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Archive for June, 2011

Economy: Reagan gets no credit, Obama gets no blame

Posted by Stephen on June 30, 2011

By Larry Elder

Ronald Reagan did nothing. Barack Obama saved the nation from total collapse.

How else to explain the absence of jobless pitchfork-wielding Americans storming the White House? How else to explain the contrast between the explosive Reagan Recovery and the dud on our hands right now? Fortunately, the left is up to the task.

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Morning Bell: Five Ways Obama Is Circumventing the Legislative Branch

Posted by Stephen on June 29, 2011

By Lachlan Markay

For all of candidate Barack Obama’s campaign rhetoric promising to respect Congress’s authority to draft the nation’s laws, President Obama has demonstrated a persistent pattern of circumventing the legislative branch via administrative fiat whenever his agenda stalls. And though one of the Obama campaign’s legal advisers cautioned against a President who would “take the law into his own hands and shred it when it’s convenient,” Obama has done just that time and time again.

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Thomas Sewell: Is Democracy Viable?

Posted by Stephen on June 29, 2011

In the following column by Thomas Sewell the priorities of our culture and our nation as a whole are questioned. When we become a society that expects government to take from someone else what they have earned to give it to you simply because you don’t have it, then we have become a society willing to give up our rights, freedoms, and individualism.

In this desire we sometimes forget that while we are waiting for government to give us things we haven’t earned from those that have, there are a host of people poorer then you that are waiting for government to take from you to give to them. It is a sad and unsustainable cycle of pilfering and power grabs that will destroy everything we in America have ever stood for.

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CBO’s Fuzzy Math

Posted by Stephen on June 28, 2011

By Bill Wilson

On July 22, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) issued its latest long-term projections on the growth of the national debt. Astonishingly, as bad as the numbers issued by the CBO were, the debt crisis the nation faces is even worse than we are being told.

The CBO analysis does not take into account the full $14.344 trillion national debt, nor does it reflect the $430 billion in gross interest payments we are paying every year.

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Geithner: “Tax Small Biz to Protect Big Gov”

Posted by Stephen on June 28, 2011

Sometimes you see a headline so silly you have to wonder if it is really accurate. Please consider this headline of an exchange between first-term Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.) and the Secretary of the Treasury: “Geithner: Taxes on Small Business Must Rise So Government Doesn’t Shrink”

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.”

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Our Blood, Our Sweat, Our Tears, Their Oil

Posted by Stephen on June 27, 2011

By: John Ransom

Obama moved on from incompetent to reckless when he released 30 million barrels of oil from the U.S. strategic reserve in a bid to save the summer tourist season.

But he told us he would do that in his first prime-time press conference.

“That whole philosophy of persistence, by the way, is one that I’m going to be emphasizing again and again in the months and years to come as long as I’m in this office. I’m a big believer in persistence.”

I would agree. No one knows how to double-down on a mistake better than Obama.

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Bachmann: ‘Scare Tactics’ in Debt Ceiling Issue

Posted by Stephen on June 27, 2011

WASHINGTON – On the eve of her entry into the 2012 GOP presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann said “scare tactics” are being used by those warning of an economic calamity unless Congress raises the government’s borrowing limit by an August deadline.

The three-term congresswoman from Minnesota said the U.S. could avoid a default by paying only the interest on U.S. obligations while lawmakers work on a deal to cut spending dramatically as part of a new debt ceiling.

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Ron Paul: Time to End Federal Reserve

Posted by Stephen on June 23, 2011

Among the facts that the Federal Reserve would rather you didn’t know is that at the height of the financial turmoil in 2008, when average Americans were just beginning to suffer, the institution was passing out sweetheart deals to protect the powerful and well-connected. Among the beneficiaries were foreign banks, Wall Street giants and even the company that then owned MSNBC.

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Michele Bachmann’s Outside Business Savvy

Posted by Stephen on June 16, 2011

By Townhall Columnist John Ransom

If either the GOP contenders or President Obama plan on dismissing Michele Bachmann’s candidacy out of hand because she represents the Tea Party, they ought to think twice.

In the war of economics and business, where these campaigns will likely be won or lost, Bachmann has shown the strongest practical grasp on issues of the American economy vs. any of the candidates in the race.

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The Galveston Plan: A model for Social Security reform

Posted by Stephen on June 14, 2011

During last night’s debate businessman Herman Cain brought up a plan for social security reform that few people have heard about. “The Galveston Plan,” as it is refered to, was a plan created by the city of Galveston in 1979 and passed in 1981 just before the Government closed the option for localities to opt out of social security. It is a plan that is similar to a 403b and is based on investment in fixed rate annuities.

The following column was written in 2005 by Ray Holbrook, a former Galveston County judge, and Alcestis “Cooky” Oberg, who sat on the USA Today’s board of contributors. It was originally published in the USA Today March 15, 2005.

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