Every year I celebrate Earth Day with tips and ideas on how readers can expand their carbon footprint. Now, below, you’ll find the newest, top ten ways I recommend to expand your carbon footprint on October 29th, 2013 Anno Domini, to celebrate Count on Coal Day.
I posted a video back in 2010 that used biting humor to complain about overpaid firefighters. That video stirred a hornet’s nest, generating some spirited debate in the comments section. But there was no resolution, in part because you can’t make sweeping judgements when firefighter pay is determined locally.
Healthcare, education, financial services. . . What aspect of daily life can the Fed’s mess with next? Kyle Olson, President of EAG News, joined the program to talk about the Federal Government’s most recent attempts to intrude on the education system. . . Oh, and Ezra Klein is still an idiot.
"I will not yield to this monkey court or whatever it is" -- Frank Pallone (D) from New Jersey used a word that only a democrat is allowed to use in Washington during hearings to get to the bottom of the Obamacare exchange fiasco.
Yes, I know, it is over. Lee and Cruz got schooled in the art of statecraft, largely by a group of Republicans who seem to have never mastered it themselves.
On Monday, at the Rose Garden, as the President was endlessly talking about his signature program, Obamacare, a young woman standing behind him nearly fainted. The victim of the long winded President, Karmel Allison, has diabetes and is 20 weeks pregnant.
Thanks to Yahoo Finance, we now know why the default color for an i-phone is white. . . Apparently, Apple’s problem (who knew the world’s most profitable company had a problem?) is that they’re run by a bunch of “old white guys”.
Thank goodness they caught this madman. There is no telling where free speech like that could lead. Truth? Justice? The American Way? Those are just gateway drugs to the ultimate crime of…gasp…free markets.
The best part about watching the implosion of the Obamacare implementation is knowing that thing are only going to get worse moving forward. Dr. Larry Kawa joined the program to discuss his ongoing lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the arbitrary implementation of the law.
Okay, I’ll admit the title of this post is an exaggeration. How to fix the mess at the IRS is a fiscal policy question, and that requires tax reform rather than spending restraint.
The market is kind of stuck. Although bias remains to the upside, there is some anxiety over the next catalyst. Fast money has been rotating out of high Beta names, but the good news is lots of that cash has skipped the sidelines, opting to be parked in blue chips.
Last Monday from the Rose Garden, Obama lauded his own legacy legislation for providing Americans health insurance at a cost about the "equivalent of your cellphone bill or your cable bill – and that's a good deal." The cost of cable and cell service must be exorbitant at the White House.
As interest rates start to rise, so will net interest margins. It happens every cycle, and investors are only just beginning to warm up the profit boom yet to come.
According to the same “brilliant” economic minds that brought us the 2009 Stimulus, Obamacare, and “fair share” tax increases on the middle class, the [partial] government shutdown will end up costing 120,000 private sector jobs. Who’d have thought closing down a DC memorial to WWII vets could cause so much economic havoc?
If one thing has become apparent in the Obama Admin, it’s that they love giving special treatment to their friends. Nick Sorrentino, from AgainstCronyCapitalism.org, joined the program to talk about the growing cronyism between Washington DC and Wall Street.
What I really want is a tax system that minimizes the damage of extracting money from the productive sector of the economy, so I’ll take any system with a low rate, no double taxation, and no distortionary loopholes.
There is massive evidence that businesses increased part-time hiring due to Obamacare. There is massive evidence of other economic distortions as well.
Saudi Officials said "Relations with the US have been deteriorating for a while, as Saudi feels that the U.S. is growing closer with Iran and the U.S. also failed to support Saudi during the Bahrain uprising."
Alan Meltzer is probably the greatest living disciple of Milton Friedman in relation to Friedman’s views of monetary policy. Meltzer is the monetarist par excellence, and author of the definitive series of volumes on the history of the Fed.
Eric Holder says Texas' voting requirements, which apply to all citizens of the state, are specifically aimed at harming blacks, Hispanics and the elderly.
I am the people—the mob—the crowd—the mass. Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?
Today we have 50 percent of families who have fulltime employment and 50 percent who don’t. That’s the real divide in America. This divide is sponsored by Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank Banks and IRS offices near you.
