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Image of the Day: Americans' Shrinking Earnings Under Joe Biden

Joe Biden tells Americans that he's helping them by building "from the bottom up and the middle out."  But the numbers don't lie, and the ugly reality is that he's only dragging us all toward the bottom.  Throughout his presidency, wage gains (green) have been consistently exceeded by inflation (blue), meaning loss in real earnings (red):

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="455"] Bidenomics Means Lost Earnings[/caption]…[more]

May 19, 2024 • 11:05 PM

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1 Don't Let America's Biggest Money Managers Play Politics with Your Pension

Are you paying attention to what the money managers who you've entrusted with your lifetime savings are actually doing with your money? Are they investing to get the best possible return they can – so that you will be able to retire comfortably and perhaps buy a vacation home or leave an estate for your children and grandkids? Or are…

2 The Trump Trial and 2016 Election Truthers

Former President Donald Trump and some Republicans famously rejected the results of the 2020 election. Trump called the election rigged. He encouraged the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol that turned into a riot. And he and his supporters filed dozens of lawsuits to challenge Joe Biden's narrow victories in some key states. Trump lost them all; in the…

3 Trump Faces Troubles, But Biden Campaign Is Dead in the Water

On Nov. 5, 2023, the New York Times published a story headlined, "Trump Leads in 5 Critical States as Voters Blast Biden, Times/Siena Poll Finds." Focusing on the states most likely to decide the 2024 election, the Times reported, "The results show Mr. Biden is losing to Mr. Trump, his likeliest Republican rival, by margins of four to…

4 Biden 2.0 – Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Could a second Biden term be more injurious to the economy than his first term? It seems unimaginable given the first three years gave us 20% inflation, a $2,000 loss in average real incomes for the middle class, 6 million added illegal immigrants, a war on American energy that has caused gas prices to rise by more than 40% to $3.64 a gallon, the collapse…

5 That '70s Show – Is Biden Taking America Back to the Age of Jimmy Carter?

Everything that is happening in our fractured nation today seems so worrisomely reminiscent of America's last lost decade – the 1970s. For those who don't remember, the late 1970s under part-time President Gerald Ford and then much worse under President Jimmy Carter was one economic and national security setback after another.  The witches…

6 Four Radical Reforms to Shrink the Federal Budget

It was nearly 50 years ago that a liberal Congress completely dominated by Democrat big spenders passed a new set of budget rules – the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. It has been a complete and unmitigated disaster. Since the act's passage, the budget has been balanced four times and unbalanced 46 times.…

7 Trusting China in Inviting Another Pandemic

It's one thing to die from natural causes. Worse, to die from a disease leaked by Chinese scientists in a lab and allowed to wipe out millions. That is now almost certainly the explanation for the origins of COVID-19.  And even worse? U.S. taxpayers paid for it. The U.S. government hasn't learned a thing. Disease watchers are tracking the spread…

8 The 'Biden Bump' That Didn't Last Long

"The election is clearly changing now, moving towards Biden," the influential Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg declared on March 26. "The Biden bump is real." For Republicans, Rosenberg is someone worth listening to; he was right about the nonexistent "red wave" that many in the GOP expected back in 2022. When he…

9 Joe Biden Says There Are Very Fine People on Both Sides of the Oct. 7 Debate

"I condemn the antisemitic protests ..." President Joe Biden told reporters after days of anti-Jewish demonstrations at Columbia University and other Ivy League schools. "I also condemn those who don't understand what's going on with the Palestinians ..." Any morally clearheaded American already has a very good idea of what's going…

10 Stop the 'Emergency Spending' Charade Already

This week, Congress moved closer to passing four separate bills with $95 billion in funding for Ukraine, Israel, Indo-Pacific allies and the domestic submarine industrial base. This funding has been debated for months, with much of it intended for wars that have been going on – and likely will continue – for a while.…

11 Groupthink Chorus Emerges at Trump Trial

Covering former President Donald Trump's trial on television is a difficult job. There are no cameras in the courtroom, so TV news has to rely on quick messages from staffers watching the trial in an overflow room in the Manhattan courthouse where Trump is being tried for making false bookkeeping entries concerning a nondisclosure agreement he had…

12 Joe Biden Is Now Chasing the 'Death to America' Voter

It was Al-Quds Day last Friday. To celebrate the occasion, protesters in Dearborn, Michigan, chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" while a speaker named Tarek Bazzi declared the United States – a place that's afforded him the liberty to openly support rapists, murderers and terrorists – …

13 America's Fiscal Ethos: From Alexander Hamilton's Day to Our Own

Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle recently wrote that the best argument made in favor of limiting the size of the stimulus during the Great Recession – part of a larger conversation about austerity – was one of ethos. "We weren't spending the money in theory," she wrote, "or in 1945, when an ethos…

14 Biggest Corporate Welfare Scam of All Time

President Joe Biden keeps lecturing corporate America to "pay your fair share" of taxes. It turns out he's right that some companies really are getting away scot-free from paying taxes. But it isn't Big Tech companies in Silicon Valley or the Wall Street financial company "fat cats" or big banks or Walmart. They pay billions in…

15 RFK Jr. Is Right About Joe Biden

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. can be an unhinged leftist and crackpot, but he also happens to be correct about President Joe Biden's attacks on constitutional order, particularly free expression. Speaking to an incredulous Erin Burnett on CNN this week, Kennedy argued that Biden was a bigger threat to "democracy" than Donald Trump, a position that…

