No Administration in our nation’s history has cut more government deals with campaign contributors than the Barack Obama Administration. They have increased federal spending by nearly $900 billion, to $3.9 trillion – and the President has sought to get as much of it as possible to his cronies. Obama Donor’s Firm Hired to Fix Health Care Web Mess It Created Obama Crony Wins Contract to | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by CJ Ciaramella to discuss Obamacare’s failures, Terry McAuliffe’s campaign in VA and the EPA’s SWAT raid of an Alaskan mine.
The Supreme Court is currently quiet as concerns oral arguments and will next hear cases beginning on November 4th. That is not to say that its members have dispersed to parts unknown. Next week, they will reconvene on Friday November 1st during their weekly conference to consider more cases. The Court has room for about 20 more cases. They have heard oral argument in 11 | Read More »
The Supreme Court will be closed on October 14th in observance of Columbus Day. Thus far, they have indicated no willingness to close due to the government shutdown and have informed counsel in upcoming cases to proceed as if there will be no closing. Some of the Supreme Court’s funding comes from filing fees and the like, thus they are not as affected as other | Read More »
What’s next, government exchanges for health care-related goods and services like personal trainers, walking shoes, housing, automobiles, gasoline, food and ferry boat rides? Think that’s far-fetched, when President Obama’s Democratic Party policies already attack the poor and middle class by increasing the price of shelter, transportation and sustenance via EPA, HUD and other regulations? How surreal is it, that in order to buy a private | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Luke Popovich to discuss new EPA regulations set to hit the coal industry, the extraordinary middle class job loss that could result and why this EPA crusade seems particularly pointless as climate alarm bells are going silent.
For those with short memories: That was way back in 2008 when President Obama was merely a candidate. Five years later, his dreams of bankrupting coal are getting taken up a notch. Tomorrow, Dear Leader is set to unveil a regulation that forms the centerpiece of his “anti-climate change” policy announced awhile back to much green fawning. This new regulation will reportedly ban all | Read More »
There’s nothing like a new batch of environmental, labor, healthcare, and financial regulations to jump start a lethargic economy, right? As The Hill reported yesterday, with Obama’s cabinet in place for his second term, the rogue agencies are ready to rule by executive fiat. These radical new executive nominees are chomping at the bit to regulate our economy to death, over and beyond what has | Read More »
We’ve been seeing a wide array of incredible, all-encompassing government overreaches on cell phones and the Internet come cascading out ever since Edward Snowden first broached the subject. We learn of new Fourth Amendment violations seemingly every week. And the DC Establishment are time and again caught lying about the extent and reach of these anti-Constitutional programs. These government data power grabs are horrendous attacks | Read More »
President Obama famously promised the creation of shovel-ready infrastructure jobs in the first bill ($787B stimulus) he signed soon after his 2009 Inauguration, only to scoff at the “shovel-ready” notion during his 2012 re-election campaign. Yet, in his latest “re-focus” on the economy last week, he once again proposed infrastructure (albeit shovel-neutral) jobs-creation spending as part of his self-described proposal for a “grand bargain” with | Read More »
It seems like every week since we first heard of Edward Snowden he delivers an even worse example of the federal government’s unconstitutional collection and abuse of our data. Time and again the Barack Obama administration denies Snowden’s claims – even though time and again he has the documentation. Snowden’s latest revelation is a program called XKeyscore (XKS). Which allows low-level National Security Agency (NSA) analysts to: Obtain | Read More »
Chad Koppie Chad Koppie is no stranger to statewide races in Illinois having run for the US Senate or Governor on multiple occasions as a Republican, Independent, and as a part of the Constitution Party. Currently Chad serves on the Kane Country regional school board and is seeking the GOP nomination for US Senate in 2014 to challenge Senator Dick Durbin. Since Chad wants to | Read More »
Decreases in annual increases of big government budgets do not “austerity” measures make and are not the reason that the, rightly-named-by-Nobel-Prize-winning-economist Paul Krugman, economic Depression continues in most of Europe and the United States. President Richard Nixon actually didn’t say that “We are all Keynesians now” after taking the United States off the gold standard in 1971 and otherwise ensuring that Hubert Humphrey-Democrats got the | Read More »