Urgent Campaign Issues (1)

First in a series The Presidential Campaign has been long on personal insults and promises of loony fantasies that will never happen but short on debate of real issues that will be critically important over the next eight years.  The rich can not be taxed enough to pay for Mrs. Clinton’s promised programs and benefits.  […]

Obama’s Audacious Economic Experiment Failed

Record shattering deficits and debt have not delivered the promised prosperity President Obama made an astounding claim in his recent pivot-to-the-economy speech at Northwestern University  The deficits have come down at almost a record pace, and they’re now manageable. The government’s fiscal year ended September 30 and the Treasury Department issued it’s final report for […]

The Precarious ObamaCare Individual Mandate

The government shut down could have ended in only three days. It did not because the President desperately needs to reconcile his pre-ObamaCare demagoguery and deception with the unbending laws of math and economics. The partial shut down began on October 1 because the Democrat Senate refused a demand from the Republican House that ObamaCare […]

President Obama’s “Smart Cuts”

The President has submitted his 2014 budget to Congress.  At a White House media event he spoke of  “deficit reduction” and claimed to have proposed  “smart cuts” in spending. 

The Well-Off and the Well-Connected

Barack Obama, Senior Lobbyist for special interest tax breaks President Obama’s weekly address was about the sequester and was typical of his strident rhetoric. Acting as if he had no role in enacting the sequester law he repeated claims that tiny incremental reductions in the rate of government spending growth would “inflict pain on communities,” hurt […]

More Sequester Hysteria: “Jobs Will Be Lost!”

The latest Obama budget crisis is the “sequester,” an idea he came up with in the summer of 2011 that was intended to delay action on the government’s ballooning debt until after the election.  He is now leading a political and media campaign to pressure Congress to resend it. As the chart to the right […]

Sequester Deception and Hysteria

In only four years the President and the Democrats have made amazing progress toward realizing the progressive dream of a powerful central government, controlling every corner of the economy and dominating the states and The People.  The only thing holding them back is the Republican House majority, supported by popular resistance to deficit spending and […]

Hope is Gone, Replaced by Magic Math

During President Obama’s first four years the federal government ran deficits totaling $5.1 trillion, far and away the largest in history.  Concern over the explosion in government debt caused by an apparent new normal of yawning deficits is a major barrier to the to the President’s agenda of dramatically expanded government power.  Thus, he opened […]

The Disconnect: Obama’s Talk Vs His Budget

President Obama has invented a new name one of Washington’s most enduring deceptions, the promise of spending cuts in return for tax increases.  He calls it his “balanced approach.”  As always the tax increases are real and immediate while the spending cuts turn out to be illusory. The President wants to rescind the Sequester spending […]

Obama’s Spending Cut Claptrap

The next crisis deadline is already upon us.  Over the past 16 months the Obama Administration has borrowed and spent another $2 trillion (in addition to $3.4 trillion in tax revenue) and has once again reached it’s debt ceiling.  The Obama-friendly media continue to repeat the falsehood that the President and the Democrats have already […]

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