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...]

Obama’s DOMA Betrayal is not a “Distraction”

One of the sad ironies of American politics is that Republicans occasionally prove that Democrats are not the only party that can be rigidly disciplined in spreading a mind-bendingly stupid message. It seems that after Barack Obama announced his administration will simply ignore its constitutional duty to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the talking points went out. Suddenly, a host of … [Read more...]

Obama Considering Rule by Executive Order in 2011

This morning, political commentators are paying a great deal of attention to one of the Los Angeles Times’ stories about Barack Obama’s plans for a Republican takeover of Congress. Unfortunately, they are focusing on the wrong one. Most commentators spent the morning quoting the president’s remarks on a black radio program that a GOP-dominated Congress will result in “hand-to-hand combat.” The … [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...]