Pax Americana Institute 7 Day Forecast

Wisconsin Poised to Fight ObamaCare

This week, Scott Walker made history by becoming the 45th governor in Wisconsin history and the first Republican since Scott McCallum assumed power in 2001 from Tommy Thompson.  As one of his first acts, Walker provided Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen with the authority to file a lawsuit against ObamaCare.  In so doing, Wisconsin joins [...]

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Will 2011 Be Known as the Year of Conservatism and Common Sense?

Will 2011 be the year that common sense replaces ideology and conservatism is honored?  Will conservatism and common sense return fiscal responsibility to the Federal government’s spending spree?  Will the deficit and national debt be addressed?  It can be argued that common sense tells us that you cannot, and should not, spend more money than [...]

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WI Dept. of Workforce Development Sends Mixed Signals on Growth of WI’s Economy

Download PAI Summary & Analysis of WI Dept. of Workforce Development Report PAI PAI WI Dept. of Workforce Development Sends Mixed Signals on the Growth and Stability of the State’s Economy The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released a report indicating that unemployment in Wisconsin decreased from 7.8 percent in October to 7.6 percent in [...]

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“Al Qaeda Central” Still Dangerous

Vice President Joseph Biden recently proclaimed that the al Qaeda division in Pakistan is not as strong or influential as it used to be. Biden is basing his judgment on current American intelligence assessments on the international terrorism threat. The once-significant al Qaeda cadre in Pakistan is no longer believed to be able to execute [...]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Effects on National Security

The U.S. Senate’s repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy governing the service of homosexual men and women in the military has the potential to put the national security at risk.  DADT reflected one priority: minimizing the risk to our nation’s military capabilities.  The underpinnings of the law were carefully studied by Congress [...]

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President Obama and Congressional Republicans Compromise on Tax Cuts

This week, President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans reached a compromise on extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.  Under this compromise, the Bush-era tax cuts would be renewed in full for the next two years, and there will be a 13-month extension of unemployment benefits. Neither party is elated over the core provisions of the [...]

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Why START Now?

Foreign policy has returned to the forefront of the news as President Barack Obama recently urged Congressional leaders to ratify the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty,” or New START, that he negotiated with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev this spring.  The treaty’s terms cannot be implemented until it is ratified, but Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl’s [...]

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Should WikiLeaks Be Dubbed a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)?

  The main benefit from declaring Wikileaks a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) would be restricting financial support to the organization.  The primary effect of an FTO designation is to make illegal any material support for the organization by any US person or corporation; secondary effects include international corporations and organizations being aware of potential negative [...]

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The Bush Tax Cuts: Renewing Prosperity and Enhancing Economic Growth

The Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 were instrumental in fostering the greatest economic expansion since the conclusion of the Second World War, in 1945.  On January 1, 2011, the Bush tax cuts are set to terminate. President Obama, his liberal allies, and the mainstream media have led the American people to believe that [...]

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$352 Billion in Net Tax Increases for 111th Congress

Americans for Tax Reform has released the final tab for the 111th Congress, and the conclusion is that it has been a bad two years for tax payers. The 111th Congress has enacted $352 billion net tax increases.  Most of the tax hikes were permanent and most of the tax cuts were temporary. There were [...]

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