Posted in Big Government, Deficit, Economics, Fiscal Policy, Government intervention, Government Spending, Jobs, Keynesian, Obama, Spending, stimulus, Unemployment, tagged Big Government, Debt, Deficits, Fiscal Policy, Government intervention, Government Spending, Joblessness, Jobs, Obama, stimulus, Unemployment on December 3, 2010 |
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this morning that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent last month. As you can see from the chart, the White House claimed that if we enacted the so-called stimulus, the unemployment rate today would be about 7 percent.
It’s never wise to over-interpret the meaning on a single month’s data, and it’s also a mistake to credit or blame any one policy for the economy’s performance, but it certainly does seem that the combination of bigger government and more intervention is not a recipe for growth.
Maybe the President should reverse course and try free markets and smaller government. Here’s a helpful six-minute tutorial.
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Posted in Bernanke, Easy money, Federal Reserve, Humor, Monetary Policy, Political Humor, tagged Bernanke, Easy money, Federal Reserve, Humor, Monetary Policy, Political Humor on December 3, 2010 |
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Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe I’m just getting into the Christmas spirit, but I saw this photo of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the Drudge Report and my mind instantly connected his image with this character from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”
This might explain Bernanke’s QE2 policy. I can see a film being released in time for next year’s holiday season: “The Grinch Who Debased the Dollar.”
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