‘Reject These Voices’ That Warn of Big Government an Tyranny
Just one week ago President Obama urged the students to “reject these voices” that warn of the evils of government, saying: Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. | Read More »
“I Don’t Want Anything to Do with the Republican Party Anymore”
“I Don’t Want Anything to Do with the Republican Party Anymore” These words shocked me. I was having a busy day trying to get work done when another fundraising call came in. (I’m one of the rare people who actually donate to political campaigns–even though the amounts are very small) I just didn’t want to be bothered but when I blurted out those words, I realized it was | Read More »
Time to Throw Blue States Under Bus
Conservatives have been stung lately by many Republican Governors agreeing to participate in ObamaCare exchanges. So why did they join? We could talk about them having a lack of convictions (and this would be correct) but Democrats constructed ObamaCare to take advantage of political self-interest. The equation was simple: Give governors “free money for X years” to expand coverage to people in their state. The | Read More »
Stand Firm: Our Problems are Greater than the Fiscal Cliff. Our National Identity is at Stake.
Our nation stands at the precipice. No– not the “Fiscal Cliff”. Our problem is much more dire. At stake is the unifying principle of what it means to be an American. Some claim idealistic, even high-minded ideas as our unifying principle . However, the true unifying principle of our country is, rather crudely, summed up as “You don’t work, you don’t eat” (Captain John Smith, | Read More »
Republicans Should Make Only One Demand for Fiscal Cliff Deal: Work Requirement for ANY Government Aid
When Bill Clinton took on Republicans he usually won. He won in part because Republicans caved. But he also won because the public was not solidly with the Republicans and just wanted a solution. There was one issue that Bill Clinton lost. Republicans won this battle because the public was with them. What was this issue? Welfare Reform. So why did the Republicans win this | Read More »
Obama’s Universal Fix-all: There’s a Regulation for that!
“There are nine codes relating to injuries caused by parrots, and three relating to burns from flaming water-skis.” President Obama, you are no Bill Clinton. The problem on most American’s mind today is the economy so let’s look at how Bill Clinton addressed the economy. Clinton in 1992 discovered that the economy’s problem was Bush’s fault. No. Not GW Bush but George HW Bush’s fault. | Read More »
Four Million more working people. Four Million FEWER Working. Four Trillion more in Debt Four more years? In 2008, there were 146 Million people working. Today, there are only 142 Million. Yet the 18-64 age population has increased by 4 million people ( from 188 Million to 192 Million (Bureau of Labor Statistics)). The national debt increased from 10.6 Trillion to 16 Trillion today. OK | Read More »
Romney in His Own (Recent) Words: ……….Expand Government to Cover “Uninsured” and “Chronically Ill”
Background: Currently, the Federal government blocks grants aid to stays to cover their Medicaid eligible residents. This does NOT include money for the uninsured who may have incomes beyond those allowed for Medicaid. Romney wants to change this. He now wants to provide aid to the states to provide for the uninsured. In his own words: (Just two days ago, in his editorial in | Read More »
It Took Nixon to Go to China” and “It Took Romney to Kill Private Healthcare
In Today’s USA Today, Romney describes why he will repeal ObamaCare, but he also calls for its replacement. He then defends his Massachusetts program with two falsehoods: When I was governor of Massachusetts, we instituted a plan that got our citizens insured without raising taxes and without a government takeover. RomneyCare Did Increase Taxes The first falsehood is, as Peter Suderman in Reason points out | Read More »
INTRODUCING: The Etch-A-Sketch Chicken! (Romney’s NEW Mascot)
Just for fun: The Etch-A-Sketch Chicken Mascot! Santorum or Gingrich should bring him with them everywhere they go! STEP RIGHT UP: WATCH OUT! If you SHAKE HIM, his policies on ANY issue will vanish before your eyes AND new ones will appear. Just as bold and “severe” as his last positions. But don’t challenge him to a debate….. AFTER ALL he IS a CHICKEN. What fun this | Read More »
Ban All Domestic Drilling NOW!
Warning: The following is Satire. I am an economists and now I must admit after reading an CBS/AP story that the oil industry is unlike any other market. In other markets, increasing the supply of a good decreases its price because of increased competition. But according to a statistical analysis by the Associated Press, this does not apply. A statistical analysis of 36 years of | Read More »
Oh MY! Obama Trails Santorum, but Leads Romney in Four Key States
A stunning new poll by Rasmussen: Santorum leads the president 48% to 44% in the so-called Core Four states. BUT…. Obama remains ahead of Romney 46% to 42% Does this Mark the Beginning of the End for Romney’s Campaign? For a candidate whose main base of support comes from Republicans who believe he is best able to beat Obama, but have never been enthusiastic about | Read More »
Santorum is Right on His “Manufacturing Zero Tax” (Or How to Show You are Not an Economic Idiot like Obama)
As a professional economist that me state that the parts of the mistakes in logic by mbecker908 in his Diary “Santorum is Wrong on His “Manufacturing Zero Tax” is understandable. It is common, even for economists, to only examine one part of a complicated system and come to completely wrong conclusions. First, while mbecker is correct in stating that environmental restrictions (or more accurately the | Read More »
With Victories Tonight, Santorum Has Made this a Two Man Race
Speaker Gingrich. You are an incredible leader. You are an incredible thinker. I have supported your campaign with words and with donations. I believe you would make a great President. We could talk about what should have happened. What would have happened if Romney had not thrown mud, mud and more mud at you and out spent everyone 5-1. I wish things had turned out | Read More »
ALERT: Is Drudge Giving False Exit Poll Data???? (Update(2): Results Conflict with Drudge.Why I was Suspicious)
UPDATE(2): Santorum has won both Alabama and Mississippi—contrary to Drudge Report’s Exit Polls that showed Romney walking away with both states. Why I am Suspicious: I am an impatient person. I want to know results NOW. So on election days I have searched for exit poll data to give clues how the race is going. In every race to date, the only exit poll data | Read More »
Unemployment Report: Providers Still Not Finding Work
In February 2008, 88.1 Million people were working in the provider class (Workers 25-54 years of age working 35 or more hours per week) Then the financial crisis hit and by the next February only 82.9 Million people in this group were employed. By February 2010, only 79.9 Million. So in a period of just 2 years, 8.2 Million providers no longer had work. It | Read More »
How Santorum Can Make this a Two Man Race in 3 Days …… (Please Post New Comments at End)
Note to Posters: The number of comments is making following new discussions difficult. Please post new comments at the end Santorum has the power to make this a two man race in 6 5 4 3 days. Here’s How: Win Kansas on Saturday. Update (Stage 1 Complete): Santorum Wins Kansas! Over 50% of Vote! Beat Gingrich on Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. He does | Read More »
Gasoline Prices Can NEVER be Low Again…Until they are..
I have been watching and been involved in discussions regarding whether drilling for oil can drive down the price of oil (and gasoline) I am amazed how many conservatives buy into the view that: ‘Gee, producing more oil will not drive down the price’. And then they proceed to quote this or that study that says ‘increasing oil production will have very little impact on | Read More »
Santorum or Newt?? I Went for Newt. Here’s Why.
I like Santorum. I like Newt. I would be happy with either as our nomineee. In Tennessee, I had been planning to vote for Santorum when it appeared he was the only alternative to Romney. But polls now show Newt, Santorum and Romney all within margin of error, so I had to finally make a decision of who I prefered. I decided on one issue | Read More »