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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    Governor Sanford on Stimulus Spending: Stop Digging

    Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) has written a letter to the South Carolina state legislature explaining his decision to ask President Obama for a waiver allowing him to use federal stimulus money to pay down state debt. From the letter: The reason we think it is not in our best interest … More

    The Global Government Debt Bubble: Local Government Edition

    We’ve warned before that the federal government’s exploding appetite for debt was helping to create a Global Government Debt Bubble. The Obama Administration has even been trying to worsen the problem by lobbying other countries to borrow even more money, despite the fact that our own record borrowing makes their … More

    Crisis Evolution in Russia

    The past few weeks saw a certain stabilization of the ruble against the key international currencies. The Russian national currency’s de facto devaluation has brought about a dramatic nearly 40-percent drop in imports compared to the same period last year. This development helped to offset export losses and retain a … More

    La Raza VP Latest to Win Obama Ethics Waiver

    Despite his solemn promise to the American people to keep lobbyists out of his Administration, two more have slipped in. The Hill reports: The waivers were provided for Jocelyn Frye, director of policy and projects in the Office of the First Lady, and Cecilia Munoz, director of intergovernmental affairs in … More

    More Phony Obama Health Care Facts

    We’re not the only ones who are questioning the facts coming out of the Obama Administration on health care. Maggie’s Farm has put together a solid Top Ten Reasons For ObamaCare Are Based On False Information, including: 9. More Preventive Care Will Better Serve Consumers And Save Costs: The February … More

    Napolitano’s Words and FEMA’s Actions

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano should be vigorously applauded for telling the good folks at the National Emergency Management Agency mid-year conference that FEMA is and should not be a first responder. Napolitano is dead right that too many Americans see FEMA as the end-all and be-all of disaster response activity. … More

    Morning Bell: The "Same Chance" Obama Had

    Outlining his educational policy yesterday, President Barack Obama said: “And I want every child in this country to have the same chance that my mother gave me, that my teachers gave me, that my college professors gave me, that America gave me.” These are wonderful words, but unless President Obama … More

    'No Employee Choice In This Act'

    Washington – Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) had strong words against the Employee Free Choice Act today at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing, framing the debate in stark terms. “It doesn’t make any sense-none, unless you are interested in intimidation and coercion and retribution…to have a public peition-signing to form a union,” … More

    Heartland Update: Causes of Global Warming Alarmism

    Bob Carter is the first speaker during the last event of the conference. Professor Carter is a geologist at James Cook University and is widely known for his global warming skepticism. In his 2006 article, “There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998,” he said, The essence … More

    Secretary Geithner Parodied on SNL

    Saturday Night Live opened their show this weekend with a parody of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner:           Unfortunately, Treasury policy is just as rudderless as seen on SNL.  What’s needed now, more than ever, are ideas based on principles; not ad hoc, “solutions” that don’t provide people enough information to make … More