Five Myths About Capital Gains Taxes

Stephen Moore,  The late, great Jack Kemp, an architect of the Reagan tax cuts, used to say, “Without capital, capitalism is just another ism.” Capital is the plants, the machinery, the computers and trucks that businesses invest in to become productive and efficient providers of goods and services. So it’s strange that last week Hillary… [Read More]

Government Slowly Kills the Private Sector – And Blames the Victim for Its Sputtering Demise

Seton Motley, One of the advantages Big Government advocates have in their efforts to end the private sector is the size of the victim.  A $17-trillion-a-year economy is so huge, it almost always takes a lot of time to dismantle. It’s like taking down those giant oliphants in the “Lord of the Rings.”  Our economy… [Read More]

Liberalism Has Gone Beyond “Mainstreaming Dumb” To “Mainstreaming Crazy”

John Hawkins,  If every conservative and moderate in America disappeared tomorrow, liberals would party like they won the Super Bowl. Five years later, the entire economy would collapse; Cuba, Mexico and Canada would be occupying parts of the United States and President Bernie Sanders would be encouraging people to burn down the remaining businesses that… [Read More]

One Major Accomplishment Obama Touted Right Before His Reelection Just Got Blown To Bits

Jack Davis, President Obama’s economic recovery has now been proven to be worse than anyone thought. New figures provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that economic growth in almost every quarter since 2012 was weaker than previously calculated. The result is that Gross Domestic Product growth from 2012 to 2014 was only 2%, not… [Read More]

The Stock Market Will Start To Fall In July? The Dow Plummeted More Than 500 Points Last Week

Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse Was last week a preview of things to come? There are quite a few people out there that believe that the stock market would begin to decline in July, and that appears to be precisely what is happening. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 530… [Read More]

In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled Sunday a plan aimed at combating climate change that includes proposed revisions in the tax code to promote renewable energy and goals for renewable sources for consumer electricity. In Iowa, the nation’s second-leading wind energy producer, Clinton said people are “just not paying attention” if they don’t acknowledge… [Read More]

Blue-Collar Conservative John Kasich Takes Aim at the White House

 Ohio’s sometimes-quirky governor makes a fashionably late entry into the Republican presidential race. Ohio Governor John Kasich, seeking to emerge from a crowded Republican presidential field as a practical and compassionate leader from a must-win swing state, is expected to formally announce Tuesday that he’s running in 2016. Kasich, 63, joins 15 other Republicans who… [Read More]

America’s Government Debt Bomb

Stephen Moore,   I’m asked every day if America is the next Greece or Detroit or Puerto Rico — and the answer is an unequivocal no. The U.S. economy — especially the private sector — is structurally very healthy. That wasn’t the case on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008 when American companies… [Read More]

In 4 Blunt Words GOP Governor Shoves Obama’s Orders Right Back in His Face

President Barack Obama recently received a memo from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence regarding his take on Obama’s Clean Power Plan — an EPA proposed rule purportedly aimed at reducing carbon emissions through the targeting of existing coal-fired power plants — and it wasn’t what Obama wanted to hear. “In my letter to the president, I… [Read More]

As US energy output surges, Republicans lead effort to lift decades-old oil export ban

Congressional Republicans are leading a bipartisan effort to lift a decades-old ban on oil exports, arguing the recent surge in domestic-energy production and other factors have pushed the embargo past its prime. To be sure, the United States has recently emerged as the world’s largest energy producer — largely the result of the relatively new… [Read More]

Revealed: What Donald Trump Said About Obama In 2009 Will Make You Question Everything

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is polling near the top of the Republican field, has had surprisingly complimentary things to say about Barack Obama in the past. BuzzFeed reports that the former reality star praised Obama in his 2009 book, Think Like a Champion. Trump wrote that he felt what Obama “has done is amazing” in becoming… [Read More]

What Hillary Clinton Didn’t Say in Her Economic Policy Speech

 For all of the economic issues that Hillary Clinton ran through during her politics-heavy economic policy speech—from raising the minimum wage to overhauling the capital gains tax—it’s just as instructive to look at what she left out. Following the Democratic front-runner’s first major economic policy speech of the campaign, Republicans were quick to accuse Clinton of pandering… [Read More]