A Fair Share of Taxes?
Every year, the Tax Foundation does extraordinary work breaking down and analyzing the macro tax data from the IRS. We’ve cited their work on numerous occasions in an effort to militate the tax myths propagated by the left. If you were traveling here from a different country and only heard media reports of our tax code, you would come away with the conclusion that the rich | Read More »
Congressman Tom Price on the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Tom Price to discus Fiscal Cliff negotiations, and if the White House can agree to spending cuts. Then Ben and I talk about the latest consumer spending numbers and why they paint a grim picture of the economy.Read More »
In politics, self-awareness matters. It does. When I was a political consultant, I told my clients my first two rules. The first was to know when you were in the minority, even when you thought you were right. The second was to know yourself as others see you.Self-awareness matters.Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign. It’d actually be | Read More »
Can We Finally Bury the Palestinian Fairy Tale?
Nothing has illustrated the definition of insanity more than the cycle of propping up the Palestinian Authority under the the assumption that they are moderates, in the hopes of achieving peace. Yesterday’s vote by the UN to recognize a Palestinian country on parts of Israel’s sovereign territory should be the final straw to end this craziness that has consumed our foreign policy for 20 years. | Read More »
Only a fool would think that the same Congress that got us in this mess can get us out of this mess. The fiscal cliff is the byproduct of multiple congressional compromises to kick several different cans down the road. Now they’ve all landed in the same spot. Both sides are trying to kick multiple cans at one time and are kicking each other instead. | Read More »
SEIU Picks NYC To Launch 3-Year Old Planned Attack To Unionize Nation’s Fast-Food Industry
Back in 2010, you were alerted to the SEIU’s secret plans to unionize the fast food industry. Though the purple behemoth’s three-year old plans were put on hold for a while, they’re back in a full-blown effort to target New York City’s fast food workers for unionization. According to the New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse: Fast-food workers at several restaurants in New York walked off | Read More »
Susan Rice’s Iranian oil connection? …And Canadian oil connection?
Well, well, well. It turns out that UN Ambassador and prospective Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice (she’s a multimillionaire, by the way) has some rather interesting financial ties to numerous foreign energy companies that still do business with that oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, and downright barking mad insane regime currently controlling Iran. The most interesting one of those is Royal Dutch Shell, which has about | Read More »
Update on the RNC Consultants
A short time ago, I talked to Sean Spicer of the RNC.He tells me that Jeff Larson will not be doing the autopsy and, according to Sean, there had been no plans for Larson to do it.He also wanted to make clear that Jeff Larson is fully divested of his interest in FLS Connect. Additionally, he said that FLS Connect and Targeted Victory are not | Read More »
Getting The Revenge They Voted For – Practical Uses of The Fiscal Cliff
Well, well, well. We have another crisis. It’s called “The Fiscal Cliff” and it just can’t go to waste. Somewhere, probably in the same non-descript warehouse that the GOP stores Dick Cheney’s old weather control ray, Evil Republicans are plotting….They want to steal MY2K!*
Well, no. They don’t want to steal anyone’s 2K and they lack the power to if they tried. This is not MY2K. This money belongs to people who generally (but with some hideous exceptions) are among the smartest, hardest-working and capable in America. I wrote earlier concerning the morally detestable class-warfare Democrats.
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Any person who voted for Barack Obama for the express purpose of having him utilize the US tax and regulatory apparatus to take money away from the rich and give it to them personally, is the moral equivalent of a bank robber. Neither I, nor any other person alive, is entitled to two red cents out of another person’s stash just because we don’t have as much.
Ken Cuccinelli on his Race to be Virginia’s Next Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss the latest legal challenges to Obamacare, his race against likely Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and the economic disparities between Northern and Southern Virginia.Read More »
You Think Obama Stole the Election? Then Read This
In the aftermath of Romney’s defeat a new conspiracy theory, or a close kin thereof, has emerged: Obama stole the election. This has joined 9-11 Trutherism and Birtherism (along with the Bilderbergers, Illuminati, Opus Dei, and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion) as a subject lucid people don’t talk about in a non-ironic way.Read More »
Tech at Night: Google gets its way against Obama, to everyone’s surprise?
