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Obama sidewalks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00am 7/7/2015 at 7:00am

Remember the Miles of New Sidewalks, and Empty Stores I wrote about on July 6, 2010?

It concerned federal Stimulus Plan “shovel ready” construction of miles of sidewalks in Warren, Rhode Island, which were built pretty much just for the sake...

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More Stimulus? Obama Wants $478 Billion for Roads and Bridges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:30am 2/2/2015 at 8:30am

Obama sure does like to spend money. Back in 2009, his Stimulus bill managed to use up almost a trillion dollars. The budget he’s going to release this time around will request just under half a trillion dollars for American roads and bridges.

Juliet Eilperin and Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post:

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Cash-for-Clunkers has failed, the Car is lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:30am 8/6/2014 at 8:30am

A new study is claiming that President Obama’s controversial “Cash for Clunkers” program negatively impacted the amount of money Americans spent on new cars, and had no overall impact on how many new cars were sold.

“Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending,” a new study out of Texas A&M University, suggests...

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Triumphalism was his undoing

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 9:22pm 11/17/2013 at 9:22pm

As the sham sales pitch and flummoxed policy behind Obamacare are exposed the attempts to portray opposition as a reaction to Obama’s race are ramping up with renewed vigor.

Yet the evidence is becoming more clear that it is not race that is the problem, it’s Obama.

Fouad Adjami has a perceptive column...

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Elizabeth Warren apparently never heard of the Chinese bubble and Stimulus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2012 at 3:31pm 7/27/2012 at 3:31pm

Elizabeth Warren is punching back against her own embarrassing “no one got rich on his own” rant and Scott Brown’s devastating viral (350k+ 800k views) video.

Warren is doing so by insisting that we need to catch up with China on infrastructure spending.

Warren’s campaign just released this ad:

Warren has just demonstrated...

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The Broken Sidewalk Parable

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 4:40pm 11/13/2011 at 4:40pm

You know about the sidewalks of Warren, Rhode Island, where millions were spend on replacing miles of sidewalks hardly anyone walked on, and which, in the rush to spend Stimulus money, were constructed improperly.

You also know about the sidewalks to heaven of Lincoln, Rhode Island, and the sidewalks to nowhere of Boynton, Oklahoma.

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Myth-Busting Charts of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:24am 11/2/2011 at 11:24am

The one chart that explodes the myth of U.S. income inequality (h/t @CharlieSykes). The short explanation is that individual income inequality has not expanded greatly, but since high earning people tend to group together in family units, family income inequality has expanded:

Next, Here’s The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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Joe Biden finds a winning stimulus strategy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2011 at 8:15am 10/24/2011 at 8:15am

Since Joe Biden’s play of the rape card did not work in getting the Senate to pass Obama’s new stimulus package, Biden may need to come up with a new strategy.  Rumor has it that Biden will resurrect National Lampoon magazine:

(Based on this original, for those of you who are too young to remember.)

 
 
 

“Time to repost Steal This Country?”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2011 at 8:45am 10/7/2011 at 8:45am

This is the second time this week a reader has e-mailed me referencing one of my early blog posts, the first being “I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”

Thanks to a reader from Seattle who e-mailed me last night with the following subject line:

Time to...

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Teapot Solyndra, Part 2

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:50am 9/14/2011 at 10:50am

When I dubbed the nascent Solyndra scandal “Teapot Solyndra” in memory of the Teapot Dome Scandal, I worried that I might be getting ahead of myself.

But with this administration, it’s hard to get ahead of oneself.  Fearing the worst usually is the safest bet.

And that worst fear seems to becoming true, as the coordination...

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So you’re telling me he’s clueless

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11:15am 9/5/2011 at 11:15am

From Senator Jim DeMint, some obvious points about Obama’s complete lack of understanding of the job market (emphasis mine):

“I spent most of m life in business,’ DeMint told Glor, “and I’m hearing what the president is talking about, which are temporary incentives like giving a company 5,000 (dollars) to hire someone. It...

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It started in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2011 at 8:23am 8/5/2011 at 8:23am

It seems like only yesterday, but it was February 2009, as the first trillion dollar Stimulus plan was pending.

It could have been yesterday.

 
 
 

If nothing else, Obama does “panic” well

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 8:15am 7/23/2011 at 8:15am

John Podhoretz notes that Obama is trying to talk the markets into a panic as part of Obama’s political strategy (emphasis mine):

An enraged Barack Obama just took to the nation’s airwaves to announce his ef...

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Not. Shovel. Ready.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 1, 2011 at 7:27pm 7/1/2011 at 7:27pm

This ad by Crossroads GPS, for which Karl Rove consults, has been running very heavily in upstate NY.

It’s critically important that these type of ads run early before Obama starts spreading his hoped-for billion dollars around, the unions spend their hundreds...

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How do you fit this in a 30-second TV commercial?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 9:12am 6/25/2011 at 9:12am

Or a 1-minute debate answer? That’s the trick isn’t it?

So much has gone wrong, Obama has been so bad, its hard to get your words around it.

(h/t to reader John for the link)

 
 
 

Did these so-called shovels ever exist?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1:34pm 6/15/2011 at 1:34pm
(by Michael Alan)
Oh look, he made a funny:
But when he was selling the $800 billion stimulus both before and in the months after it was passed, all he could say was “shovel-ready”:
Last October, the President first denounced the use of the term “shovel-ready”:

Mr. Obama reflect[ed] on his presidency, admitting that he...

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Stimulus to Fund 3 Huge Wind Turbines In Providence … Made In China

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:40pm 4/25/2011 at 2:40pm

Your Stimulus dollars at work, fulfilling Don Quixote’s impossible dream of never being far from a windmill towards which he can tilt.

Via Providence Journal (emphasis mine):

A Chinese firm will supply three wind turbines that will be installed at the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Providence waterfront.

Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology...

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