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NYT: Americans not appreciating Obama’s economic achievements

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The New York Times is well-known to be little more than a Democrat ‘office of propaganda’ and this week, it’s working to change American’s perceptions of Obama’s “success” in saving the economy. the U.S. economy is in much better shape than the public appreciates, especially when measured against the depths of the financial crisis and the possibility — now rarely ...

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What Americans buy – in real time [chart]

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Advanced economies are typically heavily reliant on the domestic consumption of goods and services, and the United States is no exception. This visualization shows U.S. consumption in real-time. https://www.couponbox.com/real-time-consumption/embed/Source: Couponbox.com Lottery tickets, coffee or a book? We buy 10 times in lottery tickets what we do in books. DOOM! Doom I say! Or .. maybe I can have that gold plated ...

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So exactly what kinds of jobs are people actually finding these days? [chart]

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An estimated 589,000 jobs were created in the first three months of 2016 – an accomplishment the Obama administration and liberal analysts tout. Just what kinds of jobs were created should have them rethinking that self-praise. Here’s a visual breakdown of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) private sector job growth data for Q1 2016. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist ...

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Obama to add $10 per barrel oil tax

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President Obama is determined to wound the American economy further by putting an additional tax on oil. The White House announced Thursday that Obama will propose a $10 tax on each barrel of crude oil produced. At current prices, that represents a 33% increase in the raw material needed to make gasoline, diesel, fertilizer, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas, plastics, rubber and ...

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ARTICLE V CONVENTION? I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!

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There are many people, some who erroneously call themselves conservatives, panting at the idea of and calling for a Constitutional Convention as a resolution to the dilemma of politicians ignoring and violating the current document. What those poor, demented fools don’t understand, despite my numerous attempts to enlighten them, is that the ruling class political elitists will either abolish the ...

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San Francisco Too Expensive for Socialists to Live There

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Leftists have been so successful at turning San Francisco into a “social justice” paradise that it’s getting harder for the rank–and–file cultural socialist to afford to live there. Statists who are already residents are being squeezed by higher property taxes and rising rent, while lefties who make their own Hajj to Bagdad–on–the–Bay and want to remain in the city can’t ...

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Economic Freedom, Not Socialism, Eradicates Poverty

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America was was intended to be a “shining city on a hill” of freedom, individual liberty, and unlimited opportunity. She was never intended to be a socialist state. Socialistic egalitarianism is strikingly antithetical to the American paradigm. Founded in individual liberty, America has always been the one nation under heaven where equality of opportunity has taken precedence over equality of ...

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A Look at the Free Market Credentials of the GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who have officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. Top row, from left, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Bottom row, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and real estate mogul Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

Wednesday night’s CNBC GOP debate was touted as economic-centric. It ended up being more about the moderators baiting the candidates with ridiculous and biased questions, such as John Harwood’s query to Mick Huckabee as to whether Donald Trump has the “moral authority” to lead the nation. But there needs to be some serious discussion of economics injected into the primaries beyond ...

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Walmart avoids FTC investigation by removing questionable ‘Made in USA’ labels

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Walmart is a fine purveyor of the cheapest stuff on the planet and with that comes the reputation of being a retailer of mainly cheaply-made Chinese goods. The massive retailer tried to change that image by labeling more goods as “Made in America” and the Federal Trade Commission had a few questions about many of those items. The FTC said in ...

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Turning the Tables on Verizon & Other Cable Buccaneers

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Charles Murray’s new book — BY THE PEOPLE: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission —urges conservatives to embrace civil disobedience, but with a difference: We won’t loot CVS stores. In the face of all–pervasive government demanding we obey picayune regulations, Murray urges us to: “…withhold that compliance through systematic civil disobedience. Not for all regulations, but for the pointless, stupid and tyrannical ...

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The Next Stock Market Crash Is Near, And Obama Is Largely To Blame

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Items that have led up to the impending crash: The 2008 real estate crash that took the economy down (caused directly by the Clinton administration by enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act which, under threat of further in-depth investigations by Clinton’s Attorney General Janet Reno, forced lending companies to make loans to risky borrowers, which in turn led to the sub-prime ...

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The Federal Reserve Doesn’t Understand Money

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Yesterday Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, published an asinine editorial in the Wall Street Journal describing how the central bank- and the central bank only- saved the economy through artificially suppressing interest rates. As if this blatantly irrational line of reasoning wasn’t comical enough, Bernanke further went on to browbeat Fed critics as not doing “their bit” ...

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Getting Real: Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’

Watching CNBC and reading economist blogs like ZeroHedge render a certain perspective on the American economy – I’ve decided to give mine. America is steadily evolving away from the democrat-favored, 8:30a-to-whatever, 40+ hour, single-job work-week to eith multiple 15-20 hour per week part-time jobs or the high-risk world of entrepreneurship. Check out our multi-part series on the ‘gig economy’ Part One: So ...

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Gig Economy: Working in Retail

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As the American economy continues to slip into the crapper, more of us are taking multiple part-time jobs (gigs) to fill in the holes in our finances. Last week, I wrote about my UPS pre-loader early morning job, today – retail! See the rest of the ‘Gig Economy’ series: Part One: So you want to work as a UPS pre-loader ...

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