Standing for restoration of real freedoms, the pursuit of happiness and prosperity in America!
American Flag Gasden Flag

Political Affiliations

Freedom Lover Nation on FaceBook Freedom Lover Nation on Titter Freedom Lover Nation on YouTube

Freedom News

Freedom-Lover News and Articles December 2011

This section lists links and summaries of news and other articles around the web related to freedom, Libertarians, Conservatives, Republicans and more. Do you have articles you’d like included? Email us (contact email in footer of this page).

30 Statistics That Show That The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes As We Enter 2012

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-30
Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen.  Unfortunately, that is rapidly changing.  The statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the U.S. middle cla

30 Statistics That Show That The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes As We Enter 2012

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-30
Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen.  Unfortunately, that is rapidly changing.  The statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the U.S. middle cla

Dorothy Rabinowitz's Attack on Ron Paul, Part 4

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-30
The most disgraceful -- but, at the same time, the most revealing and, also, the most ominous -- aspect of Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz's attack on Ron Paul was when she accused Paul of being "the best-known of our homegro

Dorothy Rabinowitz's Attack on Ron Paul, Part 3

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-29
One of the most disappointing aspects of Wall Street Journal editorial member Dorothy Rabinowitz's attack on Ron Paul for his foreign-policy views pertains to the motives of those who are driven to commit terrorist attacks on the United States....

The Number One Catastrophic Event That Americans Worry About: Economic Collapse

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-29
Can you guess what the number one catastrophic event that Americans worry about is?  There are certainly many to choose from.  Many Americans are deathly afraid of a major terrorist attack.  Others live in constant fear of natural disasters such as ear

The Number One Catastrophic Event That Americans Worry About: Economic Collapse

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-29
Can you guess what the number one catastrophic event that Americans worry about is?  There are certainly many to choose from.  Many Americans are deathly afraid of a major terrorist attack.  Others live in constant fear of natural disasters such as ear

Libertarian Year in Review (Tonight at 10PM on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-29
Was 2011 good or bad for freedom? To answer that question, I've booked an all-star libertarian panel: David Boaz from the Cato Institute, Harvard economics professor Jeffrey Miron, Reason Magazine managing editor Katherine Mangu-Ward and Kmele Foster, chairman...

IRS Says Yankees Owe $670,000

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-29
Reuters reports that the U.S. has sued New York Yankees co-owner Hal Steinbrenner and his wife seeking more than $670,00 in taxes, saying that amount was erroneously refunded to the baseball team based on a late refund claim for the 2001 tax year: The su

2012 Outlook: Stocks And Gold

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-29
“I think you are going to have a lot of choppiness in the stock market, but in the end I don’t expect a lot of movement in stocks. I don’t expect a crash or a big run, instead I think prices will continue to move sideways. In terms of the stock ma

The Case for Austerity - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2011-12-29
Do you remember this summer’s debt debate debacle? It ended with the supercommittee, which ended in failure, which resulted in no cuts in government spending. Do you remember the summer before that, when tea party protesters came out in full force a

Maria Whyte? Patronage by Poloncarz

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-28
Maria Whyte has received her partisan reward for being a good comrade. She will be our next Commissioner of Environment and Planning.  Here are the job requirements from the Erie County Charter: Department of environment and planning; commissioner; quali

Dorothy Rabinowitz's Attack on Ron Paul, Part 2

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-28
Given the ongoing tensions between the U.S. government and the Iranian regime, it is not surprising that Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz brought up Iran in her attack on Ron Paul's libertarian views on foreign policy....

40 Hard Questions That The American People Should Be Asking Right Now

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-28
If you spend much time watching the mainstream news, then you know how incredibly vapid it can be.  It is amazing how they can spend so much time saying next to nothing.  There seems to be a huge reluctance to tackle the tough issues and the hard questi

40 Hard Questions That The American People Should Be Asking Right Now

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-28
If you spend much time watching the mainstream news, then you know how incredibly vapid it can be.  It is amazing how they can spend so much time saying next to nothing.  There seems to be a huge reluctance to tackle the tough issues and the hard questi

A Libertarian Year?

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-28
On my Fox Business Network show this Thursday at 10PM ET, and in my syndicated column today, I ask: As 2011 draws to a close, is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world? I go through some of what was goo...

Harry Reid And The Mythical Millionaire Job-Creator

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-28

It’s the Math, Stupid!: Seven Devastating Facts About 2012

Big Government 2011-12-27
As we enter 2012, the presidential candidates would do well to wrap their minds and messages around these seven mathematical facts: Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion.  This means that every day the federal govern

Americans Deserve the Best: Top Ten Republican Candidates for President in a Brokered Convention

Big Government 2011-12-27
Mitt Romney’s weekend interview in the Wall Street Journal seems to add weight to conservative doubts about his candidacy. Romney doesn’t seem to get it: the 2012 election is about the size and cost of government. We already have a “smart”

The Obama Nation: Even More Debt And Even More Store Closings

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-27
Well, it is time to raise the debt ceiling again.  Right now we are about to hit the current limit of $15.194 trillion and the Obama administration is going to ask that it be raised by another 1.2 trillion dollars.  Unfortunately, Congress has already p

The Obama Nation: Even More Debt And Even More Store Closings

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-27
Well, it is time to raise the debt ceiling again.  Right now we are about to hit the current limit of $15.194 trillion and the Obama administration is going to ask that it be raised by another 1.2 trillion dollars.  Unfortunately, Congress has already p

Tuesday Open Thread: Finance Edition

Big Government 2011-12-27
Today, in 1945, the World Bank and IMF were created.

Dorothy Rabinowitz's Attack on Ron Paul, Part 1

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-27
One of the more fascinating attacks on Ron Paul comes from Dorothy Rabinowitz in the December 22, 2012, issue of the Wall Street Journal....

Will the Last Job Creator to Leave California Please Turn Off the Lights?

Big Government 2011-12-27
I’ve written before about whether California is the Greece of America, in part because of crazy policies such as overpaid bureaucrats and expensive forms of political correctness, And we all know that California has one of the nation’s greedi

A Run On The Global Banking System—How Close Are We?

Gonzalo Lira 2011-12-27

Gold: Price Action Shakes Out The Speculators

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-27

French Unemployment at 12-Year High

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Times Link:  http://www.ft

Brazil Overtakes Britain as Sixth Largest Economy

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  MyFoxNY Link:  http://www.myfoxny.co

China, Japan to Back Direct Trade of Currencies

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Yuan Hits All-Time High

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

U.S. Home Prices Fell More Than Forecast

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Obama to Ask for Debt Limit Hike

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo News Link:  http://news.yahoo.

Obama to Ask for Debt Limit Hike

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo News Link:  http://news.yahoo.

Gingrich’s Amnesty Plan Has ‘Undocumented’ Loophole

Big Government 2011-12-26
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has come under fire for his amnesty plan. Most Americans cringe at the word “amnesty.” After all, most citizens view it as government acquiescence for political expediency, and, of course, they a

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Paul in 2009–‘I Wouldn’t Risk American Lives’ to End the Holocaust

Big Government 2011-12-26
On the evening of Sept. 16, 2009, I was invited to a function for Rand Paul’s U.S. Senate campaign at the headquarters of Americans for Tax Reform. I had been invited by a friend of mine via Facebook who was a passionate supporter of Ron Paul. Within mi

Deadly Virus

Tom's Opinions and Information 2011-12-26

Gingrich Sparks Discussion on the Proper Role of the Supreme Court

Big Government 2011-12-26
Recent statements by Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich regarding the powers of the Supreme Court have opened up a conversation that is crucial to every American, especially now that the court has agreed to consider t

Justice Dept's Phony Voter ID Challenge

2011-12-26
One of my biggest problems with liberals is their predilection to manufacture phony, if not downright absurd, political arguments. Today's post is about one of those phony arguments, the left's outrageous phony outrage over state voter ID laws.

The Worst Time Of The Year?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-26
For a lot of Americans, this is the worst time of the year.  If you don't have any money, it can be really hard to hear others go on and on about how good "Santa Claus" was to them this year.  For many, there is simply not much to be cheerful about as t

The Worst Time Of The Year?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-26
For a lot of Americans, this is the worst time of the year.  If you don't have any money, it can be really hard to hear others go on and on about how good "Santa Claus" was to them this year.  For many, there is simply not much to be cheerful about as t

Don't Abandon Conservative Message, Sell it Better

Star Parker 2011-12-25
Several new polls come as a jolt as they reflect the dismal state of mind of the American people. As USA Today’s Susan Page sums up the latest USA Today/Gallup poll: the nation is “…more...

