1. Wayne Allyn Root: Small Businessman to Obama: LIAR!
2. Steve Gill: Will High Gas Prices "Fuel" a Romney Victory?
3. Carl Schramm: An Election about the Economy Will Really Be About Entrepreneurs
4. Diana West: Obama's Jihad Alliance
Small Businessman to Obama: LIAR!
Congressman Joe Wilson got carried away and called President Obama a liar during a State of the Union address a few years back. While I would personally never interrupt a major speech by Obama (or any other politician), it is time to admit that Congressman Wilson was right. Obama is a liar. He can’t help himself. He’s a lawyer. It’s in his makeup. How do you know a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving in front of a jury. In a moment I'll describe how Obama has created a "Hostile Work Environment" for small businesses. But first let's look at a variety of Obama's "misinformation episodes." [more...]
Will High Gas Prices "Fuel" a Romney Victory?
By Steve Gill
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated into office in January 2009 was $1.84. Since May, I have been trumpeting this fact at gas price rollback events all over the country with a giant red gas can known as “Gas Can Man” as the centerpiece of over 25 events in battleground states from Florida to Nevada, from Colorado to Virginia... and, of course, Ohio.
In recent weeks, the “Pain in the Gas” tour has begun to attract national attention as others have started using the $1.84 price as a call for action. Now the Obama team is dealing with an increasingly difficult policy issue in the waning weeks of the campaign.
Compounding Obama’s claim that he is for expanded drilling and exploration is the fact that his own Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently banned oil drilling in HALF the 23 million acre territory set aside in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska where drilling is supposed to occur.
As Gas Can Man continues to “drive” the issue of high gas prices in battleground states across the country, I can talk about the direct connection between energy and votes... particularly as our dependence on Middle East oil becomes an increasingly volatile national security issue as well. [more...]
An Election about the Economy Will Really Be About Entrepreneurs
By Carl Schramm
For the first time in our history entrepreneurs are becoming part of the political furniture. Speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions mentioned small businesses, firms with fewer than 500 employees, endlessly - actually 106 times.
Small business is an expected mainstay of convention rhetoric. But, the debut of entrepreneurs as the people who form our new firms is critical because they were, accurately, described as the people who take risks and create, according to the Kauffman Foundation, over sixty percent of all new jobs in our economy.
Starting more new firms is not only the best path to resolving the recession; they are the principal source of wealth for America's future. In fact, Republican speakers described the role they play in the economy 13 times while Democrats did 9 times. Joseph Schumpeter would be smiling that the little guys, the entrepreneurs, the people who challenge the incumbent firms with their upstart startups, the causers of all the "creative destruction" that drive government regulators crazy, the new companies that seem to relish what he called the "gales" of competition that big companies fear, are somehow beginning to be seen as the champions they are. Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, said "America's entrepreneurs are our greatest asset" during her speech to the Democratic convention. [more...]
Obama's Jihad Alliance
By Diana West
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column addressing the national scandal that investigation into the security failures and lies surrounding 'Benghazi-gate' must also expose. This even larger scandal concerns the fact that throughout the revolutionary cycle known as Arab Spring, the Obama administration threw in Uncle Sam’s lot with the bad guys - the “rebels,” the “martyrs,” the Muslim Brothers, the whole jihad-happy and Sharia-ruling crew in Libya and the wider Middle East. In so doing, Uncle Sam, more or less, crossed to the "other side." [more...]