Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bilks Taxpayers out of Millions
Just over three years ago, subsequent to the Dodd-Frank financial “reform” bill passing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came into existence. As Elizabeth Warren’s intellectual baby, it should be no surprise to conservatives that the CFPB is an exercise in the biggest kind of government. However, in the third year of the CFPB’s existence, a bevy of stories have broken that underline that the bureau | Read More »
Tax Credits to Help the Middle Class
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss supply side economics vs. tax credits, how tax breaks can help the middle class and how to spark growth in the lagging economy.
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I Hope The Libertarian Moment Happens In Ferguson, MO
The news coming out of Ferguson, MO caused me to experience the equivalent of a bad acid flashback without the initial fun of tripping on LSD. I went back in time to 1999. I was in Grad School at UCLA getting vastly over-credentialed for the job market and educated far beyond my limited frontiers of cognitive ability. There was this scurvy pack of guys I | Read More »
How Anthropogenic Climate Change Is Killing Detroit, MI
There are people in Detroit, MI who believe that water is a human right. There are others that are simply having a hard time believing how expensive their bills have gotten. The City of Detroit responded by proposing to cut municipal water service for people who didn’t pay their bills. This has lead to a movement to have water provided to them for free. Never | Read More »
Obama’s Own Stimulus Predictions Show We’d Have Been Better Off Without It
Upon arriving late (as usual) to his press conference, Obama launched into a tirade about the obstructive Republican party that has gotten in his way so often that the world is now on fire as a result. This was, in part, a way of using the bully pulpit to remind Americans how awesome the Recovery Act (Stimulus) was and that it is the reason for | Read More »
Could the Unemployed Cause Political Turmoil?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the July jobs report, the numbers of Americans unemployed or underemployed and if long-term unemployment could lead to political instability.
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Hugo Chavez Still Haunts Venezuela
Image Credit: The Economist Magazine. To understand why Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Principles of Progressivism might as well have come chapter and verse from one of Anton LeVay’s Satanic Bibles, it helps to look at what life is like in a place that is governed by an unabashed cleric of the Progressive Religion. Venezuela bore the weight of living under Hugo Chavez from 1999 to | Read More »
To Fix The Minimum Wage, Take an Example From The Federal Government
A lot of people demand that employers pay a Living Wage. They generally seek to impose such a wage by hiking the minimum wage that employers are legally allowed to pay to some premium. This, they believe, will make employees have a better life. The tactic fails for two reasons. If the wage is too low, the workers are still stuck where they started and | Read More »
Les Miserables – The Tragedy of Poverty and The Clintons
“You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton said. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard. And it’s been amazing to me. He’s worked very hard.” | Read More »
General Motors Continues to Invest American Tax Dollars Overseas
The World Cup ended in a tight contest between Argentina and Germany on Sunday, but even after what was by most accounts an exciting tournament, the American enthusiasm gap between football and futbol remains considerable. It was noteworthy, then, when the iconic American car brand Chevrolet inked a $70 million sponsorship deal with English Premier League giant Manchester United. The Chevy logo will now grace the front of | Read More »
Could a Banking Crisis in Portugal Spread Across Europe?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the collapse of Portugal’s Espirito Santo bank, what it means for the country’s banking system and if a crisis in Portugal could spread across Europe.
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Jesse Jackson and Why We Should Not “Just Find” $4Bn “For The Children.”
Poor Rev. Jesse Jackson. Chicago, Il is too violent for him. Therefore somebody needs to “just find” $4Bn. It’s for the children. He explains below. “If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot,” said Jackson. Those children | Read More »
Are We Headed for a Big Recession?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the possibility of a pending recession, the big Dow bubble and the troubles facing consumers.
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Elizabeth Warren, The Cursus Honorum, and Ballgames That Are Rigged
I may well be guilty of a loathsome, scurvy and iniquitous sin. I have voiced profound intellectual disrespect for both the academic efforts of Ward Churchill and the economic ideas (if any) of Senator Elizabeth Warren. Heck, I don’t even like Dan Snyder! That’s how bigoted I am against fake Indians. I guess we all remain sinners who fall short of the glory of God. | Read More »
Are We Headed for Another Recession?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the sharp negative revision to Q1 GDP, if we are headed for a recession and the SCOTUS ruling on cell phone privacy.
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