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The result of conservative economic policies

Conservative economic theory asserts that the economy will flourish when wealthy captains of industry are free from the chains of government regulation and taxes. The wealthy will get more wealthy and spread more money around for the rest of us. A rising tide lifts all boats. Unfortunately for the majority of Americans, their theory was wrong: […]

Limited Resources

Mr. Obama said he would entertain “every demonstrably good idea” for creating jobs, but he cautioned that “our resources are limited.” (@ NY Times) Really, Mister President? On Tuesday you seemed to imply that the United States had inexhaustible resources when you announced a troop surge in Afghanistan. Sure, you paid lip-service to cost/benefit analysis […]

The Republican stimulus gambit

Unemployment in the United States has reached 7.6% as the economy shed nearly 600k jobs. That’s the worst job loss rate since the 70s and the worst unemployment percentage since the early 90s. And yet, Republicans are pushing to both cut the size of Obama’s stimulus package and shift it more toward tax cuts contrary […]