Here's the part that the academics from the Obama administration and the DNC don’t get: They think that jobs come from the Human Resources Department. Or a website…ergo...
In summary, the North wants all exercises in the South to halt beginning 30 January; wants all allied exercises to stop or take place in the US instead of South Korea; and wants South Korea to prohibit reinforcements from the US that include nuclear capable assets.
Well you have to give him credit for sheer brass. The new head of the IRS, who was brought in to the agency to ‘restore trust’, sat before the Senate Finance committee recently and informed them that he wanted more money for the agency.
It was typically thought that gold and silver would be the alternative to fiat currency, as historically has always been the case. Unfortunately, most merchants aren’t equipped to give you change for a purchase made with a gold or silver coin.
If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’re aware of other slippery slope examples, such as the tiny income tax in 1913 that has morphed into the internal revenue code monstrosity of today.
The DC Republicans are sort of amazed by the whole phenomenon. Wasn’t it just 3 years ago that everything was normal? What happened? The GOP got defense money and farm subsidies. The Dems got social programs. We yelled at each other a little bit. But in the end everyone knew the game.
And now even Democrats are running away from the President’s signature piece of legislation. John Hawkins, from Right Wing News, joined the program to discuss Democrat’s trying to distance themselves from the Obamacare trainwreck.
It is clear that the House GOP leadership is preparing to take action on the immigration issue this year. According to reports, the “principles” of immigration reform will be introduced next week and it will include a “pathway” to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country.
The recent settlement with Ally Bank and the DOJ’s Orwellian named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of many that has led to over $810 million in fines and penalties. The Feds Have accused Lenders of “racist” lending practices – without looking at a single credit score, debt to income ratio, or borrower’s ethnicity.
The knife sticking out of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s back was stuck there slowly by fellow pantsuiter, Sen. Diane Fienstein, (D-Kalf.) who chairs the Senate Intelligence committee for the gentleman’s club also known as the United States Senate.
By now we all know the line immortalized by the Iron Lady of England, and these days it should be mandatory for those tax-and-spend politicians to recite it every morning,(along with the Pledge of Allegiance). What doesn't get mentioned often enough is the next act; what happens after you have run out of other people's money?
The statists had better watch out if 15-year-olds in San Francisco are reading (and understanding) Hunter Lewis’s new book on the Federal Reserve. There may be hope yet.
Allen West joined Ransom Notes Radio to discuss the Administration’s Benghazi cover-up, and the White House’s abysmal record on race-based issues.
It seems that the possession of a certain creative ignorance – not generally found among individuals with shreds of common sense – is highly praised at the left wing “news” network MSNBC. Touré Neblett, an MSNBC talking head, made the claim that job creation is an “ineffective” way of fighting poverty.
An interesting Gallup poll shows Government Itself Still Cited as Top U.S. Problem.
Iraq is in no danger of being taken over by al-Qaida terrorists. However, it might be nearing a point of fragmentation. The Sunnis in Anbar Province and other areas of western Iraq also appear to be pushing for greater local self-government.
The title of today’s column may not make much sense if you’ve never watched The Producers, a 1960s Mel Brooks comedy featuring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, but you’ll soon see the connection. That’s because we’re going to laugh at Obamacare, otherwise known as the gift that keeps on giving, and Hitler is part of our satire.
Down with the sequester say the Republicans! Small government? Are you kidding? Look at us. We LOVE to spend the taxpayer’s money. Just as much as the Democrats.
The old adage that liars figure and figures lie certainly continues to hold true. Fresh off the recent modification of the so-called Volcker Rule, which will pretty much let the big boys run amuck in the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) world, we now see the brazen efforts to convince everyone that all is well with the bankers.
While Barack Obama didn’t invent the “Christie” – that is punishing political friends and foes by use of his office—he’s certainly used it more vigorously in my lifetime than any politician not named Clinton.
Performance on 2013 origination is at record highs because of record low interest rates coupled with rising home values.
Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said a bill moving through Iran's parliament will force the country to increase its uranium enrichment. The bill has received support from 218 of the parliament's 290 members.
My favorite Heritage Foundation publication (other than…ahem…my studies on government spending and the flat tax) is the annual Index of Economic Freedom.
It is as if once the Soviet Union died, once the scourge of international socialism was utterly and completely decimated both economically and intellectually, humanity couldn’t help but lurch forward.
Are you happy with Washington’s spending deal? The truth is, it is exactly what we’ve been dealing with for the last five years… And yet, Washington DC is bragging. Also, Grover Norquist weighs in on the tax and spend policies of DC.
The idea the president is pivoting to inequality is too rich. Redistribution is the organizing principle of his presidency. Taking from the Americans he calls “the haves,” the “fat cats” and giving to those he calls “the poor” and “have nots” has been his constant goal.
It proves once again we live in a trickle-up economy, where the masses give away their money in return for short-term pleasure. Somehow, once those pleasures are exhausted, the masses are exhorted by leftist troublemakers, who demand economic justice.
Just look at how the White House turned the supposedly professional IRS into a partisan political operation. The government had power, ostensibly for a legitimate reason, but politicians and bureaucrats then used the power in a grossly improper fashion.
Looking behind all the smokescreens, one thing is obvious about all federal poverty programs. They not only create disincentives to work. They actually tax work at horrific rates.
There will be noise and jostling for position as John Boehner and his Band of Merry Men loudly proclaim their indignation regarding the spending habits of President Obama and the Democrats. Yet, in the 12th hour, the Speaker will appear in front of the microphones and proclaim that a budget deal has been struck
One year ago, between the re-election and re-inauguration of Barack Obama, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy met and mapped out three major strategic goals. These are designed to seize plenary control over the US government and, thereby, America.
The reduction in labor force in the U.S. is comparable to losing the state of Maryland or Missouri in terms of productivity and GDP. Yet still the Fed decided to taper. Why?
In 2012, Sheila Baer, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. wrote an article for the Washington Post poking fun at the Fed for what it had been doing. It was entitled “Fix Inequality With $10 Million Loans For Everyone.”
Check out this video of the ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics, a company which Google just acquired.
When the New York Post ran a story about the feds pissing away a six-figure sum on condom research, I figured this would be a perfect addition to my collection of government waste stories.
About the only people Obama is interested in fighting to the finish are the Catholic nuns, the Little Sister of the Poor, who don’t want to take his birth control medicines.
As in November 2013, it appears the economic distress is once again concentrated in the real estate sector of the U.S. economy, with Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) bearing the brunt of the negative actions.
The outcome of half-hearted action in Syria has been to prolong the tenure of a pro-Iranian, Ba'athist government in Damascus, creating what some analysts have called the Tehran-Baghdad-Damascus-Beirut axis.
This image may be the most succinct way to showing the difference between capitalism and socialism.
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