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  • Biden to unveil sweeping economic rescue package

    01/14/2021 2:25:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/14/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    President-elect Joe Biden will outline his sweeping economic rescue package in a prime-time speech in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday evening. The package, which will be at the top of Biden’s legislative agenda as he takes office amid an ongoing pandemic, includes a commitment to $1,400 direct stimulus checks and has an estimated price tag in excess of $1.4 trillion, Reuters reported Thursday.
  • Star Trek: Discovery Just Challenged the Federation’s Fiscal Hypocrisy

    01/08/2021 5:50:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Den of Geeks ^ | January 6, 2021 | Ryan Britt
    `Remember that time when Admiral James T. Kirk pretended to be a socialist so he didn’t have to pay the bill on a pizza date? In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Dr. Gillian Taylor (Catherine Hicks) rolls her eyes as Kirk is taken-aback about having to pay for the pizza and one round of Michelob (yes, Michelob) beers. Gillian says, “Don’t tell me that they don’t have money in the 23rd Century.” Kirk replies faux-innocently, “Well, we don’t!” Even by that point, Trekkies knew that Kirk was playing dumb. This is the same Kirk who successfully staged a hostile...
  • Kim Jong Un admits five-year economic plan failed ‘tremendously’

    01/06/2021 6:28:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/06/2021 | Lia Eustachewich
    Kim Jong Un admitted Wednesday that his five-year economic plan failed “tremendously” on nearly every front, state media reported. The North Korean leader made the comments at a rare days-long Workers’ Party gathering, which was last hosted in 2016 when he first set forth the plan. “The strategy was due last year but it tremendously fell short of goals on almost every sector,” Kim said in opening remarks to the congress, according to KCNA.
  • Is the COVID economic collapse orchestrated? Uh … YES! Exclusive: Patrice Lewis on why the financial cost of lockdowns will worsen in January

    12/13/2020 7:22:54 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 12/11/2020 1943 hrs est | Patrice Lewis
    I'm going to be quoting a lot of sources in this column rather than writing much original content. That's because there are so many others saying things better than I can. A few days ago, I read a piece by Daisy Luther (The Organic Prepper) called "How the COVID Response has Destroyed the Personal Finances of Americans." It was so depressing that I could only read it a little at a time. Normally Luther does a superb job of offering hope in seemingly hopeless situations; but boy, this one was a downer from start to finish. Among much else, the...
  • Biden's 7 Economic Deadly Sins

    10/20/2020 8:39:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    townhall ^ | 10/20/2020 | Stephen Moore
    Joe Biden keeps claiming to be a centrist Democrat. Polls show that, while most realize that President Donald Trump would be better for our economy than Biden, many think that old Uncle Joe's economic plan is relatively harmless and won't endanger jobs, paychecks or retirement savings. Think again. Let's look at what's actually in Biden's economic plan so everyone has their eyes wide open when they vote. I've read the whole thing. There is nothing centrist in this economic scheme. In many ways, it is the most radical plan proposed by a major presidential nominee of either party in any...
  • UN Officials Cite Study That Finds Lockdowns, School Closures KILLING More Children Than COVID

    07/30/2020 5:14:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies ^ | 29 July, 2020 | Steve Watson
    There will be “intergenerational consequences for child growth and development.” ... lockdowns and school closures are doing more harm to children than the coronavirus itself, with many more deaths expected to come from the reaction to the outbreak, rather than the pandemic itself. ... UNICEF director Henrietta H Fore said Monday, “The repercussions of the pandemic are causing more harm to children than the disease itself.” UNICEF nutrition program chief Victor Aguayo noted that the most harm is being done “by having schools closed, by having primary health care services disrupted, by having nutritional programs dysfunctional.” The officials pointed to...
  • The WHO's Deceiver-General--A close look at Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    04/21/2020 10:46:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Visit When President Trump announced that his administration would withhold all U.S. funding from the World Health Organization, pending an investigation of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus promptly straightened the halo atop his head and proceeded to address the world in the sober tones of a selfless, afflicted martyr: “For now,” he said, “our focus, my focus, is on stopping this virus and saving lives. WHO is getting on with the job…. When we’re divided, the virus exploits the cracks between us.” But as a close look at Tedros’s handling of the current crisis...
  • Economic Illiterates Are Running Amok

    04/10/2020 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies ^ | April 10, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    One particularly terrifying consequence of the Chinese Bat Soup Virus that is not yet getting the attention it deserves is how this situation is making already stupid liberals even dumber, especially when they sound off about economics. In the wake of this pandemic, we’ve been subjected to a series of mind-numbing insights from the pinko blue check brain trust that reaffirms the clichéd but true observation that our elite is anything but elite. Leave it to our liberal betters to take a bad situation and seek to make it exponentially worse. For example, Sally Kohn – oh, you know where...
  • 'Failure could set the world on fire.' Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 96, warns coronavirus could spell economic doom for generations and tells US to 'safeguard the liberal world order'

    04/04/2020 8:07:14 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of global economic doom He wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, issuing a dire proclamation that 'failure could set the world on fire' The 96-year-old believes the White House has done 'a solid job in avoiding immediate catastrophe' etc etc
  • Dems' New Talking Point on the Trump Economy: Obama Built It

