The Federal Register is the primary source of regulations for U.S. government agencies. In 1936, the number of pages in the Federal Register was about 2,600. Today, the Federal Register is over 80,000 pages long.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is projecting that the food service industry will have to spend an additional 14 million hours every single year just to comply with a new federal regulation that mandates that all vending machine operators and chain restaurants must label all products that they sell with a calorie count in a location visible to the consumer.
The state of Louisiana says that monks must be fully licensed as funeral directors and actually convert their monasteries into licensed funeral homes before they will be allowed to sell their handmade wooden caskets.
The city of Philadelphia now requires all bloggers to purchase a $300 business privilege license. The city even went after one poor woman who had earned only $11 from her blog over the past two years.
In the state of Massachusetts, all children in daycare centers are mandated by state law to brush their teeth after lunch. In fact, the state even provides the fluoride toothpaste for the children.
If you attempt to give a tour of our nation's capital without a license, you could be put in prison for 90 days.
In Lake Elmo, Minnesota farmers can be fined $1,000 and put in jail for 90 days for selling pumpkins or Christmas trees that are grown outside city limits.
In the state of Texas, it doesn't matter how much formal interior design education you have - only individuals with government licenses may refer to themselves as "interior designers" or use the term "interior design" to describe their work.
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin makes it incredibly difficult to go out of business. In order to close down a business, Milwaukee requires you to purchase an expensive license, you must submit a huge pile of paperwork to the city regarding the inventory you wish to sell off, and you must pay a fee based on the length of your "going out of business sale" plus a two dollar charge for every $1,000 worth of inventory that you are attempting to sell off.
There are 2 main reasons why food is skyrocketing in price:: the falling value of the US dollar (we import more food than we export) and transportation costs.
That food has to be transported by boat, by rail, then by truck. On average about 1500 miles!
That’s why local organic farming is the most sustainable way to grow and consume food.
A few days ago my black catridge was empty. I walked over to Walgreens because they have a machine that refills cartridges for $5 each with coupon.
I mean they HAD a machine.
So I went to WalMart in the hopes of getting a kit and doing it myself. No luck there.
Eventually I found a company in Australia that makes refill kits and sells thru a third party on Amazon. I bought them out of their entire stock! And now they raised their price eightfold!
I just used this product and it works great w/o giving me a false empty warning and no spills at all.
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The most under reported story in American history!
The U6 unemployment rate counts not only people without work seeking
full-time employment, but also counts marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic
Note that some of these part-time workers could be working as little as an hour a week.
And the "marginally attached workers" include those who have gotten
discouraged and stopped looking.
The easiest way is to simply ask the banksters for our $16 tillion back. But since the banksters rule the world, I guess we won't get that!
Means test benefits. If you made twice the median salary (approximately $33,000) in your last 5 years of employment, you get reduced benefits.
Eliminate the income limits. Why should you stop paying in just because you made more than $106,800? There are no income limits on medicare.
Do not raise the retirement age. This will only exacerbate the unemployment problem as fewer job openings will occur.
Legalize and tax marijuana. That may be $40 billion to $100 billion in new revenue!
Legalize and tax sports betting. Although only 35 states currently allow "gaming", that number is sure to grow. Adding $50 million to a state budget will help to eliminate the need for federal dollars.
A natural gas based economy. Get fleet vehicles and 18 wheelers running CNG. Get Detroit making those vehicles. And export LNG to other countries (USA nat gas is $3.76 but it can be liquified and sold at $16).
All day long, MSM and politicians speak of "the budget". While annual tax revenues minus annual expenditures usually create a budget deficit, this is only part of the story.
We need to look at assets minus liabilities to get a true picture.
The United States is comprised of over 185,000 incorporated state, county, city, town, municipal, school district, pension fund, lottery, exise, and other for-profit corporations.
Each of these entities has land, buildings, investment income, and off balance sheet revenues when they sell things that taxpayers paid for (like toll roads and parking meters).The federal government also gets cash from leasing mineral rights.
With equity investments, the government owns controlling ownership interest in all Fortune 500 companies.
The hidden wealth and investment totals for all of these “collective” 185,000 corporations, when added together, equate to well over 100 trillion dollars, over 26 trillion in pension fund investment assets.