The Media Are Blind To Corruption In Plain Sight

Washington Post columnist agrees the government union system is set up to benefit Democrats but doesn’t see corruption! By now most readers probably know that the citizens of Wisconsin must endure yet another recall election because Governor Walker and the GOP legislature enacted reforms to reduce the power of public employee unions.  The unions counter-attacked […]

Profits Are The Fuel of Job Creation

To support the Obama campaign scores of politicians and assorted gasbags, all across the media echo chamber are chanting the same ignorant slogan:  “Mitt Romney’s priority at Bain Capital was not to create jobs, it was to maximize profits.” The first post in this series explained what private equity really is and debunked charges from […]

Obama Smear Machine Maligns Private Equity

The Obama campaign is based on the liberal/progressive vision of – using the President’s own word – a “transformed,” government centered, society and economy.  Their central campaign tactic is to discredit the traditional American vision of individual autonomy and economic freedom by demonizing entrepreneurs, investors and successful business leaders. The latest Obama stink bomb is […]

The Happy Baby Boomer Retirement Lie

Suppose a man in his fifties loses his job and, after months of actively searching for new employment gives up looking for a while even though he still wants a job.  Is he “unemployed” or “retired?” As the chart shows, the labor force participation rate – the percentage of the working age population that is […]

Ask Obama Who’s Not “Doing Their Fair Share”

In a rational world a President would honor these people as economic heroes who do far more than their “fair share.” This week the Obama campaign transitions from gay marriage to placing blame for the looming government debt crisis on the only people who are doing anything to alleviate it.  He continues to insist that […]

Quote of the Day

Guess who said the following from the Presidential campaign trail: He [opposing candidate] is spending an awful lot of time talking about me. You notice that? I haven’t seen an ad yet where he talks about what he’s going to do. And the reason is because he knows they don’t have any good answers, they […]

Obama Jobs Record Not Worthy of Your Vote

The Obama campaign, in a frenzy of spin, is trying to persuade us that recent employment statistics signal economic improvement for which we should thank President Obama by renewing for four more years his project to “transform America” by expanding the power and dominance of government in our lives.  At a campaign event following release […]

Unemployment Rate Down, Jobless Misery Up

The fastest growing demographic group in America is long term unemployed people who have given up hope of ever finding a job and quit looking.  The headline numbers in the government’s monthly jobs report may have seemed “OK” to the casual reader: 115,000 jobs created in April as the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.2% […]

Another Millionaire Falls For The Obama Tax Scam

Novelist Stephen King became the latest rich guy to board the Obama tax-hikes-on-the-rich band wagon with an angry, profanity laced essay at The Daily Beast titled “Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!”   It’s a long, rambling screed, based mostly on leftist folklore and tired campaign slogans.  Since the media are likely to turn Mr. King into […]