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: 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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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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Economics 101: It doesn’t matter how liberal you are, eventually you have to do something radically conservative like pay your bills

We have previously noted, in our 18th Century Technology category, the financial travails of newspapers these days. But it’s not just newspapers, and even companies owned and run by liberals are not immune from market forces: Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing of 550 Jobs ‘Imminent’ Today’s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN …

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Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse? Feb Post – Update July to 15 – An Epidemic?

First Question – I’m noticing more of the same type news that does not bode well. Military Officers, Border invasion, again with bankers. A trend ………………… Update – Add 6 to the List Is there a Banker’s Plague that is unreported, or is there a Sinister plot Banker Deaths Climb to 15: Goldman Sachs Managing …

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Your tax dollars at work

From The Washington Post: Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds By Jason Samenow | June 2 at 3:05 pm People don’t take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study. Female-named storms have historically killed more …

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