Issue: Economic Liberty

None of our constitutional freedoms would be possible without economic liberty and the protection of private property through the rule of law. The Constitution was intentionally designed to limit the power of the federal government, but we now have a government incapable of restraint.

Excessive taxation and regulation limit our choices and erode our most fundamental liberties. Liberal judges are inflicting the micro-management that our Founders fought to prevent, and the nation’s debt is threatening America’s very ability to function as a self-governing, free republic. These things must change.

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News & Commentary

07/23/14: Why Deregulation is Essential to Restoring Booming Economic Growth, and the American Dream

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on July 19, 2014 on Forbes.com. Last week, I discussed tax reform as the first component of a comprehensive agenda to restore booming economic growth, and the American Dream. This...

07/17/14: Time to End the Export-Import Bank's Crony Agenda

Congress has a chance to stop one of the worst examples of corporate favoritism and big government distortion of the free market. The Export-Impact Bank's authority expires at the end of September. In a Memo for the Movement signed by...

07/ 9/14: Tax Reform: Restoring Booming Economic Growth, and the American Dream

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on July 7, 2014 on Forbes.com. Before America dropped off the gold standard in 1971, long term real economic growth averaged nearly 4%. At that long term growth rate, our...

07/ 9/14: Spending and Morality

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 9, 2014 on Townhall.com. During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a...

07/ 2/14: Economic Freedom

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 2, 2014 on Townhall.com. A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas:...

06/10/14: President Obama's Plan to "De-develop" America Shifts into High Gear

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 9, 2014 on Forbes.com. President Obama's own Administration officially reports that the U.S. economy DECLINED by 1% in the first quarter of this year. That follows 1.9% reported...

05/14/14: A Lesson on Racial Discrimination

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 14, 2014 on Townhall.com. Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress making some crude racist remarks. Since then,...

05/12/14: The IRS Conspiracy Killers in the News Media

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 9, 2014 on The Washington Times website. After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The...

04/15/14: How to Liberate America from the Poverty Trap that Is Enslaving Us

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on April 13, 2014 on Forbes.com. In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, for March, the Obama economy finally reached a long overdue milestone. More than six years...

03/25/14: We Can Liberate the Poor from Poverty in America, Forever

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 24, 2014 on Forbes.com. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cleared away the debris from failed federal poverty programs, leaving the field fertile for promising reforms, with...

03/11/14: Riding the Rails to Insolvency at High Speed

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 7, 2014 on The Washington Times website. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) says in a new report that the light-rail "Purple Line" expanding Washington, D.C.'s rail system further into...

03/10/14: Obama Democrats Versus Kennedy Democrats

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 10, 2014 on Forbes.com. In promoting his economic program in the early 1960s, President Kennedy told the American people, "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are...

02/17/14: Truth and Consequences for Krugman, and Keynes, and Obama

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 10, 2014 on Forbes.com. Just about one year ago, on February 8, 2013, New York Times columnist and unreconstructed Keynesian Paul Krugman was interviewed by another lefty, Marc...

02/ 3/14: President Obama's State of the Union Formula for Economic Stagnation: More Taxes for Still More Spending, and Still More Regulation

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on January 31, 2014 on Forbes.com. In a column last month (Barack Obama's Presidency Is a Complete Failure By His Own, Self-Imposed Standards 12/31/2013), I explained that President Obama's Presidency...

01/31/14: Politics of Hate and Envy

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 29, 2014 on Townhall.com. Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to...

01/31/14: The Taxation President

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on January 30, 2014 on the American Spectator website. The President started last year forcing through sweeping tax increases. The top marginal income tax rate rose by nearly 20%, to...

01/24/14: How Republicans Should Handle the Inevitable ObamaCare Implosion

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski, former congressman and chairman of the Conservative Action Project David M. McIntosh, and former Ohio treasurer and a director of the Club for Growth J. Kenneth Blackwell was published January 22,...

01/ 9/14: Politics and Minimum Wage

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 8, 2014 on Townhall.com. There's little debate among academic economists about the effect of minimum wages. University of California, Irvine economist David...

01/ 7/14: Obama's Slow Growth Policies Have Stacked the Deck Against American Workers

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published December 26, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama told us in his December 4 economic coming out speech on inequality, which the Huffington Post called the most important speech of his...

10/24/13: Shutdown Hysterics And Debt Drama Queens: What Happens Next?

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 22, 2013 on Forbes.com. After all the dire predictions of doom and gloom, all the hysterics and drama queens, the end result of the great government shutdown/debt limit battle...

10/ 2/13: It's the President's Fault

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 2, 2013 on the American Spectator website. Day 2 of the government shutdown, and look out the window. The sun is still shining, and the sky is still blue....

09/29/13: Honesty and Trust

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 25, 2013 on Townhall.com. Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty...

09/17/13: 'Hope And Change' Means Punishingly Slow Growth for Obama's Biggest Supporters

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 13, 2013 on Forbes.com. Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal explained President Obama's 2012 reelection in the September 4 edition as follows: "Mr. Obama was reelected with 51%...

09/12/13: You Don't Have to Stay Poor

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 11, 2013 on Townhall.com. No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not...

09/ 5/13: 50 Years After MLK's Landmark Civil Rights Speech, Obama's Words Don't Match His Deeds

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 3, 2013 on Forbes.com. The Bible wisely says, "By their fruits, you shall know them." In President Obama's August 28 Address on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's...

08/28/13: The Federal Government's Reaction to Bitcoin Is An Acknowledgement of the Dollar's Vulnerability

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 25, 2013 on Forbes.com. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has private alternative currencies in its...

08/16/13: Thank You, Speaker Boehner

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 14, 2013 on The American Spectator website. A highly illuminating article in Monday's Wall Street Journal by Stephen...

08/ 7/13: How Does President Obama's Economic Recovery Compare to Those of Other Presidents?

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 4, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama is on a national economic policy speaking tour, with a series...

07/30/13: There's an Economic Boom Lurking Once President Obama's Second Term Ends

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 28, 2013 on Forbes.com. The magician's trick is deception, based on misdirection and distraction. He draws your attention...

