Austerity Measures on Townhall

John Stossel - Wed Jun 5

Charles Payne - Sat Jun 1

The Elysee Palace sold off a tenth of its wine collection in a Presidential garage sale. Selling presidential wine in a nation that loves its wine might chip away at awful approval ratings, but it speaks more to the stupidity of goals that include squeezing the inequality gap by bringing the top lower, taxing rich people and businesses, and demonizing success. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat Jun 1

I just finished reading The Smith/Klein/Kalecki Theory of Austerity by Paul Krugman and I believe it is the most disingenuous piece he has ever written. ... more

Political Calculations - Sat May 18

Which aspect of Rajoy's austerity program is most responsible for sinking Spain's fortunes? Was it the spending cuts? Or was it the tax rate hikes? ... more

Michael Schaus - Tue Apr 30

The economic argument is over, and Paul Krugman has won. Because, nothing spells victory like 20-some-odd million people out of work, a declining workforce, record deficits, anemic economic growth, record dependency on government programs and a heightened sense of volatility in the broad economy. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Apr 10

The EU seems to be admitting that Portugal is in need of a second bailout. One is coming up. ... more

Mallory Carr - Thu Nov 8

Athens, Greece - Thu Sep 27

An example of what happens when governments' goal is to increase the dependent class. ... more

Paris, France - Tue Sep 11

But, spending cuts come with a 75% tax on the rich (he is, after all, a Socialist). ... more

Scott Rasmussen - Fri May 25

President Obama, new French President Francois Hollande and other political leaders have called for less "austerity" as a way to help the troubled economies on both sides of the Atlantic. That's the polite way of saying they want more government spending and larger deficits. ... more

Austin Bay - Wed May 23

Greece wants two mulligans -- like a golfer demanding second chance, a do-over tee shot, times two. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon May 21

In the run-up to this weekend's G-8 summit at Camp David, journalists have unfavorably compared European "austerity" with Barack Obama's economic policies. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon May 14

They walk where no mortals dare. They face challenges that melt the resolve of ordinary people. They fearlessly stride the pathways of the world, towering over the feeble masses. Commoners worship them as gods, without whom their lives would dissipate into madness and chaos. Who are these giants that rule the world and whose wisdom is essential to our daily existence? They are economists. ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue May 8

What Barack Obama has going for him in 2012 is, well, put it this way: human nature. ... more

Brian McNicoll - Sat May 5

A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly. ... more