Medicaid card? Good luck

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Health Care, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Obamacare has added 9 million people to Medicaid rolls across the country, 600,000 people in Illinois alone.
But while almost 10 million people have a medical card, a new report says that’s about all they have.
Benjamin Yount talks with Jonathan Ingram, research director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, […]

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Get off the sidelines and even the playing field in D.C.

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Federal Government, Media, National, Power Abuse, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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When Alexis de Tocqueville walked the newly formed United States, he found a country brimming with hope and a new government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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What’s worse? A college’s victimhood or entitlement?

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Audio, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — When the College of DuPage was caught trying to grab $20 million in taxpayer money it didn’t need, for a project it didn’t have, the college was not happy.
But when the watchdog group Open The Books kept seeking openness and transparency from Illinois’ largest community college, the […]

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Unemployment going down? Not if you’re young

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Audio, Jobs + Growth, Media, National, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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While the headlines loudly proclaim the nation’s jobless rate is falling, the headline for young workers seems to “but not for you.”

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Big government wants its share of the sharing economy

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Audio, Jobs + Growth, Media, National, Regulations, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  Whether it is using an app to get a ride home or find a place to stay, the so-called sharing economy in the United States has blossomed in the past few years.
But, as a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explains, government regulators in […]

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It’s the priorities, stupid

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, State Budgets, State Government, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It is not just that Illinois has lived for more than a decade on budgets that weren’t “real.”
It’s that  the state’s upside down priorities became entrenched during those years of deficit spending, Democratic State Rep Jack Franks said.
Franks, the only Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives to consistently vote […]

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