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What Is Different?

Power Line – Unemployment in the Great Recession Looking at this chart, what occurs to me is the difference between the current recession and the one of 1981. Look at the 1981 recovery and ask yourself, “what did they do then that resulted in such a strong recovery”, and is what we are doing now [...]

But Obama Wants Us To Adopt It Anyway?

Green Inc. Column – Fraud Besets E.U. Carbon Trade System – NYTimes.com Carbon trading is a system that caps the amount of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, that companies may emit each year. Companies exceeding their quota can buy extra certificates from those companies that succeeded in shrinking their carbon footprint by adopting environmentally [...]

Obama’s Governing Problem

FT.com / Comment / Analysis – America: A fearsome foursome Just over a year into his tenure, America’s 44th president governs a bitterly divided nation, a world increasingly hard to manage and an America that seems more disillusioned than ever with Washington’s ways. What went wrong? Pundits, Democratic lawmakers and opinion pollsters offer a smorgasbord [...]

When The Nanny State Is Just Not Big Enough!

H.R. 4601: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Office of the National Nurse (GovTrack.us) Text is not available, but this just sounds like a pretty bad idea. I know there is a nurse shortage, but I doubt whether a Federal bureaucracy is going to take care of that. It just seem [...]

Control The Texts, Control The Learning.

What a great idea from David Wu (D-Authoritarian) Eliminate the jobs in the textbook publishing field; and insure government control of the information in the text. It’s a win-win for Democrats. Allow politically connected ‘non-profits’ to insure the right ideas are included; achieve absolute conformity of thought and eliminate jobs in the private sector. (I’m [...]

What He Said.

RealClearMarkets – A Federal Budget That Insults All Budgets The government has no resources. Everything it spends was created by private individuals and still belongs to taxpayers. All government can do is take from the industrious, the inventive, the hard-working and the frugal to dispense on the inefficient, the lazy, or the irresponsible. Government spending [...]

Homeland Security Jobs At A Volunteer Fire Department?

More Executive Pork – Jamie Dupree on wsbradio.com There is always a lot of talk about the Congress approving those dreaded ‘pork barrel’ items, which send taxpayer dollars to sometimes questionable projects in a certain state or city. But there isn’t much of a focus on pork doled out by the Executive Branch.For example, the [...]

Authority? We Don’t Need No Steenking Authority!

EPA to regulate pollutant without seeking congressional approval The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to regulate another pollutant without congressional approval last week. The agency established new standards for nitrogen dioxide, a red gas identifiable by a strong odor. It’s an extremely common pollutant expelled by cars and burning fossil fuels such as coal and [...]

Help For Unions; Screw Everyone Else!

White House considers pro-labor policy for government contractors The Obama administration is considering a proposal that would heavily favor government contractors that implement policies designed by organized labor.The “High Road Contracting Policy” would give preference to companies that adopt practices above and beyond existing labor laws. Multiple sources have confirmed the discussions, which are part [...]

Heck’ava Job Obama.

Obama unveils 2011 budget with $3.83T in spending US deficit to hit record 1.56 trillion dollars in 2010 TaxProf Blog: President Obama’s Budget Contains $1.9 Trillion in Tax Increases US consumer spending is weaker than expected in December Construction spending drops sharply in December US economic rescue failing to meet key goals:auditor Conclusion: We Are [...]