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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 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. ...

News Briefing for Thursday, April 16

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Marco Rubio and the Three-Strikes Theory of Politics “…In the past year or so, Rubio has been trying to regain the trust of his party’s hard-liners, saying that nobody has an automatic right to immigrate to the United States and stressing that improving border security should be the first priority. He’s had some success in this enterprise. “I think that Sen. Rubio has done something that most politicians don’t do,” Jenny Beth Martin, the president and co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots group, told Politico. “He evaluated what went wrong … [and] is working to make sure he doesn’t make the same mistakes ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, April 15

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Marco Rubio jumps into 2016 presidential race “…Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, hailed Rubio's announcement. "Marco Rubio's candidacy and the 2016 election are about the future, not the past," Martin said. "He knows firsthand that prosperity comes not from a government program but from free markets and the hard work done by millions of individuals and small business that still believe in the promise of the American Dream."…” http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2015/04/13/rubio-tells-donors-he-is-running-for-white-house/25707281/   Rubio vows to lead new 'American ...

News Briefing for Monday, April 13

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Fiorina, Tea Party loyalists have much in common “Carly Fiorina told the Tea Party Patriots Sunday that she too wants smaller, more responsive government, as she spoke and took questions from callers. The grassroots conservative group has been hosting government officials and potential presidential candidates in its teleconferences. Fiorina, a former corporate executive, said she will “probably make a final decision and announcement within a month” on a White House bid. She stands to be the only major Republican woman in the race. Sunday, she stressed her executive skills, criticizing both the George W. Bush and Obama ...