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  • Romer's Prediction of 5.1% Unemployment With Stimulus Was Horribly Wrong (U3 Unemployment is 10.7%*)

    03/10/2013 3:26:52 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The sequesteria (irrational fear of sequestration) continues. For example, Newark Mayor Cory Booker claims that the sequester “is brunt, brutal and blind.” The Obama Administration suspended tours of the White House “because of sequestration.” George Mason University City and Regional Planning Professor Stephen Fuller claims that 2.14 million jobs could be lost because of the sequester. Now, take a deep breath. * Sequestration reduces the rate of increase in federal spending. It does not cut a penny of actual spending. * Under the sequester, total federal spending goes up, just by less than it would have gone up without sequestration....
  • Flashback 2010, Remembering Christina Romer: Tax Increases and Their Economic Impact

    07/09/2012 12:48:04 PM PDT · by Son House
    Seeking Alpha ^ | August 10, 2010 | Ian McAbeer
    In June of this year, a little known organization called the American Economic Review published a 39 page research article, titled “The Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Changes: Estimates Based on a New Measure of Fiscal Shocks.” I have quoted from the publication here: This paper investigates the causes and consequences of changes in the level of taxation in the postwar United States. Our results indicate that tax changes have very large effects on output. Our baseline specification implies that an exogenous tax increase of one percent of GDP lowers real GDP by almost three percent… and that [capital] investment falls...
  • U.S. Economy Needs More Fiscal Stimulus: Christina Romer Defends Keynesian Economics

    03/15/2012 8:50:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | March 15, 2012
    ... "I have no doubt without the actions President Obama took and actions Chairman Bernanke and the Fed took we would be in a much, much worse situation," says Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. "This had all of the makings of terrible depression and the fact we are struggling but coming out is a tribute to the President's policies." Specifically, Romer says the Recovery Act and other measures taken by the administration "made a difference, helped to strengthen growth and bring down the unemployment rate." Of course, Romer was one of the architects of...
  • Dear Ben: It’s Time for Your Volcker Moment (Obama economist wants inflation)

    10/29/2011 3:00:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 29, 2011 | CHRISTINA D. ROMER
    ... Today, inflation is still low, but unemployment is stuck at a painfully high level. And, as in 1979, the methods the Fed has used so far aren’t solving the problem. ... It would work like this: The Fed would start from some normal year — like 2007 — and say that nominal G.D.P. should have grown at 4 1/2 percent annually since then, and should keep growing at that pace. Because of the recession and the unusually low inflation in 2009 and 2010, nominal G.D.P. today is about 10 percent below that path. Adopting nominal G.D.P. targeting commits the...
  • Book: Women in Obama White House felt excluded and ignored (Dunn & Romer)

    09/16/2011 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson and Peter Wallsten
    A new book claims that the Obama White House is a boys’ club marred by rampant infighting that has hindered the administration’s economic policy and left top female advisers feeling excluded from key conversations. In an excerpt obtained by The Post, a female senior aide to President Obama called the White House a hostile environment for women. “This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.” “I felt like a piece...
  • Christina Romer lets looseon credit downgrade: We’re‘pretty darn f*****’

    08/06/2011 10:24:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/5/11 | Steven Nelson
    University of California, Berkeley Professor Christina Romer, the Obama administration’s first chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night. Romer — who resigned in 2010 after inaccurately predicting that the $800 billion stimulus would lower the unemployment rate — said that the S&P credit downgrade was a sign that we are “pretty darn f****.” “The long run budget situation is abysmal,” Romer said. “And it has been abysmal going back at least a decade. So it was never an immediate emergency. And it is something that we
  • Obama Adviser (Christina Romer) - We’re Going Through a “Growth-less Recovery” (Video)

    07/09/2011 11:40:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/05/11 | Jim Hoft
    Obama Adviser Admits We’re Not Experiencing “Job-Less Recovery” We’re Going Through a “Growth-less Recovery” (Video)Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 10:00 PM Verum Serum caught this speech by former Chair of White House Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer on April 12 of this year. This was after she left the administration. Romer admitted in her speech that they managed to create a “growth-less recovery.” Romer also admits that Barack Obama knew just how bad the economy really was when before he took office because she told him how bad it was.
  • Former Top Obama Adviser Christina Romer: A Weaker Dollar Is Good For America

