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 […]

Compare Results: Obama Stimulus VS Bush Tax Cuts

The weekly unemployment insurance claims report was released Thursday.  There were 500,000 claims during the week ending August 14, a nine month high, and the fifth week of an uptrend. This chart compares Weekly Unemployment claims in the second year of the Obama stimulus with the second year of the Bush tax cuts. We’re half […]

Bush Tax Cut Myths and Fallacies (2)

Myth: Reduced tax rates on those earning over $200,000 caused deficits. The establishment politicians and commentators who make this claim expect you to conclude that the rich paid less income tax after the Bush tax tax rate reductions than before.   This chart, showing the most recent figures available from the IRS tells the truth. As […]

Deceptive Jobs Comparison: Obama Vs Bush

In politics a deception often becomes accepted truth through continuous, unchallenged repetition. With less than six months left before the mid-term election, President Obama and the Democrats appear to have contrived a deception they hope will overcome two major negatives: The gargantuan “stimulus,” jammed through Congress before it was even printed, let alone read by […]

Blame Bush for Everything…Except Success in Iraq

Vice President Biden appeared on the Larry King program Wednesday.  When King asked him about Iraq he said: I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. […]

No More “Irresponsible Bush Deficits”

During his campaign, Barack Obama denounced the Bush Administration every day for “irresponsible deficits.”  Obama’s campaign web site included this attack on Senator McCain: McCain Offers Four More Years Of Soaring Deficits. Just like George Bush, McCain budget plan offers four more years of soaring deficits…the non-partisan Tax Policy Center said McCain’s tax plan would […]

No More Irresponsible Bush Deficits

Throughout the Presidential campaign Barack Obama and the Democrats aggressively attacked budget deficits run during the Bush Administration. Today, the Treasury Department published the final budget numbers for Fiscal Year 2009, ended September 30, giving us an opportunity to compare Obama’s first deficit with those “irresponsible Bush Deficits.”  In the chart above the numbers for […]

“The People Who Knocked These Buildings Down Will Hear All of Us Soon”

One Small Step Toward Cheaper Gasoline

President Bush today lifted a 15 year old executive ban on drilling for oil in the Outer Continental Shelf, the first step in a series of steps needed to finally permit American companies to produce more oil, adding to supply and ultimately, bringing down oil and gasoline prices. The continental shelf is the gently sloping […]

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