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Government double standard on religion: Georgia High School Mural posts “God is Dead” quote

by John Lott on Sunday, August 18th, 2013

This is article 208 of 259 in the topic Education

Would that school assign books that wrote about positive religious experiences?  Say the Bible for example.  Hardly.  But for some other “approved” literary works it is OK.  Isn’t the Bible considered a literary work?  Would the school count the Bible as helping students understand the US or world history?  You would think that it was a very important book in understanding what motivated people such as America’s founders.  But I assume that the answer is “no” to that also.  At this point it really isn’t a question of whether one is religious or not, but one of consistency.  From Fox News:

A Georgia high school project that has sparked outrage among some students and parents will not be taken down, the district decided.
Alcovy High School leaders will instead meet with students to explain the context behind a poster featuring the quote, “God is Dead” from Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible.”
“It made my daughter very uncomfortable,” Crystal Mitchell, a student’s parent told
“If my child can’t pray in school and they’ve taken religion out of school, for this to be plastered on the walls of school, is a huge concern for me,” Mitchell said.
But the school contested that thousands of students read the book each year, and the project is meant as a reflection of the play, not as a religious statement. . . .

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Unraveling the Benghazi cover-up

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Saturday, May 4th, 2013

This is article 214 of 246 in the topic Congressional Investigations

ben2012It will be exactly 40 years ago this May 17th that the Senate Watergate Committee, a special, broad committee convened by the United States Senate, began hearings to investigate the Watergate burglaries and a criminal cover-up of those activities. At the epicenter of those hearings was then-President Richard Nixon. Just over a year later, the committee released its 1,254 page report of findings. When the dust settled, forty administration officials were indicted and several of Nixon’s aides were charged and convicted for obstruction of justice and other crimes.


A cover-up pointed directly to the White House. Facing impeachment proceedings, then-President Richard M. Nixon resigned, assuming his place in American history as the only president ever to resign. It was described as the worst scandal in U.S. history… perhaps until now.

If history tells us anything, it tells us that it’s not just about the crime, it’s also about the cover-up. It’s about seeking the truth but being stonewalled at every turn, and being treated as subjects undeserving of the truth rather than citizens asking reasonable questions but being denied answers.

The same level of inquiries that unraveled the complexities of the Watergate cover-up are required to unravel the ball of lies that surrounds the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including a sitting U.S. Ambassador. Within this ball of lies, however, exists not only the covert agenda of an administration, but the fate of the world. Unraveling this ball of lies will reveal official government actions that have been and continue to be performed in our name but without our consent. It will reveal a government agenda that has have spun wildly out of control, leaving no one accountable as we stand at a very critical moment in world history. It’s about a cover-up of monumental proportions that is reminiscent of, but hardly in league with, the cover-up of a generation ago.

Today, the stakes are much higher, as we stand at the precipice of a global conflict because of deeds being done in our name under a level of unprecedented and unchecked deception. Ultimately, it’s about getting the truth, which has been kept from each of us through lies of commission and omission, clever semantics, and outright refusals to provide answers to important questions. We were force-fed a preplanned lie from day one, much like the thinly veiled cover story of the Watergate burglary, but with much greater consequences.

All investigations, however, must have a beginning. On May 8, 2013, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will conduct a single, day-long hearing on the events that took place in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador.  Interestingly, the hearing is being conducted under the title Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage.

This one day hearing is being convened to “examine evidence that Obama Administration officials have attempted to suppress information about errors and reckless misjudgments,” and will include some witness testimony. That seems to be a fairly ambitious agenda for a single day of investigation in Washington. It is, however, a start, and an opportunity for all Americans to see just how deep the lies go.

Demanding answers

The hearing is a result, in part, of the “interim progress report” released by the House committee on Benghazi last week.

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by Stephen Levine on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

This is article 156 of 259 in the topic Education

History has demonstrated that the winners of any political, military or social battle write the history. Unfortunately, we see the socialists attempting to re-write history, both to erase their failures that resulted in killing millions of innocent people and to put forth their ideas and rhetoric in the mainstream narrative.

Imagine an authorized history book portraying the Boston Tea Party, the precursor to the American Revolution of Independence from England as …

A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.”

It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”

Read more:

This in a nutshell is an example of how the Marxists, socialists and communists are trying to portray our heritage. One, to delegitimize the basis upon which we revolted against despotic English rule. Two, to make our revolution seem morally equivalent to other revolutions around the world. And three, to insure that our children have absolutely no context with which to draw comparisons between freedom fighters and terrorists.

Who is the perpetrator of this travesty?

