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Initial Jobless Claims Continue To Rise

April 17, 2010
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Initial Jobless Claims Continue To Rise

The media and the Obama administration continually spin the jobless claims numbers.  The initial jobless claims go up or down weekly.  When the number goes down, the media and the Obama administration hail the falling initial jobless claims as a sign that Obama’s policies are working.  When the numbers go up the answer is...
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The VAT Tax Is A Great Idea

April 10, 2010
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A new tax debate is about to begin.  Recently, the White House advisor Paul Volcker proposed that a VAT tax would help reduce the budget deficit.  He further indicated that other taxes, such as taxes on carbon would could also help reduce the deficit. A Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax that is...
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Obama Deficit Will Cause National Debt to Soar

March 28, 2010
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The Obama administration has produced a record budget deficit of over $1.3 trillion for fiscal year 2010.  The CBO has re-estimated its 10 year projections to predict that Obama’s budget deficits will push the country almost $10 trillion further in debt by 2020. Putting the federal deficit in terms that Americans can understand, when Obama...
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Health Care Reform a Done Deal?

March 21, 2010
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With the issuing of an executive order, President Obama may have tipped the scales in favor of the Democrat Health Care Reform plan. Representative Bart Stupak has indicated that with the assurance that an executive order barring the use of federal funds for abortions issued by President Obama, he and several other pro-life Democrats...
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The Government Does Not Provide Rights

March 13, 2010
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Often in the Health Care debate, people refer to Health Care as a Right.  This is then taken further to argue that since it is a right, the government must ensure  that people have Health Care and if not, the government must provide it.  There are many other things that many people wrongly assume to...
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Health Care Reform Through Reconciliation Wrong According to Many Senators

February 28, 2010
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With President Obama and the Democrat leadership in the House and Senate urging health care reform through reconciliation, several Senators are speaking out against using reconciliation. Reconciliation was set up to allow for budget items to get through Congress after both the House and Senate passed slightly different bills.  However, both parties have used...
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Democrats Now Love Bush Patriot Act

February 26, 2010
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Democrats, the ACLU, and thousands of protesters howled about George Bush stealing our freedoms and stomping on the Constitution whenever the Patriot Act came up for renewal.  Apparently the opposition to the Patriot Act diminishes when the Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House. Earlier this week, both the House and...
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Charles Rangel Ethics Issues Spell Trouble for Nancy Pelosi

February 26, 2010
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Nancy Pelosi will be busy in the next few weeks trying to determine how do deal with the Charles Rangel ethics issues.   In 2006, Nancy Pelosi  jubilantly declared that she would lead the most ethical congress ever.  However, Pelosi did not consider all the ethics issues that would be presented by Congressman Charles Rangel...
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Reid:Health Care Reform Through Reconciliation

February 20, 2010
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid has indicated that Congressional Democrats will use reconciliation to pass health care reform.  With the Democrat’s version of health care reform supported by less than 40% of Americans, it is no wonder that barely 20% of Americans approve of the job that congress is doing. Reconciliation is a process that...
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Obama Increases Deficit and Debt

February 7, 2010
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Incinerating a Hot Potato By Scott Spiegel If deficit spending is the way out of an economic downturn, as leftist economists like Paul Krugman keep telling us, then one way to characterize President Obama’s approach to reviving the ailing economy is “killing it with kindness.” Another is “tough love” – not the kind where...
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