GOP Autopsy: Change the Politicians Not the Policies
Amidst the soul-searching being conducted by party leaders in pursuit of the solution to the GOP’s electoral problems, everyone is missing the obvious culprit. Whenever a private entity goes through a period of lethargic growth and management failures, it seeks new leadership. Yet, immediately following the election, Republicans reelected Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to be the face of the GOP in Washington. Talk about | Read More »
Union Briefs for Tues., March 19, 2013: Teachers Picket Homes, AFSCME vs Taxpayers & More…
Ohio teachers, on strike for a week now, get some help from their Marxist allies; more details emerge about AFSCME’s new contract with Illinois; and Massachusetts’ newest liberal senator, Elizabeth Warren, leads a witness pitching the case for a minimum wage hike–to $22 per hour.
These are a few of the stories in today’s Union Briefs…Read More »
Pelosi, Biden To Visit New Pope
Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and a contingent of others will be attending Pope Francis’s Inaugural mass on Tuesday, March 19th. Some pundits can’t understand why some Catholics have a problem with that.Read More »
Tech at Night: Can we kill the Obamaphone? Beware comprehensive copyright reform.
Some nights I have a couple dozen points to hit. Some nights I have three. This is one of the latter.
The radicals are worried about the Obamaphone program, also known as the Lifeline program. They tried saying it expanded under Bush, but we still want to kill it anyway. So they’re nervous we might kill it.Read More »
Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinics Not Regulated By Standard State Health and Medical Guidelines
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), which currently faces a lawsuit in Colorado for malpractice and health standard violations, is not licensed or regulated as a health clinic under Colorado state policy. A Media Trackers investigation has revealed and PPRM has confirmed that while individual PPRM doctors and nurses are certified at the state level, the clinics themselves only meet federal level standards and | Read More »
My Promise To My Daughter
I do not know what my Daughter will grow up to be, but I do know that I will raise her to be a God Fearing/Loving Christian woman. I will raise her in The Word. I have taken on the responsibility of raising a daughter and she will see and feel that she is my priority. I will work hard to provide for her, but | Read More »
250 clergymen can be wrong
In the latest effort to make Jindal feel really bad about his tax swap proposal, 250 clergymen sent a letter to his office. A handful of ministers delivered the letter to the governor’s office at the State Capitol Monday morning. Jindal wants to eliminate the state’s personal income and corporate taxes in favor of increasing the state sales tax by 47 percent and taxing services such | Read More »
The true “path to citizenship”
Everyone has advice for the Republican Party these days. Even discounting the suspicious input from people who clearly don’t have the Party’s best interests at heart, there are still plenty of contradictory plans for the future on the table. The Republican National Committee just released a report called “The Growth & Opportunity Project,” which generally advised Republicans to embrace some “Democrat Lite” positions on issues | Read More »
Fishbowl DC Unintentionally Defines Marriage Between a Man and Woman
Fishbowl DC is noting that long time pundit Craig Crawford intends to get hitched to his long time partner David Blank.It’s worth noting the graphic Fishbowl DC uses if only for a laugh.It’s a picture of wedding rings on top of the definition of marriage from the dictionary.The dictionary definition Fishbowl DC uses defines marriage as “uniting of a man and woman”.Ahhhhhh . . . | Read More »
Barack Obama to double down on sequester stupidity and cancel Easter Egg Roll?
