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WSJ: Obama driving the economy deeper into failure

Michael Boskin, Stanford University economics professor and former chair of the presidental Council of Economic Advisors writes in today's Wall Street Journal.  Click on the link for the full article:

Barr lays out formula for real recovery, job creation

2008 presidential candidate Bob Barr deconstructs the two "trendy" government-driven models for recovery in his latest column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Read the entire column here.  He concludes:

Washington Times: WH admits Limbaugh hubbub 'counterproductive'

From The Washington Times Wednesday:

The White House on Wednesday admitted that their public comments about conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh and cable news personalities in recent days has been counterproductive.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that he has been guilty of feeding a public debate about the Obama administration's economic agenda that both the president and his top officials, as well as Mr. Gibbs himself, have been dismissive of...

Six of the top ten Senate 'porkers' are Republican

Taxpayers for Common Sense released a database Monday of the 8,570 earmarks, totaling $7.7 billion, in the FY09 omnibus spending bill.

Remember all that talk last week about Republicans "learning the error of their ways" and promising to embrace fiscal responsibility?  Well, it seems six of the ten biggest recepients of earmarks just happen to be Republicans.

LP Monday Message: Happy Texas Independence Day! Why that matters to you.

Happy Texas Independence Day!

Trust me, I’m going somewhere with this because it matters to you.

You see, on March 2, 1836, a small group of Anglo settlers and native Mexicans gathered in a tiny village on the Brazos River to declare their independence from Mexico and its bloodthirsty dictator, Generalissimo Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. 

Libertarian State Leadership Alliance Info -- Click here!

The 2009 Libertarian State Leadership Alliance kicks off Friday in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.  There are still slots available, so go to http://statechairsconference.org/ and reserve yours today!

Not only will you get to spend a weekend in historic downtown Charleston, you can be a part of:

* " Why I Moved from GOP to the LP," from Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman

Misplaced priorities

Congress doesn't have time to read the "stimulus" bill, but they have time to debate and pass a bill outlawing pet chimps?

Put the LP on your Mac!

Majorities of voters agree Obama's plan to explode the size and cost of government will delay eventual economic recovery, but Libertarians are looking forward to electing a pro-growth president in 2012 and restoring our economy.

For those who would like to count down with us, we have provided a Mac Widget for Dashboard to countdown the Obama Presidency.

 

Polls: Obama approval rate average, disapproval rate high

The media love to trumpet Barack Obama's approval ratings of 63 percent, but there's something they don't like telling you -- based on the approval ratings of every elected president since Nixon, Barack Obama is disappointingly average.

In fact, the only president with a higher approval rating at this point in his term was...Jimmy Carter.  Ouch. 

Your Monday Message

Dear friend,

Backed by a growing swing vote that decides elections and support for its economic plans, the Libertarian Party is not an “alternative” political party.

“Alternative” implies something outside the mainstream or an unconventional choice.  The Libertarian Party, with its sensible balance of fiscal responsibility and social moderation, is, in fact, the nation’s only mainstream political party.

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