Obama Going to Call Republicans’ “Bluff”
In an interview that was taped with CBS on Friday and will air on the network’s Sunday Morning and The Early Show, President Barack Obama had a warning for Republicans who fret about the deficit but have no proposals to cut it. “I’m going to call them on their bluff,” he announced. The president said the same thing last month after the G20 summit in | Read More »
Obama a Marxist? Really, Congressman?
Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo had quite the op-ed in The Washington Times last Thursday. President Barack Obama, wrote Tancredo, is “an enemy of our Constitution” and should be impeached. Just what makes the president such a menace? For one thing, “Obama is determined to see things done his way regardless of obstacles. To Mr Obama, the rule of law is a mere inconvenience to | Read More »
A Mosque Near Ground Zero?
There’s been much heated discussion recently about the possibility of a Muslim prayer house being erected near Ground Zero in New York City, until September 11, 2001 site to the World Trade Center. Since it were Muslim terrorists who brought down the Twin Towers, building a mosque nearby would be close to an abomination, opponents allege. I beg to differ. The propaganda which is espoused | Read More »
So is it a Tax?
When Democrats this spring were hard at work trying to get their health care reform bill passed through Congress, they denied high and low that the penalty Americans would be subject to under the bill’s insurance mandate was anything like a tax. Health care reform will force Americans to have “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. “For us to say that you’ve got to take | Read More »
Rand Paul, Making Sense on Taxes
Unlike the president, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky understands what tax increases would mean for the still struggling US economy. “If there is any one thing that could push us from a recession into a depression possibly,” he warned last Saturday, “it would be a large tax increase.” President Obama lambasted Republicans in his Weekly Address yesterday for supposedly making an ideological stand | Read More »
Newt Gingrich For President?
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told the Associated Press this week during a trip to Iowa that he has “never been this serious” about running for president. But what are his chances? Financially, the Republican stalwart is in excellent condition. Politico reports that his political action groups, foremost among them, American Solutions for Winning the Future, raised nearly $3.5 million during the past | Read More »
Speaking Up for American Capitalism
Amid all the anticapitalist rhetoric espoused by policy and opinion makers alike, few businessmen dare rise up to the challenge and defend the free market outright. Gregg Sherrill, Chairman and CEO of Tenneco, Inc. is a notable exception. With capitalism under persecution worldwide, the business community has in part itself to blame. As accusations of greed and selfishness are thrown around, renowned bankers and captains | Read More »
The Mysterious World of Obamanomics
Lately the White House has been boasting that its so-called stimulus measures have “created or saved” somewhere between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs. Yet some 2.3 million jobs have been lost since Barack Obama took office. What’s the magic? Daniel Mitchell, a tax reform expert with the Cato Institute, explains that the administration is justifying the job losses by asserting that the US economy | Read More »