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President Rerun schedules another Rose Garden finger-wagging session

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 12, 2011 04:55 AM

Time for President Obama to wake up and look like he’s doing something about jobs again! Today, he’ll take to the Rose Garden with “teachers, police officers, firefighters, construction workers, small business owners and veterans” — read Big Labor supporters with a few non-union tokens tossed in — as he wags his finger again at […]

Jay Carney Gives President Obama a History Lesson

By Doug Powers  •  September 10, 2011 11:57 AM

**Written by Doug Powers From the “Imagine the media reaction if Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann had said this” file we find the transcript from President Obama’s “jobs speech” Thursday evening in which he briefly strayed from his teleprompter to add five words: We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. […]

What Was Missing from Last Night’s Speech?

By Doug Powers  •  September 9, 2011 02:03 PM

Back burner

Obama Will Announce He’s Sending ‘Jobs’ Legislation to Congress

By Doug Powers  •  September 8, 2011 11:41 AM

Change Change!

Great idea: Take an Entrepreneur to Capitol Hill Day; Updated: Boehner bringing a dozen job creators tonight incl. Gibson Guitars, White Castle CEOs

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 7, 2011 03:14 PM

There’s “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.” Now, here’s a clever twist that all GOP politicians who are attending President Obama’s Redundant Festival of Failed Spending Orgies should join: “Take an Entrepreneur to Capitol Hill Day.” GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is taking Nashville-based Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, via the Memphis Daily News: […]

Republicans Won’t Offer Rebuttal to Obama Speech Tomorrow Night; Pelosi Peeved

By Doug Powers  •  September 7, 2011 12:00 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Tomorrow night, President Obama is expected to announce a $300 billion “jobs plan” (the “stimulus” that dare not speak its name). After the speech, Republicans will either be busy tailgating before the game or would rather let Obama’s “let’s try the same stuff and hope for a different result” approach serve […]

Pelosi, Dems Drop ‘Stimulus’ from Vocabulary for Next Spending Plan

By Doug Powers  •  September 6, 2011 02:51 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Does this mean goodbye “stimulus,” hello “kinetic wealth redistribution action”? Well, the image makeover probably won’t be that honest. In the used car lot of failed government programs, this sales technique is known as “same lemon, different paint job: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats have dropped the word “stimulus” […]

Robert Reich: Government Must Spend More to Get Out of Debt

By Doug Powers  •  September 1, 2011 04:39 PM

“Definition of insanity” – Example #3,648

Solar Company That Received $535 Million Stimulus Loan Guarantee Files Chapter 11

By Doug Powers  •  August 31, 2011 01:58 PM

**Written by Doug Powers During President Obama’s upcoming job speech, if you do a shot whenever you hear the words “invest in clean energy” you’ll be asleep before the teleprompter’s internal cooling fan kicks into action. Not that it was necessary, but here’s yet another reason to be extremely wary of that repeated green clarion […]

Obama to Nominate Replacement for Outgoing Chief Economic Advisor

By Doug Powers  •  August 29, 2011 11:57 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Would it surprise you to learn that, as a replacement for outgoing economic jokester (and he also dabbles in stand-up comedy) Austan Goolsbee, President Obama plans to nominate a more conservative supply-side economist? Of course it would surprise you… but that’s not what’s going to happen. Instead, the “clunkers for clunkers” […]

Joe Biden Puts in a Plug for More Stimulus

By Doug Powers  •  August 26, 2011 03:03 PM

**Written by Doug Powers “Plug” is the word Reuters used, so it’s possible they have a better sense of humor than I originally thought, but in any case, here’s a good head-shaker to kick off your weekend: Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. economy needed more stimulus […]

MSNBC Host to NC Governor: Will Hurricane Irene Create Jobs?

By Doug Powers  •  August 26, 2011 10:01 AM

Natural disaster stimulus?

David Axelrod: To Create Jobs We Need to Do More of What Didn’t Work the First Time

By Doug Powers  •  August 21, 2011 12:40 PM

Definition of insanity

Obama: We Need to Get a Handle on Long Term Debt So We Can Pay for Jobs Programs Now

By Doug Powers  •  August 17, 2011 02:02 PM

Same old sales pitch

Ag Secretary: Food Stamps are ‘Stimulus’

By Doug Powers  •  August 16, 2011 04:34 PM

Job creation is a SNAP!

Paul Krugman’s Suggestion to End the Economic Slump: Mobilize for a Space Alien Attack

By Doug Powers  •  August 15, 2011 11:25 AM

It’s a Keynesian cookbook!

Obama Plans Midwest Bus Tour

By Doug Powers  •  August 3, 2011 12:57 PM

Road trip!

Gird Your Coins: Fed May Consider More QE Stimulus

By Doug Powers  •  August 2, 2011 08:16 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Confident? Me neither. Bloomberg: Federal Reserve policy makers may start weighing additional steps to prop up the recovery after growth fell below 1 percent in the first half of this year and economists began cutting second-half growth forecasts. “At a minimum, the FOMC will have a serious debate about the policy […]

6 Months Left, Mr. President

By Doug Powers  •  July 9, 2011 12:38 PM

**Written by Doug Powers It was just under two and a half years ago that President Obama said that if the economy hasn’t turned around within three years, he’d be a one-termer. White House Dossier reminds us that there are now just over six months to go until the clock runs out by Obama’s estimate. […]

June Jobs Report Released, and There’s That Word Again

By Doug Powers  •  July 8, 2011 09:28 AM

**Written by Doug Powers This morning the Department of Labor released a dismal June jobs report, and guess what word the story contains: U.S. employers added 18,000 workers in June, less than forecast and the fewest in nine months, while the unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed, indicating a struggling labor market. The increase in payrolls followed […]

How Much is that Broadband Stimulus Per Unserved Household?

By Doug Powers  •  July 6, 2011 09:42 PM

The cost of getting wired

Obama’s Economists: Each Job ‘Saved or Created’ by the Stimulus Cost $278,000 (So Far)

By Doug Powers  •  July 3, 2011 02:02 PM

**Written by Doug Powers As Jeffrey Anderson at the Weekly Standard pointed out, the White House releasing a fiscal report on the Friday before a long holiday weekend can only mean one thing: There’s not much good news in it for the White House, and, ergo, taxpayers. Such is the case with the White House […]

Did Obama Forget Those Private Jet Tax Breaks He Just Denounced Were Created By His Own Stimulus Plan?

By Doug Powers  •  June 29, 2011 04:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Before signing the stimulus bill (aka “Porkulus”) in February of 2009, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said that, even though the president probably hadn’t read the entire 1,079 bill cover-to-cover, he knew it was okay to sign because he had “a team of the best legislative and economic experts […]

Definition of Insanity: Senate Dems Want New Stimulus Spending in Deficit Reduction Plan

By Doug Powers  •  June 22, 2011 03:10 PM

Stoogian incompetence

White House Chief of Staff on Obama Economic Policy: ‘Sometimes You Can’t Defend the Indefensible’

By Doug Powers  •  June 17, 2011 02:48 PM

Daley Affirmations

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