Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In Economic Woes 03-08

Who Inflation Hurts the Most

Obama Misery Index hits a record high

Some Californians Will Have To Decide Between Food Or Gas
Not only are President Obama’s policies harming the middle class they are also hurting the poor. Imagine that you have not lost your job yet. Thankful as you are, the rising cost of gas may soon force even harder decisions on your family. Many people here commute to work. If you have even a modest commute of 20 miles, rising gas prices could add $100-200 a month to your gas bill. This will cause even more families to struggle to feed themselves.

Government Motors’ Folly: By the Numbers

The 2011 oil shock

Caterpillar's Problem With Peoria Why an American icon is looking beyond Illinois for its future.

U.S. Treasury Drew Down Its Cash Balance by $81.6 Billion in Just First 4 Days of March

Gas prices too high? Obama may not think so. He's pumped to use high oil prices. Gasoline prices in the US now average over $3.50 a gallon, and may be heading for $4. Obama is considering a move to lower prices by selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But his actions say otherwise.

Is inflation wolf at the door?

Why We Need to Drill Here and Drill Now. The president's policy won't create more energy — or more jobs.

Should We Spend More on Failed Programs?

WSJ: Obama's Budget Targets 'Dynasty Trusts'

America's 401(k)s Are Disasters, but Are Pensions Any Better?

U.S. sets $223B deficit record

The Siren Song of State Amazon Laws

Prepare for a stock market curveball Expectations for domestic growth could soon get a reality check, so it's time to plan investment moves to dodge a possible correction. Start with emerging markets

Government Motors, Part II: Lobbyists Tops in the Bailout Business

Oil and Gas Prices Surge Higher

To Fix the Corporate Tax, Tax Gross Receipts

Anger Brews Over Government Workers' Benefits

California Offers Mortgage Assistance to Help Families Keep Their Homes

What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Big Government. Behold: the structure of redundancy, stupidity, and unconstitutional power the 100-year fog of leftism has created.

Pensions pushing California to the brink

The "Other" Pension Crisis. Options for Avoiding a Taxpayer Bailout of the PBGC

Are We Broke Yet?: Michael Moore, Rachel Maddow, NYT Say No. Reality Begs to Differ.

Report details HUD failures to protect FHA insurance fund from bad loans

As public-sector benefits draw headlines, private-sector 401(k) plans have tanked in the crash

Where do Democrats Stand on the Budget?

Financial Reality Part IV: Reforming Medicare and Medicaid

It’s time for another repatriation holiday

The State Pension Time Bomb Poor accounting rules and flagrant irresponsibility have sped up the states’ day of reckoning.

Social Security: 5 Enduring Myths that Must Go

Fannie, Freddie, and the Mortgage Market

Federal Deficit: Will Someone Please Stop the Insanity?

Deficit for Fiscal 2007 Slides.

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