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One Of The Best Super Bowl Ads Of All Time Was About A Farmer

RAM Trucks ran an advertisement during Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 commemorating U.S. farmers that includes commentary from deceased conservative radio legend Paul Harvey set against a montage filled with evocative all-American imagery — Harvey begins his story where God apparently left off in the Genesis account of creation. "And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, 'I need a caretaker.' So God made a farmer ... God said, 'I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.' So God ...

Iowa-based CEOs: It’s time for Washington to tackle our national debt

Chief executive officers from three Des Moines, Iowa-based businesses – Fred Buie of Keystone Electrical Manufacturing; Dan Houston of Principal Financial Group; and Robert Ritz of Mercy Medical Center – sounded off this week about the national debt during a pre-caucus roundtable, saying our debt curbs innovation and growth. The Des Moines Register has the details: “I expect to see the next administration … control costs, but we’ve got to figure out a way to grow the economy. It’s been about 2 percent per year for the last three or four years and that’s just not enough,” said Fred Buie, president of Keystone Electrical Manufactur...

Support for tax reform grows as Wall Street CEO says current tax code is ‘legitimate concern’

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon in an exclusive interview with Maria Bartiromo this week says that he, whose company received bailout money, thinks Congress needs to reform tax policy and structure it to “help everyone compete.” FOX Business Network has the exclusive: DIMON: Tax reform, if it's done right, would help business grow faster, and would help all Americans. And, you know, we've had this debate, this corporate tax and individual tax, and we're not going to help the companies, or we don't want to help the individuals. What you want to do is help everyone compete. Remember, when companies do well they also pass better prices onto consumers, ...

Economist: It’s time for a ‘massively simpler’ tax code

John Cochrane, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, is calling on legislators to overhaul the tax code in a way that puts fewer burdens on everyday Americans. Cochrane outlines his plan in a column for The Wall Street Journal: The first goal of taxation is to raise needed government revenue with minimum economic damage. That means lower marginal rates—the additional tax people pay for each extra dollar earned—and a broader base of income subject to tax. It also means a massively simpler tax code. In my view, simplification is more important than rates. A simple code would allow people and businesses to spend more ...

5 Times Obamacare was terrible for America

It’s no surprise that President Obama set a red tape record this week, reaching 545,857 total pages of regulations since his administration began in 2009. What can you expect when a president’s landmark legislation saddled American businesses and families with a costly, complicated healthcare mandate? Whether it’s shutting down schools or closing your favorite local restaurant, Obamacare has been bad for America since it was signed into law more than five years ago. Here are five examples from this year showing how badly we need to repeal Obamacare. The healthcare mandate was too much for a Nashville, Tenn.-based deli that closed its ...

Politicial Correctness Now Trumps National Security (Jenny Beth Martin’s Weekly Column in the Washington Times)

The First Amendment has taken a brutal beating during President Obama’s time in office, despite the fact that the familiar text “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech” is one of our most cherished rights as American citizens. Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/22/jenny-beth-martin-politicial-correctness-now-trump/

Failures of the Obama Doctrine (Jenny Beth Martin’s Weekly Column in the Washington Times)

The signature feature of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been his administration’s dangerous combination of naiveté and bumbling incompetence. From underestimating the threat of ISIS, to miscalculating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to implement an aggressive power-projection agenda in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, to mismanaging the conflict in Syria, to losing our hard-fought victory in Iraq, President Obama’s foreign policy failures are numerous - and Americans are less safe as a result. Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/17/jenny-beth-martin-failures-obama-doctrine/

U.S. budget deficit up 14 percent from this time last year, driven by increases in entitlement spending

The U.S. budget deficit increased by a whopping 14 percent over this time last year because of increases in entitlement spending. The Salt Lake City Tribune has the scoop: The November deficit climbed to $64.6 billion, up 13.6 percent from a year ago, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. For the first two months of the budget year that began on Oct. 1, the deficit totaled $201.1 billion, a 12.6 percent jump from a year ago ... The latest numbers underscore the deepening impact of paying benefits to a growing number of retiring baby boomers. The report said Social Security spending expanded 4 percent, while Medicare spending increased 9 ...

Why IRS commish John Koskinen must be impeached (Jenny Beth Martin’s Weekly Column in the Washington Times)

Failing to comply with a subpoena for evidence in a major investigation; lying under oath in testimony before Congress; providing misleading and inaccurate information to Congress; hampering an ongoing investigation into the targeting of innocent American citizens. These are all serious offenses, violations of the public trust. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/9/jenny-beth-martin-why-irs-commissioner-must-be-imp/

It’s up to Congress to block Syrian refugee funding (Jenny Beth Martin’s Weekly Column in the Washington Times)

Otto von Bismarck once observed: “Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” President Obama’s seeming determination to refuse to learn from the lessons of Europe’s experience with Syrian refugees puts him clearly in the former category, not the latter. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/4/jenny-beth-martin-its-congress-stop-flow-syrian-re/