Tag Archives: Bush

Bill Clinton’s Surplus vs. George W. Bush’s deficit – Obama got stuck with the Bush Deficit

When President Barack Obam walked into the oval office a 1.2 TRILLION deficit was waiting for him there, a gift and legacy from President George W. Bush.  The lie and challenge by a certain Texas Congressman that Obama’s deficit is ten times Bush’s deficit was blown to smithereens by FactCheck What president had the largest surplus and best record in…

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Not exactly news: Libertarians equate Obama and Bush

MSM discovers the obvious: Libertarians (small “l” and Party-faithful) think the obnoxiously statist Obama is just as bad as neo-conservatively inclined statist George W. Bush. The libertarian antipathy toward Bush was often overlooked by the Mainstream Media and few bothered to plumb the depths to identify how deleterious Bush was to economic (think Medicare Part D) and personal liberty…

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One of the worst ideas of the decade: Compassionate Conservatism

( – promoted by DD4RP) Perhaps Compassionate Conservatism was a bad idea because it rested on a faulty premise: that to energize conservatism, one had to soften it, to remove from the vagaries of life the hard edge and the lessons of failure. Compassionate conservatism downplayed the libertarian strain on the right in favor of mass marketing and touchy feely…

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Herald: Project Labor Agreements are “Political Payback” for Labor

Yesterday the Boston Herald weighed in on the Beacon Hill Institute’s recent study on President Obama’s executive order encouraging the use of union-only project labor agreements on federal projects. One of President Obama’s first acts in office was to issue an executive order reinstating such PLAs for all construction projects over $25 million. The comment period on that order (wheels…

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How Republicans Lost the House in 2006

One of our unswervingly conservative advocates has posited that the reason why Republicans lost control of both branches of Congress during the 2006 elections was not “just because conservatives were fed up with RINO’s and stayed home (and they were and that was a part of it). Democrats won in 2006 because they ran ‘conservative’ Democrats who were more to…

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