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  • Coloradans for Prosperity is sending people voter “report cards.”

    11/02/2019 3:13:42 PM PDT · by catnipman · 35 replies
    Colorado Sun ^ | 11/1/2019 | Jesse Paul
    The Democratic-leaning issue committee is supporting Proposition CC, which seeks to eliminate state spending caps under TABOR. Turnout among Democrats for the 2019 election has been low. Coloradans for Prosperity, a deep-pocketed group working to pass Proposition CC on November’s ballot, has been sending people a voter “report card” in an effort to boost turnout. The report cards grade recipients on their recent voting record compared to their neighbors, urging them to cast their ballots. Some voters have been frustrated by the mailers, however, saying they incorrectly give them a poor mark on their turnout. “Public records indicate that you...
  • Did Slavery Create American Prosperity?

    09/26/2019 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2019 | Doug Petrikat
    Recently there seem to be an increasing number of claims that American prosperity resulted from slavery. This is presented as justification for the renewed calls for reparations for slavery, which Democrats are using in an attempt to gain support as we approach the next presidential election. But did slavery actually create the wealth of the U.S.? Does this claim have any historical basis in fact, or is this a distortion of history to influence the views of voters? We should all agree that slavery is an immoral institution in which people are treated as property and work, not for themselves,...
  • Why Your Beautiful Lawn Is now a Racist and Ecological Crime

    09/01/2019 2:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2019 | Edwin Benson
    Once again, a traditional symbol has become a target of those who attack private property rights and the American way of life. In this case, the symbol is the lawn – those closely-cropped grassy areas that surround most single-family homes. The basis for the attack is very typically environmentalism and racism. The messenger is an article in The New York Times. Its title is unassuming enough – “The Great American Lawn: How the Dream was Manufactured.” The vehicle is an embedded seven-minute film, produced by David Botti. The Attack The film’s first minute summarizes the environmental concerns: More water is...
  • Despite Scary Headlines, America's Elderly Continue to Prosper

    08/14/2019 9:58:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/14/2019 | Gary Burtless
    You should be afraid, very afraid. Or so I’m told when I imprudently open email solicitations and read the news articles linked in those solicitations. Why should I be afraid? Because, if I’m like most Americans, I am approaching old age with too little savings to enjoy a secure and adequate retirement. The frequent warnings may contain a kernel of truth (see here, here, and here). Still, it’s hard to see much evidence for the scary headlines when we examine the relevant income statistics. They show the elderly and retired are doing pretty well. What is more, their incomes compare...
  • Big Government Is Not the Answer to Climate Change

    07/09/2019 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Nicolas Loris
    In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age. When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000. Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism. We’re now being told we only have 12 years to combat climate change, and the solution is to fundamentally dismantle the system of...
  • There's always hope: Amidst all doomsday talk, things have never been better.

    05/14/2019 9:44:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/14/2019 | Richard Rahn
    For most people, particularly in the United States, things have never been better. Yet, the newspapers and airwaves are filled with stories of impending disaster. Many of the doomsday scenarios have been around for some time but doomsday has yet to arrive. We were told by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc. that the Trump election would be an economic calamity and that we would be in major new wars by now. None of this happened — in fact, just the opposite — but sometime the boom will end, maybe next month, next year; no one...
  • Capitalism isn't immoral, Socialism is

    01/24/2019 4:04:48 PM PST · by huckfillary · 18 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 23, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on Monday that she believes a system that allows people to become billionaires is “immoral.” Wrong, fool. A system that doesn’t permit people to keep what they earn, that punishes success and achievement while rewarding legalized plunder of the unearned for political gain is immoral. A system that results not in economic prosperity and a rise in the standard of living for each generation, but instead results in stagnation, mediocrity and ultimately despair–THAT’S immoral.
  • America Needs Virtue before Prosperity: A Response to Tucker Carlson

    01/08/2019 8:27:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2019 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson generated a veritable firestorm over his pitch for a new brand of American populism. In truth, his brand of populism isn’t particularly new — it’s a merger of Pat Buchanan–era paleoconservatism and Bush-era compassionate conservatism. It’s an attempt to rally government behind preferred conservative causes — rebuilding the family chief among them — rather than recognizing that government is typically an obstacle to those causes; it’s an attempt to fill a gap in the soul with a policy-based solution.Here’s Carlson’s explanation of markets: Market capitalism is a tool, like a staple gun or a...
  • Pastor John Gray defends decision to buy wife Lamborghini for anniversary

    12/16/2018 6:07:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | December 15, 2018 | Staff
    Pastor John Gray, who leads his own church in Greenville, South Carolina, and still preaches at Lakewood Church in Houston, is responding to people who criticized him for the lavish anniversary gift he gave to his wife for their eighth wedding anniversary on Dec.11. In a video captured by R&B singer and actor Tyrese, Gray surprises his wife Aventer with a Lamborghini Urus. According to the Kelley Blue Book, the 2019 luxury SUV starts at $200,000.
  • You don't have to give Trump the credit but his economy is soaring

