Category Archives: Video

What’s the alternative to Keynesian stimulus?

Stimulus spending DOES stimulate the economy (Write this down; Bob’s actually saying this), which is why the Democrats are constantly trumpeting it. Here’s the problem, though; it’s very hard to say that government stimulus actually stimulates the economy MORE than the alternative.

Payroll Tax Holiday and Government Shutdown

The payroll tax holiday extension and a bill to avoid a government shutdown are big news around the country, as partisanship appears to be crippling Washington yet again. But, in what is becoming more and more commonplace, there is breaking news from the Associated Press that the two top leaders in the Senate may be nearing a deal.

2012 Update: A Newt Gingrich Resurgence

Over the last week, Newt Gingrich has made a comeback in the 2012 Republican nomination polling. It was only months ago that he was dismissed as a campaign failure after much of his staff resigned his campaign, and reports were rampant about how it would end his shot at the nomination. Now, he’s even beating Mitt Romney in one poll. Can he win the nomination?

Analyzing Rick Perry’s Flat Tax Plan

One of the consummate arguments in politics is over tax policy, and the 2012 presidential election is no exception. President Obama and the Democrats have decided to run on the “tax the rich” mantra, while the Republicans have focused on what former Reagan economic advisor Larry Kudlow says is more “pro-growth, flat-tax reform.” Herman Cain has his 9-9-9 tax plan, Rick Perry has a flat 20% tax plan, and even Jon Huntsman has come out with a flatter tax proposal, with a top tax rate of 23%.

The American Jobs Act – A Speech by President Barack Obama

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress tonight, giving a speech about creating jobs in the United States, and introducing his “American Jobs Act,” which he asked Congress to pass immediately. To some, it was a speech that could mark a turning point in his flailing presidency. To others, it was a rehashing of failed policies and ideas.

2012 Update: Rick Perry Jumps In

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Today, Texas governor Rick Perry is poised to jump into the race for the 2012 Republican nomination for president. Even before he jumped in the race, he surpassed Mitt Romney as the most likely Republican nominee on Intrade.com (which has proven slightly more reliable in the past than public polls). Why is Rick Perry so popular in the Republican party? Why do liberals think he can’t win?

Unions Fail to Take Back Wisconsin State Senate

There were weeks of build up. People were calling it a referendum on Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. They were calling it a referendum on Republicans. A referendum on the Tea Party. People said that the Republicans in Wisconsin had gone too far in passing collective bargaining legislation. And then, after Tuesday, all was silent.

Book Review: Total Money Meltdown

As many of you know, I’m a fan of Dave Ramsey, and have been following his financial management system for a couple of years, and am living my life without debt. So, when I saw that comedian Thor Ramsey (no relation) had written a book called The Total Money Meltdown, I was intrigued.

The Good and the Bad of “Cut, Cap, and Balance”

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Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2560, the “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011,” by a vote of 239-190. I think there are some good ideas in this legislation, and some bad ideas.

The God Debate II

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I recently watched this video, called “The God Debate II: Is God Good?,” which was sponsored by the Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters in April. The debate is between Sam Harris, whose book “Letter to a Christian Nation” I am currently reading…