Monthly Archives: January 2014

The State of the Union is….really boring, apparently.

So Obama gave a speech. I tweeted during it.  Now I’m going to annotate and explain those tweets here because, well really because I can’t help but talk more than 140 words allows. But first, here’s the whole thing… “Truth is singular.  Lies are….words…words…words….” – Madame Vastra About 7,000 words…words…words…. Also, it would have been […]

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The numbers for Monday 1/27/2014

Good Monday Morning readers (as if there are any). Welcome to a new feature here at the WPA blog.  It’s called “the numbers” and is a collection of, well, numbers that matter or might matter in the week ahead. These may or may not be the most important numbers, though some of them are.  But […]

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New York Is The Least Economically Free State In The Country

After writing about the loss of economic freedom within the United States last week, I couldn’t help but ask myself “how economically free is my home state of New York?” I found a very insightful website called Freedominthe50states.org, created by scholars at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, that helped answer that question. And […]

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Small Government States See Faster Increasing Population Growth

Though recent census data confirms that the majority of states are seeing an increase in population growth, it also reveals something very intriguing, the population in “small government” states is increasing much faster than in “big government” states.   Take Texas, for example. The Lone Star State experienced a population growth of approximately 5.2 percent […]

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A Few Thoughts On The 2014 Senatoral Elections

The GOP has an excellent opportunity to regain the Senate in 2014 as Democrats fret over Obama’s falling approval ratings and Obamacare continues to drive the narrative that the Democrat’s big government solutions are bad for the country.  Republicans only need win a net of six seats to gain the Senate majority and given a […]

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Hispanic Support For Obama Has Dropped

It’s important to point out that Obama’s failed policies are not going unnoticed, especially among Hispanics. A Gallup poll conducted last month shows Hispanic support for the President dropping 23 percent from 75 to 52 over the last year.   The reason is simple:  Obama’s policies are hurting Hispanics far more than they helping.  One […]

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People Exercise A lot Less Than They Say They Do

I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal which talks about how a recent study suggests that people exercise significantly less than they say they do. It immediately caught my eye because this is the time of year when many Americans have made it their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or […]

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2014 Starts Off With A Big Week in Politics

War on Poverty and Obama’s Politics   Obama constantly preaches about income inequality and poverty; yet his policies have done little to change the overall poverty levels.  Some government indicators show poverty levels have been worse under Obama since the recession ended than they were before the recession under Bush.   Look, President Johnson’s goal […]

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