Tag: Nancy Pelosi
Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009

Syndicated columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry’s provides an incisive and hilarious, month-by-month review of the year 2009, “Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009.” As he begins: It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!” It...
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In Praise of Virginia Foxx: “Health Care Bill A Greater Threat Than Any Terrorist in the World”

Yes, that’s right. Our own government, by expanding its power to unprecedented heights, presents a greater threat to our liberty than some guy hiding in a cave in Waziristan. Why is that controversial? The irony, of course, is that this common-sense statement comes from a member of the same party that has worked overtime...
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Robert Higgs on Fox News: The Folly of Obama’s Spending Spree

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News’ program, “Freedom Watch,” regarding the utter folly of the gigantic federal spending programs first started under George W. Bush and now enormously expanded by Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress. Prolonging the recovery amidst enormous economic confusion and...
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Nancy Pelosi Lies Again: This Time About Knowing of Torture

Could House Speaker Nancy Pelosi be lying once again? The Washington Post has now reported that directly contrary to her repeated claims, a newly released intelligence memo indicates that less than a year after 9/11, Pelosi was fully briefed in 2002 about CIA torture techniques being used. In a 10-page memo outlining an almost...
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Are Obama’s Poll Numbers Plummeting?

According to Gallup Poll Daily, after the presidential election from November 4-6, “only 27% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing as president. This contrasts with the 70% of Americans holding a favorable view of Obama.” Now in the March 13th Wall Street Journal article, “Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth,”...
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Nancy Pelosi: “Every month 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”

House Majority Leader, Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, demagogued in a press conference today what she believes will happen without President Obama’s “stimulus package” being passed before Presidents Day, February 16th: I really think that if we do not have an economic recovery package, every month 500 million Americans lose their jobs. I don’t think...
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Big “Duh,” No. 1

Here’s a headline no one should be surprised to see: “Political Interference Seen in Bank Bailout Decisions” (Nor surprised to see Barney Frank the poster boy for such: see also “‘Saturday Night Live’ Lampoons the Bailout“)

“Saturday Night Live” Lampoons the Bailout

In a recent sketch, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) superbly and hilariously lampoons the $700 billion bailout and the foolishness, deception, and hypocrisy of many of those who support it. However, according to the Los Angeles Times, NBC has since pulled the original version of the segment from the SNL website apparently as a...
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Metaphors Reveal the Economic Ignorance of Politicians and Journalists

The past few weeks have been a difficult time for economic educators. Never has it been more obvious that all their efforts have been in vain. Neither the politicians nor the journalists, who have been spewing out words at a rapid rate with regard to the so-called financial crisis and the proposed financial bailout, have a...
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Bailout Will Only Worsen Federally Caused Crisis

On the second try in a week, the $700 billion bailout (“rescue”) bill (“The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008”) was easily stampeded through the House with a vote of 263 to 171, despite public opposition. The measure strongly and eerily resembles the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), which as Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert...
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