Don't Be Fooled, Don't Sell Out Your Gold

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-24

Dems Target For-Profit Colleges, May Enrich Crony Wall Street Traders

Big Government 2011-12-23
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, has launched an investigation into the compensation of executives at private sector colleges and universities. Rep. Elijah Cummings The New York Times reports: &#

Rick Perry Disqualified from Virginia Primary Ballot

Big Government 2011-12-23
From the Washington Examiner: Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to get on Virginia’s presidential primary ballot after the state Republican Party determined Friday that he didn’t submit at least 10,000 valid signatures. The GOP earlier announced f

A Very Scary Christmas And An Incredibly Frightening New Year

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-23
Can you hear that?  It almost sounds like a little bit of peace and quiet.  This year, the holiday season has been fairly uneventful, and for that we should be very grateful.  But it isn't going to last long.  2012 is going to be a much more difficult

A Very Scary Christmas And An Incredibly Frightening New Year

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-23
Can you hear that?  It almost sounds like a little bit of peace and quiet.  This year, the holiday season has been fairly uneventful, and for that we should be very grateful.  But it isn't going to last long.  2012 is going to be a much more difficult

Reason.tv: How to Save a Treehouse from a Zoning Board

Big Government 2011-12-23
It was supposed to be a “slice of Americana and of childhood dreams,” says U.S. Army Specialist Mark Grapin, who lives in Fairfax County, Virginia. He’s talking about the treehouse he built for his two sons after returning from his lat

Lawrence O’Donnell and Government Job-Creation

The Freeman 2011-12-23
Government “job creation” is like flying in a heavy fog without instruments.

Banking Crisis Will Spark Deflationary Spiral

Big Government 2011-12-23
The European Sovereign Debt Crisis that morphed into the European Banking Crisis is about to morph into a powerful worldwide deflationary spiral. The bankruptcy of MF Global, a former primary dealer for the U.S. Federal Reserve, has propelled a growing e

The Left’s War on the Second Amendment Continues as Gun Sales Skyrocket

Big Government 2011-12-23
Walk into your local gun shop and you’re likely to be greeted by some of the hardest working salesmen and women in America. On Black Friday alone Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective hand gun and long gun buy

Pork Lawsuit Motion for Reargument (Please Forward and Post!)

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-23
[Note: this motion is to be submitted for decision on January 23, 2012.] Court of Appeals of the State of New York LEE BORDELEAU, et al., Plaintiffs-Respondents, -against- The STATE OF NEW YORK, et al., Defendants—Appellants. Brief of Appellants for Rea

Do You Want to Live to Be 200?

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-23
Do You Want to Live to Be 200?

Are we on the brink of the age of longevity?

Putting Wealth and Poverty Into Perspective

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-23
Putting Wealth and Poverty Into Perspective

What it's like for poor people

Krugman: I Have Been Trying To Have Him Debate Me For Years

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-23
The interesting thing about Paul Krugman is: I've been trying to get the guy on my show for years. I've been trying to have him debate me. Plenty of universities, including his own, have offered to host a debate between he and I, yet he always refuses.You

Uncle Sam Taking Your Liberty as a Christmas Gift?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-23
Uncle Sam Taking Your Liberty as a Christmas Gift?

The rule of law and the Constitution

Obama Extends Payroll Tax Deduction so Father and Twins can Eat Fatty Foods Obama Wants to Tax

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-23
The Republicans are no longer the party of tax cuts. I never thought I would hear myself say that, but it’s true. At least for the short term. Yesterday, House Republicans abandoned their principles and agreed to a whopping two month extension of th

Obama Extends Payroll Tax Deduction so Father and Twins Can Eat Those Fatty Foods Obama Wants to Tax

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-23
The Republicans are no longer the party of tax cuts. I never thought I would hear myself say that, but it’s true. At least for the short term. Yesterday, House Republicans abandoned their principles and agreed to a whopping two month extension of th

South Carolina Immigration Law Stayed

The Freeman 2011-12-23
“A federal judge on Thursday blocked the most controversial parts of South Carolina’s new immigration law from taking effect next month…. Judge Gergel blocked the most contentious part of South Carolina’s law, which requires law enforcement of

California’s Condom Mandate: New Ballot Initiative Targets Adult Film Industry

Big Government 2011-12-23
We live in a democratic society, and that means that we can put certain issues and people to a vote and let the majority rule. However, there are certain rights that no majority percentage can vote away: the right to worship, the right to speedy trial, an

The Tea Party and Washington: Year One

Big Government 2011-12-23
In the year since the Tea Party arrived in Congress, the movement has managed to change the debate on Capitol Hill, but not the way Washington works. The Tea Party has stopped President Barack Obama and the Democrats from bailing out profligate state gove

December 23, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Friday, December 23, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks rallied Friday in a quiet pre-holiday sessio

Payroll Tax Fight Reaches Temporary Truce

The Freeman 2011-12-23
“If you enjoyed President Obama’s battle with House Republicans over the payroll tax cut extension, you won’t have to wait long for the sequel. After all, the new congressional agreement is only for two months — and the parties, wh

The European Central Bank Loses Its Virginity

Gonzalo Lira 2011-12-23

German Two-Year Yields Near Record Low

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

New Bubble May Be Building in 30-Year Mortgages

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

IMF Urges Members to Boost Funding

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Zero-Risk Rating on Sovereign Debt Threat to ECB Rescue

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Australian Link:  http://www.the

Why Some Business Owners Think Now Is the Time to Sell

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link:  http://www.nyt

Fed’s Once-Secret Data Released to Public

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Nervous Banks Stash Money With ECB

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo! Finance Link:  http://finance

Fed May Signal Low Rates Into 2014

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link:  http://on

The 1% Strike Back

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-22
The 1% Strike Back

Producers tired of being kicked around

Immigrants Will Save the Economy

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-22
Immigrants Will Save the Economy

Open borders and bruised bankers

Is Public Education Getting a Failing Grade?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-22
Is Public Education Getting a Failing Grade?

The state of state education

The Strange Payroll Tax Debate

2011-12-22
President Obama is urging Republicans to pass a two-month extension compromise of his payroll tax cut. From the White House: In the afternoon, the President will continue to urge House Republicans to do what’s right for the American people by allowing a

New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles? - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2011-12-22
If you’ve been watching cable television regularly, you’ve heard from many analysts who know Newt Gingrich personally. They either call him the smartest man in the room or they tell us Gingrich believes he’s the smartest man in the room.

Signs of Growth Misleading, Forecasters Say

The Freeman 2011-12-22
“As the fourth quarter draws to a close, a spate of unexpectedly good economic data suggests that it will have some of the fastest and strongest economic growth since the recovery started in 2009, causing a surge in the stock market and cheering eco

European Central Bank Turns to Credit Expansion

The Freeman 2011-12-22
“After long resisting the kind of financial force Washington used at the height of the financial crisis in 2008, European central bankers on Wednesday pumped nearly $640 billion into the Continent’s banking system. The move raised hopes that the m

We Don’t Have The Benefits Of Capitalism Because We Don’t Have Capitalism

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-22

December 22, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-22
Thursday, December 22, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks gained Thursday as better than expected we

There Is No Great Stagnation: Coffee Edition

The Freeman 2011-12-21
The wonderful thing about markets is that firms are always trying to figure out how to deliver the things consumers want.

What a Wonderful World (Tonight at 10PM on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-21
The media tell us life gets worse. As usual, they miss the big picture. This is a wonderful world, and it's getting better. We live longer: This week, I talk to Sonia Arrison, author of "100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From ...

House, Senate Reach Impasse on Payroll Tax

The Freeman 2011-12-21
“With Tuesday’s near party-line House vote, the House and Senate are at an impasse over how to continue payroll-tax breaks and other expiring measures – and there’s no obvious way out.” (USA Today) An inspiring group. FEE Timely Classic

How Ron Paul Would Defend America

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-21
How Ron Paul Would Defend America

Why Ron Paul’s not an isolationist

Need Experience Occupying to Get a Job?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-21
Need Experience Occupying to Get a Job?

