The US debt is still climbing, at an accelerated rate. I’ll give you 18 facts on the debt. What’s in the News with stories on Catalonia secession update, a journalist held at a customs checkpoint, a cop kills a woman for nothing, toy gun shuts down schools, cannabis jury nullification, and civil disobedience. Finally, an Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on wedding advice, government dietary recommendations, and legalizing sex work in New Hampshire.
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WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES
The federal budget deficit for 2019 is estimated at $984 billion, a hefty 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and the highest since 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Monday.
That’s a trillion dollars folks. One Trillion Dollars that the government has overspent. That is not what they spent, that is only what they OVER spent. Essentially, what they put on their credit cards for the year. A single year.
“18 Facts on the US National Debt That Are Almost Too Hard to Believe”
WHAT’S IN THE NEWS
In secession update news, Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced former Cataloniain vice presidet, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition.
In unfit to exist news, a U.S. passport screening official held a Defense One journalist’s passport until he received an affirmative answer to this repeated question: “You write propaganda, right?”
In bad boys news, a Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a woman inside a home early Saturday after a neighbor reported the front door was open, police said.
In I can’t make this up news, a security alert which resulted in three college campuses in Florida going on lockdown was later revealed to be a false alarm involving a brightly colored toy gun.
In nullification news, a New Orleans man faced a felony marijuana charge, but too many potential jurors wouldn’t consider it.
In f the police news, three local women committed an act of civil disobedience under the Brooks Bridge in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
ASK ME ANYTHING
I answer your questions on wedding advice, government dietary recommendations, and legalizing sex work in New Hampshire.