Category: The Economy and Your Money

Robert Gibbs Last Gift: Reminding Us Who Created Four Years of Soul-Crushing Debt

Robert Gibbs Last Gift: Reminding Us Who Created Four Years of Soul-Crushing Debt

| January 5, 2011 | 1 Reply

From the blogosphere to the briefing room in less than a day. Jake Tapper got right on top of some apparent Obama hypocrisy and gave Robert Gibbs, who I note today is leaving his position as Flopsweater-in-Chief to gear up the President’s re-election campaign, the chance to make it right. Gibbs, of course, did nothing of the sort. […]

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Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was “A Sign of Leadership Failure”?

Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was “A Sign of Leadership Failure”?

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

Andrew McCarthy found a very convincing argument Republicans can use in the upcoming debate over whether to increase the debt ceiling to well over $14 trillion. I would like it very much if a smart conservative Senator stood up and read this, from the 2006 push to raise the debt ceiling to what today seems […]

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Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was "A Sign of Leadership Failure"?

Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was "A Sign of Leadership Failure"?

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

Andrew McCarthy found a very convincing argument Republicans can use in the upcoming debate over whether to increase the debt ceiling to well over $14 trillion. I would like it very much if a smart conservative Senator stood up and read this, from the 2006 push to raise the debt ceiling to what today seems […]

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Hey, Small Business Owners. Better Brace for that Death Tax Compromise.

Hey, Small Business Owners. Better Brace for that Death Tax Compromise.

| January 2, 2011 | 1 Reply

When the most recent tax deal passed, one of the great triumphs Republicans claimed was that the “death tax” would be only 35 percent on estates of more than 5 million dollars. The Democrats wanted a rate of 55 percent and a much lower exemption. What wasn’t widely reported by either Republicans or Democrats was […]

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White House: Let Us Spend More Money Or The Economy Gets It!

White House: Let Us Spend More Money Or The Economy Gets It!

| January 2, 2011 | 1 Reply

If you listen very closely, you can hear the administration’s utter desperation. The top White House economic adviser on Sunday warned against what he called “playing chicken” with the need to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said on ABC’s “This Week” that refusing to […]

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We’re Going to Need More Vito and Less Tom in the New Congress

We’re Going to Need More Vito and Less Tom in the New Congress

| December 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

Let’s face it, conservatives, Barack Obama and Harry Reid cleaned our clocks. We  scored the biggest electoral win for any party since at least the end of World War II, a win so big that even the President was forced to remark on it. Our message — Washington is too damned big and too damned […]

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A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’ve been hard on the GOP the past few days for their cheese-eating surrender monkey ways on the tax deal, but tonight they did something very right. The Senate’s very own Gollum, Harry Reid, tried to bull rush the Omnibus Spending Bill through the Senate tonight, but he didn’t even get a good run on […]

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The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

Ed Morrissey posted this chart from Clusterstock last week, but I thought it worth a second look. As you hear various members of Congress and the President talk about tax deals and spending bills, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, bills to make kids eat lettuce in schools, and the START Treaty, remember that the big red […]

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So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

| December 13, 2010 | 4 Replies

Years from now when we look back at the GOP/Obama tax compromise, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly this evening, two things will be evident: It added a humongous number to the deficit and gained us no real economic benefit ; and The GOP got taken to the cleaners. Consider. Before today, Republicans in Congress held […]

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Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

| December 13, 2010 | Reply

Jennifer Rubin, writing at her Washington Post blog says that the tax deal debate, at least on the right, is between purists and dealmakers. She’s squarely on the dealmakers’ side. I think she’s looking at the discussion entirely the wrong way, but let me give you the heart of her argument first. Are we really […]

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