Monthly Archives: September 2012

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The Politics of Beer

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how the beer you drink correlates with your politics and your propensity to vote, dowered revised GDP and more trouble with the housing market.

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Six Million People Hit by Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Tax

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss CBO's latest estimates that 6 million Americans will be hit by the individual mandate tax, the rising costs of health care premiums and why many Americans my play a game of chicken with the IRS.

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California’s European-Style Decline

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson discuss the latest presidential campaign polls, liberalism's role in the fall of California and why they look more like Europe every day.

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Seattle “Wins”, NFL and Fans Lose with Blown Call

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss Monday Night Football's controversial ending last night, what this means for negotiations with the NFL Refs Association, and whether or not this will have a lasting impact on the NFL brand after the outrage by both the fans, and some of the game's biggest names.

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Washington Has Made a Balanced Budget and Growing Economy Bad Ideas

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how Capitol Hill spending and Fed policy have created an environment where a balanced budget and a growing economy would be bad for the federal government and put as at risk of a European-style collapse.

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Has America Lost its Competitive Edge?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss structural changes in our economy, the impact it has had on our country's competitive edge, and how we can turn it around.

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The EU and the UN Want to Raise Your Taxes

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by David Williams to discuss efforts by the EU to tax American airlines, the UN plans to tax tobacco in the US and the growing movement here at home to tax online purchases.

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Dinesh D’Souza on Obama’s America

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Dinesh D'Souza to discuss his book, Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream, the movie adaptation in theaters now, and why Obama wants to be the architect of America's decline.

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How Would a Flat Tax Impact the Middle Class?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Peter Frank to discuss the flat tax, the political will to change America's tax code and what impact a flat tax would have on the middle class and the government's bank account.

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The Impact of QE 3 on Retirees, Savings and the Economy

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the impact of of QE 3 on retirees, how it discourages saving and the Fed's roll in propping up Washington at the expense of the American economy.

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Will QE3 Help Obama Win in November?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Fed's decision to begin QE3, what effects it may have on the economy, and whether it will have enough impact by November to help Obama.

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Paul Bonicelli on Libya, Egypt and Our Message to the Middle East

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Paul Bonicelli to discuss the unfolding events in Africa and the Middle East, Mitt Romney's comments yesterday and what message we need to send to Egypt in the wake of the turmoil this week.