June Jobs Report Provides Some Early Fireworks

The fireworks came early this week when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest monthly jobs report. For the first time in years the report was an unqualified success. Payrolls grew by 288,000 jobs in the month of June—the fifth straight months above 200,000 (for the first time since 2000)—and the unemployment rate fell…
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Rebuilding the Economy Taking a Backseat to Building-Up Big Government

In 2009, in his very first address to Congress, President Obama promised an “agenda that begins with jobs.” “Now is the time to act boldly and wisely,” he said, “to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.” It was a great thought. Jobs and economic growth should have…
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Buffett Rule Shows Obama Needs Remedial Math Lesson

President Obama professes to be proficient at simple algebra. While speaking to students at Florida Atlantic University this month he even invoked his math skills to denigrate the Republicans’ budget plan. “This is not an exaggeration. This is math,” Obama said while mischaracterizing Republican’s plan for lower taxes. One wonders whether the President has run…
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