Government Shutdown Didn’t Kill Economy

It was guaranteed. The Republicans destroyed the economy last month with the government shutdown. That’s what we were told would happen. Fortunately, it didn’t kill much. In fact, the numbers are much better than expected. What effect did the government shutdown really have? It gave us something to gripe about. It pointed to the partisan nature of the way the …

What the US Government Can Learn from Israel About Budgeting

This morning on Face the Nation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a lot to say about Iran and the potential for lifting sanctions without a firm agreement in place about nuclear weapons. That was standard an expected, but he did have one sound byte regarding the budget that’s worthy of discussion. The concept is pretty simple: “We introduced one …

Krauthammer is Right About Poor Republican Strategy

The good news is that  Republicans in Congress are finally starting to stand up and demonstrate the conservative principles that guided the party until the mid- to late-90s. The bad news is that they handled this situation like silly schoolboys too shy to make the right move at the right time, so they botched it mightily when they finally asked …

The Truth About the National Debt Ceiling

Ah, the good ol’ days. Remember when the national debt was a mere 413 trillion? Good times. It is, of course, much higher than that now and the debt ceiling continues to go up. Here’s a great video and infographic explaining the debt ceiling and how it’s affecting the country courtesy of Bankrupting America.

IRS Head of Exemptions Lois Lerner to Plead the 5th

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any …

Sequestration furloughs have no impact on ObamaCare workers

The politicization of the sequester has been a clear central point of the furloughs that have affected millions of Americans as high profile programs and events have been affected. White House tours, the Blue Angels, and airport slowdowns have been pushed as “see, I told you so” items that the Democrats cling onto when demonstrating the evil ways of the …

Flashback to June 2012: “The private sector is doing fine.” ~ POTUS

The tune in Washington changes quickly depending on the needs. When there was an election around the corner, the problems of this country weren’t as bad as everyone seemed to think according to President Barack Obama. This video is from June 8, 2012. It seems that today, we aren’t sharing the same sentiment. Of course, it’s probably the Republicans’ fault, …

There are More Unemployed Americans than there are People in Australia

The country is facing the greatest economic challenge of its history. It isn’t just the continuously-punted fiscal cliff that keeps getting kicked down the road that has economists concerned. It’s the terrible state of unemployment in the country and the programs that are pushing us towards low-end, part-time employment as a “solution”. A thriving America can not be sustained on …