#Grey2012 Week in Review: FEB 7-11, 2011

“I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence,” said President Abraham Lincoln.

A famous op-ed columnist made conflicting claims in The New York Times this week about the reason he doesn’t hear much anymore that Republicans are “the party of Lincoln.” First he said, “Boasting about the party’s Civil War-era legacy is no longer advisable.” But at the end of the same article he wrote, “It’s clear that the party wants to build a bridge to the 19th century.”

Although it may not be clear which argument economist Paul Krugman wanted to make, the Tea Party’s strength is making it perfectly clear that Republicans not only want emancipation from change that has America heading down the wrong track but also an opportunity to finally get things right with our founding tradition, embodied in the sentiments declared by the American president born 202 years ago today.


How the Creation Stories Define a Solution for the Economy

Economic problems in the beginning of the Bible can help develop a better understanding for effective policy solutions.

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ABCs of Economic Resuscitation

A pedestrian getting hit by a car at an intersection inspires an economic analogy related to the health-spending bill and high unemployment.

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Why a Presidential Veto Won’t Reduce the National Debt

Giving Barack Obama expanded veto power is one of the worst things Republicans can do.

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Reason Bernanke Warns of Failure with Obama Economics

Unemployment danger is similar to fallout after the 1873 financial crisis.

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More Conflict with Expanded Veto Proposal

Another reason not to waste scarce time arguing about legislation for a line-item veto in the struggling economy.

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Best links of the week:

GOP: Find all the information involving the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Tea Party Patriots: The impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation.