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‘You didn’t build that’: It’s all about the context

Posted: July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama is in defense mode as his incredibly ill-conceived “…you didn’t build that…” line has been pounced on by his opponents. He says he was taken out of context.  That he wasn’t trying to diminish the hard work and sacrifices those small business owners make in order to be successful. He says he […]

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The Government Is Destroying Small Business Innovation Through Taxes and Regulation

Posted: July 27, 2012 at 4:37 am   /   Politics

Small businesses are responsible for employing half of all private sector jobs and have created 65% of all jobs over the last two decades. That’s why it is amazing that Obama would alienate such a large part of the American electorate with his now infamous, “You didn’t create that” comment in Roanoke, VA last week. […]

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Obama Fundraising with Solyndra Players Proves He Still Doesn’t Get It

Posted: July 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm   /   Politics

Incumbent President Barack Obama attended a re-election fundraiser in Piedmont, California recently. That’s not out of the ordinary during this time in the election cycle.  In fact, it is quite necessary for any presidential hopeful to raise funds for his campaign. What was out of the ordinary was the fact that two of the attendees […]

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Disability: The Obama recession is alive and well

Posted: July 26, 2012 at 4:28 am   /   Politics

Taxpayers got another piece of bad news about the Obama economy with the report that the number of workers receiving federal disability payments nationwide now exceeds the individual populations of 39 states. The actual number is 8,753,935. This means that only 11 states have populations larger than the total number of disability payment recipients in […]

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Focused on Jobs: House Will Vote to Curb Excessive Red Tape Hurting Small Businesses

Posted: July 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm   /   Politics

This week, the House will vote on the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act (H.R. 4078), a package of several common-sense jobs bills focused on eliminating excessive government regulations and red tape that make it harder for small businesses to hire and hurt economic growth. In a recent survey by the US […]

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Band-Aid Alert: Child Poverty

Posted: July 24, 2012 at 10:13 am   /   Politics

What is it about band-aids?  Little kids love them.  They invent “boo-boos” just to wear them.  My sons coveted the super-heroes ones, barely tolerated smiley faces and abhorred the girly ones.  Band-aids get reactions. Band-aids have come to signify covering up problems or temporary efforts that don’t address the real problem. Preparing for a dinner […]

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The American People Blame President Obama for the Bad Economy

Posted: July 24, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   Elections, Politics

Day after day the bad economic news pours forth on the American people, and day after day President Obama points his finger at a host of culprits for the nation’s economic stagnation. Now there is good evidence showing that a solid majority of Americans are not buying it, rejecting Obama’s blame game and pointing their […]

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Obama’s Empty Economic Tool Box

Posted: July 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm   /   Politics, Videos

When reporters asked the White House press secretary why President Obama’s Jobs Council had not met for six months, he hemmed, hawed, and came up with one of those answers that would challenge anyone to keep a straight face. “The president is focused on job creation and economic growth,” he said, “and he is using […]

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Poverty at its highest point since the 1960s

Posted: July 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

While the overall unemployment rate has supposedly ratcheted down to “only” 8.2%, off the books there’s another reality.  People with no jobs, who aren’t officially unemployed, but might be on disability or barely scraping by through another means.  For these people, poverty is at its highest point since the 1960s. Census figures for 2011 will […]

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