Wrong direction, Mr. President!

September 10, 2010

 
“Remain calm!  All is well!”

When Chip Diller was famously trampled by the mob at the parade in the movie Animal House, he was yelling desperately in hopes of saving a Homecoming parade.  And that was funny.  But when the people supporting our Administration and Congress’s failed fiscal policy continually flail about in denial very much like Chip, as we’ve discussed on my Facebook page, it’s not funny anymore.

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For another 75 years and beyond

August 14, 2010

 
Statement by Nan Hayworth on the 75th Anniversary of Social Security

Social Security represents the aspiration within the American character to do right by our neighbors and our fellow citizens.  When Social Security was signed into law 75 years ago, our government was prepared to finance the program responsibly.  Much has changed during the intervening decades to create an ever greater role for Social Security, and that in turn demands that we anticipate future needs so that we can continue this program that is critically important for tens of millions of Americans.

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First, stop digging…

August 9, 2010

 
The American people are in the midst of learning a painful economic lesson:  federal spending doesn’t create jobs. The latest evidence came from the Department of Labor, which released its monthly jobs report last week.  The outlook is bleaker than experts in and out of government expected, and the government’s meddling isn’t helping.

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When second thoughts are good

July 27, 2010

 
Second thoughts at times can bog down progress, but there are other times when they can be very helpful indeed.  We have a case in point right now on Capitol Hill.  On January 1, the tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003 are slated to expire, the death tax will return, and capital gains taxes are going to increase, among other things.  These all add up to a massive tax increase headed our way.  This doesn’t just sound unpleasant; it is an economic warning.  If unheeded, the resulting money grab by Washington threatens to starve job creation in the private sector.

The threat has progressed to where even the Democratic members of Congress, the chief advocates of more spending and higher taxes, have split into two camps.

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