Rabid Leftists Storm Wisconsin Capitol After Vote

    “Within an hour and a half of the vote, the protesters had seized the building’s lower floors, creating an ear-splitting free-for-all of pounding drums, screaming chants, horns and whistles. Police gave up guarding the building entrances and retreated to the third floor.”


  • Posted: 03/10/2011
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Biggest bond fund dumps U.S. government debt

Gov. Scott Walker: Why I’m Fighting in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Senate votes to eliminate collective bargaining for public workers

Senate Rejects GOP House Spending Bill

Mike Pence: ‘It’s time to pick a fight’

    Politico: The efforts to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year represent just one “small battle” in a bigger fight that Republicans need to have, Rep. Mike Pence said Wednesday. “It’s time to pick a fight,” the former House Republican Conference chairman said Wednesday morning on Fox News


  • Posted: 03/09/2011
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  • Source: www.politico.com

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How Do Planned Parenthood & NPR Federal Funding Survive in this Environment?

DeMint: America ‘on its knees’ because of debt, oil dependence

    The Hill: “Today America is literally on its knees to China and other countries for the credit we need to run our economy,” DeMint said in a floor speech Tuesday afternoon. “We are also on our knees to the Middle East, which is very unstable right now, for the oil we need to run our economy, to even take our food to market, the essentials here at home.”


  • Posted: 03/09/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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GOP calls out Obama, preps second stopgap

Hoyer Says Federal Budget May Not Be Balanced for 20 Years

What happens if Congress doesn’t rein in national debt?

Welfare State: Handouts Make Up One-Third of U.S. Wages

    Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance—make up more than a third of total wages and salaries of the U.S. population, a record figure that will only increase if action isn’t taken before the majority of Baby Boomers enter retirement.”


  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Source: www.cnbc.com

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Anger Brews Over Government Workers’ Benefits

Caterpillar’s Problem With Peoria: Why an American icon is looking beyond Illinois for its future

    Wall Street Journal (via Google): “Just over 100 ago, the company we know as Caterpillar began building track-type tractors at a plant on the banks of the Illinois River. From these humble origins in East Peoria—the factory had 12 employees when it started—this icon of the American Midwest has grown into one of the world’s most competitive manufacturers, recently forecasting record profits for 2011. The question is, how come its home state of Illinois has so little to show for it? Part of the answer has to do with the unvirtuous circle created when organized labor—public as well as private—forgets it has an interest in a growth-friendly environment.”


  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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Senate to vote on rival Democratic, GOP budgets

GOP calls hearings on Obama anti-energy policies

Government posts biggest monthly deficit ever

‘Total unemployment’ declines to 16 percent

The $50 billion question: Where will Republicans draw the line?

Pressure from National Liberals Squeezes Wisconsin Dems

Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software

    NY Times: Quantifying the employment impact of these new technologies is difficult. Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy, is convinced that “legal is a sector that will likely employ fewer, not more, people in the U.S. in the future.” He estimated that the shift from manual document discovery to e-discovery would lead to a manpower reduction in which one lawyer would suffice for work that once required 500 and that the newest generation of software, which can detect duplicates and find clusters of important documents on a particular topic, could cut the head count by another 50 percent.


  • Posted: 03/07/2011
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Republicans dismiss White House budget offer

Federal spending expected to increase dramatically from 24.6% of GDP in 2010

    NCPA Policy Digest: “In fiscal year 2010, the federal government spent $3.6 trillion dollars, or 24.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), well above the historical average . . . at its current trajectory, spending will increase to 25.9 percent of GDP in 2020 and to 32.2 percent in 2030. The harsh reality is that if the country does not deviate from its current path, the majority of future federal spending will finance the spending of the past. ”


  • Posted: 03/04/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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NJ: Protesters Suspended for Calling Out Sick

China aims to settle nationwide trade in yuan by 2011

Why the Dollar’s Reign Is Near an End

Nevada family fights for survival in down times

Obama’s Health Waiver Gambit: The White House offers the mirage of state flexibility.

    Wall Street Journal: “Any state that the Administration decided deserved a waiver would still need to cover the same number of uninsured, and its coverage would still need to include the same comprehensive benefits and be as “affordable” as the Administration says it should be. That is, it must be as heavily subsidized. So perhaps states could opt out of some consumer or employer mandates, which is a minor release valve. But they would still need to find other mechanisms to achieve the same liberal priorities . . . ”


  • Posted: 03/03/2011
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Sense of Senate on balanced budget amendment falls 2 votes short

Ohio Senate Panel Passes Bill Limiting Collective Bargaining

Winds of Change in Unionland

    Holman W. Jenkins writes at the Wall Street Journal (full text via Google): Solidarity House is the headquarters of the United Auto Workers in Detroit, whose windows gaze figuratively across the labor hinterland of the upper Midwest. At least it used to be a labor hinterland, though its politicians this week are taking an axe to public-sector unions. In Indiana and Michigan, proposals even target private-sector unions with bills to turn those states into “right to work” states, like Tennessee or South Carolina.