SEIU’s looking for occupiers

Job Growth Remains Sluggish

The Freeman 2011-12-21
“Unemployment rates dropped in 43 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. in November from a month earlier, the Labor Department reported, but job growth remained relatively subdued.” (Wall Street Journal) Government refuses to get out of the way. FE

If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around As If The End Of The World Is Coming?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-21
I have learned that watching what people do is much more important than listening to what they say.  Back in 2008, financial authorities in the United States insisted that everything was gone to be okay.  But we all know now that was a lie.  Well, righ

If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around As If The End Of The World Is Coming?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-21
I have learned that watching what people do is much more important than listening to what they say.  Back in 2008, financial authorities in the United States insisted that everything was gone to be okay.  But we all know now that was a lie.  Well, righ

Obamacare Abominations

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-21
President Obama says his health care "reform" will be good for business. But businessmen don't seem to agree. Three successful CEOs came on my Fox Business show last week to explain how Obamacare is a reason that unemployment stays high. In my syndicated colum...

December 21, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks sold off in the morning but regained much

The Corporate Cash Myth

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
By:  Neeraj Chaudhary Thursday, December 15, 2011 The below article is taken from the December 20

The Cost Of Employing People Is Too High

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-21

Home-Sales Revisions to Hurt: More Distressed Properties

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Brazilian Inflation Accelerated for a Second Month

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Business Week Link:  http://www.busi

Britain's Credit Rating Could Be Cut, Moody's Warns

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Telegraph Link:  http://www.tele

Italian GDP Contracts as Nation Enters New Recession

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  San Francisco Chronicle Link:  http:

Italian Banks Use Govt-Backed Bonds to Receive ECB Loans

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

ECB Lends Banks $645B, Exceeding Forecast

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

ECB Set to Flood Euro-Area Banks with Cheap Cash

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Greek Woes Drive Up Suicide Rate

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-21
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Guardian Link:  http://www.guard

NEA Throws Future Teachers Under the (School) Bus

Big Government 2011-12-20
The “education experts” that are giving leadership to the National Education Association have come out in favor of tougher testing measures for prospective teachers. The NEA, the nation’s largest labor union, announced last week that it favors “na

Getting Worse: 40 Undeniable Pieces Of Evidence That Show That America Is In Decline

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-20
Is America in decline?  That is a very provocative question.  I have found that most people that hate the United States are very eager to agree that America is in decline, while a lot of those that love the United States are very hesitant to admit that

Getting Worse: 40 Undeniable Pieces Of Evidence That Show That America Is In Decline

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-20
Is America in decline?  That is a very provocative question.  I have found that most people that hate the United States are very eager to agree that America is in decline, while a lot of those that love the United States are very hesitant to admit that

Protected: NNComm #225: Cavuto Puts Violence in Xmas

Marc Rudov 2011-12-20
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Frances Fox Piven: #Occupy Movement Must Bring About ‘Upheaval of Historic Dimensions’

Big Government 2011-12-20
Frances Fox Piven, one of the co-authors of the Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm the state with millions of additional welfare claimants, has published an article in the Nation calling for the Occupy Wall Street movement to re-invigorate itself by recr

In Defense of Mitt Romney

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-20
In Defense of Mitt Romney

Since when are free markets bad?

Tea Party Patriots or Pinkos?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-20
Tea Party Patriots or Pinkos?

Tea Party leader on rigged poll

Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Explained

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-20
Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Explained

Doug Wead on Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy

Government Files Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Itself!

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-20
Today, the Justice Department filed suit against itself and fifteen other Federal departments for anti-trust violations. Named defendants include: The U.S. Department of Education -- for stifling innovation with the bureaucracy of its No Child Left Behind law...

A Silly Attack on Ron Paul

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-20
As Ron Paul continues to surge in Iowa, the attacks on him and on libertarianism are increasing. That's, of course, not surprising, especially since Paul is now in the top position in the Iowa polls. But at the very least, you would expect the attacks to

O.W.S. Activist: ‘Police Rank and File are Professional Class Traitors’-But We Should Attempt to Use Them Against the ‘1%ers’

Big Government 2011-12-20
An Occupy Wall Street activist and veteran of the Trotskyist International Socialist Organization, Pham Binh,  has written a widely circulated article, which explains how socialists should attempt  to  manipulate rank and file police officers agains

American Tax Compliance Rates Highest in Civilized World, Despite What David Cay Johnston Says

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-20
Here we go again. The indefatigable David Cay Johnston has twisted the results of a study that says that America, with it’s low tax rates, has the lowest rate of tax evasion in the civilized world into one that says America, because of it’s

American Tax Compliance Rates Highest in Civilized World, Despite What David Cay Johnston Says

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-20
Here we go again. The indefatigable David Cay Johnston has twisted the results of a study that says that America, with it’s low tax rates, has the lowest rate of tax evasion in the civilized world into one that says America, because of it’s

All The Speculators, All The Bankers...All The Financiers Want Inflation

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-20
"All the Speculators, all the Bankers...all the Financiers want Inflation" - in RT AmericaPeter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming

Remy: Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained (A Very TSA Christmas)

Big Government 2011-12-20
In seasons past, Grandma only had to worry about getting run over by a reindeer. With “Grandma Got Run Over by TSA,” web sensation Remy gets us in the holiday mood with a song about Christmas, Homeland Security, and the joys of civil rights

OccupyChicago Eyes Headquarters in Striking Distance of G-8/ NATO Summits

Big Government 2011-12-20
Occupy Chicago’s presence in the financial district may seem to have quieted down a bit from the circus show it was earlier this fall, but organizers in the group are just beginning to put the pieces in place to continue their assault on America. Th

Supreme Court to Consider AZ’s Illegal Immigration Law

Big Government 2011-12-20
Against the expressed wishes of Obama White House lawyers, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve the Obama Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the State of Arizona over its get-tough illegal immigration law (SB 1070).

The Problem with Both Payroll Bills

Big Government 2011-12-20
In all this debate, I fear both parties have missed a critical point. Both versions of this bill impose a permanent new tax on every mortgage backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To pay for an additional two months of tax relief under the Senate version

Protected: NNComm #224: Sex Plus Alcohol Equals Rape

Marc Rudov 2011-12-19
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Why Ron Paul's Surge Is Making Them Nervous

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-19
While big government statists in both the Republican and Democrat parties remain mystified over Ron Paul's surge in the polls in Iowa, the ones who seem most confounded by this phenomenon are the members of the mainstream media, who themselves are statist

Defending Our God Given Liberties

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-19
Defending Our God Given Liberties

Father Nathan Monk defending free speech

The Attack of Ron Paul

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-19
The Attack of Ron Paul

The Attack of Ron Paul

Burning Down The House

2011-12-19
I spent the last week in Las Vegas, where I purposely avoided television, the internet, talk radio, and newspapers. I didn't even check in on my own blog. All things political were jettisoned from my life for an entire week. It was fantastic. I'

Video: Gold Outlook

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-19
Latest commentary on the gold market.Related ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Colla

The Class Warfare We Need

Tom's Opinions and Information 2011-12-19

North Korea: The Most Bizarre Country On Earth Is Now Even More Unstable

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-19
A new era has arrived for North Korea and nobody in the western world really knows exactly what is going to happen next.  Kim Jong-Il is dead, and now control over the most bizarre country on earth has been handed over to 29-year-old Kim Jong-Un.  Many

North Korea: The Most Bizarre Country On Earth Is Now Even More Unstable

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-19
A new era has arrived for North Korea and nobody in the western world really knows exactly what is going to happen next.  Kim Jong-Il is dead, and now control over the most bizarre country on earth has been handed over to 29-year-old Kim Jong-Un.  Many

Gold: Once The Weak Longs Are Cleared Out, The Rise Will Resume

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-19

Thanking Our Troops

Star Parker 2011-12-18
I am from a military family - my father was career - and many members of my immediate and extended family have served and now serve. So perhaps I carry heightened sensitivities to the unique realities and challenges...

Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK And The U.S. Government Still Has The Power To Issue Debt-Free Money

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-18
Most Americans have no idea that the U.S. government once issued debt-free money directly into circulation.  America once thrived under a debt-free monetary system, and we can do it again.  The truth is that the United States is a sovereign nation and i

Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK And The U.S. Government Still Has The Power To Issue Debt-Free Money

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-18
Most Americans have no idea that the U.S. government once issued debt-free money directly into circulation.  America once thrived under a debt-free monetary system, and we can do it again.  The truth is that the United States is a sovereign nation and i

Ron Paul Base is Ready

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-18
Ron Paul’s base is ready By Bob McCarthy News Staff Reporter Published:December 18, 2011, 12:00 AM On a balmy evening outside an East Aurora American Legion post, about 400 people showed up last August to hear Ron Paul expound on everything from abolish

UCLA Economic Debate

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-18

Video: A History Lesson for Newt Gingrich

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-17
Excerpt from the Schiff Radio Show.Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.

About Gold: Don’t Panic!!!

