Ask almost any employer and there won't be much doubt: the Affordable Care Act is likely to raise the cost of labor, discourage hiring and have a negative effect on the economy. Some economists are pushing back, however.
Look, I don’t think all progressives are hypocrites. Only some of them are. But when progressive policies work out hypocritically in practice, the difference between being dumb and being a hypocrite becomes only a theoretical reality.
Unfortunately, as the size and scope of government have grown, it has become next to impossible for ordinary, law-abiding citizens to carry on their lives and businesses without violating some obscure law and quite possibly going to jail for their “crime.”
Please allow me to share a little secret with the Harvard eggheads, ruling elite, and otherwise unfamiliar with the real world White House policy makers; the economy can’t recover until housing recovers, and neither can recover until the job market recovers.
Much of the liberal mainstream media is now in a complete meltdown because a rodeo clown wore a mask of President Obama and “disrespected” him during a show at the Missouri State Fair. Try as I might, there is no way to exaggerate how unhinged much of the media – and all the Democrat politicians in the area – have become over this one incident.
The Brothers have no coherent strategy for attacks, but they remain determined to cause destruction.
On May 11, 2013, Indian President Pranab Mukherhee said "The future prosperity of India in the new knowledge economy will increasingly depend on its ability to generate new ideas, processes and solutions." He was right not just about India, but indeed about the whole world; we need strong incentives to innovate, invent, and create - and that must include meaningful legal protections for the products of invention and creation.
Yep. . . Obamacare’s repeal would directly impact you. Of course, so would its implementation. Also, Elizabeth Zero joined the program to discuss her new book.
George W. Bush left the White House with an approval rating hovering around 30%. Courtesy of his tenure, and his second term specifically, by 2008 large numbers of conservatives ceased to identify themselves as “Republican,” such was their shame.
"Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world."
There are times when this administration's foreign policy brings to mind the weather here in Arkansas: If you don't like it, wait a minute. It'll change. See the president's latest decision about how to deal with Russia -- or rather how not to deal with Russia -- because he's just canceled a summit with its president/tsar.
Sometimes off-year elections turn out to have little precedental value. That seems to be the case this year.
Network morning "news" shows are aimed directly at women aged 25 to 54. ABC's "Good Morning America" is routinely winning the ratings race by skipping the boring "hard news" and focusing heavily on real-life soap operas, such as the Jodi Arias murder trial or the Ariel Castro kidnapping outrage.
At the town meetings now being called to order across the continent, congressmen are spending their recess getting an earful, peppered with pro and con about the bill presented by the Gang of Eight in the Senate and passed on to the House. The personal is everything.
Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror, murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six and came closest of anyone in history to starting a worldwide nuclear war.
Here in Washington, the 2014 election focus is on whether the Democrats can keep control of the Senate in such a gloomy economic climate. Right now, the race is a tossup, maybe with an edge to Republicans if Obama's job polls continue to fall and the economy shows little or no signs of improvement.
According to the Minister of Interior, Mohammed Ibrahim, violence nationwide resulted in 43 policemen killed and 211 injured. He said that 21 police stations were attacked by Brotherhood members, including a police station attacked with rocket-propelled grenades.
Wal-Mart missed analysts’ earnings projections for the fifth straight quarter, as payroll taxes and poor global economies impacted today’s second quarter earnings report.
George Gilder made a name for himself with his instant classic Wealth and Poverty. Published in 1981, it appeared at precisely the right moment, explaining the principles of supply side economics, while revealing that the left didn’t have a monopoly on intellectuals.
Since the United States is currently ranked 24th in the world in mathematics, I thought it would be very important to dumb down the basic economic problems that our country is currently experiencing so that we may all have a much better grasp of the situation.
Diana West, Author and Historian, joined the program to discuss the biggest lies that the ruling class have told the American People. Her new book, American Betrayal, is a fascinating look at the narrative some in DC have tried to cover up over the last century.
A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.
The headline at CNN Money was, "Why America's Youth Aren't Finding Jobs."
