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    Did the Wright Brothers Need the Government to Make Man Fly?

    Forget entrepreneurs, captains of industry, inventors, and scientists. According to Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu, we have the U.S. government to thank for all the wonders of technology. In a speech yesterday at Senator Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit, Chu showed America his true colors–and the philosophical bent of the … More

    Want Stimulus? Reduce Regulation

    The President has publicly stated his intent to roll out a new expensive stimulus plan this fall.  That plan is expected to contain hundreds of billions in new debt obligations to you, the taxpayer. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has a better idea.  He wrote a letter today … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 22, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Employment Section – Hans A. von Spakovsky, Pajamas Media Energy States Lead in Job Creation, Financial States Struggle – Dennis Jacobe, Gallup Did health law … More

    A Fifth Keynesian 'Stimulus'?

    The concept of a Keynesian stimulus never seems to tire among politicians eager to grow the economy artificially by spending other people’s money. Recently, Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack encouraged expanding SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program aimed to help the poor, as a way to stimulate the economy. … More

    Memo to White House: Unemployment Benefits Aren't So Stimulating

      You might think that a White House press briefing would be the one place where it’s safe to ask the Obama Administration a question about its economic policy. Well, think again, especially if you’re questioning the underlying premise of the Administration’s economic philosophy. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal’s Laura … More

    Obama vs. the Evidence: Infrastructure Spending Is No Job Creator

    The latest unemployment numbers, released Friday, showed that the economy created a net 18,000 jobs in June, far below the roughly 150,000 needed to keep pace with new job market entrants. The unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent. Since President Obama had not yet been asked directly about June’s … More

    Five Ways Obama Tanked Employment

    President Obama’s defenders are taking to the airwaves to rebut the charge that his actions have caused the dire employment figure we see today. The rebuttals mirror those the President is making, and they sure don’t lack in audacity. Some of the president’s enablers, for example, continue to claim that … More

    In Pictures: June Unemployment and Obama's Failed Stimulus

    Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report revealed yet another month of disastrous economic data for the U.S. economy. Heritage’s Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk write in a new report: [T]he June unemployment rate stands at 9.2 percent and that the economy created only 18,000 jobs last month. This is … More

    Morning Bell: An Economy in Panic

    There’s no good way to spin the news that came out of today’s monthly U.S. jobs report. The economy generated only 18,000 total new jobs, the unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent, and the number of unemployed Americans has gone up by 445,000. In other words, the recovery appears to have slowed markedly. … More

    Morning Bell: The High Price of Obama's Fake Jobs Scheme

    Sometimes magic tricks just aren’t that great, and even the most innocent, wide-eyed child can’t be fooled by the illusionist’s flourish. Such is the case with the rabbit the White House is trying to pull out of its magic hat by claiming that President Barack Obama’s stimulus has created or … More