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Friday
Aug232013

ALG's Daily Grind - House rebelling on Obamacare? 

August 22, 2013

House rebelling on Obamacare?

New legislation offered by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) gains 138 cosponsors and would prohibit funds from being used by agencies and departments to execute Obamacare, and would eliminate the expansion of Medicaid and the introduction of insurance subsidies under the exchanges.

Cartoon: Why work?

The welfare state rises.

Finding courage back home

Small towns all have their own political battles, but at least in one small town on the western shore of Maryland, all those fights and battles got set aside for one precious morning. America's heroes were coming to town. 

Schiff: A false inflation indicator masks a much smaller U.S. economy

"If you replace the GDP quarterly growth rates using the higher CPI rather the deflator, our current economy would be closer to $13 trillion than 16.6 trillion, about 28 percent smaller."

Thursday
Aug222013

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's $6 billion cell phone tax 

August 21, 2013

Obama's $6 billion cell phone tax

What's a president to do when he wants to implement an ambitious five-year program to provide high-speed Internet access to every single school in America, but lacks congressional support or funding? Just do it anyway.

California's grisly retirement scheme

State lawmakers contemplate an additional three percent payroll tax on the paychecks of workers who's employers have at least five employees and don't have a 401(k) plan, so the state can set up their own mini-social security fund. 

Time to praise CO2 — the miracle gas!

At the planetary level, carbon dioxide is a miracle molecule for plants — and the "gas of life" for most living creatures on Earth.

Martosko: Nonprofit executive overseeing the White House's Obamacare youth video contest is the disgraced ACORN group's former top lobbyist

"A liberal organization tapped Monday to manage a new federal government-sponsored video contest aimed at encouraging young Americans to embrace Obamacare is run by ACORN's former top lobbyist, MailOnline can reveal."

Wednesday
Aug212013

ALG's Daily Grind - Defund Obamacare gains momentum everywhere but in House leadership 

August 20, 2013

 

Defund Obamacare gains momentum everywhere but in House leadership

House legislation to defund Obamacare has taken off like a rocket with 138 co-sponsors within the first few weeks of introduction, yet House leadership remains tone deaf due to their fear of any kind of budget showdown with President Obama.

Cartoon: Government help

Obama: "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."

Barr: The U.N. comes after America's guns

The true scope of the anti-firearm crusade of the United Nations, which began more than a dozen years ago, finally is coming into clear focus, as the White House readies to sign the Arms Trade Treaty adopted with U.S. support this past April by the U.N. General Assembly.

Tuesday
Aug202013

ALG's Daily Grind - Texas' job miracle 

August 19, 2013

Texas' job miracle

Since June 2008, Texas has added 889,685 jobs, including 303,000 in the past year alone, more than any other single state, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Who will protect the fleeced?

Our nation thrives when people are rewarded based upon creating products that consumers want, risking to bring those to market and beating others in the marketplace.  We stumble when government information trading or manipulation becomes more important to the bottom line than actually creating anything. 

President Obama as Holden Caulfield

Obama's team is too busy acting like an army of Holden Caulfields lashing out at an establishment full of hypocrites, except they, like the protagonist of the classic "The Catcher in the Rye," are unreliable given what's now known.

Snider: There's a very real, and growing, dollar funding problem

"The dollar problem finally broke into the sunlight with June's TIC data. Where $92 billion in US securities were sold in October and November 2008 combined, foreign investors sold $77.8 billion in June 2013 alone. It was the largest dollar outflow for a single month in the series going back to 1978."

Saturday
Aug172013

ALG's Daily Grind - Fed admits QE does almost nothing

August 16, 2013

Fed admits QE does almost nothing

San Francisco Fed: ""[W]e estimate that the second LSAP program, known as QE2, added about 0.13 percentage point to real GDP growth in late 2010 and 0.03 percentage point to inflation."

Cartoon: America Choice Awards

Ashton Kutcher at Teen Choice Awards: "I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work."

Should voting be made harder?

The fact that demagogues derive their power from the vote is the strongest argument that voting should enjoy a very limited, deliberative time period.

Kutcher: 'I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work'

SayAnythingBlog.com editor Rob Port makes the case for Ashton Kutcher and due diligence.