States did not always enforce work requirements for food stamp recipients before giving them benefits because doing so was “too burdensome” for them, according to an audit from the Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General.
Health insurance premiums on Affordable Care Act marketplaces will rise by as much as 145 percent in some states next year as insurer participation continues to decline, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, said that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) health care proposal “sucks” and that we live in a “leftie alternative universe,” according to newly released hacked emails.
A majority of economists—70.6 percent—believe that the Federal Reserve’s policy makers political campaign donations undermine the Fed’s independence, according to a survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta said that Hillary displayed a “weird denial” that she would cut taxes on the middle class, in an interview she did with Charlie Rose, according to newly released hacked emails.
Since President Obama has been in office, the number of pages of regulations put out by his administration has hit a record-high, exceeding that of the Bush and Clinton presidencies, according to a count from the Federal Register.
As cities in California and Colorado contemplate whether to implement a tax on soda, critics say the tax would kill jobs and would have no significant impact on health, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
Hillary Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal bashed President Obama’s economic recovery, calling it a failure, and criticized policies such as the stimulus and Obamacare, according to leaked emails.
The federal government collected $3.27 trillion in taxes in fiscal year 2016, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement. The federal government ran a deficit of $587 billion despite the record revenue.
Economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal predict there is a 60 percent chance of a recession happening in the next four years, the Journal reported.