    11/05/2018 4:45:27 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 21 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11-05-2018 | Herald Staff
    The economy is roaring. On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for October. It exceeded expectations. We are seeing the best wage growth since 2009, when we were crawling out of the recession. In October, 250,000 jobs were added to the economy. The unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent — its lowest level since 1969. The average hourly earnings increased at a 3.1 percent pace, year over year. That is the strongest wage growth since April 2009. More people are working than in any time in recent memory and employers are having trouble filling positions.
  • Why the Left Hates Prosperity

    10/30/2018 7:02:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct. 30, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Here is Moore's rule of modern-day politics: The better the economy performs under President Donald Trump and the more successes he racks up, the more unhinged the left becomes. It's a near linear relationship. And it goes for media as well. That's why the monthly jobs announcements and the quarterly GDP reports, like the one released Oct. 26, are the unhappiest days of the year for the Trump haters. News of 3.5 to 4 percent growth and 7 million surplus jobs are the bane of the resistance movement's existence. So with the economy flying high, the pundits who predicted Trump...
  • Wage Gains Threaten Democracy [semi-satire]

    08/02/2018 5:05:48 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 August 2018 | John Semmens
    News that American workers pay and benefits are now rising at a faster pace than any time during the Obama years has sparked fear in the Democratic Party. The proclaimed "future" of the Party Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, recent winner of the Democratic congressional primary in Brooklyn, New York, sees this development as "a direct threat to our democracy. The GOP scheme to boost the working class into the ranks of higher income is intended to undermine their support for the Democratic Party." "A key to bringing the benefits of socialism to America is the class solidarity among the workers," Ocasio-Cortez said....
  • Senator Depressed Over Second Quarter GDP Numbers [semi-satire]

    07/28/2018 9:22:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 July 2018 | John Semmens
    The announcement that the U.S. economy grew by 4.1 percent for the recently completed quarter sent Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) into a fit of nearly suicidal depression. “If this keeps up it will reverse all the progress achieved by President Obama,” the senator lamented. During the eight years that Barack Obama was president the GDP averaged an annual growth rate of less than 2 percent and never once reached 3 percent for any of those years—the first time that this has happened during any previous administration since the statistic has been tracked. Booker attributed the disparate economic growth patterns to...
  • Trump's vitally important anti-poverty initiative

    04/18/2018 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies ^ | April 17, 2018 | Star Parker
    It takes a lot of courage for a president to target almost a quarter of the federal budget for reform in an election year. But this is exactly what President Trump is doing with his executive order, "Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility." We're now spending more than $700 billion per year on low-income assistance, which is more than we are spending on our national defense. And there are plenty of reasons to believe this spending is inefficient, wasteful and counterproductive. Over the last half-century, some $22 trillion has been spent on anti-poverty programs and yet...
  • Here’s why people hate Joel Osteen

    08/30/2017 8:47:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2017 | Kate Bowler
    Twitter is loathing Houston’s megawatt-smile, mega-pastor Joel Osteen right now. What gives?
  • Donald Trump's potential science adviser...CO2 is 'good' and US should withdraw from Paris

    05/30/2017 10:53:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 May 2017; 12:41pm | Nick Allen
    An academic tipped to be President Donald Trump's White House Science Adviser has called for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Professor William Happer, a Princeton physicist, told The Telegraph in an interview: "I hope he will. Our friends in Europe wanted it so everybody had to sign up but it's a complete waste. ... "It (the Paris agreement) is not going to hurt the environmentalists, it's going to hurt people in Asia and Africa and I think it's profoundly immoral. What people there need is electricity you can afford. Prosperity, what's wrong with that? This...
  • Economic Reality: Bottom 50% Of Americans No Longer Matter

    05/01/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 4-30-2017 | Mish Shedlock
    The Fed likes to brag about the “We saved the world” recovery. However, the unfortunate truth of the matter is a record Half of American Families Live Paycheck to Paycheck. Does it Matter? Let’s investigate. Unprepared for Nearly Anything * 50% are woefully unprepared for a financial emergency. * Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) Americans have nothing set aside to cover an unexpected emergency. * Nearly 1 in 3 (31%) Americans don’t have at least $500 set aside to cover an unexpected emergency expense, according to a survey released Tuesday by HomeServe USA, a home repair service. * A separate...
  • Democrat nightmare: What if Trump’s policies lead to prosperity?

    02/22/2017 8:34:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Herman Cain
    It can't happen! It won't happen! Please please please . . . Sean Hannity gave a litany of statistics the other night about crimes committed by illegal immigrants in this country. In response, Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera complimented Sean on his statistics, and then immediately pivoted to what the TV news stories would look like if the administration was rounding up 11 million “undocumented” immigrants in this country. Geraldo’s pivot was pure speculation. The administration’s latest directives on immigration say nothing about rounding up 11 million people.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 29th, 2017 (video)

    01/29/2017 5:33:29 PM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Jan 29, 2017 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. provides two of the main reasons as to why a Trump presidency may in fact speed up the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
  • Scr*w Inaugural Entertainment, That's not why we Hired you, DJT! (Bring Tony Robbins)

    12/22/2016 2:55:50 PM PST · by txhurl · 138 replies
    Vanity | 12/22/2016 | me
    Mr. President, we can get cheap Hollywierd entertainment in more places than we wish already. How about, instead of Music acts, bring Tony Robbins in for a 15-min Investment tip/how-to? We recognize you're going to set the economic field for the Middle Class to come roaring back to life, can we celebrate that?