The lesson plan, designed for world history and social studies classes, remained available to teachers as recently as January of 2012, CBS Houstonreports, and was promoted by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative.

The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) includes a team of Education Service Centers that represents all areas of the state.

The collaborative’s goal is to provide a quality curriculum support system to Texas K-12 schools. TESCCC has developed CSCOPE, a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system. In addition to the curriculum, CSCOPE encompasses resources for the implementation, monitors the curriculum and establishes an accountability process to ensure a quality implementation. The curriculum component of CSCOPE is based on best practice models from top researchers. Lessons are all aligned with the TEKS/TAKS and each lesson meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance. <Source>

I call bullshit!

These are the educators who use big words and strange syntax to mast the fact that they themselves are either functionally illiterate or driven by an anti-American agenda. There can be no other explanation for this type of poor scholarship or the misrepresentation of historical fact.

Sneaking in the electronic back door without parental supervision … 

This is because CSCOPE is a private venture and operates under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC). The incorporation documents of TESCCC state its independence from the SBOE or Texas Education Agency (TEA). TESCCC is reportedly not funded by any state or federal agency. TESCCC and CSCOPE are private, proprietary entities.

Efforts have been made to remedy the confusion.

The Texas Attorney General’s office ruled on April 4 that CSCOPE is a governmental body and falls within the scope of Gov.

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Demographic Tipping Point: Whites Now Less than Half of US Births

by Selwyn Duke on Sunday, May 20th, 2012

This is article 257 of 466 in the topic Immigration

Baby in WombBill Clinton once said that he looked forward to the day when whites were a minority in America. While he won’t live to see such a time, a demographic milestone that should send a tingle up Slick Willie’s leg was just reached.  Writes The New York Times:

After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States.

Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended last July, according to Census Bureau data made public on Thursday, while minorities — including Hispanics, blacks, Asians and those of mixed race — reached 50.4 percent, representing a majority for the first time in the country’s history.

Obviously, a big reason for this demographic shift is migration – and mainly the legal variety.  As a result of Ted Kennedy’s Immigration Reform Act of 1965, the level of yearly immigration increased from approximately 250,000 prior to ‘65 to about 1,000,000 afterwards.  And its nature changed also: 85 percent of our new arrivals now hail from the Third World and Asia.  This radical departure from America’s traditional immigration patterns has created a demographic transformation possibly unprecedented in world history – except for cases of actual invasion.

If one blindly accepts the unproven assertion, “Our strength lies in our diversity” – which is much like saying my health lies in my cancerous tumor – he may join Clinton, Chris Matthews and other languid-minded leftists in a leg-tingling love-fest.  But the reality is that diversity isn’t a strength to be applauded – it’s an obstacle to be overcome. To understand this, you only have to study history and consider the fate of the former Yugoslavia: the Balkans are balkanized because of diversity.  And now the United States is being balkanized, too.Another problem is that “diversity” is a vague term; there are many kinds of diversity.  Not too many people care if you dine on Thai cuisine as opposed to Italian; or hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  People won’t take to the streets because you play cricket or curling instead of baseball.  But when deeply held beliefs concerning all-important issues divide citizens, it’s a different matter.

As for what’s helping diversify us into division, immigration, it is a vaguely understood institution.  And when people accept something because it’s fashionable, not really knowing what they’re getting, disaster can result.

We’re always wary of dangerous imports, such as contaminated goods from China or substandard medical devices from overseas.  It also requires vigilance when non-indigenous life forms are introduced into an ecosystem.  Some, such as the horse or soybean, blend in seamlessly and can be beneficial; others, such as pythons in the Everglades or the Brown Tree Snake in Guam, can disrupt an ecosystem and decimate native species.

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Tonight on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report: Ed Haslam, author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Saturday, November 26th, 2011

This is article 37 of 147 in the topic History

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. While younger people only know this event from their history books and the occasional placating special on the History channel, the older members of the baby boom generation are likely to personally recall the events of that day and the tumultuous weekend that followed.  Regardless of age and unlike any other event in the last 50 years, the assassination has captivated and maintained the interest of people all across the world. The compelling issue, of course, is the quest for the truth of exactly what happened that day in Dallas, as well as in the days, months and even years both before and after November 22nd, 1963.

During the last 48 years, countless books, papers, films, audio and television interviews have been produced, each offering their own particular theory on the murder of a president and the decapitation of the U.S. government at a critical time in world history. Some notable figures have openly supported the Warren Commission findings, contending that it was Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone in his own deluded world who forever changed the course of history. Opposite that are many who offer such bizarre and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that one would have to question their grasp on reality, in addition to their absence of evidence. Throughout this vast spectrum of conflicting assertions lie the agendas of both sides and the circus-like atmosphere created by the chaos, with truth being the ultimate victim.