16 Washington's 'Job Creation' Circus Is Hitting the Road

In the grand circus of politics, where elephants and donkeys alike perform under the big top, there's one act that never fails to draw a crowd: the venerable "job creation" routine. Putting people back to work, especially those without college degrees and in the manufacturing world, is in the center ring. Unfortunately, when you look behind…

17 Beware of Squatters

If you own a home and don't want to lose it, keep reading. Homeowners who go on vacation or a business trip, even for just a week, are returning to find their house overtaken by trespassers who fraudulently claim a right to be there. It's happening to tens of thousands of homeowners from New York City to Atlanta and Los Angeles. When owners call…

18 Yes, Israel Is Now a Partisan Issue

"To make Israel a partisan issue only hurts Israel and the US-Israeli relationship," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had the temerity to say only days after demanding the Jewish state's duly elected government be toppled. Schumer was responding to Donald Trump's hyperbolic contention that Jews who vote for Democrats "hate Israel…

19 US Steel-Nippon Steel: A Global Deal for American Prosperity

The Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel company recently agreed to be purchased by the Tokyo-headquartered publicly traded company Nippon Steel. This deal makes sense to economists. It will encourage other foreign companies to invest in the U.S., creating wealth and new job opportunities, and further shoring up the U.S. economy, particularly amid inflation…

20 Biden's 'Lawfare' Joke

Why do so many Democrats and their allies in the media desperately want former President Donald Trump to stand trial before Election Day? The answer is simple: Because they think it will help President Joe Biden defeat Trump and win reelection. So far, the "lawfare" directed at Trump – two federal indictments from a special…

21 Turns Out Biden Lied About Hur, Beau, And Why He Pilfered Classified Documents

One of the big takeaways from the newly released transcript of President Joe Biden's two-day interview with Robert Hur is that the special counsel was being exceedingly generous when describing the president as a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory." Much of the conversation with Hur is littered with barely incoherent…

22 The 'No Labels' Joke

How do presidential candidacies start? Most begin with the ambitions of one person – one governor or senator or, in Donald Trump's case, one real estate mogul and reality TV star who thinks he should be president of the United States. Perhaps they even have a vision for leadership. The ambitious would-be candidate then sets out to win…

23 Trump 'Lawfare' Update

Former President Donald Trump's victory in the Supreme Court 14th Amendment case, together with delay and disorder in the criminal cases against him, has set off panic among Democrats who hoped to use prosecutions and other legal maneuvers to keep Trump from winning a second term. "Supreme Court ruling darkens critics' hopes for a judicial curb…

24 Tough On Crime: El Salvador and Ecuador Offer Lesson for the U.S.

First El Salvador, and now Ecuador, have slashed their murder rates through strict tough-on-crime measures, providing an instructive lesson for the United States as we buckle under our own rise in crime over the past decade.   The statistics illustrating those nation’s dramatic improvement almost defy belief.   Less than…

25 Biden’s “Shrinkflation” Label Aptly Summarizes His Presidency

Apparently, last year’s “Bidenomics” debacle didn’t sufficiently discourage Joe Biden from attempting to coin new terms in his increasingly desperate reelection effort.   Biden is nothing if not stubborn.   Curiously declining the invitation to a Super Bowl interview before what turned out to be the largest…

26 Biden Betrays Israel for Michigan Votes

By now it’s acknowledged even among increasingly despondent mainstream media that Joe Biden trails Donald Trump in general election polling.   Specifically, Biden hasn’t led Trump in the Real Clear Politics polling average since October 19 of last year, whereas Trump never came within four points in 2020 yet still almost won…

27 Convicted Trump Tax Leaker Represents Broader Threat to Americans

This week, convicted former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) contractor Charles Littlejohn received the maximum five-year sentence for leaking the tax returns of Donald Trump and other Americans to The New York Times and far-left activist organization ProPublica.   Littlejohn, who drifted between employment stints at powerful government contractor…

28 The Gambling Industry Wants to Make Fantasy Sports Leagues Illegal

Here's a sad and textbook case of how companies all too often use the strong-arm of government to destroy their competition.  The online gambling industry in America spent years and years fighting against the powerful Las Vegas casinos to make online sports betting legal in the states. They won a historic Supreme Court case in 2018 that struck…

29 Biden Apologists Ignore the Damage Already Done

Three years into the Biden presidency, the federal government’s estimated annualized interest payments on the national debt now exceed $1 trillion.   For purposes of comparison, the Biden Administration requested just $773 billion for the Department of Defense for 2023.   That worrisome development isn’t bad luck or…

30 Embracing Economic Freedom: Lessons from Javier Milei's World Economic Forum Address

In a thrilling address at the World Economic Forum, Javier Milei, President of Argentina, presented a robust defense of capitalism and a critical examination of all forms of collectivism. His speech, rich in historical context and economic analysis, offers some vital lessons that are particularly relevant for today's globalized economy. Sadly, these…

 
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"The progressive journalist Thomas Frank wrote a much-discussed book in 2004 titled, 'What's the Matter with Kansas?'Right now some other like-minded journalist might be thinking of writing a book called, 'What's the Matter with People of Color?'For Democrats, the polling among Latinos and African-Americans in the presidential race ranges from concerning to extremely disturbing, as President Biden…[more]
 
 
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