Obamanomics  (Page 5)

Worst. Prediction. Ever.

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7:31am 11/13/2010 at 7:31am

I saw this coming from a mile away (actually, 17 months away).  I wish I had bet big money against

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Mid-Term Message To Dems Returned “Mailer-Daemon”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1:26pm 11/12/2010 at 1:26pm

Democratic Party leaders didn’t get the message of Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

There is no sign they received the message of November 2, either.

Nancy Pelosi, fresh off her victory celebration, is in no mood to compromise on keeping tax rates from going up:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signaled Friday she is not softening...

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You Can’t Argue With Science!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 9:15am 11/10/2010 at 9:15am

Because the administration’s energy positions are scientific, based on real science, by real scientists not brainless folks driven by ideological considerations.

Listen to the science!

And if the administration doesn’t like the science! it just, well, as reported by Politico:

The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an...

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Big, Unfair House Still Big, Unfair, and Not Mine

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 4:30pm 11/7/2010 at 4:30pm

This will serve as an update to my post last May about the construction of the Big, Unfair House, and the hope that it would be redistributed to me.

The construction looks just about completed, at least on the outside. 

Mighty fine looking home.

Mighty fine, mighty big, and mightly unfair.

In the spirit of...

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If The Federal Deficit Were A Bumper Sticker

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:22pm 10/15/2010 at 2:22pm

What timing.  Earlier today a reader sent me this photo, which she took in Athens, TN, for my bumper sticker collection:

And moments ago, new deficit numbers were released by the federal government, showing that the annual deficit was $1.294 trillion, the second highest in history (i.e., since last year).  As reported by Bloomberg:

The U.S. government posted its second straight annual budget deficit in excess of $1 trillion as lingering unemployment constrained tax revenue.

The shortfall totaled $1.294 trillion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, second only to the $1.416 trillion deficit in 2009, the Treasury Department said today in Washington.

Laugh and cry.

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I Beat Obama By 22 Months

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7:40pm 10/13/2010 at 7:40pm

Barack H. Obama, September 2010, as reported by The New York Times (h/t HotAir) on October 12, 2010 (emphasis mine):

During our hour together, Obama told me he had no regrets about the broad direction of his presidency. But he did identify what he called “tactical lessons.” He let himself look too much like...

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My Cash-for-Clunkers Bill = $183

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 2:49pm 10/5/2010 at 2:49pm

I posted earlier about how Cash-for-Clunkers, by driving up the values of used cars, would hit Rhode Islanders because Rhode Island municipalities tax car ownership based on the Blue Book value at December 31 of the prior year.

We just received our tax bill for this fiscal year, and three of our...

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Nevada Trending Towards Sharron Angle

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:48am 10/5/2010 at 11:48am

A FoxNews/Pulse Research poll of likely voters in Nevada holds some hope for Sharron Angle:

Republican Sharron Angle seems to be solidifying her support in her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada.

In the latest Fox News battleground state poll of likely voters, Angle drew 49 percent to Reid’s 46...

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“Free The Economy!”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 12:19pm 9/22/2010 at 12:19pm

Sounds like a plan, to me.  And a campaign theme.

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It’s Official – Obama Did Not End The Recession

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:18pm 9/20/2010 at 2:18pm

The National Bureau of Economic Research has declared that the recession ended, statistically speaking, in June 2009.  As reported by the L.A. Times:

Reporting from Washington — The panel of economists that dates the nation’s economic cycles declared Monday that the recession that started in December 2007 ended in June of last...

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Not Buying What They Are Selling

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00am 9/12/2010 at 10:00am

Janet Daley at The Telegraph in Britain (h/t POWIP) has an interesting column on anti-Americanism in Europe, and how the Europeans just don’t underst...

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Obama’s Ideological Death Grip

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 6:45am 9/8/2010 at 6:45am

Obama can’t let go of his war on the “rich.”  It was an integral part of his campaign, and an even more integral part of his presidency.

Obama’s obsession with playing class warfare politics is his undoing, not because it necessarily loses him support in isolation, but because it makes him seem petty and...

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Demonizer-In-Chief Upset People Demonize Him

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:35pm 9/6/2010 at 9:35pm

Obama’s line, in his Labor Day speech in Milwaukee before union leaders and a union crowd, that “[t]hey talk about me like a dog,” is getting all the attention.

But you really need to read the entire speech.  It is classic Obama, living in a time warp, declaring that unions are the past...

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Great News – Gov’t To Lose Money On GM IPO

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 10:13am 9/4/2010 at 10:13am

The announcement that General Motors would sell shares in an initial public offering was greeted as vindication for the federal government bailout of GM.  The IPO would be a way to pay back taxpayers and even to generate a profit for the government.

But it is...

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“I Didn’t Buy A Clunker, But I’m Paying Anyway”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:46pm 8/25/2010 at 1:46pm

Cash for Clunkers was an abysmal failure which distorted the used car market, driving up prices and harming, most of all, poor people.

But of course, you already knew that if you read this blog.  And so writes Jason Kuznicki:

And the payback isn’t long in coming — today’s used car prices are...

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Yes We Didn’t: “Nothing To Show For It”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 9:19am 8/25/2010 at 9:19am

Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), appointed in January 2009 to replace Ken Salazar, via the Greeley Gazette (h/t NRO):

Michael Bennet, D-Colo, at a town hall meeting in Greeley last Saturday, Aug 21 said we had nothing to show for...

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Mission Accomplished

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11:55am 8/22/2010 at 11:55am

Mission accomplished.  We’re just like Europe, at least in terms of Gross Domestic Product per person (emphasis mine):

For quite some time, the US and the leading EU countries have been fairly comparable in terms of output per hour worked. The US has had higher output per person for two reasons: a relatively high...

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