Barack Obama: “We Don’t Have a Spending Problem”

In fiscal year 2000 the federal government spent $1.77 trillion. In 2010 it more than doubled to $3.46 trillion. Nearly every facet of government has grown out of control in recent years. Discretionary spending has shot up an inflation-adjusted 56 percent since 2001. Medicare has increased 76 percent. And the ominous “other” category has gone…
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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…
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Democrats' Extreme Legislative Agenda Pushing Out Party Moderates

Democrats are back on the attack. Just a year after a voter backlash over their spending habits caused them to lose the House and their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Democrats are hoping Americans have forgotten about the deficit. Brian Beutler reports: “Senate Democrats are preparing an aggressive legislative agenda . . The push is…
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Top 10 Democratic Blunders of 2011

After two years of controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, Democrats took a significant hit in November 2010. Americans, tired of the nonstop spending and lack of economic progress, gave Republicans some unprecedented victories heading into the 2011 year. And while the GOPers have made significant strides in applying the brakes to…
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Top 10 Dumb Democrat Quotes of 2011

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Washington. The latest Gallup poll asking people’s views of different industry’s found that the federal government comes in at dead last. In fact, more people had positive views of the airline industry (29%), the legal field (35%), banking (30%), even the oil industry (20%) than they did…
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