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Government Expansion In The West And It’s Economic Consequences

January 1, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ It is clear based on this stage of political evolution in the West that democracy – to the extent it has meaning – is a form of inclusiveness, expanding the horizons of political participation. On one level it makes sense, why should anyone be denied participation when interests in the aggregate […]

Slate, Vanity Fair Slam Trump, Predict He Could ‘Nuke’ Economy

December 29, 2016 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ Liberals still sore over Donald Trump’s electoral victory are bashing the president-elect by any means, including through liberal media outlets. In the latest volley, left-wing Slate and Vanity Fair both attacked Trump for how he’ll hurt the economy and Americans’ finances a day before Trump was scheduled to deliver an economic […]

Winners And Losers Emerge From The 1,695 Pages Of The $1.1 Trillion Budget

December 18, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ If you want to know how your tax dollars will get spent next year, the answers are in Cromnibus-the 1,695 page bill that Congress hurriedly passed last weekend to fund the federal government through September 2015. Republicans won big with Cromnibus, along with farmers, political parties, incandescent bulb users, Blue […]

We’re Number Two

December 15, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The U.S. was the world’s number one economy prior to World War II, but it took off bigtime after the war and there has not been a day of my long life in which we were not number one—until now. The International Monetary Fund recently released its calculations regarding the world’s economy […]

America, Our Debt-Ridden Nation

August 29, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Let’s look at just some of the latest news about the U.S. economy: # According to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Services, the federal government paid $2,007,358,200,000—over $2 trillion—in benefits and entitlements in the 2013 fiscal year, October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Most of the benefits, 69.7% came […]

The Real State Of The Economy – Not Obama’s Lies

May 12, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ My Father was a Certified Public Accountant and so is my older brother, now comfortably retired in Florida. I tell you this because I would be hard-pressed to balance my checkbook. Even so, you do not have to be smart with numbers to know that the real state of the U.S. […]

The e-Tax Scam Republicans Back Colossal e-Commerce Tax Scheme

April 25, 2013 by

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By Mark Alexander “We may be assured by past experience, that such a practice [as some states charging high taxes on goods from other states] would be introduced by future contrivances…” –James Madison (1788) …… Executive Summary: Senate Democrats and Republicans voted 74-20 in a cloture to move S743, the “online sales tax,” to the […]

Income Redistribution Day

April 15, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands.” –Thomas Jefferson Government “It’s Tax Day. Most Americans dread Tax Day, and for good reasons. Beyond the huge tab Americans […]

A Day Late and a Trillion Dollars Short 

January 4, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” –John Marshall Waiting until after the U.S. technically plunged over the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1, Congress and the White House finally reached a […]

Raw Deal With Silver Linings

January 2, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to […]

How Not to Run a Nation

January 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The political farce that ended 2012 and began 2013 has surely made the United States a laughingstock among the nations of the world. The sharp divisions between liberals and conservatives in Congress led to desperate last minute negotiations to avoid a “fiscal cliff” that faced the nation’s taxpayers and that still […]

Crumbling Economies?

December 26, 2012 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Watching the politicians of the western democracies flop around as their economies crumble is somehow comforting. They are having as difficult a time staying on budget and living within their means as I do. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Fear, Everywhere, Fear

November 25, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ If my emails and the headlines I am reading indicate anything, there is widespread fear among Americans that something terrible has occurred with the reelection of President Obama. Not all Americans, though. Those who voted for Obama appear to remain oblivious despite the threat of a “fiscal cliff” or the new […]

The World Is Broke

October 16, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Every time I go to get gasoline or to the supermarket, my dollar buys less and less as the price of everything goes up. It is not the fault of banks, speculators, or any of the usual suspects. It is the fault of the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve. It […]

Don’t Raise the Minimum Wage

June 21, 2012 by

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By Star Parker ~ The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously observed that “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” It’s an admonition not taken particularly seriously by today’s political left. It embraces, extols and advocates ideas and policies based on what it wishes were true, regardless of how often […]

President Blah, Blah, Blah

August 9, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba President Blah, Blah, Blah got in front of the television cameras midday on Monday to say the usual meaningless things he has been saying since he was elected, none of which are true and none of which have been able to hide the fact that he has driven the nation into the […]

Back to Big Government-Spending as Usual

August 4, 2011 by

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By Michelle Malkin The American Age of Austerity lasted approximately three minutes, give or take a nanosecond. Immediately after the Senate approved the bipartisan “Budget Control Act of 2011” on Tuesday afternoon, President Obama hustled over to the Rose Garden — to crow about the renewed opportunity to make “key investments.” Yes, the pitched battle […]

Unleashing Americans

July 31, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” — Thomas Jefferson My father was a certified public accountant, as is my older brother. I not only lacked any arithmetical skills, I spent much […]

Obama is Boring Us to Death

July 27, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba About halfway into his fifteen minute televised address on Monday evening, it occurred to me that Obama is literally boring Americans to death. He was elected to a great degree based on his eloquence and he delivers a speech well, but last night’s speech is the one we have been hearing since […]

Floods of Discontent

July 27, 2011 by

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By Salena Zito ST. MICHAEL, Pa. Remarkably, the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club still stands on what once was the shore of Cambria County’s Lake Conemaugh. Built in 1881, the Victorian-style white building trimmed in cheerful red was a social center for many “robber barons” of this nation’s greatest industrial era. Club members stayed […]

If I Were Dictator (Part 23)

July 18, 2011 by

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By Marlin6 On 02/05/2008, I authored a post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1947) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United […]

Flatlining the Economy

July 17, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba As is well known, I am an expert on practically everything. This is why I am obscenely wealthy, sought after by the major media, and am an object of desire even in my early 70s. And! I have a bridge to Brooklyn to sell you! Despite my shortcomings, I can and I […]

Does History Repeat Itself?

July 7, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba Does history repeat itself? Yes, but with different faces and names. We evolve technologically, but we remain emotionally the same people as those in ancient Rome and Egypt. We are not that different than them. The relentless repetition of wars, the justice systems processing miscreants, the holidays we celebrate, it has a continuity […]

Spending Insanely While the Economy Collapses

June 26, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba America is a sovereign nation, a constitutional Republic that will celebrate the 235th anniversary of its declaration of independence in 1776 and the 223rd anniversary of its Constitution which became effective when the State of New Hampshire became the ninth State to ratify it in 1788. By most indications it is a […]