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Abysmal Jobs Report Shows Folly Of Biden’s Big-Spending Agenda

May 12, 2021 by

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By David Ditch ~ The latest national employment numbers were released on Friday. Expectations were high. A combination of vaccinations, relaxing of pandemic-related economic restrictions, and stimulus funding that passed in March were enough to have experts predicting 1 million new jobs in April. The reality was quite different—just 266,000 new jobs in April, the […]

New York’s Long Decline Is Canary In Coal Mine For Biden’s Big-Government Agenda

May 7, 2021 by

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By David Ditch ~ When I was born in western New York, it was the second-most populous state in the nation and had a whopping 34 congressional districts. Following the 2020 census, however, New York is now the fourth-most populous state and will only have 27 congressional districts. Over a period of 40 years, 1981 […]

Biden’s Tax-And-Spend ‘Infrastructure’ Plan Would Slow Economy, Deepen Swamp

April 1, 2021 by

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By David Ditch ~ The Biden administration on Wednesday released details of the first part of its latest enormous spending plan. Although President Joe Biden is promoting the plan as a way to create jobs through infrastructure projects, its combination of tax hikes and central planning would leave the nation poorer and more dysfunctional. Amazingly, […]

Washington Should Steer Clear Of Tax On Vehicle Miles Traveled

March 31, 2021 by

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By David Ditch ~ One of the most frequent claims from Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign was that he would only seek tax increases on those earning more than $400,000 per year. That was always a dubious promise, given his expensive big-government agenda, and now we’re seeing examples of how a tax-and-spend approach can hit […]

Latest Data Proves COVID-19 Doesn’t Justify Postal Bailout

September 4, 2020 by

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By David Ditch ~ A stream of apocalyptic predictions and strained conspiracy theories have turned the once-sleepy world of U.S. Postal Service operations into front-page news. Lawmakers focused on the topic are being confronted with an approaching deadline. By the end of 2021, the Postal Service is on pace to run out of funds needed […]

California’s High-Speed Rail Failure Shows The Insanity Of Green New Deal

February 13, 2019 by

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By David Ditch ~ Even California can’t apparently support high-speed rail. Just a few hundred miles of high-speed rail in California was well on its way to exceeding $100 billion in costs by the time of completion. As a result, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the state will be massively shrinking the project. “Let’s […]

America’s Debt To Veterans Doesn’t Require More Red Ink

December 13, 2018 by

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By David Ditch ~ As the 115th Congress comes to a close, America is once more faced with the prospect of legislators who have retired or been voted out of office being in a position to make bad decisions on their way out the door. So-called “lame duck” legislative sessions frequently produce laws that benefit […]