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Unfortunately, Expanding Pell Grants Likely to Increase College Tuition and Fraud
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Unfortunately, Expanding Pell Grants Likely to Increase College Tuition and Fraud

In Obama’s proposed 2011 fiscal budget released yesterday, he calls for a massive expansion to the Pell Grant program. The Pell Grant, given to undergraduate and some graduate students that can demonstrate financial need, will be expanded to approximately $35 billion.  It’s no secret that tuition costs are soaring particularly at public colleges and universities.

02/02/2010
Obama's 2011 Fiscal Budget: More of the Same
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Obama's 2011 Fiscal Budget: More of the Same

Today, the White House released Obama’s remarks regarding his budget for the fiscal year 2011:  We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits don't have consequences; as if waste doesn't matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money; as if we can ignore this challenge for another generation. We can't. No, it’s not April Fools day.

02/01/2010
White House: Your Concerns About Jobs Are "Petty"
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White House: Your Concerns About Jobs Are "Petty"

During Obama’s State of the Union address on Wednesday, he claimed that the “stimulus” bill has been a continuous success. He attempted to reassure the American people by explaining that it had “saved” millions of jobs so far.  Because of the steps we took, there are about two million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. 200,000 work in construction and clean energy. 300,000 are teachers and other education workers.

01/29/2010
27.1% Youth Unemployment Rate: Minimum Wage Hurting Their Prospects
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27.1% Youth Unemployment Rate: Minimum Wage Hurting Their Prospects

 A great deal of young people were attracted to Obama’s campaign due to its “hipness” and its ability to organize through social networking sites. However, a year after Obama took office, more young people are waking up and realizing that Obama’s minimum wage policies do not serve their best interest.

01/27/2010
Americans Oppose Second "Stimulus"
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Americans Oppose Second "Stimulus"

In December, the House passed the second "stimulus" plan. The proposed plan is now before the Senate and will redistribute $174 billion taxpayer money throughout the economy to "create" jobs. The second stimulus, heavily backed by democratic lawmakers, remains unpopular among American citizens that have yet to see any positive effects from the first stimulus.

01/26/2010
Massachusetts' Message: Stop Wasteful Spending
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Massachusetts' Message: Stop Wasteful Spending

According to the Associated Press, the White House interpreted Senator Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts as a sign to start focusing on jobs:Their conclusion was that the economy — jobs specifically and the broader topics of the nation's fiscal and financial health — must be priority No. 1.

01/21/2010
1 Year Later: Obama's Approval Rating Plummeting
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1 Year Later: Obama's Approval Rating Plummeting

On January 20, 2009, President Obama spoke of hope and change as he was sworn into office with a 64% approval rating.  Today, exactly one year later, Obama’s approval rate continues to nose-dive as more Americans lose hope in his big-spending agendas.

01/20/2010
Democrats Reach Deal To Tax "Cadillac" Health Care Plans
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Democrats Reach Deal To Tax "Cadillac" Health Care Plans

Over the past few days, Obama has held extensive close-door meetings with democratic leaders to discuss how to pay for his massive health care plan. Politico reports that:Those involved in the talks sought to keep details of their progress under wraps. The negotiations delved into the Senate’s controversial tax on expensive insurance plans, which unions and House members strongly oppose, and, for a while Wednesday, labor leaders huddled privately with top administration aides.

01/15/2010
Rep. Buchanan Forces Vote on Open Health Care Reform Negotiations
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Rep. Buchanan Forces Vote on Open Health Care Reform Negotiations

  In 2008, Obama stated that the health care debate would be open and televised:  But here’s the difference: I’m going to do it all on C-SPAN so that the American people will know what’s going on.  Despite Obama's promise, the health care debate has continued behind closed doors. U.S Rep.

01/13/2010
White House's New Job Count Rules
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White House's New Job Count Rules

Despite soaring unemployment rates, the Obama administration persistently alleges that the stimulus plan has been a success. According to Christina Romer, chairman of the Council of Economics Advisors: The most important bottom line is to say that close to 2 million jobs have been created or saved by the close of 2009, a truly stunning . . .

01/13/2010

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