Category Archives: Economy

These are the times…

As we are witnessing primary campaigns unprecedented in American history, I feel somewhat compelled to evaluate our current posture, if only for my own sanity… On the Republican side, front runner and bombastic businessman Donald Trump is clearly a media … Continue reading

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“Evidence, facts are on our side.” – President Obama…

On its face, one could say that statement was just political bluster, spewed by a failed and departing president in search of a legacy. But this is truly puzzling, and speaks to what many are now calling, President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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So I found this draft and figured why didn’t I ever post it??? So the president says… 8/1/2014 – Revised 10/29/2015…

So the president says: the unemployment rate has dropped faster than at any time in the last thirty years. Reality: That’s because more folks have left the work force and/or simply stopped looking for work than at any time in … Continue reading

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‘Shadow of crisis has passed’… Really?

Kudos to the Republicans for taking the highroad after last night’s State of the Union address. I have no such political desire today. As expected, the president embellished his record and misrepresented much of our nation’s current station to a … Continue reading

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Mario Cuomo, 1932 – 2015…

Today we note the passing of three term New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a giant in the world of politics in our country. Out of an abundance of respect, I will not debate his time as governor, but to say this son … Continue reading

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Is it race, or something more???

The issue of tension between police and minorities in this country is a double edge sword to be sure, with roots on both sides of the argument. But first the facts, as supported by all available evidence. On July 17, … Continue reading

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Bridge to foolishness…

The midterm elections were a reminder of the ideological differences dividing our nation. They were also a reminder that overall, “We the People” will eventually catch on that we’re being bamboozled by those we elect to high office. Notwithstanding generational … Continue reading

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FOX on the brain…

President Obama can’t put aside his battle with Fox News. The problem is his presidency is so difficult to defend. The POTUS recently tweeted that “While affordable healthcare might still be a threat to freedom on Fox News, its working … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling…

As far as I’m concerned, it borders on criminal when a politician promotes a false narrative for political or ideological sake. It’s even worse when they do it for reasons of personal legacy or job approval. President Obama is coming … Continue reading

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The next generation…

So after all the flip-flopping, pandering, politicking and whining, the POTUS is now warning Congress that if they don’t act on the border crisis he may have no choice but to unilaterally legalize the next generation of Democrat voters. Say … Continue reading

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Over in six years…

As I watch the president’s poll numbers plummet, and I see much of what I feared would occur now come to pass, gloating would almost be too easy. But much to the chagrin of my Liberal Progressive detractors, I feel … Continue reading

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FYI…

As we ponder the President’s war on fossil fuels and the catastrophic effect his recent (executive) efforts at regulation will have on the broader economy and jobs, I seem to remember a certain Mr. James Hansen speaking before Congress, and … Continue reading

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Not so fast…

Hallelujah!! The last jobs report indicated around 288,000 jobs created, thus lowering the unemployment number to 6.3%. Good news, right? Context – 806,000 folks gave up looking for work and left the job market, lowering the labor participation rate to … Continue reading

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Rhode Island politics as usual…

With an approval rating just shy of 27%, it’s hard to believe there’s not a viable candidate out there running against Congressman David Cicilline, (D) Rhode Island. I mean what does it say about the “Ocean State” when a man … Continue reading

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Term limits anyone???

I heard Congressman Steny Hoyer on FOX trying to defend “Obamacare” this morning. Same old talking points. “College kids on their parents insurance, no exclusion for pre-existing conditions, blah, blah”. Bipartisan stuff from day-one. Oh, and don’t forget we reached … Continue reading

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An exercise in ideology, at any cost…

I seem to recall the Obamabots screaming from the rafters that nearly 50 million Americans had no health insurance. Since then however, the facts have classified the difference between those who can’t afford insurance, illegals, and those, who for whatever … Continue reading

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America in decline…

I read an article this morning out of the AP which highlighted the rise in Russian patriotism, and I thought to myself, ironic isn’t it. While the United States is foundering in a roiling sea of national dilemmas, the likes … Continue reading

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Remaking the “American Dream”…

The next step for liberals is to lower the bar and frame the new expectations. In full view of the CBO’s recent “Obamacare” projections, folks like Congressman Keith Ellison (D) MN, are actually out there hyping the wholly unrealistic and un-American concept … Continue reading

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Losing that lovin’ feeling…

And so we are treated to more HHS Secretary Sebelius conference call audio, where we hear her talking about an “encouraging and holistic” outlook in terms of the “Obamacare” enrollment numbers. “Holistic”? I’m sorry, but this nightmare is getting more … Continue reading

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Whitehouse’s clever memory lapse…

It seems one of the Obama Administrations biggest cheerleaders thinks Republicans want to “punish” the long term unemployed. Well someone should remind Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, how it is that unemployment in his tiny state has come to be … Continue reading

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The Playbook…

  Listening to “School Boy” Jay Carney and Chairman of the CEA Jason Furman spin the CBO’s recent cost projections for Obamacare, was both disheartening and infuriating at the same time. I suppose this was actually a good thing however, … Continue reading

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The Politics of “Keystone”…

Once again President Obama is caught between ideology and reality. President Clinton was masterful at navigating these kinds of pitfalls, because he was always a politician first. Barack Obama however, is a second term ideologue who actually believes his own talking points. … Continue reading

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The State of the Obama Presidency…

I know I’m late to the party on this one. But truthfully, I’ve been a bit stymied on how to respond to the arrogance and elitism displayed by our President on Tuesday evening. Frankly, he sounded almost angry, and in … Continue reading

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Healthcare for all???

