Category: The Economy and Your Money

Say, Why Don’t We Re-Hire That Nice Titanic Captain?

Say, Why Don’t We Re-Hire That Nice Titanic Captain?

| August 25, 2009 | Reply

Heck of a job, Ben. “The man next to me, Ben Bernanke, has led the Fed through one of the worst financial crises that this nation and this world have ever faced,” Obama will say in a statement to the media at 9 a.m. EDT/1300 GMT. Obama will say Bernanke had dealt with the financial […]

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The Recession Looks to Be Over. Well, Not Here, But Everywhere Else.

The Recession Looks to Be Over. Well, Not Here, But Everywhere Else.

| August 22, 2009 | 2 Replies

I want to write more on this editorial by Bush-administration economic guru Bruce Bartlett, but, for now, let me just give you his central point. Bartlett contends that our recession, which is still going on despite unprecedented government attempts to make it end, required government solutions. Over the past year, we have heard much criticism […]

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Obama Stars in New Movie: For a Trillion Dollars More

Obama Stars in New Movie: For a Trillion Dollars More

| August 21, 2009 | 3 Replies

Okay, so the good news is that the Obama administration’s estimate of the 10-year deficit was wrong. The bad news is that they were wrong and low. Two trillion dollars low. The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior […]

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More Profiles in Town Hall Corrup…err…Courage

More Profiles in Town Hall Corrup…err…Courage

| August 17, 2009 | 4 Replies

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says that meeting with his constituents is “not constructive” but meeting with big-money health care officials who could dump a few millions bucks into his pockets is meaningful. Ed Morrissey has another profile in courage as well of yet another Democratic member of Congress who has decided to hold his town […]

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Barack Obama’s Clueless Third

Barack Obama’s Clueless Third

| August 14, 2009 | 3 Replies

What surprises me most about this poll isn’t that 69 percent of Americans think that Preisdent Obama will break his promise not to raise taxes on everyone except C. Montgomery Burns and the Monopoly Guy but that 31 percent don’t actually realize he’s already done it. It’s not like the President doesn’t have a few […]

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For the Left, Any Action Has an Equal, Opposite, and Violent Reaction.

For the Left, Any Action Has an Equal, Opposite, and Violent Reaction.

| August 7, 2009 | 5 Replies

Cause: Top White House aides gave Senate Democrats a recess battle plan on Thursday, arming the lawmakers with tips for avoiding disastrous town hall meetings while showing them polling on popular aspects of the reform effort. … “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” Messina said, according to an official who […]

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This is What a Representative Democracy Looks Like

This is What a Representative Democracy Looks Like

| August 3, 2009 | 15 Replies

The American voter is very slow to anger, but when you mess them over often enough, they can get plenty riled up. Word on the left is that is some centrally-organized effort like ACORN or MoveOn has put together for the past eight years. That’s patently untrue and anyone who really wants to know what’s […]

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Fun at AIP: The Obama Economic Tag Team Flop and Porny Gorillas!

Fun at AIP: The Obama Economic Tag Team Flop and Porny Gorillas!

| August 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

My new piece at AIP tackles the Geithner/Summers tag team who hit the Sunday talk shows yesterday. Their message was simple: the President considers deficit reduction a top priority and our economy cannot possibly recover with such a high deficit. And also mumblemumbletaxincreasesonthemiddleclassmumblemumble. I’ve yet to see an actual wrestling tag team pin themselves and […]

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Clunker Cash Coffer Catastrophe Causes Congressional Consternation, Conservative Contumely

Clunker Cash Coffer Catastrophe Causes Congressional Consternation, Conservative Contumely

| July 31, 2009 | 6 Replies

My latest at AIP involves the Cash for Clunkers program whereby Washington has decided that the car you drive is a blight to Mother Gaia and you should drive a car they like. They’ve offered to pay you for the privilege — up to $4,500 for your old ride — except that the program ran […]

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Why Being a Democratic Senator is the Most Amazing Job in the World

Why Being a Democratic Senator is the Most Amazing Job in the World

| July 30, 2009 | Reply

Let this be a lesson to you. If you take a sweetheart deal or two from a corrupt mortgage lender whose company is at the very top of the list of reasons we’re in a recession right now and then lie about whether you knew the deal was a sweetheart deal, and then get caught […]

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