Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obama leads in donations from women; Romney donations from men

( – President Barack Obama leads against Republican candidates former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the number of campaign donations given by women and the number of women that donated.

According to, which uses the latest figures from the Federal Election Commission released May 21, President Obama received $39,733, 646 from 42,898 female donors in the 2012 election cycle.

In contrast, Mitt Romney received $24,787,174 from 15,546 female donors and Ron Paul received only $2,358,242 from 3,226 female donors.

More men donated than women in all three candidates’ campaigns, but as a percentage of who gave the most between Obama and Romney, the former Massachusetts governor leads with 69.3 percent of his funds coming from male donors; whereas 55.5 percent of Obama’s contributors were men.

If Paul is included, he exceeds both Obama and Romney in male donors as a percentage of campaign contributions accounting for 81.9 percent of his funds.

Most of the female donors that contributed to Obama’s campaign gave between the $200 and $499 range. That category, which consists of a little over 20,000 women, accounted for $5,257,560 of the $39.7 million total.

But the real money-maker for Obama was from the 4,608 female donors who gave in the $2,500+ category whose total donations equals $19,196,719; also, that category proved a bonanza for Obama as well with $28,201,786 coming from over 6,000 men.

Unlike Obama, who received most of his donations in the $200 and $499 range, Mitt Romney received most of his donations from 7,312 women giving in the $2500+ range, giving him $18,870,800 in that category alone.

Over 7,000 more men donated to Barack Obama’s campaign but donated less than Romney in total.

Obama received $49,568,913 from 45,154 male donors. Romney, in contrast, received $55,832,327 from 38,134 male donors.

Most male donors to Obama donated in the $200 to $499 range a total of $5,001,890. And most male donors to Mitt Romney donated in the $2,500+ range.

Obama received the most contributions in the $5,000+ category in comparison to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

Obama received $31,456,467 in the $5,000+ category from 6,241 donors.

The number of donors that contributed in the $5,000+ category to Romney was only 619; and for Paul, 17. Paul received $10,692,020 total from 15,601 male donors.

All figures account for the 2012 cycle, which accounts for Jan 1st, 2011 to the latest disclosed information, which was April 30th, 2012. They do not include SuperPAC money.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekly Health Review, Vol. 4

Editor's Note: The Goins Report did not publish a "Weekly Health Review" last week.

A patient found out late that her $6,707 CT scan would have cost $1,054 without insurance, the LA Times reports.

Doctors say kids eating detergent packs on the rise, the Associated Press reports.

Study says living together before marriage is not a good predictor of divorce as it used to be, the Associated Press reports.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Gary North on the Crony Capitalism of General Motors

Thanks to the Obama bailout of General Motors in 2009, Gary North had much material to work with in this next piece.

Gary North says there is Keynesianism in the conservative camp

Keynesian is in the conservative camp, Gary North says, and that is not, by the way, a good thing.

It starts with this:
Someone posted a video of a LKeftist millionaire entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in philosophy. He told us that raising taxes on the rich will not reduce jobs. He is an economic idiot, even though he is a smart businessmen. There are lots of them.

What disturbed me was the reply.

It went on with this:

The site member begins with straight Keynesianism: “It is consumers who create demand and therefore jobs. The rich are globalists.” This is the very heart of Keynes’s economics. He began his analysis with the consumer. He assumed that the consumer had come out of nowhere, ready to consume, yet for some reason he was unable to consume. Keynes blamed the refusal of capitalists to invest, to employ unemployed people. He called on the government to borrow money and hire people. Everything centered on increasing demand.

Read the rest for more analysis. It's better in its full context.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Murray Rothbard on the FED's Own Propaganda

"There is, however, one and only one aspect of the common legend that is indeed correct: that the overwhelmingly dominant cause of the virus of chronic price inflation is inflation, or expansion, of the supply of money. Just as an increase in the production or supply of cotton will cause that crop to be cheaper on the market; so will the creation of more money make its unit of money, each franc or dollar, cheaper and worth less in purchasing power of goods on the market."
Murray N. Rothbard, The Case Against the Fed

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekly Health Review, Vol. 3

"Uninsurables" fate pinned on Supreme Court decisions, the Associated Press reports.

A new Dept. of Agriculture study says that healthy foods can cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salts, the Associated Press reports.

Stanford University scientists created a light-powered retinal implant, BBC News reports.

FLASHBACK: The health care law includes a provision tracking gold transactions, Washington's Blog reports.

Many businesses already offer health benefits to same-sex couples, Kaiser Health News reports.

