The Stronger the Family, The Stronger the Economy

Research shows that there is a solid correlation between strong families and strong economies.  A report produced by the American Enterprise Institute posits 4 basic  points showing how family life affects a society’s economic structure. Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty, and higher median family income at the state level in the United States. When Read more […]

Is the Middle Class Gone?

When you read the news of the day, and a big story confirms one of your biggest fears, the temptation to panic is great.  Today that happened for me.  Take a look at some of the  numbers released from the Social Security Administration today. You can find the report that the Social Security Administration just released right here.  The following are some of the numbers that really stood out for me… -38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year. -51 percent of all Read more […]

Pope Stumps for Environment, Using Poor as the Excuse

I tried to like this pope when he was selected. I think most of the world wanted to love or at least respect him. But his American tour has shown beyond any doubt that instead of a man of God, he is a man of the Left. And while he uses the poor continually as a prop in his speeches, a la “do this because the poor are suffering,” he is pushing the same tired leftist rhetoric about economic equality, social justice and environmental welfare that you can get from your run-of-the-mill Marxist college Read more […]

Magic Numbers Show Unemployment Down to 6.7 Percent

Unemployment is down to 6.7 percent. Obama’s policies have finally broken the 7 percent barrier. Whoo-hoo. Right? No doubt that number will lead many news reports today now that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the jobs figures for December. And don’t be surprised when the White House and Democratic leaders trumpet this as a great success and vindication for the error of their Keynesian ways. As this is written, the gears are rattling and the smoke is pouring out of the Talking Read more […]

Aussies Take First Step to Fighting Global Warmers’ Agenda

While other countries’ governments are gleefully talking about “fighting” nonexistent global warming, Australians are lucky to have a new government that is instead fighting the global warming agenda. Anyone with any deductive reasoning capability who has paid attention to the global warming issue knows that the purpose has never been to “fix” the climate, which is controlled by myriad factors working in unison. Rather, by controlling carbon output,  the warm-mongers have sought to control Read more […]

Obama Picks Illuminati Insider to Run Fed

President Obama’s pick to replace Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank is no improvement. If anything, Janet Yellen is even more of an insider with globalist forces than Bernanke. Yellen is an influential New Keynesian. She was first appointed under President Clinton to work on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. As you would expect, she was an economics professor at UC Berkeley. Yellen is known for her theories on “fair” wages. Her writings on the subject were Read more […]

Roll Over, America: Treasury Issues $8.3 Trillion in New Debt

If you thought the government was “shut down,” if you thought that Congress had to raise the debt ceiling to allow the government to create new debt, you’d be dead wrong. Not only is the shutdown really just an exercise in annoying the common man without cutting back on any significant expenses, but the little goblins of bureaucracy are still busy putting us all deeper in debt. Approximately $7,546,726,000,000 — that’s $7.5 trillion — in Treasury securities came due last week, so the Treasury Read more […]

Detroit Hockey Arena More Important Than Residents’ Safety

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the financial problems facing Detroit and their attempt to file bankruptcy, only to have it blocked by a misguided judge.  After facing over 50 years of Democratic leadership, Detroit is facing a debt of $18 – $20 billion.  Their situation is so bad that: 40% of the streetlights don’t work 210 of the 317 public parks have been permanently closed Nearly 1/3 of buildings are abandoned It takes police nearly an hour to respond to a 9-1-1 call Some Read more […]

GOP Run States Best for Business Economic Competitiveness

When I was growing up, my dad always told me that the Republican Party was for the rich people and the Democratic Party was for the working people.  As I became old enough to vote (the year I turned 21 was the year they lowered the voting age to 19), I saw the two parties differently than my dad.  I saw the Republican Party as the Party for business and economic growth and the Democratic Party was all about unions and stopping companies from being successful. Forty years later, I am more certain Read more […]

Obama Doing What Americans Want Least

When Barack Obama was sworn into office this January for his second term, what did you think were the priorities that needed to be addressed the most? According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, Americans listed their priorities as: 1.  Strengthening the economy – 86% 2.  Improving job situation – 79% 3.  Reducing budget deficit – 72% 4.  Defending against terrorism – 71% 5.  Making Social Security financially sound – 70% 6.  Improving education – 70% 7.  Making Read more […]

More Doublespeak from the Speaker

According to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, the United States does not currently have a debt crisis. However, he warned, one is looming and he thinks that “we do need to do something.” Say what? There is no crisis, but one is coming. What sort of reasoning is this? If a 100-foot tidal wave were about to crash onto the eastern seaboard, would Boehner also say that we don’t have a water crisis, but that one is coming? What nonsense. Paul Ryan also seems to agree with Boehner. On Face Read more […]

Democrats’ Trouble With Numbers

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad, but Rep. Maxine Waters, a ranking member of the California Congressional Brain Trust, said that the sequester cuts would cost Americans 170 million jobs. Considering there are only 134 million people working in the United States, that would be an impressive feat. Waters, by the way, is the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, which deals with banking, insurance, real estate and securities. If the Democrats were to regain the House, Read more […]