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Obama Is All Over The Issue of Job-Killing Government Regulations

The Financial Times on July 30th had an interesting article in its European edition.  It reported that the White House sincerely believes that “occupational red tape costs millions of jobs…”. Well, DUH! If the White House believes that state and local regulations stifle job creation, what the hell do they think massive federal regulations do?  What does Obamacare do to ...

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Billion Dollar Babies and American Jihad – Intellectual Froglegs

And here is the latest installment of Intellectual Froglegs: Joe Dan Gorman nails it yet again, with his in-depth analysis of leftist propaganda on Jihadists, phobias, abortion, Planned Parenthood, and Janet Napolitano. In case you’re wondering, Napolitano has no clue how to do her job, except the part where she spews disjointed jargon in Congressional hearings. And the new inconvenient ...

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Another improving unemployment report that’s not so improved

The second paragraph in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary for February says it all: The unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent in February but has shown little movement, on net, since September 2012. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.0 million, also edged lower in February. While the unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent from ...

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Unemployment Rate Becomes Political Football

Somewhat unsurprisingly given the intense polarization that exists today, the announcement of the drop in November’s unemployment rate has become a political issue, as both sides of political leadership claim it supports their position in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that during November, the unemployment rate fell to 7.7% from 7.9%. The labor force ...

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