FLASHBACK: CBO says health care law could result in 20 million people losing their coverage, The Hill reports.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Yes, Virginia, There Will Be Another Recession Soon

I've been following the Economic Cycle Research Institute ever since Gary North introduced me to it. Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder and Managing Director of the ECRI is predicting another recession this year.

Those familiar with The Goins Report Facebook group page will see that I posted various links of people predicting a recession in 2012, back in late 3rd quarter/early 4th quarter 2011.

One of those links was Achuthan predicting a recession for this year. Again, that was back in 2011.

Now he's at it again. Check out the video.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Video: Peter Schiff in Maryland (Part One)

Ron Paul says churches 'should be able to say anything they want'

Philadelphia ( – GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) confirmed with on Sunday, April 22 that a factor in wanting to eventually end the Internal Revenue Service is to also eliminate the conditions that come with churches having 501(c)(3) status.

A 501(c)(3) organization, often called a charitable organization, is prohibited from engaging in meaningful political activities such as political campaigns.

The ban came about in 1954 when Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson’s (D-Texas) amendment to prohibit 501 (c)(3) organizations from engaging in political campaign activity was approved by congress. In 1987, the ban was strengthened when Congress amended the language to prohibit charitable organizations from making statements opposing candidates.

After a campaign rally in Philadelphia, asked: “Would it be accurate to say that one of the reasons why you would eliminate the IRS is to eliminate the conditions that come with 501c3 status with churches so churches can speak out?”

Paul said: “Oh yea. That is absolutely right that is the case. I had a minister tell me the other day that he was being audited.”

He continued: “The church was being audited. And they informed him that they would be listening to what they were saying as well to make sure that they didn’t say anything political. They should be able to say anything they want other than slandering and that sort of thing.”

Paul invoked the first amendment and added that it should "apply to religious liberty or intellectual liberty, the whole works."

When asked by what he would do to spread religious liberty in the United States, Paul said that he had no program to “spread” religious liberty at home, but would protect religious liberty in his administration.

“We would guarantee it and protect it like the constitution [says],” Paul said. “Enforce the first amendment. Government should do nothing or say nothing about spreading liberty.”

Paul added that religious liberty and economic liberty are “one in the same.”

“It should be all one unit,” Paul said.

He clarified that if an individual's right to his life and liberty are protected, religious liberty would always be protected.

On March 28, Paul told after a campaign rally at the University of Maryland that he would do “very little” championing of religious freedom abroad other than trying to set an example in the United States.

“We frequently, you know, abuse civil liberties here and we don’t treat our people - we put people in prison and shouldn’t be - for political reasons and different things and then we go over and we preach to other countries,” Paul said.

“I don’t think that’s good. I would set the example here. And urge them. But I don’t feel like I have the authority to use funds or people’s lives here in this country to go and tell other people what to do,” he continued.

Paul said he thinks more is achieved through persuasion than by "forcing yourself on another country." 

Big Labor's Best Friend is the Free Market, study shows

A 2011 study from the Center for q Stateless Society says so.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ron Paul on Obama's 'Surprise' Visit to Afghanistan

We should ask ourselves why Obama's trip was a "surprise" visit rather than a normal state visit. The reason is that after ten years it is still far too dangerous to travel in or out of that country. Does that not speak much more loudly than the president's optimistic words about the amazing progress we have made in Afghanistan?
Enduring Commitments Abroad || Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk

Monday, May 7, 2012

Penn State Professor Evaluates Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Talking Points--And Doesn't Find Them Wanting

Professor Flynt Leverett of Penn State University and the New America foundation:
Dr. Paul does not miss a beat, pointing out that “the Senator is wrong on his history.  We’ve been at war in Iran for a lot longer than ’79.  We started it in 1953 when we sent in a coup, installed the Shah, and the reaction—the blowback—came in 1979.  It’s been going on and on because we just don’t mind our own business. That’s our problem”.

Weekly Health Review, Vol. 2

The chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society says that future health care costs will cause the economy to collapse, Kaiser Health News reports.

Lifestyle changes, such as eating whole foods versus processed ones, can prevent and reverse chronic diseases, Daily RX reports.

Market-based reforms long touted by conservatives and libertarians could lower U.S. health care costs, The Hill reports (thanks via The Galen Institute.)

The FDA approved of a first of its kind surgical tool that can be put together and taken apart inside the body during surgery, an FDA press release announces.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says that President Obama should "watch what we eats in public," The Hill newspaper reports.

An epidemic of whooping cough has been declared in Washington state, the Associated Press reports (thanks 

Baby born with "virtually no intestines" dies, the Associated Press reports (thanks

FDA is weighing the risks and benefits of the first rapid response HIV test, the Associated Press reports (thanks to the Washington Post).

Op-Ed: Why Ron Paul is not going away

From CNN:
All of this means the GOP can no longer ignore its libertarian "fringe." On the contrary, it will have to reach out to a new generation of activists who don't regard religious piety or continual warfare as sacred tenets of conservatism. Even Romney will have to take Sarah Palin's advice not to "marginalize" the Paulites if he is to emerge from the nominating convention with a united party.

Whatever happens in 2012, we are living through a significant moment in the history of conservatism. The age of Bush and Obama -- twin specters of lavish spending and imperial design -- have birthed anti-government movements of right (tea party) and left (Occupy). The one that will last longest and have the most impact is the one that has been the most pragmatic and politically savvy. The Ron Paul revolution won't stop here.
Why Ron Paul is not going away || Special to CNN

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Old Thoughts Brought to the Fore: Sitting in A Congressional Hearing

Is sitting in this Congressional hearing and I can't help but think these politicians waste so much time punishing productivity and non-violent, non-crimes.

If this is the best liberalism/managerialism has to offer, and what people accept as "good for us", then we have a long way to go before we restore economic prosperity in this country.

Murray Rothbard on Public Schools

To the religious conservatives: Restoring public prayer won't be enough, says Murray Rothbard.
Restoring prayer, however, will scarcely at this date solve the grievous public school problem. Public schools are expensive and massive centers for cultural and ideological brainwashing, at which they are unfortunately far more effective than in teaching the 3R's or in keeping simple order within the schools. Any plan to begin dismantling the public school monstrosity is met with effective opposition by the teachers' and educators' unions. Truly radical change is needed to shift education from public to unregulated private schooling, religious and secular, as well as home-schooling parents.
Murray Rothbard, The Religious Right: Towards A Coalition, The Irrepressible Rothbard: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays Of Murray N. Rothbard

Murray Rothbard on Establishing a religion

Rothbard on establishing a religion:
Establishing a religion has a specific meaning: paying for ministers and churches out of taxpayer funds. To ban even voluntary prayer from the public schools, or to ban the teaching of religion, is a pettifogging willful misconstruction of the text and of the intent of the framers, in order to replace our former Christian culture with a left-secular one. The banning of creches in front of local town halls demonstrates how far the secularists will go--indeed shows how totalitarian they are in their drive to ban religion from public institutions.
Murray Rothbard, The Religious Right: Toward A Coalition, The Irrepressible Rothbard: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays of Murray N. Rothbard

The President’s Private War by Andrew P. Napolitano --

Against citizens of a country that we are not at war with, President Obama has done the following:
In his three-plus years in office, Obama has launched 254 drones toward persons in Pakistan, and they collectively have killed 1,277 persons there. The New America Foundation, a Washington think tank that monitors the presidential use of drones in Pakistan, estimates that between 11 and 17 percent of the drone victims are innocent Pakistani civilians. So much for Brennan’s surgical strikes. So much for Holder’s due process.
The President’s Private War by Andrew P. Napolitano --

Obama's Forward: A Cartoon and Commentary


Forward With Obama ||

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ron Paul: Romney would be ‘marginally’ better than Obama, not ‘100 percent different’ - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) conceded Thursday that Mitt Romney would make a “marginally” better president than Obama.

“We can’t boil it down and say it’s Obama’s fault and Romney will be 100 percent different and it will all be better,” Paul told conservative Laura Ingraham on her radio show.

Ron Paul: Romney would be ‘marginally’ better than Obama, not ‘100 percent different’ - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Gary North Admits He Doesn't Measure Up To Rothbard

Even Gary North, whom Murray Rothbard is said to have thought highly of, admits that he doesn't measure up to Rothbard.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Unexpectedly Expands At Faster Rate

(RTTNews) - Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly expanded at a faster rate in the month of April, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Tuesday, with the index of activity in the sector rising to a ten-month high.

The ISM said its purchasing managers index climbed to 54.8 in April from 53.4 in March, with a reading above 50 indicating an expansion in manufacturing activity. The increase surprised economists, who had expected the index to edge down to a reading of 53.0.

With the unexpected increase, the purchasing managers index rose to its highest level since coming in at 55.8 in June of 2011.

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Unexpectedly Expands At Faster Rate || RTT News

WCF Chapter One "Of Holy Scripture" Sunday School (Sept.-Oct. 2021)

Our text for Sunday School (also "The Confession of Faith and Catechisms") Biblical Theology Bites What is "Biblical Theology...