Economics

Who Really Creates Jobs..?

Who Really Creates Jobs..?

Presumed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton really put her foot in her mouth (again) this past week when she said this: Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs  Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are […]

By October 31, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Why Burger King is Moving to Canada

Why Burger King is Moving to Canada

The answer is pretty easy to understand:    

By August 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The “War” on Poverty Turns 50: Not a Success in Sight

The “War” on Poverty Turns 50: Not a Success in Sight

50 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “an unconditional war on poverty.”  He also said that “we shall not rest until that war is won.” We haven’t won the battle or the war but the money keeps flowing with little to show for it except a decline in poverty from 19% in 1964 to […]

By January 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Liberal Math Doesn’t Add Up for Electric Cars: States Begin to Charge Taxes on Them

Liberal Math Doesn’t Add Up for Electric Cars: States Begin to Charge Taxes on Them

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. That was Ronald Reagan and those two quotes certainly sum up what’s going on with EVs (Electric Vehicles).  Thanks to taxpayer money, charging stations are springing up across the country, companies like […]

By January 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
D.C. City Council Passes “Living Wage” Law, Targeting Walmart… Unions Exempt, Workers Suffer

D.C. City Council Passes “Living Wage” Law, Targeting Walmart… Unions Exempt, Workers Suffer

The bread and butter of Democrats are three groups: Hispanics, blacks, and unions.  In a gift to the third special interest group, the Washington, D.C. City Council (run by Democrats) voted to force Walmart (and “big box” stores like it) to pay its employees a “living wage” which, in this case, is $12.50 per hour. […]

By July 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Discussing Economic Policy with a Progressive in the Obama Era

Discussing Economic Policy with a Progressive in the Obama Era

   

What the Internet Sales Tax Means to Entrepreneurs

What the Internet Sales Tax Means to Entrepreneurs

   

By April 26, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
It’s Tax Day!

It’s Tax Day!

Americans pay high taxes as it is, and with the 13 tax increases that hit this year, tax revenue is growing beyond its historical average as a share of the economy. But Washington’s deficits continue, because spending keeps going up. Future Tax Days promise to be even worse because of the tax increases from the […]

By April 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
European Union Crosses Rubicon with Their Bank “Tax” on the Cypriots to Fund Bail-Out

European Union Crosses Rubicon with Their Bank “Tax” on the Cypriots to Fund Bail-Out

In Cyprus, the government froze all bank accounts and had a plan to “tax” depositors at much at 15.6% of their account balance in order to pay for their country’s bailout: Markets tumbled after Cyprus and the EU said they might tax private bank accounts to pay for a bailout. Can the bankrupt policies of […]

By March 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
China Now Imports More Oil Than Any Other Nation: Let the Fighting Begin

China Now Imports More Oil Than Any Other Nation: Let the Fighting Begin

We knew it was coming… oil is the lifeblood of modernity and China is working towards moving up in the world the “old fashioned way” which is to say on the blood, sweat, and tears of its vast population and with oil (and diesel and gas and coal): China has overtaken the US as the world’s […]

By March 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
ObamaNation: Sequestration Edition

ObamaNation: Sequestration Edition

   

By March 1, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Sequester (In One Long Image)

The Sequester (In One Long Image)

   

By February 27, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Sequester

The Sequester

The Sequester was something President Obama supported before he lied and said otherwise.  But it was always a trap to force the Republicans to make themselves look badly.  With those mandatory cuts just around the corner, we’re already hearing about how the poor will be hurt, the economy will get worse, and airline flights will […]

By February 25, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Obamanomics Four Years Later: Unemployment Was at 7.8% Now It’s at 7.9%

Obamanomics Four Years Later: Unemployment Was at 7.8% Now It’s at 7.9%

What a difference 4 years makes. Or not. Looking at the unemployment number (7.8%) from January 2009, the month Obama became president, next to the unemployment number (7.9%) from this January it doesn’t appear that any of the Democratic Party’s economic plans have done anything positive. Liberals will argue – stretching credibility now – that […]

By February 5, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
U.S. Deficit and Debt:  Truth in Numbers

U.S. Deficit and Debt: Truth in Numbers

This is a Guest Post.  Please feel free to submit your article for consideration.  Mr. Stiltner’s previous article was titled Walls of Fear and Prejudice. U.S. Deficit and Debt:  Truth in Numbers By Kirk Stiltner We need to start with a mutual understanding.  The debt is the total money our country owes as a result of borrowing […]

By January 3, 2013 2 Comments Read More →