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US Economy Tanks In First Quarter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3:00pm
Q1 GDP graphic

Despite the multiple “Summers of Recoveries” touted by President Obama and Vice-President Biden — it seems the U.S. economy is, at best, in a stall.

Gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic growth — contracted at a 2.9% annual rate in January through March, according to...

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Five years into our 20-year lost decade

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9:29pm
Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)

A good observation from Steve Kates at the Catallacy Files in Australia, on the dismal U.S. labor force participation rate, and how Australia risks following the U.S.:

US – five years into its 20 year lost decade

The Japanese have had a twenty year lost decade following their own Keynesian stimulus….

And we could...

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The Firehouse syndrome

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:34pm

Earlier today Prof. Jacobson covered an issue I wanted to get to, Gov’t still controls the sequester pain meter. His argument was:

The “unilateral” “across-the-board” sequester cuts seemingly absolve government of any responsibility.

Actually, the opposite is true. While some decreases in the growth of government are mandated, and government has less flexibility than...

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Barack Morsi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1:38pm

I don’t think anyone doubts that Obama has superior bargaining power on the “fiscal cliff.”

Part of that power comes from a superior messaging machine which bizarrely has convinced the public that Republicans are holding “middle class” (including people making low six figures) “tax cuts” (which are not tax cuts, but a...

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Learning to love the fiscal cliff after the Santa Claus election

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:19am

Here’s a description of the “fiscal cliff“:

So just what is this “fiscal cliff” that has the financial markets rattled and economists and policymakers alike in a tizzy over the potential for sending the economy into another tailspin?

It’s a one-two punch of expiring Bush-era tax cuts and major across-the-board spending cuts to the...

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What might a Barack Obama Business District look like?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:32pm

Obama wants to create a Department of Business in his second term.

So what might an Obama Business District look like?

From a reader:

After...

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Video – Freedom to Succeed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:15am

From Kevin Rennie’s Daily Ructions:

Greenwich, Connecticut resident Thomas Peterffy takes to the airwaves today to speak of the blessings of freedom. He’s an authority. Peterffy was born, according to Forbes, in Hungary in 1944 “during a Russian bombing raid.” He made it to America in 1965 and became a great success....

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Ray Gaster comments at LI – “I have yet to see a bridge make a payroll”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:15am

Ray Gaster has been in the news because of the sign he posted outside his business.

The sign was called to my attention by a carpet cleaner working in our house who, though not the business owner, shared Mr. Gaster’s sentiments.  I did a short post about it, The “you didn’t build...

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Government built the roads which lead to the hospital at which you were born

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:22am

Three radio events yesterday, all related to my post Obama and Warren cribbed “build it” narrative from progressive Berkeley Professor.

1. Rush featured the post in a lengthy segment.  I don’t have the audio, but the transcript is here. (Audio added via DailyRushbo):

2. I was a guest on the Lars Larson Show...

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Best “you didn’t build that” political cartoon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1:00pm

A really good political cartoon sums up the absurdity of a situation without much verbiage.

This cartoon by A.F. Branco (original here, reprinted with permission) captures perfectly how out of touch Obama is when discussing the role of government in helping individuals succeed.

Sure, taxes (including from business owners) go towards building a common...

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The You Didn’t Build It Act of 2012

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8:30am

To make it perfectly clear to those of you who want to keep more than a hunk of your money, who think you are successful because you are smarter or worked harder, who think you built that business,

good for you…

but don’t think that just because you pay 70% of income taxes that you have paid...

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Obama’s vision of the state as master, not as servant

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 8:30am

As you know from the primaries, I’m no fan of John Sununu.

But when it comes to Obama’s complete lack of understanding and disdain for what makes this country’s economy work, Sununu got it right yesterday

Despite the media hoopla, tell me exactly what was wrong with this statement:

In a conference call with reporters, former...

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Obama is an outsourcer with our money

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:01am

The whole outsourcing attack on Romney is stupid, because there’s no evidence he actually outsourced jobs abroad, and being able to use global labor where there is no American equivalent makes American corporations more competitive. The question is whether there were any abusive means used, and there are none as...

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Progressive Harvard Law Prof: Obama “must be defeated”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2:10pm

The most shocking thing to me about this video is not that Harvard Law Professor Robert Mangabeira Unger looks so old.

When I was in law school he was a baby-faced rising star on the faculty (his photo from that time period still is on his faculty bio).  It always amazes me...

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