Lies, damned lies, and statistics

The left have been trying to tell us just what a great, great! job President Obama has been doing, and how underappreciated he is. One of their claims is that he’s pretty much whipped unemployment, with the official unemployment rate being down to 5.8%. From CNN Money: The New American Dream Exclusive: America’s part-time economy …

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What would happen in a private business that operated like this?

From MSN Money: Medicare Doles Out $45B in Improper Payments The Fiscal Times | Brianna Ehley | November 20, 2014 It’s not news that the federal government has a serious issue with improper payments. During each of the last five years, agencies have doled out more than $100 billion in erroneous payments from various major …

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The most Pyrrhic of victories

Our good friend Jason Scott of the Delaware Liberal is just aghast that Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has stated that he will support the Senate bill by hopefully-outgoing Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to get the Keystone XL pipeline project approved. Stan Merriman added this comment: This support by Carper is an outrage. As a recent …

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We’ve seen this story before

From The Pirate’s Cove: Failing Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants Federal Grant To Repay Federal Loan By William Teach | November 9, 2014 – 8:00 am Unsurprisingly, the “world’s largest solar plant” is struggling, so they want a bailout from US taxpayers to help repay the loan provided on the taxpayers back: (Fox News) After already …

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The self-delusion of President Obama

From The Wall Street Journal: Obama Takes Blame for Party’s Midterm Rout President Says Administration Has Sometimes Struggled to Sell Its Ideas By Colleen McCain Nelson | Nov. 9, 2014 10:34 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama took responsibility for his party’s poor performance in the midterm elections and said in a new interview that his administration has …

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The honesty of the Delaware Liberal

Jason Scott, the owner and primary blogger on the Delaware Liberal, posted: I’ve still got $50.00 that says Republican economics are full of shit… any takers? Filed in National by jason330 on October 31, 2014 • 30 Comments With all the recent talk about how the Republicans want to “fix” the economy by cutting taxes, I feel the …

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The success of socialism

From The Wall Street Journal: Venezuela Cancels Plan to Sell US Oil Refiner Citgo Earlier This Year Officials Indicated They Were Looking To Sell Citgo For Up To $10 billion By Kejal Vyas | Updated Oct. 26, 2014 1:49 p.m. ET CARACAS—Venezuela has scrapped plans to sell U.S. refining unit Citgo, the country’s finance minister …

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We told you so! Obaminablecare adds to the deficit

Maybe the left find it stunning, but conservatives do not: Stunning New Report Finds Obamacare Adds $131 billion to Deficit Posted by Loren Long on Friday, October 24th, 2014, 4:08 PM In a report released this month, the Senate Budget Committee has found that the Affordable Care Act will add $131 billion to the federal deficit over …

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The real #WarOnWomen : encouraging women to remain poor!

From The Wall Street Journal: GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows In Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado, Democrats’ Advantage Among Women Voters Has Diminished By Janet Hook | Updated Oct. 23, 2014 8:08 p.m. ET In a warning flag for Democrats, recent polls suggest the party is failing to draw enough support …

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Economics 101: In the end, only results matter, and the results of liberal economics are failure

From the Sacramento Bee: Census Bureau: California still has highest U.S. poverty rate By Dan Walters | dwalters@sacbee.com | 10/16/2014 11:25 AM | 10/17/2014 9:46 AM California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader …

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