Hurricanes as Stimulus

We pray for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy that God will protect lives and property. It is somewhat heartwarming that people will try to look on the bright side of even tragedies like this, but in that process we should not fall victim to faulty reasoning. Photo by The Birkes Without fail, in the buildup or wake of storms, disasters, or other destructive events a journalist or analyst will o... More

Jobs, Food Stamp, and Disability Numbers Don’t Lie.

Obama isn’t working. And neither are 36.5 percent of able-bodied workers in this country. Today comes news that more people were added to the food stamp roles AND more people were added to disability roles than found jobs earlier this year. This chart is from the Senate Budget Committee: This is not how it was supposed to be. Some can (and will) bleat about “obstructionist republicans... More

Stimulate the economy: buy another yacht!

Spotted on teh Twitters yesterday: Obama in Columbus: “You give a tax break to millionaires, what’s he going to do with it? You can only buy so many yachts.” — Alan Johnson (@ohioaj) September 17, 2012 It was supposed to be a laugh line, I assume. A real gotcha. Because Mitt Romney is rich and another tax break would mean he would have more disposable income, with which he wou... More

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