In this week's Liberty Update, we highlight the falsity of the persistent claim that Barack Obama somehow…
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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]

April 29, 2016 • 11:42 am
Obama's Killer Economy

Obama's Killer Economy

Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out...

No, Obama Didn't Prevent the Next Great Depression

No, Obama Didn't Prevent the Next Great Depression

Since the end of the recession all the way back in June 2009, America has endured the worst cyclical post-recession "recovery" in recorded U.S. history.

 New Ad Features Puerto Rican Bondholder Calling on Congress to Protect Her Savings

New Ad Features Puerto Rican Bondholder Calling on Congress to Protect Her Savings

In the ad, Puerto Rican bondholder Teresa Garcia explains that she, like many other people, bought Puerto Rican bonds for her retirement.

Obamacare's Teachable Moment

Obamacare's Teachable Moment

Under the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress and their staffs get lavish subsidies -- as much as $12,000 a year...

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