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  • Monthly Archives: February 2009

    The Problem with Increasing Energy Loan Guarantees

    There has been a lot of talk in recent months on expanding the loan guarantee for energy projects broadly and nuclear projects specifically. The problem with the LG program is not the cost, per se. It is clearly set up so that the recipient has to pay for the administration … More

    The Luckiest Fans Alive

    Since we are inundated with bad news these days, we thought we would take a seventh inning stretch and share with you some good news. Today, Major League Baseball announced their decision to finally honor Lou Gehrig by helping fight the disease that bears his name, A.L.S. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). They will … More

    Hypocrisy No One Believes In

    We don’t get to agree with George Packer everyday, so it pleases us to announce that we share his concerns about the message it sends when Cabinet officials fail to pay their taxes: The fact that two men with much combined experience in the public sector didn’t pay what they … More

    Let the Sunshine In

    California is no longer the Golden State. Now a complete captive to public sector unions, spending has exploded by 40% over the past five years. The state perpetually runs massive budget deficits, this year’s record $40 billion deficit being only the latest. The allies of big government and big labor … More

    Smart Stimulus 101

    The American Option Introduced by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), the American Option Act proposes to aggressively and immediately lower taxes on businesses and individuals. Tax cuts will create rapid growth in wages and business incomes, which in turn will significantly help struggling sectors of the economy, i.e. Smart Stimulus. Consumer … More

    Leftist Criminals Score Bailout Millions

    This past week some in Congress complained because Bank of America, who has taken billion of taxpayer bailout funds, hosted a promotional event at the Super Bowl. At lest that event was designed to help the bank’s business grow. What Congress should really be mad about is the $2 million … More

    Bailout for Criminals

    The more we dig, the more audacious spending we find in the Obama Trillion Dollar Debt Plan. On page page 52 of the House bill (and page 42 in the Senate bill), the Trillion Dollar Debt Plan allocates $3 billion ($1.5 billion in the Senate) to the Edward Byrne Memorial … More

    If the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Trillion Dollar Debt Plan Were a Country...

    … which country would it be? Just so we can all wrap our heads around how big President Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Debt Plan is, this graphic compares the pre-Senate debt plan costs with the GDPs of major nations: Just think of it: The deficit-spending package passed by House Democrats already is bigger than 168 … More

    Morning Bell: A Trillion Dollar Bridge to Nowhere

    The more the American people learn about President Barack Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan, the more they don’t like it. According to a Gallup Poll released today, 54% of Americans either want Congress to reject Obama’s debt plan entirely, or they want major changes to it. Only 37% support the … More

    A Tale of Two Tax-Paying Americas

    Today, the White House called Tom Daschle’s failure to pay more than $100,000 in back taxes a “serious mistake”, but reiterated their support for their nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Last week, White House Press Secretary Secretary Robert Gibbs also pointed out that Treasury Secretary … More