07/18/13: What Egyptians Need

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 17, 2013 on Townhall.com. What Egyptian citizens must recognize is that political liberty thrives best where there's a large measure of economic...

07/18/13: The Untold Unemployment Story: A Loss Of 162,000 Full-Time Jobs In June

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 14, 2013 on Forbes.com. You would not have gotten the real story about the June unemployment report on...

06/26/13: 'Welfare State' Doesn't Adequately Describe How Much America's Poor Control Your Wallet

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 23, 2013 on Forbes.com. Many people choose to become Democrats when they are young because of a humane...

06/20/13: Obama's Unaffordable Act

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 19, 2013 on The American Spectator website. When he was campaigning for President in 2008, President Obama told...

06/17/13: The Magic, Fairy Dust Naivete That Is Progressive Economics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 16, 2013 on Forbes.com. Let's proclaim the Good News: Government money is free. No, not just to the...

06/14/13: Curbing the IRS

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 12, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Suppose you give your 30-year-old daughter a list of groceries to...

06/10/13: Obamacare's California Insurance Premiums Are Soaring - This Is Fact

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 7, 2013 on Forbes.com. The great American experiment in democracy is currently failing. In proof of that, I...

06/ 6/13: Can We Get It Back?

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 5, 2013 on The American Spectator website. As Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon reported in their underappreciated...

05/31/13: Americans Deserve the IRS

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 29, 2013 on Townhall.com. Individually, Americans do not deserve to be subservient to such a fear-mongering, intimidating and powerful agency as the...

05/29/13: Obamanomics

05/27/13: Turning the Tables on the IRS

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 27, 2013 on The Washington Times website. It's pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of Tea Party and other conservative groups and individuals...

05/16/13: Obamacare Implodes

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published May 15, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Health policy economists are puzzled by a persistent slowdown in the...

05/14/13: House Republicans Prove Effective At Restraining Runaway Democrat Spending

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 9, 2013 on Forbes.com. House Republicans are proving effective in restraining the runaway federal spending desired by President...

05/ 9/13: Obama's Rising Inequality

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 8, 2013 on The American Spectator website. The day after his second inauguration, the New York Times and...

05/ 6/13: Overreaching Internet Sales Tax Is Obama's Calculated Deception Of Gullible Voters

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 2, 2013 on Forbes.com. During the 2008 campaign, when candidate Obama was seeking our votes, he pledged in...

04/19/13: President Obama's Predictable Budget: More Spending, More Tax Increases

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 19, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama tells us in the Overview to his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget just...

04/19/13: Price Versus Cost

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 17, 2013 on Townhall.com. Suppose you buy a gallon of gas for $3. How much did it cost you? You say, "Williams,...

04/15/13: Progressive Keynesian Myths Debunked: The Coming Redistribution of Political and Economic Power Among the States

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 14, 2013 on Forbes.com. Ongoing effective economic experiments among the 50 states are sharpening, and definitive results will...

04/ 3/13: His Greatest Failure

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 3, 2013 on The American Spectator website. President Obama likes to pose as a martyred man, because when...

04/ 1/13: The Age of Unreason: Senate Democrat Budget Mythology

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 31, 2013 on Forbes.com. Paul Ryan's House Republican budget, and Patty Murray's Senate Democrat budget, deserve continued scrutiny...

03/20/13: Brazen Extremism

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 20, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Democrat Party cheerleader Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) ridicules Paul Ryan's...

03/18/13: Paul Ryan's House Republican Budget vs. Patty Murray's Senate Democrat Budget

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 17, 2013 on Forbes.com. The competing budgets released last week by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI)...

03/11/13: President Obama's War on Women and Minorities

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 10, 2013 on Forbes.com. The 2012 election featured the bottom feeding charge of a Republican War on Women....

03/ 6/13: The Coming Sequester Lies

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 6, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Almost a week since the dreaded sequester went into effect, and...

03/ 6/13: Mandated Wages and Discrimination

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 6, 2013 on Townhall.com. Let's work through an example. Suppose 100 yards of fence could be built using one of two techniques....

02/27/13: A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 27, 2013 on Townhall.com. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an...

02/21/13: Sequester Hysterics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 20, 2013 on The American Spectator website. President Obama told America yesterday morning that if the sequester goes...

02/15/13: Obama and the Pirates

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 13, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Everything in this column will be established by logical proof, as...

02/11/13: The Worst Five Years Since the Great Depression

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 7, 2013 on Forbes.com. In February, 2009, I wrote for the Wall Street Journal an article entitled "Reaganomics...

02/ 2/13: Official Lies

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 30, 2013 on Townhall.com. Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed...

01/21/13: Bobby Jindal Seeks Rich State Status With Income Tax Phaseout

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 17, 2013 on Forbes.com. Nine states survive perfectly well with no state income tax at all. These include...

01/14/13: To Win the Debt-Ceiling Debate, We Must Discredit Obama's Debt Dishonesty

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 11, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama tells the nation that Congress must increase the debt limit because they...

01/ 7/13: President Obama's Re-Election Is Powerful Evidence of Democracy Failure

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 3, 2013 on Forbes.com. "Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed...

01/ 3/13: Tax Cuts and Duplicity

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 2, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Neither President Obama nor any other Democrat ever proposed any middle...

12/26/12: Is President Obama Really A Socialist? Let's Analyze Obamanomics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 20, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama says that income taxes must be raised on the rich because they...

12/26/12: Charity on the Chopping Block

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. With the "fiscal cliff" looming, Washington is looking under every rock for new forms of "revenue." Nothing appears sacred, not even mortgage...

12/13/12: Our Government-Created Financial Crisis

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 12, 2012 on Townhall.com. Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze...

12/10/12: Why America Is Going to Miss the Bush Tax Cuts

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 6, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama seems to have a strategy to terminate all of the Bush tax...

12/10/12: Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 5, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Stop that cringing! I can already see the light at the...

12/ 5/12: Future Generations

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 5, 2012 on Townhall.com. Is there any reason for today's Americans to care about what happens to tomorrow's Americans? After all, what...

