“Obamanomics has done more than just keep unemployment high during a modest recovery. It may also be keeping high joblessness permanent by raising the costs to businesses of hiring new workers.”
“July’s 9.5% unemployment level was bad enough. But the real problem is that the private-sector jobs machine, which is usually going full tilt at this point in a recovery, now seems to be broken.”
“To many, it’s becoming clear that if President Obama’s radical job-killing agenda stays in place, job growth will be nonexistent.”
“One of America’s great advantages has always been its flexible, private-sector labor markets. From 1985 to 2008, U.S. unemployment averaged 5.6%. For the six largest economies in the European Union, the average rate was 34% higher, at about 7.5%.”
“Yet many of those countries now have jobless rates lower than ours. Why? They’ve been dropping Keynesian stimulus as a strategy and moving more toward cutting spending and, in some cases, cutting taxes.”
Makes me long for those “failed Bush policies” when we all enjoyed better living standards.
“Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama.”
“The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.”
Read the rest at the Hill
The poor and downtrodden still continue to tighten their belts more and more, but at least Michelle Obama enjoyed a luxurious vacation in Spain.
Maybe Obama should have listened to this woman before speaking his blessing on the project.
Obama on ground zero mosque uses straw man to argue in favor of the mosque after he said he’d stay out of the fight. I was hoping he’d get into the issue but I thought he might have decided to be on the US side. I was wrong.
Recently, attention has been focused on the construction of mosques in certain communities -– particularly New York. Now, we must all recognize and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of Lower Manhattan. The 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for our country. And the pain and the experience of suffering by those who lost loved ones is just unimaginable. So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. And Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground.But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. (Applause.) And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure.
Oh, yes, we’re emotional, but the issue isn’t about a visceral, emotional response. It’s a response by clear eyed pragmatists who know exactly what Imam Faud is up to. Nobody is saying muslims can’t practice their religion. No one has ever said this. No one means it. However we know what the point of this mosque is: it’s a flag of victory over an area vanquished by islamists. Everyone with a brain knows this.