Video: Obama Appointee Says Food Stamps Create Jobs

Roughly one-third more Americans depend on food stamps now than when Barack Obama took office. One of his appointees would like Americans to consider this a sign of economic health. Yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told MSNBC’s Morning Joe the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) does not just help those who cannot afford to eat. “It’s also an economic stimulus,” he … [Read more...]

U.S. Credit Downgrade: Another Obama First!

Three years ago, many well-meaning Americans suspended concerns about Barack Obama's experience, judgment, and associations in order to vote for an "historic" president. To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, they got one -- good and hard. Friday night, for the first time in history, Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+. The United States earned the top rating the moment … [Read more...]

Will Obama Go Fascist on the Debt Ceiling?

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch Barack Obama has sometimes been fond of branding his Republican foes “hostage-takers,” but officials in his administration have found a new hostage in their negotiations over raising the debt ceiling: the U.S. Constitution. The president’s advisers and several “unbiased” media outlets are suggesting if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling, Barack … [Read more...]

Obama: America Was Not a “Great Country,” 1776-1965

As the nation digests Barack Obama's plan to ride a tax hike to re-election, one phrase from yesterday's budget speech confirms what this author has long stated: the president is fundamentally an anti-American Messianic figure who believes he was sent to save our nation from itself and its Founders. Speaking a line that was written in advance, approved by multiple layers of handlers and advisers, … [Read more...]

Death (Panels) and Taxes

Barack Obama has unveiled his agenda for balancing the budget: Raising taxes on the living, then sending them to an early grave. In his speech this afternoon, Obama confirmed long-running suspicions that he views extravagant expenditures as “core investments,” believes all wealth belongs to the government, questions the “patriotism” of those who believe in limited government, and plans to set … [Read more...]

Obama’s Economic Advisers: International Socialists, Union Thugs, NBC Execs, Soros Scholars, Subprime Lenders, Amnesty Shills, and Campaign Cronies

The media enthused when Barack Obama bloviated during his State of the Union Address, “We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” They now enthuse that the president has appointed members to his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness allegedly designed to cut down inefficient regulations and unnecessary government burdens. None of the media announced that the … [Read more...]

State Of The Union: Mammoth Government Is The New Normal

In his 2011 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama gave himself five more years of trillion-dollar deficit spending, a $678 billion income tax hike, a Social Security tax increase, and the permanent extension of ObamaCare – and he gave Republicans medical malpractice reform and a joke about a salmon. Since his inauguration, the president has gone on a two-year spending orgy unrivaled since … [Read more...]

Liberals Unleash Lame Duck Power Grab

I’m sure it wasn’t their intention, but big-spending Democrats proved this author right today. Senator Harry Reid and his fellow liberals have unveiled a massive spend-fest and power-grab on Capitol Hill. They introduced this $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill during the lame duck session of Congress, which would allow the same representatives the voters just ran out of town on a rail to make … [Read more...]

Obama Inches U.S Toward Debt Crisis, or Bankruptcy

As Barack Obama held his first press conference in months to promote his new $50 billion economic payback to unions, it bears reading a little-known reports from the Congressional Budget Office admitting out-of-control spending is leading us perilously close to a Greek-style meltdown. CNSNews.com has uncovered an obscure CBO report from July that states, "Combined with an unfavorable long-term … [Read more...]

The ($50 Billion) Road to Serfdom

The cornerstone of Obama's Labor Day speech before a union audience was a $50 billion transfer of wealth from taxpayers to Big Labor. Porkulus 3.0 will not create jobs for years (if at all), but it will raise gasoline prices Aside from taking time to feel sorry for himself, Obama unveiled a proposal to spend $50 billion on roads and infrastructure, which he promised "will not only create jobs … [Read more...]