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Video: Food inflation far outstrips gov’t calculations

[HotAir.com] If you’ve noticed a higher grocery bill in this era of supposedly low inflation, you’re not imagining things. Despite Washington estimates of low consumer inflation over the last few years, the prices of goods at the market are rising rapidly — especially for meat items, which have risen by double digits since 2011. Continue reading

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Record-Smashing Quarter: S&P 500 Ends Above 2007’s Record Close, Dow Posts Best Q1 Since 1998

[CNBC.com] Stocks closed out the first quarter on a high note with the S&P 500 piercing through levels last seen in 2007 to end at a record high near 1,570 and the Dow logging its strongest quarter in 15 years. Continue reading

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Recovery? Half of American Households Living on Government Benefits

[Townhall.com] Some astoundingly grim news on the “economic recovery” front: half of American households are receiving government funds to support themselves. No matter which way you slice it, this number isn’t good news for the Obama administration — they can spin the jobs numbers by ignoring the number of people who dropped out of the workforce, but this statistic is pretty straightforward. The 49.1% of the population in a household that gets benefits is up from 30% in the early 1980s and 44.4% as recently as the third quarter of 2008. Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Response to the Downgrade and the Outlook for Fixing America’s Spending Crisis

4. The left is treating America’s fiscal crisis is an opportunity to trick Republicans into a tax increase. That would be smart politics, to be sure, since it would automatically give Democrats the upper hand, but higher taxes would probably worsen the problem of excessive government since politicians would spend any additional revenue. And the kind of class-warfare taxes Obama has in mind would further undermine growth, adding to the nation’s fiscal woes.

…however… Continue reading

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When It Rains it Pours! Obama Losing Support Even Among African Americans

The Obama administration’s own Bureau of Economic Analysis, for the nine economic quarters that Obama has been in office (including the first quarter of 2009, during which President Bush held office for 19 of the 90 days), real annual growth in GDP has been just 1.5 percent. That’s less than half the annual GDP growth during the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. Even more striking is that the rate of growth under Obama has been only slightly higher than during the 1930s — which, of course, was the decade of the Great Depression. In the 1930s, real annual GDP growth was 1.3 percent — just 0.2 percent,less than under Obama. Such strikingly low growth has been in spite of (or perhaps partly because of) Obama’s $787 billion economic “stimulus.” Continue reading

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‘Double-Dip’ Housing Plunge Threatens Economy

Foreclosures Depress Prices
A backlog of foreclosures, along with the fact that more are on the way, means home prices may stay depressed, dissuading builders from taking on new-home construction projects. Unemployment at 9 percent and stricter lending conditions are signs that any recovery in housing may take years. Continue reading

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THE DAMAGE OBAMA HAS DONE

Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation’s history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH! Continue reading

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Stagflation Will Follow Fed’s Inflation

As trouble spread to China; over 100 Chinese activists were rounded up, confined to their homes, or went missing over the week-end according to the Hong Kong-based Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. The word “jasmine” is now blocked on Chinese web-sites and error messages now appear warning the user to refrain from postings with “political, sensitive … or other inappropriate content”. Mass text messaging services are unavailable in Beijing and other cities with protest activity, due to “technical issues” according to China Mobile customer service representatives. Continue reading

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Deflating Social Security

by Chriss W. Street

Deflation is a concept many Americans have a tough time understanding. They do understand the concept of Social Security. As Federal budget deficits soaring, the public is being barraged by late night advertisements to buy gold as an inflationary hedge. Unfortunately, the deflationary environment we are facing today is the biggest threat to the Social Security check Joe the Plumber is counting on for retirement. (BigGovernment.com) Continue reading

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