Global warmists are not fair-minded, objective persons. Instead, they are high-priests of expertism, technocrats with the power to legislate the cosmos; nerds with power.
In his new book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, Mark R. Levin asserts the U.S. government isn't performing up to standards established by the Founders because, like a flooding river, politicians have breached their constitutional limits.
Reflecting on the memories shared and lives helped reminded me that, while my mom might be gone, she has left a legacy in the people she loved and the lives she changed. The best memorial to her might just be to encourage more and love more deeply.
When the Pentagon insisted in March that the Fort Hood victims were not entitled to receive Purple Hearts, PC disingenuousness became something worse: a betrayal.
If House Republicans had somehow erased chunks of the Affordable Care Act -- the employer mandate, the ability to screen who gets subsidies and the annual cap on out-of-pocket costs for a year -- the Democrats would have blasted those moves as unconscionable acts of sabotage. But the GOP didn't sneak in those changes. President Barack Obama did.
Police in Union City, Calif., used to have to investigate at least a dozen complaints a year from citizens claiming mistreatment by officers. Then the cops began wearing miniature video cameras that provide a record of their activities.
There is very little meaning in things simply given away. America’s public education system has become the quintessence of that idea -- a “free” system that produces unprepared and overly entitled youths ill-equipped to advance America's future.
Because that whole “separation of powers” concept was just a design flaw in our foundational document. . . Not the intent.
It's a good thing our current administration wasn't around in the 4th century when St. Basil of Caesarea invented what writer George Grant calls "the first non-ambulatory hospital" in history, i.e., a medical facility with beds.
The New York Times finally got around to reporting that another key component of Obamacare has been delayed. Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at Cato, joined the program to discuss the disaster that awaits America in 2014, and 2015.
Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNC-Wilmington. He's generally a nice fellow with a good sense of humor. But, unfortunately, on August 9th, he sent out a wildly unprofessional memo to the entire university faculty.
Turns out that those guys could hang with Enron, Worldcom, Tyco International and a lot of the other “Big Boys” when it comes to accounting prowess. But they have an unfair advantage: They don't have to follow our laws.
Obamacare attacks the liberty and financial viability of the traditional family, and nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the system of federal subsidies it puts in place starting next year.
President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard, leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them.
"Federal prosecutors cannot -- and should not -- bring every case or charge every defendant who stands accused of violating federal law," Eric Holder declared in a speech to the American Bar Association this week. As part of a "Smart on Crime" initiative, he said, U.S. attorneys will "develop specific, locally tailored guidelines -- consistent with our national priorities -- for determining when federal charges should be filed."
Remember that Organizing For America event, aimed at promoting the President’s signature piece of Legislation? Remember how only one person showed up? Well, one of the constants in life is that things can always get worse...
With every passing year, more cities, states, and government entities come one step closer to being the next Detroit. Grover Norquist joined the program to discuss the connection between public pensions, and tax rates.
Standard & Poor's Research says, "Favorable demographic trends, such as the aging of houses and low interest rates, should help support home remodeling efforts over the long term."
This is naturally of great concern to anyone who hates hunting, camping, ATVs, OHV roads, oil and gas development, legitimate elections, and anything that does not come from the Whole Earth Catalog, or the mind of Wavy Gravy. (Kids, ask your grandparents about him.) 12:01 AM
The GOP confronts what could be a crippling dilemma. If real it could prove fatal to its viability as a political party. Electoral victory requires both its libertarians and its social conservatives. And they are at odds.
On Sunday, The Japanese Coast Guard detected three Chinese coast guard ships sailing around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea just outside Japan's territorial waters. Japanese press reported that was the 26th straight day of such Chinese patrols.
Well, it's that traditional time of the year again when the president goes on vacation and the conservative world ridicules him for taking time off with his family because of the disarray of our country or the enormousness of expenditures in his doing so. But is there really nothing redeemable or commendable in a father and husband's spending extended time with his family away from home and office, even when it's the Oval Office?
In the Industrial Midwest, the city government of Detroit went into bankruptcy in July. Out in California, the city governments of Stockton and San Bernardino entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2012.
