Posts Tagged ‘economics’

Democrats push “transaction tax”

November 2, 2011

Now Dems want to tax you for cashing your paycheck!
Lawmakers to Propose Transaction Tax for Financial Firms Modeled on Europe


The Coming Chaos

September 7, 2011

America lives on borrowed time because its politicians are more concerned about reelection than saving the nation that guarantees their public offices.

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Obama drops climate change talk as green movement fizzles

April 29, 2011

Obama and the greens are in an exquisite bind. Without economic recovery, Americans won’t support Mr. Obama’s “investments,” but his investments are a hindrance to recovery.
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EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans

April 25, 2011

The inept and corrupt Obama EPA uses greenhouse gas junk science to reject permits.
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We’ve Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers

April 1, 2011

If you want to understand better why so many states are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government than in all of manufacturing.
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Hope and Change: Gas Prices Have Gone Up 67 Percent Since Obama Became President

March 10, 2011

This is the President that appointed a Secretary of the Interior that famously said he didn’t mind if gas hit $10 a gallon.
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The Enormous Cost of Public Unions

February 18, 2011

by Jay Ambrose, Real Clear Politics

The enemy within. That’s what Robert F. Kennedy called the then corrupt Teamsters union in the title of a 1960 book. Just maybe it’s time to use that phrase again, referring not to one union especially, but to a whole bunch of them, and employing the words in political speeches, debate and commentary as a rallying cry.

The bunch is those representing public employees. They constitute an extraordinarily powerful special interest that could all but bankrupt any number of local and state governments and vastly increase federal spending.

Why? So members can live much better on average than those of us in the private sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Unions on the run: Right-to-work gaining ground

February 18, 2011

Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee are considering bills that would end collective bargaining and give employees the right to work without having to pay mandatory union dues.

A prime example of why: stunning teacher salaries in Michigan have grown 173% in 11 years thanks to incompetent school boards and union greed.

West Bloomfield, Michigan, teachers do not do any premium sharing for health insurance and do not have a deductible in their plan and the district says that must end.

Voters are fed up with what they say is public union benefits that private sector workers don’t have.

“Government employees have become the haves and the private sector the have-nots,” said Minnesota Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa.  He is the author of the “right to work” bill.

“And now it’s being challenged. It’s being challenged because we can’t afford the types of Cadillac versions of pensions, of health insurance and even salaries,” said Drazkowski.