Many people today fail to understand that the events of 1963, and the plans, plots and actions of various individuals in and out of government have not only changed history, but continue to alter and shape current events. Those in power and control in 1963 knew the long impact the murder of the president would have in the years and decades to come.

Much like the nature of butterfly effect, the people, groups, events and ideologies of those involved in the critical events of 1963 have shaped, and in many ways continue to shape the affairs of the present. Today, people can “feel” the butterfly effect through their intrinsic sensibilities, knowing that somehow many of the events today are inextricably connected to our loss of innocence nearly a half-century ago.  Based on this writer’s own deliberately quiet cumulative research and professional investigation over the last two decades, of not only the assassination but of the more influential proponents of the most credible theories, the time for disclosure and demand for accountability has arrived.

A closer look at the butterfly

In the case of the Kennedy assassination, the butterfly effect  analogy is as relevant as it is significant. It transforms the esoteric into the understandable. To experience the butterfly effect, there must first be a butterfly.  And for there to be a butterfly, there must be an egg, then a larva, then a pupa until finally it emerges as a butterfly. In each step, one can see a dramatic evolution of remarkably different forms, until a single flap of its wings creates a fateful wind gust across the desert sands on the other side of the world.

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‘Is History Repeating … Again?’

by J. D. Longstreet on Monday, September 26th, 2011

This is article 1 of 147 in the topic History

Just before sitting down to write this piece, I checked the news, as I always do.  As usual, it was distressing and depressing.

I learned that the US stock market had plunged again.  This time by as much as 500 points before it closed at 391 points down.  I learned that the global markets closed down by 4%.  And I heard the recently oft repeated refrain that the US is on the slippery slope toward another recession—making this a so-called double dip recession. Sadly, I am convinced that much of today’s global population hasn’t a clue as to just how serious and just how dangerous a period in world history we are currently experiencing.

I was born into a world still reeling from the Great Depression.  I joined the human race just before the Second World War.

The so-called experts say the first five years of a child’s life are the formative years.  What he sees, hears, and experiences will determine, for better or for worse, how he lives his life.

My generation’s internal wiring was influenced by a world under tremendous stress.  Some say it was a time of unequal distress for the inhabitants of the planet.

Those early experiences lead us to compare every world crisis or pseudo-crisis with the REAL world wide crisis we were born into and, for all intents and purposes, grew-up in.

So.  Having said all the above, allow me to assess where we are today—as seen through my eyes.

I’m a plain ole country boy with average intelligence and a hell of a lot of experience earned in the school of hard knocks.  Many of those “hard knocks” were self-imposed as a result of my own stupidity.  But – I learned and, for the most part, I retained the knowledge gained from those errors in judgment.

With those bona fides behind me … here we go.

I am very afraid we are on the cusp of a world war more destructive than any this earth has ever experienced.

Look around you.  The people of the planet are near panic mode.  Their countries and governments are crashing around them, their money is quickly becoming worthless, the fortunes many have worked and accumulated, or inherited from the sweat of their ancestors, is quickly draining away.

There are wars and rumors of wars all over the planet.  The worldwide anxiety level is palpable.

My own country, the United States, is involved in three wars as I write.  America’s military is stretched to very near her military limits.  Our combat forces are fatigued and war weary.  But there is no end in sight.

Serving as the global police department has been a huge drain on America’s treasury and our military.

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Generation Sponge

by Doug Giles on Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This is article 8 of 82 in the topic Redistribution of wealth/socialism

I was going to title this column “How to Stay on the Government’s Tit Forever,” but I was afraid that Chris Matthews might call me a sexist on his show tomorrow during his nightly roast of Michele Bachmann because of the breast reference.

Contrary to what I’d like to report, the socialists have succeeded in the United States-certainly not with our economy, nor with our health care, and definitely not with our borders-but they have made great strides in turning this generation into one big Baby Huey that expects never to be weaned and forever to be coddled upon the “free” mediocre milk that slowly drips from the government’s sagging mammaries. Mammaries, like the corners of my mind. Misty watercolor mammaries, of the way we were.

Sorry. I got lost there for a second. Where was I?

The fact that this former nation of self-reliants has morphed into Pavlov’s step-n-fetch dog has become so obvious that Andrea Bocelli wearing a welder’s mask sitting in Ozzy Osbourne’s closet can see it.

Our kids are more European than American. And, for your information, Europe ain’t doing so hot. Don’t believe me? Then just take an economic peek across the pond and see how Europe is now clipping along after having bought and inhaled the socialistic smack you’re now smoking.

