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Thursday
Sep252014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRAT CALLING POOR GRANITE STATERS "BOTTOM FEEDERS"

 

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Democrat John R. White's statement that economically-disadvantaged Granite Staters are bottom feeders:

 

"Mr. White should immediately apologize for his disturbing remarks, and the New Hampshire Democrats should denounce his statement immediately," said Horn. "It's bad enough that Mr. White is advocating policies that will kill New Hampshire jobs and do further damage to our already stagnant economy, but he adds insult to injury by degrading hard working families who are struggling to get by. We encourage all Republicans to work hard to re-elect Majority Leader Jeb Bradley so we can make sure that Mr. White and his unsavory language never represent the people of New Hampshire." 

 

In a letter to the editor published in a local newspaper, Mr. White wrote that the policies he is promoting "will put more jungle in the jeans of the bottom feeders in the economic pond and they will spend it.  That's what poor people do when they get money because they NEED things."

 

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Wednesday
Sep242014

ALG's Daily Grind - Are traffic cameras becoming public surveillance tools?

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Sept. 23, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

Are traffic cameras becoming public surveillance tools?
Is Big Brother already watching? 

Cartoon: EPA Scales of Injustice

Did $3.5 trillion of Fed easing even work?
It is hard to find any discernible difference in mortgage markets before and after quantitative easing.

Daily Caller: Rush Limbaugh's call screener says 'What liberalism has done to black communities is horrific
James Golden: "What liberalism has done to black communities is horrific."

  

Sept. 23, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Are traffic cameras becoming public surveillance tools?
Is Big Brother already watching?

Cartoon: EPA Scales of Injustice

Did $3.5 trillion of Fed easing even work?
It is hard to find any discernible difference in mortgage markets before and after quantitative easing.

Daily Caller: Rush Limbaugh's call screener says 'What liberalism has done to black communities is horrific
James Golden: "What liberalism has done to black communities is horrific."

 

Friday
Sep052014

ALG's Daily Grind - Unethical lame duck funding floated 

6

Sept. 5, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Unethical lame duck funding floated
Report: House leaders plan to only fund the government through the week of December 11-14 with a vote scheduled for next week. 

The permanent poor?
If the unemployment rate has truly been dropping since 2010, why has food stamp enrollment been increasing dramatically much of that time?

Big Green Radicals: Did Russia sponsor Leonardo DiCaprio anti-American energy propaganda video?
"Leonardo DiCaprio is out with a new fearmongering, anti-oil and gas video that appears to be partially supported by the Russian government."

Wednesday
Jan222014

ALG's Daily Grind - Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change 

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Jan. 21, 2014

Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change
NLRB to investigate the nation's leading retailer's treatment of about 60 employees who participated in Black Friday "strikes" against the retailer.

Maybe the rent is too damn high
Which is a bigger problem for the poor: Low incomes or the high cost of living?

Dorfman: Free markets unquestionably help the poor
"If a country wants to get richer, policies that enhance economic freedom are good ones to follow."

Tuesday
Jan072014

CEI Today: Unemployment benefits, fuel poverty, Obamacare costs, and Fiat/Chrysler

Monday, January 6, 2014
In the News Today

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN


USA Today: Extending unemployment benefits would do more harm


Unemployment insurance extensions in the past five years have kept at least 600,000 people out of the labor force, because people tend to ride a gravy train. A year's extension would add $25 billion to the tab, or about $6.25 billion for three months. That money is not in the budget, and none of the options for getting it is pain-free.

So, what can we do that will actually generate economic growth and get people back to work?
> Read more

> See also: CEI Podcast: Rethinking Unemployment Insurance


> Interview Aloysius Hogan

> Follow Aloysius Hogan on Twitter

 

FUEL POVERTY - MARLO LEWIS


Globalwarming.org: UK Fuel Poverty: Green Energy Policies Partly to Blame

Today’s Climatewire (subscription required) reports that in the UK last year, “more than 30,000 winter deaths were thought to be caused by fuel poverty, up by a third from the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics.”


What makes fuel poverty deadly? “Poor heating and a lack of insulation are known to increase the likelihood of strokes in the elderly and to exacerbate asthma and rheumatic disease in all age groups,” explains Climatewire correspondent Erica Rex. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

OBAMACARE - HANS BADER


Openmarket.org: Bogus Rationale for Obamacare Still Being Peddled Even after Study Debunked It

 

Emergency-room visits will go up, not down, due to Obamacare. Before Obamacare was enacted, only about two percent of all healthcare spending was on emergency-room care. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 

FIAT/CHRYSLER - JOHN BERLAU

Jim Bohannon Show


Chrysler wound up in the hands of Italian automaker Fiat, after a major push by the Obama administration. Fiat assumed full control of Chrysler through an over four billion dollar buyout of the shares that had been held by the United Autoworkers Union. Our guest tonight says you - all of us U.S. taxpayers - made it possible. He's John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who has just written a blog on CEI's OpenMarket.org website entitled "The Great Italian Auto Bailout -- Courtesy of U.S. Taxpayers." > Listen to the interview starting at the :40:25 mark

> Interview John Berlau
> Follow John Berlau on Twitter

 

    

 

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