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America Has A 1.6% Inflation Rate. Aren’t You Lucky?

In the Socialist Paradise where I live, inflation (as reported by the government) was 56% last year. This year the projects are for an inflation of 85% or more. But, you, my dear friends, don’t have an inflation problem back there in America, do you? I Googled US Inflation this morning and found this graph: Wow! 1.6% inflation last month. I guess those blood-sucking Social Security recipients (like me) won’t being getting any adjustment to their benefits this year. Unfortunately, according to this article, those fixed-income blood-suckers and most everyone else are going to be in for some sticker shock […]

ObamaCare Affordable? Woman With Brain Tumor Gets Hours Cut, Copays Skyrocket, Because of ObamaCare

Here’s yet another example of a person that is being harmed by the “Affordable” Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.  28 year old Amanda Pratt has found herself in dire straights.  Not only did she have a large brain tumor, ObamaCare, in spite of it’s promise to be “affordable,” has complicated Pratt’s treatment by making it unaffordable.  That’s already somewhat jarring for young woman. Maybe it should have prepared her for what she saw when she went to the doctor last week. That’s where she got another shock: the cost of some of her care now that Obamacare had started […]

New Jersey’s New Gun Laws Result in Higher Murder Rate

According to Wyblog, New Jersey  reacted to the Sandy Hook massacre by passing some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.  And, like other states or cities that have passed strict gun laws, the murder rate went up… In 2013 NJ enacted the stricted gun laws in the nation, and the murder rate soared Last year our knee-jerk liberal fascists reacted predictably to the Newtown, CT school shooting by enacting some of the strictest gun control legislation in the nation. Also last year the murder rate in our fine state soared to a seven-year high. Coincidence? I mean […]

My Money vs. Other People’s Money: Consumers Say’No’ to Raises for Wal Mart Staff, Once They Find Out They Have to Pay for it!

Other people’s money is very powerful thing; it can be stolen by government, wasted, and a small fraction spent on making a problem worse.  Unions can extort if from companies until there are layoffs, or entire industries are relocated or regions suffer (rust belt, anyone?).  Most Americans have no problem spending other people’s money.  But, there is a strange phenomena to report.  When other people’s money turns into MY money, the tune changes, and fast! Peter Schiff, a big time investor, staged a mock protest; asking people if they are willing to have their money become other people’s money, and […]

Obama Touted Woman Who Thanked Him for $169 a Month Insurance, Then She Found Out it Really Cost $621!

If you recall, not only did Obama openly lie about you being able to keep your plan, but many of the few people that were able to sign up for ObamaCare were given false information regarding their premiums.  In other words, ObamaCare lied!  I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Conservative Intel has the scoop on one woman who was the victim of this lie. Well, Washington State Wire reports that one of these folks has turned up — Jessica Sanford of Federal Way, Wash., a freelance court reporter. She isn’t just any enrollee. As it happens, President […]

ObamaCare Damage: NBC Airs Report That Shows Small Business Owner’s Plan Goes up 400%, Mandates Maternity Coverage for His 59 year-old Wife

Those pesky 59 year-old wives, you never know what they are going to do.  At least according to ObamaCare, they needed maternity coverage.  That, and they REQUIRE maternity coverage.  Welcome to the world of ObamaCare! As NBC news shows, a small businessman is getting hosed by the law… The gentlemen is only one of millions of Americans that can not only lose their plan, but will now pay many times more, for coverage that they neither want nor need. By the way, I would be remiss if I did not inform you that if you voted for Obama, you voted […]

Oil Production In America Setting Records In Spite of Obama and His Green Marxist Friends

It’s not easy finding good news to report on these days. But, I did manage to find some that you may have missed. In spite of President Obama bowing to every wish of his environmental extremist supporters to kill oil and gas production in America and to force Americans to pay ever-increasing costs for energy, the private sector has been going gang busters on private lands. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that America is the world’s largest producer of petroleum liquids for the eight straight month. This EIA graph comparing US production to that od Saudi Arabia was lifted […]

Media Matters Boycotts Rush Limbaugh, and His Ratings Increase as Much as 60%!

It seems that the left has a problem-their boycotts help the targets!  Remember the boycott against Chick-fil-A, and the restaurant chain had records sales, with some stores running out of product to sell?  Then, came the boycott against Rush Limbaugh, who called a woman, who demanded that the government fund her sex-life, a slut.  Some  advertisers left, and wanted to come back, when their business suffered.  And, now, we see the final results of that boycott…his ratings are up!  Fire Andrea Mitchell has the video… well, maybe we should have lefties boycott the CH 2.0? I could use the extra […]

Gun Free Chicago Overrun with Unidentified Murder Victims!

