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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Another unintended consequence?

From The Wall Street Journal: The Full-Time Scandal of Part-Time America Fewer than half of U.S. adults are working full time. Why? Slow growth and the perverse incentives of ObamaCare. By Mortimer Zuckerman | July 13, 2014 6:47 p.m. ET There has been a distinctive odor of hype lately about the national jobs report for …

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Once again, in the states led by Republicans, the economy is getting better faster than in the states led by the Democrats

From The Wall Street Journal: North Carolina Got It Right on Unemployment Benefits Unemployment in the Tar Heel State dropped by 17% in the second half of 2013 after extended benefits expired. By John Hood | July 4, 2014 5:33 p.m. ET Raleigh, N.C. — A year ago, North Carolina became the first state in …

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Economics 101: The #minimumwage, and pricing labor out of the market

From Young Conservatives: This robotics company just released a machine that would CRUSH Democrats’ dreams to raise the minimum wage Posted by: David Rufful June 7, 2014 President Obama and his economically illiterate fellow Democrats love the idea of raising the minimum wage. This new machine ensures that restaurants will no longer have to worry about that threat from Democrats. With humans …

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