Tag Archives | Unemployment

Lucky you and me! Obama has the formula for prosperity! And he’s willing to share!

Here it is: Subtract free market principles, add meddling and interfering government, shake well, and voila! Utopia! At least that’s what I took away from President Obama’s recent remarks about ATM machines and high unemployment: “There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient […]

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Russian Immigrants Seeing Shades of the Politburo in New York Democrats

Two interesting links flashing across TweetDeck, I see. (Thanks @CO2HOG and @noelsheppard.) First, a Redstate post about how New York's population of Russian Immigrants have taken to warning about Soviet apparitions surrounding the Democrat overlords representatives that dominate New York politics. The Russian immigrants seem to know the path the Democratic Party is leading the nation down far better than many Democrats, which […]

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Have you fed your bureaucrat today?

Hat tip to Power Line. Oh my… Stephen Moore at the Wall Street Journal compared employment levels in the private and public sectors… and it seems that "more Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined." I think this means that every productive worker in the private sector is now supporting his […]

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Barney Frank: Republicans are in “Cloud Cuckoo Land” because they don’t believe in the magic money tree

Barney Frank (D-MA) pulls up his trousers after mooning America. Awesome… Because of my hero, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), I'm actually looking forward calculating next month's budget… Because I really need a vacation, and a new car, and the shower is getting dirty so I think it's about time we get a new one… bathroom, I mean. The […]

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Obama on oil: We are drilling, plus we’re going to start drilling… or something like that

Wow. After President Obama's energy speech this morning, someone better get some snorkels up to the North Pole pronto for all the poor polar bears, because it's starting to look like Obama's coronation didn't mark "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal,” after all. In fact, as soon as Obama said "my administration is encouraging offshore […]

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Why do lefty bloggers and a sour grapes senator want to divorce Ronald Reagan from the Tea Party?

Who would have predicted that a retired Republican Senator from Utah would become the left wing’s leading expert on Ronald Reagan and the Tea Party movement? No one, I’m sure. Nevertheless, it happened last week when some lefty bloggers venerated Bob Bennett’s recent sour grapes snark-fest to Greta Van Susteren as if he’d been channeling Che Guevara […]

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Porkulus price tag: Around $400,000 per made-up job

UPDATE: Linked by The Astute Bloggers… THANKS! According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as Porkulus, bought us between 1.3 and 3.5 million “saved or created” jobs for about $229,000 to $586,000 each. Why don’t we just split the difference and figure we paid $400,000 per job? […]

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If this is a recovery, I want the recession back!

Unemployment ticked up again in January, but no worries. This isn’t a recession. This is a recovery. Eighteen months recovering and counting. Nevertheless, I thought it over and decided that I want the recession back. These recoveries are murder. Shouldn’t recovery mean something good is about to happen, like … I don’t know… recovering? Apparently not, and don’t bother going for the dictionary; it won’t […]

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Cuba and China shout “More for us!” after Obama nixes Gulf drilling

(H/T Gateway Pundit) Well, President Obama did promise to vitalize the economy and create jobs — I just thought he meant the U.S. not a pugnacious banana republic off the coast of Florida. In a sharp turn in Obama administration policy, the White House announced that they will be yanking concessions to Republicans by closing the eastern Gulf of Mexico […]

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Humble civil servants — or the new royalty?

Watch the video and then draw your own conclusions. This is more of today’s bizarre forced masochism. It’s an odd unpleasant feeling to be compelled to lavish cash and perks on the busy-body bureaucrats who think they know how to manage our affairs better than we do. It feels like I’m four years old again, and my big brother is making me hit myself.  […]

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