Will America’s Economic Evolution Leave You Behind?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the fast paced evolution of America’s economy, whether it may leave millions behind and if governmental obstruction has killed America’s economic spirit.
Read More »
Obama’s Economics – Equality At The Zero
President Barack Obama was talking economy again the 24th of July. This is typically the topic he comes back to after every other topic he could discuss seems to be one about which he should zip his soup cooler. The bromides flew like Japanese Beetles during an infestation. He seems to have noticed the high level of inequality between the average American and the typical student at the Punahou Academy. He dusts off his old copy of Resnick and Wolff below.
Read More »
“This growing inequality isn’t just morally wrong; it’s bad economics,” he told his Galesburg, Illinois audience. “When middle-class families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. When wealth concentrates at the very top, it can inflate unstable bubbles that threaten the economy. When the rungs on the ladder of opportunity grow farther apart, it undermines the very essence of this country.”
Pot, Meet Kettle: Union protests ACLU’s hardball negotiations, ACLU accuses union of ‘extortion’
It is important to note that the American Civil Liberties Union “champions” unions and collective bargaining.
At least it claims it does. See, the ACLU even says so on its website:
The ACLU has championed the right of workers to organize unions since its inception more than 90 years ago, beginning with efforts to counter the vehement anti-union crusades of the 1920s.
The ACLU continues to support the rights of employees, both public and private, to organize unions and bargain collectively. Collective bargaining statutes provide critical and necessary protection for workers who exercise basic civil rights, in particular, the rights of speech, association, and petition. Efforts to strip workers of these protections have no place in our democracy. [Emphasis added.]
Given that, one might find it somewhat odd that the United Auto Workers is accusing the ACLU–that champion of workers’ rights–of being rather mean to its workers.
Read More »
Shut Down ObamaCare, Not Government
I didn’t come to Washington to shut down the federal government; I came to help bring it back to its proper role. This role should create an environment where America is the easiest and best place in the world to create better paying jobs by starting a business or growing an existing one. One way to do that is by ending failed programs like ObamaCare | Read More »
The Sad Joke From John Cornyn’s Office
John Cornyn says he yanked his name off Mike Lee’s Obamacare defunding letter because Mike Lee’s letter only pertains to partially defunding Obamacare and John Cornyn wants to fully defund it.One might then assume John Cornyn will vote against a continuing resolution unless Obamacare is fully defunded. But no, that’s not what he is doing.John Cornyn has turned into a sad joke and Mike Lee’s | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Thinks Matt Bevin is a More Serious Contender Than He Originally Let On
The Mitch McConnell team originally seemed rather dismissive of Matt Bevin as a primary opponent. Content, publicly, to focus on the Democrat, behind the scenes McConnell and the Kentucky GOP are aggressively pushing local Republicans to unite quickly. They want to shut down Bevin early.Taylor Bumgardner, the Regional Field Director for the Republican Party of Kentucky, sent out a “Team Mitch” endorsement form on Saturday | Read More »
Court to Striking Teamsters: Stop Profanity, Harassment & Threats Against Funeral Goers
A temporary restraining order was granted last week against striking Chicago-land Teamsters employed as funeral directors and drivers at 16 area funeral homes managed by Houston-based Service Corporation International (SCI). Teamsters Local 727, which is headed by the powerful and politically-connected Coli family, called the strike against SCI on July 1st. According to a company press release, some of the incidents cited in the complaint | Read More »
@NancyPelosi is being FAR too modest about her protection of FISA.
I admit, Nancy Pelosi talks a good game about how she hates FISA on general principles: When contacted, a Pelosi aide did not dispute the minority leader’s assertive role in influencing Democrats, but passed along a letter Pelosi sent to the president today raising skepticism about the NSA’s surveillance powers. “Dear Mr. President,” reads the letter. “Although the amendment was defeated 205-217, it is clear | Read More »
R.I.P. George Mitchell, Father of the Shale Boom
George P. Mitchell, the son of a goatherd, master salesman and the Father of the Shale Boom, died Friday in Galveston at 94.
Read More »
No, the 2016 election cycle has *not* started…
…at least on the Republican side. It has on the Democratic side, because the Democrats already know their (and I use the term loosely) talent pool: it’s Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Andrew Cuomo, and that’s it*. No, seriously, that’s it: nobody in the Senate or about to be in the Senate is going to be the Democratic nominee in 2016. Even the Democratic | Read More »
California Republican Wins State Senate Seat With – YES! – Hispanic Support [Promoted]
Promoted from Diaries. I will not write too much myself, but the Republican establishment needs to pay attention to this election. From BREITBART: Excerpts: As Breitbart News had previously reported, though, “Vidak, a working class candidate, resonated with working class Hispanics in the district who also saw how coastal California elites were not putting their bread-and-butter interests first.” Vidak ran broadly on “the bifurcation of | Read More »
Daddy, What Was a Truck Driver?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the future of automated truck driving, the 5.7 million people who may lose their job and what to do about declining blue-collar jobs.
Read More »
Rep. David Camp is annoying the IRS employee union.
First off, yes, I know: “IRS employee union” are three words that should never, ever have been allowed to form a coherent phrase in English in the first place. So stipulated; but it happened. So at least be comforted by the thought that representatives of such an affront to good sense are unhappy at the threat of making the federal government use the same exchange | Read More »
The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party
I can see how the GOP loses in November of 2014. The establishment and base have moved so far apart the base is about ready to go third party or sit at home. If the GOP does not make a stand against Obamacare, they will not see the energy they need to effectively compete in 2014. Let me explain what is happening and what will | Read More »
.@SenatorBurr Thinks You’re Dumb. Call Him at (202) 224-3154 & Tell Him Defunding Obamacare is Smart
o you think the GOP should hold the line on Obamacare? Do you think the GOP should tell the Democrats no continuing resolution will contain funding for Obamacare? If you do, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina thinks you are dumb.Senator Mike Lee’s strategy on Obamacare is very simple. Don’t let the implementation begin. He has gotten a number of senators to sign a letter | Read More »