Historic Norshor. OccuFAIL Duluth has been known to loiter in the neighborhood at the crumbling but Historic Kozy Bar property.
Patchy fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny in the late morning. Then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 76 to 81. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
The University of Wisconsin System and the billion dollar surplus controversy was, once again, the center of the debate at the Joint Committee on Finance. Back in 2013, Legislators and the Governor demanded answers from the UW System when the legislature's CPA Caucus discovered a hidden, $1 billion cash surplus. The political reaction to this discovery was so negative and severe that Gov. Scott Walker immediately called for a two-year tuition freeze on all UW campuses, which was included in the 2013-2015 state budget.
The first 477 DFL Duluth public schools administrators and teachers take over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits. Not bad for 8 months of showing up. Click on the title above and see for yourself.
Do you get a $40,000 benefit package and taxpayer backed against losses retirement fund? How about additional pay to cover your medical deductible that can even be carried forward as deferred compensation? DFL Duluth Federation of Teachers members do thanks to their union backed school board members.
Reviewing the public records, DFL Duluth's superintendent appears to have much less education that the other top 25 paid superintendents in MN presented in this link.
DFL Duluth Schools current 'leader' had very little superintendent experience, serving only 2 years and an assistant superintendent. Yet the DFL Duluth union run screwal board is paying the second highest salary in the state of MN.
With screwal board decisions like this, is it any wonder why ISD709 has big money problems?
Thanks to the DFL’s hostility towards mining, Eveleth’s median household income is $23,600 less than the statewide average. Virginia’s median household income is $22,700 less than the statewide average. Hibbing’s median household income is $21,600 less than the statewide average.
The DFL is controlled by the environmental activists of the Twin Cities. Just ask Tina Smith about that.
Village idiots Rick Klun and Doug Zaun, husband of DFL Duluth City CLOWNcilor Emily Larson, want to bring more crime and decay to DFL Duluth.
Can Larson even vote for her husband to profit from taxpayer monies?
Rick Klun doesn't even live in DFL Duluth but makes a healthy six figure salary, $130,741(ten containers worth) pushing low income housing in DFL Duluth and we all know well that is working out in the Crackhouse City with its crumbling streets and infrastructure.
“People who don’t play well together,” Klun said of the tenants most likely to end up in converted containers in Duluth, the containers grouped together and fenced in with supervision and services made available. Klun said he envisions up to 20 converted containers in groupings he referred to as “villages.”“Those people deserve a place to live also,” Klun said.
The TV networks seem to have two tracks in covering Democratic scandals: ignore them, or if coverage is unavoidable, ignore the party label of the unethical politician under investigation. Often, Republicans in an ethical probe are blown up into alleged national problems for the GOP.
Most people do not realize the extent to which unions dominate special interest spending on elections. When you talk about special interests, it is hardly worth mentioning any other than unions. This chart, from Open Secrets, shows the fifteen largest contributors to federal campaigns during the period 1989-2012. Ten of the fifteen are unions.
Unions have chosen to turn themselves into an arm of the Democratic Party rather than represent their members.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud.
•765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
•35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
•155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
Bergson got his first OWI after crashing into a bridge near Spooner on Dec. 9, 2005, while he was serving as Duluth’s mayor. Last November, he was found guilty of his second offense by a Sauk County jury and served a 22-day jail sentence earlier this year.
Bergson, 57, of Waunakee, Wis., pleaded guilty Monday to his third OWI, a misdemeanor offense, in Dane County Circuit Court.