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Archive of posts published in the category: Obama

The Irony of American Leadership

From Victor Davis Hanson
“we need to take a deep breath and concede that sometimes past mellifluous appeasement is more dangerous than present flamboyant deterrence — just as the sober and discreet can be more adroit in warping the Constitution through distortions and corruptions of the Justice Department, the IRS, the FBI, and the FISA courts than are the profane and rambunctious.”

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Whiskey, Drugs, and Guns

Daniel Greenfield writes The Guns of Obamerica in his blog The Sultan Knish, 1/20/2013. Excerpts: Reformers in the twenties blamed the plight of the slums on the availability of liquor. They rammed through Prohibition for the entire country to fix the cities. The…

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Who Has Really Unchained Wall Street?

From the Daily Caller, Report: Cronyism, political donations likely behind Obama, Holder failure to charge any bankers after 2008 financial meltdown,8/7/12, by Matthew Boyle. Excerpts: In the report, GAI details how the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations both…

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Understanding the Meltdown

(this was published previously in the Macon Telegraph) Being in the middle of a record economic crisis presents a rare learning opportunity.  Several books are worthwhile for those seeking to understand what just happened. Too Big to Fail by Andrew…

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Why Obama’s tax incentives for small business will backfire

President Obama proposed to give tax incentives to small businesses to hire more people. This sounds like a generally good idea, unless you happen to have any practical experience which  is sorely lacking in this administration. Read full article at American…

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My Favorite Independent Blogs

Bluegrass Pundit-Politics Blond Sagacity- Politics & Culture The Daily Gut- Edgy Yes And Not Yes- Investment Focus The Micah Report-   Middle East Focus

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The Costs of Poor Customer Service

I have a Schwab account that was closed out years ago. Because of the imperfections of the process of closing accounts it has a balance of eighteen cents. If I call I will face 20 minutes of voice mail. I…

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Death by Assumption

a comment on my article at American Thinker : Then there is the “expert” assumption of academic economists who are fond of saying things like “assume a perfect economy.” A joke written in reply to this conceited habit a tale…

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Who is Greedy?

From Randall Hoven at American Thinker Graph of the Day December 24,2009

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Rahm and Bruce

From the Wall Street Journal Political Diary– White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has led a charmed political life. Prior to his current gig, Mr. Emanuel was a senior political aide to President Clinton, a Congressman from Chicago and…

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Destimulation

Why the Stimulus Flopped By Mark Steyn in National Review Online Excerpt: That’s why the “stimulus” flopped. It didn’t just fail to stimulate, it actively deterred stimulation, because it was the first explicit signal to America and the world that…

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A Dramatic Change in Ideology on Israel

Elliott Abrams writes in the Wall Street Journal “Why Israel is Nevous” Read the entire article here. Excerpt: But the Obama administration has managed to win the mistrust of most Israelis, not just conservative politicians. Despite his great popularity in…

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A Death of a Thousand Cuts

The question that belies the new administration’s infinite number of programs is whether each additional initiative adds followers or deletes them. Will the gain of union support for the attempt at the card check legislation be more than offset by…

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The “F” Word

From Wikipedia “In the economic sphere, many fascist leaders have claimed to support a “Third Way” in economic policy, which they believed superior to both the rampant individualism of unrestrained capitalism and the severe control of state communism. This was…

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Contempt for the Rule of Law

I had not paid much attention to the reported ‘coup’ in Honduras, until I heard Neal Boortz summarize the situation, apparently based on the Wall Street Journal article by Mary Anastasia O’Grady, “Honduras Defends Its Democracy”. Read the whole article…

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Post Election Thoughts

A few thoughts on the election…. I voted for McCain, but mostly against Obama. I was mostly concerned about 1- his proposal to increase taxes on producers while we are teetering on the edge of a serious recession, and 2-…

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We Have Overcome

SILVER LININGS, EVEN ON THE RIGHTBy Jeff JacobyThe Boston Globe Wednesday, November 5, 2008 excerpts Government financing of political campaigns, always a dreadful idea, is dead. Yes, Obama egregiously broke his solemn promise to accept public financing and its attendant…

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President Obama

His opponents may cite the huge fundraising advantage, the compliant media, and the possible campaign fraud- but in the end the voters trusted Obama and the Democrats more than McCain and the Republicans. Historically, past a certain point the additional…

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Obama’s Marginal Taxes

Tax policy affects production. If you were taxed at 100%, you would not work and the government would get no tax revenues. If they taxed you 0% you would work and the government would still get no tax revenues. The…

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What is the Market Telling Us?

If the ‘rescue’ was supposed to restrore confidence in the markets it did not work. But perhaps the rescue is trying to solve a problem in the market unrelated to the banking and Fannie Mae scandals. Perhaps the greater correlation…

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