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[30 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Now that things have settled down in Washington DC, politicians are focusing on a “grand compromise” to fix the budget. Without reform, growth in entitlements will eventually push federal spending back to levels last seen in World War II.

 
While there are all kinds of things to worry about in any negotiations about entitlements, some analysts are spreading an even more horrifying story. They say low interest rates are hiding a potential catastrophe. Once interest rates rise, they claim, the budget and the total debt of $17 trillion are going to …

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The Atlantic reports:Young adults are 44 percent more likely to have graduated from college if they were raised by their married parents.

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John Stuart Mill said it: . . . whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.” Which, modified, not obliterated, by Christian kindness is a pretty good rule, with multiple applications in civic, political, and church life.

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“’If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan, period,’ he told the American Medical Association in Chicago on June 15, 2009, a mantra he has repeated regularly — including during his 2012 re-election, when …

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Without specifically naming names, the IGPA researchers placed the blame for Illinois’ poor financial condition mostly on impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Legislature. “From FY 2003 to 2008, which were good years for economic activity and revenue …

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In the letter, the speaker also questioned Shaw’s “self-admitted improper endorsement” in 2010 of Cook County assessor candidate Forrest Claypool, the BGA’s lobbying efforts in Springfield and support the group has received from “my political opponents …

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Ex-governor Rod Blagojevich was the most recent elected official Illinois official taking up federal prison space, in part because of a plot that included Jesse Jackson Junior’s ascension to the U.S. Senate. And former governor George Ryan recently got …