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    Morning Bell: President Obama's Failed Stimulus

    When President Barack Obama sold his $787 billion stimulus package to the American people, he set one metric for success: jobs. Specifically, President Obama promised the American people he would create 4.1 million jobs by the end of 2010. According to the President’s plan, the stimulus should have lowered the … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Tom Price

    Rep. Tom Price thinks we can do a better job of stimulating the economy without increasing the debt burden of future generations.

    A Third Stimulus? Repeating Mistakes Only Creates New Mistakes

    Panic seems to be setting in among some Democrats as the economy continues to falter. Important political leaders, such as Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer (D-MD), and economic commentators, such as Laura D’Andrea Tyson, unofficial economic advisor the President, are calling for yet another stimulus bill. Already we have had two … More

    Did Obama Not Understand His Own Stimulus?

    President Obama triumphantly declared on July 1: “The Recovery Act was designed to make sure local school districts didn’t lay off teachers and firefighters and police officers. And its done its job.” Whether the stimulus has actually “done its job” is up for debate. But the release of a Government … More

    In the Green Room: Neb. State Treasurer Shane Osborn

    In three short years as “Nebraska’s CFO,” Shane Osborn has revolutionized the way Nebraskans interact and keep tabs on their government. It’s called nebraskaspending.com and it cost only $38,000 to make: I believe elected officials have a duty to show the public how their tax dollars are being spent right down to … More

    Cash for Clunkers Bill Belongs in the Junkyard

    Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are seeking to pass “Cash for Clunkers” legislation that would have three primary objectives: increase car sales, improve the environment, and stimulate the economy. The bill would provide consumers with a voucher (up to $4,500) to purchase a new vehicle to completely … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Jobs Gap

    Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly job report showing that the economy lost 345,000 jobs in May. This brings the total number of jobs lost in the first full three months since the economic stimulus package was passed to 1.5 million jobs. Countering these inconvenient truths, … More

    American Workers Deserve a RAISE

    LIFTING THE PAY CAP ON 8 MILLION WORKERS Unions Cap Their Member’s Pay Setting a Wage Ceiling: Currently union contracts set both a wage floor and a wage ceiling. Unionized employers may not give productive workers pay raises outside the collectively bargained contract. Seniority-Based Pay: Unions usually demand that employers … More

    Results of the Owe-bama Debt-O-Rama

    President Obama recently said, One hundred days ago, in the midst of the worst economic crisis in half a century, we passed the most sweeping economic recovery act in history…One hundred days later, we are already seeing results.” President Obama is right: In the last one hundred days, the U.S. … More

    Morning Bell: The Largest Expansion of Government Ever

    Speaking to a celebrity studded fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Beverly Hills last night, President Barack Obama humbly proclaimed he “would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR.” Actually, let’s do that. Since taking office, President Obama has: Continued to fast-track government control … More