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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Cap-and-Tax is a Jobs Destroyer: Part 1 in a 10-Part Series

    Policymakers in Washington want to dramatically change America’s energy policy by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. Their most popular idea, included in the Waxman-Markey 2009 energy bill, is a cap and trade proposal. Many Americans find the debate in Washington over adopting a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide a bit … More

    Au Contraire, Mon Frère

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z74Akf1WUbU[/youtube]

    Bringing the Best and Brightest into the Classroom

    Derrell Bradford of Excellent Education for Everyone highlights a disturbing finding from the New Jersey Department of Education at NJ.com—a majority of NJ students who failed the high school exit exam (described by state education commission as “middle school level”) had apparently taken and passed courses in Geometry, Algebra I … More

    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? The Milton Friedman Edition

    Maybe the title should be: Are you smarter than Congress? Either way, all signs point to yes. Milton Friedman offers some very good and relevant advice  in his interview with a 5th grader from 2003. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKke98eAfcQ[/youtube]

    If You Don't Like Meddling, Then Stop Meddling

    At the end of last night’s press conference President Barack Obama insisted: But I want to disabuse people of this notion that somehow we enjoy, you know, meddling in the private sector. … I’m always amused when I hear these, you know, criticisms of “Oh, you know, Obama wants to … More

    The Federal Elephant in the Chrysler Bankruptcy Courtroom

    Chrysler is declaring bankruptcy. The step that was once declared “off the table” is now a reality. And that’s good news. The bankruptcy process provides the long-troubled automaker with the means necessary to reduce restructure itself into a viable enterprise. It’s also good news that Chrysler will have private-sector help … More

    China Hype Doesn’t Help

    A Wall Street Journal headline today adds to a chorus of claims that China’s stimulus efforts are benefiting American business and the world economy. As with previous claims, however, there’s little substance. The WSJ article cites Caterpillar reporting China sales of excavators have returned to pre-crisis highs, concurrent with intensifying … More

    It’s Official: Chrysler Files for Bankruptcy

    From CNNMoney: “Chrysler LLC will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court Thursday senior Obama administration officials said, kicking off what the administration predicts will be a 30- to 60-day restructuring for the third-largest U.S. auto maker. The U.S. government will provide up to an additional … More

    Fact Checking Obama

    We highlighted the Associated Press’ FACT CHECK on President Barack Obama’s deficit cutting claims this morning, but that was not the only area where Obama stretched the truth. On jobs: OBAMA: “We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – from news … More

    Bond Details Green Job Costs

    Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), ranking member of the Senate’s new Green Jobs and the New Economy subcommittee, released a report Monday titled Yellow light on Green Jobs, taking on the “green jobs” claims of groups like the New Apollo Program and the Center for American Progress’ Green Recovery. The whole … More