26 août 2009

Des tsars communistes ? Économie En Vidéos Environnement États-Unis Gauchistan Hétu Watch

Pour faire suite au billet publié hier sur les tsars de l’Administration Obama:

Des tsars communistes ???
envoyé par TheEconomist

Something is not right…

26 août 2009

Un homme libre En Citations États-Unis Philosophie

Mr. Conservative

Extrait du mythique livre « The Conscience of a Conservative » de Barry Goldwater, une figure emblématique de la politique américaine dans les années 60 & 70:

"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents ‘interests,’ I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can."

26 août 2009

Obamageddon Économie États-Unis Récession Revue de presse

Obama Raises 2010 Deficit Estimate to $1.5 Trillion

U.S. unemployment will surge to 10 percent this year and the budget deficit will be $1.5 trillion next year, both higher than previous Obama administration forecasts because of a recession that was deeper and longer than expected, White House budget chief Peter Orszag said.

The budget shortfall for 2010 would mark the second straight year of trillion-dollar deficits. Along with the unemployment numbers, the deficit may complicate President Barack Obama’s drive for his top domestic priority, overhauling the U.S. health care system.

Administration and congressional budget officials expect the unemployment rate, which was 9.4 percent last month, to keep rising. White House officials said the rate likely will rise to 10 percent by the end of 2009, averaging 9.3 percent for the entire year. It will worsen to a 9.8 percent average in 2010 instead of the 7.9 percent estimate in May. The CBO report also estimates the 2009 jobless rate at 9.3 percent. It puts next year’s average at 10.2 percent.

Last year’s deficit was $459 billion.