Imagine that you live in gun free Chicago.  They passed some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation.  And, as you look towards the sky, unicorns float by.  And look!  One just farted a rainbow!  Yes, that’s gun free Chicago for you, so idyllic, so peaceful-all because of the gun ban.  Until, that is, the calm is interrupted by the nearly incessant gunfire Chicago endures on a daily basis.  In fact, this mysterious and completely unanticipated gunfire has the Chicago PD with it’s back against the wall.  It appears that they have more murders than they can solve.  […]

Donna Brazile Runs Into ObamaCare Reality: Denies it

I really love it when a liberal runs face first into reality, and has no clue that their policies created that reality.  The latest victim of this cognitive dissonance is Donna Brazile, the current DNC vice- Chair.  Nice Deb has info on Ms. Brazile’s recent brush with reality… Now, how could she had known that her premiums were going to go up?  Could she have been warned?  Well, friends, those types of warnings are a speciality here at the CH2.0. Elections have Consequences: Health Insurance Premiums to Hit $20,000? ObamaCare Damage: Health Insurance Premiums to Double? Maybe They Should Have […]

Hey Smokers, Look at How ObamaCare Might Jack up Your Premiums!

As you all recall, Nancy Pelosi told the House that they had to pass ObamaCare to see what is in it.  So, they passed it, and within the tangled web of lies, deceit and failure, there is a poison pill for those that are smokers. Our good friend at Wyblog has the info… Hey smokers, has anyone told you about Obamacare’s 50% insurance premium surcharge yet? Starting next year health insurers can charge smokers 50% more. Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to experts […]

Gun Control Works? Think Again!

The faulty premise of all faulty premise is that gun control works towards preventing crime.  To take a honest look at that thought, perhaps we ought to look towards a nation that established gun control, like Great Britain… Let’s see what effect once great Britain’s draconian authoritarianism has had. Here’s a report from 2009: The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year — a rise of 89 per cent. In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more […]

Maybe They Should Have Read it: ObamaCare Causes Massive Increase in Health Insurance Premiums

We’ve covered it before, and it’s still happening.  Health insurance premiums have taken off with the impending implementation of ObamaCare, and don’t appear to be slowing anytime soon.  We covered the beginning of this just recently. ObamaCare Damage: Health Insurance Premiums Rise Under Obama Elections Have Consequences: “Startling Rate Increases” Due to ObamaCare However, our friend Wyblog has the latest.   Obamacare: You get less than half the value at more than twice the price! I think Democrats call that “fairness”. Meanwhile in California, rates are going up twenty percent next year. Blue Shield of California is calling for a 20% rate hike on […]

Welfare is Highest Single Budget in Item in 2011: 1.03 Trillion Dollars!

Liberals often harp on Military spending, and wish to cut it, citing it’s percentage of the government.  However, under President Obama, Welfare spending alone has gone over 1.03 trillion dollars.  And yes, that is trillions with a “t.” The Lonely Conservative has more… Welfare spending – that’s President Obama’s economic plan. Last year the federal government spent over $1 trillion on welfare programs. It’s the one thing Obama has been good at – getting people on the dole and hoping they vote for more. The government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone — […]

ObamaCare Damage: Health Insurance Premiums Rise Under Obama

It seems that another Obama promise has hit the dust.  During the 2008 campaign, and into the early part of his term, the current POTUS promised to lower insurance premiums of families by an average of $2055.  Unfortunately for families, Obama’s policies have cause rates to instead increase by more than $3000.  Investor’s Business Daily has more… During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term. But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than […]

Conservative Policies Lead Canada to Pass Increasingly Liberal America in Household Wealth

One of my undergraduate degrees is in International Relations and through this I began to study other nations and their public policies. Over the years, I have continued to follow the politics of other nations- my post on Yulia Tymoshenko, former PM of Ukraine, is one of my most popular posts. And of course I live a short distance from the great nation of Canada, so it was with great interest that I read the story of how Canadians are now more wealthy than Americans. Here is the important data: …In 2011 the net worth of the average Canadian household was […]

Food Prices Rise Under Obama

Hope and Change apparently means higher food prices.  Big Government has the evidence… So you think you’ve been paying more for groceries because your food bill is too high? You’re right. Barack Obama is consuming fine dining while you’re putting another helping of macaroni on your plate. In 2011, with Obama’s inflation beginning to hit, prices skyrocketed for staples that you consume, according to the government: Beef: +10.2% Pork: +8.5% Fish: +7.1% Eggs: +9.2% Dairy: +6.8% Oils and Fats: +9.3% Thanks to those kinds of prices, more and more people are opting to stay home for dinner – restaurants are simply […]

