Comparing Cain’s 9-9-9 and Perry’s Cut, Balance and Grow Plans
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ryan Ellis to discuss Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan and Rick Perry’s Cut, Balance and Grow proposal. We’ll talk about which one of these has a better chance of making it through Congress, the impact they’ll have on your bottom line, and whether they | Read More »
Herman Cain ’12 Iowa caucuses: Obama, 2008? Or Dean, 2004?
Hot Air and Ace of Spades HQ are both contemplating the issue of Herman Cain, whether he can win, and whether he is truly likely to win. Fortunately or unfortunately – depending on your point of view – I take a utilitarian point of view on the matter: what does the Herman Cain Iowa plan look like? Does it look like this? Campaign organizer: We’re | Read More »
Perry’s Positive Outlook for America
Gov. Rick Perry has released his second positive ad this week. First, there was the t.v. ad he started running Wednesday in Iowa simply called “Creating Jobs“. You might have missed that one since people were instead focused on attempts to make an issue out of debates, or the President’s birth certificate. Today he releases an ad titled “Cut, Balance and Grow“. This one highlights | Read More »
Right Now It’s The Message
I got emailed from a few people tonight that I was rather harsh toward Governor Perry’s campaign on CNN tonight. I was. When Rick Perry unveiled his economic plan, he spent the better part of two days talking about Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Now, instead of moving back to the economic plan, we’ve moved on to talking about Rick Perry and debates. Byron York makes | Read More »
Perry had better get Fed Up, fast. This is Herman Cain time.
Rick Perry had better get fed up fast with his polling situation. As I warned on Tuesday, he’s teetering at the brink of irrelevance. This is Herman Cain’s moment. The new Fox News poll only confirms the CBS poll.
Time for the Conservative Movement to Wake Up.
In 2008 Conservatism, and our nation, took a thorough beating. The reigns of power were passed on to a revolutionary cause inspired by Marx. Some may chastise me for such inflammatory rhetoric, but I don’t really feel like mincing words in this post. The current administration is filled with Marxists, this is simple fact. Proof of this was seen mere moments after President Obama finished | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Birtherism
On a day when he should be focused on his 20/20 plan, the press wants Rick Perry to focus on Barack Obama’s ‘birth certificate.” Why? Because a Parade interviewer asked Perry about it and Perry did not flat out say “Obama is an American citizen.” So now the press is after him. John Harwood of the New York Times asked Perry three times about the | Read More »
A Conservative Look at Perry’s Economic Plan
When Herman Cain proposed his 9-9-9 plan, many conservatives became energized, despite their misgivings with the fine print of the plan. It wasn’t so much the details of the proposal that excited the base, as most conservatives intuitively recoiled from a consumption tax; it was the boldness of the plan that resonated with them. Cain’s 9-9-9 brought some excitement to a race that was defined | Read More »
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Livestream of the Perry Flat Tax program presentation.
Plan here. [UPDATE]: Speech done; copy can be found here. Lots of good stuff in it: to quote @DrewMTips… Shorter Rick Perry: “What’s my plan? Just about every popular conservative idea that’s been floating around for 30 years”. Pretty much, pretty much. I like ending baseline spending, myself. A lot. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Americans For Cain Fires Up in Iowa
Capitalizing on the discord and acrimony at the last debate between Perry and Romney, Americans for Cain is kicking off a new ad with a heavy online push geotargetted to Iowa. Herman Cain is running a novel campaign without a lot of internal campaign organized ground game operations in the early states. But Americans for Cain intends to supplement the efforts of the Cain camp | Read More »
Time And Reality Are Rhode Island’s Deadly Enemies
Time waits for no one, no favours has he Time waits for no one, and he won’t wait for me – The Rolling Stones (HT:Sing365.com) If mathematics were as linear as the passage of time, Rhode Island would have a public pension inconvenience. This sadly does not hold true. Interest on borrowed money increases debt in an exponential fashion. The promises made to older working | Read More »
Romney, Romneycare, *free* health care, and illegal immigrants.
It’s funny: by the standards of a lot of people in the GOP I’m pretty firmly in the ‘pro-amnesty squish’ wing. [INSERT INTEMPERATE RESPONSE TO INSULTING AND PROVOCATIVE STATEMENT THAT WILL NOT FOSTER PARTY UNITY, BUT WILL MAKE THE RESPONDER PERSONALLY FEEL BETTER ABOUT BEING CALLED A RUDE NAME HERE] So it’s always a little interesting to talk about the immigration debate in the primaries. | Read More »
The Perry Camp Shakes Up
Governor Rick Perry’s campaign is making news today in anticipation of his flat tax release tomorrow. He’s adding national staff, but not just any staff — staff that led insurgent bids against the GOP establishment. Nelson Warfield is known among conservatives as the guy who went in and helped Doug Hoffman against Dede Scozzafava. Warfield was one of the guys who made the necessary decision | Read More »
An Unprecedented 26 Million Americans are Underemployed
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss why an unprecedented 26 million Americans are underemployed, Rick Perry’s flat tax, and Steve Jobs‘ appeal to Barack Obama to free our education system from the teacher unions. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse | Read More »
After Las Vegas Slugfest, Romney and Cain Come Away Bruised
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Elizabeth Blackney are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the attacks on Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, and the Rick Perry vs. Mitt Romney battle royale from Las Vegas. Then we’ll talk about Herman Cain’s pro-life but pro-choice abortion position, and the winners and losers from the last fundraising | Read More »