11/29/12: Policies Meant to Achieve Equality Are Very Unfair to the Least Equal

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 29, 2012 on Forbes.com. Steve Moore begins his brilliant new book, Who's the Fairest of Them All? The...

11/28/12: Good Day for a Fiscal Cliff Hanging

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 28, 2012 on The American Spectator website. It seems like everyone is piling on my college friend Grover...

11/23/12: For the Republicans There's an Opportunity at the Fiscal Cliff

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 22, 2012 on Forbes.com. The fiscal cliff will not be a new topic to regular readers of this...

11/21/12: Laboratories of Democracy

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 21, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The lesson of the 20th century is that Marxism was tried...

11/15/12: Economic Growth, Not Redistribution, Most Benefits the Poor, Working People, and the Middle Class

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 15, 2012 on Forbes.com. Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon note in their underappreciated work, It's Getting Better...

11/15/12: Should We Raise Taxes on the Rich?

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 14, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Barack Obama says that now that he has been re-elected, that...

11/12/12: The Fiscal Cliff and America's Coming Recession

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 9, 2012 on Forbes.com. Since the end of World War II two thirds of a century ago, federal...

11/ 9/12: Where Republicans and Conservatives Went Wrong

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 8, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The American people lost literally trillions in the financial crisis, in...

11/ 6/12: President Obama Offers a Repeat of His Same Failed Policies

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 1, 2012 on Forbes.com. A central theme of President Obama's reelection campaign is that we can't go back...

10/18/12: Poverty Nonsense

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 17, 2012 on Townhall.com. Here's a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers: "People were not just...

10/15/12: A Modest Proposal

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 10, 2012 on Townhall.com. California was once the land of opportunity, but it is going down the tubes. Several of California's prominent...

10/15/12: Obama's Real Unemployment Rate Is 14.7%, and a Recession's on the Way

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 11, 2012 on Forbes.com. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last Friday that 114,000 new jobs were...

10/ 8/12: Obama's Coming Crash: The President's Recession Of 2013

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was published October 3, 2012 on the Investor's Business Daily website. So far, Obamanomics has produced the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression....

10/ 7/12: Restoring the American Dream

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 5, 2012 on The American Spectator website. President Obama told a sleepwalking America in his Democrat Convention Acceptance...

09/26/12: Perpetuating Falsehoods

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 26, 2012 on The American Spectator website. All the Republicans are offering, President Obama tells us over and...

09/26/12: Understanding Economics

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 26, 2012 on Townhall.com. Here's a question: If there's a disaster, a war, a severe drought or some other calamity that restricts...

09/20/12: Rick Ungar Is Wrong: Obama Is The Biggest Spender In World History

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 20, 2012 on Forbes.com. On May 24, 2012, Rick Ungar told the readers at Forbes.com that President Barack...

09/14/12: At Their Most Brazen

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 12, 2012 on The American Spectator website. You can tell where the Obama campaign is worried that Romney...

09/10/12: Upward Mobility Barriers

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 5, 2012 on Townhall.com. Let's pretend that we have the political guts to expand economic opportunities for people at the lower end...

09/ 3/12: Obama's Accelerating Downward Spiral For America

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 2, 2012 on Forbes.com. New income data from the Census Bureau reveal what a great job Barack Obama...

08/30/12: The Rich Don't Pay Enough?

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 29, 2012 on Townhall.com. If you listen to America's political hacks, mainstream media talking heads and their socialist allies, you can't help...

08/30/12: Don't Believe Obama's Ads, Romney Is a Middle Class Tax Cutter

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 23, 2012 on Forbes.com. Barack Obama brazenly fabricates Mitt Romney's tax proposals, pouring millions into advertising claiming those...

08/22/12: Romney-Ryan Engages Americans to Face Looming Fiscal Doom

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on August 21, 2012 on The Huffington Post. We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do...

08/15/12: When It Comes to the Jobless Numbers, President Obama Isn't Talking Straight

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 9, 2012 on Forbes.com. "This morning we learned that our businesses created 172,000 new jobs in the month...

08/ 8/12: No, Romney Won't Raise Your Taxes $2,000

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 8, 2012 on The American Spectator website. In a campaign stop at Rollins College in Florida last week,...

08/ 3/12: There's No Mystery To Slow Economic Growth: Progressives Are the Problem

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 2, 2012 on Forbes.com. The Big Picture Lesson of the 20th century was that capitalism works and socialism...

08/ 1/12: Obama's Calculated Deception

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 1, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Calculated Deception. That is the central theme of the Obama campaign....

07/31/12: How President Obama Is Deceiving You On Tax Policy

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 25, 2012 on Forbes.com. The central theme of President Obama's tax policy has been that "the rich" (whatever...

07/26/12: Obama Promised He Wouldn't Raise Taxes on the Middle Class. He Lied.

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 19, 2012 on Forbes.com. When he was asking for our vote in 2008, then candidate Barack Obama famously...

07/26/12: Failing Downward

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 25, 2012 on The American Spectator website. President Obama thinks he is so clever in continuing to try...

07/18/12: Obama Retracts Clinton Welfare Reforms

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 18, 2012 on The American Spectator website. At one point in the Star Wars double trilogy, the character...

07/15/12: Obamanomics: The Final Nail in the Discredited Keynesian Coffin

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 12, 2012 on Forbes.com. Keynesian economics is the false vision of human action which says the way to...

07/11/12: Difficult Economics Lessons

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 11, 2012 on Townhall.com. One of the more difficult lessons to teach economics neophytes -- and, many times, trained economists -- is...

07/11/12: A Second Term Will Be Terminal: Another four years of Obamanomics and Argentina will be crying for us.

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 11, 2012 on The American Spectator website. With a second term for Obama, the world-leading America we have...

07/ 5/12: Obamacare RIP: John Roberts Cannot Save You

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 5, 2012 on Forbes.com. Progressives are desperate to prevent the country from learning that free market conservatives have...