Now that the government is back to spending more money than they collect in taxes, are the Republicans doing any better in the polls? Maybe it’s about time for the GOP to focus. . . Brent Littlefield, with Littlefield Consulting, discussed the GOP’s prospects in 2014.
I recently gave five reasons why the shutdown fight was worthwhile and my number one reason was that it’s better to be on offense than defense.
In a New York Times Op-Ed, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made a plea for more government and higher taxes. Of course, those words were not his title.
"We will never tolerate the foolish acts of the puppet warmongers but wipe out the provokers with merciless firing" North Korea announced in response to the rumored anti-communist propaganda; saying also that they "will deal a telling blow at the (South Korean) army to make it pay a very high price for its foolish provocation!"
Remember when Obama compared the Obamacare exchange “glitches” to a glitch in the newest Apple operating software? Well now the Chief Salesman for Obamacare (AKA: President Obama) is trying to compare the websites to booking a vacation online. (And even NBC isn’t buying the pitch.)
This abuse by all politicians, is, in a nut shell, the reason why our Republic, based upon limited government, is supposed to, you know, 'limit' the powers of the government.
As the President tries to convince America that everything is going along swimmingly with Obamacare, an increasing number of citizens are expressing doubt. Dr. Ben Carson joined the show to talk about Obamacare, the American Dream, and why the two don’t fit together.
You know you’re taxing too much when even Euro-crats in Brussels think the fiscal burden is excessive! I’ve certainly added my two cents to this discussion, but I suspect people will be more willing to believe someone who endures the French fiscal regime every day.
Any normalization of interest rates is going to crash the corporate bond market. When bonds crash, stocks will join the party. Is that better? Actually it is, but most won't view the accompanying recession as "getting better".
The government “shutdown” properly should be called “the Cruz Crisis.” This indeed is a crisis in the Chinese nuanced sense.
The last couple of weeks have seen yet another manufactured crisis designed to drive wedges in society and create victims and animosity. The outrage over the name of Washington's football team is designed, purposely timed, and completely phony.
I rarely call out other writers about flatly not knowing what they are talking about, but I make an exception-- as EVERYONE knows—with Ezra Klein…and now noted yahoo, Yahoo! Finance! Writer! Rick! Newman!
In our Ezra Klein is an Idiot Moment for the week, Professor Obama lectures the rest of us about how the private economy, ah, ah, ah, ah, works.
Signs of a bubble are all over the place. And just as in 2000 with the dotcom bust, and 2007 with the real estate bust, the Fed is 100% oblivious of massive bubbles now.
The GOP is in serious trouble because American young people, who to a very large degree are inclined to be entrepreneurial, individualist (though communitarian), innovative, and generally anti-state (in many ways) have seen the hypocrisy of the Republicans over the years.
Are Republicans going to agree to tax increases and Democrats to entitlement cuts … in an election year? I’d say the odds are about as good as getting the president to agree to defund his signature legislative “achievement” in exchange for reopening the government and increasing the debt limit.
Apparently, as evidenced by the ATF and DOJ’s disinterest in conducting investigations into the “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation, government run straw purchases – that benefit drug cartels – are not a terrible threat to public safety. But letting law-abiding family members purchase each other guns? Whoa! . . . We can’t permit that kind of dangerous activity to go unchecked!
I usually use the analogy that government spending is a brain tumor and red ink is the headache caused by the tumor when seeking to help people understand that it’s important to focus on the disease and not the symptom
Illinois governors have been lying during elections about not raising taxes since before Barack Obama attended Occidental University.
We've previously found that it takes maybe as many as 2.5 economists in the private sector to do the same job that it takes 16 government economists to do, so just how hard could it be?
Tthe Treasury department has still refused to hand over many emails and other communications that, according to my source, show the IRS did almost no analysis of the law before deciding to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion without congressional authorization.
We are far less vulnerable to OPEC and Middle East disruptions today than we were in 1973, as the geopolitical equation continues to evolve. Every president since Richard Nixon has urged the country to strive for energy independence so that we don’t face another energy crisis like 1973. Now we can make energy independence real.