03.10.2021

Democrats sneak in $88 billion multiemployer pension bailout into $1.9 trillion Covid spending bill

By Robert Romano Among the plethora of spending in the $1.9 trillion Covid spending bill  passed by the U.S. House and Senate — which already includes $571 billion of the spending on state government bailouts including schools, Medicaid and transportation funds, $242 billion in expanded unemployment benefits, $415 billion for $1,400 checks […]

03.08.2021

California Doesn’t Need a Federal Covid Bailout, Tax Revenues are Booming

It seems the Covid spending bill may be targeted more at a Democrat vote-getting campaign for the 2024 election, than in actually targeting areas of need. By Catherine Mortensen California’s wealthy elite have been doing very well during the coronavirus pandemic, despite economic shutdowns that have devastated […]

03.08.2021

It will take years to recover the 8 million jobs still lost to Covid and state lockdowns

The latest unemployment figures from states shows that eleven states engaged in the most draconian economic shutdowns all have significantly higher unemployment rates than the national average.  By Rick Manning The last month of President Trump’s economic miracle was February 2020 before Covid struck the U.S. economy.The […]

03.08.2021

The rest of the story – why the economy gained 379,000 jobs in February

By Rick Manning The U. S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reported fantastic job gain numbers across the country of 379,000 jobs created in their February 2021 Establishment Survey. While the economy remains over 9.5 million jobs shy of pre-pandemic levels according to the establishment survey — and 8.5 million shy in the separate household survey — this growth is a positive […]

03.03.2021

A Universal Basic Income for Kids?

“If we’ve learned anything from this pandemic it is this, the federal government has been empowered to just send people checks without any recourse. This is the real danger of the helicopter money mentality that the 2020 Covid-19 crisis has produced.” By Catherine Mortensen During the 2020 […]

03.01.2021

$1.9 trillion Covid spending bill passes House, goes back to Senate—but will it help recover the 8.7 million jobs still lost to pandemic?

Is the stimulus starting to see a cycle of diminishing returns? By Robert Romano The U.S. House of Representatives has completed its work on its version of the $1.9 trillion Covid spending bill, passing on a party line 219 to 212 vote on Feb. 27 , and going back to the Senate for consideration. The legislation would provide $1,400 checks to […]

02.04.2021

Sen. Rand Paul’s three-penny plan would balance budget in five years after debt grew $4.4 trillion in 2020

By Robert Romano Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is offering an alternative budget plan that would cut three cents out of every federal dollar spent every year for five years, bringing the budget into balance by 2026, at a time when the U.S. added more than $4.4 trillion to the national debt in 2020 […]

02.03.2021

Crushing West Virginia jobs is an American tragedy

By Frank McCaffrey Vice President Kamala Harris recently gave an interview to a local West Virginia TV station to discuss the Biden administration’s job-killing energy policies. The WSAZ anchor brought up an important issue for her state when talking to the vice president. “People win […]

02.03.2021

Facebook turns 17 but no one is celebrating

How a cute toddler everyone loved grew into a teen bully with trust issues By Catherine Mortensen Seventeen years ago today a Harvard University sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launched The Facebook, a social media website he built in order to connect Harvard students with one another. By […]

02.03.2021

Sen. Rubio amendment would block schools from stimulus funding if they refuse to reopen by April 30

  By Robert Romano In January, President Joe Biden unveiled his proposed $1.9 trillion Covid relief legislation which would issue yet more checks to American households, this time totaling $1,400 per individual and an additional child tax credit for $3,600 for children under 6 and $3,000 for children over 6. It would also give […]

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