Category Archives: Economy

Midterm Election Day 2018

We all know how much the media lies, how much #FakeNews there is out there. They didn’t get it right in 2016 and no one really knows what’s going to happen today. I know I  was up at 6 am … Continue reading

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Check out that TV!

Ass Press: Living on Minimum Wage: One Mother’s Story Shaniqua Davis, a fast food worker in New York City, talks about the struggles she faces trying to raise a family on the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. … Continue reading

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You Built That, Mr. President

Real Clear Politics: Krauthammer On Obama: “This Is His Economy And He’s Pretending He’s Just Stumbled Upon It” I find it astonishing that he goes around making speeches in which he deplores the state of the economy, the growing income … Continue reading

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Eat The Rich!

Stephen Green (aka Vodkapundit): We’re Number Two! The US might have the highest corporate taxes in the developed world, but if you include all the world’s nations we drop all the way down to #2. That’s right: The UAE has … Continue reading

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Wealth Gap?

My son sent me this link – Mashable: The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion. The video, which started going … Continue reading

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WTF?

This story really chaps my hide: The small band of strikers that has effectively shut down the nation’s busiest shipping complex forced two huge cargo ships to head for other ports Thursday and kept at least three others away, hobbling … Continue reading

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If you have to work tomorrow, be thankful you have a job

Richard Saintvilus in Forbes: Why Walmart Is Not Evil For Opening On Thanksgiving, Give It A Break Who died and made you the authority on business principles? This was my response in a recent discussion with a family member in … Continue reading

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The Twinkie Segue

Hmmm, how can we possible use Twinkies as a segue for a post about 1950’s economic policy? Let’s ask the Shill One! The Twinkie Manifesto The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Speech on the Economy

Today, Mitt Romney delivered remarks on the U.S. economy in Ames, Iowa. Read a transcript of the remarks below, as prepared for delivery: Thank you all. It’s great to be back in Iowa. And don’t think that this is the … Continue reading

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An Immigrant’s Tale – Viral Video

From Kevin Rennie at Daily Ructions: Greenwich, Connecticut resident Thomas Peterffy takes to the airwaves today to speak of the blessings of freedom. He’s an authority. Peterffy was born, according to Forbes, in Hungary in 1944 “during a Russian bombing … Continue reading

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Where do jobs come from?

From Working people are the Job Creators by Riverdaughter: Anyway, leaving aside the philosophical aspect, there is a straightforward reason why the real job creators are average working people. And when I say working people, I mean anyone not living … Continue reading

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Did the Fed just signal a Romney Win?

The Fed announced their new QE3 policy today, a permanent money window designed to suck up all the dead weight of the housing market buy the shitpile for the taxpayers’ Christmas gift. Some analysts are calling it “monetary morphine.” Looks … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the “information society”

Wikipedia: An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, diffusion, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the information society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using … Continue reading

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Life isn’t fair

Erika Johnson at Hot Air discusses Elizabeth Warren’s speech last night: There is so much material here, I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll just pick out a few key lines and go from there. “We fought to … Continue reading

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Isn’t an “incomplete” what you get for not showing up?

When asked what grade he would give himself, President Empty Chair said “incomplete.” That is really pathetic. Paul Ryan: “Four Years Into A Presidency And It’s Incomplete?” “The president is asking people just to be patient with him,” Republican Party … Continue reading

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DJ, spin that stuff!

Paul Ryan interview: QUESTION: Should abortions to be available to women who are raped? RYAN: Well, look, I’m proud of my pro-life record. And I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It’s something I’m proud of. But Mitt Romney … Continue reading

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Cultural Darwinism

Mitt Romney: Culture Does Matter During my recent trip to Israel, I had suggested that the choices a society makes about its culture play a role in creating prosperity, and that the significant disparity between Israeli and Palestinian living standards … Continue reading

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In defense of capitalism

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Winston Churchill The Joe Moneybags Gazette: Mitt Romney’s résumé at Bain should be a slam dunk. He has … Continue reading

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You can’t make chicken soup out of chicken shit

Dems to Obama: Voters don’t believe economy talk Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville have released a striking new report arguing in stark terms that some key voting groups now reject President Obama’s claim that the economy is improving … Continue reading

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Is more government the answer?

E.J. Dionne: Government is the solution Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — … Continue reading

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