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No, The Economy Isn’t Doing Great

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its October Jobs Report last week and the Unemployment Rate ticked down to 5.8%. But don’t get too giddy. As NPR reports, the economic metrics that matter most to Americans are still awaiting … Continue reading

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NPR Reveals Obama’s Failures In Iraq

NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman discussed the ongoing US role in Afghanistan with Defense analyst Tom O’Hanlon and General Dubik and at the end of the report there was an interesting bit that slipped through the censors. O’HANLON: No matter … Continue reading

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The Changing Landscape For US Manufacturing

If you are one of those people who wish the US could return to the days when we had a strong manufacturing sector with millions of blue collar jobs then you are going to be disappointed. As I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Did Obama Just Have A “Read My Lips” Moment?

We’re all familiar with this clip of George H W Bush in 1988: It’s dangerous to make absolute statements like that in politics and it’s absolutely foolish for a Republican POTUS to make these bold statements when he had a … Continue reading

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The Clueless Left On Foreign Policy

It’s good to look back a few years ago at the foreign policy predications of Leftists to see how competent they were. Think Progress thought Obama had a good zinger in the 2012 presidential debates when he said this in … Continue reading

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The Obamanomics Recovery Rolls On

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued the jobs report for August and it was not pretty. Only 142,000 jobs were added in August and the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.2% in July to 6.1%. The unemployment rate only … Continue reading

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France Is Waking Up, The US Is Going To Sleep

It took a while but after years of socialistic economic policies, many political and business leaders in France are having a change of heart based on this NPR report: “ELEANOR BEARDSLEY: The major players of the French economy gathered this … Continue reading

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Math Is Hard For Leftists – Part 1 Million

There is a post on the Leftist blog Crooks and Liars that gives new meaning to the website’s title. The post provides charts that will supposedly show your “Right-Wing brother” just how wrong he is about his claims that Obama … Continue reading

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Obama Has Owned the Economy For the Past Two Years

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the Q2 GDP results and the US economy grew by 4%. And of course Obama took the opportunity to claim ownership of this economy and state that this increase was because of his … Continue reading

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Why Are Companies Hoarding Cash?

US companies are flush with cash reserves right now and some people are mystified as to why that is happening. “I think most CFOs would not admit they’ve hoarded too much cash,” says John Graham, finance professor at Duke University.” … Continue reading

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O-Bot Thinks Obama’s Executive Orders Are Great For America

I saw a tweet in the #UniteBlue hashtag over the weekend and I decided to engage for clarification. President #Obama has helped more #Americans with #ExecutiveOrders then #republicans have in decades. #UniteBlue pic.twitter.com/evTdVNeg2E — Sherrea (@Sherrea_D) July 17, 2014 @gdthomp01 … Continue reading

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Obama Owns This Immigration Disaster

This latest immigration catastrophe is Obama’s fault. But don’t take my word for it, read the following excerpt from a news segment on NPR’s Morning Edition today when reporter Steve Inskeep interviewed Eric Olsen of the Woodrow Wilson Center and … Continue reading

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Seal The Southern Border Now

We have a serious moral dilemma going on right now at our southern border and if we don’t do something to fix the problem, the conundrums we will face in the near future will get much worse. We already had … Continue reading

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Life Is Great In Socialist Cuba

There was a time when proclaiming to be a Socialist was like carrying a sign that said “Nobody should take me seriously” and people who did this were rightfully shamed. But now with the popularity of people like Elizabeth Warren … Continue reading

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What Happens When The Minimum Wage Is Raised?

Economic theory tells us that when the fair market price for wages is artificially raised then businesses will raise the price of their good/services, cut back on expansion, reduce their work force and suffer with reduced profits. But we don’t … Continue reading

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Chevy Volt Sales Still Suck

It’s been a rotten year for Government Motors and I’m pretty sure it’s now not just conservatives that are questioning the bailing out of this failure of a company. Especially since a new report shows a “history of failures” at … Continue reading

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A Typical Day In A Liberal Utopia

From NPR: “During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago’s South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over … Continue reading

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An Obamanomics Recovery Compared To Other Recoveries

Throughout the 20th Century the US experienced larger than normal GDP growth following the end of a recession and the magnitude of the recovery was roughly proportional to the magnitude of the recession but something has happened under Obama to … Continue reading

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It’s Never Obama’s Fault

The US Q1 GDP growth was – 1.0% and this marked the first time the GDP has hit negative territory since Q1 of 2011. But as NPR reports, we mustn’t blame Obama for this. It’s The Weather “The first-quarter downturn … Continue reading

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The Obama Generation

From an NPR story about reparations (starting at the 4:30 mark): NPR Reporter Audie Cornish – “MTV had this survey on Millennials and their attitude toward racial inequality. One of the things they found that Millennials overwhelming see racism as … Continue reading

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