Gonzalo Lira 2011-12-17
It’s momentary—and it’s because of the euro.This post is adapted from analysis which appeared last week in The Strategic Planning Group.For those of us watching the gold markets—that is, those of us anticipating the collapse of the euro and the ev

Protected: NNComm #223: Samsung’s Pussy-Whipped Eunuch

Marc Rudov 2011-12-16
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Remembering Christopher Hitchens: Dramatic Reading of Tom Lehrer’s “Christmas Song”

Big Government 2011-12-16
Christopher Hitchens died yesterday. In 2007, Christopher Hitchens headlined Reason’s “Very Secular Christmas Party” in Washington, D.C. by providing a dramatic reading of Tom Lehrer’s “Christmas Song.” Click above to

Eating Our Own & Providing Strategy for Obama

Big Government 2011-12-16
One cannot turn on the television or radio without some talking head or so-called political analyst pontificating about how Newt Gingrich is grandiose, how Mitt Romney isn’t really a Conservative – and how they both have flipped on several issues –

Beckel on the Continued Success of the Five

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-16
Beckel on the Continued Success of the Five

Beckel on working at FNC

Debt Days of Summer

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-16
Debt Days of Summer

Review of summer's debt ceiling debate

Power Chairs vs. Scooters

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-16
Power Chairs vs. Scooters

Wasteful medicare spending

Government Health Care Gone Wrong

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-16
Government Health Care Gone Wrong

Health-care battle continues

Hope and Change 2012?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-16
Hope and Change 2012?

The future belongs to youth

Our Eroding Civil Liberties?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-16
Our Eroding Civil Liberties?

The future belongs to youth

What is the Future of Freedom?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-16
What is the Future of Freedom?

Judge Nap looks forward to 2012

Barrasso: Appeal Obamacare

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-16
Barrasso: Appeal Obamacare

A second opinion on health care

Back in the USSA

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-16
With congressional passage of the new military-detention bill, and President Obama's unsurprising flip-flop decision to sign it into law, perhaps this would be a good time to review where we are as a country....

In Smith and Wesson We Trust

Big Government 2011-12-16
When Obama talked “hope and change” on the campaign trail in 2008, he was believable enough to get elected, even though a large part of the change he promised would knowingly lead to a burgeoning government. How else could he spread the wealth around

SEIU Corruption Flies Below the Radar

Big Government 2011-12-16
The SEIU’s Insidious Tentacles continue to infiltrate government and politics at the expense of its own rank and file without attracting national media attention. Interestingly enough the mainstream media will not peek beneath the covers and inve

Gold: Bull Markets Climb A Wall Of Worry

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-16

December 16, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Friday, December 16, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks finished up for the day Friday during a quie

From Time to Trains, Government Is No Innovator

Big Government 2011-12-16
On virtually every policy issue and in most sectors of the economy, the left’s solutions call for bigger government. The clear implication of that worldview: We should trust government bureaucrats more than private individuals to innovate, create and pr

Wis. Election Official Belittles GOP Lawmakers via Twitter

Big Government 2011-12-16
More from the Mickey Mouse Club known as the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. [Madison, Wisc...] The same employee who admitted the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board would deem all recall signatures valid, even if they were signed Micke

Obama Nation: Loyal Democrats

Big Government 2011-12-16

Ron Paul Money Bomb Today

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-16
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

Fitch Downgrades World's Top Banks

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNN Link:  http://edition.cnn.com/20

BofA Sees Deeper Eurozone Crisis Before ECB Rescue

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Telegraph Link:  http://www.tele

Spanish States Crave Liquidity on Unpaid Bills

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Million-Dollar Nurses Show U.S. Payroll Struggle

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

New Foreclosure Wave is Coming

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com//id/

Fed Foreign Bank Lifelines May Reach $1 Trillion

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Business Week Link:  http://www.busi

Debt Crisis: Brussels Accord on the Verge of Collapse

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Telegraph Link:  http://www.tele

Banks Shouldn't Buy Govt Bonds With Extra Cash

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Germany’s Hidden Risk

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-16
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Don't Reinvade Iraq

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-15
After those bogus WMDs failed to materialize in Iraq, the U.S. government changed its rational for invading and occupying the country to one purportedly intended to bring freedom and democracy to Iraq. Countless Iraqis have been killed, maimed, tortured,

The Government as Lawbreaker, Again - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2011-12-15
Can Congress make legal something that is inherently wrong, and can Congress take a freedom that is a part of our humanity and make its exercise criminal? If there were no First Amendment, would we still have the freedom of speech? The answer, like many i

Rep. Amash: Resist Tyranny

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-15
Rep. Amash: Resist Tyranny

Standing up for the Constitution

Mourning Freedom in America

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-15
Mourning Freedom in America

America in crisis

Judge Rejects SEC Settlement

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-15
Judge Rejects SEC Settlement

SEC takes the court to court

U.S. Trying to Repress Free Speech on Internet?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-15
U.S. Trying to Repress Free Speech on Internet?

SOPA Bill up for review

Government Health Laws are Bad for YOU!

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-15
They could even kill you.  Here’s one example why it is your best interest to be in charge of your own body.

Krugman Reveals Krugmonomics Fails Even in Small Elite Liberal NYC Neighborhood

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-15
Paul Krugman Reveals Krugmonomics Fails Even in Small Elite Liberal NYC Neighborhood - in The Peter Schiff Show - 11/29/2011Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Pro

Government Healthcare Gone Wrong (Tonight at 10PM on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-15
This week I report on Obamacare, government-run healthcare in general, and their unintended consequences. Companies advertise "free" scooters and power wheelchairs on TV. But nothing is really "free." In the end, taxpayers pay. Yet the U.S. Inspector Gener...

50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-15
Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to be in if we don't make dramatic chang

50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-15
Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to be in if we don't make dramatic chang

The Collapse Of The Euro, The Death Of The Euro And The End Of The Euro

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-14
The euro was a doomed project from the start, and now we are starting to see the endgame play out.  Today, the euro fell to an 11-month low against the U.S. dollar.  As I write this, the EUR/USD is at 1.2983.  Back in July, the EUR/USD was over 1.45. 

The Collapse Of The Euro, The Death Of The Euro And The End Of The Euro

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-14
The euro was a doomed project from the start, and now we are starting to see the endgame play out.  Today, the euro fell to an 11-month low against the U.S. dollar.  As I write this, the EUR/USD is at 1.2983.  Back in July, the EUR/USD was over 1.45. 

Driving the Police State

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-14
Driving the Police State

Government wants to ban phones in cars

The U.S.’s March Toward Totalitarianism?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-14
The U.S.’s March Toward Totalitarianism?

White House’s new terror strategy

Let’s Solve Income Inequality by Confiscating Wealth from the Rich

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-14
I have said many times before that the goal of the pro-tax left is not to raise the dinghies of the poor, but rather to sink the Yachts of the rich. Kay Bell sums it up in her post Taxes as a tool of economic equality (emphasis added): Americans are quit

Let’s Solve Income Inequality by Confiscating Wealth from the Rich

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-14
I have said many times before that the goal of the pro-tax left is not to raise the dinghies of the poor, but rather to sink the Yachts of the rich. Kay Bell sums it up in her post Taxes as a tool of economic equality (emphasis added): Americans are quit

Caution: Government Makes Everything Worse

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-14
The National Transportation Safety Board wants a nationwide ban on cell phone calls and texting while driving. The safety police are thrilled. But as usual, regulation limits our freedom without proof that their rule will do more good than harm. Yes, thousan...

Faith in Coercion or Faith in Freedom?

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-14
Why not immediately repeal Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education grants, food stamps, foreign aid, and all other welfare-state programs?...

CNBC Video: Central Banks And The European Crisis

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-14

Only Ron Paul Can Beat Obama

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-14
Only Ron Paul Can Beat Obama By James Ostrowski* http://twitter.com/#!/JimOstrowski December 14, 2011 A remarkable thing happened two weekends ago. Ron Paul was catapulted into the status of “serious contender for the nomination” by two events. Herman

Homelessness and the Minimum Wage

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-13
Like most everyone else, I periodically encounter people at some busy intersection with a cardboard sign saying something like, 'Homeless with three children. Please help.' My immediate reaction is to feel sympathy, which is then followed by the thought t

Job Creators Fight Back

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-13
Politicians say they want to help America create jobs. If they really want to help, they would get out of the way and let the real job creators create jobs. In my syndicated column this week, I write about how CEOs who created hundreds of thousands of jobs hav...

