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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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No Good and Very Bad – We Need A Good Day!

Posted: July 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm   /   Politics

One of my favorite children’s books is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  If you were born after 1969 or had young children after that date, you have probably read it.  Judith Viorst wrote this delight of a book about a little boy who wakes up to find that, “I went to […]

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A roman emperor springs to mind . . . some guy with a fiddle?

Posted: July 22, 2012 at 11:32 am   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

ICYMI . . . President Obama misses job council meeting because he has “a lot on his plate”; meaning  job creation stagnates We all want one and, sadly, according to a recent article by Mortimer B. Zuckerman, 8.2 percent of the country desperately needs one. The article highlights another problem.  Over the past three […]

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