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The Never Ending Chevy Volt Saga

General Motors (GM), or Government Motors, announced on Friday, March 2, 2012, that it will suspend Chevrolet Volt production for five weeks to “align production with demand.” GM told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck production facility that they will be temporarily laid off from March 19 to April 23, as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and ...

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More Green Energy Company Layoffs

Here we go again. Today, layoffs. Tomorrow, bankruptcy? Another “green energy” company, Abound Solar, a recipient of a $400 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, or the stimulus) loan guarantee, announced on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, that it is laying off 70% of its workforce, halt what Abound calls first generation solar panel production, refit its manufacturing lines to ...

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MSM Carries Obama’s Water With UAW

 With his teleprompters present, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, President Barack Hussein Obama attended a United Auto Workers (UAW) meeting in Washington DC. Obama’s speech, billed as a policy speech, was more like a campaign pep rally. Said Obama, “Some politicians even said we should ‘let Detroit go bankrupt!‘ You remember that?” But there is one little problem. While the ...

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SCOTUS and Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Is affirmative action in the determination of higher education admission ending? In 2003, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upheld the race-conscious admissions policy at the University of Michigan’s law school. In making its 5-4 decision, SCOTUS reasoned that a diverse student body prepares students for their professional careers, as “the skills needed in today’s increasingly global marketplace can only be developed ...

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Phony Political Debates and Obama hissy-fits

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, President Barack Hussein Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, said, “I do hope Congress joins me instead of spending the coming months in a lot of phony political debates focusing on the next election.”  [emphasis mine]   Continuing his “We Can’t Wait” campaign, Obama said, “When Congress refuses to act, Joe and I are ...

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“Accommodation” and Self-Insurance

President Barack Hussein Obama, and his administration, particularly with regard to the Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement, tried to “accommodate” everyone by announcing that insurers had to provide contraception to employees. But he didn’t consider the self-insurance issue. Or perhaps he did, but considered it a non-issue that will go away when the one year grace period ends. On ...

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More 2013 Budget Surprises

The more we dig into President Barack Hussein Obama’s 2013 budget (only a week late), the more surprises we find. For example, we found that Obama wants to increase the electric car subsidy. Now we find, via Reuters, that Obama wants to (a) provide $800 million (of money we don’t have) to help “Arab Spring” countries hurt economically by revolutions, ...

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Increase The Electric Vehicle Subsidy

Hidden in President Barack Hussein Obama’s proposed 2013 budget is an increase of the subsidy for electric cars from $7500 to $10000. In his effort to have 1 million electric, or “Advanced Technology,” vehicles on American roads by 2015, a budget document, entitled “Investing in Our Future,” discussed briefly by White House economic chief Gene Sperling, includes this goal. If ...

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Oh No! Here Comes Another Deficit

How will continuing to run deficits affect the US economy? It will have a deleterious effect, because deficit spending (spending more than is taken in) increases debt, which increases sales of Treasury bonds (actually borrowing) to cover the deficit amount, which increases money in circulation, which increases inflation, which decreases bond sales because investors (bond buyers) don’t want to be ...

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Seasonal Adjusted or Not Seasonally Adjusted – Understanding Is The Key

Here is another installment in the non-political arena for which Rich Mitchell called. Again, I am writing about a subjects with which I have experience – statistics – and with which I have no experience – unemployment. We are bombarded daily with “seasonally adjusted” data. For example, last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor published, ...

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Liberals Think The Answer To Every Situation Is Higher Taxes

 How many times must liberals be shown that what they believe and try to force people to practice, via tax codes, is simply incorrect? Two recent occurrences got me thinking about this subject: (1) Obama’s appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast and his call for higher taxes, and (2) Obama’s call, in his State of the Union address (SOTU), the ...

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The Minimum Wage Increase Myth

The Minimum Wage Yesterday (February 2, 2012) Rush Limbaugh announced that Republican presidential nomination hopeful Mitt Romney favored a minimum wage increase linked to inflation. Romney renewed his support for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation. “I haven’t changed my thoughts on that,” said Romney about automatic minimum wage increases, a belief he has ...

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Hybrid MPG Myths

I recently received an e-mail from Rich Mitchell encouraging CDN contributors to write about subjects other than politics, to “expand our horizons.” So I decided to research and write about a subject in which I have knowledge and about which I know nothing: automobiles. I grew up when muscle cars were king, and I worked as a mechanic to put ...

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MSM Fails to Tell Complete Story About Newt – Again

On Monday, January 30, 2012, NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer asked Republican presidential nomination hopeful Mitt Romney to cease running an ad that features former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw. In the ad Brokaw was reporting in 1997 that Romney opponent Newt Gingrich was, when Gingrich was Speaker of the House of Representatives, being charged with ethics violations. ...

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In The Hypocrite Department…Nancy Pelosi

 While the Obamas were vacationing in Hawaii over Christmas, there was another prominent Democrat also vacationing in Hawaii – Nancy Pelosi! She stayed on the “big island,” the island of Hawaii, at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona. The cost to stay there: $10,000 per day. And that’s not all. This was not her first vacation ...

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