ConAgra, Walmart and JPMorgan Lounge In The Food Stamp Safety Hammock
Thus we are left with stimulus spending that is not self-sustaining and a structural expansion in the food stamp program. In effect, we have an increase in the disincentive to work or to search for better paying employment….The Congress, however, has not helped its case by taking what so far has been a do-no-harm attitude toward agricultural subsidies. Most of the benefit of these subsidies | Read More »
WWGO – November 8, 2013
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Today’s topics include Obamacare, media malpractice, transfatwahs, the mystery of the missing Gs, and more!
NRSC Wants a “Conservative” Not “Republican” Senate, But Declares War on Conservatives
The New York Times reports that Republicans are moving quickly to shut down the right wing of the party. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has declared war on conservatives — punishing any groups that work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. Likewise, the NRSC is paying people to attack conservatives without disclosing they’re on the payroll. So you might find it very funny that the National | Read More »
The growing role of big government in our lives presents a continual attack on the cherished and hallmark American values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In no area is this expansion more troubling than the criminal justice system.
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PJ Tatler: American Bridge PAC now stalking Republicans through high schools.
Let me set the scene: Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) was in his district on Thursday, doing general Congressmen stuff: in this particular case, he was making an appearance at a local high school [political] science club. Basic, not-particularly-[partisan]-political constituent outreach, in other words. Rep. Fitzpatrick was off doing the unglamorous civics thing, which is a large part of any Representative’s job. But apparently the | Read More »
October Jobs Report Outperforms Estimates
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the October Jobs report, the failed sale of BlackBerry and the amazing Twitter IPO.
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A Question for Mitch McConnell: Will Any Reporter Ask It?
Mitch McConnell and his merry band of lobbyists have a clever little line attacking the Senate Conservatives Fund. They claim the Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) has gotten more Democrats elected than the Democratic National Committee.It’s their favorite attack these days, now that attacking SCF for raising money has proved fruitless given that this particular attack is being made by dandified lobbyists and other hangers on.But | Read More »
You Will be Made to Care About Governmental Social Engineering
Yesterday, the Democrat supermajority in the Senate passed the preposterous transgendered lawsuit bill with 64 votes. The most consequential outcome of ENDA (were it to pass the House) is that sexual illnesses and subjective (“perceived”) gender preferences would now be required by the federal government to be treated as mainstream in schools and the workforce. Moreover, they would be considered a protected class, forcing private | Read More »
The ATM Ate Healthcare.gov
I don’t need to belabor this point, but I think it is a point worth making.Last year, Barack Obama blamed ATM’s for unemployment. In fact, Barack Obama is pretty sure that the rise of technology has caused unemployment, not his policies.If he believes that, you’d think he’d hire a bunch of unemployed people to answer phones all day and process Obamacare manually instead of largely | Read More »
American Sicko – Michael Moore Needs Education on US Murder Rates
Brett Stevens of Amerika.org made the rather bold claim that many arguments in support of Liberalism are based on a logical fallacy. This fallacy involves the old chestnut known as “begging the question.” A website on rhetoric at Perdue University offers us the following definition of begging the question (or claim).
Begging the Claim: The conclusion that the writer should prove is validated within the claim. Example: Filthy and polluting coal should be banned. Arguing that coal pollutes the earth and thus should be banned would be logical. But the very conclusion that should be proved, that coal causes enough pollution to warrant banning its use, is already assumed in the claim by referring to it as “filthy and polluting.”
The only thing missing from this nice, learned explanation was a picture of Michael Moore as a graphic example. Let us reexamine the question being begged by our intrepid filmmaker. “Guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people.” Potentially valid so far – if he were also willing to acknowledge that Congolese, Syrians, Ukranians and Jamaicans also kill people.
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That’s Not an Apology for Losing Health Care Insurance
Everyone is spinning that Barack Obama is apologizing for people losing their healthcare. He did not. Listen to him. He’s apologizing for people believing they would not lose healthcare insurance based on his statements. That’s a pretty big difference. He knew. The White House knew people would lose their healthcare insurance. They misled people to try to build support for people. Barack Obama is apologizing | Read More »
Tech at Night: A day late and a link short.
The push continues for US firms to be able to release stats about what the US Government asks of them. I support this. I’m in favor of the NSA doing its job but oversight is important, too.
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, Gigi Sohn
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, IP Revolution
, Richard Viguerie
, Silk Road
, Tech at Night
The End of Expectations
With apologies to non sports fans, allow me to introduce you to the dumbest controversy to hit America since the furor over whether John Bolton once put his hands on his hips while talking to a subordinate. I am talking, of course, about the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito Miami Dolphins controversy. Details at this point are still somewhat sketchy, but the basic outlines of the story | Read More »
The single woman society
The Virginia governor’s race was yet another example of the massive voting gap in a huge demographic: single people, particularly single women. According to exit polls, Republican Ken Cuccinelli won handily on the “hard” issues facing Virginia voters, and won most other demographic slices, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe won big with single people, crushing Cuccinelli by nearly fifty points among single women. A similar dynamic could be | Read More »
The Mounting Troubles for Vermont’s Obamacare Exchange
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by John McClaughry to discuss the Vermont Obamacare exchange, why the Governor pulled the “safety valve,” and what is next for the state’s troubled exchange.
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