While at first glance the April jobs report signals a rebound, Americans should not be fooled by the surface-level excitement. A deeper look reveals that there remain concerning systemic deficiencies in the US economy – a sign that the nation is in need of a change of direction.
The latest edition of ALEC’s “Rich States, Poor States” largely reaffirmed what we already know: economic freedom works. The most competitive, most prosperous states continue to be those that unchain their economy – and states making the biggest improvements are the ones taking the boldest steps.
A dozen of the most prominent conservative leaders in the country convened with 700 activists this past Saturday at Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s inaugural New Hampshire Freedom Summit, and the themes that were echoed made it clear that the conservative movement is serious about winning the war of ideas.
The Obama economy has been hard on the American worker, particularly those who have slipped into the ranks of the long-term unemployed. These long-term jobless, defined as being unemployed for over 27 weeks, face an especially steep climb as they seek to reenter the workforce.
In the latest episode of wasteful spending, the federal government will spend over $100 million to achieve goals they could meet for free with a few simple reforms.