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The Economy Stinks and the GDP Doesn’t Have a Clue

We all gain an understanding of gross income vs. net income when it comes to tax time and many of us forget the relationship shortly after.  What do these two terms have to do with our economy? The U.S. G.D.P. (Gross Domestic Product) is an indicator of the total of goods produced with no regard to the cost of producing ...

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Health Care Reform Will Lead to Poverty for All

I am linking a New York Times article and not doing much to comment..  the author is spot-on and saying everything I have said in other posts.  It’s a great read, should be linked to anyone and everyone that thinks that somehow health care reform will save our country’s economy. The points to understand are how the lower middle class ...

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Conservatives Prevail in NY District 23 Race

In a last-minute move, two key actions have taken place in the NY 23 special election that show that Conservatism is on the rise. First, Dede Scozzafava, a liberal Republican has dropped out of the race leaving only Bill Owens, a liberal Democrat, and Doug Hoffman, a Conservative independent.  Hoffman has been even with Owens in recent polls even without ...

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The Economy is Not Getting Better.. Yet

Much of the media has been declaring an end to the recession.  I have been on the sidelines for months now and a few talking heads were not going to get me to throw my assets at a loser market. I have done my best not to sound like Chicken Little, but there was absolutely no way I could in ...

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NRCC Deciding Scozzafava a Lost Cause?

While the NRCC is not endorsing Hoffman or dropping its support of Scozzafava, it is becoming evident that they are no longer putting any real effort into getting Dede elected. Hot Air reports that the RNCC will be continuing to run anti-Democrat (Owens) adds, but not spending any money on pro-Scozzafava media.  Red State is claiming that they have inside ...

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H.R. 3962: Health Care Reform the Pelosi Way – Highlights

Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi revealed the almost 2,000 page monstrosity of a health care bill from the House of Representatives.  I am not sure if our Congressmen will read it, but I knew I had to. I spent nearly 8 hours speed-reading and trying to notate the critical sections of this incredibly-liberal health care reform bill.  I know it’s not final, ...

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Democrats Merge 3 House Bills: Pelosi-care On the March

Fox news reported that the new House Bill will be formally announced tomorrow morning.  The bill does contain many of Obama’s wishes and the resultant costs: “..includes new requirements for employers to offer insurance to their workers or face penalties, fines on Americans who don’t purchase coverage and subsidies to help lower-income people do so. Insurance companies would face new ...

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Hoffman Takes Lead in NY District 23 Race

Today’s Washington Post published an article that sites a new survey showing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman as the leader in the N.Y. House race. “The poll shows Hoffman taking 31 percent to 27 percent for businessman Bill Owens (D) and just 19 percent for state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R).  Jon Lerner, who conducted the poll for the Club, said ...

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Obama Announces Strategy for Everything

The American and international press has been pointing-out Obama’s lack of decision-making and his dearth of accomplishments.  Obama has now made it evident why it has taken almost a year for him to make key decision or get much of anything done.  He sees all the ills that pleague our country as inter-connected.  Due to that insight, the President needed ...

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GAO:TARP Has Done Two Things, “Jack and Squat”

In the Government Accounting Office’s October “Report to Congressional Committees” on TARP, it is apparent that TARP’s success.. isn’t that apparent. The report recommends filling important positions with permanent staff instead of the consultants currently manning them, but what really stands out is when the GAO attempts to quantify the success of the program.  The report states that, “isolating and ...

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Leading Republicans Back 3rd Party Conservative Candidate in NY Race

On Friday, Rick Santorum threw his support behind Doug Hoffman in the controversial N.Y. District 23 House race.  In a recent Conservative Daily News article, it was noted that the GOP is backing a very liberal candidate in this race.  As of Friday, many top republicans have parted ways with GOP leadership and supported Hoffman instead.  Politico reported that: “..Santorum ...

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Is the Opt-Out Really an Option?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has realized that a robust public option isn’t going to pass, mainly because he can’t even get liberals to agree that it’s a good thing.  So now he’s working to find out if a public plan that allows States to opt-out is passable.  The answer – no! Moderate Democrats feel that it is not up ...

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Frustrated With the G.O.P.? Change It!

Many Conservatives (yes, I always capitalize it – correctness not my forte) , feel that the Republican party has been slipping into irrelevance.  In-fact 73% of us are screaming at the top of our longs (that being equal to the most-recent Rasmussen opinion poll), that we are not happy with the G.O.P. leadership – at all.  Now the question is ...

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Mr. Steele, We Are Conservatives, Not Republicans

In a recent Rasmussen opinion poll, Conservatives have sent a strong message to the failing leadership of the Republican party.  The results of the poll indicate that, “73% think Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters”.  Consider me in that group.  I have become increasingly disappointed by the members of the political party that is supposed to be ...

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