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Will that be one term, or two

By at July 14, 2011 | 11:36 am | 1 Comments

Will that be one term, or two

“Do you think Obama will get a second term?” my lunch mate asked.

“It depends,” I said.

We agreed there are some critical issues going into the 2012 election season. The price of gas and the job market probably top… Read the rest

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Bin laden Bounce

By at May 11, 2011 | 10:34 am | 1,182 Comments

Bin laden Bounce

President Barack Obama is on the receiving end of the Osama Bin Laden bounce. Obama’s approval rating has soared to 60 percent in the latest Associated Press-GFK Poll; making for a two-year high.

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The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

By at May 6, 2011 | 11:21 am | 1 Comments

The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

April, yes the month of showers, amounted to something more than measurable inches. The Labor Department out with its latest numbers shows that employers added about 245,000 people to their payrolls last month.

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Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

By at April 25, 2011 | 12:46 pm | 177 Comments

Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

History tells us that patterns repeat themselves over and over again. Dress things up as we will with cultural and technological advances, we seem habituated to doing the same dumb things over and over.

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Group Leads Movement to Help Make Wealthiest Earners Pay More in Taxes

By at April 22, 2011 | 10:56 am | 10 Comments

Group Leads Movement to Help Make Wealthiest Earners Pay More in Taxes

A group of admirable Americans has formed an organization called United for a Fair Economy that hopes to change federal tax laws to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The leaders of this organization are indeed “admirable” because they are willing to walk the talk. They are in the upper echelons of wage earners and are helping to lead the advocate to make people like themselves pay more in taxes.

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U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

By at April 8, 2011 | 10:02 am | 2 Comments

U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

A shutdown will harm hundreds of thousand of workers who will have to go without paychecks and rip a new hole in America’s shaky economy. That should provide enough of a catalyst to get moving, and get a deal. Lawmakers need turn this DTGIF (Don’t Thank God its Friday), around before the midnight hour.

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Pennsylvania squarely in President Obama’s State of the Union

By at January 26, 2011 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania squarely in President Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama’s State of the Union Speech lacked his trademark energy. Obama talked about the need to improve education and invest in renewable energy. He offered up a plan to win in a global economy that is becoming increasingly competitive. The atmosphere in the gallery was cordial and refined in the weeks after the deadly shooting in Arizona that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

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On turtles pace to create more jobs in the U.S.

By at January 7, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 745 Comments

On turtles pace to create more jobs in the U.S.

The economy has taken a turn for the better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics out with new numbers show that the number of unemployed is shrinking. However, as you will see its still not worth celebrating just yet.

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Pennsylvania’s Dixie Cup of Gold

By at January 3, 2011 | 2:26 pm | 2 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Dixie Cup of Gold

Revenue collections are coming in at a much better rate than projected, the money does add up, but next to a looming multi-billion dollar budget its a drop in the bucket.

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The shrinking middle class

By at January 3, 2011 | 10:42 am | 186 Comments

The shrinking middle class

The middle class is becoming a part of America’s great past. As Rock The Capital’s Phil Gimson illustrates the numbers firmly back-up what many have suspected.

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