Post Tagged with: "Veronique de Rugy"

February 15, 2012 07:25

Real Unemployment Remains Over 10% Since June 2008

Despite the stark increase in unemployment since 2008, it matters not where the line ends – currently at 8.3% (official) and 15.1% (U6 alternative) – but rather the lack of any meaningful, sustained improvement for more than two years.

February 7, 2012 06:57

A Nation of Government Dependents?

In 2010, 49 percent — or nearly half — of the U.S. population lived in a household receiving government assistance. According to, this percentage of the population has gone “up from 44 percent the year before Obama took office, and way up from 1983, when fewer than a third were government beneficiaries.”

July 14, 2011 05:59

Debunking Geithner’s lies about default

Veronique de Rugy explains that the U.S. can remain solvent and continue paying social security benefits after the debt ceiling is reached. Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

July 8, 2011 05:19

Stimulus Spending and Unemployment

[T]he data reveal no marked improvement in employment as stimulus spending has increased. Sustainable job creation comes from the private sector; true stimulus legislation is that which creates a stable, low-regulatory regime that will enable businesses to hire workers in sustainable jobs; jobs that will last long after stimulus funds have run out.

May 17, 2011 07:50

Holders of the U.S. Public Debt

Today, nearly half of the United States’ debt held by the public is held by foreign investors.

April 22, 2011 11:58

Myths About Millionaires

The wealthy disproportionately fund the government. Top 1% of top income earners pay 40% of taxes. Veronique de Rugy debunks myths about US taxes on Bloomberg’s Reality Check, including who the “Top 10%” of earners in America are, and how much they pay in taxes.

December 1, 2010 09:58

Why Spending Must be Cut

We cannot tax our way out of our current problem. WE MUST CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING NOW AND DRASTICALLY!