Personal Tragedy Used to Justify another Government Boondoggle

From the President’s State of the Union address: Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade. Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For Read more […]

Obama Touts Iran Nuclear Deal; Iran Takes 10 U.S. Sailors Captive

The real state of the union after seven years of President Obama: an international joke. While Obama tried to get America to hop on board his delusion train one last time during his State of the Union speech Tuesday, the Iranian government seized two U.S. Navy boats that entered Iranian waters and held the crews captive. The Iranian government accused the crews of “snooping” but said it will release them “promptly.” (Update: The sailors were reportedly released this morning.) Older readers Read more […]

The Humiliating Public Loss of Barack Obama

Taking back his “free” community college scheme was a public loss for President Obama. A couple of days ago I asked if the President was happy that he no longer had to worry about the Democrat majority in the Senate. Whether or not he was happy to work alone, he should be having second thoughts now. Maybe. The President’s State of the Union speech made his ideas for taxing college savings in order to pay for “free” tuition at community colleges a central new campaign. Now, days after Read more […]

State of the Union Address Contained Falsehoods

No one will be shocked to learn that President Obama told untruths in the State of the Union address. More than one mainstream media outlet has pointed out to various false statements in Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address. While Obama boasted on giving us a healed economy by his miraculous powers, the Associated Press disagreed that it was going so well: “FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery By many measures, the economy is still recovering from the Read more […]

Obama’s Teleprompter Writer Had an Easy Job

The person who came up with the script for the President’s teleprompter at the State of the Union seems to have rehashed stuff from 2014. Perhaps the reason for the lack of originality in President Obama’s address to the nation is that he knows, like we all do, that nothing he promises really matters. Congress will not go along with his plan to inflict more economic damage on the United States. So why come up with new material. Jack Hunter writes for Rare.Us, As I gathered my thoughts Read more […]

Middle-Class Economics: A New Attack

Middle-class economics is being invoked to plunder the middle class even more. Yesterday morning, the Wall Street Journal reported on President Obama’s State of the Union media event.  In a report that was filled with irony, the article described Mr. Obama’s “middle-class economics.” “At this moment—with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production—we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth,” Read more […]

The Lame Duck State of the Union Speech

Don’t be too worried about the bad proposals in Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. New taxes and other atrocities will undoubtedly be proposed as Obama pretends he is not a lame duck President. But the good news is that he is mostly bluster and no power. The Washington Post gives us hope: Judging by his recent history, it doesn’t really matter what President Obama says in Tuesday’s State of the Union address — Congress is going to ignore him anyway. Mr. Obama has the second-worst Read more […]

The President’s Speech and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The President should have given a eulogy for the entrepreneurial spirit the government is driving out of this country. Here are numbers you definitely did not hear mentioned during Barack Obama’s “State of the Nation” blathering. Allow me to make some predictions, writing this before the speech occurs. If you listen to the President tonight (or rather, if you listened last night) you can decide how accurate I am. He will extol his personal wisdom—so much beyond that of mere mortals Read more […]

Obama’s Promise Of “Access” To Education Is Just Another Bailout

Right after his crazy pretense that his wife had “helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in thirty years,” Obama promised, Taking a page from that playbook, the White House just organized a College Opportunity Summit, where already 150 universities, businesses, nonprofits have made concrete commitments to reduce inequality in access to higher education and to help every hardworking kid go to college and succeed when they get to campus. This is like promising credit to Read more […]

Obama Flexes Imperial Muscles, Raises Federal Workers’ Pay

In what amounts to a preview of the future, President Obama is using an executive order to unilaterally raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama will completely bypass Congress and sign an executive order to up the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The wage will affect new federal contracts and will only affect existing contracts if other terms of those agreements also change. By raising the minimum wage, even for Read more […]

Economic Illiteracy In Obama’s $9 Minimum Wage Proposal

While watching President Obama’s State of the Union address, I got to thinking that maybe the source of Obama’s domestic policy has not been a place of malice, but of complete ignorance. The moment of clarity came when he called for a raising of the minimum wage, saying, “Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour.” Obama seemed to truly believe that this Read more […]

Malt Corn, Statesmen, and Hypocrites

State of the Union? What State of the Union? I watched an episode of Moonshiners off my DVR and learned a whole lot more. I also read a little bit; not a bad alternative to allowing my blood pressure to skyrocket as a smug little man tells me how great things are going, but that there’s still much to do. Whatever. I learned instead that the natural yeast from malt corn doesn’t cause a hangover. I also learned, from reading Leonard Read, that “no individual keenly aware of his limitations Read more […]