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