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ALG's Daily Grind - Threat of Government Shutdown saved America $300 billion this year

Oct. 1, 2013            

Threat of Government Shutdown saved America $300 billion this year
Obama on continuing resolution: "Give me what I want, and then we can negotiate."

Cartoon: Stirring the hornets' nest

Obamacare goes into effect today.

Obamacare devastates millions, Ted Cruz vilified

Ted Cruz, as predicted, did not defeat Obamacare, but its ravages can never be laid at his feet.                                     

Lewis: The Federal Reserve is now badly hooked on its quantitative easing

You can check out anytime you'd like, but you can never leave.


ALG's Daily Grind - Why does Harry Reid want to shut down the government? 

Sept. 30, 2013

Why does Harry Reid want to shut down the government?

The sad calculus is that Reid believes that he does not need to compromise on Obamacare's implementation and through a complicit media can shift public sentiment against the Republicans by forcing a shutdown.

Putting politics above people over petroleum power

40 years after the Arab oil embargo, the U.S. is no closer to being energy independent.

'Security theatre' at the NFL

Banning bags won't make anyone safer. 'Cupboard is bare'? Despite claims, feds find $100M to give Detroit

"The Obama administration has found $100 million to send to struggling Detroit, despite recurring claims that the government cannot afford to make any more spending cuts."


ALG's Daily Grind - Can John Cornyn count to 60? 

Can John Cornyn count to 60?

ALG's Mehrens on the "wait until 2015 to repeal Obamacare" brigade: "Republicans will still most likely lack the votes to even get to cloture on such a bill and most certainly will lack the votes to overcome a presidential veto."

Common Core: Obama is right, Bush is to blame

The arrest of a parent attempting to ask questions of his elected school board members regarding the controversial Common Core curriculum did more to educate people about this change than all the white papers that could have ever been written.

Obama's war on energy is not 'unbelievably small' at all

Look closely at the energy-related news stories of the past dozen or so days, and, between the lines, you'll see a theme: government makes predictions and assertions that cannot be backed up by data to protect or project preferred messaging.

Business Insider: Minneapolis Fed President explains the next missile it might fire at the economy

Narayana Kocherlakota: "Doing whatever it takes will mean keeping a historically unusual amount of monetary stimulus in place—and possibly providing more stimulus."


ALG's Daily Grind - Ted Cruz teaches Mitch McConnell how to bet in the defund Obamacare poker game

Sept. 25, 2013

Ted Cruz teaches Mitch McConnell how to bet in the defund Obamacare poker game

Cruz to Senate Republicans: "In a game of poker, if somebody makes a bet, and then says to you, if you raise me, I'm going to fold, [he] will lose 100 percent of [his] poker games."

EPA's McCarthy admits regs are for show, not results

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy on how many heat-related deaths have been averted by Obama climate policies: "You can't make those direct connections Congressman. Neither can I."

1913: The year that changed everything

The Fed, the income tax, Woodrow Wilson, and the Department of Labor — oh my! New York Fed boss says 'No taper' shouldn't have been a surprise

New York Fed head Bill Dudley: "The chairman never said that we were going to reduce the rate of asset purchases in September.''


ALG's Daily Grind - Republican leaders need to watch Braveheart

Sept. 24, 2013

Republican leaders need to watch Braveheart

In honor of those like Representative Tom Graves (R-Ga.), and Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), who are battling both their own leaders (the Scottish noblemen) who fear for their position, as well as Obama and Harry Reid (the English), a few of the key lines from brilliantly written Braveheart are published below.

Cartoon: Blow it up

Obama seeks to defend Obamacare against the defund effort.

Gullible Green sailors trapped in the Arctic

Paul Beckwith of Sierra Club Canada predicted that the Arctic seas would be ice-free ice this summer. This exciting adventure opportunity attracted a variety of yachts, sailboats, rowboats, and kayaks owners to try sailing the fabled Northwest Passage. Now, they're stuck in the ice, which expanded 60 percent this past summer.

Jenny Beth Martin: Senate Republicans can stop Reid from funding Obamacare

"Reid cannot get a vote on his amendment that would strip Obamacare defunding out of the House bill unless six Republicans agree to let that vote take place."