Still not convinced I’m spot on?

Then take this taste test, Slingblade: Waddle out to your local prison-esque public school and simply ask the first chunky goofball 8th grader who walks by what’s wrong with our country, and he or she will tell you, as Marybeth Hicks points out in her recent tome, Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid:

1. Socialism is better than the free market;
2. Christianity is of the devil;
3. America is the villain of world history;
4. Family does not mean marriage, and;
5. Human greed is destroying the earth.

Pass the weed.

Yep, the Greatest Generation is long gone, folks, and we have on our hands Generation Sponge that asks not what they can do for themselves, but what our country can do for them … dammit. And like, right now!

This government dependency has taken on a religious fervor. Americans used to look to God and personal elbow grease to get by, but now these slaves of the machine bow their knees to socialists as their El Shaddai.

Matter of fact, here’s one of their prayers taken from their bible in the book of Pathetic 6:66 (The King Soros Version of Unholy Writ):

Our Socialists which art in Washington, hallowed be thy name.
Thy tedious control come, thy abysmal will be done,
In America as it is in Cuba.

Give us this day our daily bread (and our car, and our house, and our health care),
And forgive us our debts as we forgive other countries of the insane amounts of money they owe.

And please, lead us into temptation because that’s about all we have going for us now in this mediocre, sucky world you’ve created. 

For ours is the serfdom and yours is the power, and gory story forever and ever. 


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Anti-Bible Book Released for Easter!

by Rev. Austin Miles on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

This is article 36 of 246 in the topic Religion

Dr. Bart Ehrman is the prime example of a ‘liberal Christian,’ whose dedicated attempts to destroy the foundations of Christianity is becoming well known. He is a member of the outrageous, “Jesus Seminar,” where supposed ‘Biblical Scholars” take apart The New Testament and proclaim that Jesus did not say what he said.” (!)  Erhman’s whole purpose is to undermine Christianity. He has written some strange Christianity-attack-books with “historic facts to set people straight,” His corrupt ideas are so far out into left field that the crows can’t even get out there to roost. Bad Bart for sure.

Particularly disturbing is that Dr. Ehrman, is a contracted lecturer for the highly acclaimed, Teaching Company, an excellent resource for life-long learners (like this writer), and for supplemental training for college and university students.

The Teaching Company course materials are excellent with the exception of anything dealing with religion, especially Christianity, and purported World History, or Civilization. These courses teach the “Big Bang” fraud as fact and lean heavily on evolution with a distinct nod toward Darwin.

Dr. Ehrman’s newest book,” Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We think They Are,” was released (escaped would be a better word) just in time for the most sacred observance of Christianity, Easter.

Jerry Newcombe, a splendid writer/author, DVD producer for the Late Dr. D. James Kennedy ministry and popular talk-radio-host in Florida, took a look at the book and penned an outstanding critique of Dr. Ehrman’s latest hand grenade. It is published intact: Be sure and check out Mr. Newcombe’s website below.


Is the New Testament Forged?
By Jerry Newcombe

A new book by a major New Testament scholar is sure to make mincemeat of many people’s faith. Needlessly.
The scholar is the iconoclastic Dr. Bart Ehrman, who teaches religion at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The book is called Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. Ehrman said on a radio broadcast that about 75% of the New Testament documents are supposedly forged. They’re frauds.

Dr. Sam Lamerson is a conservative New Testament scholar who teaches at Knox Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale. (By way of full disclosure, I earned a theology degree there). He heard Ehrman on a radio broadcast say words to this effect: “I want to be the scholar that uses the F-word about the Bible. I want people to know that these books were forged.”

“Forged” is a strong word. Several of the New Testament books claim no authorship at all. Church tradition has attributed them to various writers, but the biblical text itself does not claim authorship for these particular books. For instance, none of the four Gospels (of which tradition names the writers as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) actually have the names of the authors at the beginning of their documents.

But if a document is anonymous, how could it be a forgery?

Dr. Mike Licona, a rising star in New Testament scholarship, has been reading an advanced copy of Forged.

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US housing depression worst in world history

by Terrence Aym on Sunday, February 6th, 2011

What’s more catastrophic than the fall of Rome; more devastating than the collapse of Germany’s Weimar Republic after WWI; and worlds worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s?

If you guessed the U.S. housing market in 2011 you’re right.

The economic numbers are in and they reveal the United States is wallowing in the middle of the worst housing collapse, ever. Many experts believe it will get much worse before it gets better.

