Obamanomics: Spending $2.5 million per job created, losing half a million on each car sold
More wild and crazy adventures in Barack Obama’s command economy, courtesy of the Washington Examiner: It’s more than a little disheartening when the chief executive officer of one of America’s most storied Fortune 500 corporations is “comfortable” with the fact that his company created a mere 10 jobs with a $25 million grant under President Obama’s economic stimulus program in 2010. The CEO in question is | Read More »
To Start Winning Again
By now everyone knows all about the GOP’s report on the path forward. In a nutshell, we need to embrace serious structural reform, gay marriage, and open borders. The kids these days hate us, the old folks don’t trust us, and we need to do some poll tested, kid approved things to get everyone to like us again.Next month, the RNC will make a home | Read More »
Colorado House Pursues Backdoor Expansion of Teachers Union Power
The Colorado legislature has taken up House Bill 1257 (HB 1257), which appears to be an attempt to empower teachers unions in the state. The proposed “Developing Local-level Educator Evaluation Systems” bill states that any school district seeking to provide an employee evaluation system must work with a local teachers union or association to do so. If implemented, HB 1257 would essentially once again inject teachers | Read More »
A Non-Ethics Problem With The Gang Of 8 Bill: It Won’t Work.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Oh Good. We have Comprehensive Immigration Reform being set before the US Senate. It’s the brainchild of a Gang of 8. Perhaps I can be forgiven for wondering if that means this bill will be twice as odious as the intellectual deep thoughts of Mao Tse Tung’s Gang of Four.
Now I understand that this was catty and mean, but I’m just getting really tired of these comprehensive master plans from the desks of our elected mental midgets. Attempting to do everything at once with regards to a difficult, complex issue leads us to the type of legislation where you have to pass it first to find out what’s in it. That, I fear is what will happen with the latest Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal.Read More »
Rubio: Then and Now
As far as amnesty, that’s where [Charlie Crist] and I disagree. He would have voted for the McCain plan. I think that plan is wrong…if you grant amnesty…you will destroy any chance we will ever have of having a legal immigration system that works here in America. [Marco Rubio, Fox News Sunday debate with Charlie Crist, March 28, 2010] It’s this sort of straight talk | Read More »
Max Baucus (D, Montana) cuts and runs.
And this is pretty epic, too: between his warning of the upcoming Obamacare trainwreck (that Max Baucus helped crash in the first place, mind), and his display of the Hawaiian Good-Luck Symbol to gun-grabbers last week, old Max there isn’t retiring so much as he’s smacking the self-destruct button on his secret volcano lair on his way to the escape pad. Max Baucus was on my | Read More »
Obamacare Sponsor Admits It’s a Train-Wreck
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the problems with implementing Obamacare, the administrations ad blitz to promote the program and who admitted that it’s a train-wreck.Read More »
The Other Side of the Coin
Yesterday I made clear my thinking that those in the center-right coalition who are pushing the Gang of 8 plan are coordinating attacks on conservatives that are deeply harmful, inappropriate, and often off base.But I would be remiss if I did not devote a single post as well to the opposite side of the coin — those who oppose the Gang of Eight plan.In particular, | Read More »
Tech at Night: ECPA email bill and MFA sales tax bill appear to have Senate support.
Some legislative action still ongoing: the Senate looking to fix the ECPA, an email search law that was written to the technology of the time, and now defies the expectations of its framers.Read More »
Is Citizenship A New Tactic In The War On Terror?
Is citizenship now a tactic? Earlier today I asked foreign policy expert Stephen Yates whether or not he believes that terrorists are now using American citizenship as a tactic to thwart surveillance and investigation on the basis of their newfound civil liberties (audio below). It’s a legitimate question. We know Tamerlane Tsarnev claimed to not have any American friends, is suspected of killing the only one | Read More »
5 Reasons Conservatives Should Oppose Anything ‘Comprehensive’
The politicians in Washington are repeating the bromide that we need to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform so often that they are beginning to sound like the sheep in Animal Farm. Any issue or concern we raise about mass legalization before enforcement is implemented is met with the chant “we need it to be comprehensive.” Well, passing legislation with comprehensive and disparate components is an anathema | Read More »
Government without objective
Big Government programs never seem to have any definite objectives. There are no victory conditions, no exit strategies, no test a program could fail that would result in its termination. This is one of the many reasons it is obscene for socialists to appropriate the language of business and “investment” to peddle their schemes. Investment is voluntary, and every investor envisions some level of failure that | Read More »
A Comedy Party With Senators Baucus and Rockefeller
Senator Franken from Minnesota may have worked once as a Comedian, but he’s got to brush up his act if he wants to win a comedy slam against Montana Senator Max Baucus or West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller. You see, both of these gentlemen were quite the dashing cocksmen during the lamentable fathering of the Senate version of Obamacare. Now, like the prototypical cad served with a paternity suit, they both want to sing the refrain made famous by the rap-artist Shaggy.*
Senator Jay Rockefeller kicked off Improv Night with the following description of his own legislative handiwork. What? You mean your own piece of legislation was bad, Senator Rockefeller? Yepper, Daddy was a pistol, now Obamacare is a son of a gun.Read More »
Obama visits Texas but not West, Texas
As reigning monarch over the burgeoning American Empire, Barack Obama finds his schedule jam-packed. He has to prioritize. It’s vital that he not get spread too thin. It’s tough being king, but somehow David “Tax-Day” Axelrod helps keep him straight.
For example: Barack Obama found time to address a yearning nation after the Boston Marathon Terror Attack. He couldn’t find one day for attending Lady Thatcher’s memorial service over in Jolly Old England. Another example: Barack Obama has no time in his busy schedule to visit the suffering town of West, TX where a fertilizer plant went sky-high in a tragic industrial accident. He does, however have plenty of time to !FUNDRAISE! in west Texas. Kieth Koffler gives us his majesty’s priorities below.
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President Obama is still not scheduled to visit the devastated community of West, Texas, where an explosion at a fertilizer plant five days ago killed 14 – including 11 emergency responders – and wounded approximately 200 people. Up to 75 homes were damaged, as well as an apartment complex that was decimated. Obama so far has sent prayers and money to the town, but not himself.
Online Sales Tax: Regulation Without Representation
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Curtis Dubay to discuss the push for online sales tax legislation, how it serves as regulation without representation and the handful of states that may try to block today’s vote in the Senate.Read More »
I Have Seen Shameful Things
I am an immigration squish.There are jobs Americans won’t do at the existing price point. We have a real need in this country for unskilled workers who will pick domestic crops and do jobs Americans will not do for a low wage. I know a number of people who came here illegally who are harder workers than me, who love this country, and who just | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Department Nominee Is The Embarrassing Gift That Keeps Giving
If the Senate goes ahead and confirms Perez, one thing is certain: The ammunition he gives will be fodder for business writers and bloggers for the next several years. For the Obama Administration, Perez will turn out to be the embarrassing gift that just keeps on giving.Read More »
Immigration Deform Bill is a National Security Risk
When it comes to the Gang of 8 immigration deform bill, night is day and up is down. The latest iteration of preposterous declarations comes from John McCain and Lindsey Graham in response to the Boston bombing and its implications for open borders. They had the unbridled impertinence to suggest that their bill, which will bring in millions of more temporary and permanent immigrants from | Read More »
The Boston Marathon bombers had… illegal guns.
Which is impossible, right? A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits. Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms. …I mean, Massachusetts has strict gun control laws. You’re not allowed to | Read More »