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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    We're All In This Together... Whether You Like It or Not

    USA Today’s take on the mortgage mess posed a crucial question: “Should taxpayers in Vermont be asked to bail out home buyers in Nevada?” The nation’s No.1 newspaper went on to note: “The answer now taking shape in Washington appears to be, ‘Yes.’” But the multi-billion dollar question for taxpayers … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Starting today President Bush is hosting the North American Leaders’ Summit summit in New Orleans with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Meanwhile the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in Pennsylvania, a state where both have made promises they would renegotiate NAFTA to better … More

    Morning Bell: Lies Environmentalists Tell

    Tomorrow not only is a major showdown between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary, it’s also Earth Day – when environmentalists celebrate the founding of their movement. Both Democratic presidential candidates have pandered significantly to the Earth-first crowd,  promising millions in federal dollars for “green collar” jobs as … More

    It's Worse Than We Thought!

    Yesterday we detailed why Barack Obama’s high-tax/high-spending plan to grow the economy was doomed to fail. On the spending side we highlighted that Obama promises to spend $60 billion on infrastructure that he claims will create 2 million new jobs. In addition to pointing out that some studies concluded that … More

    Clueless by the Bay

    Today’s San Francisco Chronicle blares “S.F. on Verge of $4-Per-Gallon Gas” and goes on to report: “Sometime in the coming week, San Francisco is expected to become America’s first major city to pay an average of $4 for a gallon of regular gas.” No where in the article is it … More

    American Leadership on Free Trade, RIP April 10, 2008

    Many liberals who are smart enough to support free trade are slowly beginning to realize just how protectionist the Democratic Party has become. Fareed Zakaria reports that one argument he often hears from supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is “that they don’t really mean what they say, that … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day: Pennsylvania's All Right

    Barack Obama recently told a San Francisco fundraising audience that the reason he couldn’t beat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania was because the people who lived in small towns there were “bitter” and chose to “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” instead of embracing … More

    More Rules to Avoid Another Housing Mess

    As Congress mulls what it can do to untangle the housing mess, it should take care to limit its largesse to helping only those people who really need help. We’ve already noted that Washington shouldn’t rush to bail out vacation homes. Or frauds. Or lenders who winked at frauds and … More

    Morning Bell: More Empty Ethics Promises

    When Bill Clinton was elected president, he promised “the most ethical administration in history.” Instead we got eight straight years of scandal capped off with the pardon of Marc Rich. When George W. Bush was running for president, he promised “to restore honor and dignity to the White House.” Instead … More

    Marriage Breakdown Causes Poverty

    Family fragmentation (e.g., divorce and unwed childbearing) in America costs U.S. taxpayers $112 billion a year and over $1 trillion per decade, according to a new study released on Tuesday. “We are confident this is a minimum figure because of the uniformly cautious assumptions built into our methodology,” the lead … More