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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    DeMint on CNN: "The Problem Is That We're Spending Too Much" (VIDEO)

    President Obama is meeting with lawmakers Friday in a last-ditch effort to stop sequestration. Budget cuts representing just 2.4 percent out of total government spending are set to take effect at the stroke of midnight. Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room” tonight alongside liberal pundit … More

    John Kerry: Nation’s Top Diplomat, Not So Diplomatic

    State Department/Sipa USA/Newscom

    On his first international trip to Europe and the Middle East, John Kerry has been making headlines with his comments, which only reaffirm that his nomination was a questionable choice by President Obama. In Paris yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced that Iran has a government we have to … More

    U.N. Alliance of Civilizations: Not Doing Much to Promote Tolerance

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    At the fifth Global Forum of the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations (AoC) this week in Vienna, Austria, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated, “Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism, and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity.” The video of his statement is viewable … More

    Environmental Protection Agency: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

    The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters. Photo: ROGER L. WOLLENBERG/UPI/Newscom

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to furlough all of its employees and shut down for three days this year to absorb sequestration’s spending cuts. But the sequester cuts do not have to lead to shutdowns. The Heritage Foundation recently pointed out that prioritized cuts at the National Institutes … More

    European Union Loophole Allows Iran to Circumvent Full Force of Sanctions

    Newscom

    A technical loophole is allowing the theocratic regime in Iran to skirt the full force of economic sanctions meant to compel the country to give up its nuclear ambitions. A recent letter from a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators to the presidents of the European Council and European Central Bank … More

    Millennials: How the Debt Impacts Us (VIDEO)

    The growing national debt demands immediate attention and real solutions from America’s elected leadership. That was the message delivered yesterday by a group of young Americans at a press conference with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). “The greatest dysfunction of all is … More

    Education Secretary Duncan’s Hyperbolic Sequester Rhetoric

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    During an interview on “Face the Nation” this past Sunday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan employed the Obama Administration’s Chicken Little sequester rhetoric, this time about teacher jobs: It just means a lot more children will not get the kinds of services and opportunities they need, and as many as 40,000 … More

    Sequestration: Plenty of Room to Cut Ineffective Programs

    Public Domain

    The Progressive Congressional Caucus (PCP) recently released a video hyping the forthcoming sequestration “cuts.” The video warns that sequestration will have the harmful effect of “cutting investments for working Americans,” “70,000 children will be kicked off Head Start,” “$35 million [will be] cut from support for firefighters,” and “830,000 fewer … More

    India Stays on Path to Economic Failure

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    Thursday was a really bad day for the Indian economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the October–December quarter came in at 4.5 percent, continuing to weaken. Worse, the central government budget for the next fiscal year leaves India on the same, failing course it’s been on of undisciplined spending … More

    St. Louis Fed Report Finds Imports, Not Exports, the Lifeblood of U.S. Manufacturing

    Newscom

    A new report published in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review provides strong evidence that the Administration’s obsessive focus on boosting exports as a way to help U.S. manufacturers is just plain wrong. The study debunks the idea that changes in either imports or exports affect growth in … More