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Economics

Generational Theft and Unlimited Government – We’re Doing it For the Children

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2013 will be remembered as a time of rapid political transformation in the United States as a second term administration implements their progressive wish list.   Americans are trying to comprehend a government that has replaced free enterprise and individual sovereignty with European-style socialism/progressivism and all its glorious attributes – income redistribution, massive federal debt … Continue reading »

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Categories: American Culture, Civil liberties, Common Core, Constitutionally Limited Government, Economics, education, federal spending, Fiscal Responsibility, immigration, Obamacare, President Obama, Taxation, The Left, U.S. Constitution, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cincinnati City Council Elections Will Impact Every American

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The headline makes a bold claim, but Cincinnati casts a footprint far beyond its boundaries.  Cincinnati’s nine city council members are collectively one of the more progressive legislative bodies in the U.S., yet seated in the conservative heart of Ohio.  In spite of Detroit’s bad example – unfunded pensions, excessive employees per capita and allegiance … Continue reading »

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The Death of Coal and Prosperity

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Prosperity that springs from freedom is being aggressively suppressed by an administration Hell bent on crushing our great economic engine with expensive, undependable energy.  In what can only be considered the final assault on America’s economy, Recent Executive and regulatory actions herald the demise of coal-fired electricity production.  The EPA had recently listed 280 coal … Continue reading »

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Impact of Marketplace Fairness

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Taxation is often A if not THE focus for fiscal conservatives.  Taxation occurs at every political level: Local, State, and Federal.  Another equally important focus is a constitutionally limited government.  As such, we would expect to drive taxing decisions closer to the people when possible.Our existing Ohio State tax code declares Sales & Use tax must be … Continue reading »

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The Truth About What Crashed Our Economy

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Okay, so if a free market economy is so great, what caused everything to crash in late 2007? Liberals love to blame it all on Bush (43), but in reality everything was put in place for it to happen way before Bush ever came on the scene. In 1977 President Carter had a noble, albeit … Continue reading »

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The Coming Sequestration is a Profile in Cowardice

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In August of 2011, Congress fought a very public battle, engineered by the White House, leading to a budget deal that raised the debt ceiling while creating a bi-partisan Congressional debt reduction Supercommittee charged with finding 1.2 trillion in spending cuts by Thanksgiving 2011. The “Not-so-Supercommittee” failed to agree on any cuts, even though the … Continue reading »

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Will Fracking Taxes End Ohio’s Budget Woes

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Most Ohioans are now aware the Buckeye State may be the Saudi Arabia of natural gas due to advancements in horizontal drilling and shale fracking.  We are blessed to have massive deposits of shale in Eastern Ohio and twice-blessed that energy producers are eagerly leasing property and exploring with gusto.  At the same time, the … Continue reading »

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If Numbers Matter, Americans Are Ready for a Change

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I just figured out why George W. Bush was at the White House the other day.  It had nothing to do with him being honored with a new presidential portrait.  It was so that Obama could blame him for the latest employment numbers.  Those numbers came out today and they are even more horrific than … Continue reading »

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The Facebook IPO

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you already know by now that Facebook had its IPO yesterday.  Its coming-out-party finished up pretty much as expected when it closed at slightly over the estimated price point of $38 a share thus generating $104 Billion in new capital.  There are officially 191 sovereign economies in … Continue reading »

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Macro Economics 101

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There is a simple equation that can be used to comprehend macro economics.  Understanding this equation explains a great deal about how many of the economic issues we face today, including Greece’s, China’s, the EU’s, and even our own US economy have occurred.  That equation is (GDP – Debt / currency).  In a successful economy … Continue reading »

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