07/ 5/12: How to Defeat and Replace Obamacare Now

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 5, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Whether Left, Right, Independent, or Confused, no one who is not...

06/28/12: Obamanomics: Economics For Dummies

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 28, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama's June 14 address in Cleveland presented his foundational economic policy arguments for...

06/27/12: Obama's Perverse Plan for Permanent Recession

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 27, 2012 on The American Spectator website. President Obama told the nation in his June 14 economic policy...

06/25/12: U.S. Still Stuck in Recession

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. This latest recession started in December 2007. Since the Great Depression...

06/13/12: Green Welfare, Green Taxes, Green Poverty

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 13, 2012 on The American Spectator website. What would you do if gangs of robbers roamed your neighborhood...

06/ 7/12: The Ongoing Disgrace That Is Obamanomics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 7, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama has led America into an accelerating downward spiral. Destination: Argentina. Last Friday's...

06/ 6/12: Immoral Beyond Redemption

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 6, 2012 on Townhall.com. Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of...

06/ 6/12: Romney's Education Choice

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 6, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Mitt Romney is rolling through 2012 at a faster pace than...

05/30/12: Plenty of Nutting

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 30, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Obama campaign operative Rex Nutting surprised a lot of people with...

05/29/12: Obama's Politics of Envy

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 25, 2012 on The Washington Times website. When reality bites, you can either try to change reality or create your own. Barack Obama claims he has presided over trillions...

05/23/12: The Wisconsin Turning Point

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 23, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The recall election for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled for...

05/17/12: President Obama's Unemployment Rate Is Stuck At 11%

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 17, 2012 on Forbes.com. This latest recession started in December, 2007. Since the Great Depression 75 years ago,...

05/12/12: Rep. Paul Ryan Schools Georgetown on How to Help the Poor

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 10, 2012 on Forbes.com. On April 26, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan delivered the 2012 Whittington Lecture...

05/ 7/12: Romney's Practical Vision vs. Obama's Left-Wing Extremism

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 3, 2012 on Forbes.com. In his weekly radio address on April 14, President Obama displayed his lifelong commitment...

05/ 2/12: America's Two-Faced Liberals

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 2, 2012 on Townhall.com President Barack Obama and Wall Street occupiers, along with their allies in the mainstream media and on college...

05/ 2/12: The Poverty of Equality

Stephen Moore and Peter Ferrara have teamed up for a regular monthly column in the American Spectator focused on entitlement reform centered around poverty. Click below to download a PDF of April's column....

04/25/12: Devious Taxation

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 25, 2012 on Townhall.com The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation does a yeoman's job of keeping track of how much we're paying in...

04/19/12: The Laughable Economic Fallacies Embraced by Progressives

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 19, 2012 on Forbes.com. Persistent economic fallacies hurt working people and the poor the most. They are the...

04/18/12: Good Economists

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 18, 2012 on Townhall.com It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist,...

04/15/12: Titanic Misappropriation of Reagan

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 13 2012 on The Washington Times website. The Titanic went down 100 years ago, on April 15, 1912. It took just two hours and 40 minutes for the sea...

04/13/12: Reagan Staffer Admonishes Obama's Comparing Class Warfare To Reagan Tax Policy

The Carleson Center for Public Policy issued a press release on April 13, 2012. Susan A. Carleson, Chariman and CEO of the ACRU and Chairman and President of Carleson Center for Public Policy, released the following statement: "Ronald Reagan understood...

04/12/12: The Buffett Rule: Obama's Community Organizer Understanding of Taxation

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 12, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama has a community organizer understanding of America's taxes. His rhetoric doesn't recognize...

04/11/12: Why Obama Hates Paul Ryan

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 11, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Barack Obama's address on April 3 at the Associated Press luncheon...

04/ 5/12: Edwin Meese on Fiscal Responsibility

Former Attorney General Ed Meese, an ACRU founding board member, tells Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto that cutting government spending is the key to economic recovery. Click here to see the video....

04/ 5/12: Slow Economic Recovery: What's Taking So Long?

Reagan v. Obama: In a CBN.com story by Jennifer Wilson published on April 3, 2012, ACRU's Peter Ferrara compares policies and results, and tells CBN News that we're in "the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression." WASHINGTON -- This...

03/30/12: Washington Post Misleads Readers About Paul Ryan, Tax Rates and Deficits

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 29, 2012 on Forbes.com. The Washington Post proclaimed editorially on March 21, "There is no credible path to...

03/28/12: A Budget America Can't Live Without

This column by ACRU Chairman and CEO and CCPP founder and President Susan A. Carleson was published March 28, 2012 on Townhall.com. The House Republican Study Committee (RSC) has proposed a federal budget that not only can America live with...

03/23/12: Rep. Paul Ryan's Budget Plan Reframes the 2012 Elections

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 22, 2012 on Forbes.com. The budgets produced by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, and the votes in...

03/14/12: The Worst Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 14, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The record of President Obama's first three years in office is...

03/ 7/12: It Just Ain't So

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 7, 2012 on Townhall.com. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 2011 manufacturing output grew by 11 percent, to nearly $5 trillion. Were...

02/17/12: Obama's Budget: The Decline and Fall of the American Economy

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 17, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama's budget released Monday embodies his policies for economic growth and recovery. The...

02/15/12: Dishonorable Budget Dishonesty

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 15, 2012 on The American Spectator website. You have probably heard by now the disastrous performance by new...

02/ 4/12: With Many Claiming His Mantle, It's Important to Get Reagan Right

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 6, 2012 in The Washington Times. Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 101 on Feb. 6, no doubt would have been amused by the number and ideological diversity of...

02/ 1/12: Obama's Calculated Deception

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 1, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Calculated deception as a central public manipulation strategy practiced by President...

01/23/12: Many to Benefit from President's Ruling, but Not Us

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 23, 2012 in The Washington Times. Checking his sundial and solar-powered calendar, Barack Obama has decided that he did not have enough time to study the impact of the...

01/18/12: The Che Guevara Democrat Party

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 18, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Those who contribute to, vote for, or otherwise support today's Democrat...

