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Obamanomics Tag

It's hopeless with the current man at top. Flickers of job hope quickly fade because there is a cloud hanging over the country's economy and job growth: The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose back above the 400,000 level in the latest week,...

Obama has a jobs plan.  He will tell us when he is ready.  Until then, just chill. It's early in the day, but this Tweet by Mark Knoller of CBS News already is the winner of the Obama Jobs Plan Tweet of the Day, both because it...

Obama once again is moving hard on the class warfare, and there is every signal that setting up a fight between the "rich" and "not rich" is the Democratic campaign theme for 2012. Obama keeps claiming the "rich" do not pay their fair share, but the...

Cornell professor of policy analysis Dr. Richard Burkhauser, along with Sean Lyons and Indiana University's Dr. Kosali Simon, has released a study showing that the ObamaCare legislation provides a significant incentive for employers and their employees to take advantage of the taxpayer subsidized insurance exchange. According to their...

One of the great unwritten stories of the damage to the economy from team Obama is the relentless attempt to regulate areas that have not previously been regulated. The health care mandate received a lot of attention and breaks new ground, but there are countless other...

The latest talking point on the left is that Speaker Boehner’s plan to raise the debt ceiling by $1 trillion with a roughly equitable amount of cuts is a “temporary,” “short term,” or a “band-aid” solution and, while the bill may not even reach the...

I was right, mostly. The serious, conciliatory Obama showed up at the press conference today. The only reasonable person in the room was the theme. I was wrong to the extent that in his opening statement and throughout Obama framed the issue as the Republicans not...

Democrats have an idea.  Let's take an additional $2 trillion from the private sector and give it to the federal government. What possibly could go wrong? ...

If you are on Twitter, the Heritage Foundation has five questions it is asking Obama for his Twitter Townhall.  The event, like all of Obama's townhalls, is merely for show, but if he wants questions sent via Twitter, here are the five: Your budget was rejected...

In his rather "prickly" press conference on Wednesday, President Obama made it sound as if tax increases (or, to use the Democrats' language, "cutting spending in the tax code") were part of a last resort at trimming the deficit as the federal government reaches its...

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)...

(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]...

And they complain that Sarah Palin is "stupid" and unfit to be President?  Obama recently expressed a view of the economy in which technological innovation is viewed as a threat to jobs:President Obama explained to NBC News that the reason companies aren't hiring is not because...

Maybe I should start a Gravitas Series, and invite Dr. Rube Goldberg to the opening ceremony.The most brilliant minds in the world devised the housing double dip, and they didn't even know it:Housing's Double Dip: Is the Government to Blame? The S&P; Case-Shiller home price...

The great experiment devised by the most brilliant mind ever to occupy the Oval Office, the massive expansion of government and the piling on of debt and regulations, is not working:U.S. companies hired far fewer workers than expected in May and output in the manufacturing sector...