  • Posted: 03/02/2011
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Protests grow in Ohio as vote on union rights nears

Patrick J. Buchanan: Why Gov. Scott Walker Must Win

Walter E. Williams: Public Employee Unions

Top Firms Drawing Fewer Top Law School Grads

In boost for GOP plan, Fed chief says cuts won’t derail recovery

China’s holdings of US debt larger than reported

Charles G. Koch: Why Koch Industries Is Speaking Out

Vitter: One drilling permit is not enough

Corporate Tax Rate Is Major Barrier to Economic Growth

A Union Education: What Wisconsin reveals about public workers and political power

Financial terrorism suspected in 2008 economic crash

    Washington Times: Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations, contributed to the 2008 economic crash by covertly using vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system. The unclassified 2009 report “Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses” by financial analyst Kevin D. Freeman, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times, states that “a three-phased attack was planned and is in the process against the United States economy.”


  • Posted: 03/01/2011
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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Boehner Tells Religious Broadcasters National Debt a Moral Issue

Wisconsin’s Walker to absent Democrats: 24 hours to return

Wisconsin: An Education in Special Interest Power

Obama backtracks on health mandate, allows opt-out from start

Rasmussen: 58% Favor Government Shutdown Until Spending Cuts Are Agreed Upon

RI union tells mayor: Don’t fire all the teachers

Unions vs. the Right to Work

3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    FT.com: Mr Buckley, who has run the diversified manufacturer since 2005, said: “There is a sense among companies that this is a difficult place to do business. It is about regulation, taxation, seemingly anti-business policies in Washington, attitudes towards science.”


  • Posted: 02/28/2011
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  • Source: www.ft.com

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Leader of Teachers’ Union Urges Dismissal

House GOP say shutdown irresponsible

Wis. Assembly passes bill taking away union rights

US Will Be the World’s Third Largest Economy: Citi

The Fed’s Mandate

    NCPA Policy Digest: When the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, Congress did not give it a monetary policy goal as we understand that term today.  The Fed’s monetary policy role evolved gradually, and congressional mandates — such as achieving full employment and price stability — came later, says Robert McTeer, a distinguished fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2011
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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The Public Worker Gravy Train

Rep. Jim Jordan: Saving our nation from debt

    Rep. Jim Jordan writes at The Hill: “Uncle Sam is spending you into the poorhouse. Taxes, inflation, unemployment, interest rates – all could skyrocket if Washington keeps spending trillions of dollars it doesn’t have. Unless we begin to cut spending now (a lot of spending) these four horsemen of debt will ride roughshod over families and businesses already struggling to get by. Fortunately, we still have a chance to kick the spending addiction and keep the American Dream alive.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2011
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Biden defends unions against conservative ‘social agenda’

Leftists to stage Tea Party-like revolts against GOP spending cuts

Wis. Assembly agrees to deal ending debate

Wisconsin Teachers Earned Average $75,587 in Total Compensation in 2010

The Federal Reserve Is Causing Turmoil Abroad – Rising Food Prices

Heritage Foundation: Government Unions vs American Taxpayers

Wis. Democrats filibuster to delay anti-union bill

Census estimates show 1 in 4 US counties are dying

Idaho teachers unions protest against proposed cuts

Political Fight Over Unions Escalates

N.C. protesters want collective bargaining restored

Wisconsin unions vs. Governor Walker is a battle for the soul of America

White House closely aligned and in constant contact with Union bosses

    Washington Examiner: “But even the claim that AFSCME, the AFL-CIO, or even the SEIU, are representative of some kind of grassroots movement denies everything we know about unions. First is their political access: Then-SEIU president Andy Stern not only served on the president’s deficit commission, he was also the top visitor to the White House in 2009, the first year Obama was in office. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO’s head boss, is on tape saying that he talks to someone at the White House every day. There’s a word for this, and it’s not “grassroots.”


  • Posted: 02/22/2011
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  • Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Unions to protest Ohio collective bargaining bill

NPR: Battles May Cripple A Weakened Labor Movement

Indiana Democrats Walk Out to Block Action on Union Bill

Vt. unions rally in support of Wisconsin workers