Category Archives: Economy

Government’s War on the Poor: Parent Plus Edition

Rebecca McEvoy, a retired school teacher coping with multiple sclerosis, borrowed $84,000 under the federal Parent Plus program to help her oldest son through art and design school. When he graduated, the government expunged the debt under a law that … Continue reading

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Manufacturing in Virginia: Producing More with Less

Manufacturing often gets a bad rap. That’s probably because the sector has declined by more than 4.9 million jobs since January 2000. The industry also has perception issues. Who wants to work in a dirty old factory with oil on … Continue reading

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What the Obama Giveth, the Trump Taketh Away

The federal budget sequestration may have kept a lid on escalating federal budget deficits, a good thing, but it was a disaster for Virginia’s economy. The cap on federal spending hammered a Northern Virginia economy built largely around the Pentagon. … Continue reading

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Wasted billions in Food Stamp Program

Judicial Watch publishes a newsletter entitled “VERDICT”. You may have read about it filing motions in court to compel former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to answer questions. Judicial Watch has been characterized as a “conservative gadfly.” A recent investigation by … Continue reading

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A Sweet Idea for the New Congress and New President

The start of a new year with a new Congress, and a new president brings hope for progress on a plethora of issues facing our great country.  After one of the ugliest political seasons in the last fifty years, the … Continue reading

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