The Obama Effect: Obama’s Anti-Gun History Actually Stimulates Firearm Industry

I guess I owe the President an apology. Actually, I don’t, but bear with me for a few minutes.  When we said that Obama has stimulated nothing, we were a tad bit off.  He has stimulated the living (you know what) out of the Firearm industry.  For the details, here is more from The Blaze… Just to show a few statistics illustrating what those in the industry call ”the Obama effect:” Ruger’s firearm sales have gone from $117 million to $232 million, an increase of 98% Winchester’s sales of ammunition have gone from $431.7 million to $572 million, an increase of […]

Paging Comrade Stalin: Democrats Propose “Windfall Profits Board”

When we discuss the left as Marxists, critics go into a spasm of Alinsky, and attempt to ridicule any accusers.  Then, however, Democrats, or their allies, say and do some rather Marxist things.  For the latest, we go to The Hill, and see about the newly proposed Windfall Profit Board… The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a “windfall profit tax” as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes […]

Graph: Unemployment Rates Projected with and without the Passage of Stimulus Bill II

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Stimulus I not only didn’t work, it probably made the unemployment rate go higher by transferring available funds from private investment and savings to spending by government, making the marketplace more uncertain, preventing the free markets from self-correcting on bad investments, and discouraging savings and efficiency gains. Democrats promised that if this one-time only trillion dollars in spending was enacted, it would prevent unemployment from going above 9% and would shorten the length of time of recovery. But the spending was permanent and unemployment went above 10%, sharply increasing shortly after the passage of Stimulus Bill 1, and has now […]

Price of Bacon Soars!

The Department of Agriculture announced today that because of a sharp rise in corn prices, Bacon is expected to be “dramatically more expensive” this summer. With the announcement consumers have begun cutting back on their Bacon usage. “I used to have Kevin Bacon cut my lawn once a week.  He was cheap.  Ten dollars was all it cost” said one person.  “But now I don’t know.  The economy’s bad and I’m struggling to make ends meet. If Bacon gets more expensive I’ll have to mow it myself even though I have a bad back.” All along this row of houses former neatly […]

When the "Unexpected" Gets Worse: Government Fudged Job Numbers Just to get them to "Pathetic"

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In all actuality, they are “horrific.” Apparently, the Labor Department had to do some interesting mathematics to get the job numbers to project any gains at all.   For more, here is more from the NY Post: The Labor Department officially announced that only 18,000 jobs were created during the month of June compared to May’s levels. That’s considerably below the 157,000 jobs that payroll-processing firm ADP said on Thursday were added by companies in the private sector. Our economy is said to need at least 150,000 jobs a month just to keep up with people entering the workforce. So even job […]

Arctic Sea Ice Increases for Third Consecutive Year: Global Warming to Blame?

I know, they’re calling it Global Climate Disruption© these days, but we know they’ll change the terminology to cover the failure of the narrative, right? Steve, from Motor City Times, found this before me, so he deserves the credit. 5000 cubic km more sea ice? Now that we’ve just past the March-peak in Arctic sea ice area, I thought it’s a good time to take another look at the Arctic sea ice thickness again. What follows is a comparison of March 23, 2008 (the old death spiral days) and March 25, 2011. Well lo and behold, we see yet another huge […]

More Pre-election Quick Hits: Just in Case you are Still Undecided

In the event you have been living under a rock, or were in a Turkish prison for the last year and a half, and you are still undecided, here are some more items to help you out… Matt is NOT happy: I got my yearly enrollment for my health coverage.  Needless to say, I’ll be paying several hundred dollars more (per year) for my coverage. Now, Now…I know, the POTUS told us that our costs would go down.  Apparently, he had his down and up confused at the time, so we got screwed. So, Mr. President, allow me join millions […]

The Coming Tax Assault: 2011 Destroyed by Tax Increases on Everyone

2011, regardless of what happens in the 2010 elections, will be a bad year for America due to the avalanche of tax increases that will hit everyone, specifically dead people, married people, rich people, investors, poor people, those with kids, those who save, those who buy medications, and small businesses. New tax increases of varying amounts will be levied on these groups starting in 2011, and the result of these tax increases will be lower spending, lower saving, lower investment, lower business activity, and increasing hiding of taxable income by those that can, with the end result being falling revenues […]

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