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How’s That “progressive” Deal Working Out For You?

According to the Labor Department, jobless claims for unemployment benefits surged 34,000 to 386,000.  Figures for the prior week were revised upwards to 352,000 from the 350,000 previously reported.  This makes every time since the current administration seized power that previously reported unemployment numbers were later revised upwards. Meanwhile, factory activity fell shy of expectations held by economic experts and ...

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America Does Not Build Business, Business Builds America

In a speech given Friday to supporters at a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va., the current Oval Office occupant told business owners they owe their business success to government built infrastructure saying: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.  There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back.  ...

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American Energy Means American Recovery

There is widespread consensus that America needs to become energy independent. America’s ever growing dependence on foreign energy putsher at ever-greater risk in a world that is increasingly unstable. Given the current political upheavals in the Middle East, this reality is slapping America in the face with increasing costs at the pump, which are contributing to the cost of goods ...

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Obama Chasing Spain’s Failure

Just last year Obama was telling America how “green” energy technology was the guaranteed pathway to energy security and independence: “The future is here. We are poised to transform the ways we power our homes and our cars and our businesses”. He said America risked falling behind the rest of the world in the design, production and implementation of renewable ...

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The Job Sinkhole

Today the American unemployment rate remains unchanged at 8.2 percent.  The economy is still five million jobs shy of the breakeven point as America continues to drown in a sea of growing government red ink while struggling to tread water under the overburden of oppressive big government regulations. Since the start of the seemingly never ending “great recession”, the nation ...

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America: Can still be that Shining City on a Hill

Since the passing of Obamacare, which is now being re-branded as “ObamaTax” due to the ruling that was handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States last Thursday. Now, more Americans seem to be displeased with the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act as a constitutional law.  Thursday was a historic day for ...

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obamacare: Tip of the Iceberg

Since the ruling by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, June 28, 2012, the big news in America has been how the obama administration, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid misrepresented the legislation to Congress, the Senate and the public. It was consistently presented as a cost saving measure that would reduce ...

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R.I.P. Liberty

On June 28, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. EST, obamacare was ruled unconstitutional via the Commerce Clause, yet ruled Constitutional on the grounds that it is a tax, even though the current White House occupant claimed it wasn’t a tax while jamming it through Congress and trying unsuccessfully to sell it to the American public. http://www.wtop.com/209/2109971/High-court-upholds-key-part-of-Obama-health-law The Supreme Court of the ...

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“progressive” Media Spin Continues Unabated

Consistent with a clear pattern of widespread institutionalized “progressive” left media bias, Yahoo News once again uses headlines to promote their version of the news.  They report that whoever wins the presidency in November will have negligible impact on the economy. The “news headline” reads: Poll: Election winner won’t impact economy much The story reports on results of a new ...

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Free Market Advocacy Group spending big money this season

The commonly held thought that the general public doesn’t pay attention to political issues until the fall months has been proven shattered.  Americans For Prosperity, a nationwide issue advocacy group, is breaking the mold when it comes to educating the public by launching a multimillion dollar ad campaign and grassroots activist effort well before “election season.” And according to AFP ...

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Adieu France, So Long Stability

French Socialist President Francois Hollande’s newly elected government is planning to raise taxes on big companies while deterring businesses from engaging in layoffs by making that process more costly. Hoping to nudge companies into investing rather than paying profits to shareholders, the government plans to impose a new 3% tax on dividends. Other plans include raising levies on capital gains, ...

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The Spread of Economic Greek Fire

The global economy is on fire due to government Water Fountain Economics. Leaders from around the world continue to push for more government spending with hope that it will stem the flow of a sinking economic situation and put the fire out.  One of those world leaders is, France’s newly elected President Francois Hollande, who is the leader of the ...

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Was “The Private Sector is Doing Fine” Really a Gaffe?

When obama uttered the words “the private sector is doing fine” speculation ran rampant, declarations occurred and questions abounded. Obedient spokes-fools within the “progressive” Party Pravda remained largely mum, dutifully neglecting or downplaying the story. Conservatives pounced on the statement, speculating aggressively about obama’s lack of perceptive abilities while declaring it to be the biggest gaffe in his presidency. Questions ...

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Throwing Good Money After Bad

The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy added 69,000 jobs last month, the lowest number since May of last year. Concurrently, the unemployment rate increased for the first time in eleven months. The “official” jobless rate rose to 8.2%. Additionally, it reported that in the past two months 49,000 fewer jobs were created than originally stated. The Bureau of ...

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Green Death

Eight regions of Spain have had their credit ratings cut as uneasy Spaniards moved their money overseas. Spooked by the questionable state of their banks, Spanish savers are now moving their money abroad faster than records have ever shown. Spain’s credit rating has been downgraded two notches and nearly 25% of Spaniards are unemployed The Spanish newspaper La Gaceta ran ...

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