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    CBO Says Stimulus Is Working Because We Predicted It Would

    The Congressional Budget Office today released a report asserting that the stimulus succeeded in creating growth and jobs. If this seems completely detached from reality, it’s because CBO did not actually analyze the performance of the economy — including the rapid increase in the unemployment rate since the stimulus was … More

    World GDP: A Story of American Leadership and Asian Partnerships

    In the midst of a downturn, it’s easy to lose perspective. It feels at the moment like America’s position in the world is slipping and Asia is taking our place. Permanently. On a longer view, that turns out to be only half-right: Asia is rising but America is not falling. … More

    Guest Blogger: Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Free Trade Agreements

    Each day in Minnesota and all across the nation, billions of dollars worth of products begin their journey to be sold overseas. American farmers, manufacturers, and businesses rely on exports to strengthen and grow both their bottom line, as well as our economy’s. Free and fair trade agreements help spur … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Erik Paulsen on Greater Free Trade Means More Jobs

    The government is spending hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars attempting to stimulate the economy, but it’s clear these spending programs are not achieving the results we need. Instead, the economy continues to shed jobs. Unemployment figures released last week show U.S. unemployment reaching a 26-year high of 9.8 percent. … More

    China's Economic Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Unbelievable

    China announced economic results yesterday. The results are simultaneously good, bad, and completely unbelievable. The good: GDP growth was put at 9% in the third quarter of this year. This would please almost any country in the world at almost any time. For this particular third quarter, the U.S. would … More

    5 Misconceptions About the National Debt

    There is a lot of information about the national debt, but misconceptions cloud the debate. There are five common misconceptions about the national debt. This video explains them, as well as why they are not accurate guides to measure the debt. Heritage’s Brian Reidl also mentions the real threat to the National Debt – unfunded entitlement … More

    Supplemental Support Miscue

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen is calling for the elimination of emergency supplemental spending used to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is instead pushing for the inclusion of war funding in the annual defense budget. In the DefenseNews.com article, “Mullen Wants Supplemental … More