Articles Tagged: Barack Obama

EPA’s Backdoor Approach to Cap-and-Trade

Last week, EPA announced its landmark plan to limit greenhouse emissions from newly constructed power plants. The proposed emission rules are the first move by the world’s largest economy to broadly regulate these emissions. It exemplifies Groucho Marx’s observation that “politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and […]

Lies, Damn Lies, and Obama’s Energy Statistics

American writer Darrell Huff intended his bestselling 1954 book to serve as a “primer in ways to use statistics to deceive.” He justified its purpose, explaining “the crooks already know these tricks; honest men must learn them in self-defense.”

Obama Mimics Al Gore, Claims Credit for Others Work

Al Gore’s self-aggrandizing claim that he “took the initiative in creating the Internet” has haunted him since he first uttered it during a 1999 CNN interview. It makes sense. In a society where people expect to be rewarded for their hard work and good ideas, the public generally abhors those who take credit where it’s not due.

Obama’s Tax Hike Trojan Horse

When President Obama recently addressed Congress on his latest jobs proposal, he seemed to be setting the stage for a Truman like campaign against a “do nothing” legislature.

What Obama Needs to Do to Save the Economy

In a little-noted comment during his press conference this month, President Obamasaid “one of the most important things we can do for debt and deficit reduction is to grow the economy.”

Obamaism: The Even Distribution of Misery

Bad-mouthing the rich and often vilified industries is a tactic made famous by Chicago activist, Saul Alinsky, who counseled “pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it” back in the ‘70s. Now as President Obama and Democrat leadership on Capitol Hill hustle to convince the public that raising taxes on any individual who […]

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