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    Obama’s November Jobs Deficit One More Reason to Extend Bush Tax Cuts

    “You are what your record says you are.” So says Bill Parcells, three-time Super Bowl–winning coach. Professional sports, athletes, coaches, and commentators can spin the numbers with the best of politicians, but in the end you are what your record says you are. The record on the first two years … More

    The Uncertainty Certainty

    The left just can not come to grips with the fact that their hyper-aggressive policy agenda is a major factor causing unemployment. Witness Mother Jones trying to debunk “The Uncertainty Meme” after reading USC business professor Ayse Imrohoroglu identify uncertainty as a confidence killer. On inflation Drum writes: Interest rates … More

    Do Partisan Politics Spell Tax Hikes?

    One of the most pressing pieces of legislation that the lame duck Congress must deal with is the impending expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax relief. Led by President Obama, the Democrats have long argued for extending the tax relief for families making less than $250,000 a year while … More

    How Weak Was Friday's Jobs Report?

    Upside surprise: Employers add 151,000 jobs in October , the USA Today reported about the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. And it is true: the establishment survey of U.S. businesses did report that 151,000 jobs were created last month. But as The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk and Rea Hederman note … More

    Morning Bell: Get to Work Stopping the Obama Tax Hikes

    Last night, during a taped interview with 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama told Steve Kroft: “I thought the economy would have gotten better by now. One of the things I think you understand as president is you’re held responsible for everything. But you don’t always have control of everything.” President … More

    Morning Bell: How the Obama Tax Hikes Affect You

    Yesterday, Time Magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin wrote: “With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, … More

    Morning Bell: At the Mercy of the Obama Tax Hikes

    When will the Obama administration admit their economic stimulus plan, which cost more than the Iraq war, failed? The stimulus has already failed to create the 3.5 million jobs President Barack Obama promised it would. It has already failed to keep unemployment below the 8% the President’s top economists predicted … More

    You Can’t Tax the Rich Enough to Close the Deficit

    President Obama has driven spending and deficits to historic levels in just two years since taking office. Not content to stop there, his budget for the next 10 years keeps spending at record levels and piles up unprecedented amounts of debt in the process. To partially offset his massive overspending, … More

    The Lower Spending Solution to Deficits

    With the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts fast approaching, the debate over whether to extend the cuts, and for whom, has taken on a new face. Proponents of allowing for tax increases on the highest income brackets, or in some cases, on all Americans, argue that this … More

    The Obama Tax Hikes: It's Not Their Money!

    America is having a serious conversation on taxes and their impact on economic growth: The Obama administration is making the case for raising taxes by not extending the Bush tax cuts; Opponents counter that raising taxes in the midst of a weak economy would be disastrous. For the record, we … More