Economy / Politics / Presidency

President’s budget ignores real reforms, shirks responsibility

Yesterday, the President announced his budget for fiscal year 2013, a plan that, if implemented, would raise taxes and burden younger Americans with a legacy of chronic budget deficits. The budget the President is proposing is a house of cards on a foundation of volatile debt that is quite obviously not “built to last.” During … Continue reading

Economy / Politics

Tax and entitlement reform overshadowed by credit-taking, blame games, and job report

Following a jobs report released this morning showing the unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 to 8.3 percent last month, the President emphasized his plan to keep the economy growing at a fire station in Arlington, Virginia. “The economy is growing stronger. The recovery is speeding up. And we’ve got to do everything in our power … Continue reading

Economy / Tax

Americans still lack confidence in economy & government

Gallup reported today that 66 percent of Americans cited some economic issue as the most important problem facing our country today.[1]Only 8 percent said the federal budget deficit or federal debt.  Yet, these two issues are intrinsically linked. Exit polls in New Hampshire’s Republican primary yesterday showed that 6 in 10 voters viewed the economy … Continue reading