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Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity

Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity With minimum use of jargon, the authors aim to provide concise and organized insight into economics. Targeting both beginners and experienced executives, they teach basic principles and also provide perspective on the influence of political rules and policies on people and nations. Employing the popular convention of “lists,” the authors offer “Ten Key Elements of Economic Theory” (including there is no such thing as a free lunch; hence, we must choose among alternatives since productive resources are limited while human desire for goods and services is virtually ...

The Red Herring of Health Care Freeloaders

In 1986, a law was passed that mandated Medicare-accepting hospitals treat all patients who arrive on their doorsteps, regardless of the ability to pay. Since then, the so-called “freeloader” problem has plagued the American health system. The individual mandate then gained traction as a way to encourage personal responsibility – forcing so-called freeloaders to pay into the health care system they utilize, especially emergency room care. First popularized by the GOP and The Heritage Foundation two decades ago, the individual mandate became a major part of Obamacare. It is critical to Obamacare remaining intact. But how much do “free-load...

Crony capitalism and your tax dollars: The Export-Import Bank

In March, President Obama re-nominated Fred Hochberg as President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. From Reuters: Hochberg, who has led the export credit agency since May 2009, would have had to step down in July without Obama's fresh endorsement. The Ex-Im Bank provides direct loans, loan guarantees and other types of financing to support U.S. exports. The bank's biggest client is Boeing, the leading U.S. exporter. As part of Obama's economics and trade team, Hochberg has been an advocate for increasing U.S. trade opportunities abroad. According to The Washington Examiner’s Timothy Carney, this is not a cause for celebration: In 2008, candidate ...

Senator Reid Attacks Tea Party

On January 15, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again attacked the Tea Party, and urged Congressional Republicans to leave Tea Party “extremism” behind and “learn what legislation is all about.”  What is so “extreme” about the Tea Party’s support of the core principles of: fiscal responsibility, constitutional limited government, and free market economics? After all, those are the basic core principles that made America great. There is something very ugly and unprincipled about Harry Reid’s attack on the tea party movement – on the American citizens that call themselves tea partiers. And while he attacks innocent Americans who ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 1

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Has the GOP Lost Its Budget Soul? (Interview with Jenny Beth Martin) http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4205023771001/neils-spiel-republicans-losing-their-budget-soul/#sp=show-clips   The Conservative Populist Breakout “…Grassroots activists: the unsung heroes of the populist right: An absolutely crucial (in some ways, the most important) part of the emerging conservative populist coalition is the committed citizens who spend hours directly contacting their elected representatives. A large number of Republicans in Congress are on the fence on immigration and will listen carefully to their most determined ...

News Briefing for Thursday, April 30

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: IRS watchdog finds 6,400 Lois Lerner emails “…However, one staffer familiar with the investigation, said the emails were from 2004 through 2013, with the bulk coming from 2012. About 650 are from 2010 and 2011, when the alleged IRS targeting began. Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said the news was another development in a "long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable." "It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as (the inspector general) continues the investigation," she said in a statement…...

News Briefing for Wednesday, April 29

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: IRS watchdog finds 6,400 missing Lois Lerner emails “…Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said the news was another development in a "long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable." "It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as (the inspector general) continues the investigation," she said in a statement…” http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/politics/irs-watchdog-finds-6400-missing-lois-lerner-emails/index.html     HEALTHCARE: Two in three Obamacare beneficiaries had to repay ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, April 28

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Opinion Journal: The Tea Party Agenda for 2016 “Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin on her organization’s policy priorities.” http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-the-tea-party-agenda-for-2016/E59A1D0A-F0A5-4790-B841-689DD78DACB5.html   Tea party lawmakers: Republican leaders are punishing us for defying them (Photo and caption) “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets attendees as he arrives to speak at the Tea Party Patriots 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 10, 2013.” http://www.businessinsider.co...

News Briefing for Monday, April 27

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare Leaves Behind Millions Of Lower Income Workers “Despite being designed to help the poor, certain aspects of Obamacare are holding millions of individuals back who fall into what is being called the “coverage gap.” Reverend Vann R. Ellison, the president of the Florida based St. Matthew’s House, is trying to bring attention to the issue which he says affects people that fall between the $10,000 and $12,000 a year income range. St. Matthew’s House, which takes care of roughly 1,500 people, provides food and shelter to those individuals trying to work their way out of poverty. “We generally deal with lower income ...

News Briefing for Thursday, April 23, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Another Side Effect of Obamacare: Increased Food Stamp Enrollment? “Expanded Medicaid under Obamacare could be responsible for more people signing up for food stamps, the Associated Press reported. That’s because so many state agencies are making it simpler to enroll in multiple government assistance programs at once if they are eligible for Medicaid. In New Mexico, enrollment for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, grew by 5 percent in 14 months. “We attribute the increase in SNAP to Medicaid expansion,” New Mexico Human Services Department Deputy Secretary Sean Pearson told the AP. ...