12:07 PM, Apr 3, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Michelle Jamrisko at Bloomberg reports:
Companies added fewer workers than projected in March, held back by limited hiring in construction, according to a private report based on payrolls.
Americans have learned to expect these less-than-expected results from an economy that continues to flounder. Especially discouraging is the fact that, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc., “Payrolls at construction companies stagnated last month as the boost from rebuilding efforts following superstorm Sandy faded ...”
Mercifully, we cannot depend on monster storms like Sandy to stimulate growth and hiring. And, anyway, Monsieur Bastiat long ago demonstrated the fallacy in that line of thinking. So slow growth and high unemployment begin to seem like a permanent condition for which the Obama administration's solution is ...
More fundraising—so as to conduct a more or less permanent political campaign. According to Justin Sink, reporting in the HIll:
The president will head to San Francisco Wednesday evening after a stop in Colorado, where he plans to hold an event to rally support for congressional action on new gun-control laws. In California, Obama will attend a $5,000-per-person cocktail reception and a $32,500-per-person dinner, with proceeds from both benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
So, we are living in a time of the permanent political campaign and never-ending economic stagnation.
12:22 PM, Oct 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In his latest fundraising email to supporters, President Barack Obama says, "Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens" in the election. Instead, Obama's trying to win the contest "for our country and middle-class families."
Here's the full pitch:
I don't want to lose this election.
Do you owe the Obama campaign money? By the way, political campaigns know what porn sites you frequent. 1:56 PM, Oct 16, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A few weeks ago, I inveighed against the increasingly Orwellian psychological tactics being employed by the Obama campaign. It didn't seem like things could get much worse than asking you to upload photos of your personal pledges to the president, and smart phone apps that show maps telling you the political affiliation of your neighbors.
I was wrong. So very, very wrong. Here's the email I recently got from the Obama campaign:
12:14 PM, Aug 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a fundraising email to prospective donors, President Obama says, "This is critical." Obama explains that he is being outspent in states likes Iowa by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Here's the entire email:
When I'm out there talking to voters, we talk about what we've done, what we plan to do over the next four years, and why the other guys have dangerous plans to go back to the policies that failed America for almost a decade.
6:00 AM, Aug 22, 2012 • By JAY COST
Earlier this week, we received final fundraising totals for the month of July – and the numbers were quite a shocker. The Republican side of the campaign (a joint effort between Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee) raised a total of $101.3 million dollars, and has $185.9 million in the bank. Meanwhile, the joint effort of President Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $75 million and has $95.8 million in the bank.
12:06 PM, Aug 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The latest fundraising plea from First Lady Michelle Obama for Barack Obama's reelection campaign:
Before you go to bed tonight, do me a favor and read Barack's note.
12:47 PM, Aug 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
It has not even been 4 hours, and already the Romney campaign claims it has raised $1.2 million since announcing Paul Ryan as VP. From Press secretary Andrea Saul:
9:50 AM, Aug 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Earlier today, Mitt Romney's campaign announced raising a cumulative $101.3 million in the month July. Now, Barack Obama's campaign announces: "In July, 761,000 people donated to raise over $75 million for this campaign."
6:35 AM, Aug 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Romney campaign released its July fundraising numbers this morning:
Today, Romney for President, Romney Victory, and the Republican National Committee announced fundraising totals of over $101.3 million in July. The campaign, RNC and state party participants have approximately $185.9 million cash on hand. ...
1:31 PM, Jul 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In his latest fundraising pitch, President Barack Obama writes, "My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States, but that's not up to me -- it's up to you."
12:44 PM, Jul 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The president's reelection campaign is sending around a picture from what appears to be a family celebration of Barack Obama's 43 birthday, from 2004, in an attempt to raise campaign cash. Under the subject line, "Warning: This picture is cute," Obama for America, the campaign team, writes:
Skipped last year to vacation at Martha's Vineyards.12:21 PM, Jul 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will be traveling today from San Francisco, California to Reno, Nevada to “take part in an official event where he will deliver remarks at the 113th National Convention of the VFW,” according to t
2:29 PM, Jul 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democrats are continuing to sound the alarm about this upcoming election. And the latest alarm bell is being rung by Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
A test of democracy.10:41 AM, Jul 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In his latest fundraising email to supporters, President Barack Obama seems to suggest that this presidential election will be a test for democracy.
"This election will be a test of the model that got us here," Obama writes. "We'll learn whether it's still true that a grassroots campaign can elect a president -- whether ordinary Americans are in control of our democracy in the face of massive spending."