Tag: Economic Stimulus

WaPo Blogger Flunks Cash for Clunkers

WaPo Blogger Flunks Cash for Clunkers

| November 7, 2011 | Reply

I can not imagine how much pain the Washington Post must be in today. Brad Plumer, one of Ezra Klein’s co-blogging team, wrote a detailed and pretty fair blog post this morning about the failure of the Cash for Clunkers program.

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President Obama's Bridge over the River Politics.

President Obama's Bridge over the River Politics.

| September 22, 2011 | 3 Replies

No politician can succeed without mastering “optics”. That is to say anyone who aspires to political office has to be keenly aware of how their actions, the venues from which they speak, and the activities they pursue publicly, will be seen through the eyes of the average voter who is not motivated chiefly by politics. […]

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Who is to Blame for Solyndra's Bankruptcy? Oh, You Won't Believe This One…

Who is to Blame for Solyndra's Bankruptcy? Oh, You Won't Believe This One…

| September 19, 2011 | 2 Replies

I’m pretty sure that if someone invented a Gall-O-Meter and pointed it toward Washington, the resulting overload explosion would leave a Chicxulub-sized crater. The Department of Labor, headed by anti-capitalist Hilda Solis, has launched its own investigation into SolyndraScam. It’s not looking toward the White House or the “green jobs” loan program or the board […]

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All I Know of SolyndraScam is Now Yours

All I Know of SolyndraScam is Now Yours

| September 19, 2011 | 3 Replies

I had planned a comprehensive post on the growing SolyndraScam story but I have to admit failure. Things are moving so quickly and in so many different directions that it’s hard for me to fix one particular narrative in the time I have during the day to write blog posts. Instead, let me put together […]

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VIDEO: My Rebuttal to the President's Jobs Speech

VIDEO: My Rebuttal to the President's Jobs Speech

| September 8, 2011 | 5 Replies

Since the GOP opted not to give a rebuttal to the President’s big jobs speech tonight, I decided to make my own. It’s a little over four minutes long and contains many of the same themes in the sample rebuttal I offered yesterday, but I did have to do a bit of rewriting since Governors […]

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Let's Stop the Clubbing of America

Let's Stop the Clubbing of America

| July 29, 2011 | Reply

It’s not so much that President Obama has hamstrung the economy but that he’s methodically stalked it over the past two and a half years. And now he’s clubbing it to death. Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property┬álocated in the United States — increased at […]

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More Math for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. This Time, It's Jobs.

More Math for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. This Time, It's Jobs.

| June 13, 2011 | Reply

In my last post, I committed an act of wanton and premeditated mathematics upon Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’ proud contention that Democrats have, with trillions of dollars of our money, created 2.1 million jobs in 2 1/2 years. Then I got to thinking a bit more about those numbers. Sure, it’s sheer lunacy to spend more than […]

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The Post Where I Break Out Some Math on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

The Post Where I Break Out Some Math on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

| June 13, 2011 | 6 Replies

I’m sure Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, thinks she’s super-clever, but I don’t think the “Be thankful we got that foul Bush economy turned around” strategy is going to be a big winner in 2012. What’s that? You think I’m wildly exaggerating? You don’t believe that she of the ego large enough […]

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The Administration's New "Cash for Clunkers" Will Be Fine if We Never Do the Math

The Administration's New "Cash for Clunkers" Will Be Fine if We Never Do the Math

| March 29, 2011 | 3 Replies

I’m willing to say at this point that there is no horribly failed idea to which this administration won’t return, like some sort of drunken homing pigeon. You”ll never guess which clunker of a program is going to get a second go. Wait, did I just give it away? Ready for another cash for clunkers […]

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Have Pole, Need Strippers

Have Pole, Need Strippers

| January 29, 2011 | 1 Reply

Were I posting this story on Twitter, I’d give it the #firstworldproblems hashtag: A 9.4 percent unemployment rate? Pish posh! In Dallas-Fort Worth exotic club managers across the city are desperately seeking strippers for Super Bowl weekend. These adult clubs currently are estimated to be experiencing a total shortage of 10,000 exotic dancers as they […]

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