Last month, Jeb Bush promised 4 percent economic growth during his official presidential candidacy announcement. On ABC’s “This Week” yesterday, Carly Fiorina also affirmed that “4 percent growth is a good goal,” especially in stark contrast to “an economy that sort of putt putts along between 1 and 2 percent”: I think we need to understand what the true engine of economic growth and job creation is in this country. It has always been small businesses, new businesses, family owned businesses, community-based businesses that create two-thirds of the jobs and employ half the people. And we are now crushing those
Shane, last week you wrote on The Pulse about Chris Christie’s history of New Jersey Supreme Court nominations and why you “would hate to see what a ‘Christie-type’ Supreme Court looks like.” Looks like others think so too. Over at National Review, Carrie Severino agrees and expanded on just how bad “Christie-type Justices” might be: Since [being elected], Christie has had the opportunity to fill five seats on the court. But instead of nominating judges with a proven record of following the Constitution and traditional legal principles, and fighting for those nominees, he nominated liberals and cronies. Turns out, Christie’s judicial appointees
George Gilder’s new monograph, “The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money,” offers a revolutionary alternative to today’s “deeply flawed understanding of the nature of money.” Drawing attention to the relationship between money and information, Gilder redefines and contextualizes the role of money in the 21st century as an information carrier in an information economy. Money is a “measuring stick” of economic activity, and nothing does this job better than gold. Information is key to enterprise and innovation. “Money,” Gilder says, “is the channel that carries the information to investors, workers, small businessmen, major corporations and
In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Scott Walker denounced the decision and called for a new amendment to the Constitution that would explicitly allow states to decide on this issue for themselves. His statement, reported by Politico: As a result of this decision, the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage. He also tweeted this statement: I believe SCOTUS’ decision is a grave mistake. 5 unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the
This morning, Rick Santorum tweeted comments on the same-sex marriage Supreme Court decision. Here’s what he said: Today, 5 unelected judges redefined the foundational unit of society. Now it is the people’s turn to speak #Marriage — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015 About 15 minutes later, he also tweeted this: The Court is 1 of 3 coequal branches of government & they have an imperfect record. Stakes are too high to cede marriage to unelected judges — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015 Noah Muscente works for American Principles in Action.
Here is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s statement on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, courtesy of his campaign’s website: The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states’ rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that. This decision will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision. This ruling must not be used as pretext by Washington to erode
This morning, Carly Fiorina tweeted a response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage: My statement on today’s #SCOTUS ruling pic.twitter.com/UalM0QnBuF — Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) June 26, 2015 Noah Muscente works for American Principles in Action.
Here are some key quotes from Sen. Marco Rubio’s statement on today’s Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling: People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right of our people, not the right of the unelected judges or justices of the Supreme Court. This decision short-circuits the political process that has been underway on the state level for years. […] As we look ahead, it must be a priority of the next president to nominate judges and justices committed to applying the Constitution as written and originally understood. […]