Advocate Matthew quoted in Bloomberg

Advocate Matthew La Corte was quoted in Bloomberg on the poetry he delivered at the Eighth International Students For Liberty Conference .

“’There are young girls being sex trafficked in this city as we speak,” he says. “There are kids out there starving and can’t even stand on their feet. There are child soldiers who can’t even spell the word defeat.’

No one moves. When La Corte finishes, everyone applauds.”

You can read the entire story here.

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How much debt did each president leave for the country?

As we observe President’s Day, let’s take a look at how much debt each President left the country.

President Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over most of World War II, left the country with more debt than every other president to date. Public debt as a share of GDP was at 95.7 percent in 1944, his last full calendar year in office.

President Obama is the second-worst president in this category, with public debt at 74.1 percent of GDP in 2014. Even under President Obama’s budget proposal, public debt would still be 74.3 percent of GDP in 2016, his last year in office.

There was no public debt in 1836, President Andrew Jackson’s final year in office. Presidents Van Buren, Tyler and Pierce are the only other presidents to leave office with debt at 1 percent of GDP or less.

President William Howard Taft was the last president to leave office with public debt in the single digits. Since World War II, President Richard Nixon left office with the least public debt.

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner…