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“WELCOME TO OCTOBER! ‘THIS TOWN’ is SHUT DOWN — OBAMACARE LAUNCHES amid split-screen “

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20100508 – camping – GEDC1958 – Road Closed sign riddled with bullets – 1 of 3 (Photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL))

 

 

 

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This October 1, 2013 article found on the Politico Playbook site talks about the partial government shutdown that started last night at 12:01 am because the federal government failed to do its job.

 

 

 

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“Obama signs order to begin $85B in spending cuts”

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This March 2, 2013 article talks about the mandated budget cuts that Obama was forced to sign of on as a result of the federal government spending all their time blaming each other for the mess and no time actually looking for a solution.

This is something that will likely impact everyone.

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“Republicans Cut off Food Assistance to Millions of Americans who own a Car “

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This July 7, 2012 article found on the Politicus USA website talks about a recent move by republicans to cut food stamp funding by disqualifying people who own a car the money saved will then go to subsidize farming.

“Tax Dollars At War”

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This video gives a crash course in where federal funding goes each year.

Social Security going green

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042104780.html

The above link will take you to an article that was in the Washington Post on April 22, 2010.  It is something the folks receiving Social Security should be aware of.  While the article indicates primarily new recipients will be receiving their benefits electronically, it is something that I suspect that everyone will be effected by eventually.

“The Treasury Department is making a big push to go green — and save a lot of green — by switching millions of people who receive Social Security and other federal benefits from paper checks to electronic payments.” – Washington Post April 22, 2010

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