ECB `s Role In Eurozone Crisis

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-13
The fact that the ECB can refrain from monetizing all this debt, which is what everyone seems to want, is a good thing... that's the only way to force governments to actually cut spending. At least the ECB, Germany, understands what the stakes are. - in Y

Child Poverty In America Is Absolutely EXPLODING – 16 Shocking Statistics That Will Break Your Heart

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-13
If the U.S. economy is improving, then why is child poverty in America absolutely exploding?  If we are experiencing "economic growth", then why are more than half of all children in major U.S. cities like Cleveland and Detroit living in poverty?  If we

Child Poverty In America Is Absolutely EXPLODING – 16 Shocking Statistics That Will Break Your Heart

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-13
If the U.S. economy is improving, then why is child poverty in America absolutely exploding?  If we are experiencing "economic growth", then why are more than half of all children in major U.S. cities like Cleveland and Detroit living in poverty?  If we

A Complaint from Gilad Atzmon

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-13
A few weeks ago, law professor Alan Dershowitz came on my FBN show and criticized college professors who endorsed the book, The Wandering Who, by Gilad Atzmon. He said the author is an "obscure saxophonist" who is an anti-Semite, and that the professors shoul...

$2,500 to Sup with Ayers and Dohrn–How Much for Dinner with Manson?

Big Government 2011-12-12
The Daily Caller reported Sunday that “for the low, low price of $2,500, you can have dinner cooked for you by Weather Underground agitators and terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine [sic] Dohrn.” This is the low state of the world that we have become

Obama’s ‘Green’ Initiatives: It Pays (BIG) to Be an Obama Bundler.

Big Government 2011-12-12
President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign is promising to raise enormous sums of money,  by some estimates and unprecedented $1 billion.  The Finance Chair for the 2012 campaign,  Matthew Barzun, is reactivating the 2008 financial network of campaig

Let’s Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment Now

Big Government 2011-12-12
Our national debt has soared past $15 trillion- forcing a historic debate about the proper size and scope of our government. This debate is an enduring one in our great Republic. It will define who we are as a nation – about our future for our childre

Reason.tv: Why Obama’s Stimulus Failed-A Case Study of Silver Spring, Maryland

Big Government 2011-12-12
High, persistent unemployment and a sluggish economy underscore what all but the most-dedicated supporters of Barack Obama know to be true: The president’s 2009 stimulus program was a massively expensive bust. Understanding why the stimulus failed

Congress Finalizes $1+ Trillion Spending Plan

Big Government 2011-12-12
WASHINGTON (AP) – Weary after a year of partisan bickering, lawmakers tried Monday to wrap up a sprawling $1 trillion-plus spending bill that chips away at military and environmental spending but denies conservatives many of the policy changes they

Comcast/NBC Merger Yields Fruit for the Progressive Media

Big Government 2011-12-12
As you may know, the merger process at the FCC and DoJ is a mess.  In fact, some believe the entire process is not much different than extortion.  Not only do we have some newly reported shenanigans going on around the AT&T merger – with FCC staff

Newt: If Elected, I Won’t Cheat on My Wife

Big Government 2011-12-12
From The Brody Files at CBNNews: This just in – Newt Gingrich provides a written response to The FAMiLY LEADER, an evangelical Iowa organization, on the group’s Marriage Vow. Newt’s entire response is below, but if you want the CliffsN

Mega Fail: 17 Signs That The European Financial System Is Heading For An Implosion Of Historic Proportions

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-12
What happens when you attempt a cold shutdown of one of the biggest debt spirals that the world has ever seen?  Well, we are about to find out.  The politicians in Europe have decided that they are going to "take their medicine" and put strict limits on

Mega Fail: 17 Signs That The European Financial System Is Heading For An Implosion Of Historic Proportions

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-12
What happens when you attempt a cold shutdown of one of the biggest debt spirals that the world has ever seen?  Well, we are about to find out.  The politicians in Europe have decided that they are going to "take their medicine" and put strict limits on

December 12, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Monday, December 12, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna As the one day of good feelings about the deal reached l

Marx Didn't Coin "Capitalism"?

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-12
On my show last Thursday night, I said that the word "capitalism" originated from communist philosopher Karl Marx. A quick Google search shows that it's a widely-accepted story. Historians like Tom DiLorenzo cite Marx as the source quite often. But I guess it'...

Government Intervention May Have Adverse Effects

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-12

A Modest Welfare-State Proposal

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-12
I've got a modest welfare-state proposal that I'm sure every welfare-state advocate is certain to embrace. The fact that my idea comes at Christmas makes it doubly good....

Summit Failure May Consign Top-Rated Bonds to History

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

No One Telling Who Took $586B in Fed Swaps

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

The Real Unemployment Rate is 11 Percent

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

Corporate Warnings Bode Ill for Earnings

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Eurozone Banking System on the Edge of Collapse

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Telegraph Link:  http://www.tele

SF Becomes First US City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo! Finance Link:  http://finance

Vicious Cycle as EU Banks Take Cash From Govts

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Figures Show Industrialized Govts Borrowed $10T in 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Times Link:  http://www.ft

The Peter Schiff Speaking Tour in Phoenix, AZ!

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-12
Content Type:  Event Event Location:  Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Event Date: 

Land of the Envious and Home of the Victim

Star Parker 2011-12-11
President Obama laid out his vision of America in Osawatomie, Kansas. We are no longer, in our president's take on things, land of the free and home of the brave. America now is land of the envious and...

I Did Not Like ECB`s Rate Cut

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-11
Hopefully the ECB will stand firm and not bow to political pressure like the Federal Reserve did. But I don`t like the fat that the ECB reduced rates again to 1 percent. They are bailing out the banks. - in Market WatchRelated, Banco Santander (STD), Deut

The Tim Tebow Comeback Story Continues But There Will Be No Miracle Comebacks For The U.S. Economy

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-11
Never in the history of the NFL has there ever been anything like this.  Today, Tim Tebow engineered yet another miraculous 4th quarter comeback.  Almost everyone has been expecting this unprecedented string of comebacks to come to an end, yet Tebow jus

The Tim Tebow Comeback Story Continues But There Will Be No Miracle Comebacks For The U.S. Economy

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-11
Never in the history of the NFL has there ever been anything like this.  Today, Tim Tebow engineered yet another miraculous 4th quarter comeback.  Almost everyone has been expecting this unprecedented string of comebacks to come to an end, yet Tebow jus

Why Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make Sense—and Isn’t Fair

Gonzalo Lira 2011-12-11
I took a lot of slack recently, for saying I’m against gay rights. In a 2,000 word piece, my disagreement with the concept of gay rights was a passing reference of all of three words—exactly three words.A slogan on a t-shirtis not a reasoned argument

Panera’s Bread’s Bear Claw Ingredients

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-10
Today, I tweeted on how odious Panera’s bear claw was. Here’s the ingredient list which pretty much explains why it tasted so bad. Bear Claw Bear Claw (enriched wheat flour bleached [flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, iron, t

The Utterly Useless NY GOP

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-10
Two recent events–call them Rorschach tests–provide us an opportunity see which NY State Republican officials are worth supporting. In November, the Court of Appeals toosed out the constitutional ban on gifts to private firms, 5-2. The heroes

Video: Is The Global Economic Doomed?

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-10

Boeing Cuts Deal with Union; NLRB Drops Complaint

Big Government 2011-12-09
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Labor Relations Board on Friday dropped its high-profile challenge of Boeing’s decision to open a nonunion aircraft manufacturing plant in South Carolina. The board acted after the Machinists union approved a

Remy’s Incandescent Light Bulb Song

Big Government 2011-12-09
Remy mourns the impending loss of his beloved incandescent light bulbs with a song set to familiar music. Written and performed by Remy and produced by Meredith Bragg. About 2.30 minutes. Go to Reason.tv for downloadable versions. Subscribe to Reason&#

Congressmen Take Action on Ethanol

Big Government 2011-12-09
A bipartisan pair of congressmen are taking on a new battle in the House of Representatives, one that could grab some attention a month out from the Iowa caucuses. In a “Dear Colleague” letter issued last week, Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) and

Obamnesty is Here!

Big Government 2011-12-09
Judicial Watch uncovered documents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) proving that immigration officials were urged to use “prosecutorial discretion” to dismiss deportation proceedings against a wide variety of illegal alien criminals —

Glenn Beck’s Message of Doom

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-09
Glenn Beck’s Message of Doom

Beck sees dark days

Glenn Beck’s Candidate

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-09
Glenn Beck’s Candidate

Who’s Beck going to back?

