US Army Takes 50 Tons Of Gold From Syria In Alleged Deal With ISIS

As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn’t refuse: give us your massive caches of gold – or die. According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist group would […]

A New Study Discovers Two-Thirds Of All Bankruptcies In The United States Are Primarily Caused By Medical Bills

Our health insurance system is theoretically supposed to prevent Americans from going bankrupt when they are hit by huge medical bills.  But in case after case, that is simply not happening. Even though more Americans are “covered by health insurance” than ever before, a new study has found that “about 530,000 families each year are […]

U.S. Office of Management and Budget Report: In fiscal year 2018, $137 billion was paid “improperly” by the federal government

(by Veronique de Rugy via The American Institute for Economic Research) In fiscal year 2018, $137 billion was paid “improperly” by the federal government, according to a recent report. That number sums all the improper payments by what the government calls high-priority programs. They are programs with improper-payments estimates exceeding $2 billion annually. If it makes your head […]

GOP-controlled House Added Nearly $8 Trillion to National Debt

During their eight years in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans added $7.9 trillion to the national debt. In a report published by the U.S. Treasury Department entitled “The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It,” one need only set the correct date parameters to find out how much the money the […]

Cato Institute Foreign Policy Scholar Doug Bandow: America Spent $6 Trillion on War on Terror

Cato Institute foreign policy scholar Doug Bandow said on Wednesday that America has spent more than $5.9 trillion on the war on terror and suggested that America’s foreign policy is “the ultimate big government program.” Bandow spoke in Washington, DC, on Wednesday about the war’s impact on the economy. The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy, a […]