January 24, 2021


In one of his more well-publicized gaffes, Vice President Biden said of John McCain: “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” Actually, of course, it’s a four-letter word, and it was his […]

Worth 1000 Words (and a Million Jobs)

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Ross Kaminsky on 9.21.12 @ 8:17PM From the Weekly Standard…much more than just this picture in their interesting article The Spectacle Blog

The Steve Jobs Legacy: How Apple Avoids Billions in State Taxes

Via New York Times: RENO, Nev. — Apple, the world’s most profitable technology company, doesn’t design iPhones here. It doesn’t run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn’t manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to […]

March Jobs Report Continues Weakest Recovery Ever

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Ross Kaminsky on 4.6.12 @ 9:11AM This morning, despite the stock market being closed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for March. The average in surveys of economists was for a gain of about 209,000 non-farm jobs, but the actual report came in at […]

Jobs Bill No Better in Small Bites

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Ross Kaminsky on 10.19.11 @ 5:52PM Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he’ll bring up part of President Obama’s “jobs” plan for a vote on Friday (October 21). In particular the bill aims to give states $ 35 billion to retain public sector union […]

Steve Jobs: A Life Well Done

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.6.11 @ 12:38AM Ross Kaminsky has written a fine tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday. Jobs’ time in this world was a life well done. Indeed, Kaminsky makes the case that Jobs changed the world “at […]

Mark Levin: Obama Lacks Dem Votes on Jobs Bill

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 9.29.11 @ 9:30PM Ever on the job, our friend Mark Levin scoops up the latest from Obama’s Number Two Senate Leader Dick Durbin. The scoop? The votes from the Democratic-controlled Senate for Obama’s jobs bill ain’t there. Here’s the link, straight from Chicago radio […]

Obama Wants Fairness More than Jobs

Surely Obama has noticed that his stimulus policies have not created jobs.  The assumption by his economic advisors that spending a trillion dollars automatically creates 2.5 million jobs has not worked out for him — or us.  Unemployment and poverty are at record levels and the federal government is insolvent.  Thanks to Obama’s belief in […]

Obama Jobs Plan Preempts GOP Debate

AmSpecBlog By W. James Antle, III on 8.31.11 @ 1:09PM President Obama will roll out his new jobs plan before a joint session of Congress — right in the middle of a Republican candidates’ debate. “It is coincidental,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said of the speech, will be take place as Obama’s potential challengers […]

Where are the 2.5 Million Jobs, Mr. President?

A job is not something you defer thinking about, when you don’t have one, Mr. President.  Now that you’re back from vacation, I’m not looking forward to your jobs speech.  I lie awake at night worrying about my two cousins and a friend of thirty years — one lost a small business, the second is […]