    04/07/2011 1:17:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/07/2011 | Aaron Task, Daily Ticker
    Frustrated by "the suffering of real families," President Obama's former top economic adviser recently called for action: "If I have a complaint about policy these days, it's that we're not doing enough," Christina Romer said in a speech last month at Vanderbilt University. "I think there are tools we have tools we have that we can use, and I think it's shameful that we're not using them." With unemployment still near 9% and the "real" unemployment rate at 15.7%, "we can't afford not to do more," Romer tells me in the accompanying video. "For heaven's sake with this many people...
  • Former Top Obama Economist Fulminates Against "Shameful" WH Inaction on Jobs

    03/31/2011 5:58:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 31, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "I frankly don't understand why policy makers aren't more worried about the suffering of real families..." Calling the Obama Administration's flippant lack of concern for a comatose labor market they've done so much to create "shameful", former Council of Economic Advisors Chair Christina Romer -who left the Administration last fall- spoke Tuesday at Vanderbilt University:  “I think there are tools we have tools we have that we can use, and I think it’s shameful that we’re not using them”: __________________________________________________________________________ ...the sharpness of her criticism reflected deep concern among many Democratic economists about a political consensus that the federal government has to rein...
  • The Government Tapeworm

    09/27/2010 3:30:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2010 | Randall Hoven
    A successful parasite must keep its host alive, finding the point where it can maximize its intake without killing off its source of sustenance. So, too, with governments taxing their citizenry. With taxation, governments can reach the point where higher rates produce less revenue. An academic study found that a tax increase of just 1% of GDP causes a recession and then a permanent loss of 1.84% of GDP compared to what it would have been without the tax increase. The results of this study have some really broad and interesting implications. The punchline is that this study was done...
  • Obama’s Economic Advisor “still doesn’t understand exactly why it was so bad”

    09/02/2010 7:08:15 PM PDT · by agee · 17 replies
    Today, Christina Romer, chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, gave her farewell speech before returning to Berkley to teach. In that speech we learn that she still doesn’t understand exactly “why it was so bad”. It’s good that Romer is returning to academia because she wouldn’t be hired in the private sector. In places where people actually have to create wealth, results matter. Romer helped develop a policy where unemployment reached nearly 10% and her excuse was “almost all analysts were surprised by the violent reaction.” This is an example of the Obama team that was billed as...
  • Outgoing Obama Aide Admits: Stimulus Failed Because We Didn't Understand The Recession

    09/01/2010 6:12:21 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-1-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Outgoing Obama Aide Admits: Stimulus Failed Because We Didn't Understand The Recession Joe Weisenthal Sep. 1, 2010, 8:29 PM As she prepares to leave The White House, outgoing economic advisor Christina Romer has delivered something of a valedictory speech to the National Press Club. The title: Not My Father's Recession. For Romer, her Father's recession was the one in the early 80s, when unemployment surged above 10%, and Romer's own father got laid off. But the title basically tells you what you need to know: It's different this time -- this recession was not anything like the Fed-induced recession of...
  • Remembering Christina Romer: Tax Increases and Their Economic Impact

    08/21/2010 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | August 10, 2010 | Ian McAbeer
    In June of this year, a little known organization called the American Economic Review published a 39 page research article, titled “The Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Changes: Estimates Based on a New Measure of Fiscal Shocks.” I have quoted from the publication here: This paper investigates the causes and consequences of changes in the level of taxation in the postwar United States. Our results indicate that tax changes have very large effects on output. Our baseline specification implies that an exogenous tax increase of one percent of GDP lowers real GDP by almost three percent… and that [capital] investment falls...
  • Surprise! Economic Numbers Are 'Worse Than Expected'