A dubious milestone was reached in early 2011. Barely had the new year begun when the stunning numbers cam tumbling out of the federal government grudgingly admitting that values on houses had fallen a jaw-dropping 26 percent and continuing to weaken. At the depths of the Great Depression the value of houses fell to 25.9 percent,

Zombie mortgages led to ghost houses

As of this writing about 11 percent of all houses in the U.S. are empty. Some homes were abandoned by mortgage holders who found themselves “underwater”—the debt was greater than the assessed (falling) value of the property—others were foreclosed and the occupants forced into the streets; while still others homes are newly built, standing vacant as no one’s purchased them.

Market analysts see a further erosion of prices with some predicting another 10 to 20 percent fall in value before the market hits bottom.

The new ghost towns across America put older ones like Tombstone, Dry Gulch and Calico to shame. Block after block of suburban housing stands unpurchased and unlived in—a testament to a very sick marketplace.

New highs were reached on foreclosures and delinquencies during 2010 and the consensus among experts is that number’s only going to grow. Many believe that more than one million more homes will be foreclosed during 2012. That number may be affected by many states’ financial woes. Some states are raising their property taxes placing an additional burden on millions of property owners struggling to meet their monthly mortgage. Experts are warning the additional tax burden puts hundreds of thousands more at risk of foreclosure or confiscation—if not millions more.

Meanwhile, fewer and fewer buyers are qualified to purchase homes. Despite the Bureau of Labor statistics, real unemployment and underemployment continues to rise, not fall, and the financial requirements to purchase real estate property are much more stringent.

For those that think the U.S. is not in the worst housing crisis in history, for those that think the economic catastrophe is being exaggerated, here are eight major facts:

1. The rate of individual home ownership has plummeted to the 1998 numbers.

2. For the first time in history, the number of homes foreclosed passed the one million mark during 2010. Another million are expected to be foreclosed in 2011.

3. Homeowners that have fallen two months behind in their mortgage payments now stands at five million. All are at risk of losing their homes and a conservative estimate is 20 percent (one million) will definitely lose their homes. It could be significantly higher than that.


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Where Are The Jobs?

by Dr. Robert Owens on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Where Are The Jobs?

There were two reasons for the election of President Obama.  One, after one and a half terms of Bush the Younger, and a Republican shopaholic Congress and half a term with a Democratic shopaholic Congress people were desperate for change.  And two, the economy hit a speed bump in September of 2008.  Candidate Obama promised to control spending so our free economy could create new jobs.  President Obama has so far delivered the greatest spending binge in world history.

His answer to an economy stalled because of government induced bubbles and out-of-control spending was the massive omnibus stimulus filled with “shovel ready jobs” that it took him nearly two years to discovernever existed.  Next he squandered his massive political capitalseizing industries, ramming national health care down the throat of a protesting America, taking over the financial industry, the Internet, and establishing regulatory control over everything from cradles to graves.

Since his election, as the economy languished, the American people from across the political spectrum have sought leadership in the quest for a recovery.  And what has been the response of our Progressive President and his Progressive-dominated Congress?  Constant promises to focus on job creation to cover the enactment of a radical agenda designed to transform America.

In January 2009, seven days after taking office, President Obama gave his first state of the Union speech.  In this speech, after detailing how deep the Recession had become he said, “That is why jobs must be our number one focus in 2010, and that is why I am calling for a new jobs bill tonight,” and “People are out of work. They are hurting. They need our help. And I want a jobs bill on my desk without delay.”

In February of 2009 while some Progressive legislators were applauding President Obama for his focus on jobs others were petitioning him to actually focus on jobs.

By May of 2009 President Obama’s jobs deficit, which is the range between what has been promised and what has been delivered, reached 6.2 million and was growing by over 500,000 a month.  Holding a series of Jobs Summits at the White House the President continued to promise he was going to focus on jobs.  By October of 2010 the administration’s jobs deficit stood at 7.6 million.

In July of 2009 the promise by the President was for a focus on job creation.  And while Progressive think tanks such as the Economic Policy Institute lauded him for his focus on jobs, in December of 2009 Mr. Obama had to once again promise to turn his focus on jobs since the unemployment rate was stuck at over 9%.

In January of 2010 President Obama in his second State of the Union Address promised to renew his focus on job creation.  Also in January of 2010 the President announced he would spend billions to create green jobs even though no one is quite sure what constitutes a green job and they are projected to cost over 135,000 dollars apiece.  In addition, these are temporary jobs and many of them would be overseas?

By March of 2010 the President’s advisers were predicting an extended period of high unemployment.  Also in March of 2010 the President announced a multi-billion dollar bill to create jobs in small businesses.

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