I’m Hungry. Time for some Pork!
Jamie Dupree has compiled a list of 186 earmarks, their sponsor and the amount as part of a Homeland Security Appropriations bill already approved by the House. If you don’t follow Jamie on Twitter or read his blog regularly, you’re missing out on some very interesting stories in Washington. Anyway, I pulled out my spreadsheet software and did a little math: These 186 earmarks total | Read More »
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We Will All Pay More Taxes
President Obama and the Liberal Media keep expounding on the notion that 95% of Americans will be getting a tax break (actually, 48% are getting a tax break, and 47% are getting welfare). Only individuals earning more than $250,000$200,000 each year will pay more taxes under the Obama Administration. So why are so many “middle class rednecks” (as more than one talking head has called | Read More »
Why Stop Now? Keep the Tea Parties Alive!
With the massive success of the Tea Parties (and the predictable backlash from the liberal media), why stop now? At present, the “Tax Day Tea Party Numbers” thread (combined with my totals in the 247-250th comments this AM) has 222 sites with more than 410,000 participants. On a Wednesday. On a day when many people have to work. Could this be even bigger, even harder | Read More »
The Mind of an Obama Supporter
Can this really be serious? Was this guy serious when he posted this? An exchange on Facebook, commenting on a status message: “to[sic] many bills and not enough money to go around.” The replies came as follows, from two individuals I’ll call “M” and “P”: M: Um, yeah… Amen… P: Welcome to the club. This is the fruit of Dubya’s America. At least we can | Read More »
Welcome to Serfdom
I love talking to my dad. We don’t talk often enough anymore, but we talk about everything, from life to economics to politics to short-lived Sci-Fi TV shows with “Mal”-content smuggler captains. Today’s discussion was largely about outsourcing, which eventually led to a discussion on taxes and economics. Dad mentioned that this recession will probably recover more slowly and with fewer new jobs than any | Read More »
Mr. Obama, Veto this Bill
Despite the President’s “Fiscal Responsibility” Summit, the new spending bill before the House contains more than 9,000 earmarks. Indeed, as the President gives lip-service to fiscal responsibility and “pay-as-you-go” budgeting, his allies in the House have now planned to spend more than $1 trillion on discretionary spending. Certainly, Republicans are just as guilty of “Congressionally Directed Spending” as Democrats, but with Mr. Obama going on | Read More »
How the Wheel Was Invented
Politically Incorrect Bedtime Stories for Young Conservatives I was asked if the wheel was invented out of necessity, or if someone demanded it first? Not content to simply answer the question, I wrote a story about it. When I published this story in a public forum, the usual suspects started asking the usual questions: “Was this invention Ogg and Thag’s property?” Since someone tried to | Read More »
What? Me, worry?
Here in Atlanta last weekend, people were astounded to learn that a major house fire in the Grant Park area was allowed to burn for 20 minutes while callers to 9-1-1 were put on hold. The reason? The call center, which should never be staffed by less than 9 operators and optimally would have 10 to 12, had just six operators on duty. Residents of | Read More »
Let’s Talk About Laffer
I recently cross-posted one of my blogs here on Facebook, and inevitably the one person I knew would comment did. “M,” as I’ll call him, used the following to deride my view that taxes are a dis-incentive to work: My question is whether any proposed tax cut on businesses would constitute a large enough amount of money to permit the hiring of new workers. Surely, | Read More »
Does Obama Favor Big Corporations?
Many counted Barack Obama’s support from the leaders of major corporations as a thread of confidence that his policies would help spur economic growth; that business leaders had confidence in Obama’s “spend for prosperity” approach. The Obama campaign officially barred corporate donors (though Federal law prohibits corporations from contributing to campaigns), but many corporate leaders donated directly and bundled contributions from others in an effort to pump millions of dollars into the Obama coffers.
Donors included individuals and bundlers from Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, IBM and JP Morgan Chase. It seems that many at these corporations believed on election day that Obama’s policies were best for them.
Indeed, I am certain that Obama’s policies are preferable to major corporations. Let’s take a look at his policies, found on his election website, the AFL-CIO and from Factcheck.org:
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