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President Obama must take some comfort that the latest economic forecasts are becoming more optimistic about 2011 and beyond. The more upbeat of these have the economy’s growth accelerating next year to about 4% from less than 3% and the unemployment rate dropping from the present 9.8% to 8.6% by year-end. That is still depressingly high, but it would begin to dispel the gloomy notion the economy is permanently stuck with high joblessness and give
More here: Obama Agenda Threw A Gear Into Recovery
Strategy: The heirs of Ronald Reagan abandon his legacy and dream of defending America from nuclear attack. Our security will rest on ambiguous language and vague assurances, not on the genius of U.S. technology. Peace in our time, or should we say appeasement in our time, as a sufficient number of GOP senators signed on the New START treaty to give the Democrats and President Obama the 67 votes needed for ratification. The Hill reported that Sen.
Read more: Some In GOP Cave On New START
Regulatory State: Two days after the FCC voted to take over the Internet, it stands in the way of an agreement between private companies. This is an agency that should be targeted for elimination. On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved net neutrality, a regulatory framework that has been sold as a means of keeping the Web fair and open. In truth, the rules give government the authority to tell Internet service providers how to
See the original post here: Kill Off The FCC
Prepping the battlefield.
This is not the post you probably were expecting from me given my harsh — and as always prescient — criticism of Republicans in the lame duck session. I was screaming “capitulation!” before screaming “capitulation!” was fashionable. Notwithstanding the lame duck session, give Mitch McConnell some credit for the war which has been fought the past [...]