Joe Biden gave bad (read: illegal) advice on responsible gun use. To his WIFE.
Background: in what may end up being the most epic Joe Biden Opens His Mouth EVER the Vice President told a Facebook ‘town hall’ hosted by Parenting Magazine that he had advised his wife that her proper firearms strategy in case of home invasion should be to… get a shotgun, brandish it, and empty the barrels into the air… Hold up! Wait, wait, I know | Read More »
ObamaNation: At least $177 Million In Tax Dollars Paid For Federal Workers To Do Union Business
Since the average federal employee made over $108,000 in both salary and benefits (in 2008), or $52.15 per hour, the costs to taxpayers in FY 2011 was over $177 million for federal government workers to conduct union business.
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Santa Fe Releases Names of People who Participated in ‘Anonymous’ Gun Buyback
Promoted from diaries. After the shooting in Newtown, New Mexico officials in a couple cities have supported a ‘gun buyback.’ Among cities coming up with their own plans are Albuquerque and Santa Fe. People who participated in the Santa Fe buyback, which was dubbed “Operation Safe Streets” were given up to a couple hundred dollars per firearm they turned over. These citizens were lead to | Read More »
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Kasich Repeats Medicaid Expansion Lies in Ohio State of the State Address
Governor John Kasich forcefully repeated multiple falsehoods about expanding Medicaid eligibility in Ohio during his 2013 State of the State address on February 19. As he and his administration have done for weeks, Kasich falsely insisted that Ohio’s promised federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) funding for expanding Medicaid will be sent to other states if Ohio rejects the expansion. The Ohio Channel | Read More »
Detroit and How Democracies Die
It’s easy to kick Detroit. The place just about roles over and begs for it. Now we learn that the City Henry Ford built is now eligible to be put under emergency management by Governor Rick Snyder. Michigan State Treasurer described the situation succinctly below.
“We believe there’s a financial emergency in the city and that there’s no plan in place to correct the situation … I do believe strongly Detroit is fixable,” he said.
I read this, nod in sad agreement and then think to myself that Detroit is just the symptom. Detroit is just the canary that died in the burning coal mine of American finance. Our country is going bankrupt and despite our heartfelt desire that this not happen, most of us are helping it occur. We are caught in what’s called a discursive dilemma. Gonzalo Lira gives us an explanation of how we made it to sequestration below.
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Obama Pushes Universal Pre-K Despite Evidence it Hurts Children
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss universal pre-k, evidence it actually hurts children and a negative HHS study delivered four years late after the 2012 election.
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Immigration as a Public Charge
Our immigration system is broken, but not in the way that those who utter such declarations believe it to be. Immigration can be an integral part of a pro-growth economic agenda. It can also become a public charge. When liberals lament our broken immigration system, they are suggesting that we don’t admit enough low-skilled immigrants who will become a public charge and vote Democrat. The | Read More »
Tech at Night: The President’s order is published. Wifi Spectrum coming.
I took President’s day off. I know, terrible, right? Well let’s try to catch up.
So the President’s Cybersecurity order has been published. EO 13636. Part of it relates to information sharing. Interesting that even as he does that, he opposes actual regulation to share information. CISPA would be an actual law though, but the President cares not for the Constitution.
Oh, but he’s also going to use diplomacy as cybersecurity. Yeah, that’ll work.
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I Am Very Disappointed in Governor Rick Scott
I was one of the few national conservatives to support Governor Scott in 2010 during his primary. He is a fundamentally great person. I really like him. He has been a friend to this site.But I am terribly disappointed in his decision to expand Medicaid in Florida.As one of the chief opponents of Obamacare and, before it, Hillarycare, Governor Scott knows this is not the | Read More »
Why Are We Not Talking About America’s $123 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities?
The fact that, in addition to the $16.5 trillion of debt we currently have, every man, woman, and child in America also is on the hook for nearly $400,000 in unfunded liabilities–or, over $1 million for every household.
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Ohio now considering new tax reform plan.
Interesting tax reform plan coming out of Ohio from Governor John Kasich: The plan’s centerpiece is a 20% cut over three years in all of the state’s nine income tax rates. The top rate would fall to 4.725% from 5.925%. Ohio allows its cities to impose add-on income taxes, so the current rate in cities like Cleveland can reach 8.4%. The plan would also provide | Read More »
Obama’s Cowardly Mendacity Over Sequestration
In August 2011, Obama hatched a deal to grant himself a free $2.1 trillion increase in debt, which would take him past the 2012 elections, thereby sparing him the embarrassment of another debt limit request during the campaign season. He knew that such a request was so bold it needed to be ensconced in a deal that would give voters the impression he was committed | Read More »
A Surge of Senate Retirements and an Early Look at 2016
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the surge of retirements in the U.S. Senate this cycle, the Democratic candidates for 2016, and why Hillary Clinton is the 800-pound gorilla in the presidential field.
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Moving Beyond Prairie Populism in the Great Plains
Another pickup opportunity in a red state has presented itself for conservatives. We must choose wisely. Jeff Fortenberry is the most liberal member of an underperforming delegation in the conservative state of Nebraska. With Mike Johanns retiring his seat in 2014, Fortneberry is considering a bid for his seat. Well, conservatives should consider his voting record. In 2011, he voted along with leadership for the | Read More »
As predicted: California’s 1Q revenues dropping back to earth. Hard.
Which is to say: as predicted by me. I had a feeling that California’s surprisingly high tax revenues in January were due to people rushing through existing taxable transactions before that state’s new rates kicked in; and lo! …I seem to have been correct. The surge of revenue that showed up unexpectedly in state coffers last month may well be offset by a revenue dip | Read More »