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CONGRESSIONAL CONDUCT ----

Congressional Leadership House
U.S. House of Representatives - Official Site
Congressional Contacts ConsumerAction.org
Congressional Contacts - Webslingerz.com
OpenCongress - Site for contacts, issues, bills, etc.
Thomas Library of Congress - Search for Bills
Thomas Library of Congress - Home
"60 Minutes" Jack Abramhoff, 14:52 minutes - Video
More on Abramoff - Read more.
Lobbyist Playbook - CBS, Abramoff
Congress Insiders: Above the law?
CNN Cafferty File - About Congressional actions
Congressional Insider Trading - BigGovernment.com
Insider Trading -  60 Minutes
Insider Trading - CBS written version
CBS News - More on Insider Trading
Insider Trading - A long history - ProCon.com
Insider trading - Wikipedia
Regarding the "Stock Act" - HR 1148, ProCon.com
Current Status of H.R. 1148 - Thomas Registry
Rick Perry - On insider trading (video)
Insider Trading - ProCon.com
Issue Search -   ProCon.com
U.S. Senate database regarding lobbyists, etc -
Who is lobbying your officials - Followthemoney.org
Follow The Money -  State Information
I Watch News - Lobbying groups

EDUCATION ---- 
Obama's Student Loan Order, critical view from Fox
Student loan plan will help - Public Radio
Higher education costs continue to soar - CBS News
Finding Cost Savings - Governing.com

EFFECTS OF EXCESSIVE POLITICAL INFLUENCE -----
Sen. Sanders on Oil Speculation - CNBC Video
Sanders on Speculators - his site
Sen. Bernie Sanders - Wkipedia 
Lobbying and Tax Exempt - ncsonline.org 
Top Lobbyist Associations -
Top Lobbyists: Hired Guns -
Lobbyists have too Much Power -
Washington Post, Lobbyists and the Super Committee -
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission -
Wikipedia explanation of various 501 organizations -
Public Law 10465, An Act To provide for the disclosure of lobbying activities to influence the Federal Government
Senate Public Disclosure
The Power of Money: The Ethics of Campaign Finance Reform

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ---
Job Creators Alliance -
Lynn Tilton, 20/20 - ABC News
CNBC - Rethinking Work -
Bloomberg -  World Views
Dislocated Workers Act - the act

Dislocated Workers Act - Summary
Dislocated Workers Program -
Dislocated Workers Program - Layoffs
REXO - The Reintegration of Ex-Offenders, also see (PRI)
Department of Labor - Grants & Funding for REXO
US Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Admin
Unemployment - World Bank
Department of Labor, TAA Program Benefits and Services under the 2009 Amendment
Workforce Investment Act - D.O.L. Program Description
JTPA - Now wrapped into WIA (above) Wikipedia
Job Training Programs are Failing Workers - Wikicountibility.org
McDonalds Training Center -
Turning your Resume Into a Job -
Oversight Report on Job Training Programs - Sen. Coburn
China and Jobs - "Who's Afraid of the Dragon", The Economist
Cheap Imports -
Study: China Trade - Did More Damage To US Economy Than Anyone Knew, People for Ethical Living
The Top Eight Rules of Networking -

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT & RETIREMENT ----
Federal Retirement Reform -
2010 Salary Breakdowns - OPM.GOV
    Also See - FedScope.com
Office of Professional Management - Topics
Federal Workforce - OPM

HEALTH CARE ISSUES ---

Health Care - aameda.org
Census Bureau - Health coverage in the U.S.

 

NATIONAL AND PRIVATE DEBT -----
Holders of Debt - U.S. Treasury
Nations Holding U.S. Debt - U.S. Treasury
Consumer Credit - Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Holdings 8/4/11 - searchable site
Who Holds Fed Debt - extremeskins.com
Who Holds the Debt - timiacono.com

NET WORTH ISSUES ----
Members of Congress - governmentgonewild.org
U.S. As A Whole -
Net Worth Charts - Charts & Estimates
Census Bureau -
Income, Expenditures, Poverty, & Wealth,
Census Bureau - Non-financial Assets held by families
Wealth in the U.S. - Wikipedia Charts
Census Bureau - Income and Wealth, Real Median Income
Sen. Bernnie Sanders - Speech on Senate floor

POLITICS ----
Congressional Calendar 2011 -
Congressional Calendar 2012 -
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus -
Progressive Caucus - Caucus Site
Tea Party Caucus - (Bachman)
Tea Party Caucus - Wikpedia
Eric Odom - Early activist
Tea Party Express - The Current Dominant Tea Party Movement.
Tea Party Patriots - General site with "their" mission statement and links to various State organizations.
Democrats - Central site for the party. DNC with additional links available.
Republicans - Republican National Committee. Additional links at the site.
Campaign Financing - Open Secrets.org
Campaign Finance - MapLight.org
Getting Around the Law  - Campaign Finance, Wikipedia
Wiki Voter Guide -
Wikipedia -  History,  PACs, Bundeling, 527's, etc.
Campaign Finance Reform - Vexedbermoothes.com
Wiki World Order -
Profile of the Sociopath - Descriptive of Congress?
Sociopath - (dito)
Negative Campaigns -
Negative Campaign Work? - ThisNation.com
Federal Register -
Legislative Branch Resources on GPO Access
Political Pressure/Blackmail - How members are pressured
   More Political Pressure

