For nearly six years, Keynesian economics has been put to the test.

The Obama administration has used “stimulus spending” with a profligacy that would even make Franklin Roosevelt blush. And yet it hasn’t worked.

Economic growth lags way behind typical economic recoveries. Same with the unemployment rate.

What is particularly damning is the employment rate which hovers around the abysmal levels of those sorry Carter years…

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What do Elton John and Barack Obama have in common?
A song.
Today is the 43rd anniversary of Mr. John’s first live album titled 11.17.70. It was recorded on November 17th, 1970, in the A & R Studios in New York and was broadcast live on radio.
This album was one of my first exposures to Mr. John’s music, and I was quite taken with it. I’m a piano player. Most of the rock music of the mid and late 60s was driven by the electric guitar. I like rock music that is driven by the piano. I like it even better when accompanied by strong melody.
That’s what Elton delivered then and now: pop rock music with infectious melodies and great piano accompaniment.
Listening to some of the tracks from 11.17.70 today, I couldn’t help but think of President Obama as I reacquainted myself with the song, “Can I put you on?” which I’ve linked above …

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A half a century has passed since the greatest speech of my lifetime was delivered.

Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech still moves me to tears.

Read it. It is magnificent, so superior to the drivel delivered by our current president …

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What do Elton John and Barack Obama have in common? A song. Today is the 42ndt anniversary of Mr. John’s first live album titled 11.17.70. It was recorded on November 17th, 1970, in the A & R Studios in New York and was broadcast live on radio. A song from the recording session is relevant today …

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTgJTWZyRg&feature=related] What do Elton John and Barack Obama have in common? A song. Today is the 41st anniversary of Mr. John’s first live album titled 11.17.70.  It was recorded on November 17th, 1970, in the A & R Studios in New York and was broadcast live on radio. This album was one…

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By Tom Quiner The rest of the media is catching up with Quiner’s Diner. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LWNTUK8KtA] Last week, we wrote about the explosion of new government jobs under the Obama administration at the same time employment in the private sector has plummeted. We wrote about how these government jobs are overwhelmingly directed to government unions who…

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