The left and the working class

From the Op/Ed page of The New York Times: Have Democrats Failed the White Working Class? By Thomas B Edsall | December 9, 2014 Why don’t white working-class voters recognize where their economic interests lie? Somewhat self-righteously, Democrats keep asking themselves that question. A better question would be: What has the Democratic Party done for …

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We told you so! Raising taxes has consequences that Democrats just don’t expect

The left are claiming that the Democrats took such a beating in the 2014 elections because evil white folks just despise our (half) black President. Well maybe, just maybe, there could be other reasons. From Forbes: 2014 Showed How Much Taxes Matter By Patrick Gleason | November 6, 2014 Remember when the New York Times, …

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The “Working Class” is deserting the Democrats

We have said it many times before: the Democrats cannot be both the party of the working man and the party of the nonworking man! From Gallup polls: Obama Approval Drops Among Working-Class Whites by Frank Newport PRINCETON, N.J. — President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far …

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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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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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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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Found on Facebook

One of my Facebook friends posted this article with the comment, “How come the Jews never do this?” Muslims demand food banks provide pork-free free food section September 22, 2014 by Joe Saunders It’s not enough that the food is free. It’s got to be pork-free, too? Muslim activists in Minnesota – that’s the heartland …

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Economics 101: Maybe going on strike for higher wages when your jobs are already being replaced by robots isn’t the wisest idea

From USA Today: Thousands of fast-food workers strike; arrests made By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY 6:47 p.m. EDT September 4, 2014 The fast-food industry suffered some image indigestion Thursday when more than 430 workers demonstrating for higher wages in dozens of cities were arrested, organizers estimate. Those arrested included Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in West …

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Economics 101: Labor Day and the American economy under President Obama

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Five years after recession, American workers are scared, cautious, and worse off By Jane M Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:08 AM When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby.His ex-wife, living in Texas, …

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Making some sense on welfare in New Mexico

From the Associated Press, via MSN Money: State proposes work requirement for food stamps By Barry Massey SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration proposes to re-impose and broaden work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps. Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-a-week work requirement for …

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