Press Releases

 

Entries in Inflation (87)

Saturday
Oct182014

ALG's Daily Grind - Security Issues jump to fore with Ebola crisis 

6

Oct. 17, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Security Issues jump to fore with Ebola crisis
The federal government has a primary national security responsibility, and this 2014 election may just be the first in a decade that turns on this key issue that has waned from the collective consciousness since the end of the Cold War.

CDC last month on Ebola: 'outbreak is just a plane trip away'
Days before Thomas Duncan was identified as U.S. patient zero in Dallas, CDC director Tom Frieden warned on White House blog: "infectious diseases do not recognize borders, and a disease outbreak is just a plane trip away."

Schiff: Governments need inflation, economies don't
"While politicians, CEOs and economists talk about demand stimulus and the avoidance of a deflationary trap, Evans-Pritchard reminds us that inflation is all, and always, about debt management."

Wednesday
Oct012014

NHDP - ICYMI: “LISTEN: Cruz-Backed GOPer [Marilinda Garcia] Dismisses 'Meaningless' Minimum Wage Hike” 

Tea Party Extremist Marilinda Garcia Doubles Down on Denying 110,000 Hard-Working Granite Staters a Much-Needed Raise

Key point: "New Hampshire Republican Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia dismissed raising the minimum wage as a 'wedge issue' by President Barack Obama's administration that actually wouldn't help people and instead is just a 'petty, short-sighted type of little issue.'

[...]

"She also calls a hike 'trite.'

[...]

"A November Gallup poll found that about three quarters of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage."

See here or below for the full Talking Points Memo story:

LISTEN: Cruz-Backed GOPer Dismisses 'Meaningless' Minimum Wage Hike

New Hampshire Republican Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia dismissed raising the minimum wage as a "wedge issue" by President Barack Obama's administration that actually wouldn't help people and instead is just a "petty, short-sighted type of little issue."

Garcia, considered a rising star among conservative Republicans, made the comments Monday evening during an interview with Chris Ryan on his Pints and Politics show on WKXL in Concord, New Hampshire. The comments were flagged by the opposition-research shop American Bridge.

"I voted against increasing the state minimum wage when I was in the legislature," Garcia said. "It seems to be sort of a petty — not punitive is the wrong word — but kind of just a petty, short-sighted type of little issue that the President's administration decided to champion for a time to then use as a wedge issue."

Garcia goes on to say that a minimum wage increase would be slight for the recipients but would be "catastrophic" for the job market. She also calls a hike "trite."

"Every employer I've talked to says —about deals with the minimum wage says 'look I will literally be laying people off.' Now I ask you, is giving someone a dollar, $1.15 increase helpful or better for them than actually not losing that job to begin with?" Garcia continued. "So what you're doing is you're forcing people to choose between laying people off completely and losing their job or having a somewhat trite and meaningless wage —excuse me raise, and your wage that doesn't do in fact do anything to make your life more affordable, allow for the cost of living, help you heat your home, fill your car, and all these other —afford your healthcare— and all these things we're dealing with. So yeah, I'm opposed to raising it."

A November Gallup poll found that about three quarters of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage. New Hampshire's minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour, according to the Department of Labor. Obama and Democrats have strongly expressed support for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Garcia, who has been endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and prominent tea party groups, is the Republican nominee for Congress seeking to replace Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH).

She previously made headlines for refusing to say whether she got her health care through the Obamacare exchange.

Listen to Garcia's comments below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUdG2wAardg

Tuesday
Aug192014

ALG's Daily Grind - Rick Perry and the left's politics of destruction 

6

August 18, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Rick Perry and the left's politics of destruction
The left is so desperate to obtain and maintain power that they will do anything, say anything and destroy anyone who gets in their way.  These abuses of the public trust tear at an already heavily frayed fabric of society, where the public assumes that the law itself will not be abused. 

E-cigarettes a tobacco product?
FDA says so, even though they don't contain any tobacco. Huh?  

EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda
The countries with the best human health and the most material wealth are those with the highest energy consumption. America needs energy that is abundant, available, and affordable.

Fiscal Times: Farmers and consumers seeing spike in food prices
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast that prices across the board will rise from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent over 2013 levels – with some products like meat, poultry and eggs far more costly."

  

Wednesday
Jul162014

ALG's Daily Grind - Are we due for another recession? 

6

July 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Are we due for another recession?
To get back to the Fed's original low-end prediction for 2.8 percent growth for the year — since we actually shrank at 2.9 percent in the first quarter — the economy will need to grow an average of 4.7 percent each quarter for the next three quarters. Good luck with that.

Time for new thinking on ag subsidy fight
The obvious response to agricultural subsidies — get rid of them — sounds right to the ear, but in practice this approach has run up against a buzz saw from members representing many of the very red states that have formed the core of conservative support in Congress.

Big Green's lethal agenda
The outstanding presentations at this Ninth International Conference on Climate Change clearly demonstrate that activist climate science is increasingly devoid of evidence, increasingly removed from the scientific method – and yet is increasingly being used to devise, justify and impose policies, laws, and regulations that govern our lives.

Evans-Pritchard: Portugal banking crisis sends tremors through Europe
"A mounting crisis at one of Portugal's biggest banks and signs of a deepening economic slowdown in Europe have sent tremors through financial markets, triggering a sharp fall on European bourses and a flight to safety across the world."

Saturday
Jul052014

ALG's Daily Grind - The launching of freedom: America's DNA 

6

July 4, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

The launching of freedom: America's DNA
Americans have the wrong idea about the 4th of July. 

Cartoon: We hold these truths
Every person has a right to live freely.

Koren: Your Fourth of July barbecue is going to cost more than last year's
"The price of an average summer cookout is up 5.4 percent compared with last year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Farm Bureau Federation."