Category: The Economy and Your Money

Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

| January 18, 2013 | 2 Replies

Matthew Yglesias is the business and economics correspondent for Slate Magazine. He is also a fierce partisan progressive who has worked for the far-left new media outlets Think Progress and Talking Points Memo. Which Matthew Yglesias do you suppose tweeted this today, the professional economics writer or the partisan hack? How many of the people […]

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A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

| December 21, 2012 | 1 Reply

So John Boehner’s big plan to cut the fiscal cliff Gordian Knot failed, then shattered like Narsil on the slopes of Mount Doom. Now we are in the Day of Recrimination, when the professional Republican set and their loyalists sneer down at the Tea Party rabble and the Tea Partiers are measuring Republican leaders for […]

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How I Learned to Love Vodka and Accept the Taxpocalypse

How I Learned to Love Vodka and Accept the Taxpocalypse

| November 19, 2012 | 3 Replies

I like when I’m on the same side of an issue as Stephen Green. Here’s a bit of his open letter to Speaker John Boehner. I’ll repeat: Give President Obama and the Democrats the tax hikes they demand, and which most polls show the American public accepts. You’ll let us avoid the fiscal cliff — […]

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Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

| November 12, 2012 | 5 Replies

Less than a week after winning a second term, President Barack Obama has unveiled his first true priority — higher tax rates on “the wealthy”.  House Speaker John Boehner quickly adopted a supine position, which he only hemi-demi-semi-repented after a sharp kick in the caboose from the Republicans he, in theory, represents. Let me lay […]

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The Word You Want Here, Mr. President, Is "Capital".

The Word You Want Here, Mr. President, Is "Capital".

| October 17, 2012 | Reply

For the life of me, I do not understand what Barack Obama’s economic philosophy is, even when he comes right out and says it. President Obama: “We can’t grow this economy from the top down. We’ve got to grow this economy from the middle class out.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012 What in […]

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What's Up with the Odd Jobs Numbers? I Have an Idea but It's Not Good News.

What's Up with the Odd Jobs Numbers? I Have an Idea but It's Not Good News.

| October 5, 2012 | Reply

The September jobs numbers are out and the left is skipping around like Navin Johnson flipping through a brand-new phone book. There is some reason to celebrate, though I wouldn’t exactly crack open the good champagne, for a reason I’ll explain in just a bit. First, the good news. Unemployment dropped below 8 percent for […]

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Obama to the Defense Industry: Hose Your Workers, Save My Campaign, and We'll Cover You.

Obama to the Defense Industry: Hose Your Workers, Save My Campaign, and We'll Cover You.

| October 2, 2012 | Reply

I know we conservatives call Barack Obama a rank political opportunist a awful lot. It’s tough to come up with useful synonyms to describe how he uses people to grease the gears of his political machine, so we on that right tend to sound like knee-jerk partisans, much like when a progressive uses the word […]

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Barack Obama, a Teacher's Best Friend*

Barack Obama, a Teacher's Best Friend*

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

Did you build that? You did not. You did not build that at all. Quite frankly, you should be ashamed for taking credit for work you didn’t do and money you clearly didn’t earn. Now go to your room and think about what you’ve done. Thief. (via Kurt Schlichter, whose Twitter feed is the only […]

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So, About that Romney Video…

So, About that Romney Video…

| September 18, 2012 | 2 Replies

What Romney video, you who do not spend 18 hours a day watching the never-ending journalistic beclownment that is the political news cycle may ask? Well, let me tell you. Back, in May, a couple of weeks before Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination, he held a fundraiser hosted by a hedge fund manager (Yes, […]

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The Recovery that Isn't

The Recovery that Isn't

| September 7, 2012 | Reply

The White House has good news for us today. The economy is getting better, thanks to Barack Obama’s brilliant policies and, if we give him another four years, he’ll do even better! While there is more work that remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to […]

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