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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    The Growing Gap in Defense Spending

    AMERICA NEEDS A READY AND MODERNIZED FIGHTING FORCE The President’s Budget The Obama Blueprint: While a robust starting point, the Obama budget blueprint fails to fully fund the core defense needs of the United States by about $30 billion in the base defense budget. Creates 10-Year Shortfall: The shortfall likely exceeds $1.3 … More

    Lost Your Corporate Plane? JetBlue Wants Your Business

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmDiDJ7QrdU&feature=related[/youtube]Times certainly aren’t what they used to be for corporate executives, with so many of the perks formerly enjoyed being cut back or eliminated. But all is not lost, at least according to JetBlue, which is trying to make lemonade out of corporate CEO lemons. In a creative, presumably tongue-in-cheek, … More

    Video: Former Union Organizer Discusses Card Check

    Rian Wathen, Former Organizing Director for the UFCW, discusses card check. He discusses how union organizers can use corrupt methods to get people to sign cards that, under the Employee Free Choice Act, would authorize a union without a secret ballot election. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZhAvhEnO34[/youtube]

    Morning Bell: Car Salesman in Chief

    On April 8, 1952, President Harry Truman ordered Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer to seize and take over operation of most of the country’s steel mills. Truman cited no legislative authority for his actions. Instead, he cited the Korean War. Truman claimed there was a national emergency and his presidential war … More

    Rich States, Poor States

    Out-of-control spending has been the theme of 2009. In his first fifty days in office, President Obama and the 111th Congress spent one billion dollars an hour. Using money to bail out the states, 40 of which are running state deficits, simply encourages more spending. In response, Governor Mark Sanford … More

    You're Fired! Obama Fires GM's CEO

    Last night, the CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, was fired by the President of the United States. Perhaps not “fired” in the strict legal sense – if legalities matter anymore – but certainly fired for all effective purposes. In a statement by Wagoner released last night, the now-former CEO … More

    U.N.’s Global Climate Change Plan Would Cause Economic Earthquake

    While an earthquake shifts the ground beneath our feet, the United Nation’s climate change proposal would shift trillions of dollars in wealth transfers and entail “ job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes.” And … More

    The Left's Case Against Charitable Giving

    President Barack Obama’s FY 2010 budget proposal to cut the tax deductions that wealthy Americans can claim for their charitable donations has been roundly criticized, including by us here and by Harvard University economic professor Martin Feldstein here. But Obama does have his leftist defenders, including New York City Coalition … More

    The Government as Economic Developer: A Kelo Update

    On June 23, 2005, the United States Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision affirming the state of Connecticut’s right to evict U.S. citizens from their homes for purposes of “economic development.” In Kelo v. City of New London, plaintiff Suzette Kelo, who had recently bought her dream home on … More

    Obama Breaks Transparency Promise Again

    Before President Barack Obama took office he promised to: not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days. In just his first week in the White House, Obama broke this promise twice signing both Lilly … More