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Mortgage Bubble Started Crisis, Isn’t Getting Better

Last year the economy crashed. Now, the stimulus has stimulated, the Federal Reserve has eased, Geihtner has.. well done whatever he does, and Obama has spoken (certainly that should have fixed everything). So how did we hit 9.8% unemployment since the stimulus was an emergency action that would keep unemployment from going over 8%, pumping massive amounts of liquidity into the economy should have loosened credit, little Timmy G. and Obama bought GM, AIG and Chrysler and they helped everyone buy a new car that wanted one? It must be that G.W. Bush must still be affecting the economy from his ranch in Texas...

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Voting Against Current Reform Bills Does Not Mean Inaction

President Obama has renewed his argument that we have to pass this legislation or his plan (whatever that is) because inaction is not an option.  While most people agree that inaction is not an option, why is voting for the progressive’s tax-and-spend fiasco the only alternative to doing nothing? The conservatives in the House of Representatives proposed a health care ...

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Why Dow 10,000 May Not Matter

The last week has produced a euphoria in the market-place. The DOW has crossed (and again fallen below) this psychological barrier in the stock market. Many point at the crossing as a sign that the market is recovering. The DOW industrial index has gone from under 7,000 to 10,000 in the past several months and is certainly feeding on it’s ...

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Can America Elect a True Conservative?

I do not associate myself with a political party, because none of them represent my views. The Republicans are just as corrupt, mindless and manipulative as the Democrats. But what about you… the readers? Could America ever elect a true conservative. A true conservative would look to eliminate Social Security (over time of course), eliminate Medicare (again, with thought), focus ...

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Are You Running Your 401k? Are You Sure?

The Wall Street Journal published an article by Eleanor Laise that highlights an increasing practice by employers.  Taking more-and-more control of employee’s retirement accounts. “The greater employer control is a philosophical shift in 401(k)s and other defined-contribution plans, which held $3.5 trillion at the end of last year. The new, more-paternalistic approach, with employers making most of the decisions, resembles ...

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Democrats Concerned About 2010 Vote, Bribe Voters and Illegals

In a Hot Air post by Ed Morrissey, we learned that Democrat strategists are concerned that without the record turnout from black voters that they enjoyed in 2008, they may be in for trouble.  ACORN is just trying to survive and is in no condition to rig this one for them, so what is a Democrat to do?  If you ...

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Reform: It’s All About the Money – Yours

Unfortunately, just as the other bills that have come out of House and Senate committees, it doesn't fix health care at all - and it costs a fortune.

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Congressional Update

Summary of controversial or otherwise interesting Congressional resolutions, bills, and activities.

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Deficit Neutral is Good?

So Obama won't sign any bill that isn't "deficit-neutral". Max Baucus leads the charge to create a health care bill that fits that description. Unfortunately, that is not the same as fiscally-responsible.

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