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In last week's Liberty Update, we highlighted the Heritage Foundation's 2022 Index of Economic Freedom, which shows that Joe Biden has dragged the U.S. down to 22nd, our lowest rank ever (we placed 4th in the first Index in 1995, and climbed back up from 18th to 12th under President Trump).  As we noted, among the Index's invaluable metrics is how it demonstrates the objective correlation between more economic freedom and higher citizen standards of living, which this graphic illustrates:


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Wednesday, May 11 2011

A Dickinson, Texas woman is being sued by her son after allegedly charging up his credit cards and refusing to pay back the debt.
Matthew G. McMahon is suing his mother, Darlene L. Marzouk and her ex-husband (his father) for more than $26,000.  According to the complaint, McMahon claims that his parents racked up numerous charges on his credit cards which they are now refusing to pay.  He claims his parents approached him about using his low-interest credit cards and he agreed only after his parents promised to pay all charges and indemnify him.
Marzouk contends she did not make any such representations and accuses her son and ex-husband of attempting to re-litigate matters that were or should have been litigated in their divorce proceedings last year.  
—Source:  The Southeast Texas Record

Correction (February 9, 2012):   As reported in the Sourtheast Texas Record on February 8, 2012, Darlene Marzouk is Matthew McMahon's former step-mother, not his mother.

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