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Someone please tell me why I fall for it every time. Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Winner Extraordinaire™ (NPWE), writes a biased rant against anything that smacks of fiscal conservatism, and I get all worked up.The latest is Krugman's attack on how fiscal conservatives, who are...

John McCain and John Cornyn Tom Coburn have just released a devastating report on the 100 most wasteful stimulus projects, titled Summertime Blues.Being someone who has taken an unnatural interest in Stimulus-funded sidewalks, I searched the report, and sure enough found this: 10. Town...

Thanks to a reader from Rhode Island for sending photos of another multi-million dollar sidewalk project in our humble unit-of-measurement state.You will recall my now-classic post about the miles of sidewalks leading from Warren, Rhode Island, to the Massachusetts state line, Miles of Sidewalks, and...

Those are not my words. Those are the words of Democratic Rhode Island General Treasurer, and candidate for Governor, Frank Caprio. As reported by The Providence Journal:Within a year, the taxpayer cost of providing public employee pensions will increase again — and substantially —...

It really is frustrating to hear Obama administration officials tout 3 million jobs saved or created.How many of those jobs did several miles of sidewalks in Warren, Rhode Island, save or create?Now that the project is over, the jobs are gone. But you still count...

The beach not too far from my home in Rhode Island, about 1/2 hour ago:-------------------------------------------- Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube ...

Last summer's Cash for Clunkers program artificially boosted used car prices by requiring destruction of the clunkers, thereby restricting the supply of used cars.That was bad enough for people looking to buy used cars.But the market distortion caused by government intervention is hitting Rhode Islanders...

Sheldon Whitehouse has taken to the floor of the Senate again to accuse everyone who opposes driving the country further into debt of being against people who are suffering financially.But that accusation, much like Whitehouse's accusations against opponents of ObamaCare, is based on a false...

Saw this yesterday while on a walk in the most pro-Obama voting state in the country:What most amazed me was that someone was willing to put such a bumper sticker on the car. In 2008 people were afraid to use McCain/Palin bumper stickers for fear...

Public sector unions just won a huge victory in Rhode Island, with the signing into law of legislation denying municipalities the ability to file for state receivership as a means of renegotiating unsustainable union contracts.I previously highlighted the state receivership filing by the City of...

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