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Posted on Oct 31 2014 - 9:10pm by Harrison
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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 empowered...

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Posted on Jan 8 2014 - 11:07pm by Harrison
Comments Off on 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 15% today. That’s not a big reduction for...

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 Tesla...

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. Unions, however, wouldn’t...

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Posted on Apr 15 2013 - 5:54am by Harrison
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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 fiscal cliff deal and from Obamacare. Taxpayers will start seeing these costs when they do their tax returns next April and in future years. Too much taxing and spending is bad for the nation. Americans are right to be concerned...

Posted on Mar 18 2013 - 8:11pm by Harrison
Comments Off on 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 the Left get any more criminal? If you’re...

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 largest net importer of oil, in a generational shift that...

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Posted on Feb 25 2013 - 10:00pm by Harrison
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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 be cancelled.  Republicans...

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...

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 to pay our bills, year after...