Monthly Archive:: December 2009

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Party At Your Own Financial Risk

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    Everybody on Wall Street is breaking out the balloons and party hats and celebrating the end of the recession.  Even Larry Summers, the top economist in the Obama Administration, says “Everybody says the recession is over.”  Really? “Everybody”

Uncle Sam Plays Santa Claus

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The government has made some pretty big financial announcements during the Christmas holiday season.  So-called Pay Czar, Kenneth Feinberg, decided to boost the pay of an unnamed AIG executive by $4.3 million.  Was Feinberg just playing Santa or taking strategic action to get

Is Health Care Really America’s Top Priority?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   In September, I wrote a post called “Prediction: Obama Wins Health Care, Loses Economy.”  It appears the Senate has the votes for passage of its version of health care legislation; so the prediction is halfway complete.  I am

False Positive Signals For The Economy

 By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    According to economist John Williams at Shadow Government Statistics (SGS), we are getting “… false positive signals…” for monthly numbers such as retail sales and unemployment.  So, a recovery looks like it is taking place when a

Gold or Dollar, Up or Down

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    Alex,a friend of mine, sent me an email with just one sentence.  It said, “Did you read this?”   It was an article published this week by NYU Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini titled, “Roubini: Here’s Five Reasons The

“Pay Czar” Idea is a Crock!

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Kenneth Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration as a so-called “Pay Czar” after public outrage over big compensation packages at firms that were bailed out by the government.  Feinberg has been on the job as pay

George Will Is Wrong On The Fed

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com This week nationally syndicated columnist George Will wrote a piece called “Playing Politics with the Fed.”  Mr. Will is squarely against Congressional legislation called the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009.  This bill will force the Federal

Can Obama Really Be “Fiscally Prudent”

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com President Obama’s “Jobs” speech this week hinted, once again, that he is well aware the U.S. Government has a ballooning deficit problem.  In remarks made to the Brookings Institute, the President said, “There are those who claim

How Do I Protect My Assets?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The FDIC just shut down another 6 banks last Friday.  There is no end in sight for the bank failures coming.  To make matters worse, the FDIC is way more than $8 billion in the hole as

Ben Bernanke’s Hyperinflation And Economic Collapse

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke was in front of the Senate Banking Committee trying to hold on to his job.  Some Senators were complimentary on Bernanke’s job.  Republican Senator Judd Gregg from New Hampshire gave the

Afghanistan, Add It To The Tab

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com I watched the President last night address the nation on why he needed to send 30 thousand more troops to Afghanistan.  He said it would cost an additional $30 billion for this escalation.  That works out to