Sep 032012

US Debt Clock 2000

On the eve of our federal government running up a debt of $16 trillion, or just over $50,000 per American ($140,000 per actual taxpayer), let’s take a look at the U.S. national debt over time, starting in 2000.  Pay close attention to which party was in power in the Senate and House and the debt increases under that party’s leadership in Congress.

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Aug 262012

obama unemployment graph aug 2012

Heard the latest claim that The One has created more jobs than Reagan? (from the mouth of Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter)

Well, I think that worker probably has a good understanding of what’s happened over the past four years in terms of the president coming in and seeing 800,000 jobs lost on the day that the president was being sworn in, and seeing the president moving pretty quickly to stem the losses, to turn the economy around, and over the past, you know, 27 months we’ve created 4.5 million private sector jobs. That’s more jobs than in the Bush recovery, in the Reagan recovery, there’s obviously more we need to do, and as I said to Mika at the at beginning of the program, I think that unemployed worker probably sees one person in this race trying to move the country forward and that’s the president.

Just got one question with this claim.  If there were 4.5 million jobs created because of the Obama stimulus, then why do the unemployment numbers look like this?

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Aug 122012

Ya know what’s great about a presidential election that includes an incumbent?  We all get to take a stroll down memory lane and see if the incumbent’s big campaign promises from four years ago were upheld or of if they ended up being nothing but a bunch of crap.

With that said, let take a look at five big promises made by The One in 2008 (via Fox News).

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Aug 072012

If you haven’t been following the story of the feds going after Gibson Guitars because of the rosewood it was importing for making fret boards, think of this paragraph as the Cliff’s Notes version of what went down (from Gibson’s website via Mary Katherine Ham over at Hot Air) (bold emphasis by me).

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Jun 212012

You can tell it’s a presidential election year by how much attention MSNBC gets. Not that the added attention is a good thing for the network. Actually, it usually ends up being a bad thing for the network, seeing how their hosts have a tendency to make total fools of themselves on a regular basis and this usually goes unnoticed during the non-election years.

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