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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.

Where’s The Growth?

June 1, 2013

This week news broke that the economic growth figures from the fourth-quarter were revised down to 2.4 percent from 2.5 percent. After trillions of dollars diverted away from taxpayers and the free-market, to be spent on stimulating the economy, the great “recovery” we were promised and hear about so often is no where to be found.

Friday Funnies! Tragic News…

Friday Funnies | May 31, 2013

So, in case you hadn’t heard, it looks like the 2009 stimulus bill — that added nearly a trillion dollars to our national debt — might have failed to deliver the immediate and glorious economic recovery we were promised.

Stimu-Less

May 30, 2013

Today news broke that the fourth quarter growth has been revised down to 2.4%. After trillions spent trying to grow the economy, the results have been miniscule and millions are still out of work. It all begs the question, “Where’s the growth?”

B.A. Spending Daily

News Roundup | May 21, 2013

Reuters says the president wants the Senate to make cuts to its farm bill. The Associated Press and Politico look at the Senate’s overall deliberations on the bill.

B.A. Spending Daily

News Roundup | May 15, 2013

The Wall Street Journal editorial board reports the FAA gave out bonuses at the same time it furloughed air traffic controllers.

The Glass Was Half Full, Now It’s Empty?

May 13, 2013

The rose-colored economic outlook of the stimulus days have rusted over as the sequester went into effect. Now, time and again, we hear from the administration and others in Congress about how much better things could be, if only it weren’t for that darn sequester that they put no effort into avoiding.