Ali Meyer Articles http://cnsnews.com/source/724855/feed en SSA Paid Dead People More Than $3M in Benefits http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/ssa-paid-dead-people-more-3m-benefits <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <div class="alignright" style="width: 220px;"><a href="/image/cemetery" title="cemetery"><img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/images_11.jpg" width="220" height="148" title="cemetery" alt="cemetery" /></a></div>(CNSNews.com)</b> --- The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued more than $3 million in benefit payments to individuals whose personal identification information (PII) matched that of those <a href="http://oig.ssa.gov/sites/default/files/audit/full/pdf/A-06-14</p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/ssa-paid-dead-people-more-3m-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> benefits California dead over payments Social Security SSA National Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:23:10 +0000 mchapman 827022 at http://cnsnews.com Price Index for Steak Hits All-Time High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-index-steak-hits-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-index-steak-hits-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beef BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer economy Price recovery steak National Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:09:25 +0000 mchapman 826239 at http://cnsnews.com Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/average-price-ground-beef-hits-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/average-price-ground-beef-hits-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics consumers CPI economy ground beef meat Obama prices National Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:10:24 +0000 mchapman 826108 at http://cnsnews.com $2.46T: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through July--Gov't Runs $460B Deficit http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/246t-tax-revenues-fy14-hit-record-through-july-govt-runs-460b-deficit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/246t-tax-revenues-fy14-hit-record-through-july-govt-runs-460b-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> deficit government revenue taxes Treasury Washington Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:29:37 +0000 mchapman 824523 at http://cnsnews.com Workers 3X More Likely to Get Fired in Private Sector Than in Gov't http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/workers-3x-more-likely-get-fired-private-sector-govt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/workers-3x-more-likely-get-fired-private-sector-govt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics discharge fired government layoff private sector Washington Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:35:03 +0000 mchapman 823105 at http://cnsnews.com U.S. Gov’t Loans $64.5M for Wind Farm--in Uruguay http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/us-gov-t-loans-645m-wind-farm-uruguay <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><div class="alignright" style="width: 220px;"><a href="/image/gamesa" title="gamesa"><img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/GamesaWindTurbine.jpg" width="220" height="161" title="gamesa" alt="gamesa" /></a></div></p> <p><b>(CNSNews.com)</b> -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States is giving a $64.5 million direct loan to a company in Uruguay for the purchase of wind turbines made by a Spanish company at one of its plants in Pennsylvania, according to the bank.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/us-gov-t-loans-645m-wind-farm-uruguay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bank energy export gamesa import loan Obama uraguay wind turbines International Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:55:47 +0000 mchapman 822616 at http://cnsnews.com Americans Got $2 Trillion in Benefits from Federal Government in 2013 http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/americans-got-2-trillion-benefits-federal-government-2013 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <pp_img type="node" title="currency" caption="U.S. currency.<p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/americans-got-2-trillion-benefits-federal-government-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> benefits child nutrition government means-tested Medicare outlays pell pell grants railroad retirement Social Security veterans Washington Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:53:04 +0000 mchapman 821511 at http://cnsnews.com 11,472,000 Americans Have Left Workforce Since Obama Took Office http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/11472000-americans-have-left-workforce-obama-took-office <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <pp_img type="node" title="jobs" caption="Job seekers wait in line at a job fair in South Los Angeles.<p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/11472000-americans-have-left-workforce-obama-took-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> jobs Obama unemployment National Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:18:01 +0000 sjones 820724 at http://cnsnews.com Number of Unemployed Women Increased in July by 227,000 http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/number-unemployed-women-increased-july-227000 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/number-unemployed-women-increased-july-227000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> jobs July unemployment women in workforce National Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:03:11 +0000 sjones 820714 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Labrador: Obama Is the 'Worst President That We Have Had' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-labrador-obama-worst-president-we-have-had <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-labrador-obama-worst-president-we-have-had">Rep. Labrador: Obama is the &#039;Worst President That We Have Had&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span></span></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-labrador-obama-worst-president-we-have-had" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Obama Rep. Raul Labrador Rep. Tom McClintock Republican Liberty Caucus Washington Young Americans for Liberty Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:35:21 +0000 bhollingsworth 820383 at http://cnsnews.com Gov't Spends $156,493 to Identify Species Vulnerable to Climate Change -- in Maine http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/govt-spends-156493-identify-species-vulnerable-climate-change-maine <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/govt-spends-156493-identify-species-vulnerable-climate-change-maine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arcadia climate change National Park Service SERC species Washington Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:12:18 +0000 mchapman 818244 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-jordan-irs-lost-emails-you-guys-were-never-going-tell-us-until-we-caught <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-jim-jordan-you-were-not-going-tell-us">Rep. Jim Jordan: &#039;You Were Not Going To Tell Us&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/jim-jordan-3" title="Jim Jordan"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Jim-Jordan-AP_0.jpg" width="220" height="152" title="Jim Jordan" alt="Jim Jordan" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (AP File Photo)</p></div></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-jordan-irs-lost-emails-you-guys-were-never-going-tell-us-until-we-caught" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRS Jim Jordan John Koskinen Washington Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:01:29 +0000 melanie 817821 at http://cnsnews.com Price of Beef and Bacon Reach All-Time High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-beef-and-bacon-reach-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> (CNSNews.com) - The price of beef and bacon hit its all-time high in the United States in June, according to data released Tuesday by the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> (BLS). <p>In January 1980, when BLS started tracking the price of these commodities, ground chuck cost $1.82 per pound and bacon cost $1.45 per pound.</p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-beef-and-bacon-reach-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bacon beef Bureau of Labor Statistics prices National Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:28 +0000 melanie 817298 at http://cnsnews.com SNAP Overpaid $2B in Benefits; Program Dollars Up 115.6% Under Obama http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/snap-overpaid-2b-benefits-program-dollars-1156-under-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p>(CNSNews.com) - The nation's food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provided a record $74.6 billion in benefits to needy Americans in Fiscal Year 2012 -- paying out $2 billion too much, according to the annual quality control report for FY 2012, the most recent year for which data is available.<br /></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/snap-overpaid-2b-benefits-program-dollars-1156-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> benefit overpayments food stamps payment error rate SNAP National Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39:39 +0000 sjones 817266 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Schakowsky: Legalizing Illegals 'Would Raise the Wages, Really, of All Workers' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-schakowsky-legalizing-illegals-would-raise-wages-really-all-workers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-schakowsky-so-many-ways-immigration-reform-would-help-our-economy">Rep. Schakowsky: &#039;In So Many Ways [Immigration Reform] Would Help our Economy&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rep-jan-schakowsky-0" title="Rep. Jan Schakowsky"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/JAN%20SCHAKOWSKY-REPUBLIC%20WINDOWS-AP%20PHOTO-crop.JPG" width="220" height="167" title="Rep. Jan Schakowsky" alt="Rep. Jan Schakowsky" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. Jan Schakowsky, on Dec. 7, 2008, with laid off workers in Chicago. (AP Photo)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) -When asked on Wednesday if putting illegal aliens on a "path to citizenship" in the United States would help unemployed Americans, Rep.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-schakowsky-legalizing-illegals-would-raise-wages-really-all-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy illegal aliens immigrant immigration reform Jan Schakowsky wages National Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:46 +0000 melanie 815856 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Farenthold: Putting Illegals on Path to Citizenship Will 'Hurt Unemployment' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-farenthold-putting-illegals-path-citizenship-will-hurt-unemployment <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-farenthold-pathway-citizenship-illegals-will-hurt-unemployment-america">Rep. Farenthold: Pathway to Citizenship for Illegals &#039;Will Hurt Unemployment in America&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/farenthold-0" title="farenthold"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Blake-Farenthold.jpg" width="220" height="308" title="farenthold" alt="farenthold" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) (AP)</p></div></p> <p><b>(CNSNews.com)</b> -- Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) said that putting illegal aliens on a path to citizenship would “hurt unemployment in