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SOTU FACT: If Government Spending Created Growth, Our Economy Would Be Booming

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics

CLAIM: We need more ‘stimulus’-style government spending to boost the economy.\ “Tonight, I’ll lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago.  Let me repeat – nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime.” (President Obama, […]

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Scapegoats and Excuses

Posted: February 4, 2013 at 5:05 am   /   Politics

Obama looks everywhere but in the mirror for America’s problems A day after the Labor Department released the dreary jobs report for January, President Obama took to the airways in his weekly media address to consider the state of the economy and the coming battles in Congress over the nation’s looming fiscal crisis. The president […]

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Wall Street Is Back

Posted: January 29, 2013 at 11:50 am   /   Politics

By Jared Dillian I remember doing informational interviews on the Merrill trading floor back in 1999. Now, that was one great trading floor, have you ever been there? It was like a big bowl in the financial center, with different levels of desks, so you could achieve something of a vista across the floor. It […]

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You won’t believe what’s in the Sandy Aid Package

Posted: January 11, 2013 at 9:30 am   /   Politics

Actually, if you know anything about what our government has become, you will believe it. A hat tip to the Tea Party Miami for the list below, which provides some direct Sandy relief and a lot of money for “special projects, political payoffs and governmental slush funds.”   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; FARM SERVICE AGENCY – $15,000,000 […]

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George Will: Liberalism’s decline began with cliff deal. Do you agree?

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 9:18 am   /   Politics

First, watch: Will makes two arguments here. The first is that the left has essentially conceded on the tax argument. Democrats voted in overwhelming numbers to lock in the Bush-era tax rates for 99.5% of taxpayers permanently (or at least as permanent as anything can get in DC). Yes, there was a lot of garbage […]

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Top 10 Heritage Research Papers of 2012

Posted: January 4, 2013 at 11:30 am   /   Politics

I didn’t think Heritage would mind us posting this one in its entirety, since each entry is an advertisement for, and link to, one of its terrific research papers. I can hardly overstate the value that Heritage’s research has been to me over the last few years! I highly recommend bookmarking Heritage’s work and using […]

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Do we hate our children?

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 9:45 am   /   Politics

It certainly seems like we do? After all, we have, for decades, been engaged in a program of systematic theft from them. In the previous post, we showed a visual demonstrating the absurdity of our current national discussion. Through an ongoing public sleight of hand, the right’s focus on low taxes and the left’s focus on […]

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Tax Hike In Perspective

Taxes and the deficit in perspective

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 8:50 am   /   Politics

This was done pre-deal, but it still sums up the scope of the problem. No tax increase can cover what we’re spending. All the rhetoric about the rich paying their fair share is nonsense. To cover what we’re spending now, you’d have to tax at 100%. Of course, at 100%, no one would work (why […]

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Rep: Gosar: Fiscal Cliff Deal Unacceptable

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

Representative Gosar’s Statement on Unacceptable U.S. Senate Amendment to Tax Relief Bill H.R. 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R – AZ) issued the following statement after voting against the Senate’s amendment to H.R. 8. “Tonight I kept my promise to the people of Arizona to make the right choice even when […]

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