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How Much Could The Government Save By Switching Fonts

It seems that politicians are always talking about budgets. We either have too much money (yeah right) or we don't have enough and we need to make cuts somewhere. How about this - how much could the government save by switching fonts on their printed papers?

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14-Year-Old Figured Out the Government Could Save $370 Million a Year By Changing Fonts

We hear countless stories on the interweb about the government not being able to put together a healthcare website that work.  Then, you stumble onto something like this about a 14-year-old in Pittsburgh who figured out how to cut $370 MILLION a year in government spending, you gotta wonder where all the smart people are these days

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Twin Falls Animals React to Government Shutdown

With the federal government shut down, there's one group we've all forgotten... the animals.  In this exclusive interview with a select panel of experts, we got their reactions on tape.

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How The Government Shutdown Is (and Isn’t) Affecting You

CNN has a list of ten things that could affect you during the government shutdown.  Here are some things that may (or may not) be affecting you.

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Top Ten Things the Government Wasted Taxpayer Money On

Wondering what happens to your tax money?

So let's all ignore for a second the taxpayer money he spent paying his staff to put it together and focus on what's inside.  According to Townhall / Tom Coburn here are 10 of the worst things the government has blown money on in the past year.

1.)  Moroccan pottery classes.  The U.S. has spent $27 MILLION on a project to train people in Morocco to design and sell pottery at home and abroad.  The classes suffered from language barriers with American teachers and flopped.

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Here are Your Odds of Getting Audited by the IRS This Year

Hey, here's some good news about being poor.

According to the Los Angeles Times data from the IRS, your odds of getting audited are drastically lower this year if you make small money than if you make big money.

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Regulations on Plastic Bags at the Grocery Store

Hailey is discussing banning plastic bags from local grocery stores to help save the environment. If this ban goes through you will need to either bring your own canvas bags or pay a small fee to use paper bags. If the stores choose to keep plastic bags they could be fined $50.00 a day.

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Government Sends Foul-Mouthed Letter To Company

If you thought grape juice was the biggest challenge for those in the carpet cleaning business, you'd be wrong. It turns out getting people to know your name is the real dilemma.

According to WSB, the Georgia Department of Labor has launched an investigation after one its employees sent a piece of mail to a suburban Atlanta cleaning company called Rug Suckers last month with a rather foul word we can't mention here in place of "suckers" that just so happens to rhyme with it. Yeah, you know the one.

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Shrinking Funds Shut Down Alien Search Institute [POLL]

Since 2007, astronomers at the SETI Institute in Northern California have been scanning the great beyond for signs of alien life.

However, due to a decrease in the funding the institute receives from NASA and other government sources, the institute will have to shut down the powerful bank of 42 radio dishes that it uses to target unexplored planets.

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Seven Tax Deductions That Could Get You Audited

Taxes are due one week from today,  on   Monday, April 18th.  Before you file, here are seven things you shouldn't even THINK about deducting.

#1.)  Your Landline Telephone.  Even if you only use it for work, the IRS says the first hard-wired phone in your home is always considered a personal expense.  But you CAN deduct long distance calls as long as they're business-related.

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Americans Love Every Single Government Service

Maybe the government COULD get a little smaller and COULD abuse us with fewer taxes . . . if only we didn't love every single thing it does so damn much.

According to a new Harris poll, basically, Americans love every government program, don't know what we'd ever do without them, and wouldn't really cut any of them.

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Weird Taxs and Tax Breaks

Think the government is content just taking income tax on every dollar you earn, and sales tax on every dollar you spend?  Come on.  Here are some actual, extra, obscure taxes from around the country.  And a few random tax breaks too.  A few.

 Body piercing tax.  In Arkansas, there's a 6% tax on body piercing.  And also on gutter cleaning and pet grooming.

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