01/18/12: Presidential Nonsense

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 18, 2012 on Townhall.com. Last week, President Barack Obama, at a Capital Hilton fundraising event, told the crowd, "We can't go back...

01/13/12: The Worst Economic Recovery Since The Great Depression

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 12, 2012 on Forbes.com. The record of President Obama's first three years in office is in, and nothing...

01/12/12: In Greed I Trust

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 11, 2012 on Townhall.com. Last week's column started off asking: "What human motivation gets the most wonderful things done?" The answer is...

01/ 5/12: Bloomberg Hides Government Causes of Financial Crisis

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 4, 2012 on The American Spectator website. On December 21, Bloomberg News breathlessly reported, "The leading Republican candidates...

01/ 4/12: I Love Greed

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 4, 2012 on Townhall.com. What human motivation gets the most wonderful things done? It's really a silly question, because the answer is...

12/14/11: Our Marxist Wizard of Oz

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 14, 2011 on The American Spectator website. His mother was an unabashed hippie from 1960s central casting. His...

12/12/11: Obama Channels Hugo Chavez, Shows Why He Can't Lead on the Economy

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 8, 2011 on Forbes.com. On Tuesday, President Obama went to Osawatomie High School in Kansas to deliver an...

11/18/11: There Are No Longer Any Excuses for Obamanomics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 17, 2011 on Forbes.com. The history of America's recessions is provided at the website of the National Bureau...

11/10/11: Media Parrot Obama Financial Crisis Campaign Propaganda

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 10, 2011 on Forbes.com. At the October 11 GOP Presidential primary debate on Bloomberg TV, Karen Tumulty of...

11/ 9/11: The Texas Tea Party Debate

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 9, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In 1858, U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas was facing a tough...

11/ 9/11: Ignorance Exploited

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 9, 2011 on Townhall.com. Many Wall Street occupiers are echoing the Communist Party USA's call to "Save the nation! Tax corporations! Tax...

11/ 8/11: How to Achieve Higher Wages for Working People

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 3, 2011 on Forbes.com. In Chapter 1 of my recent book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, I write, "I...

10/31/11: Perry's Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 28, 2011 on Townhall.com. Governor Rick Perry unveiled his plan for fundamental tax reform with an optional flat tax. This bold proposal...

10/30/11: The GOP Jobs Plan Vs. Obama's

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 28, 2011 on Forbes.com. Senate Republicans have taken the lead in proposing a Jobs Plan alternative to President...

10/26/11: Profits Are for People

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are demanding "people before profits" — as if profit motivation were the source...

10/26/11: A Balanced Budget Amendment Should Make Tax & Debt Increases Difficult

As a member of the Conservative Action Project, CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 28 other organizations, representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement, are united in supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment that actually reins in national spending...

10/19/11: Nothing but a Political Ploy

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 19, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama's so-called Jobs Plan has nothing to do with jobs...

10/19/11: Pitting Us Against Each Other

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 19, 2011 on Townhall.com. President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have led increasingly successful efforts to pit Americans against one another...

10/14/11: The New Republican Vision for Modern Social Safety Nets

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 13, 2011 on Forbes.com. A new consensus is emerging among Republicans for fundamental entitlement reform providing for modern,...

10/14/11: Cain's '9-9-9' Tax Reform Plan Is Unconstitutional

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 13, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Herman Cain's signature 9-9-9 proposal has two problems. First, it's unconstitutional, and second, it's not conservative because it transforms Washington from...

10/12/11: McCotter Trailblazes Social Security Prosperity

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 12, 2011 on The American Spectator website. On September 12, the pioneering Rep. Thaddeus McCotter introduced trailblazing legislation...

10/ 5/11: Social Security Disaster

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 5, 2011 on Townhall.com. Politicians who are principled enough to point out the fraud of Social Security, referring to it as a...

09/29/11: Economic Growth, Not Income Redistribution, Is What Helps Us All

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 29, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Obama is proving a fundamental economic principle proven as well by President Reagan,...

09/29/11: The Financial Mess in the US and Europe

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 28, 2011 on Townhall.com. What's the common thread between Europe's financial mess, particularly among the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain),...

09/27/11: Washington's Weasel Words

This column by Susan A. Carleson, CEO of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) and Chairman of the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP), was published September 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. Confusion is the politician's favorite device; clarity, the statesman's...

09/22/11: Correcting President Obama's Myriad Tax Fallacies

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 22, 2011 on Forbes.com. An emerging, disabling problem with our democracy is that increasingly we cannot even engage...

09/21/11: His Biggest Big Lies

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 21, 2011 on The American Spectator website. If you work hard, play by the rules, save your money,...

09/15/11: Instead of Obama's Jobs Plan, Pass Something that Will Work

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 15, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Barack Obama's first, nearly $1 trillion "stimulus" bill enacted in February, 2009, was...

09/14/11: Braindead on Arrival

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 14, 2011 on The American Spectator website. If President Obama's jobs plan is such a good idea, then...

09/ 9/11: The Equality of Reaganomics, and Fallacious Leftist Dissent

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 9, 2011 on Forbes.com. For the last two weeks, we have discussed the broad prosperity throughout society produced...

09/ 1/11: More on the Certain Equality of Reaganomics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 31, 2011 on Forbes.com. Last week we discussed the broad prosperity throughout society produced by Reaganomics and the...

08/29/11: The Equality Of Reaganomics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 25, 2011 on Forbes.com. For over 20 years now, major media institutions have been reporting growing inequality in...

08/24/11: The Downward Spiral

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 24, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Accelerating downward spiral. That is what I have been predicting for...

08/19/11: Warren Buffett's Public Disservice On Taxation

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 18, 2011 on Forbes.com. Warren Buffet is performing a gross public disservice in creating urban myths about the...

08/17/11: Ominous Parallels

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 17, 2011 on Townhall.com. People are beginning to compare Barack Obama's administration to the failed administration of Jimmy Carter, but a better...

08/16/11: "Super Committee" Should Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 37 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement have a united message on the "Super Committee."MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT: "Super Committee"...