I am starting to conclude that Barack Obama is simply not as bright as he thinks that he is: The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny – at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes. The White House warned Congress that budget cuts could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned | Read More »
BREAKING: Sen. David Vitter to Block Obama’s Labor Department Replacement
In Friday’s edition of Union Briefs, you were provided with a compilation of the problems surrounding Barack Obama’s then-purported pick to replace Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor. Since Friday, as expected, the White House has announced that Barack Obama would indeed nominate Thomas Perez to replace Solis. However, as more light is shed on Thomas Perez and his questionable qualifications for Secretary of Labor, | Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act is More Unfair Than Status Quo
The advent of the internet has simplified life for millions of consumers in this country. But for state governments, many of which are hungry for more tax revenue to purvey their rapacious welfare states, e-commerce has complicated their ability to collect all sales taxes owed to the state – at least without directly taxing the consumer, something the statists are too scared to do. Most | Read More »
The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State II: Property Rights Edition
“While assessing the proposed additional levy on bank accounts in Cyprus, Putin said that such a decision, should it be made, would be unfair, unprofessional and dangerous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
It’s rare that I find myself admiring Vladimir Putin as a human rights visionary. It was a glaring omission from the syllabus back when the KGB used to train agents for USSR. Be that as it may, even Communists and Fascists sometimes make valid points. It makes their evil all the more pernicious, but it doesn’t make Vladimir incorrect in his assessment of the Eurozone’s behavior towards Cyprus this past weekend.Read More »
In Response to RedState, Mitch McConnell Doubles Down on Surrender
“Mitch McConnell is playing three card monty with the Republican base and thinks we are foolish enough to believe his distractions.” Mitch McConnell wants to clear the air based on my earlier RedState post. In the post, quoting Yahoo! News, I noted McConnell said, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost.”In response to this | Read More »
Medicaid Expansion Poll Confirms Primary Risk for Ohio Republicans
A Hill Research Consultants poll conducted March 3-4 found that 65 percent of Republican primary voters oppose Governor John Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid as called for in President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Commissioned by Opportunity Ohio and The Liberty Foundation, the poll surveyed 803 active Ohio voters by telephone, with a 4 percent margin of error. Overall, respondents were evenly | Read More »
Welcome to Budget Irony Week
It’s ironic to see Republicans speak so passionately about this year’s Ryan budget, even as they simultaneously vote to vitiate last year’s Ryan budget with the CR. Every Republican in Washington will give lip service to the importance of balanced budgets and cutting spending as they vote to pass the House budget for FY 2014 this week. The RSC has introduced an even more aggressive | Read More »
Delaying the Great, Green Luxury Tax
Despite many improvements in air and water quality, the planetary environment on Earth remains less than perfect. Skeptics disbelieving this statement are inclined to point out the flawed and dishonest science of Michael Mann and his happy band of chic climate agonists. They then remind us all of the baronial arrogance behind such monstrous legislation as The Warmer-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act. Defending my statement against these mockers is as easy as googling “China, drinking water, dead pigs.” The Tragedy of The Commons described by Garrett Hardin has truly come to pass in much of the Modern World.
So the knee-jerk reaction to all of this is to assume the Left is right and that we have no hope of salvation without an industry-crippling carbon tax. One way to test the truth of this hypothesis would be to examine the actions of powerful, Left-leaning political figures empowered to work their will on environmental policy in the face of ineffective opposition. If they really had the answer, and the field was clear for Red Grange to run wild, then they would be off to the end zone with the latest Carbon Tax or regulatory ukase. Yet in both Europe and in America, such is not the case, and therein lies an interesting tale.Read More »
Cyprus Seizes Taxpayer Money to Stave Off Crisis
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the bailout of Cyprus, the government’s choice to seize money from the bank accounts of its citizens and if this may lead to the collapse of the Euro Zone.Read More »
Chris Wallace smacks Dick Durbin over Barack Obama’s debt rhetoric hypocrisy.
I personally think that maybe Chris Wallace shouldn’t have done this to Senator Dick Durbin. Executive summary of “this:” Wallace asked Durbin why it was that President Barack Obama in 2013 declared that our $16 trillion debt was “sustainable,” when Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 declared that $9 trillion debt was “unpatriotic;” and Durbin answered the question by declaring to Wallace that Durbin had had | Read More »
Union Briefs for Monday, March 18, 2013: VW & UAW conspiring to unionize Chattanooga plant?
In these United States, for the most part and despite union attempts to to the contrary*, workers still have the right to choose whether or not to be unionized.
However, in 2010, when Obama’s NLRB legitimized sweetheart unions and gave unions the ability to engage in behind-the-scenes negotiations with employers–even when they do not represent said employers’ employees–the NLRB set the stage to give unscrupulous unions access to unionize workers through the back-door..Read More »