The Race to the Iowa Caucus

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-09
The Race to the Iowa Caucus

Previewing the Iowa Caucus

Overcoming a Mountain of Regulation

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-09
Overcoming a Mountain of Regulation

Dealing with government regulation

True Job Creators

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-09
True Job Creators

Does government create jobs?

The Case for Austerity

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-09
The Case for Austerity

Everybody wants a free ride?

Could Successful CEOs Start Businesses Today?

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-09
Could Successful CEOs Start Businesses Today?

Government policy’s impact on job creation

Europe: Cutting Government Spending Is The Only Solution That Will Work

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-09
I do not expect anything yet. The question is, will the policy work, will European politicians respond by cutting government spending, which is the only solution that will work. - in Market WatchPeter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, polit

Leftist Movement Using Approved Student Group to Infiltrate Wisconsin High Schools

Big Government 2011-12-09
Following a tip from a reader, Big Government has discovered that a radical immigration group, Voces De La Frontera (Voices of the Frontier/VDLF), has infiltrated the public school system in Racine, Wisconsin by working with an approved student group. Sch

Newt Gingrich on Entitlement Reform, the Federal Reserve and the Eurozone

Big Government 2011-12-09
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca are joined by Newt Gingrich to discuss his plans for entitlement reform, how he would change the Federa

December 9, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Friday, December 9, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna Some sort of vague treaty from Europe (in which Britain ab

Obama Gets Real

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
By:  Peter Schiff Friday, December 9, 2011 For most of his time as a national political figure, B

Bullish On Gold Stocks

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-09

Federal Drug-War Weirdness

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-09
The drug war just keeps getting weirder and weirder. First it was the feds selling assault rifles to the drug cartels. Now, it turns out that the feds have also been laundering large amounts of cash for the drug cartels....

Third World

Big Government 2011-12-09

Alabama County Files Biggest Municipal Bankruptcy

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo! Finance Link:  http://finance

European CEOs Move Cash to Germany

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Banks May Not Refinance $156B of UK Property Loans

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

U.S. Universities Feast on Federal Student Aid

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Business Week Link:  http://www.busi

Foreclosures Jump 7% in October from September

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Market Watch Link:  http://www.marke

Debt Crisis Weighs on German Growth Outlook

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CBS News Link:  http://www.cbsnews.c

Moody's Cuts Three French Banks

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

ECB Cuts Interest Rate, Offers Banks Unlimited Cash

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-09
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Today Online Link:  http://www.today

Shocking Charts And Statistics That Prove That America Is No Longer A Wealthy Nation

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-08
How do you decide whether you are wealthy or not?  Do you determine that by how much money you spend at the stores?  Of course not.  You can tell if you are wealthy or not by comparing your assets (the money in your bank account, equity in your home, e

Shocking Charts And Statistics That Prove That America Is No Longer A Wealthy Nation

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-08
How do you decide whether you are wealthy or not?  Do you determine that by how much money you spend at the stores?  Of course not.  You can tell if you are wealthy or not by comparing your assets (the money in your bank account, equity in your home, e

Newt, Polling, and Obama's Big Class Warfare Speech

2011-12-08
Newt Watch: With Gingrich leading in the Republican primary polls, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threatened to release a thousand pages of material from Gingrich's 90's ethics investigation. Unfortunately for Mrs. Pelosi, Gingrich qu

Bolton for Secretary of State?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-08
Bolton for Secretary of State?

Amb. Bolton on Gingrich comments

The Government’s Strange Bedfellows in War on Drugs

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-08
The Government’s Strange Bedfellows in War on Drugs

Larry Elder on drugs and guns

Who Creates Jobs: Tomorrow on FNC at 10PM and 1AM, Sunday on FNC at 3PM

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-08
Tonight, I interview six prominent CEOs, members of a new group called the Job Creators Alliance. I want to learn the secrets to their success, and whether they could create as many jobs today, given today's regulations. I'll talk to leaders of companies lik...

The U.S. Government Loved the Iraqi People to Death

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-08
Now that the 9-year military occupation of Iraq is presumably coming to an end, it would be appropriate to reflect on the Iraqi people who died as a result of the U.S. invasion and occupation of the country....

When New Dollars Or Euros Are Printed, Your Metals Simply Go Up In Price

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-08

File these Office Cliches in the Circular File

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
From Suzanne Lucas writing for Yahoo!’s Financially Fit: What corporate jargon are you tired of? Career Builder asked 5,000 workers what corporate buzzwords they’d like to see off the table. Here are the top (or bottom!) phrases that should be

File these Office Cliches in the Circular File

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
From Suzanne Lucas writing for Yahoo!’s Financially Fit: What corporate jargon are you tired of? Career Builder asked 5,000 workers what corporate buzzwords they’d like to see off the table. Here are the top (or bottom!) phrases that should be

PIIGS: How The Bond Markets Treat Them Without The Implicit Backing Of Northern Europe?

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-07
If Greece, Italy, et al, can't stomach the austerity that comes with staying in the euro, they should withdraw and see how the bond markets treat them without the implicit backing of Northern Europe. - excerpt from the GWCTickers, iShares MSCI Italy Index

Pearl Harbor Was FDR's Back Door to War

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-07
Given that today is the anniversary date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we'll no doubt be treated to standard interventionist articles stating what a great thing World War II was....

Ten Years to Greece

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-07
A member of the European Parliament, Daniel Hannan, worries about what he calls "The New Road To Serfdom." He says Europe is imploding, and it should be a warning to America. I interviewed him for my FBN show. And expand on his argument in my syndicated column...

Bernanke Fights Back

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-07
Bernanke Fights Back

Bernanke fights over Fed bailouts

Gary Johnson Going Rogue 2012?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-07
Gary Johnson Going Rogue 2012?

Gary Johnson on his 2012 prospects

Teddy Roosevelt: Obama & Gingrich’s Big-Government Hero?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-07
Teddy Roosevelt: Obama & Gingrich’s Big-Government Hero?

A choice between Obama and Gingrich?

Ron Paul Running With the Big Dogs

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-07
Ron Paul Running With the Big Dogs

Ron Paul on his 2012 prospects

The Robin Hood Tax and the Dangers of Populism

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
There was a time when if you called a left-winger a socialist he’d sock (slap?) you in the face. But now, in these days of abject class warfare, he wears the label on his sleeve for daws to peck at. From the New York Times, by way of Paul Caron, i

The Robin Hood Tax and the Dangers of Populism

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
There was a time when if you called a left-winger a socialist he’d sock (slap?) you in the face. But now, in these days of abject class warfare, he wears the label on his sleeve for daws to peck at. From the New York Times, by way of Paul Caron, i

What Is The Best Country In The World For Americans To Relocate To In Order To Avoid The Coming Economic Collapse?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-07
Millions of American citizens have already left the United States in search of a better life.  As the economy continues to crumble and as our society slowly falls apart, millions of others are thinking about it.  But moving to another country is not som

What Is The Best Country In The World For Americans To Relocate To In Order To Avoid The Coming Economic Collapse?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-07
Millions of American citizens have already left the United States in search of a better life.  As the economy continues to crumble and as our society slowly falls apart, millions of others are thinking about it.  But moving to another country is not som

The Main Argument In Favor Of The Euro

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-07

Compassionate Liberal Alec Baldwin Shows How Much He Cares about the 99%

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
Alec Baldwin is a compassionate liberal who regularly accuses Republicans of being hateful, selfish and greedy. Apparently, Mr. Baldwin thinks this makes it okay for him to call his 13 year old daughter a rude, thoughtless little pig and treat lowly fl

Compassionate Liberal Alec Baldwin Shows How Much He Cares about the 99%

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
Alec Baldwin is a compassionate liberal who regularly accuses Republicans of being hateful, selfish and greedy. Apparently, Mr. Baldwin thinks this makes it okay for him to call his 13 year old daughter a rude, thoughtless little pig and treat lowly fl

St. Matthew the Tax Collector

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” St Matthew, 5.44 Did you know that the Matthew of the New Testament was a tax collector? I didn

St. Matthew the Tax Collector

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-07
“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” St Matthew, 5.44 Did you know that the Matthew of the New Testament was a tax collector? I didn

Government Motors Pays University of Chicago Students to Test Drive

Big Government 2011-12-06
Yesterday we stumbled across a marketing team promoting GM vehicles at the University of Chicago. Students were being offered $10 to test drive Chevy’s inferior quality cars around campus, and promised an additional $10 to the Colleges Against Cance

BREAKING NEWS on Fast and Furious: Holder Adds Money Laundering to Gun Smuggling

Big Government 2011-12-06
Operation Fast and Furious has marred Eric Holder’s stint as Attorney General. Between the selling of upwards of 2,500 weapons to straw purchasers (who were knowingly to pass the guns to criminals), the failure to trace those guns, the gun-walking, the

American Liberties At Risk

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-06
American Liberties At Risk

Sen. Mike Lee on the NDAA

Sen. Schumer’s Flawed Cure for Prescription Prices

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-06
Sen. Schumer’s Flawed Cure for Prescription Prices

Price gouging prescriptions?

