Category Archives: Economy

Aug
14
2016

Standing Ovation: Trump’s Economic Plan

14, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Donald and Melania Trump

Yes, Donald J. Trump has an economic plan. Last week, he received standing ovations and 10-second-long applauses from ordinary Americans who heard him explain how his plan will create more jobs than Hillary Clinton’s.

“Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan! He’s all bluster and no muster,” is a common criticism of the GOP presidential nominee. But the entrepreneur proved his critics wrong when he announced his economic plan in Detroit, MI last week. Continue reading

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Jun
20
2016

Can We Give Glenn Beck A Way Out of His Never-Trump Vow?

20, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck is one of America’s most influential commentators, and we need to help him save face while abandoning his “Never Trump” vow.

“My children,” is the primary motivator Beck lists for refusing to endorse Donald Trump now that his favored candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, is out of the race. “Trump is the face of the GOP. Well, that makes us… pretty racist. It makes us big government guys. …I’m none of those things. …and I refuse to have my children think that I tolerated that.” Continue reading

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May
23
2016

They’re Coming For Your Home

23, May

By Katie Kieffer

First Time Home Buyers

They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say.

Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby.

Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that rejects your Fourth Amendment private property rights under the guise of fighting “discrimination.” Continue reading

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Apr
18
2016

Bern Slap: Verizon CEO Blasts Bernie

18, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

Bernie Sanders was hit hard last week when the CEO of Verizon called him out on his hypocritical support of employment practices that will make it harder for Bernie’s voter base—Millennials—to earn a living wage.

“Feeling the Bern of reality yet, Bernie?” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam asked after the socialist senator accused Verizon of planning to “outsource decent paying jobs” due to “corporate greed”—and then hugged union supporters on the Verizon picket line in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading

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Apr
11
2016

Affirmative Action for Thugs

11, Apr

By Katie Kieffer


“Between capitalists and communists or socialists… for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works!” President Obama told a room full of Millennials in Argentina last month.

It’s hard to take Obama seriously after watching him jet to Cuba in March and pose before a mural—dedicated to militant Marxist Che Guevara—and do “The Wave” at a baseball game with current Cuban dictator Raúl Castro. Continue reading

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Feb
29
2016

The Millennial Case for Ted Cruz

29, Feb

By Katie Kieffer

Sen. Ted Cruz

Given a choice between Trump, Cruz or Rubio—for whom will Millennials vote? The answer to this question is key to making the best strategic decision on Super Tuesday. Because Millennials determined the past two presidential elections.

Sen. Ted Cruz stands out for his ability to steal independent young swing voters away from Hillary Clinton and win the White House. Let me explain. Continue reading

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Jan
25
2016

Middle Class Is Ready For Third Party

25, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


A blizzard worse than Blizzard 2016—an icy storm of furious American voters—is descending upon Washington as voters prepare a revenge mutiny.

“Revenge mutiny” is my term for throwing overboard traitors who threw you overboard first. It’s happening within both the Republican and Democratic parties. We’ve knocked on doors. We spent weekends in drab phone banks making calls for candidates who promised the opposite of what they delivered. We’re done. Continue reading

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Jan
18
2016

Strikeout! RNC Won’t Play Ball

18, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


To win the White House, you must make all four bases in the game of political baseball. The Republican National Committee is trying to win by skipping the bases altogether—a recipe for striking out. Continue reading

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Nov
16
2015

Your Job, Deported To Mexico

16, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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After washing down your depression with a shot of whiskey, pull yourself together. I’ll help you get your job back—from Mexico.

It’s natural to be depressed when you lose your job through no fault of your own. Millions of Americans like you are unemployed or underemployed. Specifically, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that around 94 million Americans are out of the workforce. Continue reading

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Nov
02
2015

GOP Elites, Stop Biting Our Hands That Feed You

02, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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If the GOP establishment wants to win in 2016, they should stop biting our hands as we spoon food into its mouth—or prepare to starve.

Last week’s budget deal, which raises our debt ceiling by $1 trillion and increases federal spending by nearly $80 billion over two years, was quietly passed by the Republican-controlled Congress. Also last week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) endorsed one of America’s biggest spending architects to replace John Boehner as House Speaker: Rep. Paul Ryan. Continue reading

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