davidl on September 2nd, 2011

The Obama recovery plan, spend money, and imagine jobs, from Karin McQuillan, American Thinker: Obama tells us his stimulus plan was a brilliant success. Yes, it plunged us into economy-destroying debt and deficit.  The alternative would have been worse, we are told.  All three of my friends and family in financial straits are loyal Democrats, […]

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davidl on July 11th, 2011

Barack Obama child-man,from Kelly O’Donnell Canada Free Press: Is there any mindset which defines Obama’s default attitude better than to say it is simply “adolescent?” No, for the following reasons. Barack’s interactions with the real world evokes from him responses which can be described as: angry; superior, haughty, dismissive, dishonest, petulant, cocky, petty, vengeful, mocking, […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2011

Reich come up short,  from Robert Reich, Puffington Post: I hope the president decides he has to take a stand, and the sooner the better. Last December he caved in to Republican demands that the Bush tax cut be extended to wealthier Americans for two more years, at a cost of more than $60 billion. […]

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davidl on April 11th, 2011

Dumbo gets distracted, a lot, Debra Saunder argues that President Barack Obama, a/k/a Dumbo, seems to view to process of actually governing as a mere distraction, from RCP: President Obama has dedicated his time in office to soaking up applause and shifting blame. Last year, when Democrats owned the White House, the House and the […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2011

“ Who is Barack Hussein Obama, from Lori Montgomery, Washington Post: President Obama rolled out a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint Monday that would trim or terminate more than 200 federal programs next year and make key investments in education, transportation and research. The plan is aimed at boosting the nation’s economy while reducing record budget […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2011

Avon, NY– Took a load from Batavia, NY to Carlisle, PA yesterday, and  today, brought one back.  Because of what I consider company security, I won’t get into a lot of detail of the problems encountered, but I will say without question it was a full moon. I’ll post some pics over the weekend. I […]

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davidl on January 6th, 2011

Speaker Tablecloth’s Promise, Nancy Pelosi’s predictions were about as good as her fashion sense, to wit poor, from Fredrickburg.com: FAMOUS LAST WORDS: “After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, […]

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davidl on September 20th, 2010

What’s scarier: a 9.6 percent unemployment rate and $13 trillion debt? Or the Tea Party? Mary Katherine Ham, Weekly Standard

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DJ Durant on February 4th, 2010

bored-tv-watchingPresident Obama has a huge problem: jobs.  As in, lack of them.  As in, not creating any.  He promised them on the campaign trail, and he promised them as part of the $1.2 trillion stimulus package he signed a year ago.

After one year in office, with a huge majority in Congress, he has accomplished remarkably little, which is a relief to a Conservative.  He has spent an inordinate amout of time, resources and energy wrangling over socialized medicine and cap and trade, and the unemployment remains stubbornly high.

Tomorrow, employment data will be released for January.  Weekly initial jobless claims for unemployment insurance has been running about 470,000, and this week the number hit 480,000.  The employment sector will not grow until initial jobless claims fall below 400,000.  We’re still a long way off.

There are two factors in play.  The President has been jawboning big business for the last three years, while on the campaign trail and since his inauguration.  Business will not hire workers without some stable signs of an increase in aggregate demand, and as long as this administration sends a […]

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on December 23rd, 2009

healthcare-reformWe are going to try and keep it simple on this one.

The bill stinks.

Put aside the fact that it expands Medicare.

Put aside the fact that it establishes coverage mandates (you will be forced to buy health insurance somehow).

Put aside the fact that it is a colossal power grab for an industry that has been well managed by the states for a long time.

Put aside the fact that it will increase taxes.

Put aside the fact that it will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for everyone (and they sold this to us originally as being needed to stop the soaring cost of insurance!).

Put aside the fact that it will wreak havoc on the tax code, balloon the size of the IRS and increase the size of corporate tax management teams (which will increase consumer costs in all industries).

Put aside the fact that this bill is overloaded with earmarks… in a bill that was intended to bring equality in health care.

Put aside all of those issues and focus on the one true deception that will be broadcast throughout the weekend and coming weeks: that the Congressional Budget Office has determined that the bill will have a reducing impact the deficit.

The lie here is that although the Federal deficit will […]

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Eric Florack on November 8th, 2009

I actually like the headline James Joyner puts up at a bit better: House Trades Freedom for Health Coverage, Senate’s Move The House passed a trillion dollar bill that will force Americans to buy health insurance, force even small businesses to provide health coverage, and require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.  (The last, as […]

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Eric Florack on October 30th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THE OBAMACARE FALLOUT: The Politico’s David Rodgers scored an interview with Queen Nancy yesterday. It’s posted here. Says Rodgers: Even before her bill reaches the House floor, health care reform has been a lesson in the limits […]

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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2009

Any interesting if eminently predictable piece from Marc Stein this morning. Here’s a taste: Still, what do I know? Evidently, it’s stimulated the sign-making industry, putting America back to work by putting up “PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK” signs every 200 yards across the land. And at 300 bucks a pop the signage alone should […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the The “ChooChoo, Daddy!” Edition. The Honeymoon is officially over:  Jennifer Rubin: The jig is up. The stimulus is a bust. That has some serious political ramifications for Democrats who will be on the ballot in 2010. […]

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