Shaun Pickford

Cash For Clunkers: Helping or Just Another Bailout?

The “Cash for Clunkers” program, which is the nickname of the Car Allowance Rebate System (or CARS) has been underway for over a week now, and is poised today to receive an extension from the government through at least Labor Day. The program... (more...)

Posted on Aug 6 2009 | 19 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

The Future of Conservatism and Our Country

As government steadily increases their ignorance of the will of the people, the basis of democracy, learnings from history and basic economic fundamentals, we will soon come to a crossroads. Do we decide to slip further into textbook Socialism, a transition... (more...)

Posted on Dec 18 2008 | 6 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Election Reflection

Sitting here tonight watching the election results, I feel a very similar feeling to the past two Presidential elections. With just about every battleground state coming in as “too close to call”, I think I need a beer and Red Bull so I can... (more...)

Posted on Nov 4 2008 | 202 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

BREAKING NEWS: House Rejects Financial Bailout Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives, lead primarily by conservative Republicans and deep thinking Democrats opposed the $700 billion financial bailout plan by a vote of 207-226. It needed 217 votes to pass. Lead by fears of pushing the country into a form... (more...)

Posted on Sep 29 2008 | 4 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

McCain Suspends Campaigning, Heads to Washington to Help on Financial Bailout Legislation.

In an unexpected announcement on Wednesday, John McCain announced that he will temporarily suspend his campaign for president to fly to Washington and work with Congressional leaders and the Bush Administration to hammer out the financial bailout legislation.... (more...)

Posted on Sep 24 2008 | 1 comment | Written by Shaun Pickford

Government Saves Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Unprecedented Bailout

Over the weekend, Henry Paulson and the United States Treasury decided to bail out mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This unprecedented move falls into the pattern of recent huge government bailouts that cater to the “too large to fail”... (more...)

Posted on Sep 8 2008 | 14 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Meet Sarah Palin

Wednesday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, the nation was introduced to a relatively unknown political newcomer who has been surrounded by media controversy for the last week. After her surprise VP nod from John McCain over the weekend, the media went into... (more...)

Posted on Sep 4 2008 | 0 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Ron Paul Suspends Campaign, Sparks Flame For the Future

In a speech in Texas on Thursday, Ron Paul officially suspended his campaign for the President of the United States. Going against the other withdrawn Republican candidates, Paul will not be calling for his supporters to back John McCain. While many Paul... (more...)

Posted on Jun 12 2008 | 11 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Obama vs. McCain: battle over the economy

Now that the Democrats have finally decided who their standard bearer is, they have jumped head first into the swamp and are slinging mud left and right at John McCain over his stances on the economy and proposed economic and tax plans. (more…)  Read More →

Posted on Jun 11 2008 | 2 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Economy Report: Recession? Not so Fast…

There have been mixed reports in recent news on the topic of whether we are in a recession or not. With constantly rising oil prices, seemingly dwindling paychecks and the cost of just about everything on the rise, most feel we are in a recession. However,... (more...)

Posted on May 30 2008 | 1 comment | Written by Shaun Pickford

Bob Barr Announces Presidential Candidacy

Diving headfirst into the now wide open pool of candidates running for President in 2008, Libertarian Bob Barr from Georgia announced his presidential aspirations on Monday. After forming an exploratory committee just a month ago, Barr decided it was... (more...)

Posted on May 12 2008 | 22 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Want Real Change? Not In This Election…

We’ve all seen the headlines: “The Reverend Wright Controversy”; “Democrats coming on Fox News”; “Obama is an elitist and calls voters in PA “bitter”; “Many Superdelegates still undecided”; “Clinton... (more...)

Posted on May 7 2008 | 7 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Editorial: Anything Right with Wright?

Reverend Jeremiah Wright has become quite a significant figure in the recent months of our current election cycle. Numerous issues and topics have evolved out of the sound bites from his sermons that the mainstream media are putting out, and the consequences... (more...)

Posted on May 2 2008 | 2 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Dollar set for a rebound; price reliefs may be on the way.

The dollar gained some ground on Friday against other major currencies for a number of reasons, and is headed towards its best monthly performance since 2005. With the Fed’s meeting this week expected to be the last talks of interest rate cuts for a... (more...)

Posted on Apr 29 2008 | 14 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford

Most important issue for Election 2008: It’s still the economy, stupid!

Americans have been slammed every day for the last several weeks with a new headline or concern related to the impending recession or constantly increasing economic struggles. The economy has overtaken the War in Iraq in recent months as the most important... (more...)

Posted on Apr 21 2008 | 12 comments | Written by Shaun Pickford
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