08/12/11: Wasteful Politicians, And The Fed's Coming Recession

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 11, 2011 on Forbes.com. The Tea Party-dominated Republican House majority already acted in the spring to solve America's...

08/10/11: Obama Downgraded, Tea Party Vindicated

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 10, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama achieved the historic downgrading of America's credit rating the...

08/ 5/11: A Budget Cutting Deal That Boosts Federal Spending

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 4, 2011 on Forbes.com. How is it possible that we can "cut" federal spending by $2 trillion over...

08/ 3/11: Cruel Laws

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 3, 2011 on Townhall.com. What does it take to be able to own and operate a taxi and earn $30,000, $40,000 or...

08/ 3/11: The Disgrace of Obamanomics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for The Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 3, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Last Friday's report on economic growth for the second quarter of...

07/31/11: 'Clean' Balanced Budget Amendment Could Be Trap for Conservatives

This article by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 31, 2011 on BigGovernment.com. Liberals are trying to kill the prospect of a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) in the ongoing battle over...

07/28/11: President Obama Is No Longer Tethered To Reality

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 28, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Barack Obama's speech to the nation Monday night was highly disturbing. Because read...

07/27/11: Job Destruction Makes Us Richer

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 27, 2011 on Townhall.com. Here's what President Barack Obama said about our high rate of unemployment in an interview with NBC's Ann...

07/27/11: Don't Blame the House

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for The Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 27, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The indisputable facts show that Congressional Republicans have done their job....

07/18/11: It's About Jobs, Stupid!

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 18, 2011 on The Huffington Post and The Patriot Post. America has a growth deficit. As the latest job report shows unemployment reached 9.2% -- the highest rate of...

07/15/11: How to Serve the Needy at a Fraction of the Cost

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 14, 2011 on the Investors Business Daily website. Our nation's entitlement programs, from Social Security to Medicare to...

07/13/11: How To Solve Our Growth And Jobs Deficit

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 13, 2011 on The Huffington Post. As President Barack Obama lectured us with foolish notions -- such as attempting to reduce America's $14.4 trillion deficit by focusing carefully poll-tested,...

07/13/11: Reaganomics Is the Only Answer

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 13, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The extended stagnation of the American economy is starting to look...

07/ 7/11: Fallacies Of Economic Equality That Promote Poverty

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 7, 2011 on Forbes.com. "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before...

07/ 6/11: Obamacare Tragedy Primed To Further Explode the Deficit

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 6, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama bludgeoned Obamacare through Congress on the claim, backed by...

07/ 1/11: The CBO's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 30, 2011 on Forbes.com. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their Long Term Budget Outlook for...

06/29/11: Block Grant Welfare to the States

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 29, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The first step in defusing America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, the title...

06/29/11: Why the GOP Is Right on Taxes

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 29, 2011 on FoxNews.com. Congressional Republicans are standing firm on their principle that for every dollar of increase...

06/28/11: Supreme Court's Pliva Decision Is Another Blow Against Trial Lawyers

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 26, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Trial lawyers cannot sue drug manufacturers for defective warning labels on generics if labels were approved by the U.S. Food and...

06/24/11: Obama's Debt Limit Scare Tactics

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 22, 2011 on FoxNews.com. America's gross federal debt is already bumping up against the national debt limit of...

06/22/11: Reaganomics' Resurgence

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 22, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In my new book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, I argue that...

06/22/11: America's Coming Bankruptcy

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 21, 2011 on Townhall.com. The failures of federal, state and local officials of both major parties, over many...

06/15/11: Our Moral Dilemma

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 15, 2011 on Townhall.com. Most of our nation's problems are a direct result of our being immune, hostile or indifferent to several...

06/15/11: America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 15, 2011 on The American Spectator website. My new book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, published by HarperCollins, went...

06/15/11: Book Review: Confronting National Debt Now

This column by Wes Vernon was published June 10, 2011 on The Washington Times website, and reviews ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara's new book. AMERICA'S TICKING BANKRUPTCY BOMB: HOW...

06/14/11: America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 14, 2011 on FoxNews.com. The failures of federal, state and local officials of both major parties, over many...

06/11/11: Addressing The Various Debt-Limit Delusions

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 9, 2011 on Forbes.com. Suppose you were suffering long term unemployment, and you had maxed out all of...

06/ 8/11: The Coming Crash of 2013

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 8, 2011 on The American Spectator website. On Inauguration Day, 2009, President Obama seemed so politically blessed by...

06/ 1/11: The Democrats' Big Government Breakout

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 1, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Historic battle lines are being drawn in the budget battle in...

06/ 1/11: Do We Deserve Our Fate?

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 1, 2011 on Townhall.com. The latest Social Security Trustees Report tells us that the program will be insolvent by the year 2037....

05/25/11: Common Sense Versus Nonsense

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 25, 2011 on Townhall.com. William J. McGee, the consumer advocate on the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee wrote "Forcing...

05/20/11: How The Government Created A Financial Crisis

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 19, 2011 on Forbes.com. Facing double digit inflation, double digit interest rates and soon to be double digit...

05/11/11: The Incredible Shrinking Recovery

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 11, 2011 on The American Spectator website. There was President Obama at a recent fundraiser telling his star-struck...

05/ 6/11: Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Facts And Figures

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 5, 2011 on Forbes.com. In February 2009 I wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal entitled "Reaganomics...

05/ 4/11: Obama's War on Oil

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 4, 2011 on The American Spectator website. As a guest on a black radio talk show recently, I...

05/ 2/11: Obama's Oily View of America

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 29, 2011 on The Washington Times website. When Barack Obama is in flyover country, if you close your eyes, you can almost hear a moderate Republican on the stump....

04/27/11: What Professor Obama Doesn't Understand

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 27, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama's self-congratulatory "economic recovery" is way too little, way too...

04/23/11: America's Ever Expanding Welfare Empire

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 22, 2011 on Forbes website. A fundamental misconception about America's welfare state misleads millions of voters to reflexively...

