The Government is Fast Becoming an Investment Bank. Is That What We Want (Part I)

Several years ago Ezra Klein wryly called the U.S. Government “an insurance conglomerate protected by a large, standing army.” If you look at the major budget drivers, he’s right. The federal government spends vast sums of money on insurance-like items like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, which make up more than 40 percent of the…
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A Day in the Life of an Entitlement Reformer

Finally, a liberal writer understands what it’s like to walk in a conservative’s shoes. Ezra Klein, the often thoughtful, generally wrong left-wing whiz kid for the Washington Post wrote a editorial entitled “The best reason to worry about the deficit.” In it Klein argued that the 1990s-era argument that deficits are bad because they crowded…
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New Report Reveals Obamacare $820 Billion More Expensive Than Advertised

Liberals will absolutely hate this column. In fact, if you post it to one of the various social media sites you partake in (please do!) then expect your liberal friends to deride, ignore, or even (gasp) defriend you! That’s because liberals are the least tolerant ideological group when it comes to differing political opinions according…
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Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Companies Pay Out Big Bonuses to Execs

President Obama’s green energy loan program has caused us some serious heartburn. It never feels good to watch tens of billions of dollars our taxpayer dollars go to dubious green energy companies simply because Obama made a speculative bet, decided to go “all in,” lost, and has been gambling wildly ever since. From Solyndra, which…
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Decreasing Unemployment By Shrinking the Labor Force Isn't "Winning the Future"

Looking for a job? Here are some want ads I stumbled across this week: Greeting Card Merchandiser: “Needed part-time to service 1 store in Tooele, UT. Duties include replenishing, straightening, and tracking inventory of every-day and seasonal greeting cards and may include additional items such as gift-wrap and party supplies. Temporary Gift Boxing Associate: “Are…
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