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Sequestration Cuts Likely Will Increase Airport Wait Times and Delay Tax Returns

By Bill Fay | March 1, 2013

If you are like every elected politician in Washington and have successfully ignored sequestration for the last 19 months, button up. The effects of the federal government’s disastrous financial policy…

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Obama, We Need President Who Can Lead and Not Blame

By Bill Fay | February 28, 2013

Government services, teaching positions, research projects and hundreds of thousands of jobs are about to be cut in another self-inflicted crisis in Washington – The Great Sequester – and what…

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Countdown to Sequester: Obama Pushes for Last-Minute Fix

By Bill Fay | February 25, 2013

There is no momentum in Congress for passing legislation to stop sequestration – the $85 billion mandatory budget reduction scheduled to take effect March 1 – but that hasn’t stopped…

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Five Things You Need to Know About Sequestration

By Bill Fay | February 18, 2013

President Obama and Congress are about to drag the country through another round of fiscal nonsense that likely will reinforce their reputations as indecisive politicians. The two sides are shadow-boxing…

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In State of the Union, Obama Focuses on the Economy

By Bill Fay | February 13, 2013

America needs a reality check. At least, that’s what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address. While the president acknowledged the fact that the economy is…

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Do We Need the Post Office Anymore?

By Bill Fay | February 7, 2013

America’s never-ending ping-pong match with the United States Postal Service – I love it! I hate it! Close it down! No, keep it open! – is back on. The announcement…

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Is the New Head of the SEC Dr. Jekyll or Ms. Hyde?

By Bill Fay | January 31, 2013

President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the government agency charged with regulating the nation’s stock exchanges and securities markets, is Mary Jo White. How White handles…

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Debt Ceiling Extended for Three Months; More Trouble Ahead

By Bill Fay | January 24, 2013

The House of Representatives put out one fiscal fire Wednesday, approving a measure to extend the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority to May 18, but there are more hot issues simmering…

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Five Things You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

By Bill Fay | January 23, 2013

The debt ceiling is the latest self-inflicted crisis created by the federal government so that Democrats and Republicans can point fingers at each other. Here are five things to catch…

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With Polls Favoring Dems, GOP Launches New Debt Ceiling Strategy

By Bill Fay | January 22, 2013

Republican leaders will deliver a new strategy this week in the budding battle with Democrats over who gets the blame if the U.S. government has to default on its $16.4…