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...]

George Soros’ New Plan for Globalism and Crony Capitalism

When George Soros invests $50 million to revolutionize the way Americans think about a certain issue, it would normally be deemed newsworthy. Not so with the formation of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). Three months after a summit in New York state last July, Soros pledged $50 million to INET, which promises “to promote changes in economic theory and practice” by … [Read more...]

Costly Shibboleths

Barack Obama set out a few modest goals in his address to both chambers of Congress last night: cure cancer, reform Social Security and Medicare, destroy al-Qaeda, end our dependence on foreign oil, promise education to every American "from the day they are born" to the day they begin work, and "save our planet from the ravages of climate change." The few prescriptions for accomplishing these … [Read more...]

Wag the Dogs

When the House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion stimulus package last Thursday, Radio Free Europe reported the vote fell "straight down party lines." As with everything the mainstream media report, this is false. House Republicans were joined by 11 Democrats, ten of whom belong to the Blue Dog Coalition, the party's self-described fiscal conservatives. The Blue Dogs' stock has soared … [Read more...]