    08/16/2010 3:30:59 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2010 | Claude Sandroff
    The current government employment report is just the most recent example of bad news for the economy expressed in depressing unemployment figures that the wizards in the Washington constantly find either "surprising" or "unexpected." -- snip --They're all surprised by how their theories fail in the real world because few of them have ever worked in the private economy, and they have no clue how government intrusion in the marketplace burdens the entrepreneur...
  • GOP rep: Obama's 'in deep doo-doo'

    08/07/2010 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    GOP rep: Obama's 'in deep doo-doo' By Bridget Johnson - 08/07/10 01:08 PM ET Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) said Friday that "a lot of people want to jump off" and follow Christina Romer out of the Obama administration. "When you see a ship starting to sink, a lot of people want to jump off," the congressman said on Fox Business Network. "And she is one." Romer, chairwoman of the president's council of economic advisers, announced Thursday that she was leaving Washington and returning to an economics teaching job at the University of California at Berkeley. "This president is in deep...
  • Economist Christina Romer regrets saying jobless rate would stay below 8 percent (Obama's fault)

    08/06/2010 7:33:17 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    washington post ^ | 8/6/2010 | Lori Montgomery
    As she prepares to step down as President Obama's chief economist, Christina Romer said Friday that she wishes she could redo one of her first official acts for the president: last January's forecast that a big shot of federal spending would save millions of jobs and keep the unemployment rate under 8 percent. The forecast was wrong. Many economists agree that Obama's stimulus package probably saved millions of jobs, but the recession was far worse than Romer predicted. Unemployment has soared and is stuck at 9.5 percent. Republicans campaigning to regain control of Congress have seized upon Romer's report as...
  • Successful Losing: Obama on Jobs

    08/06/2010 4:38:36 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative Blog ^ | August 6, 2010 | Larry Walker Jr
    Losing is the New WinningBy: Larry Walker, Jr.According to today's Employment Status Report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that as of July 31, 2010 there were 857,000 fewer persons employed than there were in July of 2009. Yet from Barack's glass bubble, it sounded like all is well. Sure, his chief economist, Christina Romer just resigned, but that's no cause for concern. The latest from Obama is that 'private employment has increased every month' during 2010. Really? Does that mean there are more jobs today than there were yesterday?Following is my latest presidential scorecard, based purely on official...
  • Obama's Top Economist Quits, One Night Before Having To Spin One More Lousy Jobs Report

    08/06/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies
    .businessinsider.com ^ | August 5. 2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama's top economic advisor, professor Christina Romer, is quitting. Apparently the decision is her own, and the split is cordial, although not surprisingly she didn't get as much access to the President as she'd hoped. Of course anyone who thought that any President would be more likely to listen to an academic, rather than a political handler (like Rahm) was always doomed to be mistaken.
  • Romer Says Need Stronger Employment Growth to Cut Jobless Rate (Duh!!!)

    08/06/2010 9:26:19 AM PDT · by trueamerica · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/5/2010 | Bloomberg
    Christina Romer, who chairs the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, said the U.S. needs stronger job growth to lower the nation's unemployment rate.
  • Live: President Obama to speak on the state of the economy (Post bad jobs rpt/Romer resign)

    08/06/2010 9:03:32 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 135 replies
    Obama about to go live to speak on the jobs report, Romer, and the economy. CLICK on the "LIVE NOW" button.
  • Breaking News: Top Obama Economic Adviser Christina Romer Resigns

    08/05/2010 5:49:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 75 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug 5 2010 | FOX
    Breaking News: Top Obama Economic Adviser Christina Romer Resigns
  • (Christina) Romer to quit as Obama adviser

    08/05/2010 5:34:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 5, 2010 | Domenico Montanaro
    National Journal's Victor will have the scoop in tomorrow's edition of the National Journal magazine that Obama economic adviser Christina Romer is quitting the post. It all stems from her feeling -- despite her title as chairwoman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers -- that Larry Summers has more influence with the president.
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Ending Poverty

