"economic recovery"

Debt-Flicks: Spoiler Alert

July 22, 2013

As President Obama prepares to deliver another major speech on the struggling economy this Wednesday at Knox College in rural Illinois, the White House is warning Americans not to get their hopes up for any new ideas. The New York Times notes that administration officials say that this will be very similar to his 2011 speech in Osawatomie, Kan., and his 2009 speech at Georgetown University “when he talked about how the American economy would recover from the Great Recession.” So, if you haven’t seen how this story plays out, DO NOT READ BELOW. Major spoilers ahead.

Four Years Later, Still Stuck In Neutral

June 7, 2013

The U.S. added 175,000 jobs in May, according to the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, up from 149,000 added in April, but still not nearly enough to jumpstart the economy and return to normal levels of growth.

Regulation Watch

September 28, 2012

Regulations have costs, often times they are hidden, which is why some people refer to regulations as taxes by another name. Here are the most interesting stories on federal regulation policy from the last week.

Public Pulse: Wasteful Spending and the Debt

Public Pulse | May 1, 2012

According to the Economist, when asked how much excessive spending on things like the GSA Las Vegas conference contributed to the debt, 12% of adults said “not much at all”; 31% said “not very much”; 38% said “quite a bit”; and 20% said “a lot.”