Definition of Leadership -
ComebackAmericaInitiative -
No Lables.org -

Lobbyists gave donations to charities linked to Hatch Act
Lobbyist: Forcing contractors to disclose donations -
Huffington Post, Deficit Committee Members Have Former Lobbyists As Top Staffers -
Using 'political intelligence' for personal gain - Chicago Tribune
Senators propose rules stopping insider trading by Congress members
Chicago style of gerrymandering 
Re: Campaign Finance Reform -
Petitions from the Democrats - The Disclosure Act legislation -
Petition for amendment to limit contributions -
Stop On-Line Piracy Act:
The SOPA Act Continues To Get Dirtier -

ComebackAmericaInitiative - NoLabels.org
No Labels.org - News

 

PROTESTERS ---
Occupy Wall Street - Declaration of Purpose

List Of Grievances -

Charts of Protesters' Issues - Original source, Chicago Tribune, "Biz Wrap"
Banks of Marble - Pete Seeger 
What Did You Learn In School Today? - Pete Seeger
Protesters -
Your Free Press Blog -
CNBC, Sam Zell on Protesters

 

REGULATIONS ---- 

Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder on regulations
Bernie Marcus on CNBC (1) - CNBC
Bernie Marcus on CNBC (2) - CNBC
Bernie Marcus, Fox news 11/04/11
Steve Jobs Slams Obama - N.Y. Post
Obama administration - moves to cut unneeded regulations, LA Times
Small business Owners - seek 'sensible regulations
Small Business Owners - Speak Out Against Job-Stifling Government Regulation, Speaker.govn
Government Regulations - Prevent Job Growth (NLRB)
Obama Wrote 5% Fewer Rules Than Bush - Businessweek
Example of Uncertainty - private room for breast feeding mothers
Arsenic in our Juices - ABC
Food Safety News - Seafood
Food Safety News - China
FDA Fails to Announce Recalls - Food Safety News


SCHOOL & STATE ISSUES  ----
Unfunded Mandates -  GovTrack.com
Unfunded Mandates -  GSA.gov
Unfunded Mandates -  Congressional Research Service
Unfunded Mandates -  Congressman James Lankford
Government Mandate Relief - NY group seeks relief
List of Mandates - New York State Board of Education
Iowa Plan - (Document dated 11/2001) Iowa Plan, developed with the Dept of Labor
Iowa Plan - Web Site (2001) for Counselors
 

SOCIAL SECURITY ----
SSA Projections-A -
2010 SSA Trustee Report - (Long and technical but a thorough source.)
SSA Trust Fund Interest Rates -  OASI and DI Trust Funds
Historic Contribution Rates -
SSA COLA Chart -
Trust Fund Data - FAQ 
Trust Fund Holdings -
Full Retirement Age Chart -
Social Security PIA Calculations - SSA.GOV
Graph of Bend Points - SSA.GOV
SSA Employment Taxes - SSA.GOV
SSA Planners - SSA.GOV Benefits Planner
Taxes on Social Security:
    Customer Help -
    FICA Increase -
    Contribution Benefit Base -
Questions & Answers - Investopia.com
 
TAXES AND U.S. ECONOMY ----
Taxes - Who Pays? -  
Why half pay no Fed Taxes? - Christian Science Monitor
Income Taxes: - Wikipedia
Fact Check, Obama: - Obama's Budget Speech
Tax - Sources:(2002) - GPO
Tax - Sources: (2010) - PublicAgenda.org
2011 IRS Tax Rates -
Income Tax in the U.S. - Wikipedia
Tax withholding tables for 2011 -
Effect of Tax Holiday - Reinhartlaw.com
Employment Tax Cut - MSNBC
Herman Cain MSNBC -  MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell
Average Wages - SSA.gov
Median Wages -  Huffington Post
Explanation of Mean, Median and Average - Wikipedia
Obama's Job Bill - Christian Science Monitor
TAX Loopholes - Not just big business!
Obama Tax Loopholes?  - NPR.org
10 Giant Loopholes: - businessinsider.com
Tax Code - Freedomworks.org
CNBC: Who are the 1%  - video
CNBC: Inside the 1% - video
CNBC: The 1% - video interview with Russell Simmons, author of "Super Rich"
America's 'Oh Sh*t' Moment - Newsweek,  11/7/11
The real problem: Income Inequality - University of Chicago economist Raghuram Rajan
Top 3 Common Myths of Capitalism -
Business Frustrations  TownHall.com 
Impact of Foreign Goods Chinese Imports, etc

WORLD AND NATIONAL ECONOMY ----
(mostly broad data sources) 
Consumer Confidence -  CNBC
Consumer Confidence -  Conference Board, On Line Help Wanted statistics
Economic Indicators Online - Associatedcontent.com
World Statistics - Dynamic Charts on a great variety of global stats, Wikipedia
World Bank - GDP in ($) of global economies


 

GENERAL DATA SOURCES ---- 
Data 360 - Good source for U.S. Data

World Statistics - Dynamic Charts on a great variety of global stats, Wikipedia (Excellent Source!)
General Interest: http://www.associatedcontent.com/
The CQ Researcher Online Research Papers - Index - Search Issues
Center for Public Integrity
Dysfunctional - Defined

Profile of the Sociopath - Defined
The Sociopath Next Door - Amazon


 

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