Tax and Budget Myths (1)

As they fight to hold onto their Congressional majority President Obama, Congressional Democrats and their supporters hope to deceive voters with a continuous stream of budget and tax myths. Myth 1 is heard in several variations usually bellowed by an impassioned candidate or special interest spokesman: “The growing deficits are caused by ever increasing cost […]

Double Amputee Hero Returns to Combat

Do yourself a favor and read this inspiring story about a most resolute soldier. An Excerpt: ASHOQEH, Afghanistan — When a bomb exploded under Dan Luckett’s Army Humvee in Iraq two years ago — blowing off one of his legs and part of his foot — the first thing he thought was: “That’s it. You’re […]

No Time to Extend Tax Cuts But Congress is Busy

The House of Representatives has adjourned without extending the current income tax rates, that have been in place since 2003.  If Congress does not act all tax bracket rates will go up January 1. The per child tax credit will be cut in half.  Every American who pays income tax will be hit with a […]

Kerry is Right: No More Slogans Instead of Facts

Senator John Kerry was asked why Democrats are predicted to suffer big losses in the upcoming election.  His response: We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than by the facts or the truth or what’s happening. For once, […]

Democrats Fail to Extend Bush Tax Cuts

Congress has adjourned until after the election without voting on an extension of the Bush tax cuts. Background: In the Spring of 2003 the economy had been weak and unemployment had been rising for more than two years in the wake of the tech stock collapse and the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.  To boost economic […]

GOP Pledge To America: Small Businesses & Jobs

A proposal to spur job creation On Thursday Congressional Republicans published a campaign document called “A Pledge To America.” Some of the Pledge is typical politics-speak.  For example, the forward summarizes all our current economic and political troubles in one assertion, in a bold font: “Washington has not been listening.” Like most of the communication […]

“Is This My New Reality?”

In the video below President Obama faces an emotional plea from a supporter who says she has become exhausted from defending the the President and his administration.  She describes her suffering in the recession, suffering she thought he promised to prevent, and asks “Is this my new reality?” In the prologue to his second book […]

Obama Throwing Stones From His Glass House

Back in January President Obama made an assertion in his State of the Union message: We can’t afford another so-called economic expansion like the one from the last decade –- what some call the lost decade -– where jobs grew more slowly than during any prior expansion… Last Friday he addressed the Congressional Black Caucus […]

Tax Cut Debate: Political Theater of The Absurd

Does anyone – even in Congress – really believe 2011 spending can’t be reduced from $3,745,000,000,000 to $3,675,000,000,000? President Obama and Congressional leaders argue that “we can’t afford” to continue the existing income tax bracket rates for all taxpayers. Obama insists that top bracket rates  go up even though this tax increase would specifically target […]

Will a Tax Hike On “The Rich” Mean Fewer Jobs?

President Obama and the Democrats have spent almost two years enacting unpopular legislation while economic misery continues.  Thus, a disastrous election looms and out of desperation they’re reviving an old campaign strategy, appeals to envy and resentment of “the rich.” Under existing law the Bush tax cuts, enacted in 1993, will expire at the end […]

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