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    Obama Jobs Deficit Hits 8.3 Million, Another No-Jobs Bill Pending in Congress

    President Obama announced a renewed focus on jobs in his State of the Union address.  His budget stated (PDF) “it is critical that we take steps to jump-start job creation”. He’s right, of course. He is also explicitly admitted the failure of last year’s $862 billion “jump-start” stimulus program.  On March 4, … More

    In Pictures: The Obama and Pelosi Job Gaps

    There are a lot of ways to measure job growth in America, some more accurate than others. Organizing for America (the political arm of the Democratic National Committee) created a chart to “celebrate” the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s Failed Stimulus. Their chart attempted to cover up the fact … More

    What Impact Did President Obama's Stimulus Really Have?

    It has been a little over one year since the stimulus package was passed through Congress in order to spur private consumption and to decrease high unemployment, and a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal by Harvard economist Robert Barro discusses the impact the stimulus has had on … More

    What the HIRE Act Giveth, the Rest of Obama Agenda Taketh Away

    The latest attempt by Congress to wrestle the high unemployment rate is the HIRE Act, which is little more than a tax holiday for companies who hire additional workers. Even if this Act works as intended and encourages businesses to hire more workers, which in and of itself is not … More

    Hispanics Losing Hope for Obama

    According to a recent story by the McClatchy newswire, Hispanics are frustrated with President Obama now that it is becoming increasingly clear that his campaign promises were nothing more than empty rhetoric. Although the article focuses on Hispanics’ disappointment in the lack of a comprehensive immigration bill to emerge from … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Celebrate First Failed Stimulus with a Second One

    Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or as it is more accurately described, President Barack Obama’s Failed Stimulus. When President Obama signed the now $862 billion deficit-spending bill into law, the unemployment rate stood at 7.6% and the U.S. economy employed 133.5 million people. … More

    AP: President Obama's Jobs Bill Won't Create Many Jobs

    The Associated Press reported yesterday that “There’s a problem with the bipartisan jobs bill emerging in the Senate: It won’t create many jobs.” Given the President’s track record, that shouldn’t be a surprise. One feature of the President’s jobs bill is a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers. … More

    The Senate Still Doesn’t Get the Message

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says “the American people need a message. The message that they need is that we are doing something on jobs.” Reid’s real message is to confirm what is now obvious to all, which is that he and his congressional allies have nary a clue … More

    It's Time to Turn to Innovation, Competition to Spur Economy

    In a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC news, a majority of Americans expressed their frustration with the approach our government has taken in response to the financial crisis and economic slowdown. Just 43 percent of the respondents expressed satisfaction with how President Obama has handled the economy, … More

    "Mostly Free" Means Fewer Jobs, Less Money for Millions in U.S.

    This year’s Index of Economic Freedom contains the unsettling news that the United States has dropped out of the exclusive club of free economies and is graded “mostly free” for the first time in the Index’s 16-year history. The United States’ Index score dropped from last year’s 80.7 to this … More