Are the Republicans going to waste the results of 2014?

From The Wall Street Journal: Congress Is Tiptoeing Away From Spending Curbs Republican workaround on military spending, bipartisan deal on Medicare highlight how fiscal restraints are easing By Nick Timiraos | Updated April 19, 2015 8:58 p.m. ET At first glance, fiscal austerity remains the order of the day in Congress, where Republican leaders are …

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€urosclerosis: Socialism meets reality in Greece

Your Editor has been somewhat remiss in keeping up with the Greek bailout story. From The Wall Street Journal: Greece Struggles to Get Citizens to Pay Their Taxes Tax Collection Is a Top Priority of Reform Plan From Athens By Matthew Karnitschnig and Nektaria Stamouli |Feb. 25, 2015 7:31 a.m. ET ATHENS—Of all the challenges …

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€urosclerosis: Schadenfreude!

From The Wall Street Journal: ECB Suspends Greek Collateral Waiver for Regular Lending Facilities Move Deals Blow to Greek Government’s Attempt to Rewrite Bailout Terms By Brian Blackstone | Updated Feb. 4, 2015 5:18 p.m. ET FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank on Wednesday said it would no longer accept junk-rated Greek government debt as collateral for …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks have revolted

From The Wall Street Journal: Syriza Victory in Greek Election Roils European Debate Over Austerity Leftist Party’s Win Is Likely to Embolden Populist Movements Elsewhere in Eurozone By Marcus Walker | Jan. 25, 2015 8:33 p.m. ET BERLIN—For five years, Europe’s common-currency bloc has squabbled over whether the solution to its economic crisis lies in …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting!

From The Wall Street Journal: Syriza Poised for Victory in Greek Election Vote Results Could Determine Country’s Future as Eurozone Member By Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas | Updated Jan. 25, 2015 12:25 p.m. ET ATHENS—Greece’s radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls showed …

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In 2009, we told you that the best thing we could do for the economy was nothing at all. It looks like we were right.

From The Times of India: Japan’s Abe unleashes stimulus plan to spur growth AP | Dec 27, 2014, 06.53 PM IST TOKYO: Japan’s cabinet approved 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus on Saturday for the ailing economy, pledging to get growth back on track and restore the country’s precarious public finances. Prime Minister …

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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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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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Comment rescue: Jason Scott on the Delaware Liberal

Jason Scott, the primary host of the Delaware Liberal, was claiming that The US Middle Class hasn’t gotten a raise during Tom Carper’s tenure in Congress, not that Senator Carper could have done anything about it. In a comment, Mr Scott wrote: After all these years that realization just hit me as I was writing …

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