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What moms know about inflation the government doesn't

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The typical American mother must think U.S. government economists have rocks in their head.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
ACA squanders Obama's credibility as America's CEO

ACA squanders Obama's credibility as America's CEO

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, U.S. President Barack Obama has lost credibility with most Americans as a leader and effective executive.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Regulators adopt Volcker Rule

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators Tuesday voted to adopt the so-called Volcker rule meant to limit the ability of banks to use their own money to make risky investment bets.
Volcker Rule arrives with the hidden jewel in Dodd-Frank

Volcker Rule arrives with the hidden jewel in Dodd-Frank

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators are finally implementing the Volcker Rule and it may prove the hidden jewel in the Dodd-Frank financial reforms.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.S. economy adds 203,000 jobs

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department reported the U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November, in line with the progress of recent months.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Obamacare, slow growth drive shift to part-time workers

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Absent smarter energy, trade and regulatory policies, slow growth and high unemployment are becoming permanent for the U.S. economy,
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Obamacare: Echoes of Stalinism past

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- D-Day arrived for Obamacare Saturday and began with an 11-hour shutdown of HealthCare.gov -- the problem-plagued website intended to provide easy access to affordable insurance for millions of Americans.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
D-Day arrives for Obamacare... and oh so badly

D-Day arrives for Obamacare... and oh so badly

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- D-Day arrived for Obamacare Saturday and it began with an 11-hour shutdown of the website.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obamacare: Arrogance, Corruption and Abuse

Obamacare: Arrogance, Corruption and Abuse

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- It took paramount arrogance for U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to believe they could write an Affordable Care Act that would replace free markets across a healthcare sector as large as the economy of France.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
U.S. economy not fixed, another crisis brewing

U.S. economy not fixed, another crisis brewing

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- American democracy has always stood on a foundation of individual initiative, personal responsibility and prosperity. Those are going away as Barack Obama changes America.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.S. economy adds 204,000 jobs in October

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department reported the U.S. economy created 204,000 jobs in October after adding 163,000 jobs the prior month. This is much better than was expected but still well below what is needed to bring unemployment down to acceptable levels.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Non-plus growth clouds U.S. jobs outlook

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department is expected to report Friday the U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in October, less than the 148,000 recorded in September.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Republicans: Rework Obamacare to win elections

Republicans: Rework Obamacare to win elections

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans should stop cheering for Obamacare to fail. It may be dreadful, but going back to what the United States had before isn't possible.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obamacare flimflam exploited gullible voters

Obamacare flimflam exploited gullible voters

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Outrage about HealthCare.gov and millions losing health plans should scare the wits out of liberals.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Eurosclerosis comes to America

Eurosclerosis comes to America

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama with unprincipled pragmatism is undermining the United States' most cherished values, economy and liberties.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obamacare and America's journey into the Third World

Obamacare and America's journey into the Third World

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- One need only compare the sense of dispatch at Federal Express with time endured to send a package via the U.S. Postal Service to recognize the U.S. government doesn't do things quite as well as the private sector. It doesn't even function as well as state bureaucracies.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Shutdown won't affect jobs, part-time positions dominate

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Absent smarter energy, trade and regulatory policies, slow growth and high unemployment are becoming permanent for the U.S. economy.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

J.P. Morgan and Justice's prosecutorial discretion

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- J.P. Morgan's record $13 billion tentative settlement with the U.S. Justice Department concerning misrepresented residential mortgage-backed securities doesn't absolve senior bank officials or the bank as an institution from criminal charges.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama's debt ceiling win comes at terribly high price

Obama's debt ceiling win comes at terribly high price

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has resorted to falsehoods, wounded American democracy and damaged U.S. global leadership in the recent budget dispute with Congress.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Democrats behave like teenagers reneging on sequester

Democrats behave like teenagers reneging on sequester

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- If negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the U.S. government, voters will blame House Republicans but it's Barack Obama and Democrats who are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Raising the debt ceiling, a fool's journey

Raising the debt ceiling, a fool's journey

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. government will default on its debt only if U.S. President Barack Obama wills it. House Republicans may be the country's hope to avoid financial ruin.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Getting out of the budget and debt morass

Getting out of the budget and debt morass

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government shutdown is proving less draconian than presidential warnings but failing to raise the debt ceiling and default would be another matter.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Facing tyranny, the GOP had no choice

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, as much as House Republicans, shut down the federal government. He isn't willing to compromise on just about any issue, leaving the GOP with no other options.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
First Obamacare, then a single-payer system

First Obamacare, then a single-payer system

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Republicans must live with Obamacare.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Republicans childish on budget, Obamacare

Republicans childish on budget, Obamacare

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- House Republicans are behaving like children threatening to shut down the U.S. government, especially when they have better options to move their agenda.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
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