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Johnson, Becerra Developing Legislation to Stop the Payment of Social Security Benefits to Nazi War Criminals
October 23, 2014
Washington, DC – Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member Xavier Becerra (D-CA) announced today that they are working together on legislation to stop all payment of Social Security benefits to Nazis and others who actively assisted in Nazi crimes. “Like all Americans, I was stunned to learn that those responsible for the deaths of millions of innocents have received millions in Social Security benefits due to a loophole in the law. By leaving ... More
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Committee Seeks Key Administration Witness in IRS Scandal, Treasury Tells Congress ‘Not Until After the Election’
October 22, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) wrote to Department of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew regarding the Administration’s refusal to produce a key witness for interview prior to the election. The Committee is seeking to speak with Hannah Stott-Bumstead, who was the first Treasury official informed that the IRS had “lost” two years of Lois Lerner emails. In the letter, Camp stated, “Some of the key questions remaining in the investigation into the IRS’ targeting... More
The Jobs Search
Where Are the Jobs Update
October 22, 2014
“Four years ago, President Obama began to pull our country out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, while laying the foundation for an economy built to last. We’ve come a long way – but there’s more to do. Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.…CREATE 1 MILLION NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS BY 2016.” Source: President Obama, Organizing for Action website, 2012 Now (2014) Two years after the President’s 2012 pledge, we’re not even close to the h... More
Facts Are Stubborn Things
U.S. Child Poverty Rates by Family Structure in Context
October 15, 2014
Facts: “Almost 46 percent of children living in female headed single parent families were in poverty in contrast to only 9.5 percent of children in married couple families…” (Source: Where’s the Outrage? Robert Doar) Context: The poverty rate for children raised in the U.S. by single parents (46%) is higher than the overall poverty rate in Rwanda (44.9%). The poverty rate for children raised in the U.S. by married parents (9.5%) is lower than the overall poverty rate in Beverly Hills, CA (10%). ... More
The Jobs Search
Administration's Revisionist History: Putting the Economy's "Incredible Progress" in Perspective
October 6, 2014
Now (October 2014) “Our economy is making incredible progress.” For example, 5.9 percent unemployment is “a number many economists didn’t think we’d see for years.” Sources: White House press release and email from CEA Chairman Jason Furman, October 3, 2014. Then (January 2009) The Obama Administration predicted that, with Democrats’ stimulus plan, the U.S. unemployment rate would fall to 5.9 percent by early 2012. Even without stimulus, the Administration forecast the unemployment rate would f... More
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