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Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief of Conservative Daily News and the president of Bald Eagle Media, LLC. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Anomalous Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

4th Quarter GDP Number Misleading

The BEA published a revised report  on the U.S. G.D.P. for Q4 2009.  The revision was up .2 points from an already high 5.7%.  Taken at face value, 5.9% growth in the economy in a three month period sounds fantastic, but digging into the numbers and methodology aid in the understanding of why this is not as great as it ...

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Health Care Being Discussed by… Lawyers?

Obama’s health care summit at the Blair house was attended largely by lawyers.  Professional politicians brought up as guardians of the legal system.  I use the term professional loosely as these experts on the legislative process have not been able to deal with the inefficiencies of the government they help to shape.  Why do we believe they could fix a ...

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The Economic 800lb. Gorilla in the Room

Everyone is talking about tight credit, greedy capitalists, overpaid CEO’s and a real-estate market that’s starting to crash yet again as the reasons that the recovery may falter.  While four months ago I fully believed that a double-dip recession was guaranteed, the risk is still there and has as much to do with something no one is talking about: Americans ...

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Real World Unexpectedly Not Obama's Utopia

Our current President promised us “hope”, “change”,  and prosperity.  These are the usual promises of politicians, but these, most Americans believed.  The wars would  end, the Iranians would listen, the EU is a model to be replicated, global warming would cause heat and drought, foreclosures would cease, being tough on terror, and middle-class Americans would not see increasing taxes. There ...

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U.S. Education System Snobbish, Stuck in the 1950's

The American education system isn’t the envy of the world.  It’s not even the prize of  U.S. citizens who are becoming more disenchanted with the archaic system the longer it continues.  It is a fine example of why the government is not the answer to what ills us. This is an open thread that starts with some ideas on how ...

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Supreme Court Overrules Political Spending Limits

Ever since the Supreme Court decided to allow corporations to spend money on political advertising, liberals and extremists have been in an uproar.   Ralph Nader is threatening to change the first amendment and the President wants new legislation to counter the court finding (that’s not Constitutional Mr. President, you’ll have to amend the constitution … checks and balances sir).  The ...

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The Reason for State Budget Collapses: Tax Cuts

In a Washington Independent article, Martha White writes that tax cuts and reductions to federal expenditures are to blame for the collapse of state budgets: A decade’s worth of cuts in federal aid combined with states moving to copy Bush administration tax cuts have led to states filling revenue shortfalls with regressive tax policies that disproportionately affect the poorest Americans. ...

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Obama Hasn't Done Enough Damage Yet. More Coming

Between the failed stimulus package (8% unemployment?), bailouts for the auto industry (the only one doing well is Ford), hostages in Iran, the fact that Chavez doesn’t like us and now the Russians are gearing up for another cold war…  it’s obvious that Obama hasn’t accomplished nearly enough destruction of the American way-of-life.  That’s ok, he has a plan to ...

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The Rising Cost of Congress

For the last year, we have all been beaten over the head repeatedly with the notion that health care costs are rising so fast that families can’t afford their insurance.  Is anyone applying the same formula to Congress?  They don’t mind spending our money in a care-free manner. We’ve built numerous post-offices and airports as Congressional namesakes.  Fountains have been ...

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Ralph Nader Wants to Eliminate Free Speech

Ralph Nader is using his Public Citizen corporation to push for an amendment to one of the amendments in the Constitution that is in the Bill of Rights. Nader is after the first amendment, the right to free speech. He is so disappointed that the supreme court upheld the actual amendment that prevents Congress from making any law that restricts ...

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2010 Election Story Worsening After Obama's Interview

Obama did an interview with George Stephanopoulos where he said that he should have been more direct with the American people to help them understand what their core beliefs are.  Well, congratulations, the Obama death wish on Democrat candidates continues. Obama managed to turn the Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts elections over to the GOP, just by talking.  Blaming Bush, ...

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Medicaid an Anchor Around The Necks of States

Medicaid and Medicare were held up as the government-run successes that prove that we can afford universal health care and that it works.  In North Carolina and Oklahoma, severe Medicaid budget overruns are being reported and the blame is partly that enrolllees are using more medical services.  Of course they are, because it’s free.  That is precisely the problem with ...

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Obama Still Missing the Mark on What Americans Want

A landmark election result came out of Massachusetts on Tuesday and the White House doesn’t see the forest or the trees. In a stunning reaction to the election, the President attacks banks in an effort to limit their size and the amount of risk they can take on. One of his suggestions are to place a dividing wall between investment ...

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Obama: More Speeches Needed for Policies to Succeed

I was watching an interview of President Obama by George Stephanopoulos just after the election of Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate. I wanted to see how he would adjust to the voice of the American voter. Would he pull a Clinton and understand that his policies were unpopular, state that he hears us and moderate his strategy or would ...

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Progressive Soap Box, Air America, to File Bankruptcy and Cease Programming

This memo at airamerica.com closes the chapter on a liberal talk radio outlet.  The memo basically blames the economy.  While economics (specifically supply and demand) are in-play, the economy is not why they lasted only 4 1/2 years. The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America’s business. This past year has seen a “perfect storm” ...

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