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The Real State of the Union: Unsettling

January 25, 2011 politisite 0

The United States continues to live far beyond its means while losing its once uniquely dynamic productive expertise and its financial independence. The standard business news narrative is that the United States is now 18 months into recovering from the worst downturn in 70 years. Private sector jobs grew in each of the past 12 months. Industrial production, real wages, after-tax incomes and personal spending are all rising with monthly […]

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NO KIDDING: Feds Spent $800,000 Stimulus on Genital-Washing

September 13, 2010 politisite 0

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex. The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – […]

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TARP audit claims Obama admin destroyed “tens of thousands” of jobs in dealer closures

July 19, 2010 politisite 0

Last year, while the Obama administration seized two of the nation’s three main domestic auto manufacturers, it also shut down thousands of dealerships across the country, supposedly to stabilize GM and Chrysler. A new report from Neil Barofsky, the Inspector General of the TARP program, calls into question that decision. In a sharp rebuke to the White House, Barofsky says that the action needlessly cost tens of thousands of jobs […]

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The 11 Senate Republicans who voted for the $17 billion No jobs bill

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

The tax breaks and projected jobs in the Senate jobs bill are illusory. The $17 billion package circumvents pay-go rules. But no matter. The Senate passed the Porkulus II today by 68-29 — with support from 11 Republicans. Here’s the roll call vote: The Republicans who sided with the endless spending-spree Democrats: Alexander Bond Scott Brown Burr Cochran Collins Inhofe LeMieux Murkowski Snowe Voinovich *** via Michelle Malkin