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 […]

Do We Have A Spending Problem?

In a Wall Street Journal interview about fiscal cliff negotiations House Speaker John Boehner quotes President Obama: “We don’t have a spending problem.” While the President often says the word “cuts” at his campaign style media events, his next words usually are “so we can make investments in…”  It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that […]

The Fiscal Cliff is a Symptom of The Debt Cliff

A casual consumer of “news” might perceive the so-called fiscal cliff as nothing more than a debate about whether or not “millionaires and billionaires” (defined as annual income of $250,000 or more) will be “asked to pay a little more.” The “news” rarely provides background to to answer the question, why are we on the […]

Obama’s Only Jobs Boast Is a Jobs Failure

If you’ve heard a campaign speech by President Obama or Vice President Biden or you’ve heard their cheer leaders in the media, you’re familiar with the one employment statistic they bellow at every opportunity: Over the last thirty months we’ve created 4.6 million private sector jobs! They hope voters will think 4.6 million, the net […]

Can The Rich Afford Obama’s Fair Share?

Since President Obama wants you to believe that the wealthy paying a “fair share” is the key to balancing the budget and funding all his big government dreams, here’s a what-if exercise that puts his demagoguery in perspective. What if the government could simply seize all the wealth of the nine richest people in America?  […]

Is Compromise a Dirty Word?

The latest propaganda from the political-media establishment is the assertion that the Grand Congressional Super Committee failed to agree on deficit reduction, and the government’s debt problems can’t be resolved because Republicans, driven by tea party activists “refuse to compromise.” Retired General and Former Secretary of State Colin Powell echoed the establishment view in a […]

Tax Hike Ultimatums Sink The Super Committee

The so-called Congressional Super Committee failed to reach a deficit reduction agreement even though success was absurdly easy:  simply adjust the “baseline” schedule of future spending by $1.2 trillion over ten years, beginning in 2013. Put another way, all they had to do was change the currently scheduled $44+ trillion of spending over ten years […]

To The Super Committee: It’s The Spending! (2)

One would never know it from all the anguish expressed by the political-media establishment, but the Congressional Super Committee’s assignment is absurdly easy. This week the august Senators and Congressmen head into their final, dramatic days of deliberations.  Their assignment is to propose $1.2 trillion of “deficit reduction” over ten years, beginning 2013. In Washington […]

To The Super Committee: It’s The Spending! (1)

We’ve been through almost a year of dramatic and acrimonious political debate about the government’s deficit, and it isn’t over yet. Much of the political media establishment has been suffering fits of anguish over alleged “austerity” and “deep cuts” being inflicted upon the defenseless government by Republicans, driven by those terrible Tea Party activists.  But […]

Downgrade: Obama Gambled, America Lost

The recent, explosive growth in government debt is the result of Barack Obama’s historic gamble, betting the future of America on his vision of a big, powerful, central government, that controls the private sector economy for the benefit of politically connected business interests,  unions, and the Democratic Party. President Obama stepped to the cameras and […]

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