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2010-10-02 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Stimulus
lt Must Be Nice

It must be nice to be able to grade yourself and pass with flying colors despite reality. The Washington Post: The report, a copy of which was provided to The Washington Post, is one in a series of assessments prepared by Vice President Biden, who was charged with overseeing implementation of the stimulus money, the […]

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2010-09-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Stimulus
Why “Race to the Top” is a Sham

Though the Obama administration has shown that they are somewhat serious about encouraging some favorable changes in the educational system, the idea of Race to the Top should be seen as artificial cover for maintaining the same ol’ system which is in dire disrepair and in need of drastic overhauling. The program is asking that […]

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2010-09-08 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + POTUS
That’s Señor Hopey McChangey For Ya

The American Spectator: Obama, we were told, was more self-reflective, substituting Bush’s coyboy swagger for sober introspection, which would allow him to admit error. However, with his political standing continuing to erode, President Obama is demonstrating the same type of intransigence that he once criticized in Bush. Instead of acknowledging that the $862 billion economic […]

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2010-08-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + TARP
No Data

Elizabeth Warren, chair of a panel designed to oversee TARP fund allocation, on how responsible the Treasury Department has been: The point we make forcefully in this report is that there were no data about where this money was going, no information about where this money was going [. . .] Why is it again […]

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2010-08-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation
Dangle It, and They Will Cave

All the federal government needs to do is dangle “free” cash for long enough, and eventually, states, even those who vowed not to accept more cash, will cave in. Los Times: Mr. Sanford joined several other governors who had initially expressed hesitation about the money but later relented, including Dave Heineman of Nebraska and Sonny […]

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2010-07-27 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Legislation + SCOTUS + Stimulus
Evidence Cast Aside

N. Gregory Mankiw, a Harvard economist, in a piece titled “Crisis Economics” at National Affairs concerning the reliance on Keneysian economic theories by the Obama administration while administering economic stimulus (and its current insistence on yet more stimulus cash being thrown in to the economy): The administration’s second assumption, meanwhile, is a matter of academic […]

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2010-07-27 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + POTUS
Unheeded Advice

For those who might argue that President Obama isn’t a progressive ideologue. The Wall Street Journal: Economists who say Mr. Obama should have relied more on tax cuts cite research of an unlikely source: Ms. Romer, his adviser. In a study she and her husband, David Romer, conducted before she joined the administration, Ms. Romer […]

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2010-07-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + Legislation + POTUS
Admission of Failure

Without question, one should draw the conclusion that Obama’s pandering of jobless folk during his speech in the Rose Garden is a full admission of his failed $1,000,000,000,000 stimulus bill.  An opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal: Sure, Mr. Obama’s ostensible purpose was to lobby Congress for the eighth extension of jobless benefits since […]

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2010-07-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Government
That Sounds About Right

Vermont has successfully shat upon what few good assets in education it has in order to pander for a few federal dollars.  Great job!  Michael Winerip of The New York Times: Ms. Irvine wasn’t removed by anyone who had seen her work (often 80-hour weeks) at a school where 37 of 39 fifth graders were […]

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2010-07-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + POTUS
Mixed Messages

Bu, bu, bu, but, I thought the stimulus was stimulating. That’s what you told a bunch of Michigan voters today.

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2010-07-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + POTUS
It Occurs to Me

It occurs to me that one needn’t convince another that a stimulus measure was stimulating were it actually stimulating. That, were said stimulus stimulating, the results would largely be self-evident.

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2010-07-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
A Gold Star

Good job teachers unions. Way to place your emphasis on siphoning political capital in the form of both power and money instead on doing whatever you can to ensure a good environment for both students and teachers. Steven Moore via The Wall Street Journal: Because of declining tax collections and falling enrollment, Milwaukee’s school board […]

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2010-07-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Journalism + Stimulus
Seriously? Part Dieux

Just when I thought that Paul Krugman couldn’t be any more full of shit, he proves me wrong time and again.  From a recent Opinion column in The New York Times: Around the world — most recently at last weekend’s deeply discouraging G-20 meeting — governments are obsessing about inflation when the real threat is […]

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2010-07-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + POTUS + Stimulus
Seriously?

President Obama in a speech given in Racine, WI as he once again blames Republicans because his own progressive government spending measures don’t work: They still believe that even after the Wall Street crash, even after the BP oil well blew, that we should keep a hands-off attitude. Now I’m not exactly sure what “they” […]

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Lori Montgomery and Brady Dennis of The Washington Post on the rejection of yet more spending: The Senate effectively rejected a slimmed-down package of jobless benefits and state aid late Thursday, rebuffing President Obama’s call for urgent action to bolster the economic recovery. Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) voted with a […]

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Education + Stimulus
Good Point

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner via The Washington Post: Giving states another $23 billion in federal education money simply throws more money into taxpayer-funded bailouts when we should be discussing why we aren’t seeing the results we need from the billions in federal dollars that are already being spent. These same teachers and school […]

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2010-05-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Stimulus
Number of the Week

Zero.

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