WH: You bet we’re gung-ho on that boondoggle that’s tripled in cost before it’s begun!

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 12/17/2011

The projected cost of the California high-speed rail project has tripled from the $33 billion estimate the state used to get voter approval for the necessary bonds — borrowing, in other words — in 2008, just three short years ago. The state hasn’t even broken ground on the project, and even […]

‘Obama’s New Fuel Economy Standards Will Increase Cost of a Car More Than $11,000’

Jeff G. Protein Wisdom 8/19/2011

Utopian thinking runs headlong into reality. Again. CNS News:

The Obama Administration’s new fuel economy standards will cause the retail price of average motor vehicles to increase over $11,000, according to a study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research.“A fuel economy standard of 37.6 mpg is associated with a […]

Federal expansion the real issue in debt ceiling debate

Michael Barone Washington Examiner 7/16/2011

It’s hard to keep up with all the arguments and proposals in the debt limit struggle. But what’s at stake is fundamental.

The bedrock issue is whether we should have a larger and more expensive federal government. Over many years federal spending has averaged about 20 percent of gross domestic […]

Obama Owns the Debt-Ceiling Fiasco

It doesn’t help that he’s declared high-speed rail and even unspent stimulus funds as untouchable.

Karl Rove The Wall Street Journal 7/14/2011

President Barack Obama and Congress face a mess if the federal government hits the debt ceiling Aug. 2. The Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank, projects that the government will receive $172 […]

Irish Filmmaker, Ann McElhinney, is Confronting Eco-Hypocrisy

Stephen Kruiser Kruiser Control PJTV 3/14/2011

Ann McElhinney visits PJTV to talk about her documentary, Not Evil Just Wrong. She challenged Al Gore on global warming, and is challenging conservatives to tell their side of the story when it comes to global warming. McElhinney thinks that many celebrity environmentalists are just hypocrites with supersized carbon […]

SOTU Fact Check: Obama and his imbalanced ledger

Calvin Woodward San Francisco Chronicle 1/26/2011

The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.

Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of […]