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Congressional supercommittee meets in October 2011

Domestic Spending Already Has Been Cut–a Lot

When you listen to former Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans on the campaign trail, you’d think federal spending is out of control and still growing.  And, in a curious bit of jiu-jitsu, some even say that’s holding back the … More…

Workers at an electronics plant in Shenzhen, China

Four Reasons Why Many Jobs Won’t Come Back

We at The Independent Agenda don’t usually get in the middle of spats between Beltway commentators. But there’s a doozy going on now involving two A-List columnists from The New York Times who are throwing mud at each other without … More…

Private Sector Employment Growth 2008-2012.

Second Weak Jobs Report Raises White House Concerns

April’s employment report had little good news for the Obama Administration. Job growth was weaker than expected for the second consecutive month, and though unemployment slipped to 8.1%, the larger number of unemployed and underemployed (what the bureaucrats call U6) … More…

President Obama at UNC

Education Slowdown Endangers the American Dream

A stunning article in The Wall Street Journal Thursday by David Wessel and Stephanie Banchero said  the educational gap between US children and their parents has narrowed dramatically.

“When baby boomers born in 1955 reached age 30, they had … More…

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Athens

The End of the Welfare State

Back in 1996, just before President Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill, he declared: “The era of big government is over.”

The other shoe dropped a couple of weeks ago when another chastened Democratic president, Barack Obama, signed a … More…