Week In Review

From Outrage to Oil Production

Donations For Trayvon Martin’s Family

Donations have been pouring in to help the parents of Trayvon Martin cover legal expenses, as well as to establish a foundation in his memory.  The unarmed 17 year old was shot dead last month by George Zimmerman, the head of a local neighborhood watch, as he was walking to a family member’s home.  Cries are coming from all over the nation to have Martin’s death fully investigated and George Zimmerman arrested.  For information, you can go to Justice For Trayvon to see how you can help.

Drill, Baby, Drill?

The oil industry outlined a plan for lowering gas prices.  The plan (which has been echoed constantly at the Republican debates) calls for more domestic oil production, and fewer environmental restrictions.  Which is funny, because under the Obama administration, domestic oil production has increased 15%, environmental restrictions have been loosened to allow for “fracking” and guess what…gas prices still rose.

Millions of Reasons To Audit Millionaires

Apparently, the IRS really has a thing for rich people.  The number of millionaires audited last year doubled from the year before – and we’re guessing our cash strapped government will keep the trend going this year. So, think twice before listing pricey lingerie or sports cars as a deduction, people.  And just be glad you can afford them at all in this economy!

Harrisburg, PA. Bankruptcy Auction

The bankrupt city of Harrisburg, PA. is having a bake sale of sorts to raise some money.  Instead of selling treats, they are auctioning off historic artifacts collected for museums that never opened!  From Revolutionary War rifles to Jesse James “Wanted” posters, this is your chance to own a piece of history and help the capital of Pennsylvania get back on its feet.

How was your week?

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2 Responses to “Week In Review”

  1. Louie says:

    Concerning domestic oil production, yes current private land drilling that held permits are up for sure. What the problem is, is that the government will not grant any permits for further oil land held leases, and certainly non allowed on gov’t held lands. No Canadian Pipe line allowed too. No more drilling offshore. The propaganda released saying oil production is up 15% is a false misleading comment, leaving out complete data. To be fair, allowing drilling doesn’t automatically today decrease gasoline pricing, as it takes time to do set up and do this. But, it certainly effects future pricing and the jobs it would create. Shame on us.

  2. Pea` says:

    Thank you for bringing attention to the story about this beautiful young man, whose life, was cut short. It is my hope that all Fabulous & Frugal readers contribute whatever they can to this young mans family. I am so proud of Fabulous & Frugal for just taking time to mention this story. Its shows that you have a lot of CHUTZPAH!

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