The Facts About the Bush Tax Cuts

    A lot of the media and all of the Democrats seem to forget one simple fact about the Bush tax cuts: they were passed in response to a recession occurring as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney entered office.Moe Lane wrote an excellent post about the impact of the Democrats not extending the Bush tax cuts, but what about what they actually did.We should not | Read More »

    The Facts About the Bush Tax Cuts

    A lot of the media and all of the Democrats seem to forget one simple fact about the Bush tax cuts: they were passed in response to a recession occurring as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney entered office.Moe Lane wrote an excellent post about the impact of the Democrats not extending the Bush tax cuts, but what about what they actually did.We should not | Read More »

    Extending tax cuts: rhetoric meets reality.

    The basic situation?  The Democratic party is facing a dilemma of more or less its own doing with the looming end of Bush-era tax cuts.  The party generally ran on a program of repealing them for the ‘rich,’ which was rhetorically useful (if not fiscally so); and some Democratic legislators are beginning to worry about the political effects of that.  The problem – which the | Read More »

    Extending tax cuts: rhetoric meets reality.

    The basic situation?  The Democratic party is facing a dilemma of more or less its own doing with the looming end of Bush-era tax cuts.  The party generally ran on a program of repealing them for the ‘rich,’ which was rhetorically useful (if not fiscally so); and some Democratic legislators are beginning to worry about the political effects of that.  The problem – which the | Read More »

    Yes, Democrats, please make this election about jobs

    Democrats are planning to push “Job Creation” this election season. Yeah, we’ve heard that one before. Right before the massive, do-nothing stimulus package was passed. The same stimulus package that now has to be paid for–with job-killing tax hikes. Yet Democrats are poised to make this election about jobs: A retooled jobs initiative, which Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) on Tuesday dubbed the “Make | Read More »

    Perfect storm on killing tax cuts?

    This is passing “institutional cowardice” and is rapidly approaching the status of “blackmail threat:” Democratic leaders are likely to punt the task of renewing Bush-era tax cuts until after the election. Voters in November’s midterms will thus be left without a clear idea of their future tax rates when they go to the polls. I can just see the slogan, too.  “Vote Democratic, or we’ll | Read More »

    Perfect storm on killing tax cuts?

    This is passing “institutional cowardice” and is rapidly approaching the status of “blackmail threat:” Democratic leaders are likely to punt the task of renewing Bush-era tax cuts until after the election. Voters in November’s midterms will thus be left without a clear idea of their future tax rates when they go to the polls. I can just see the slogan, too.  “Vote Democratic, or we’ll | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Deficit

    There was a USA Today story the other day that taxes in the United States are ridiculously low now. The basic gist of the story, pushed by leftwing groups who want everyone to bow down and face Washington for its “gifts” — never mind that it is your money to begin with — is that there is no conceivable way anybody in their right mind | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Deficit

    There was a USA Today story the other day that taxes in the United States are ridiculously low now. The basic gist of the story, pushed by leftwing groups who want everyone to bow down and face Washington for its “gifts” — never mind that it is your money to begin with — is that there is no conceivable way anybody in their right mind | Read More »

    Who’s Doing More for Economic Growth: Barack Obama or George Bush?

    Today the White House patted itself on the back for an economic ‘stimulus’ which they claim is proving incredibly effective at restoring economic growth: Estimates of the impact of the ARRA made by comparing actual economic performance to the predictions of a plausible, statistical baseline suggest that the Recovery Act added roughly 2.3 percentage points to real GDP growth in the second quarter and is | Read More »

    Jack Kemp exposed Dem Party’s class envy tax lies

    [*TMR debut at Examiner.com – see at bottom] With a little help from the Gipper and his Laffer friends, of course We bid farewell this weekend to a man that was instrumental in the Reagan Revolution that produced Reagan Democrats, a 25-year economic recovery, brought down the Evil Empire and eventually led yours truly to a 2000 conservative epiphany. I had always loved Jack Kemp | Read More »

    not having a strong stomach, i tried to avoid the 100 day press conference…unfortunately….

    …i got exposed to one memorable line about people who had refinanced their mortgages at a lower rate, that this was “effectively another tax cut”….i guess he must have been listing his famous tax cuts…or something… ….but wait…if you reduce the interest you pay on your mortgage, doesn’t that kinda lead to reducing the deduction you can take on your taxes if you itemize..which would | Read More »

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    GDP fall nearly matches record. Oh, what could have been.

    GDP falls much harder than expected: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The U.S. economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.1% in the first quarter — almost as much as it did in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a government report Wednesday. The drop was much worse than expected. According to economists surveyed by Briefing.com, expectations were for a drop of 4.7% in gross | Read More »

    Silly Politicians! Stimuli are for Growth!

    We’ve all seen cartoons and comedies where people hilariously use colanders to bail water out of sinking boats. It’s funny because we know the folly of using the wrong tools to accomplish our objectives. Common sense tells us most of the time. But not all questions are that simple. For some, research and experimentation is required, especially if the problem is new or very large. | Read More »

    Letter to My Congressman, Charlie Wilson (D, OH-6)

    Dear Congressman Wilson– I previously wrote you and pledged to work for your ouster. While I am still miffed about the massive size of the stimulus and the secretive, irresponsible manner in which it was composed and passed, I believe the only way forward is to work together so the best ideas win out and America moves forward to the brighter future that can be | Read More »