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    Caulking Our Way to Economic Prosperity

    The Los Angeles Times has a brain dead article out today explaining Why Obama’s green jobs plan might work. It contains all the usual leftist green collar job lies and this little gem from green collar jobs activist Van Jones: “You can employ a lot of people very quickly with … More

    Morning Bell: Some Early Victories in Stimulus Debate

    2009 is going to be a tough year for conservatives. We face a new liberal president in the White House, an adoring and compliant media establishment at his disposal, and safe majorities in both the House and Senate. But all hope is not lost. President-elect Barack Obama knows he campaigned … More

    Introducing Rapid Response

    President-elect Barack Obama and liberal members of Congress are gearing up this week to make their case for an economic stimulus bill that costs upwards of $775 billion. Obama has said he wants to secure as many as 80 votes in the Senate in hopes of striking a bipartisan deal. … More

    Stimulus Through Trade

    Former-Rep. James Bacchus (D-FL) writes in today’s Wall Street Journal: President-elect Barack Obama is rightly focused on preparing a stimulus plan to “jolt” the American economy toward recovery. Yet missing thus far is any mention of international trade as part of his plan. Democratic presidents — Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Carter … More

    Morning Bell: Will Obama Ditch Transparency for Stimulus?

    When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) first came to power she promised, “the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.” She has since flagrantly and repeatedly broken this promise. It is part of the reason Congress has record low approval ratings. Now President-elect Barack Obama is also making … More

    Shovel Ready Indeed

    From the Newsroom of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums: Zoo and Aquarium Infrastructure Projects Important to Communities Silver Spring, MD (December 19, 2008) The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today called for shovel-ready zoo and aquarium infrastructure projects to be eligible for Federal stimulus funding. According to a … More

    Some Pro-Growth Alternatives to Obama's Fantasy Based Stimulus

    Massive deficit spending on a level not contemplated since World War II is not the only policy option available for addressing the recession. Some worthy ideas ripped from today’s op-ed pages: Clive Crook for free trade in The Financial Times: Opinion in the next Congress, with its enlarged Democratic majorities, … More

    Barack Obama's Faith Based Stimulus

    Defending the ever ballooning size of the Obama Administration’s proposed economic stimulus package, Obama’s soon to be White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers told Bloomberg: “There is not going to be any spending money for the sake of spending money.” Oh, really? First let’s dispose of the complete fantasy that … More

    Fred Thompson on Keynesianism: Do Your Part, Spend More Money

    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) offers his blunt assessment of the $850 billion stimulus package that congressional liberals and President-elect Barack Obama have suggested to boost the economy. Thompson says this about the much-ballyhooed infrastructure spending: “My favorite stimulus idea is to give everybody who needs a job a shovel. … More

    Shovel Ready Indeed

    So President-elect Barack Obama claims the days of “pork … as a strategy” are over. This in the same breadth he is proposing to borrow anywhere between $500 billion to $1 trillion to spend on expanded infrastructure spending. Don’t worry though, Obama has met with the nation’s governors (but apparently … More