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    No, Serious Deficit Spending is Not Immediately Needed

    Government spending does not create economic growth. Regrettably, many in Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, have ignored this fact. Just today, Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), declared in his Wall Street Journal op-ed How to Make Sure the Stimulus Works that, “it is fairly obvious that serious deficit spending is needed … More

    The Government Does Not Create Jobs, Rep. Mica

    During yesterday’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rep. John Mica (R-FL) claimed: “Every billion dollars in spending on infrastructure, on highway and transportation expenditures does result in 35,000 new jobs.” Too bad Mica wasn’t listening to the Ways and Means Hearing across the hall where economist Alan Viard told the … More

    Morning Bell: There They Go Again

    Earlier this year the left in Congress and the White house pushed through a $152 billion economic stimulus package that they assured us what keep the economy out of recession. It didn’t work. In late July, when the White House sought the power to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie … More

    Morning Bell: Christmas in September

    For most Americans, there are 100 shopping days left until Christmas. But for the special interests in Washington, there are only 10 shopping days left with Congress tentatively set to adjourn for the year on Sept. 26. One would hope the financial turmoil on Wall Street would give legislators pause … More

    "DOE to do NEPA’s EIS on BNFL’s AMWTP at INEEL after SRA protest"

    The above sentence is an actual headline from the Idaho Mountain Express. Translated from lawyer to English it reads: Department of Energy to do National Environmental Policy Act environmental impact statement on British Nuclear Fuels Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory after Society for … More

    Morning Bell: Does Not Compute

    According to the non-partisan Annenberg Political Fact Check, Sen. Barack Obama’s tax plan would increase gross tax receipts by $103.3 billion in 2011 alone. That number by itself would make it the largest single-year tax increase in American history since World War II, and measured as a percentage of gross … More

    It's Worse Than We Thought!

    Yesterday we detailed why Barack Obama’s high-tax/high-spending plan to grow the economy was doomed to fail. On the spending side we highlighted that Obama promises to spend $60 billion on infrastructure that he claims will create 2 million new jobs. In addition to pointing out that some studies concluded that … More

    Morning Bell: How Not to Grow the Economy

    If last night’s Democratic debate proved anything, it’s that the era of liberal tax-and-spend promises is back with a vengeance. The most illuminating exchange was between ABC’s Charlie Gibson and Sen. Barack Obama on capital gains taxes. After Gibson laid out the facts — that each time rates have been … More