In the first installment of a series grading President Barack Obama’s time in office Adam Graham looks at Obama’s economic and social agendas.
(Watchdog.org) Volga City, IA – In September 2009, Volga City was awarded a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a public services and emergency shelter facility. More than four years later the grant, part of the federal government’s stimulus program, remains in a USDA bank account. This northeast Iowa community of 208 has yet to break ground on […]
For the first time since 1972 The Des Moines Register endorses a Republican. They chose Mitt Romney for his economic plan and bipartisan experience.
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan visited Des Moines, IA today and said that jobs are created by growing the economy, not government.
The Des Moines Register in Sunday’s editorial claimed that the stimulus worked. If so it did only for public employee unions, not the American taxpayer.
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC. Video & transcript of speech included.
Regardless of how Congressman Leonard Boswell votes on the “No More Solyndras Act” he can’t run from his record of voting for reckless spending.
President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was pretty much what you’d expect to hear – hope and change along with failed ideas. He framed the election in a way I can agree with however. He warned those gathered that “ on every issue, the choice you face won’t just be between […]
Des Moines, IA – Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn railed against Senator Tom Harkin’s plan for a second stimulus following the Senator’s floor speech on Tuesday, June 14 where he stated, “We need more stimulus now." Harkin’s Tuesday speech, which downplayed record debt and deficits and called for a series of tax hikes, comes on […]
This is hardly a surprise, but President Barack Obama is now talking bipartisanship. From The Hill: President Obama, returning to Washington from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, urged House and Senate GOP leaders to put partisan politics aside in the name of working to boost the economy. The president said onboard Air Force One he […]
By Sarah Palin Do insolvent states actually believe other states should bail them out? In June 2009, I was invited to introduce Michael Reagan at an event in Anchorage. In my remarks as Governor of Alaska, I warned against President Obama’s debt-ridden stimulus bill and its effect on all our state budgets. I believed that […]
Furthering the death spiral to America being transformed into a nanny state… Fox News reports that the Obama administration targets Americans who are overweight and demanding obesity ratings for all citizens by 2014. …the Health and Human Services announced this week that under the stimulus law, health care providers must establish "meaningful use" of electronic […]
Today’s perusal of RealClearPolitics brought an interesting juxtaposition of two views that was particularly sharp. Paul Krugman of The New York Times and CNBC’s Lawrence Kudlow both had articles posted dealing with the economy and divergent approaches to taxation and regulation. Krugman has proved himself to be a true believer in what is said to […]
I remember last summer in Minnesota I saw my first ARRA sign. Ah how special. What I thought was a complete waste of money has now been confirmed to be a waste. ABC reports that anywhere from $5-20 million has been spent nation wide for signage. However, there’s another number that caught the eye of […]
Yesterday as I was leaving the hotel I was staying in while training in Boston this week; I picked up a complementary copy of USA Today. An article by Dennis Cauchon on the front page piqued my attention and I had meant to address it yesterday. The headline read, “Federal pay ahead of private industry.” […]
It’s been one year since the Stimulus has been passed. Let’s do a recap of this glorious year of glorious overspending that made President George W. Bush look like a penny pincher. 6.3 million – the job gap the number between how many jobs President Obama promised would be saved (3.3 million) and the number […]