Tag: Joe Biden
Ineffective Government, Empty Shelves and Inflation
On January 11, 2022, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg toured the southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. That the transportation secretary would visit these two ports is no surprise. They have special importance because they process 40% of the goods imported by Americans every year.
Why the Casual Attitude Toward Inflation?
The Federal Reserve and the Biden administration seem to have a very casual attitude toward inflation. When inflation started to draw some attention, the Federal Reserve’s official line was that it was transitory. In June, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said it was temporary, and John Williams, President of the New York Federal Reserve...
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From Biden’s $1.9 Trillion “Rescue” Plan to Today’s Inflation
It’s not often you get to see cause and effect in action for government spending. Take the Biden-Harris administration’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue” plan. That’s the one I described as a “failure of fiscal discipline” for which “ordinary Americans will ultimately pay” back in March of this year. That spending bill is back in...
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Komsomol Currency Controller Nominee Pivots from Marx to Maggie
Saule Omarova, Joe Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency in the Treasury Department, went to Moscow State University on a Lenin Scholarship and wrote a thesis on “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in ‘The Capital.’” Omarova has yet to provide the Senate banking committee with readable copies and the...
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Build Back Better Spending Bill Going Bust
What costs $0 according to President Biden, but is so costly it has to be cut? The answer to that question is the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, which is all but dead in the U.S. Congress. President Biden acknowledged the bill is bloated with so much spending that it can’t pass.
$3.5 Trillion Does Not Equal $0
President Joe Biden is a lot like President Donald Trump. He likes to use Twitter to gaslight his critics. How else can you explain President Biden’s September 25, 2021 tweet, in which he claims his Build Back Better Agenda will not cost anything? My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars. Instead of wasting...
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Can an OSHA Vaccine Mandate Survive Judicial Review?
Last week, President Biden announced his plan to require private employers with 100 or more workers to mandate COVID vaccinations or require workers to be tested weekly. The mechanism to do this is the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), which is working on an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”). For OSHA...
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Abortion Extremities
Below you will find the con argument in our debate on Roe v. Wade and Abortion. The pro argument, written by James A. Montanye, can be found here. Are nearly fifty years of precedent enough to insulate the abortion right established in Roe v. Wade from the challenges posed by restrictive new laws in...
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Biden’s Knock-Knock Joke Isn’t Funny
Joe Biden is sending door-knocking squads to “educate” unvaccinated Americans. Under a regime of white coat supremacy, unelected medical bureaucrats override the people’s constitutional rights and freedoms.
Tax Havens, or Intergovernmental Competition
President Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have convinced the other G-7 countries to implement a 15% minimum global corporate tax rate. The argument in favor is that some countries (the linked article names Ireland) are establishing themselves as tax havens–lowering their tax rates to attract businesses from higher-tax countries. Another way to view...
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