Average spending for the federal budget as a percent of GDP from Eisenhower through Bush was 20.0%.  In its first year, the Obama administration blew out the budget to 25% of GDP.  That was when the Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress.  In order to lock in the 2009 level of spending, which included the allegedly temporary stimulus, the Senate has not passed a budget since April 2009, even though the Budget Act of 1974 requires it to do so every year (making Harry Reid a scofflaw). 

The whole article is worth a gander.


We see that business is not heartless, but rather the ribcage which holds the heart

I read this interesting, and thought-provoking post on American Thinker. I am inclined to agree. What do you think?

The whole article is worth a read, but this jumped out at me (emphasis mine) in reference to  CNN news anchor Don Lemon who announced to his audience that he is gay:

Beyond it being remarkably irrelevant to the dissemination of news, its just kind of creepy that these proponents of sexual anarchy feel it is their civic duty to incessantly shove their unconventional behavior in front of our childrens faces.

via American Thinker: Closets and Christians.

Put in plain, simple terms: married women are happier and better off financially.


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So Woessmann’s observational study quite robustly supports the view that yea, verily, even in the world of education, performance pay does in fact produce better results.

via American Thinker: Merit Pay for Teachers Works and the Evidence Now Proves It.

The idea of merit pay intrigues me. Even an anecdotal observation about the education “establishment” makes you wonder about the varying degrees of “excellence” that you see among the staff and how you might be able to change that.

Merit pay on it’s own would not likely do much to improve the overall picture in American education, but it seems to me that it could pay an important role.

American Thinker: Things Planned Parenthood’s ‘Truth Team’ Forgot to Mention.

According to the Gallup Poll found in the link below, Obama is not as ‘approved of’ as you might think.

American Thinker Blog: Obama is a ’10’

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