    06/16/2010 1:06:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 679+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August 2010 | Sebastian Mallaby
    In the 1990s, Paul Romer revolutionized economics. In the aughts, he became rich as a software entrepreneur. Now he’s trying to help the poorest countries grow rich—by convincing them to establish foreign-run “charter cities” within their borders. Romer’s idea is unconventional, even neo-colonial—the best analogy is Britain’s historic lease of Hong Kong. And against all odds, he just might make it happen.Halfway through the 12th century, and a long time before economists began pondering how to turn poor places into rich ones, the Germanic prince Henry the Lion set out to create a merchant’s mecca on the lawless Baltic coast....
  • Romer: ‘It’s Aggregate Demand, Stupid’

    04/17/2010 11:38:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 420+ views
    Wall Streeet Journal ^ | April 17, 2010 | David Wessel
    Christina Romer, chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, says the reason unemployment remains so painfully high is clear: It’s not the inadequacy or laziness of the workers or the long-standing mismatch between workers’ skills and employers’ needs. It’s the old-fashioned Keynesian diagnosis: Too little demand in the economy. “The overwhelming weight of the evidence is that the current very high—and very disturbing—levels of overall and long-term unemployment are not a separate, structural problem, but largely a cyclical one. It reflects the fact that we are still feeling the effects of the collapse of demand caused by the crisis....
  • Hey Rocky, Watch Me Pull Two Million Jobs Out of My Hat!

    01/14/2010 4:35:52 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 13 replies · 913+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 01/14/10 | Rob Binsrick
    What does a person do when the facts just simply do not support his/her claims? Well, if that person is Barack Obama then he simply changes the facts. That is exactly what the Obama administration did yesterday when it reported that the stimulus bill has now helped to ‘create or save’ up to 2 million jobs. This information was, of course, from administration’s own analysis. Christina Romer, the chairwoman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, described the analysis as “stunning” and stated that the stimulus “has done exactly what we have anticipated it would do.” Of course, the administration’s...
  • A Year After Obama and Romer's Recovery Plan, 3 Million Jobs Lost and 10% Unemployment

    01/09/2010 2:51:46 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies · 881+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 9, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    A year after Obama and Romer's so-called recovery plan, 3 million jobs lost and 10% unemployment is where the US currently stands. If your name is Barack Hussein Obama and one of your economic advisers' is Christina Romer, you have nothing to be proud of at all. In fact, you may well consider kicking yourself immediately. The date: January 9, 2009. The insanely optimistic report: The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The author: Christina Romer. The president on whom this reflects: Barack Obama. Today is the dreaded, one-year anniversary of a now-most infamous report, The Job...
  • Putting Americans Back to Work (Here's the problem!)

    12/02/2009 8:31:48 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 26 replies · 919+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | 12.2.09 | By CHRISTINA ROMER
    President Obama took office at the height of the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Indeed, on Monday the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report that estimated that the Recovery Act raised GDP in the third quarter by between 1.2% and 3.2% relative to what it otherwise would have been, and increased employment between 600,000 and 1.6 million. Despite these positive developments, the job market remains very weak. The dramatic decline in economic activity last fall and winter led to soaring unemployment. Furthermore, the job losses were deeper than would be expected just on the basis of the behavior...
  • Is Obama planning a $3 trillion income tax increase? (repealing all Bush tax cuts)

    11/17/2009 12:45:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 1,882+ views
    Reuters Blogs ^ | James Pethokoukis
    Did I just see a trail balloon launched? Over at a Wall Street Journal conference, Christina Romer, chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers had this to say about deficit reduction: But the chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers admitted that health reform and a growing economy isn’t enough to bring down the deficit. She did mention one other place that revenue could come from: letting the Bush tax cuts expire. Me: Since Obama already wants to get rid of the income and capital gains tax cuts for wealthier Americans that expire at the end of 2010,...
  • Excerpts from Remarks by Christina Romer to the Center for American Progress

    10/26/2009 2:20:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 360+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | October 26, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 26, 2009 Excerpts from Remarks by Christina Romer to the Center for American Progress WASHINGTON, DC- Christina Romer, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers will deliver remarks this afternoon at the Center for American Progress. The following are excerpts from her remarks. “In recent months, many have expressed concern about the budget deficit. This is a concern that President Obama and his entire economic team share.” *** “(Economists) Auerbach and Gale calculate...
  • White House economist defends healthcare; blames Bush for deficit

