Heavy-handed police bring ‘Minority Report’ to life

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Accountability, Arizona, Featured, Issues, law enforcement, National, National News, New Jersey, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

PRE-CRIME: With police targeting those who intend to commit crimes, is "pre-crime" going to be the next thing to make the leap from science-fiction to reality?

From coast-to-coast, police departments are starting to crack down on individuals considered “likely” to commit a crime, even if they have yet to do so.

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Nanny-state city of the week: Minneapolis wants to ban take-out trays

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  National, National News, News  /  No Comments

TAKE AWAY YOUR TAKE-OUT: A proposed ban on certain types of foam dishes would leave residents of Minneapolis eating cold take-out.

Part 2 of 2 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
MINNEAPOLIS — They came for your plastic bags, and now they’re coming for your take-out trays.
Minneapolis City Councilman Andrew Johnson says the largest city in Minnesota should join an ever-growing list of cities to ban foam containers, like the ones used [...]

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Dodging taxes? You might be keeping U.S. economy afloat

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Economy, Federal Government, IRS, Issues, National, News, Tax Reform, Taxes  /  No Comments

CAN'T SEE IT: The IRS can't get its grubby hands on the fruits of the shadow economy. Maybe that's why it's become a larger and larger share of the American economic pie in recent years.

Each April 15, millions of Americans dutifully trudge to the local Post Office to mail their tax returns to federal, state and local governments.

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Public, private money meld at Fusion TV

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Florida, Journalism & Media, Media, National, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Call it Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s version of “Tango & Cash.

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IRS-Social Security seizure a ticking time bomb

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Iowa, IRS, National, News  /  No Comments

ILLEGAL? Questions abound over the Social Security Administration's use of the IRS to withhold tax refunds from children of deceased recipients.

The legal issue of garnishing money from the children of deceased parents remains legally contentious, and a senior senator is demanding answers from the agencies involved.

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