Jobs Report Gives Fed Clearance for Rate Hike
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the November jobs report and how anti-terrorism officials failed to stop the attacks in California. Then former Pentagon official David Patterson talks about women in combat roles, and finally Dennis Greene and I talk NFL, and give fantasy football advice headed into | Read More »
Less Government Equals Better Job Market
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by James Sherk to discuss the current job market and how reduced government involvement could jump start the economy. Then Mollie Hemingway talks about media hypocrisy, and Dave Bufkin talks about the best caper movies.
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A Disappointing Jobs Report and Greece’s Big Vote
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the disappointing June jobs report, Greece’s big bailout vote, and Independence Day.
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The Francis Cianfrocca Growth Agenda
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss what his growth agenda would be, if the GOP can deliver one of their own and the aging of American businesses.
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Why does Barack Obama have an 83% job approval rating among black Americans when he’s doing so much damage to them?
According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Barack Obama is rated as the worst president since WWII. That’s no surprise to anyone actually paying attention to the last five years of failure. What’s interesting however is how 40% of the American population can still approve of the way he’s doing his job. Demographics may play a part in that. Americans are no different than people everywhere | Read More »
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
European Bank Goes Negative on Key Interest Rates
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the jobs report from Friday, the ECB’s decision to institute negative interest rates and what that policy will mean for Europe.
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Obama Administration actions decrease opportunity to get ahead
A recent National Journal/Heartland Monitor poll finds that Americans don’t believe that Obama’s administration is able to make a positive difference in their lives. By a margin of 46 percent to 25 percent, respondents say the actions of the Obama administration “decrease opportunity” for people to get ahead. On a number of key issues Obama claims to focus on, respondents said America is on the | Read More »
Tags: 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Big Government
, Daniel Garza
, National Journal/Heartland Monitor poll
, The Libre Initiative
Perpetuating Unemployment and Phony Spending Offsets
**Update: The following senators voted for cloture to open debate on the extension of unemployment benefits with the ridiculous offset provision: Ayotte, Coats, Collins, Corker, Heller, Johnson, Kirk, Murkowski, Portman, and Toomey.** What happens when instead of fighting the premise of creating a permanent unemployment entitlement, many Republicans focus on offsetting the cost of the extension? We get the extension without any offsets! Tomorrow, Senator | Read More »
Solving the Income Inequality Conundrum
In a previous entry, I noted how liberal commentators and “experts” like Paul Krugman jumped on Paul Ryan for comments he had made regarding a culture of dependency that had developed among the poorer elements of society. Naturally, in typical racist fashion, these liberals jumped on the comments and accused him of racism as if poverty is somehow intrinsic to minorities- a racist liberal assumption | Read More »
Obamanomics: High Taxation/Regulation+Subsidization = Long-Term Unemployment + Dependency
Next week, Senate Democrats will restart their effort to create a de facto permanent unemployment entitlement for those out of work for up to 73 weeks. Unfortunately, instead of uprooting the entire premise of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) extension, many Senate Republicans are prepared to go along with this scheme as long as the 5 month cost is offset through some notional promises of more | Read More »
Steve Moore on Jobs, Tax Reform and the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Steve Moore to discuss the stagnant jobs market, the need for tax reform in Washington and get his long term outlook for the US economy.
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50 years of change Sam Cooke wanted and some he didn’t
Fifty-one years ago, Sam Cooke and his band were denied rooms at a Holiday Inn in Shreveport, Louisiana thanks to that state’s adherence to racial segregation laws then prevalent throughout the South. Fifty years ago this week, and just ten moths before he would be shot to death at a motel in Los Angeles, the prolific gospel-soul artist penned the anthem of the civil rights movement, | Read More »
Aunt Samantha, the Wet Nurse
Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the effect the Affordable Care Act is going to have on the economy. It’s not the rosy picture we were told by the president – not even close. By now, you’ve heard the stats (stats so damning, the Washington Post buried them four and five paragraphs into their take on it earlier today). 2.5 million | Read More »
ObamaCare Will Cost America More Than Two Million Jobs
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report this morning that finds ObamaCare will cost America roughly 2.5 million jobs through 2024. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta, the “rolling impact of the law will lead to 2 million fewer workers in 2017, 2.3 million in 2021 and 2.5 million through 2024.” That will represent a 1.5% to 2.0% reduction in the numbers of hours worked. At | Read More »