Tag: gas prices

Let’s Be Honest

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before a House committee yesterday. When asked by a Republican congressman just how much the debt ceiling would have to be raised to meet all the expected expenses of the next decade, Geithner was reluctant to give a straight answer. In the end, he said something to the effect that the congressman would not be happy with the number. The best estimate from economic analyst Stuart Varney is that we would have to raise the… Read more »

Obama’s Green Dreams

You would think after the bankruptcy of Solyndra, which received half a billion in taxpayer stimulus money, and now a number of other “green” energy companies folding despite government largess at the taxpayer expense, that the president would rethink his support for such boondoggles. Instead, he’s doubling down and seeking to spend more of our [your] money on enterprises that cannot compete in the marketplace. When one is inspired by an ideology, however false, it’s difficult to face reality. On… Read more »

Obama’s Plan of Action

President Obama famously—or infamously—said at the beginning of his term that if things didn’t get better in the next three years, he should be a one-term president. I would like to hold him to that promise. But then, he’s not been too good at keeping his promises: Some people believe he deserves special recognition for this feat. Here’s one suggestion: He has his solutions to the national debt problem. Here’s one: Don’t like that one? Well, here’s another: Of course,… Read more »