Tag Archives: regulations

Immigrate to MA to leech off the public dole.

Law won’t let unemployed visit Mass. for benefits

By Associated Press

Friday, December 26, 2008 New federal rules will end the flow of people who travel to Massachusetts each year to claim some of the nation’s most generous unemployment benefits. Under the old rules, laid-off workers who earned wages in more than one state could file for unemployment in any…

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Up in smoke: Boston considers ban of tobacco bars

Associated Press

Up in smoke: Boston considers ban of tobacco bars

By JAY LINDSAY , 12.06.08, 05:27 PM EST Sometimes Justin Hegarty savors his cigars by himself, and sometimes he enjoys them in a cigar bar with friends. “Either way, it’s relaxing,” said Hegarty, soon after an afternoon smoke at Churchill’s cigar lounge. Hegarty may need to find a new…

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Billion Dollar Presidential Campaigns will be commonplace

Just reading on Yahoo… some snippets, relating to campaign finance Obama’s monthly figure pushed his total fundraising to $605 million. No presidential candidate has ever run such an expensive campaign. His campaign raised $65 million in August, his previous best. Obama had initially promised to accept public financing if McCain did, but changed his mind after setting primary fundraising records.…

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Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act

Both the Susan B. Anthony List (Pro-Life Feminists) and the American Association for People with Disabilities are reporting that this Act will be passed and signed by the President. Yesterday, the Senate passed the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act (S. 1810) by unanimous consent. The bill seeks to increase provision of scientifically sound information and support services to…

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Pastors to Preach Politics from Pulpit

Read one of these stories:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.co…

http://www.boston.com/news/nat…

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09… In a nutshell there are dozens of Ministers across the country that are planning to preach about politics over the coming weeks – from the pulpit.  Though this appears to be in direct contradiction to IRS code they are doing so to invoke some kind of legal challenge to existing law.  Many…

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Patrick Gets It Right On The (Police) Details

According to today's Boston Globe (9-22-08), Deval Patrick has kept his word on reforming police details: Governor Deval Patrick has toughened his new rules on police details at road construction sites, outmaneuvering local police unions that were making a last-minute push to get around efforts to rein in the costly assignments. The governor eliminated a provision that would have allowed…

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BushCo Severance Pay …

Times are hard and it is only fitting that BushCo should be looking after “the team” as their reign of terror mercifully draws to a long overdue close.

If nothing else, one has to give them credit for gall.

Never before has a theft of this magnitude been proposed and to my knowledge no one has ever had the foresight…

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Congress Offers Snake Oil, Not Energy Solutions; Pelosi Set To Profit

The Institute foe Energy Research issued the following press release today: Washington, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives passed a new "energy" bill. This continued a seemingly endless debate over proposals dubbed as energy solutions, though most produce little if any of the energy their titles seem to promise. Thomas Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research…

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McCain Co-Sponsored Fannie/Freddie Reform… In 2005

While the barbs fly back and forth between the McCain and Obama campaigns as to who can better manage the current financial crisis, one indisputable fact is John McCain has actively been seeking reforms that may have prevented the current situation.  Congressional records show McCain Co-sponsored S. 190 the Federal Housing Enterprise Act of 2005.  On May 25, 2006 McCain…

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