Yesterday's GDP Report Confirms Our Commentary on Obama's Economic Record
In this week's Liberty Update, we highlight the falsity of the persistent claim that Barack Obama somehow prevented a great depression:
[T]he federal government's own economic data shows that Obama actually inherited an emerging recovery. The American economy was already rebounding before he even officially became president. What he has done is impose policies that have resulted in the slowest decade of economic growth in recorded U.S. history."
Yesterday's official report on first-quarter 2016 economic performance provided same-day confirmation. More specifically, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that gross domestic product (GDP), the basic metric by which the economy is measured and by which recessions and recoveries are defined, grew at a disturbing 0.5%. Not only is that…[more]
Back in May, with ISIS ascendant, the Obama Pentagon ordered U.S. military bases here at home to raise their force protection condition status (FPCON) to "Bravo" amid a "general increase in the threat environment."
FPCON is the military's security posture to protect troops, their families, civilian employees, information, equipment and facilities against terrorist threats. FPCON Bravo — the third-highest threat level on a five-tier scale used by the Department of Defense -- signals a climate in which "increased and more predictable threat[s] of terrorist activity"…
"Puerto Rico's fiscal woes are approaching a boiling point. With more than $70 billion in outstanding debt, the territory has come to Congress, hat in hand, asking for help. There are prudent ways to address the problem, and there are short-term patches that will only make the problem worse in the long run. A bailout, like those we saw for Wall Street and the auto companies in the wake of the financial…[more]