04/21/11: EPA Mandates are Killing Jobs in Coal-Powered Ohio

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published April 19, 2011 on The Cincinnati Enquirer website. During a recent speech at Cleveland State focused on small business in Ohio, President Barack Obama described a goal of "knocking down...

04/21/11: Justices against Court-Imposed Cap-and-Trade

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 19, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. It appeared yesterday during oral arguments in a case raising important constitutional and political issues that members of the U.S. Supreme...

04/20/11: Economics and Property Rights at Center of Supreme Court's Microsoft Case

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 18, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Property rights and economics are at the heart of a Microsoft case that pitted a top Bush lawyer against top Clinton...

04/20/11: Obama's Taxes and America's Jobs

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 20, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Between President Obama's political campaign speech on the budget last week,...

04/15/11: Obama's Budget Speech Frames The Debate For 2012

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 14, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Obama's budget speech Wednesday fatefully framed the debate for 2012. House Budget Committee...

04/13/11: The Welfare Reform Model for Medicaid

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara and Vice President for Policy at Americans for Prosperity Phil Kerpen was published April 13, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal....

04/ 6/11: Paul Ryan's Adult Conversation

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 6, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Before Paul Ryan's 2012 budget released yesterday, the Liberal Establishment was...

04/ 5/11: President Obama & Senate Democrats Have No Excuse for "Shutting Down" the Federal Government

As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 23 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in the belief that if there is a government shutdown, it...

03/29/11: Court Weighs Constitutionality of Law Funding Political Opposition

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 28, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Should taxpayer money go to fund political campaigns when another candidate raises money? It does in Arizona. Now the Supreme Court...

03/26/11: Social Security Personal Accounts and the Financial Crisis

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 25, 2011 on Forbes.com. In a weekly radio address on Aug. 14 of last year, President Obama taunted...

03/25/11: Hamilton vs. Jefferson, on Welfare Reform

This column by Susan A. Carleson, CEO of the ACRU and the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP), was published March 25, 2011 on the American Thinker website. With federal and state budgets exploding, welfare reform is once again on...

03/24/11: Economic Lunacy

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 23, 2011 on Townhall.com. Economic lunacy abounds, and often the most learned, including Nobel Laureates, are its primary victims. The most recent...

03/24/11: Budget Nuclear Option: Shut Down Obama Until the Election

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the CCPP Peter Ferrara was published March 21, 2011 on PajamasMedia.com. The House Republican leadership needs to get over their paralyzing fear of a government shutdown, which is based on...

03/23/11: America's Accelerating Downward Spiral

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the CCPP Peter Ferrara was published March 23, 2011 on The American Spectator website. For two years now, I have been arguing in this column and elsewhere that President Obama's...

03/19/11: A Winning Plan For Social Security Reform

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published March 17, 2011 on Forbes.com. Next year the baby boomers begin to retire on Medicare in earnest, and the year after that on Social Security. For decades now, the federal...

03/16/11: Make the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent

This column by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 16, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal. By the end...

03/16/11: Continuing Stubborn Ignorance

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 16, 2011 on Townhall.com. Within the past decade, I've written three columns titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn Ignorance," and "Exploiting Public Ignorance," all...

03/16/11: Slouching Towards Argentina

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 16, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Argentina enjoyed the world's fourth highest per capita GDP in 1929,...

03/12/11: Unions Show No Class in Wisconsin 'War'

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 11, 2011 on The Washington Times website. "I'm not going to lie to you, this is going to get ugly." So predicts "Goldfish," a Daily Kos blogger who boasts...

03/11/11: The Anachronism Of State Income Taxes

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 9, 2011 on Forbes.com. Nine states survive perfectly well with no state income tax at all. These include...

03/10/11: Obama Energy Non-Policy Hurting America

As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 31 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in opposing the Obama administration's actions on energy policy that are...

03/ 9/11: Handouts, Morality and Common Sense

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 9, 2011 on Townhall.com. Whether Americans realize it or not, the last decade's path of congressional spending is unsustainable. Spending must be...

03/ 9/11: Terrorists With Union Cards?

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published March 8, 2011 on The Patriot Post website. The response of our State Department spokesman, P.J. Crowley, to the murder of two U.S. Airmen and the wounding of two others...

03/ 9/11: Bush Tax Cuts Still Working — For Now

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published March 9, 2011 on The American Spectator website. During President Obama's 2008 campaign, he termed the Bush tax cuts "the failed policies of the past." But last December, with the...

03/ 5/11: Public Employee Unions

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 3, 2011 on Townhall.com. With all of the union strife in Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey, and indications of more to come,...

03/ 3/11: Gutting Medicare By Refusing To Pay The Bills

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published March 3, 2011 on Forbes.com. The full extent of the future cuts to Medicare under ObamaCare is revealed in the little noticed 2010 Financial Report of the U.S. Government, released...

03/ 2/11: They're All Detroit Democrats Now

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 2, 2011 on The American Spectator website. House Republicans have fulfilled their campaign pledge to cut $100 billion...

02/26/11: It's Time To Block Grant Welfare To The States

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published February 23, 2011 on Forbes.com. If any liberal reform had been as wildly successful as the 1996 welfare reforms...

02/16/11: Good Morning, Suckers

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published February 16, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama's budget released on Monday proposes to spend $3.73 trillion for 2012. He can't say Bush made him do that. That...

02/ 6/11: Reagan's Communism Rollback a Model for Tea Party

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 4, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Years ago, when I was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, I got to sit down with Martin...

02/ 4/11: What Reagan Would Do

This column by ACRU Chairman/CEO Susan A. Carleson and ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 4, 2011 on Townhall.com. We knew things weren't good, but nearly one seventh of all Americans on food stamps? Forty-three million people? That's...

01/31/11: Socialism's State of the Union

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 28, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Socialism - the abolishment of private property - sometimes advances at the point of a gun. At other times, it advances by...

01/26/11: Can Our Nation Be Saved?

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams was published January 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. National debt is over $14 trillion, the federal budget deficit is $1.4 trillion and, depending on whose estimates are...

