January 30, 2011: Our State for the Unions
1. Remarks by the President in State of Union [sic] Address. United States Capitol, Washington D.C. January 25, 2011.
2. Congressional Budget Office. Modifying the Davis-Bacon Act: Implications for the Labor Market and the Federal Budget. July 1983. p. ix.
3. United States Government Accountability Office. Recovery Act. Officials’ Views Vary on Impacts of Davis-Bacon Act Prevailing Wage Provision. February 2010. Summary page.
4. Remarks by the President in State of Union [sic] Address. Op. cit.
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. NAICS 611100 – Elementary and Secondary Schools.
7. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Public Employee Pension Transparency Needed. December 2, 2010.
January 25, 2011: How Obama Betrays Himself With His Annual Addresses
1. Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery. Address to Joint Session of Congress. Tuesday, February 24, 2009
3. Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address. January 27, 2010.
January 23, 2011: Proposal to Bankrupt States is Big Government in Disguise
1. United States General Accounting Office. By the Comptroller General. Report To The Congress of the United States. Funding Of State And Local Government Pension Plans: A National Problem. August 30, 1979. p. 1.
2. United States General Accounting Office. Letter to Honorable Edward R. Roybal, Chairman, Select Committee on Aging. December 3, 1992. p. 5.
3. Congressional Budget Office. State and Local Government Retiree Health Benefits. Liabilities Are Largely Unfunded, But Some Governments Are Taking Action. November 2009. Summary Page.
4. Congressional Budget Office. Fiscal Stress Faced by Local Governments. December 2010. p. 9
January 20, 2011: Forget China. We Can Bury America Without Their Help
1. Bureau of Economic Analysis. 2009 Decline Widespread Across Industries. Industry December 14, 2010.
2. U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Statistics. Trade in Goods (Imports, Exports, and Trade Balance) with China. Trade With China: 2010.
3. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The Moment of Truth. December 2010. p. 11.
4. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi Statement on Proposal Released by Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Commission. November 10, 2010.
January 18, 2011: A Shift In Power Bring Hollow Pleas for Tolerance
1. Remarks by the President on the Economy in Parma, Ohio. September 8, 2010.
2. Whitehouse.gov. Taxes. Guiding Principles.
3. Democrats.senate.gov. Reid: Republicans Holding Middle Class Tax Cuts Hostage To Giveaways For CEOs We Do Not Need And Cannot Afford. December 3, 2010.
4. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi: Democratic Provisions of Tax Cut Bill Benefit Middle Class; Republicans Insist on an Extra Tax Cut for the Wealthiest. December 16, 2010.
5. Remarks by the President at a Memorial Service for the Victims of the Shooting in Tucson, Arizona. January 12, 2011.
7. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi Statement in Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. January 14, 2011.
8. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi Announces Hearing With Americans Set To Lose Patients’ Rights Under GOP Repeal Plan. January 16, 2011.
January 16, 2011: Geithner Asks for More Debt While Improper Payments Escalate
1. U.S. Department of the Treasury. Treasury Notes. Secretary Geithner Sends Debt Limit Letter to Congress. January 6, 2011.
2. Fiscal Year 2009 Inspector General Statement on the Social Security Administration’s Major Management and Performance Challenges. A-02-09-19175. November 2009. p. 164.
4. Social Security Online. Reducing Improper Payments. Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI). Improper Payments Experience.
6. United States Government Accountability Office. Improper Payments. Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Estimating and Reducing Improper Payments. Statement of Kay L. Daly, Director, Financial Management and Assurance. April 22, 2009. Summary Page.
8. United States Government Accountability Office, op. cit.
11. Department of Defense. Agency Financial Report. 2010. Addendum A. November 15, 2010. p. 35.
12. Department of Defense. FY 2007. Agency Financial Report. Improper Payments Information Act Reporting Details. Part 3: Other Accompanying Information. p. 4.
13. Department of Defense. Agency Financial Report. 2010. Addendum A. November 15, 2010. p. 35.
14. The White House Blog. July 22, 2010. Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act: Cutting Waste and Fraud in Government. Remarks by President Obama on Signing the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act.
January 13, 2011: Arizona Tragedy: Only Fools Make Sense of Crazy
1. United States Senator Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein Statement on Tragedy in Arizona. January 9, 2011. http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=6cd7113a-5056-8059-7602-8925eeadd3b5, retrieved January 13, 2011.
2. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. Boxer Responds to Tragedy in Arizona. January 11, 2011. http://boxer.senate.gov/en/press/releases/011111.cfm, retrieved January 13, 2011.
3. John Kerry. U.S. Senator for Massachusetts. Kerry Addresses Gridlock and Globalization. January 11, 2011. http://kerry.senate.gov/press/release/?id=9d653832-358e-4ade-8c90-5adde41c516d, January 13, 2011.
4. Congressman Tim Murphy. Statement of Rep. Murphy on Events of January 8th. January 9, 2011. http://murphy.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=153&parentid=24§iontree=23,24,153&itemid=1609, originally retrieved January 13, 2011.
January 11, 2011: States Refusing Transplants? Get Used to It.
1. Congressional Budget Office. Fiscal Stress Faced by Local Governments. December 2010. p. 6.
2. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Office of the Actuary. Estimated Financial Effects of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” as Amended. p. 3.
3. Ibid., p. 21.