So, When Will The ABC, NBC, and CBS Report on Obamacare?
As the Big Three –NBC, ABC, and CBS – continue to engage in, to borrow a George Will term, journalistic malpractice over Obamacare’s adverse effects on the economy, they probably missed the development concerning some Democrats, who’ve started to chip away at portions of the bill. Some labor unions are calling for full repeal, and Democratic senators are trying to excise the medical devices tax | Read More »
Equal Pay Day 2013: Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Full Display
As America observed Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, Democratic politicians hypocritically used this day for political gain and shameless politicking. Let me be clear: I’m in favor of equal pay; women should be paid at the same rate and be afforded the same opportunities as men. This isn’t not a partisan issue. I have both a sister and sister-in-law that masterfully balance their professional careers | Read More »
Do Democrats Think They’re Immune for Obamacare’s Fallout in 2014?
Matt Canter, the Deputy Executive Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is fired up about Obamacare, and how it might be innocuous to Senate Democrats in 2014. Yet, could this be a sign of the hubris that sunk Republicans in 2006, 2008, 2012? After all, prior to the 2006 slaughter, the GOP was ahead of Democrats concerning targeting voters and digital strategy. Remember Voter | Read More »
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Is The Marketplace Fairness Act A Giant Tax Increase?
The Marketplace Fairness Act passed last Friday, and conservatives are somewhat lukewarm about it. As Robert W. Wood wrote in Forbes on March 23, …[the bill] doesn’t impose a federal tax or even a new state tax. Online sellers are already required to collect sales tax from customers in their own states. But under the Supreme Court’s 1992 holding in Quill v. North Dakota, retailers don’t | Read More »
Bostic Hopes For A ‘Ted Cruz’ Moment Against Sanford
In the the race to fill the vacant seat left by former Congressman – now Senator – Tim Scott (R- South Carolina), we have disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina) and Curtis Bostic. Sanford failed to received 50% of the vote, which means there’s going to be a runoff election on April 2. Robert Behre of the Post and Courier wrote yesterday that: Bostic said Sanford stole tax money, | Read More »
When Did Success Become Anathema to Feminists?
We live in a two income household nation, and the days of men being the sole breadwinners are dying. Women are the majority of wage earners, and if the trends continue, they’ll become the main income earners by 2030. So, women have made massive strides in the socio-economic landscape, and that’s a good thing. However, when it comes to successful women, feminists can’t stand them. It seems idiotic. | Read More »
Here We Go Again: A Discussion with NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks
With the “Gang of Eight” announcing their immigration reform package yesterday, I’m sure many American found the deal sensible, rational, and fair. It’s a bipartisan deal, which pleases the independent segments of the electorate, and has Sen. Marco Rubio endorsing it wholeheartedly. Immigration keeps the United States economically vibrant, unlike Europe, which has become older, grayer, and more Islamized. We should welcome immigrants, but not | Read More »
The Lonely Position of Neutral
I hate raising taxes. I find high tax rates immoral. However, we lost the election. An increase in revenue is inevitable. What’s perverse about this whole episode is that if we fall off the cliff – Democrats will get everything they want. They’ll get their tax increases, their revenue, and defense cuts. They would complete their decade-long project of ending the Bush Tax Cuts and | Read More »
Six Degrees of Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist is evil. Grover Norquist is an impediment to good governance. We’ve all heard the pundits detail – ad nauseum – about how the founder of Americans for Tax Reform is a pernicious force within our political discourse. However, what’s depraved about this whole episode in Norquist bashing, which I’m sure he’s thoroughly enjoying, is that it’s beginning to become part of the liberal | Read More »
Health Care Reform = More Money, Bigger Hospitals, and Less Private Practices
For a while, conservatives have known that Obamacare would be a dose of bad medicine. However, given the axiom that bog government helps big business, the same could be true with the medical industry. Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner aptly pointed out today, from Bloomberg, Obamacare favors big hospitals, and smashes small practices. In his column, Carney wrote that “Bloomberg report[ed] today on how Medicare payment rules | Read More »