America” on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-farenthold-putting-illegals-path-citizenship-will-hurt-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Farenthold immigration jobs Mexico unemployment Washington Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:03:51 +0000 mchapman 815487 at http://cnsnews.com Number of Long-Term Unemployed Up 14% Under Obama http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/number-long-term-unemployed-14-under-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/yellen-long-term-unemployment-has-declined">Yellen: Long-Term Unemployment Has Declined</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/number-long-term-unemployed-14-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS economy Federal Reserve long term Obama unemployed yellen National Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:41:26 +0000 mchapman 815106 at http://cnsnews.com Tax Returns: Americans Claim They Paid $2.3B More in Alimony Than They Received http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/tax-returns-americans-claim-they-paid-23b-more-alimony-they-received <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/tax-returns-americans-claim-they-paid-23b-more-alimony-they-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> alimony divorce IRS TIGTA Culture Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:46:18 +0000 melanie 814601 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-campbell-government-irs-epa-are-police-state <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-campbell-calls-government-irs-epa-police-state">Rep. Campbell Calls Government, IRS &amp; EPA &#039;The Police State’</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rep-campbell-government-irs-epa-are-police-state" title="Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/campbell%201.jpg" width="220" height="165" title="Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’" alt="Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) (AP)</p></div>(CNSNews.com)</b> -- Rep.</p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-campbell-government-irs-epa-are-police-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> audit campbell EPA Fed Federal Reserve GAO Huizenga IRS maloney police state Washington Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:11:39 +0000 mchapman 813536 at http://cnsnews.com Lois Lerner Email: Congress Searches, ‘So We Need to be Cautious About What We Say in Emails’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/lois-lerner-email-congress-searches-so-we-need-be-cautious-about-what-we-say <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-jordan-irs-lerner-have-been-caught-their-hands-cookie-jar">Rep. Jordan: IRS, Lerner have &#039;Been Caught with their Hands in the Cookie Jar&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/lois-lerner-email-congress-searches-so-we-need-be-cautious-about-what-we-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress e-mail hooke IRS Jordan Koskinen Lois Lerner oversight tax exempt tea party Washington Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:16:44 +0000 mchapman 813437 at http://cnsnews.com Former IRS Director: IRS Scandal Due to Budget Restrictions http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/former-irs-director-irs-scandal-due-budget-restrictions <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/former-irs-director-irs-scandal-due-budget-restrictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> budget restrictions IRS IRS scandal Washington Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:57:42 +0000 melanie 813050 at http://cnsnews.com Record Number of Women Not Participating in the Labor Force in June http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-women-not-participating-labor-force-june <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p>(CNSNews.com) - The number of women 16 and older not in the labor force climbed to a record high of 55,299,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-women-not-participating-labor-force-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS employment jobs women employed National Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:55:23 +0000 sjones 811236 at http://cnsnews.com Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-americans-not-labor-force-june <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <pp_img type="node" title="Barack Obama and Jobs" caption="President Obama introduces his jobs plan in October 2012 in Delray, Fla., one month before he was re-elected.<p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-americans-not-labor-force-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS employment participation rate National Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:48:25 +0000 sjones 811205 at http://cnsnews.com Issa Gives IRS Commissioner Koskinen Second Chance to Amend Testimony http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-gives-irs-commissioner-koskinen-second-chance-amend-testimony <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <pp_img type="node" title="Issa Gives IRS Commissioner Koskinen Second Chance to Amend Testimony" caption="IRs Commissioner John Koskinen.</b></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-gives-irs-commissioner-koskinen-second-chance-amend-testimony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issa Koskinen lerner Washington Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:37:40 +0000 mchapman 810950 at http://cnsnews.com 18,709 VA Employees Make $180,000 or More http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/18709-va-employees-make-180000-or-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/18709-va-employees-make-180000-or-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coburn deaths health care Medical Obama salary scandal shinseki VA Veterans Administration Washington Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:28:04 +0000 mchapman 810902 at http://cnsnews.com