Barack Obama finally embraces Supply Side Economics – but adds just a wee hint of redistribution
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that said that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 63.6%, the lowest rate since Jimmy Carter was in office. Essentially that means that of the population of 16 year and older, 37.4% of them decided not to work or not to seek work. That’s 88.8 million people! To put that in perspective, when | Read More »
Life imitates art… Liberals see the world as they imagine it is, not how it actually is
I’ve always been a fan of Van Gogh’s paintings. I similarly like Renoir and Seurat. Although I like some of Picasso’s early work, most of it I find a bit odd. My favorite artist however is William Adolphe Bouguereau, a 19th century French artist whose works are the polar opposite of the impressionists, literally. From the 1870’s his realistic portrayal of the human form was increasingly | Read More »
Now playing the role of George Washington… Neal Boortz?
Neal Boortz will be calling it quits this week after 42 years in the radio business. He timed his exit to ensure that if Barack Obama was reelected he (Obama) would not have another dollar of his (Boortz’s) income tax dollars to spend. As he rides off into the sunset to play golf, drive around in the Boortzmobile, and most importantly, visit Disney World, we | Read More »
If the government can share your gun permit data with the public, why not your tax and income data too?
In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut last month a newspaper serving the New York City suburbs, The Journal News, decided to post to its website the names and addresses of all of the legal gun owners in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. Gun owners were outraged. In response a blogger posted the names and addresses of the key players at the newspaper’s editorial | Read More »
Newtown, gun regulations, sexy employees and the folly of “doing something”
Two very different news stories stood out for me recently. The first was the story of the killing of 26 innocent women and children at the school in Connecticut. The other was a story out of Iowa where a panel of judges said that a dentist could fire his assistant for being too attractive. At first blush the two stories couldn’t be more different. On | Read More »
The Constitution, Deadbeat Dads, and the Hypocrisy of Obamacare
America is now poised to enjoy the fruits of what has been a demand from the left for over a quarter century: Government mandated socialized medicine. There have always been three main arguments behind that drive: 1) Everyone has a right to free healthcare. 2) Fairness 3) We’re paying for it anyway. As usual, the liberals miss the mark on all three fronts. On the | Read More »
President Obama’s deleterious effect on America’s work ethic.
The United States was built on the backs of hard working people. From pilgrims who survived an ocean’s journey and founded a colony at Plymouth to slaves who endured the blistering sun as they harvested cotton to settlers who braved temperatures, terrain and Indians to fulfill a Manifest Destiny, the United States was the product of people who worked like their lives depended on it. | Read More »
Maybe it’s time to drop the picket signs and pick up a copy of The Road to Serfdom
It was with great interest that I watched Facebook catch fire with support of the calls for picketing and sick-outs at Wal-Mart stores across the country on Black Friday. From what I could tell, most of those supporting the calls were liberals who attacked the company with claims that it doesn’t pay “a living wage”, “exploits” its workers, or owes its workers health care. I | Read More »
The Fiscal Cliff – Setting the stage for a Revolutionary War of Ideas… If the GOP has the stomach for the fight
Two weeks ago a slight majority of Americans voted for more stuff from the government. There may have been other drivers, but that is the main one. Below is a quote whose origin is disputed, but it is particularly apropos: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of | Read More »
When America needed a leader, Mitt Romney was a manager
As one who writes about everything political, one of the downsides of living in a state that is utterly unimportant from the Electoral College perspective is the fact that you’re insulated from much of the advertising campaigns that ravaged the battleground states. (From the perspective of a normal person however, that would likely be a blessing…) I had friends who complained about not being able | Read More »