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Tag: Stimulus

Useful stats on May unemployment numbers

Posted: June 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm   /   Politics

May Unemployment by the Numbers June 1, 2012 From the House Republican Conference: [T]he Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that only 69,000 jobs were added in the month of May, far below market expectations and well short of the 150,000 jobs that BLS says are needed every month just to keep pace with population growth. While the […]

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Parrots & People

Posted: June 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm   /   Politics

Many years ago, through odd circumstances, I broke up with one young woman who had a parrot only to take up with another young woman who had a parrot.  You might assume I worked in an exotic bird store, but it was just one of those coincidences that sometimes happen even to people who don’t […]

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Facts about the Obama economy

Posted: June 3, 2012 at 10:45 am   /   Politics

(Editor’s note: These stats and facts actually came out before the unemployment report. These data are still useful, but we now know that things are even worse.) From the House Republican Conference: As a reminder, the administration claimed that the unemployment rate would not reach 8 percent if the failed stimulus bill became law. KEY POINTS The unemployment rate […]

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Firearm Sales Exploding

Posted: May 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm   /   Politics

By Alan Korwin Gun sales continue to provide robust stimulus to the economy. The February 2012 adjusted NICS firearm-background-checks figure of 1,266,344 is an increase of 31.4% over the 963,746 in February 2011. These figures from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are adjusted to more accurately reflect actual firearm sales, since some NICS checks […]

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Obama’s crony capitalism is a global problem

Posted: May 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm   /   Politics

Remember back in the late 1980s, when people were looking at Japan as an economic powerhouse that was going to eat us all for lunch and still have room for a delicious meal of katsudon and edamame? (Yum!) Then, after an economic downturn and a series of ten attempts to end their recession with Keynesian […]

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What President Obama Should Be Talking About Today

Posted: May 26, 2012 at 11:30 am   /   Politics

American families and small businesses continue to struggle in President Obama’s economy, and he is leaving major challenges unaddressed, such as the lack of robust job creation, the onslaught of tax hikes coming on January 1, the debt that is threatening our long-term economic growth, and high gas prices that have doubled on his watch.So […]

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Obama’s solar cronies subject to criminal investigation

Posted: May 26, 2012 at 9:45 am   /   Elections, Politics

In spite of the best efforts of comparatively sane Democrats to warn him off, Barack Obama has decided to make Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital a campaign issue. To a lot of people (including those same Democrats) it’s coming off as an attack on business generally rather than an attack on Bain specifically. Obama […]

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Resources on the Obama spending lie

Posted: May 25, 2012 at 11:15 am   /   Politics

I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: We commentators on politics reflexively stay our hands before typing the word “lie.” We use euphemisms and synonyms, but we rarely use the actual word. But honestly, what else do you call it when someone from MarketWatch creates a chart that attributes all of Obama’s spending from […]

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Why not a Romney landslide?

Posted: May 25, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   Elections, Politics

The previous post, which discussed Ron Barber’s initial unwillingness to admit his support for Barack Obama in a public debate, raises a broader question: will that happen with other Democrats running for office? The Politico article we cited also mentions Heidi Heitkamp distancing herself a bit from Obama up in North Dakota. We all know that […]

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