Text of PWC Cmte. of 100 Presentation on “Flat or Higher Taxes: Which is Best for Prince William?”

Following is the text of the prepared remarks that I delivered tonight at the Prince William County Committee of 100 meeting on “Flat or Higher Taxes: Which is Best for Prince William?”: Good evening.  I would like to thank the Committee of 100 for this opportunity to address the community on this topic of importance … More Text of PWC Cmte. of 100 Presentation on “Flat or Higher Taxes: Which is Best for Prince William?”

African-American Unemployment up 12.5% since Obama took office

One of the rather desperate arguments of some supporters of the president is that no African-American should even consider voting against him. I can understand the appeal to ethnic pride, but facts are stubborn things. Such as… According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, African-American unemployment was 12.7% in January of 2009 – and it … More African-American Unemployment up 12.5% since Obama took office

Surprise, Surprise . . . Unemployment Rate Dips Below 8% Just Before Election Day

Is anyone really surprised that just before Election Day the unemployment rate tumbles 0.3% in a single month to bring it down from 8.1% to 7.8% despite only 114,000 new jobs being added (in a normal recovery, we should be adding three times that number every month) – a number that doesn’t even keep up … More Surprise, Surprise . . . Unemployment Rate Dips Below 8% Just Before Election Day

July Jobs and Unemployment Numbers — It’s Even Worse Than That…

The July jobs numbers have come out and it is being described as a “mixed bag.”  Well, if by that they mean it is a mixed bag of reality and fiction, then that is an accurate description. The July report says that 163,000 new jobs were created last month, the strongest report in five months. … More July Jobs and Unemployment Numbers — It’s Even Worse Than That…

Mark Warner Votes To Eliminate 20K Virginia Jobs; Tim Kaine Approves

Virginia’s outgoing senior U.S. Senator Jim Webb did the right thing yesterday and voted against the Democratic plan to raise taxes on individuals who earn over $200K a year and families who earn over $250K a year (this includes small business owners who file as S-corporations subject to personal tax rates.) Webb felt so strongly about this that he … More Mark Warner Votes To Eliminate 20K Virginia Jobs; Tim Kaine Approves