Barack Obama finally embraces Supply Side Economics – but adds just a wee hint of redistribution
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that said that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 63.6%, the lowest rate since Jimmy Carter was in office. Essentially that means that of the population of 16 year and older, 37.4% of them decided not to work or not to seek work. That’s 88.8 million people! To put that in perspective, when | Read More »
Dead on Arrival
Today Diane Feinstein unveiled her massive plan for gun control to the accolades of the press and the support of Senate democrats. Republicans, don’t fall for it, it is yet another means to distract you from the real fight, which is the budget and our long term economic health. Two articles are out today that we should be hammering to the high heavens. The first | Read More »
Obama losing his gun control campaign
New polling from Washington Post-ABC News and Pew find that President Obama’s campaign to repress the Second Amendment right “keep and bear arms” is faltering.
On January 22, 2013, Pew released polling results that found the public followed news about Obama’s gun control proposals closely and the reaction is mixed. Only 39 percent think Obama’s proposals are about right, while 31 percent think the proposals go too far. Or, as Politico put it, “39 percent back Obama gun plan.”
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Does the No budget No pay bill really make a difference?
I ask this in all seriousness. The House passing the bill is a good step I think, but where does it really get us? It allows Obama to continue his reckless spending until April at the earliest and only means that the Senate has to do the job that the Constitution requires them to do already. So again I ask does this really make a | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, debt ceiling
, Harry Reid
, House of Representatives
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, U.S. Debt
Roe at 40: A Discussion with Live Action’s Lila Rose
On January 22, the United States celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case, which legalized abortion in all fifty states. In doing so, the Court usurped a developing consensus amongst the state legislatures on the issue, and violated the principle of federalism that should guide how we enact policy in this country. Nevertheless, Roe, in estimates from The National Right | Read More »
Arrogance and Overreach
Barack Obama was able to get Obamacare passed largely because he had a group of Democrats in Congress who were not running for re-election and thus had no fear of the voters. They overreached and the Democrats were swept out to the minority in the House of Representatives. In fact, the voters in 2010 wrecked devastating losses on the Democrats nationwide.When politicians, regardless of party, | Read More »
Inauguration Word Game
Which word does President Obama use following this paragraph of his Inaugural Address? Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, these are constants in our character. Answer in the | Read More »
A quick look back at Obama’s first term
“Those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.” — Barack Hussein Obama, Inaugural Address January 20, 2009
There were many things that were disappointing about President Obama’s first term.
The good folks at Reason TV take a look at some of the disappointments in a new video retrospective of Obama’s rhetoric versus reality.
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Keep your Eyes on the Ball Republicans
Over the next few weeks there is going to be a barrage of new liberal law proposals, press releases, and publicity campaigns. These are designed for one purpose and one purpose alone, that is to distract the republican party from the true playing field, which is the economy and the federal budget fight. Let me give you an example of this from the heart of | Read More »
Obama’s alienation of the Liberty that ‘binds this nation together’
In his Second Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama pledged shared allegiance to preserving the Declaration’s unalienable rights that bind us together as exceptional Americans. Too bad he doesn’t share the Founders’ understanding of Liberty nor the Constitution’s insistence upon the separation of limited government powers necessary to preserve it. The Commander-in-Chief that even Algeria’s counterpart doesn’t bother to call when authorizing military actions that deem | Read More »
Phil Mickelson hints tax changes may spur career change.
Let me use short words, here*: if you want less of something, tax it. Because if you tax it, you will get less of it: On the day President Obama was sworn in for his second term, [top professional golfer Phil] Mickelson sent shock waves through the Humana Challenge when he said the political landscape in the United States was causing him to seriously contemplate | Read More »
The Loyal Opposition
Congratulations Mr. President on your second inaugural.Saying that makes some of you really enraged. I said the same on twitter shortly after his official swearing in. Several of the replies were embarrassing and atrocious. Some accused the man elected by a majority of Americans of treason. Some accused him of willfully destroying the nation.I believe the President’s policies are destructive and will harm our economy, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Netflix proves me right on Net Neutrality. DoJ on Swartz.
Remember when they told you Net Neutrality was needed? Remember when we said it was really about favoring online firms over telecoms? Told you so, told you so, told you so. Netflix now blocking select ISPs, trying to use market power in order to bully their way to sweetheart bandwidth deals, knowing ISPs can’t fight back under Net Neut regs, aka the Open Internet order.
PS Told you so.
It remains ridiculous that the Aaron Swarz suicide continues be politicized to the point that we’re putting innocent prosecutors under pressure, pressure that defies cross-examination due to the death of the key witness.
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Tags: aaron swartz
, Barack Obama
, Harry Reid
, Kim Dotcom
, Net Neutrality
, New Zealand
, Tech at Night
, Video Games
Obama’s debt speech just mailed in
Remarks attributed to Barack Obama in 2006 regarding the debt ceiling were never spoken in the senate, but were mailed in, so to speak.
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Bob Levinson: Allegedly held hostage by Iran while White House ignores family pleas
2,140 days without freedom. Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson devoted almost three decades of service to his country and the citizens of the United States. A career that deserved honors has instead resulted in almost six years as a hostage in a foreign country. Until his disappearance in March 2007, Levinson, 64, resided with his wife and seven children in Coral Springs. Working as a private investigator, | Read More »