    10/26/2009 8:56:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,027+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/2009 | Eric Zimmerman
    A top White House economic adviser will make the case for healthcare reform this afternoon while taking shots at Bush administration policies. In a speech to the liberal Center for American Progress, Christina Romer, Director of the Council of Economic Advisers, will argue that the actions of the Bush administration--and not stimulus spending--were largely responsible for the current deficit. According to excerpts released by the White House, Romer will cite a study concluding that "roughly half of the long-run deficit is due to the policy actions of the past 8 years," while "just 3 percent of the long-run fiscal problem...
  • Chief WH Economic Advisor Admits $Trillion Stimulus Job Creation Plan is a Bust!

    10/24/2009 10:44:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 711+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-09 | Mike's America
    Yet, we're supposed to believe their promises for health care reform?Readers may recall that the same White House bunch promising a "deficit neutral" health care plan promised that if we passed the $787 billion stimulus ($one trillion after debt cost) that we would save millions of American jobs. They even put out a chart which showed their projections state by state on the jobs they expected to be created. Earlier this week, I posted a report from the House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member which shows that instead of creating millions of new jobs, we have lost an additional...
  • Obama Adviser Sees Limited Future Impact of Stimulus (unemployment will exceed 10% in 2010)

    10/22/2009 2:19:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 874+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2009 | Edmund L. Andrews
    One of President Obama’s top economic advisers warned on Thursday that the nation’s unemployment is likely to climb above 10 percent by the middle of next year and that job growth will remain anemic through the end of 2010. “Unemployment is likely to remain at its severely elevated level” through the end of next year, predicted Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, at a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Ms. Romer said she agreed with private sector forecasters who expect that the economy will expand at a moderate pace through the end...
  • Let's talk about Christina Romer >vanity<

    08/06/2009 4:19:59 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 18 replies · 947+ views
    I gots to know, man! | August 6 2009u | BC
    Please pardon my vanity, but I have to find out if anyone else is as thoroughly creeped out by the angelic face and condescending voice of the syrupy and overly optimistic Christina Romer?? Seriously, have you seen this woman speak on anything to do with the economy?? I hate to draw conclusions, but I would love to have a taste of whatever it is she slugs before she steps up to a microphone in the early afternoons... I am unaware if she has ever been found to be correct about anything she says, but her delivery is as disturbing as...
  • White House Forecasts No Job Growth Until 2010

    05/10/2009 3:27:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies · 1,419+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Joshua Brustein
    President Obama’s chief economics forecaster said on Sunday that the country was not likely to see positive employment growth until 2010, even if the economy began to grow later this year. Speaking on C-SPAN, Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said that she expected the G.D.P. to begin growing in the fourth quarter of this year. Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, made a similar prediction last week. But Ms. Romer also said that she expected unemployment to rise even after the economy turns, saying that the G.D.P. has to grow at a rate...
  • President’s economic advisor looks laughable on Meet the Press, but no one’s laughing

    03/18/2009 7:16:38 AM PDT · by slomark · 8 replies · 947+ views
    [video of interview, and Krusty the Clown] The Obama administration is beginning to look like one of those clown cars. The door flies open and dozens of clowns pour out. Christin Romer, the latest clown and chairwoman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, attempted to snow host David Gregory on Sunday’s Meet The Press. Gregory wasn’t buying. GREGORY: So back then during the campaign when Senator McCain talked about the strong fundamentals of the economy, it was then-candidate Obama and his team that roundly criticized McCain, saying he was out of touch, he didn’t get it, he didn’t understand...
  • Hilarious Video: Obama's Econ Chief Stammers Her Way Through His Flip-Flop On The Economy!

