Tag: Economics

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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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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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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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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The Truth Behind President Obama's Attack on Success

The Truth Behind President Obama's Attack on Success

| July 17, 2012 | 11 Replies

Last Friday, President Obama gave a speech in Roanoake, VA in which he excoriated business owners and the “successful” for their rampant greed and confronted them with the truth about how they built their businesses. The short answer? They didn’t build a darned thing. We built it for them. And by “we”, Barack Obama means […]

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Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama Administration Tax Policies

Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama Administration Tax Policies

| April 10, 2012 | 1 Reply

I’m not going to say that the Obama administration lies to an accepting media with the practiced smoothness of a Three Card Monte dealer in Times Square. That would be mean and, goodness knows, this White House does get all het up when we say mean things about it. However, I’m at a loss to […]

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The Delivery Presents – The Show in Which I Wade Into High Finance

The Delivery Presents – The Show in Which I Wade Into High Finance

| January 24, 2012 | 1 Reply

By now, you know from listening to the show that I can get a little bit excitable, and that oftentimes that excitability comes out against those who would be my political allies. That happened again in Episode 130. I’ve seen a lot of blog posts and news articles about the housing and credit crisis, but […]

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My Goodness, Harry Reid's Unicorns Are Truly Magical!

My Goodness, Harry Reid's Unicorns Are Truly Magical!

| December 26, 2011 | 2 Replies

I apologize for the return of Harry Reid’s glowering mug on the front page, but someone delivered a smackdown of Reid’s egregious “unicorn” statement so thorough that it’s worth staring at Reid to get it.

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Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, and Millionaires Who Hire People: Harry Reid's Mythical Trifecta

Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, and Millionaires Who Hire People: Harry Reid's Mythical Trifecta

| December 12, 2011 | 1 Reply

It’s been a while since Senator Harry Reid (D – Under the Nearest Bridge) flat-out lost his mind, but today, he erupted with a tirade against Republicans and “the rich” that ought to disqualify him from holding a job more complex than dishwasher ever again. Here’s what he said: The Republicans say the richest of […]

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