01/26/11: Why Today Is 1979, Not 1995

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared January 26, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In 1979, of course, Jimmy Carter was the incumbent President, and no sophisticated, intelligent person in Washington thought Ronald Reagan had a serious...

12/29/10: Tie Debt Ceiling Vote To Balanced Budget Amendment

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell appeared December 29, 2010, on Townhall.com. Next spring, Republicans will be faced with a serious decision over whether to vote to raise the debt ceiling. Failing to do so could signal foreign...

12/23/10: America's Financial Future: Our Choice... But Not For Long

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 23, 2010, on Townhall.com. In August of this year, Admiral Michael Mullens, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, advised Congress that "The National debt is the biggest threat to...

12/20/10: Obama, McCartney, and the Taxman!

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 19, 2010, on The American Thinker website. It was a great event at the White House last June. Sir Paul McCartney came to be honored by President Obama. And he...

12/15/10: The New Big Picture

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 15, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Events have moved so fast in the post-election fallout that the last seven days have seen the political cards completely reshuffled. A new...

12/ 9/10: Ragin' 'n' Stagin' at the White House

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 9, 2010, on Townhall.com. Liberals (or Progressives, if you prefer) have been raging at President Obama. For months they have complained that he did not show enough passion. Comic atheist...

12/ 8/10: The Madness of Obamanomics

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 8, 2010 on The American Spectator website. For two years I have been arguing here and elsewhere that Obamanomics will not work. But for Obama and the Democrats to persist...

12/ 2/10: Obama to Voters: Drop Dead

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 1, 2010 on The American Spectator website. The good news is that the Democrats and the Washington Establishment have heard the message from the American people on Election Day, 2010....

12/ 1/10: Minimum Wage, Maximum Folly

ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing December 1, 2010 on Townhall.com. How about this: The law of gravity is applicable to the behavior of falling objects on the U.S. mainland but...

11/15/10: Getting Our Fiscal House in Order

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing November 14, 2010, on The Huffington Post website. On November 2, the American people sent a resounding message to Washington D.C. that the era of reckless spending must stop. We all...

11/10/10: Stop the Obama Tax Hikes

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing November 10, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Let us survey the wreckage of Obamanomics, which followed in detail the opposite of every policy of Reaganomics. Unemployment has been near 10%...

10/18/10: Make Them Agree to Kill the Death Tax

ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing October 15, 2010 on The Washington Times website and in the print edition on October 18, 2010. As election day approaches and many incumbents contemplate the death of their political careers,...

10/15/10: The Political Suicide of President Obama

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 15, 2010, on The Patriot Post website. Liberals sit down with the New York Times the way Catholics enter the confessional: To make a clean breast of their sins and...

10/15/10: So Much Worse Than Carter

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing October 13, 2010 on The American Spectator website. The most important fact to take from the September unemployment report released last week is that almost three years after the recession began...

10/ 6/10: Walter E. Williams: Politicians Exploit Economic Ignorance

Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing October 6, 2010 on Townhall.com. One of President Obama's campaign promises was not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. So here's my question: If there's a corporate tax increase either...

10/ 6/10: Peter Ferrara: President Obama's Tax Piracy

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing October 6, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Starting on January 1, 2011, President Obama's economic recovery policy will begin the implementation of comprehensive, across the board, tax rate increases for...

09/29/10: Peter Ferrara: The December Surprise, Middle Class Tax Hikes

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 29, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Remember this? "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form...

09/29/10: Robert Knight: Ralphie vs. The Socialist Elect

ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article appearing September 28, 2010 on the Washington Times website. The shrill attacks on Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell tell us a lot about the growing panic among intelligentsia of both parties...

09/22/10: I WANT YOUR MONEY, THE MOVIE

I WANT YOUR MONEY is a provocative political documentary film by award-winning Director Ray Griggs, slated for release in theatres in select markets nationwide on October 15. Griggs has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices from America's broad-based conservative...

09/22/10: Peter Ferrara: The Disgrace of the Ruling Class

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 22, 2010 on The American Spectator. We now have confirmation that Barack Obama truly loves poor people. Because he is creating so many of them. The Census Bureau reports that...

09/ 8/10: Peter Ferrara: Fire Obama

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 8, 2010 on The American Spectator. House GOP Leader John Boehner created a stir last month when he called on President Obama to fire his top economic advisors, Treasury Secretary...

08/25/10: Walter E. Williams: Who Cares About Our Future?

Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing August 25, 2010 on Townhall.com. My column titled "What Handouts to Cut?" created a number of angry responses, and for the first time in my life, I had some, not...

08/17/10: Peter Ferrara: How to Balance the Budget

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 16, 2010 on The American Spectator. President Obama's budget proposes all-time record federal spending of $3.834 trillion for fiscal 2011, up 29 percent from fiscal 2008 and 40 percent from...

08/12/10: Walter E. Williams: What Handouts To Cut

Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing August 11, 2010 on Townhall.com. Because of failure to heed the limitations of the U.S. Constitution, which has produced runaway federal spending, our nation sits on the precipice of disaster....

08/ 5/10: Peter Ferrara: The Big Bamboozler

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 4, 2010 on The American Spectator. On Monday, at yet another campaign fundraiser, the part-time President, full-time campaigner Barack Obama told Democrat fat cats, with both hands in taxpayer pockets,...

08/ 5/10: Peter Ferrara: What If Revenue From The Rich Dries Up?

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 2, 2010 on Investors.com.President Obama says his sweeping, across-the-board increases for every major federal tax rate starting next year are necessary for "the rich" to pay their fair share. "The...

08/ 2/10: Peter Ferrara: Beware the Balanced Budget Deal

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing July 29, 2010, on Wall Street Journal Online. Washington's traditional approach to balancing the budget is to negotiate an agreement on a package of benefit cuts and tax increases. President Obama's...

07/29/10: Peter Ferrara: The Timeless Principles of American Prosperity

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing July 28, 2010 on Spectator.org. We know, based on economic experience, theory, and logic, how to create another economic boom that will last 25 years, or a generation into the future....

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