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Pet Peeves

Everybody has pet peeves. Things that just bug them. Here are a few of mine.

You’re sitting in heavy traffic at a red light, waiting to turn left. The light turns green, there’s oncoming traffic, and the guy ahead of you won’t pull out into the intersection so you and the other cars behind this guy have a chance to turn as well.

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The Jobs Through Growth Act

On the surface at least, the recent unemployment numbers seem like good news. From 9%, where it’s been stuck for quite some time, to 8.6%. However, the bad news below the surface is that whereas the U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs last month, 300,000 people stopped looking for work altogether, and therefore aren’t even considered in the unemployment number.

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Obama Puts Biden In Charge In Ohio

Well aren’t we the lucky ones. Barack Obama has decided that his best chance to win Ohio next year is to put Joe Biden in the forefront of his campaign here in Ohio (and in Pennsylvania and Florida too.) Obama desperately needs to win these three states to have any chance of being re-elected, since he’s not connecting in them.

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72 Then – Only 25 Now

Yes, the so-called “Super Committee” failed. Politicians and pundits alike are shocked, dismayed, disappointed, outraged, mystified, perplexed, flabbergasted, and worse.

The failure got significant press coverage, and rightfully so. In the Enquirer’s story yesterday, they quoted me as saying, among other things, “You can never go wrong in underestimating what Congress is going to be able to accomplish.” Unfortunately, it’s true.

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