Who Wants Newt?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-06
Who Wants Newt?

Jack Burkman on Newt Gingrich

Can Ron Paul Beat the Big-Government Republicans?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-06
Can Ron Paul Beat the Big-Government Republicans?

Jim Rogers on the 2012 race

Tuesday Open Thread: Insider Trading Edition

Big Government 2011-12-06
Today, the House Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the STOCK Act, which would prohibit insider trading by Members of Congress and their staff. The Committee is chaired by Rep. Spencer Bachus. Yeah, that’s a bit interesting.

TIGTA: Closely Held Businessmen More Likely to Structure Transactions to Avoid Taxes

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-06
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says the IRS needs to improve the quality of its audits of small corporations. Listen: TIGTA reviewed whether IRS examiners followed proper procedures and guidelines when auditing the returns of smal

20 Signs That The Culture Of Government Dependence Has Gotten Completely And Totally Out Of Control

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-06
More Americans are financially dependent on the government than ever before.  For a variety of reasons, there are now tens of millions of Americans that would not be able to survive without government assistance.  As I wrote about the other day, the ins

20 Signs That The Culture Of Government Dependence Has Gotten Completely And Totally Out Of Control

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-06
More Americans are financially dependent on the government than ever before.  For a variety of reasons, there are now tens of millions of Americans that would not be able to survive without government assistance.  As I wrote about the other day, the ins

More Honesty from the Left in the Tax Debate

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-06
Once again the left gets hoisted with its own petard in the tax debate. Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal today in which he noted: A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office says, “The share of

Freedom in Iraq

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-06
According to the New York Times, 'The American Embassy in Baghdad has placed sharp new restrictions on how government workers can travel inside the walled-off International Zone, citing serious threats of kidnapping and terrorist attacks across Iraq and n

Union Bosses Win, Ohio Workers Get Fired

Big Government 2011-12-06
The reforms in Issue 2 would've helped localities control health & pension costs, ended last-in-first-out layoffs, instituted merit pay, and equipped elected leaders with some flexibility at the expense of union bosses. Good thing we avoided that mise

The Only Money You Can Trust Is The Gold And Silver In Your Pocket

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-06

Video: Bank Bailout in Disguise, Jobs Data

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-05
Latest video market update.Related: Bank Of America (BAC), Morgan Stanley (MS)Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Col

The Origins of the Fed

Tom's Opinions and Information 2011-12-05
Here's how we got saddled with this monstrosity: In the early 1900s — during the so-called Progressive Era — the US government began a radical program of intervention into the economy. Pundits hailed this as fostering a new "spirit of cooperation" bet

Race Hustling Charlatan James Clyburn Says Newt Gingrich “Will Say Anything to Get a Charge”

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-05
“Go to your bosom; knock there and ask your heart what it doth know that is like my brother’s fault.” - Measure for Measure, Act II, Scene ii - Congressman James Clyburn was asked by MSNBC’s non-partisan Newt-hater, Mika Brzezinski

Chart: Tax Rates by Zipcode

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-05
Here is an interesting chart from the Tax Foundation that shows the average effective tax rate by zip code. The bluest areas have the highest tax rates and the light brown areas the lowest: Before you rely on this chart, check out Mary O’Keefe’

Is Ron Paul the Flavor of the Decade?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-05
Is Ron Paul the Flavor of the Decade?

Chris Stirewalt on the 2012 GOP race

Cops Say Legalize Drugs

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-05
Cops Say Legalize Drugs

Fmr. Cop Terry Nelson on the drug war

One Bill to Destroy The Constitution

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-05
One Bill to Destroy The Constitution

Jacob Hornberger on the NDAA

Fighting a U.S. Bailout of Europe

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-05
Fighting a U.S. Bailout of Europe

Federal Reserve's European bailout talks

Of Windmill Pushers and Pinwheel Hats: Wind Lobby Blows Hard to Keep its Welfare Intact

Big Government 2011-12-05
As a repository of reader insight adding context to or exposing flaw or omissions of a paper’s news and editorial pages, the letters section of the Wall Street Journal is typically unmatched among other outlets. I have spent some time on the phone and

Wife of Wisconsin State Employee Suggests Gov’s Wife, Sons be Raped

Big Government 2011-12-05
On Sunday, the Green Bay Press-Gazette posted a link on its Facebook page to an Associated Press story detailing state aid cuts to organizations that help victims of sexual abuse. After that story was posted, a reader left a comment expressing outrage tha

Why Iranians Hate Us and Love Us

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-05
Stephen Kinzer's excellent op-ed in Sunday's New York Times provides another side of the story with respect to Iran. The title of the article is, 'Iran's First Great Satan Was England.' The article is an excellent starting point for understanding the back

The Worst In The World – The U.S. Balance Of Trade Is Mind-Blowingly Bad

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-05
Did you know that we buy about a half a trillion dollars more stuff from the rest of the world than they buy from us?  The U.S. balance of trade is not only mind-blowingly bad - it is the worst in the world.  It is being projected that the U.S. trade de

The Worst In The World – The U.S. Balance Of Trade Is Mind-Blowingly Bad

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-05
Did you know that we buy about a half a trillion dollars more stuff from the rest of the world than they buy from us?  The U.S. balance of trade is not only mind-blowingly bad - it is the worst in the world.  It is being projected that the U.S. trade de

‘You’ve Been Gored’: UN Climate Change Convention

Big Government 2011-12-05
As the UNFCCC – that’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – frolics in Durban, South Africa for 11 days of cocktails, crab legs and planet saving, what better time for another excerpt from YOU’VE BEEN GORED. The

Gold`s Monthly Close Was The Second Highest In History

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-05

December 5, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Monday, December 5, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks finished a volatile session in the middle of t

Payroll Tax "Cut" Just Another Welfare State Scam

Star Parker 2011-12-05
Last year a one year cut in the payroll taxes that working Americans pay to finance Social Security was enacted in the name of so-called economic "stimulus." But, like the rest of the economic stimuli that have...

Risky Moves Spark Quick Rally

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
By:  John Browne Monday, December 5, 2011 Last week, with liquidity concerns reaching a crisis po

Postal Cuts to Slow Delivery of First-Class Mail

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Hooray for Socialism!

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link:  http://on

American Airlines Could Saddle Govt with $9B Pensions

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

New Orders for U.S. Factory Orders Fell in October

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Euro Program at IMF Could Spread Rescue Risk Worldwide

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

Secrets of the Bailout, Now Told

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link:  http://www.nyt

If Laws Change, 'Penny Hoarders' Could Cash In

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo! News Link:  http://news.yahoo

Fed May Give Loans to IMF to Help Euro Zone

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-05
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Gold Will Close In On 2,000 This Year

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-04
I think we will come pretty close to hitting 2,000 dollars/ounce on gold this year. It would be hard for gold not to be above 2,000 dollars/ounce in 2012. I really think it would be unlikely that we wouldn’t see prices north of 2,000 dollars/ounce next

Protected: NNComm #222: The Violent Kim Kardashian

Marc Rudov 2011-12-04
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Barack Obama Is Taking A 17 Day Vacation Even As America Falls Apart All Around Him

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-04
What in the world is Barack Obama thinking?  The United States of America is falling apart all around him, and yet he decides to take a 17 day Hawaiian vacation.  Does he even understand that he is the leader of the free world?  Does he even understand

Barack Obama Is Taking A 17 Day Vacation Even As America Falls Apart All Around Him

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-04
What in the world is Barack Obama thinking?  The United States of America is falling apart all around him, and yet he decides to take a 17 day Hawaiian vacation.  Does he even understand that he is the leader of the free world?  Does he even understand

Billionaire Nick Hanauer Says Money Should Be Taken from the Rich and Given to the Rich to Create Jobs

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-04
The tax-the-rich rantings of multi-billionaire Nick Hanauer are proof that you don’t have to be a genius in America to get rich. Here’s Hanauer writing for BloombergBusinessweek (emphasis added): I’m a very rich person. As an entrepreneur

The Tea Party Budget

2011-12-04
Four months ago, one of the largest Tea Party groups, Freedomworks, created a Tea Party Debt Commission to address the red ink in which this country is drowning. Because our current non-leader is doing nothing but fiddling while Rome burns, I'm happy

Payroll Tax "Cut" Just Another Welfare State Scam

Star Parker 2011-12-04
Last year a one year cut in the payroll taxes that working Americans pay to finance Social Security was enacted in the name of so-called economic "stimulus." But, like the rest of the economic stimuli that have...