    03/15/2009 9:46:21 AM PDT · by careyb · 44 replies · 1,258+ views
    Meet The Depressed ^ | 3/15/09 | Christina Romer
    She thinks the fundamentals of our economy are strong. Gee, where have I heard that before? LOL!
  • Romer pulls reins on tuition bill ( Illegals Dream Act )

    03/12/2009 9:59:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 518+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 03/11/2009 | Tim Hoover
    The sponsor of a bill to give illegal immigrants in-state tuition says the legislation won't move forward until it becomes clear whether Congress is taking similar action nationally. Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, said he wanted to see the latest draft of the so-called DREAM Act, which would give illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children ... Out-of-state tuition can often be two to four times as much as the in-state rate. A Senate education committee approved the bill after a contentious hearing, but Romer's bill hasn't hit the floor of the Senate chamber yet. But Romer said the...
  • In-state tuition dangles in reach of illegal immigrants

    03/01/2009 8:40:37 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,215+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/01/2009 | Tim Hoover
    A bill to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state college tuition may have the best chance of passing in years because of the support of some key Colorado Republican businessmen. The latest effort, pushed by state Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, would allow illegal immigrants ... to get the in-state tuition rate at state colleges and universities, which would save the undocumented students thousands of dollars. The bill is scheduled to get its first committee hearing Thursday. A bill passed last year clarified that U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are Colorado residents and thus eligible for in-state tuition. Romer's bill...
  • State Senator Wants Immigrant Tuition Benefit

    02/11/2009 6:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 584+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | February 11, 2009
    The debate over offering in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants is making its way through the state Capitol again... It's the fourth time this decade Colorado's Legislature has taken up the issue, which crosses party lines. Democratic Sen. Chris Romer, the bill's sponsor, said he hopes lawmakers see it as an educational and economic matter instead of an immigration issue. Ten states have passed legislation since 2001 granting in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements. Those states include California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Oklahoma and Texas. New Jersey has tried several times.
  • Lawmaker: Illegal immigrants should get in-state tuition

    01/30/2009 8:42:07 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,108+ views
    KWGN ^ | January 30, 2009 | Eli Stokols
    A bill proposing to grant in-state tuition to all Colorado high school students, including illegal-immigrants, was introduced Friday by Sen. Chris Romer. "For us to be an economic success, we need to make sure all these kids can get into college," said Romer, D-Denver. "And right now a small number of students can't go to college because their immigration status." "I firmly believe we shouldn't punish children for the decisions of adults," Romer said... Romer's argument may be more likely to succeed in these trying economic times. In fact, he's already touting support from Republican businessmen around the state, including...
  • All Roads Lead To Romer

    12/24/2008 4:55:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 416+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 24, 2008
    Economic Policy: Christina Romer as CEA head is one of Barack Obama's most pleasantly surprising appointments. At last, a Democratic president will be advised by someone who understands that tax increases kill jobs.How often do you find liberal Democrats interested in hearing that tax increases bring forth "a large, rapid, and highly statistically significant negative effect on output"? Or in taking in the news that "tax increases have a large negative effect on investment"? Or that previous analyses in recent years of the impact of tax increases on consumption underplayed their economic damage and that a "new measure of fiscal...
  • Berkeley Couple Tackle Top Fiscal Issues of the Day (Christina Romer, New Obama Advisor)

    11/24/2008 9:22:37 AM PST · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 491+ views
    UC Berkeley ^ | Kate Rix
    Berkeley Couple Tackle Top Fiscal Issues of the Day By Kate Rix At a time when there is enormous need for experts in fiscal policy and monetary policy, it would be hard to do better than Professors Christina Romer and David Romer, a husband-and-wife team has studied the history of U.S. monetary policy from the Great Depression to today, looking at why it has sometimes gone wrong—as in the 1970s, when it produced a decade of high inflation—and sometimes gone right—as in both the 1950s and the 1990s, when inflation was low and the economy stable. In addition to doing...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 May 2008

    05/18/2008 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 358 replies · 571+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 18 May 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 18th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Rick Dutrow Jr., trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Democratic strategist Bob Shrum. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla.; Republican strategist Ed Rollins; former Govs. Mario Cuomo, D-N.Y., and Roy Romer, D-Colo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Commerce Secretary Carlos...
  • Lawmakers seek spendy solution to I-70 traffic (Colorado ski area road toll)