Apologies. I’ve had some technical issues tonight, and after twice nearly losing my list of links to work through… I’ll do my best, but I’m not really feeling it at this point. So sorry if I’m subpar tonight.
Two Google wins going on. Larry Page talked with FTC on antitrust and now the left is shrieking that sanity may prevail on this. Google isn’t a search monopoly. Amazon, eBay, IMDB, sites like these ensure it. Even if Bing and Duck Duck Go are having trouble breaking through, domain-specific search matters, a lot, and Google has to compete with that, or die.
That said, it’s ridiculous that Google was allowed to hack people’s browsers, store information surreptitiously, and instruct the browsers to send that information to their servers at later times. This directly against the expressed wishes and policies of the users involved. All they have to do is pay Obama his 20 pieces of silver, and they even get to keep the data.Read More »
The Incestuous Bleeding of the Republican Party
If money is the root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.Strip away the candidate and coalition and it is on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza where the seeds of Mitt Romney’s ruin and the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) effort collapsed — bled to death | Read More »
The Military is Not the Place for Green Social Engineering
Morale for our soldiers is the lowest it’s been in decades. Instead of providing our troops with the best equipment and a decisive mission, we are sullying them with egregious rules of engagement, the homosexual agenda, sensitivity training, and other social engineering activities. There is one more burden that Obama has added to their list of problems; green energy mobiles! One of the most preposterous | Read More »
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, CO) to set up task force to stymie pot legalization.
I’m translating. Gov. John Hickenlooper will create a task force to deal with the fallout from the state’s legalization of marijuana use, possession and sales. ‘Fallout.’ See, right there you can determine the tone that the Denver Post was encountering from the office of the Governor. Later on… The task force is to include state officials, lawmakers, marijuana advocates and other “stakeholders” — likely a | Read More »
VIDEO: Thomas Ricks Rolls Fox News
Thomas Ricks, author of The Generals, recently appeared on Fox News to discuss the Benghazi terror attack and ostensibly to shed light on his book that has been slipping in sales. Jon Scott, the host, began by asking Ricks’ opinion on the controversial pick by President Obama of Susan Rice to serve as the new Secretary of State. Ricks, however, had his own agenda and | Read More »
The GOP Sugar-Daddy
The General Accounting Office estimated that domestic sugar producers reaped about $1 billion in 1998 as are result of this policy. However, 42 percent of the total benefits to sugarcane and sugar beet growers went to just one percent of all producers; indeed, just seventeen sugarcane farms collected over half of all the cane growers’ benefits.
So let’s say someone on your Christmas List is lucky and up there in The Iniquitous 1%™. Let’s furthermore assume that She/He/IT cares about the 99%™ almost as much as Senator Warren and Ward Churchill bleed Indian Red, but not quite. What do you get the ruthless, plutocratic (expletive) that has everything for Christmas? The answer is obvious. !More Government!
Here’s how Proud Republican Congressman Tom Rooney helps fill the stocking of Amerikan Agri-OPEC.Read More »
Ted Cruz’s First Decision is a Huge Deal
One of the biggest tragedies that befalls new members of congress is the propensity to draw from K Street to pick staff, in particular a Chief of Staff. Many tea party supported candidates came into Washington in a wave of conservative glory in 2010 and promptly chose lobbyists for Chiefs of Staff. On the Senate side, Mitch McConnell’s office was professionally slick in easing new | Read More »
Pressure Builds for Republicans to Make a Fiscal Cliff Deal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Grover Norquist and the power he wields in Washington, deals to be made for the looming fiscal cliff, and an early look at the 2013 races for Governor in Virginia and New Jersey.Read More »
Mediocre House Committee Chairmen Selected
Republicans in Washington are looking for ways to change the face of the party following their defeat in the presidential election. However, one thing that will not change is the face of GOP leaders in the House. Last week, John Boehner stacked the Steering Committee, which is responsible for selecting committee assignments, with like-minded stooges. He also gave himself 5 votes. Not surprisingly, there aren’t | Read More »