    02/13/2020 6:04:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | February 13, 2020 | Larry Elder
    The "expert" predictions of economic disaster should Donald Trump win the 2016 election did not occur. Under Trump, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq composite have reached historical highs while unemployment for blacks and Hispanics have hit historical lows. In the wake of Trump's undeniable economic success, what is the 2020 Democratic Party argument for why voters should back their candidate over Trump? The morning after Trump's election, Paul Krugman, economics professor and columnist for The New York Times, wrote: "Now comes the mother of all adverse effects -- and what it brings with it is a regime that...
  • Mark Ruffalo Calls for Economic Revolution Because Capitalism Is ‘Killing Us’

    12/02/2019 8:18:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2019 | Ben Kew
    Actor and left-wing activist Mark Ruffalo, reportedly worth around $30 million, has called for an “economic revolution” in the United States, warning that free-market capitalism is “killing us” and robbing the peace and prosperity of future generations. Ruffalo made his revolutionary call via Twitter, sharing a Time magazine article entitled “How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip.”
  • Economic Growth Accelerated to 2.1% Rate in Summer

    11/27/2019 7:05:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2019 | John Carney
    The American economy grew at a faster pace this summer than estimated earlier. Gross domestic product grew at a 2.1 percent annual rate for the third quarter, the Commerce Department said yesterday in its second estimate of economic growth. That is a substantial boost from the 1.9 percent in the earlier estimate. While businesses pulled back on investment in the summer, likely because of fears of sluggish global growth and uncertainty over the direction of trade and monetary policies, consumers remained confident and spending high, thanks to rising wages and extremely low unemployment.
  • Trump slams Federal Reserve during speech before Economic Club of New York

    11/12/2019 3:24:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/19 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Tuesday painted a rosy picture of the booming US economy, but slammed the Federal Reserve in a rousing speech to the Economic Club of New York. “Today, I am proud to stand before you as president of the United States to report that we have delivered on our promises and exceeded our expectations by a very wide margin. We have ended the war on American workers, we have stopped the assault on American industry, and we have launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before,” the president said at a luncheon at...
  • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

    10/16/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 15, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked the table through something called Seated, a restaurant app that pays users who make reservations on the platform. We ordered two cocktails each, along with some food. And in exchange for the hard labor of drinking whiskey, the app awarded us $30 in credits redeemable at a variety of retailers.
  • How Democrats threaten economic security

    08/12/2019 12:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 08/11/2019 | ANALYSIS/OPINION:
    The late Saul Alinsky, the legendary left-wing community organizer, must be looking up from wherever he is and smiling. The direction lately taken by the Democratic Party shows they’ve bought into his tactics, hook, line and sinker. In his most famous book, “Rules for Radicals,” he opens with the following observation: “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. ‘The Prince’ was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. ‘Rules for Radicals’ is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it...
  • Warren Predicts An Economic Crash: Her Policies Will Guarantee It

    07/26/2019 7:32:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    issueinsights ^ | 07/25/2019 | I & I Editorial Board
    Earlier this week Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that an economic crash is right around the corner. She’s right. But it’s her own plan that would bring about the collapse she’s predicting. Warren says that she sees all the signs of a “coming economic crash” that she — and she alone, apparently — saw before the 2008 financial crisis. Let’s leave aside the dubiousness of Warren’s self-proclaimed economic forecasting abilities, and the fact that Democrats have been predicting an economic calamity since November 2016. Here’s her central point: “The country’s economic foundation is fragile. A single shock could bring it all...
  • Just learned about, a fascinating new data source for evaluating national policy

    04/30/2019 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 1 replies
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  • The 'Green New Deal': A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society

    01/03/2019 11:54:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | Jan 2, 2019 9:12 PM | By Tom Elliott
    ncoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a “Green New Deal.” “The Green New Deal” is something Ocasio-Cortez invokes frequently in media appearances and rallies. So what’s actually in it? Her office recently released the text of a proposed House rules change outlining the plan. The proposed rule change for the upcoming 116th Congress would require the creation of a “Select Committee for a Green Deal” that would be responsible for creating the plan by January 1,...
  • Executive Order on Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

    12/12/2018 4:32:19 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies ^ | 12/12/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Executive Order on Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council ECONOMY & JOBS Issued on: December 12, 2018 menuALL NEWS ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities. Despite the growing national economy, these communities are plagued by high poverty levels, failing schools, and a scarcity of jobs. In December 2017, I signed into law a bill originally introduced as the Tax...
  • 'It is indeed a big one': Trump hails new report as U.S. economy surges to 4.1 percent growth

    07/27/2018 7:57:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 July 2018
    President Donald Trump hailed a new economic report showing the U.S. economy grew at a clip of 4.1 per cent in the second quarter, hitting a high pace not reached since 2014. 'It is indeed a big one,' Trump said. Trump said he was 'honored' by the growth figure and called it a 'great day.' The president made an unscheduled appearance on the South Lawn of the White House, flanked by his economic advisors, to tout the news. He promised the high growth rate was not a 'one-time' thing. 'As the trade deals come in one by one we're going...