Random Observations on Government
Ronald Reagan was the most conservative president in the last 75 years. Despite interest rates of 20% when he took office, during the first 5 years of his presidency the economy grew by a total of 17.7%. Barack Obama is the most progressive president in American history. Despite interest rates close to zero throughout his terms, during the first 5 years of his presidency the | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, big business
, Big Government
, Global Warming
, local police
, Ronald Reagan
, Wall Street
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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Rules and a treasure trove of information.
In the Dark Knight, Joker tells Batman that to get the truth he will have to break his one rule. In essence he is telling Batman he would have to kill him to stop him. While Batman ultimately is able to beat the Joker, he still loses. We as Conservatives have one rule we live by. We refuse to destroy our morals and principals | Read More »
Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Astounding Downward GDP Revision
The BEA has concluded that the U.S. Economy shrunk by almost 3% in the first quarter of 2014 ,which is very bad. This rate of contraction is the worst seen since the first quarter of 2009, which was a very bad economic quarter by any indication. The suggestion that the Obama Administration has achieved even moderate stabilization of the economy is on increasingly thin ice. | Read More »
GDP Goes Negative While Markets Soar
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss last week’s negative revision to Q1 GDP, what this says about our economy and why the markets ignored the news.
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Employment Up but Participation Rate Plummets
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the surprising April jobs report, the terrible labor force participation rate and Obamacare’s contribution to Q1 GDP.
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You and Me and the GDP
From Benghazi to Healthcare we are used to the administration lying to us. Why should the GDP numbers be any different?
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Read the following three articles and you will quickly realize what it means to live in Obama’s America – one of permanent stagnation and socialism. U.S. Regulatory Costs Are World’s No. 10 Economy [IBD] After years of rapid growth during the Obama administration, the cost of federal regulations is now bigger than the entire economies of all but nine countries in the world. That’s according | Read More »
What President Obama Will Predictably Get Wrong About Global Warming In Tonight’s State of The Union Show
Do the scientists and politicians that strongly seek to reduce Greenhouse Gasses want this goal enough to badly jeopardize US relations with Russia, China, South Korea and India? Are they so concerned about this problem that they would willingly pursue a diplomatic and trade strategy that would potentially provide any nations casus belli similar to that cited by Japan to justify the December 7, 1941 | Read More »
Watermelon Environmentalists Cause Global Warming
Brett Stevens was both humorous and thought-provoking when he announced a while back that “Liberalism Caused Global Warming.” I have political evidence that suggests that he may have even had an empirical point. You see there are two types of environmental activists. Honest ones believe that the government should assume greater powers in order to prevent environmental pollution from doing terrible things to people and places they care about. Dishonest environmental activists (AKA Watermelons*) just believe the government should get more power over the lives and wallets of the citizenry. The environment provides an excellent vehicle to usurp power and control the property of other citizens.
United Nations Climate Chief Christiana Figueres is clearly a dishonest environmental activist. She informs us that Communist China, the world’s leading source of CO2 pollution for several consecutive years since 2007, has the right type of governmental system to fight Global Warming. This can only bring me back to questioning why Christiana Figueres calls herself an environmentalist. If she wants to reduce the extent to which human pollution could potentially warm the terrestrial climate, she should not encourage the world emulate a nation that emits 25% of the world’s industrial CO2 pollution on an annual basis. Not only that, they get about 25% as much GDP per ton of CO2 as the United States and about 13% as much GDP per ton of CO2 as Germany or Japan.
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Memento: The story of liberals who can’t seem to learn from reality…
If you’ve never seen the movie Memento, I would highly recommend it… The main character, Leonard, is suffering from anterograde amnesia – the inability to create new memories – the result of a violent attack. Unable to create new memories, Leonard uses tattoos and notes to help him find the person he believes is responsible for the last thing he does remember, his wife’s murder. | Read More »
Obamacare, Obamanomics ‘stimulus’ for parent move-ins with kids
The only “work” stimulated for non-government union employees by President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” bill was for U-Haul to move adult children’s furniture back to their parents’ homes. Obamacare will force children lucky enough to have full-time jobs to rent Ryder trucks to transport mom and dad’s stuff to their abodes. Maybe President Barack Obama would consider issuing an executive order allowing adults to stay on their children’s | Read More »
Tags: affordable housing
, cheap energy
, jobs depression
, liberal democrats
, medicare advantage
, stimulus bill
, war on coal
, Welfare State
Could Obamacare be the Coup de grâce for Battered Liberal Syndrome?
Years ago I was talking to an uncle who happens to be a martial arts expert. He told me a story about being in a bar when a man started beating the heck out of his girlfriend. My uncle being my uncle, he intervened and separated the two. As he’s standing there confronting the abuser, he was attacked from behind by the girlfriend… You hear | Read More »
Moral Mondays in NC, DC Opulence, and Tent City, NJ hunger games
The moral case against liberal Democrat Obamaism and for free market capitalism Democrats, including the liberal Christian variety in the Tar Heel State, have never been shy about making the moral case for their anti-entrepreneurial welfare state policies and against Republicans who oppose them. If one is against the latest bill demanding more, more and more of the same “stimuli” sold as the antidote to the “mess | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Capitol City
, Chris Christie
, free market capitalism
, Hunger Games
, Hurricane Sandy
, Jeff Sessions
, Jesse Jackson
, Moral Mondays
, New Deal
, New Jersey
, North Carolina
, tent cities
Detroit, Europe and Krugman-defined optional austerity
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 »
, Barack Obama
, John Maynard Keynes
, Keystone XL
, Labor Unions
, National Debt
, New Deal
, Paul Krugman
, shovel-ready jobs