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10 Facts on Debt and Spending

Four years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits
Fiscal year 2012 concluded with a $1.1 trillion deficit, marking the fourth year of trillion-dollar-plus deficits. Too much spending is the root cause of the federal government’s deep and sustained deficits. At 23 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012 and on track to rise further, federal spending is growing at a dangerous pace.

National debt hit $16 trillion

Getting to Know Your Supreme Court

The U.S Supreme Court has been in the news more lately with the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Could you name one of the nine Supreme Court Justices? That is exactly what FindLaw.com wanted to know. They surveyed 1000 adults and two-thirds of those polled could not even name one. Only 1 percent could name all 9.

Does the Independent Payment Advisory Board = “Death Panels”?

“Death Panels” has been a heated term of debate within the overall controversy that is the PPACA (Obamacare). It surfaced in 2009 when former Alaskan Governor used the term “death panels” in reference to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) during a healthcare debate. The IPAB is a 15 member panel of unelected “experts” appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate with its main purpose to reduce Medicare spending.

Obamacare’s Funding: Where the money comes from and where it goes?

PPACA is a health care reform law that requires individuals to buy and maintain insurance or pay a penalty/tax. The law is funded in part by this penatly/tax and also by increased taxes on other health and non-health related items and services.

Story: Where Does the Money Come From? Besides the Individual Mandate penalty/tax, there are numerous NEW or INCREASED taxes and fees to fund all that is required by this law.


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