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    • One Obamacare Tax Could Cost Up To 286,000 Jobs - 07 May 2014
      posted in Business & Economy & Jobs

      Just one of Obamacare’s many taxes could cost the U.S. hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next decade, according to an industry report published Tuesday. The National Federation of Independent Business projects that between 152,000 and 286,000 jobs will be lost by 2023 due to Obamacare’s health insurance tax. NFIB, a nonprofit association of […]

    • Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers - 15 Nov 2013
      posted in Big Gov & Civil Liberties & Columns & Economy & Inflation & Prices

      One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama’s budget is the use of the “chained consumer price index” (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people’s standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to alter the perceived impact of inflation via the gimmick of “full substitution.” This […]

    • Keynesian Krugman: Higher Taxes and Death Panels Will Be Required - 07 Nov 2013
      posted in Columns

      Princeton’s Paul Krugman is a Keynesian. He is the Keynesian. He is the resident economist for the New York Times. Economics teaches that there are no free lunches. Therefore, an economy can allocate scarce resources in two ways: by price competition or by government committees. Keynesianism seeks to find a middle ground. It wants allocation […]

    • Marriage and abortion are economic issues - 28 Oct 2013
      posted in Columns & Life

      Political discussions commonly assume there are two separate sets of issues. There’s a social agenda — issues like abortion and marriage. And there’s an economic agenda — issues like federal spending, debt, taxes, and government programs like entitlements. It’s usually assumed that these two agendas don’t have anything to do with each other. But it’s […]

    • Forty years ago, scarcity was our reality - 21 Oct 2013
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Energy & Environment

      October 17 was the fortieth anniversary of the oil embargo slapped on America by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). That action changed the entire geopolitical map—taking the power from the United States and giving it to the Middle East. As a result of the embargo, the price of gasoline quadrupled, gas stations had […]

    • Rand Paul: Why I Plan to Grill Yellen - 15 Oct 2013
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Executive & Property & Senate

      President Obama’s announcement of Janet Yellen as his choice as the new Federal Reserve chairman has prompted speculation about what this might mean for our central bank. Perhaps this can best be judged by reviewing its recent history and Yellen’s place in it. It is also important to focus on the fact that the Federal […]

    • Where’s the concern over private sector furloughs? - 15 Oct 2013
      posted in Columns

      Private sector workers impacted by the federal behemoth may never recover. Does DC care? In 2009, President Obama told Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA), “Elections have consequences, and I won.” As with his healthcare law, amid this year’s impasse, he said “there will be no negotiations on the debt ceiling” and “I shouldn’t have to offer […]

    • A Lost Generation Betrayed by Obama - 02 Oct 2013
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Jobs

      It used to be that a college degree was a ticket to a pretty good job. No more. College graduates are now called the “Lost” generation because more than half of recent graduates are jobless, or working only non-career part-time jobs, or working jobs that don’t require a college degree. Today’s college students have been […]

    • Washington should not be ‘America’s largest employer’ - 01 Oct 2013
      posted in Big Gov & Uncategorized

      In his pre-government slowdown speech yesterday, President Obama warned that a “shutdown” would harm “American’s largest employer” — the U.S. Government. “In the event of a government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of … dedicated public servants who stay on the job will do so without pay — and several hundred thousand more will be immediately […]

    • It’s time for the GOP to offer a new Square Deal - 24 Sep 2013
      posted in Columns & Economy

      When financial markets went haywire five years ago this month, John McCain doomed his presidential aspirations by proclaiming: “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.” Although the Great Recession had started nine months earlier, every American grasped – and still does – the reality that the Republican senator from Arizona did not: The U.S. economic […]