Category Archives: economics

Fair Tax Now!

Corporate taxes and our complicated system of personal income taxes are a main reason our economy will never reach its full potential.  With the current IRS scandal and bipartisan outrage against this corrupt department, there will never be a better … Continue reading

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A Liberal Policy Experiment at a Fun Park

Last weekend my son got invited to a party with some of his 2nd grade classmates and something interesting happened that I had not expected – I observed a social experiment that demonstrated the failures of Liberal policy. There were … Continue reading

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GDP Growth Under Big Government – The New Normal

The 1st Quarter GDP growth measurement was reported last Friday and it came in at 2.5% which was well below expectations.  2.5% GDP growth will not give us the recovery we need to get people back to work but if … Continue reading

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What is a Fair Share?

One of the Left’s favorite memes is telling people that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes.  Of course they can never define what a ‘fair share’ is and it’s no accident we never see people like Elizabeth Warren … Continue reading

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A Way to Rebuild the US Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers released their 2013 Infrastructure Report Card today and the grades aren’t very good. But wait, I thought the 2009 Stimulus with all the shovel ready jobs was supposed to improve things and create jobs.  … Continue reading

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A Radical Budget Compromise Plan

Is there any hope of bringing Republicans and Democrats together to tackle the tough fiscal problems that the US faces?  Believe it or not, I think there is! The Heritage Blog produced a great info graphic comparing the recent budget … Continue reading

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Takeaways From the Feb BLS Employment Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their report for February and considering the economically oppressive policies of Team Obama for the past 4 years, the report is actually good. From the main report and Table B: The Unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Big Gamble for Obama (and America)

It appears these Sequester cuts are going to happen so I’ve started thinking ahead, 3-6 months down the road, and asking myself how Obama will react once the monthly Unemployment data and Q1/Q2 GDP numbers are reported.  The more I … Continue reading

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Math Is Hard For Leftists

There was an article in Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) that makes the claim that Obama will preside over the largest decreases in Federal budget deficits as a percentage of GDP.  Here is the graph from the article. For those who … Continue reading

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Defending Maker’s Mark

    UPDATE 17-FEB-13 – Maker’s Mark has reversed their decision and decided to keep their proof the same.  See details in comments section. Maker’s Mark decided to lower the alcohol content of their flagship product and while many have … Continue reading

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How To Spot Obama Shills

In the beginning of Obama’s presidency, it was more difficult to conclusively identify certain journalists and economists who were ignoring data and instead just shilling for Obama.  Sure I had my suspicions of the usual suspects and people like Paul … Continue reading

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Government Spending And GDP Growth

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released their initial estimate of US 4th Quarter GDP growth on Wednesday and it wasn’t pretty. “The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.1 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis … Continue reading

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NPR Wakes Up

It’s too early to declare the dumbest headline in 2013 but remember this one when we get to the end of the year. From the NPR story (emphasis mine): “For years, Democratic politicians have been shy about talking up the … Continue reading

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How About Dem Apples?

After Wednesday’s Market close, Apple announced its fiscal 2013 1st Quarter results that ended on 29-DEC-12 and after hours trading is causing the stock to drop significantly.  The Market is a harsh mistress as evidenced by the following financial results … Continue reading

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The Lunatic Left

I’ve said many times that the Left isn’t serious about reducing our $16+ trillion debt or our $1+ trillion annual budget deficits.  They are only concerned about punishing the successful and passing out more goodies to their base. Do you … Continue reading

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Obama Is A Big Spender – Part 3

To those who aren’t blind followers of the Dear Leader Obama, it is evident that the Federal spending under the current regime has far surpassed any other President in the modern era.  There are many ways to show this and … Continue reading

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Playing In The Margins

Our esteemed representatives in Washington DC just passed another sweeping tax overhaul with the Fiscal Cliff Senate deal but as I see it, this is just another instance of our Federal Government playing in the margins and avoiding the much … Continue reading

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We Have A Spending Problem

Well, it happened.  The House passed the Senate Fiscal Cliff ‘deal’ and now tax rates will go up on those making over $400,000 and spending cuts have been kicked down the road. So how much tax revenue did this deal … Continue reading

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Nothing New Under The Sun

Ecclesiastes 1:9 – What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. We were putting the Christmas decorations back in the attic today (my wife does not play … Continue reading

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Liberal Bloggers Know How To Run A Company

If you are like me, a person who actually works in the real world of business, you know that there is a great deal of uncertainty right now.  How will Obamacare affect my business?  Are we poised for another recession?  … Continue reading

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