Category: Politics

The Federal Budget Simplified & Explained…

I saw this post on Facebook and just had to repost here in my blog. This is great stuff. —– The budget explained in simple English. United States Tax Revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000 New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000 National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000 Recent Budget Cuts: $38,500,000,000 Now, remove eight (8) zeros and pretend it’s a houshould budget. Annual Family Income: $21,700 Money…

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A Free Gift from the IRS…

My aunt again forwarded me this delightful free gift opportunity from the IRS. Enjoy! The IRS has announced that they will give a free pencil sharpener to all taxpayers who pay their taxes on time this year. It can be placed on your desk as a constant reminder of the service they provide to you each year.

Data.gov – Destined to Fail From the Onset…

After reading a great article by the Sunlight Foundation on the failure to date of data.gov, I wanted to express my personal view on the matter. I’m a huge fan of openness and information being freely available. That was one of the main reasons I founded freedomspeaks.com and its corresponding set of APIs. After reading some of the comments to…

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This Can’t Possibly be Good…

I read a post on a voting system report being sealed. This seems pretty simple to me. If it has anything to do with our government (barring, of course, national security), it should be made COMPLETELY transparent and available for inspection/accountability. Why on earth do these voting machine companies want to make their technology proprietary? Government systems should be built…

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