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Chart of the Day: The S&P 500 TR Since Obama Took Office

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I know the stock market has little to do with who happens to be the President but it’s still interesting to look at. I’m no fan of Obama but the S&P 500 has performed nicely since he has taken office (yes, it pains me to write that) as illustrated by this chart that I put […]

Money: Disability Claims Skyrocket: Here’s Why

Friday, April 12th, 2013

From Money Magazine: Since 2003, there’s been a 29% jump in Americans with little or no work experience getting disability payments, according to the Social Security Administration. Over the same time, there’s been a 44% increase in disability claims by people formerly in the workplace. Disability claims among veterans are up 28% since 2008, according […]

Chart of the Day: President Obama’s “Savings”

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Let me just say, ALL politicians do this. I’m not just poking fun of President Obama. That said, check out the meaning of President Obama’s proposed savings as laid out in the graphic via the Cato Institute (yes, Cato is a conservative think tank but numbers are numbers): Better than nothing, I suppose.

Quote of the Day – Henry Hazlitt on Marxism

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

“The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to […]

From Money: 7 Spending Cuts You’ll Really Feel

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Ugh! If we need any more proof that we’re too dependent on government, this list of “7 Spending Cuts You’ll Really Feel” should cover it: 1. Shrinking unemployment benefits. Some 3.8 million Americans estimated to collect unemployment checks between March and September will feel the pain the most. That’s because unemployment benefit checks are being […]

Obama’s Circular Reference

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Here’s a little humor for you. Those of you who don’t use Excel probably won’t get this.

Interesting Piece: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

From today’s WSJ is The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class by Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry lays out three reasons why they think the middle class is doing better than we are being told: It is true enough that, when adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, the average hourly wage of nonsupervisory […]

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