Obama Speech: Multiply Failure, Divide the Country
What has always amazed me about Democrat policies is that they feign outrage over the need to implement them, even though they have already been championed by both parties, and have produced negative results. Government has already invested in crony capitalism and has already micro-managed every sector of the economy; from higher education to agriculture, health care, and energy. Many of these policies have been | Read More »
Drawing a Line in the Sand Against Government-Take-All Society
Over the past few months, there has been a daily trickle of establishment Republicans coming out before the media in hostage style confession statements to declare that they would accept tax increases as part of a “grand bargain” to cut the deficit. The latest members are Senator Lamar Alexander and Rep. Scott Rigell. The entire premise behind Republicans acquiescing to the “balanced approach” to the | Read More »
Obama’s Public Debt
Now that the gross federal debt has smashed the $16 trillion milestone, more people are focusing on the gravity of the debt crisis. However, too many people are being exposed to the spurious idea that it’s only the public share of the debt that counts. Many liberal economists are saying that the non-public share of the debt is “money we owe ourselves,” and is inconsequential | Read More »
Our ‘irresponsible’ and ‘unpatriotic’ $16 trillion national debt
Today, the national debt is $16,015,769,788,215.80 (as of 8/31/12 — US Department of the Treasury, TreasuryDirect.gov, accessed 9/4/12). It was $10,626,877,048,913.08 when Obama became president. That is an increase of more than a five and one-half trillion dollars (50 percent) during in the forty-two months of the Obama presidency.
In honor of this momentous occasion, the Republican National Committee in conjunction with Romney for President released a new video titled, “$16 Trillion.”
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Politico Fires a Shot Across Obama’s Bow with ‘Egotistical, Selfish, Dull’ Headline
Under the improbable headline “Media: Obama is egotistical, selfish, dull,” Politico‘s Dylan Byers noted Monday that over the Labor Day weekend, “major media outlets…lobb[ed] five high-profile bombs at the incumbent.” The article itself isn’t as noteworthy as the title, which is particularly eye-catching from a political publication whose left-leaning orientation is well known.The examples Byers points to come from the New York Times, the Washington Post, HuffPo, the Wall Street Journal, and his own Politico. Let’s take a quick look at them – and at the laugher that a senior campaign official offered in response.
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Can the U.S. avoid bankruptcy?
The Congress doesn’t cut spending and balance the budget because they can’t. Not even if they remove every department and employee including the military.
So says Hal Mason in the shocking accompanying video titled, “United States Budget Dilemma.”
President Obama, in his proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, would spend $3.8 trillion. But the federal government will only collect $2.5 trillion in taxes, resulting in a deficit of $1.3 trillion. That $1.3 trillion is an amount larger than Congress appropriates to operate the federal budget.
The problem is easily stated; spending on mandatory programs and interest is greater than taxes collected. According to Mason, in order to balance the budget, Congress would have to raise taxes 50 percent or eliminate the federal government.
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Obama’s Attempt to Ignore the Last 4 Years Includes Recycling 2008 Words, Phrases, and Promises
The lengths to which the Obama campaign is going to pretend that the last four years simply didn’t happen (or, in the words of Ezra Klein’s headline writer, to act as though Mitt “Romney’s policies are the incumbent,” rather than the sitting President of the United States) have been laughable in their extremity. Part of the effort to recreate 2008 in the current election cycle, as a new ad from the RNC shows, is to simply recycle the same words, phrases, and promises then-candidate Obama made four years ago – before his Carteresque term as President.
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What Mitt Romney Could Tell You That Jay Carney Can’t Seem To Explain
The LA Times put up a chart that wasn’t what the Obama Campaign hoped anyone would consider an earth-shattering piece of analysis. As unemployment has stayed over 8% the past 3 ½ years, family income has fallen. Ricardo Lopez of The LA Times offers us an analysis of the carnage.
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American household median annual incomes have fallen 4.8% since the recession ended, from $53,508 in June 2009 — when the recession technically ended — to $50,964 in June of this year, a study found.
Huffington Post Expo, “What Is Working”
Yesterday afternoon the Huffington Post hosted a nonpartisan panel and lunch to discuss the issue of jobs and the best ways to create more opportunities for the more than 20 million people who are currently unemployed or underemployed. The event titled, “What Is Working,” included panelists such as Ohio Governor John Kasich, conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham, Judith Rodin from The Rockefeller Foundation, and Tom | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s Horrible Janesville ‘Lie’: Accurately Quoting the President and Recounting Actual Events
Several of the statements made in Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s RNC address Wednesday night have triggered strong reactions from the Obama campaign and its surrogates throughout the media. One of the biggest points of contention is Ryan’s anecdote about a GM plant in his hometown of
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Jaynestown Janesville, Wisconsin, which closed just months after being visited by then-candidate Barack Obama. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina responded to the story by accusing Ryan of “dishonestly attack[ing] Barack Obama for the closing of a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin — a plant that closed in December 2008 under George W. Bush,” while some journalists and media “fact-checkers” have written their own context into Ryan’s remarks in order to claim them false.Let’s look at exactly what Obama said, what Ryan said, and then at what happened.
Voters Want Less Government. Will GOP Communicate to Them?
Amidst the torrent of polling data on an array of political races and policy issues, it is easy to lose focus on the central point of contention in today’s world of politics. The fundamental disagreement between the right and the left is over the proper role of government. The left feels that government should control virtually every aspect of our economy and our lives – | Read More »
Mark Steyn Reminds us that the War on Children is Real
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you don’t read Mark Steyn to feel good about the future. Indeed, there are few writers out there who are better at pouring a cold bucket of reality on our expectations for the future–with a nice bit of gallows humor to make it a little easier to stomach. So, it should go without saying that he’s | Read More »
Hard at Work on the Home Front
If Democrats are looking to point the finger at who has work to do in bridging the political gender gap, they need to look no further than a mirror. Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen’s suggestion that motherhood isn’t work was an intentional and insulting shot across the bow in the war on moms. Liberals fight for a woman’s right to choose, why don’t they defend a | Read More »