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Obama suggests adding another dept to government and raising taxes in second term

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Clearly, our federal government isn’t big enough. In a Monday morning interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, President Obama suggested that a new Secretary of Business be created. Of course the new  Secretary will need a whole new government department of bureaucrats to go with his or her position. “We should have one Secretary of Business, instead of nine different departments ...

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Arizona Republic Endorses Mitt Romney

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The usually left leaning Arizona Republic today boldly announced its endorsement of Mitt Romney for President. Citing a desperate need for job creation, managed debt and a need for true health care reform the editorial staff of the Republic carefully explained desire to see the United States return to the super power of which it is capable. From the Republic: ...

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Do You Want More of the Same?

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Who would have believed that Barrack Obama would be using the same speeches, the same words in 2012 that he used in 2008? Were his plans so wondrous that we should continue them on another four years? Or were they so ineffective that instead of accomplishing them in one term he is now begging for more time? (Remember how those ...

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Unemployment: Tinkering with the Numbers?

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Did you watch the news last week?  A miracle fell into the lap of the president. Three precious weeks before the hotly contested presidential election the ‘newly unemployed’ claims dropped to an unexpected low. Coupled with the surprising unemployment decline these numbers were heralded by the left as a sure sign this was truly the beginning of the recovery and ...

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Young Women Overwhelmingly Favor Lower Taxes and Less Government Spending to Help Job Creation

“Young women don't want someone who just talks a good game – they want someone who gets the job done. They are sick of empty promises, flashy gimmicks, and meaningless endorsements. Young women are being devastated by this economy and denied opportunities for independence so that they can build a future for themselves. Through no fault of their own, their lives have been placed on hold. They are paying for this administration’s failures personally through the lack of job opportunities. With unemployment for young women far above the already high national unemployment rate, they know the status quo is unacceptable, and they know that we can do better,” said Amber S. Roseboom, Executive Vice President of Generation Opportunity and a former Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Office of Personnel Management.

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Obamacare Impact on Businesses

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Last week we heard that the Darden restaurant chain was considering moving employees from full to part time. This week it’s Applebee’s. These businesses are not alone in looking at ways to maintain their profitability. McDonald’s told investors last summer they also were looking at their number of full time employees. What’s the cause of this sudden change? Beginning next ...

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In panel discussion on Ledbetter, liberals ignore shortchanging amongst Democrats

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On October 11, The Federalist Society held a panel discussion at The National Press Club on Lilly Ledbetter (who lost her pay discrimination case in the Supreme Court because she failed to comply with a statutory deadline) and the media’s oversimplification of gender issues.  It featured Jennifer Braceras, a columnist and former Commissioner for the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, ...

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For the Undecided

Decidedly Liberals, Progressives, or Socialists are not swayed them from their unbridled compassion. Categorically, Conservatives know that there are now only two choices, slow intoxicating governmental growth, or mainline fascist socialism. God bless the undecided, for they are the hope of this world. The Undecided must balance their views with a sense of proportion. For instance, balance the need for ...

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New Obama Ad: Sniffle, but this job is hard

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In a new ad released for TV by the Obama for America campaign, it tells a tale of a Presidential difficulties and the successful rebound the nation is experiencing. Unfortunately for Obama – it’s all B.S. The voice-over starts with “Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many.” JFK might be surprised to hear that after having to strongly ...

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Are You Better Off?

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It’s the question candidates are asking. Are you better off? Last week’s job report seemed to indicate a slight improvement in business. But a quick look at the job layoff report might make one think otherwise. Daily Job Cuts: October 10, 2012 Layoffs Report Cummins announces plans to cut up to 1,500 jobs by end of 2012 http://trib.al/6a7AyE FEDEX to ...

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Unemployment 7.8% October Surprise

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After having his hat handed to him and being shown the door by his opponent in a debate performance so poor for Barack Obama that his only recourse was to bully Mitt Romney on the campaign stump the next day, what is a candidate hoping for re-election supposed to do to change the momentum? Have the Labor Department revise previous ...

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Disappointing Jobs Report Diminishes Obama Acceptance Speech

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The latest Labor Department report shows that job growth in America slowed abruptly in August.  Economists expected payrolls to increase by 125,000, but instead, new hires rose by only 96,000.  That is not enough to keep up with population growth, much less brighten the picture for millions of out of work Americans.  The unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 percent to ...

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WH: Todays Job Report Is Further Evidence of the Economic Recovery

Today the White House released its monthly jobs report, and strangely enough the White House continues to think that the recovery is strong despite strong evidence that says otherwise. “T oday’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover,” wrote Alan B. Krueger, chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. Here is the memo ...

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Spain’s Present is Obama America’s Future

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Although Spain is not as bad off as Greece, a look at Spain’s current economic reality reveals the future of America under four more years of Barrack Obama. Despite European commitments to inject up to 100 billion euros into Spain’s faltering banking system, bank withdrawals have accelerated.  During July, doubts about Spain’s financial system caused Spaniards to withdraw a record ...

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America Needs a New Sheriff

The American labor market showed few signs of new life in the latest jobs report.   First time filings for unemployment benefits rose again last week to a one-month high.  Claims rose for a second week, by 4,000 for the period ended Aug. 18.  After economists had predicted 365,000 new claims, the number climbed to 372,000. The administration continues to cite ...

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