OccupyLA Arrestees Feel Traumatized, May Seek Therapy

Big Government 2011-12-03
From the LATimes: Most of the roughly 300 Occupy L.A. protesters were released from jail by Friday evening, with some immediately speaking out on the police raid that cleared their camp. One speaker suggested that some of those arrested might need thera

OccupyRichmond Stands Up for Local Tea Party

Big Government 2011-12-03
From ThinkProgress: The Richmond Tea Party has been alleging that it is being singled out for unfair treatment from the city of Richmond, Virginia after officials have opened a tax audit of the group. These Tea Partiers complain that the city has been

Demographics Over Economics

2011-12-03
CNN exit polls from the 2008 presidential race yielded some interesting results, as follows: Voting by race and gender ————— White men voted 57-41% for McCain. White women voted 53-46% for McCain. Black men voted 95-5% for Ob

Demographics Over Economics

2011-12-03
CNN exit polls from the 2008 presidential race yielded some interesting results, as follows: Voting by race and gender ————— White men voted 57-41% for McCain. White women voted 53-46% for McCain. Black men voted 95-5% for Ob

Cain Presser Open Thread: Should He Stay or Should He Go? Update: He’s Out

Big Government 2011-12-03
Herman Cain will shortly announce whether or not he will continue his campaign for the GOP nomination. National Journal reports now that Cain has called all of his rivals ahead of his press conference, suggesting he will drop out of the race. LiveStream

‘Fast and Furious’ Not Holder’s First Controversy Involving the Murder of an American Citizen

Big Government 2011-12-03
Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue said he "was way ahead of the curve" when it came to pointing out Attorney General Eric Holder's many flaws -- and skeletons.

Rock the Vote for Liberty Today in Buffalo

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-03
Dec. 3 – Liberty Concert – Live Video Stream link Attend this cool event to promote Liberty! Stream Embedded on Buffalo Liberty – http://www.buffaloliberty.org/?p=428 Secondary link from Livestream — http://www.livestream.com/rockt

We Are All Missing the Point in the Current Political Debate

Big Government 2011-12-03
Our nation will spend more than $40 trillion over the next ten years with at least $15 trillion in deficit spending, while Congress is arguing about how to reduce that deficit by all of 8% – really?  With this nonsense debate going on, Mr. Obama ha

Global Warming Alarmism on Thin Ice?

Big Government 2011-12-03
The Register reports on a study from the December issue of Science: By analysing ancient algae found in deep-sea core samples, Professor Matthew Huber and his colleagues determined that the mile-thick ice which now covers the south polar continent formed

BREAKING NEWS on Fast and Furious: Holder Sweats as More Lies Uncovered by Feb. 3rd Memo

Big Government 2011-12-03
As Eric Holder’s December 8th testimony before Congress draws near, more and more lies surrounding Fast and Furious are crumbling to the ground. From new evidence that appears to indicate that President Obama knew about the operation as early as May 201

Good Entry Points For Gold And Silver

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-03

Breaking News! Assemblyman Ray Walter Blasts Pork Lawsuit Dismissal!

Political Class Dismissed 2011-12-02
Tea Party Coalition-endorsed Ray Walter today became the first elected state official to blast the Court of Appeals dismissal of the Pork Lawsuit that seeks to end cash grants to corproations, the legalized robbery of the taxpayer. Please send him a note

Central Banks Rung The Bell To Buy Precious Metals

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-02
There’s an old expression that nobody rings a bell when it’s time to buy or sell. Well, I think the world’s central banks rung a pretty loud bell today to buy precious metals.Related, SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), IShares Silver ETF (SLV)Peter Schiff`s

About Those Chicken-hawks

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-02
I find chicken-hawks to be an interesting group of people. They're calling on the U.S. government to wage war on Iran, just as they did with Iraq. Yet, at the same time, they steadfastly refuse to join the U.S. Armed Forces to go fight against Iran, just

Democrats Jumping Ship?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-02
Democrats Jumping Ship?

Fmr. Democrat switches registration

Your Rights, Government Wrongs

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-02
Your Rights, Government Wrongs

Are our rights ours?

Prosperity in Bankruptcy?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-02
Prosperity in Bankruptcy?

Free markets need risks and rewards

Ugly Free Speech

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-02
Ugly Free Speech

Debate surrounding, “The Wandering Who”

Enemies of the Constitution

Fox Business: Napolitano 2011-12-02
Enemies of the Constitution

Enemies of the Constitution

Rep. Ryan: We Must Lift Crushing Burden of Debt

Fox business: Stossel 2011-12-02
Rep. Ryan: We Must Lift Crushing Burden of Debt

Rep. Ryan calls out administration’s policies and impact on economy

Moving the Needle

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-02
On my FBN show this week, Congressman Paul Ryan and I talk about the unintended consequences of government spending. The consequences are nasty. But the glimmer of good news is that while Congressman Ryan was vilified for his 'Path to Prosperity', a mild plan ...

Stossel - s2011 | e94 - Thu, Nov 17, 2011

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2011-12-02
Stossel's 'Free Speech and Its Enemies'Add this to your queueAdded: Fri Dec 02 08:38:13 UTC 2011Air date: Thu Nov 17 00:00:00 UTC 2011Duration: 41:14Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Dec 2, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Friday, December 2, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks gave back the entire early day rally Friday, a

Sweden is Safest as Crisis Upends Bond Market

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

For Jobless, Little Hope of Restoring Better Days

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Euro Central Banks May Provide $270B via IMF

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Pennsylvania Capital Files for Bankruptcy

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Post Link:  http://busines

Nouriel Roubini’s Lapse in Standards

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Post Link:  http://busines

China Says Cannot Use Reserves to Save Europe

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Detroit May Go Broke by April

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-02
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Protected: NNComm #221: The Farce of Unconditional Love

Marc Rudov 2011-12-01
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

The American Dream: a Disaster Decades in the Making?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-01
The American Dream: a Disaster Decades in the Making?

A pox on both their houses

What if the NFL Were Like a Public Sector Union?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2011-12-01
What if the NFL Were Like a Public Sector Union?

Fran Tarkenton on labor unions

Unintended Consequences (Tonight at 10PM on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2011-12-01
This week, I report on the awful unintended consequences of big government meddling in our lives. Central planners often have good intentions -- they just want to "feed the hungry" and "heal the sick" -- but now we have a crushing debt that could take us off a...

Have You Heard About The 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout The Federal Reserve Handed To The Too Big To Fail Banks?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-01
What you are about to read should absolutely astound you.  During the last financial crisis, the Federal Reserve secretly conducted the biggest bailout in the history of the world, and the Fed fought in court for several years to keep it a secret.  Do y

Have You Heard About The 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout The Federal Reserve Handed To The Too Big To Fail Banks?

The Economic Collapse 2011-12-01
What you are about to read should absolutely astound you.  During the last financial crisis, the Federal Reserve secretly conducted the biggest bailout in the history of the world, and the Fed fought in court for several years to keep it a secret.  Do y

Tax Preparer Goes to Jail

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2011-12-01
WebCPA reports that a New Jersey tax preparer was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison for preparing false tax returns for numerous clients that resulted in an estimated tax loss to the federal government of between $30,000 and $80,000. Newark-bas

Market Update: Precious Metals

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-01
Global Central Banks Ring Gold Buyers' Bell.Tickers, SPDR Gold ETF (GLD); IShares Silver ETF (SLV), Hecla Mining (HL), Newmont Mining (NEM), Goldcorp (GG), Barrick Gold (ABX)Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff

Loving Egypt's Military Dictatorship

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2011-12-01
The disingenuousness of the U.S. government clearly has no bounds. What better example than its recent, somewhat lackadaisical call on the Egyptian military to relinquish power to the civilian sector?...

December 1, 2011

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-01
Thursday, December 1, 2011 By:  Mark Hanna After the huge rally Wednesday, U.S. stocks had a very q

When Will The Federal Reserve Have A Change Of Heart?

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-01

Loud And Clear Bell Ringing To Buy Precious Metals

Peter Schiff Blog 2011-12-01

Average Foreclosure Time Sets New Record

Euro Pacific Capital 2011-12-01
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4