Monthly Archives: January 2009

St. Louis Fed: FRED GRAPH

Don’t believe the Fed is simply “printing” money?  Take a look at this chart from the St. Louis Fed:   You will have to click here to get the bigger version in order to see the spike in the last … Continue reading

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Little Economic Progress Predicted Even by Progressives!

An alarming observation:  liberal leaning media and liberal economists agree with the conservatives…. there is little hope for recovery in the short term.  I was watching C-SPAN Monday when they had several economists with credentials that included Brookings, Jimmy Carter’s … Continue reading

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Is President Obama going to lead like Lincoln, FDR or JFK?

Fred Kaplan just wrote on Slate an article that suggests President Obama is most like JFK.  Read for yourself here.  What follows is my take on the question.  There are reasons why we should hope BHO will not follow JFK’s … Continue reading

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President Elect Obama, congratulations on your tax cuts!

Congratulations President Elect Obama!  Your proposed tax cuts, as described on CNN, aimed at social security taxes and small business expenses, are precisely what many fiscal conservatives have been wanting for YEARS.  Congratulations, but don’t be so timid!   1) you … Continue reading

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$1T, dog! $1T!

Our government leaders are planning to “invest” about $1 TRILLION in stimulus this year to get our dog of an economy to sit up and perform tricks.  Let’s hope it doesn’t just roll over and play dead! They think they … Continue reading

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Wonder why GM and Chrysler appeared so “together” in asking for a hand-out from Congress?

  Something smells very bad about this news….  GM has been issued it’s first $4B in government bail-out loans by Treasury, and GMAC has been given another $6B in TARP loans independent of the Big 3 bail-out funding.  More funding … Continue reading

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