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    Cash for Clunkers Gimmick? Former Obama Adviser Wouldn't Do It Again

    It sounds like a former Obama Administration official is changing his tune on two of the President’s early stimulus efforts. Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, says that in retrospect he would not have supported the Cash for Clunkers program or the home buyer tax credit. Politico reports: … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Tony Perkins, Free Trade Agreement, CLASS Act, More

    Make sure to catch our latest Heritage Libertad Radio Show, available in Spanish or English. We kick off the first 30 minutes of our hour-long broadcast with the Spanish segment. Topics include Obamacare, the economy, jobs, and a look at the recently signed Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia and South … More

    Forget the Facts. Reid Says Private-Sector Employment Is 'Just Fine'

      Apparently unemployment is not much of a problem in the private sector. At least Senator Harry Reid (D–NV) thinks so. Debating the Senate’s proposed $35 billion bailout for state and local governments, Reid argued, “It’s very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine. It’s the public … More

    Morning Bell: Wall Street is the Wrong Place to Occupy

    A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows that when it comes to assigning blame for the country’s economic woes, more Americans point the finger at Washington, not Wall Street. Yet for weeks, the so-called Occupy Wall Street protesters have camped out in the heart of America’s financial district–and have raised their … More

    Americans Blame Economic Woes on Washington Before Wall Street

    Americans remain convinced of Washington’s culpability in the economic crisis from which the country is still struggling to recover, according to a pair of new polls. The ongoing “Occupy” protests notwithstanding, Americans are more likely to blame the federal government than the financial sector for the country’s economic woes. According … More

    What Do Marriage and Family Have to Do with Economic Growth?

    What do marriage and family have to do with economic growth? A lot, in fact. According to a new international report, there are multiple links between a strong economy and marriage and family. The Sustainable Demographic Dividend—put together by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, the Institute of Marriage and … More

    Morning Bell: 1,000 Days Under President Obama

    Today marks the 1,000th day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and unfortunately for America, those days have been marked by deeper deficits, lost jobs, prolonged unemployment, and bigger government. Meanwhile, many of those charged with leading the federal government have all but abdicated their responsibilities. The national debt stands at $14.9 trillion–$4.2 … More

    Piecemeal 'Jobs Bill' Can Still Be Dangerous

    If something is too big to swallow, you cut it into bite-sized pieces.  But that won’t improve the taste—unless you jettison any stinky stuff. Likewise, the notion of splitting-up President Obama’s Senate-rejected 326-page “jobs bill” won’t improve any of the proposals. It’s good that the break-up would prevent the classic … More

    Morning Bell: Jobs Plan Fails, but Obama Doesn't Get the Message

    When President Barack Obama began his Midwest “jobs tour” in August, he set out to campaign for the passage of a yet-to-be-released plan to turn around the country’s stagnant economy. But after the details of that plan emerged–more stimulus spending and higher taxes–and when the Democrat-controlled Senate put the measure up … More

    Obama Economy: Wall Street to Lose 10,000 Securities Jobs

    Just last week, America learned that September was yet another bad month for the Obama economy, with the unemployment rate remaining flat at 9.1 percent. A new report out today predicts more bad news down the road: Wall Street could see 10,000 securities jobs lost by the end of 2012. That’s … More