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Democrats New Doc-Fix Set to Cost Taxpayers Billions

The federal government is not very good at saving money. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that Washington doesn’t have the willpower to stop spending money. On occasion they try, but like an alcoholic who decides to take up a career as a bartender, the federal government always puts itself in situations that doom it to failure. The most prominent example is the annual doc-fix dance that drives Americans nuts each year. It all started back in the late 1990s when both parties agreed that Medicare spending was growing out of control (yes, this problem has been known for decades…

Obama "Sometimes Forgets" The Recesion – It Shows…

The media is doing their best to set up a stark contrast between the two presidential candidates. One, is being shown as the down-to-earth, even cool, candidate who understands the struggles of the everyman and does his best, despite numerous challenges, to help alleviate them. The other, is being portrayed as an elitist, who made his living destroying jobs and can’t get through a day without saying something that makes your Average Joe’s mouth drop in “I-can’t-believe-you-could-be-that-out-of-touch” amazement. The former of course is the liberal media’s beloved Obama (did you know he slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon!?!) the…

Paul Ryan Outlines the New "Compassionate Conservatism"

“Compassionate conservatism” is making a comeback. Those words may not excite Republicans who have come to view them as an artful cipher for the contradiction in terms known as “big government conservatism.” But it is absolutely necessary in a political culture that has allowed Democrats to use the terms “compassion” and “spending” synonymously. Sadly, compassionate conservatism gets a bad rap in today’s Republican circles because it became identified solely with the Medicare prescription drug benefit – a new, expensive entitlement created under George H.W. Bush. Although Medicare Part D may be the tangible result, it wasn’t the theoretical origin. In…

"Forward" May be Obama's Reelection Theme – But Americans Would be Wise to Look at His Record

A fantastic new study came out today in Current Biology that should totally upend climate science (OK, not really). According to British scientists dinosaur farts may have actually raised global average temperatures by as much as 18 degree Fahrenheit. Yes, global warming in the Mesozoic era was caused by flatulence. The BBC reports, “British scientists have calculated the methane output of sauropods, including the species known as Brontosaurus. By scaling up the digestive wind of cows, they estimate that the population of dinosaurs – as a whole – produced 520 million tones of gas annually. They suggest that the gas…

The Growing Logical Inconsistency in Liberal's Policy Prescriptions

Internal consistency isn’t exactly a hallmark of liberal logic. The most brazen example has come from the new fetish amongst left-wing talking heads and even-leftier wing bloggers that the perceived failure of European austerity just goes to show that America is due for another stimulus package. Let’s go ahead and get some caveats out of the way before we dig into this gem of an “argument.” First, there is a reason that many European countries are trying to cut their debt and it’s not that their inherent masochists who enjoy a good populist riot. As Gideon Rachman explains in the…

Disappointing Job Numbers a Hallmark of the Obama Economy

The happy signs of economic growth that dominated the first few months of the year are fading back into the muck of an unlabeled recession. This has all happened before. Remember back to March through May of 2010, when the economy was adding an average of 316,000 jobs per month. Obama immediately tried to work it to his advantage. He traveled to the swing state of North Carolina to point to the job numbers as proof of the merits of his economic policies. “Today is an encouraging day,” Obama said. “We learned that the economy actually produced a substantial number…

Get Paid to be a College Republican!

Regional Political Director The College Republican National Committee (CRNC) seeks four qualified Regional Political Directors (RPDs). Qualified applicants will have at least 1 – 2 years of paid political experience. Prior Full-time campaign work is required. The RPD will work under the National Field Director to manage the CRNC’s 2012 field program. Duties include managing a large budget, devising and implementing a targeted field campaign, working with local College Republican leadership, managing a team of field representatives across multiple states, and assisting the National Field Director with the training of field staff. Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter…

For Obama Fundraising Clearly Trumps Governing

The United States is slogging through the deepest and longest economic malaise since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans are out of work. Over 50 percent of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. The housing market is still in the dumps. And the national debt continues to soar towards historic levels because of a broken entitlement system and profligate domestic spending. Suffice it to say that President Obama should have a full plate. Unfortunately, the only plates he’s dealing with are the star-studded $40,000-per-plate fundraisers that Obama has been having. And boy, has he been having a lot….

Graduation Excitement Diminished By Obama Economy

Graduation Day is fast approaching. It should be a day of excitement for college students throughout the nation. A day for donning a funny robe and an even funnier hat to listen to some sage wisdom from a hopefully interesting speaker.  It represents the last step towards adulthood, as we move from the classroom to the workforce. But for all too many young adults, the thought of graduation is not exciting, it’s terrifying. While a college diploma used to be an assured ticket towards a post-graduation job offer, in the Obama economy it often makes for some very expensive wall…

Broken Student Loan Bureaucracy Costing Young Adults Thousands

Obama’s attempt to woo college students is akin to a carefully orchestrated magic trick. While Obama has his captive audience watching his right hand attempt to keep student loan rates low, the left is hiding the utterly dismal economic state that young adults are graduating into. But what if the deception is even cleverer than that? Student loan rates are no doubt a problem. The economy is still puttering along aimlessly with no real improvement in sight. Given the awful state of things it makes little sense to double the interest rates young graduates are forced to pay. Such a…