Thomas R. Eddlem
House Liberty Caucus Chairman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) aptly summed up the bipartisan budget deal being pushed by House Speaker John Boehner in this quip on his Facebook page: “Republicans will agree to more spending, and in exchange, Republicans will get higher taxes.”
American high-school students scored "average" in a standardized test created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, when compared with the rest of the developed world. American students scored below average in math (26th among 34 OECD countries), and average in reading (17th) and science (21st).
Pope Francis issued an apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) November 24 that explicitly condemned free market economics with an epithet against "trickle-down" economics, causing great gloating among establishment socialists.
High-quality science fiction/action film Catching Fire burned up the box office in its opening weekend, and — unusually for a sci-fi film — drew a majority female audience. The movie grossed an estimated $161.1 million in North America and $307.7 million globally in its first weekend.
The House-passed “Keep Your Health Plan Act” would allow millions of Americans whose healthcare plans were cancelled under ObamaCare to renew their plans for one year. But the Republican-backed bill is actually to the left of the position held by former President Bill Clinton, who has called for a permanent repeal of this part of ObamaCare.
Sen. Rand Paul has had a rough few weeks with a burgeoning “plagiarism” scandal for borrowing multiple ideas from a variety of sources without attribution.
The partial government shutdown in October will cost taxpayers more than $2 billion and a quarter percent or more in GDP growth for the U.S. economy this year, claimed a report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released by the Obama White House November 7.
Only in America are the ones who want to balance the budget and make raising the national debt limit unnecessary labeled “terrorists,” while those who want to raise the national credit card limit to infinity deemed reasonable.
In an October 30 press release, the Federal Reserve Bank's Open Market Committee blamed the soft economy on a lack of government spending and announced it would continue the purchase of long-term federal debt and mortgage-backed securities indefinitely.
The left-leaning Brookings Institution admitted in an October 31 report that the Obama administration's “Cash for Clunkers” program was an almost complete waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. The report concluded that the 2009 subsidy for new car buyers had no measurable long-term impact on economic growth and cost $1.4 million for every “job-year” that was created under the program.