Category Archives: Economy

Sep
21
2015

Never Accept Their Premise: Only Obama Will Shut Down Government

21, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Washington, D.C.

Government shutdowns are not cancer and today I’ll show why we must stop taking the bait. Indeed, I’ll show why we will lose elections if we are unwilling to shut down the government in order to protect human life and reform immigration policy.

CNN’s Dana Bash did not speak much during last week’s presidential debate—but, when she did, she succeeded in corralling GOP candidates into a corner. The corner of accepting her wobbly tri-fold premise: Continue reading

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May
25
2015

Lower The Minimum Wage To $0

25, May

By Katie Kieffer


If you love In-N-Out burgers and care about the workers who flip your burgers, then you should support a minimum wage of $0.

Deep down, I know you’re tired of seeing actors jump up and down for TV cameras while waving professional signs that read: “McGreedy! McStingy! McPoverty!” or “McShame. McDonald’s. Raise That Wage.” Continue reading

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May
18
2015

Bill DeBlasio Takes Amtrak Crash Scene Selfies

18, May

By Katie Kieffer


Eight people died on an Amtrak train last week, and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio took selfies at the crash scene. He wasn’t literally holding a selfie stick and saying “Cheese!” But he certainly found a way to transform the tragedy into a political opportunity for himself. Continue reading

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Apr
27
2015

De Blasio, Streaking Buck Naked

27, Apr

By Katie Kieffer


I caught New York Mayor Bill de Blasio streaking along Manhattan’s waterfront—and it wasn’t the first time.

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true,” writes author Nathanial Hawthorne in his classic novel, “The Scarlett Letter.” Continue reading

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Apr
06
2015

Finding Nemo at SeaWorld

06, Apr

By Katie Kieffer


In Finding Nemo, a whale helps a clownfish find his son; at SeaWorld, killer whales helped me dismantle PETA’s lies.

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour SeaWorld Orlando behind-the-scenes. I observed how the theme park’s animals are trained and treated. I also learned that SeaWorld has rescued over 25,000 animals. Continue reading

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Mar
16
2015

President: I’ll Take the Credit, and Charge You $100 Million

16, Mar

By Katie Kieffer


When your boss takes credit for your work, he pays you. When Obama takes credit for creating 500,000 jobs that already exist, he expects you to pay him. $100 million dollars. Minimum.

Last week, Obama announced, TechHire, a plan that takes $100 million from the H-1B visa program and gives it to select universities, community colleges and corporations in the form of grants to train and hire American tech workers. Continue reading

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Jan
05
2015

When Orangutans Get Lawyers

05, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


Monkeys are not people. Trees are not children. And human beings are not causing the earth to melt like the Wicked Witch of the West.

“It’s probably the equivalent of watching your family getting shot before a firing squad,” environmental extremist Tom Whitaker described his emotional response to logging for National Geographic in July of 2000.

Fast forward to December of 2014: a 29-year-old orangutan named “Sandra” was represented by a lawyer named Andres Gil Dominguez who helped the ape win human rights in an Argentine court of law. Continue reading

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Dec
08
2014

Next Time, Try Rogaine

08, Dec

By Katie Kieffer


“Desperate” is not disguising a bald spot with spray paint or treating a thinning scalp with Rogaine; desperate is murdering over a lock of human hair—and unemployed Americans are growing desperate.

Despite Michelle Obama’s claim that her hubby unleashed a “huge recovery,” the only visible recovery is on the black market, where a growing number of Americans are “working” as hair thieves.

At 3 a.m. last Wednesday, men wearing ski masks pulled up to Beauty Empire, a Houston beauty supply store. Less than four minutes later, the men used a crow bar to break into the store, shatter an internal alarm and make off with thousands of dollars worth of “remy” hair extensions. Continue reading

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Jul
21
2014

One Year of Fracking in CO Creates More Jobs than Obama’s Entire Economy Has for Millennials

21, Jul

By Katie Kieffer


Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obama’s entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007.

What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight? His administration is spending up to $1,000 a day caring for illegal immigrant children carrying measles, mumps, scabies, lice, chicken pox, strep throat and tuberculosis. Meanwhile, legal American citizens with law degrees are living with their parents and struggling to find jobs that even pay minimum wage. Continue reading

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Jul
13
2014

Socialism Punk’d Millennials

13, Jul

By Katie Kieffer


“Here’s your drink, darling,” the bartender said with a smile. He seemed upbeat as he made drinks and greeted customers. “Do you like your job?” I asked him. “I hate it,” he confessed. “Honestly, I hate my job.”

I keep running into young people who put on a show of being happy with their lives but, when probed a bit, quickly concede that their smiles mask trials. A few days ago, I met a young woman who told me she works as a hairdresser at two different salons while seeking work in her desired field. The next day, I met a young man who volunteers and bartends while searching for full-time work that utilizes his college degree. Continue reading

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