Tag: economy

Most Voters Oppose the Reelection of Anyone Who Voted for the Health Care Law, Auto Bailouts, Stimulus Plan

Mark Ralston/Getty Images / September 4, 2010 Unemployed Americans attend a job fair on the first day of the Labor Day long weekend in the City of El Monte outside of Los Angeles. US unemployment jumped to 9.6 percent in August, the Labor Department said, showing the recovering economy is still struggling to create jobs.... Read more »

72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people

Why the economy still stinks

Blame the big corporations that are hoarding cash, waiting for the economy to rebound. Blame consumers for saving at record high levels, fearful of the economy falling back into recession and more hard times. Blame banks and investors for making huge loans available for corporations, so that they’ll have even more cash from when the... Read more »

Hand over your money

Here’s a trailer for “I want your money,” a political documentary film by award-winning Director Ray Griggs, slated for release in theatres in select markets nationwide on October 15.  Griggs has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices from America’s broad-based conservative movement, in what critics everywhere are calling a “rousing” feature film documentary.

Why not just give them the money?

Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune / A downtown sign touts a stimulus-funded road construction project. An Illinois congressman has introduced a bill to ban the signs, which he calls taxpayer-funded political propaganda. Now comes news that Los Angeles Public Works Department spent $70 million in our stimulus money to create seven private sector jobs and... Read more »

Bush-era rate cuts launch a taxing debate

Tribune columnist Eric Zorn and I square off again–this time on the Bush tax cuts.’ From Eric, to Dennis: In May, 2001, four months into President George W. Bush‘s first term, Congress passed across-the-board tax cuts despite the fears of most Democrats and a few Republicans, including Arizona’s Sen. John McCain, who voted “no” because,... Read more »

Here's the public's answer to Obama's latest stimulus plan: Pfffttt.

President Barack Obama was in Milwaukee, dropping plans to spend another quintet of tens of billions in the vain hope of prodding the economy. This for “infrastructure,” and who can be opposed to infrastructure? Mother, apple pie and infrastructure. Reported the Chicago Tribune: [The White House] resisted describing the $50-billion proposal as a stimulus measure, instead casting... Read more »

Consumer confidence: "No we can't"

Consumer confidence has dropped to the lowest point since George W. Bush’s last full month as president, according to a new Rasmussen poll.  It said: The index has now fallen 20 points over the course of the past three days. Confidence is down 10 points over the past week and down six points from a month... Read more »

UPDATE: Carp Chronicles II

UPDATE: Crains Chicago Business reports that President Barack Obama will name a “carp czar” within a month to make sure the Asian kind don’t get into Lake Michigan. Great, another  Obama administration top-level post that isn’t subject to congressional scrutiny. ORIGINAL POST:Just as the Asian carp alarmists were descending today on Washington to pitch their... Read more »

Americans blame over spending for states' budget crises

Maybe Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats running the state Legislature should take notice: Most Americans report their state currently has a budget crisis, and they continue to blame politicians more than taxpayers for the problem. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults shows 75% say the unwillingness of politicians to... Read more »
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