    01/30/2008 2:11:08 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 9 replies · 133+ views
    Collegian (CSU newspaper) ^ | 1/30/08 | Nick Hemenway
    To many college students, a perfect weekend in Colorado is found on the snow-covered slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you ski or snowboard, the only things you need are a jacket and a ride to the mountain. However, if some Colorado lawmakers have their way, the drive to the ski resorts could become more costly. Anyone who has been to the slopes, especially on the weekends, knows that the worst part of the day is the traffic along I-70. From the large trucks to the vans full of out-of-state tourists who don't know how to drive on snow, the...
  • Educrats initiate a 'newbie' (teacher's unions and their political cronies)

    02/16/2007 4:07:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday February 16th, 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Chris Romer is a freshman Colorado Senator. He's a bright fellow with a degree from Stanford in economics and more than 20 years of experience in the private sector as a public finance investment banker, specializing in municipal and state budgets. The son of former Gov. Roy Romer, he has a good political pedigree. He describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," but I don't necessarily hold that against him. After all, Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat. Romer was awarded a seat on the Education Committee. Since Colorado governments - at all levels, combined - spend more money on education...
  • Weldon: Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders [Names to be given]

    09/15/2005 3:45:45 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 138 replies · 5,639+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 15, 2005 | By DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday.The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to name the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa.
  • Conservatives Alarmed at Roberts’ Role in Playboy Case

    08/12/2005 5:53:40 PM PDT · by boryeulb · 68 replies · 1,520+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 12, 2005 | Robert B. Bluey
    Prominent conservatives tell HUMAN EVENTS they are troubled by the revelation that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts worked on behalf of Playboy Entertainment Group--the second time in one week information has come to light that Roberts helped a liberal cause. Last Thursday conservatives were hit with the news that Roberts, while a partner at Hogan & Hartson, did pro bono work for gay-rights advocates in the case Romer v. Evans, which challenged a Colorado voter-approved initiative on sexual orientation. Yesterday, HUMAN EVENTS documented Roberts’ similar involvement in a case involving Playboy and its challenge of the Telecommunications Act of 1996,...
  • Blindly battling over Roberts (LA Times Supports John Roberts)

    08/12/2005 5:24:37 AM PDT · by DoraC · 43 replies · 785+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 12, 2005 | Jonathan Chait:
    Blindly battling over Roberts I'M HAVING a hard time figuring out who's less rational: the liberal activists campaigning to defeat John Roberts' Supreme Court nomination, or the conservative activists campaigning to support it. Roberts, of course, is President Bush's widely hailed surprise pick to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Roberts has won praise from moderate liberal legal analysts such as Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago and my New Republic colleague Jeffrey Rosen. Roberts is widely regarded as extremely intelligent. Unlike conservative ideologues such as Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas, he prefers not to rewrite legal doctrine with...
  • CA: Romer reveals donors - Building, publishing firms provided bulk of donations

    07/13/2005 9:07:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 330+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/13/05 | Naush Boghossian
    The nonprofit organization Superintendent Roy Romer set up to defend Los Angeles Unified's image against political attacks relied almost entirely on contributions from construction firms, textbook publishers and other school contractors, records released Tuesday showed. Friends of L.A. Schools Inc., which Romer formed in February just days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his support for plans to break up the district, received single donations of $10,000 from investment bank Goldman Sachs, DMJM building consultants, Turner Construction and publishers Harcourt Inc. and Pearson Education - all of which have contracts totaling millions of dollars with the school district. Romer defended the...
  • Grand jury probes L.A. school district's headquarters purchase

    07/23/2004 9:40:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/23/04 | AP - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury has opened an investigation into the Los Angeles Unified School District's purchase of its $74.5 million downtown headquarters. LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax disclosed the investigation Thursday in a memo to school district officials. "I am writing to inform you that at the request of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California, the Office of the Inspector General is providing assistance in a federal grand jury investigation regarding the purchase of the Beaudry building," Mullinax wrote. Board member David Tokofsky, who cast the only vote against the purchase of the building,...