The Looming Debt Crisis Driven by Spending

Congressmen and Senators from the Left are at it again.  On the Sunday talk shows they renewed their call for tax increases as if the deficit crisis was caused by lack of revenue rather than their own profligate spending.   Publicly available data from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) debunks their position. The […]

Medicare: Too Many Liars, Too Few Leaders

First of a Three Part Series The political-media establishment often cites Medicare as a “popular” example of the benefits of activist government, unrestrained by Constitutional limits.  But in a rational world Medicare would be seen as a monument to progressive myths, deceptions and failures. In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson traveled to the Missouri home of […]

The Real Subsidies are Not for Oil

In the President’s alternative reality business expenses are subsidies and subsidies are investments. President Obama opened his May 14 weekend address with: Without a doubt, one of the biggest burdens over the last few months has been the price of gasoline.  In many places, gas is now more than $4 a gallon, meaning that you […]

Tax Revenue Up Sharply, Without Tax Rate Increase

We’ve heard a lot about the deficit and the “cost” of continuing the current individual income tax rates (also known as the Bush tax rates) Vs the tax rate increase demanded by President Obama and Congressional Democrats. But we heard silence from the media and the politicians last week after the Treasury Department released its […]

Obama’s Brazen Oil Production Claim

President Obama is politically committed to his vision of a so-called “green economy” where alternative energy sources replace conventional oil-gas-coal.  His problem is that after three decades of government attempts to distort market forces with restrictions on oil production and subsidies handed out to fund alternative fuel schemes, those alternatives are still not reliable or […]

Painfully Sluggish Job Market Recovery

High unemployment is the predictable result of Obama’s economic policies. The Labor Department’s jobs report for April showed private sector employers added 268,000 jobs, the best month since 2006.  Compared to recent experience this was very good news.  But compared to past economic recovery periods it was unremarkable. In a TV interview Austan Goolsbee, Chairman […]

Bin Laden Photos Will Not Be Published

On Wednesday The White House announced President Obama decision not to release any photos of Osama bin Laden’s body.  Under the law The President has absolute and sole authority over the photos and whether or not to make them public. Nobody has been more critical of President Obama than Liberty Works.  We would aggressively argue […]

Celebrate and Give Thanks For Heroes

Early Monday morning President Obama announced that “a small team of Americans” killed Osama bin Laden in a high risk, high stakes assault on a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.   The  Pentagon later filled in the details.  A 40 man Navy Seal team arrived on site shortly after midnight Monday Morning local time, were involved […]