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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    The Bailout Parade Continues

    First Washington decided auto makers needed bailing out, next it was auto parts suppliers, not to mention “too big” insurance companies. Now one Congressman is proposing federal bailouts for individual auto dealers. At today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing one Congressman floated a new proposal: Federal Floor Plan Financing. Auto … More

    Carpe What? Obama’s Plan to Seize Non-Banks

    Should the federal government have broad authority to seize private financial institutions on the verge of collapse to keep them from harming the economy? President Obama and his treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, are arguing just that – saying that such power would have eased problems associated with recent bailouts. “(It) … More

    We Can’t Quit on D.C. Children

    Writing in the Washington Post over the weekend, self-proclaimed school choice supporter Jay Matthews argued that its time to give up on the D.C. school voucher program: My problems with what is formally known as the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program are political and cultural, not moral. The program provides up … More

    Sen. John McCain Speaks at Heritage on Generational Theft

    Is Government Now A Bad Credit Risk?

    The credit crunch is hitting Washington, DC, as Uncle Sam maxes out his credit cards. In addition to the enormously costly Obama budget, all the multi-trillion dollar bailouts, stimulus, and government expansion plans depend on one thing—the ability of the U.S. government to get money and spend it. Uncle Sam … More

    Avoiding Vietnam in Afghanistan

    Last Monday, Jackson Diehl wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, which highlighted some necessary steps for success in Afghanistan. Writing from his position in the country, Mr. Diehl noted that troops continue to stream into Afghanistan and the counter-insurgency strategy by General David Petraeus, which was so successful in … More

    Currency Misdirection from Beijing

    A paper by Chinese central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan — arguing the world should move off the dollar system — has attracted much attention. Like so many economic stories involving the PRC, there is less here than meets the eye. It is hardly a new thought. Beijing has wistfully imagined … More

    Union Intimidation on Video

    This Fox News story perfectly encapsulates why American workers deserve to keep a secret ballot for union organizing consistent with our democratic principles. Whether the union needs 51% of workers to sign on, or 75% of the workers to sign on; without a secret ballot, they will intimidate workers at their work, … More

    Morning Bell: Preventing Generational Theft

    In the past 12 months the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration, and the Democrat controlled Congress have laid out $1.2 trillion in the name of stimulus, $700 billion for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, and over $400 billion for the Omnibus spending bill in debt on future generations of America. … More

    Costly Energy Budget: Taxpayers Pay Big for Extreme Environmental Agenda

    Taxing Every American Even Obama’s “95%”: President Obama’s energy policies will cost Americans more money, limit their access to America’s resources, and provide little, if any, environmental benefit. It is an extreme environmental agenda. Climate “Revenue”: The President’s budget proposes a $646 billion cap-and-trade tax that would cost each household in … More