Best of The Week! 12/6/13

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | December 6, 2013 | 2:18 PM EST

It’s time for a look back at the stories that have made the “Best of The Week.”

Greece is the word

The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,982,920 in November,according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.

That means the number of Americans taking disability benefits in November outnumbered the total population of Greece, which is 10,772,967.

High Velocity

A number much lower than the population of Greece is the number of people who successfully used the website last month. was re-launched on Monday with the White House saying the technical team is now “operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness”.

Extra Stuffing

A website that has continued to work effectively is A Thanksgiving message posted on the White House website says the People who depend on the government to buy their food using food stamps are boosting the economy.

"What's more, SNAP is boosting the economy right now," the White House Graphic says.

Increase in Gas Tax?

In an economy that’s bustling with food stamp activity, the tax revenue should be flowing. So why do some Democratic lawmakers want to raise the gas tax?

According to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) it just hasn’t been done in a while. “First of all, we haven’t raised the gas tax in 20 years,” Blumenauer told Fox News.

Music Soars with Air Force Band

The USAF band started a flash mob and made some great music this week in Washington, D.C.

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