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Auto Bailout Stopped…For Now

by Jimmy on December 12, 2008 · 0 comments in Limited Government

It was reported this morning from Fox News that the Senate Republicans were able to block the $14 billion auto rescue package. In a story called, United Auto Workers Lash Out at GOP Senators Over Bailout Collapse, “the president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union accuses Senate Republicans of thwarting the $14 billion auto [...]

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On Sept. 18, 1787, after Benjamin Franklin signed the Constitution in Philadelphia, a woman reportedly asked him: “Well, doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.” And regarding maintaining that republic, Franklin is reported at another time to have said, “when the [...]

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If you have paid any attention to presidential politics in the last week, you probably heard about the discussion between Sen. Barack Obama and a plumber named Joe Wurzelbacher from Toledo, Ohio. Joe the plumber’s question was pretty straight forward, “I’m getting ready to buy a company that makes 250 to 280 thousand dollars a [...]

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In the wake of congressional, witch-hunt hearings with oil executives regarding the price of gas, John McCain has chipped in to display his liberal side once again: “I don’t like obscene profits being made anywhere–and I’d be glad to look not just at the windfall profits tax–that’s not what bothers me–but we should look at [...]

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Poverty and Welfare in America

by Jimmy on October 1, 2007 · 1 comment in Limited Government

A brief history lesson, then on to today’s news. In 1994, government spending on social welfare programs was at an all-time high, over $23 billion dollars. Newt Gingrich and the Republican party ran on a platform of reform to cut waste and fraud in government (the Contract with America). After 40 years of a Democrat [...]

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Radio host Sean Hannity brags about going out to eat at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse all the time, while I’ve only been there once in my life (and that was on my employer’s tab). Most of my colleagues go out to eat for lunch every day, while I have to go home and eat last night’s [...]

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Two recent news items spark today’s column:1) Norman Hsu, one of Hilary Clinton’s top fund raisers, has been making headlines for his illegal activities (Clinton Expresses Surprise at Big Money Donor’s Wanted Status)2) Hillary Clinton Could Use Bill Clinton’s Foreign Cash for 2008 Campaign. Though it is against the law for a candidate to take [...]

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When I first heard this story on PBS, something definitely didn’t smell right (in fact, it smelled very left-leaning). The headline of the story states, “One in Five Women Are Deciding Against or Delaying Having a Child Because of the High Cost of Child Care and Preschool.” The sub-heading then states, “Anti-Crime Group Says Greater [...]

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