In his new book, "The Liberty Amendments," my friend Mark Levin is offering a bold plan for the re-establishment of America's founding principles and a restoration of constitutional republicanism through a series of amendments to the Constitution.
While closing twenty-one U.S embassies (effectively placing shiny objects to distract the media from the NSA, IRS, & Benghazi scandals), Obama found time, while golfing for seven hours, to prepare his Fannie and Freddie speech in Arizona on August 6.
Personal responsibility is for whites only, according to black apologists like MSNBC’s Toure Neblett, Oprah, Russell Simmons, and the mainstream media. In the wake of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin, this low expectation message is pushed relentlessly--that all men (except blacks) are created equal with certain unalienable rights among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Obviously one loan stands out alone as the one most people would choose if they could. There are many reasons to make borrowers shy away from the obvious best loan, but if they concentrate on two facts they may have the will power to go forward.
Just like the rest of the mainstream media, business news networks are losing viewers left and right. (Well. . . Mostly right.) Jerry Bowyer, with Forbes, joined the program to weigh in on the Media, the Arab spring, and what’s right with Ransom.
Someone should buy Mayor Bloomberg a copy of the first Ten Amendments to the US Constitution, because he’s clearly a little fuzzy on some of the details. He's outraged that a Federal Judge shot down his "Stop and Frisk" policy. After all, the Federal government has been doing it to businesses for much of the last decade.
During the 1920s, the bankers found that their customer’s deposits were a playground for themselves — and it’s no different today. Prior to the advent of securitization and derivatives, the stock market, in conjunction with margin leverage, was essentially the only avenue which could be taken advantage of.
Incoming freshmen at the College of Charleston are being encouraged to discover their ‘erotic truth’ by reading a comic book memoir about a woman coming to terms with her sexual identity and her closeted gay father who had a relationship with an underage male babysitter.
Just call the City of Chicago another one of the “known associates,” like Rod Blagojevich, Antoin Rezko and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who ultimately got burned by their association with Obama, who has conveniently forgotten the many places from which he came.
I couldn't help but wonder what might have been on the page our Founding Fathers would have crafted to guide them through the decisions they made in those early years. Here's my guess on what might have been on their page:
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent shockwaves throughout the media and both political parties last week by threatening to pull the rights of NBC and CNN to broadcast the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates.
Professor Richard Dawkins, known as the world’s most famous atheist, has risen to rock star status for his attacks on God and religion, in particular, his attacks on the God of the Bible. But when he recently criticized Muslims, he was in for a surprise.
“We’ve got these reckless, across-the-board budget cuts called the sequester that are hitting a lot of folks hard,” Obama said to a group of Veterans. One can only assume these are the same “across the board” and “reckless” cuts that he proposed as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act.
Holding a press conference right before his luxurious vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (which I hear is fantastic this time of year) the President said that “the one unifying principle the Republican Party has, is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health-care.” Strange comment, given his record.
The Gulfport, Florida Police released a video a couple of weeks ago from a school bus surveillance camera that shows three, weed-dealing black teenaged thugs beating the shitake out of one, thirteen-year-old white kid.
I am aware that most American conservatives find little in the political ideas by Theodore Roosevelt worth salvaging, much less translating into present day policy. But he nailed it...with something he said about “child free living.”
The day started with an American CEO ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ in New York. And it ended with that same CEO announcing plans to cut his company’s American workforce.
In addition to other abuses that have recently come to light, the IRS is attempting to tax millions of employers and individuals without congressional authorization.
The president wants “no more leaving taxpayers on the hook for irresponsibility or bad decisions,” but then he implies that government should continue to stand behind risk in the housing market.
Millsap and Randazzo point out that job training programs are ineffective and that funding is allocated to the states haphazardly.
The battles now reach everywhere that the digital world connects. American strength continues with superior technology. And if the character of the Greatest Generation still dominated Washington, the American people would trust its heroes in the NSA to handle sensitive information appropriately and to give due respect to citizens’ privacy.