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  • Monthly Archives: February 2010

    “If You Think You Will Tax my Benefits and Give the Money to Ben Nelson in Nebraska, You’re Crazy”

    As the White House prepares for a bipartisan summit on health care later this month, the rhetoric and reality of the President’s plans for health care reform continue to conflict.  President Obama claims that he wants to bring congressional Republicans to the table to achieve health care reform.  However, he … More

    Obama’s Nuclear Push Good but Not Enough

    President Obama announced $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees today to commence projection construction on two nuclear reactors in Burke County, Georgia. This is good news. Congress has authorized $18.5 billion in loan guarantees for nuclear energy projects under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which also provided other subsidies … More

    Biomass Gets Tax Break, Oil & Gas Get Tax Hike

    With wind, solar and geothermal receiving much of the government handouts when it comes to energy production, biomass is back in the game after the Senate Finance Committee unveiled its tax extender plan, which includes a $100 million in production tax credits for biomass energy as part of a larger … More

    The Obamas and Food in America: Another Flip-Flop?

    Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama launched a campaign against childhood obesity, which is interesting considering President Barack Obama’s past statements on hunger in America. In November of 2009 — only three short months ago — President Obama “reacted with concern” at a report that Americans are suffering “record levels” … More

    Is Global Warming Really A Bigger Threat than Iran?

    Over the past year, Iran has declared itself a nuclear state and continues to expand their ballistic missile program, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has testified to Congress that Al Qaeda and its affiliates are planning a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months, and failed … More

    In Their Own Words: Environmentalists Out to Dismantle Capitalism

    A video from a David Horowitz retreat several months back has already cost one person a job. The video shows Patrick Caddell, former pollster to Jimmy Carter, lament that “the whole idea of the environmental movement isn’t to clean up the environment” but rather to “basically deconstruct capitalism. They are against capitalism.” A little … More

    Who is Going to Pay for FEMA?

    Looks like Mother Nature didn’t get the message about the budget crises in most of the states. So, she twice dumped a bunch of snow on the Midwest and East that required states, cities, and counties to plow – in between frantic calls to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Celebrate First Failed Stimulus with a Second One

    Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or as it is more accurately described, President Barack Obama’s Failed Stimulus. When President Obama signed the now $862 billion deficit-spending bill into law, the unemployment rate stood at 7.6% and the U.S. economy employed 133.5 million people. … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: February 15 - 19, 2010

    Last week, two blizzards knocked Congress (and the rest of the federal government in Washington, DC) out of commission. The snow kept the House out the entire week preventing them from taking any votes. The Senate was only slightly more productive—confirming Joseph Greenaway to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the … More

    Obama Goes Forward With Jobs Plan, Though Jury Still Out On First One

    While the nation suffers an unemployment rate of nearly 10 percent, Barack Obama spent last week talking about job creation with “civil rights” leaders — despite the fact that President Obama’s last job creation ideas haven’t even been properly analyzed, let alone proven to work. The New York Times reports … More