So “School Boy Jay Carney”, (who’s trying desperately to look like a man with that beard), tells the WH Press Corps there are 2.1 million Americans enrolled in “Obamacare”. Really? Let’s take an honest look. 1. Insurance industry insiders are … Continue reading

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“Obamacare” charade continues…

So the President’s going to try and sell this thing once again. Apparently, endless rhetoric and campaigning in place of any successful application continues unabated. Let’s take a look at what we’re seeing to date. The ACA was to include … Continue reading

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“Black Friday” observations…

I’m still keeping my Thanksgiving cover photo up on Facebook for the weekend. I absolutely refuse to bend to the “Black Friday” ways…! Nevertheless, it’s always worth watching and pondering the motives of some in this crowd. I do believe … Continue reading

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“Obamacare” is symptomatic of a larger ailment…

So now your tax dollars are being spent, (to the tune of a million or so dollars), to seek out “Obamacare” success stories? And if that isn’t bad enough, we have to listen to sycophants like Juan Williams bashing anyone … Continue reading

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The shrinking Obama approval rating…

As Democrats struggle to find a way to reconcile “Obamacare” heading into the 2014 election cycle, it’s been entertaining as all get out to watch their standard-bearer roll them under the proverbial bus. It’s also amusing watching and listening to … Continue reading

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The “language” of ideology…

As expected “The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act” is imploding before our very eyes. The stories of folks being dropped from their existing plans or receiving radical premium increases can no longer be ignored or explained away by “School … Continue reading

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“Wins and losses”…

One day after the President and Harry Reid won their battle against House Republicans and successfully kicked the budget can down the road once again, we’re still left with the lowest labor participation rate in 40 years, the most lopsided … Continue reading

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More “Froaming” from Froma…

Froma Harrop continues her non-sensical assault on certain members of the Republican Party. Truthfully, she’s almost hard to follow at times through all the hypocrisy. Now “before I go on”, let me say Harrop apparently still doesn’t grasp the reality of our “Republic”, nor … Continue reading

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To capitulate or not to capitulate…

A local radio personality was talking about how Republicans need to “learn to lose” and step away from this government shut down. Initially I agreed, more so because of what I understand both parties have become over the last century … Continue reading

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“Froaming” at the mouth…

I guess it only takes (some) folks exercising their Constitutional rights to get sycophants like Froma Harrop “froaming” at the mouth. And I always find it interesting when Liberals label all free speech but their own as “extremist”. Admittedly I rather like … Continue reading

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Denial, the enemy of our children…

I am challenged daily on what I write. And yet when I ask for specifics, there is a deafening silence. During a recent political “exchange” in which I supplied some simple “truth and reason”,  a friend told me that while he … Continue reading

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Not too big to fail…

It’s unlikely Obamacare will be de-funded. This reality is born of voter apathy and ignorance as well as an utterly confusing counter message from Republicans. “A house divided” comes to mind when I listen to recent statements coming from the … Continue reading

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Obamacare “Bait and Switch”…

The POTUS continues his “Obamacare” Campaign, running around touting the 2010 Congressional vote on the PPACA, the SCOTUS decision, and his second term, as proof his signature achievement is somehow the people’s will. It’s truly amazing how Liberals can manipulate reality, … Continue reading

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America then and now…

As events in Syria continue to shape the news, I thought it interesting how the conversation has shifted somewhat to whether or not the U.S. has a “moral responsibility” to act. Additionally, the question of how America sees things in relation … Continue reading

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Forbidden Fruit…

My son’s iPhone landed in a bucket of water recently, and please don’t ask how… Nevertheless, I wound up at my local “Apple Store” for the first time and was stunned by the size of the crowd. It looked like they were … Continue reading

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J-O-B-S…

I was chatting with a Liberal friend recently who chuckled and reminded me how the stock market was “roaring” under Obama, at which point I promptly schooled him on what that really meant. Unfortunately, I couldn’t just stop at unsustainably low fed … Continue reading

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That’s fifty more than Solyndra Mr. President…

When the President of the United States jokes about the creation of sorely needed jobs in this country, it speaks to an almost palpable, albeit foolish reluctance to engage in any meaningful debate on the matter. In the case of the “Keystone XL … Continue reading

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