Spending tomorrow’s money is easy
The short explanation for the demise of Detroit is that time caught up with it. Decades of corruption built a mountain of liabilities, while scaring off the taxpayers needed to finance those promises. It’s like a movie trailer for the blockbuster disaster film to come, when America’s declining demographics catch up with the federal government’s vastly higher mountain of unfunded commitments. Detroit is the city | Read More »
Causation, Correlation and Detroit
Let us stipulate that the collapse of Detroit, MI and its recent Chapter Nine bankruptcy filing represents an all-American train wreck of inexcusable dimension. Detroit went from being considered by some the Athens of The West to having a credit rating and crime problem more reminiscent of the Mogadishu of The Midlands. So many people are blamed for the current state of Detroit. But most of what you read is patently illogical.
Those who have no desire to deal with the truth tend to deliberately invert the mechanisms by which Detroit, MI was reduced to an ash heap reminiscent of Hiroshima without the expenditure of thermonuclear ordnance. The general technique of obscuring what went wrong in Detroit is to deliberately conflate causation with correlation. I’ve read a lot of biased writing over the last few days about Detroit. In every case, the thesis of the article, editorial, or blog post involves describing a result of Detroit’s stupidity as the fountainhead of the stupid itself.
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Tags: Bankruptcies that dishonor Emperor Barack I
, Limousine Liberal Corporation
, mark steyn
, Michael Barone
, rick perry
, Union Jobs
, union pensions
, White Flight
The Wealthy’s Fast-Pass Lifestyle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss more on Detroit’s bankruptcy, one-percent playtime consultants and the reality gap between the wealthy and the rest of America.
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Why It’s Time To Replace Mike Simpson
Dear Red State community – the following OpEd ran in the Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho on Sunday, and I thought I’d share it with you here as well. – Chris Reader Comment: Why It’s Time To Replace Mike Simpson By Chris Chocola July 21, 2013 http://magicvalley.com/news/opinion/columns/reader-comment-why-it-s-time-to-replace-mike-simpson/article_c3793953-9d3b-55a4-a357-20a302cc6f07.html The Political Action Committee of the Club for Growth, of which I am the president, has endorsed Idaho | Read More »
Primaries Bring Fresh Air to Foul Odor Emanating From GOP Establishment
Conservatives have been ill-served by a prevailing conventional wisdom pertaining to flaccid incumbent Republicans. The conventional wisdom dictates that every incumbent should automatically enjoy a rubber stamp for 6 more years in the Senate unless he/she is plagued by some egregious scandal or overtly votes with the Democrats on almost every major issue. If we continue down this path of reauthorizing failure in the primaries, | Read More »
ACLU reverses course on further #Zimmerman prosecution: will @BarackObama… AGAIN?
Jeralyn Merritt of Talk Left has always had a stubbornly sensible streak about her when it comes to the absurdities of her side’s legal-themed shenanigans, and sometimes it gets loose. Case in point: her addressing of basic reality on the Martin-Zimmerman case, and exactly why the ACLU was smart to reverse course and get out of any further race-baiting in the form of trying for | Read More »
Conservatives, Beware the Hatch Effect
In 2014, several prominent Republicans in the House and Senate are going to be challenged by people more conservative than the incumbents in area where a more conservative person can still win. Leading up to these challenges, conservatives must beware of the Hatch Effect. In 2012, many conservatives in print, radio, and television came out quickly and endorsed Orrin Hatch against Dan Liljenquist. Hatch had | Read More »
The Double Standard On The Zimmerman-Martin Case
While outrage peddlers try to inflame racial tension over George Zimmerman’s acquittal (a nice favor to the administration who’d like to forget its numerous scandals) these same peddlers are silent this case. The case of Roderick Scott and 16-year-old Chris Cervini is almost identical to Zimmerman-Martin. Scott claims he shot Cervini in self defense. He was eventually acquitted, a verdict with which I also agree. | Read More »
Mary Landrieu: Party Girl
Mary Landrieu is taken to task in this recent op-ed by James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ah, the challenges of being a Blue Senator, the only statewide elected Democrat, in what has become a very Red State. The 2014 elections loom just around the corner.
Barack Obama has never HAD the upper hand in the #Obamacare debate…
…so why are we talking about his need to “regain” it? Obama tries to regain ObamaCare edge after mandate delay setback The White House is working to get back on offense in the debate over ObamaCare, after a surprise delay in part of the implementation knocked its message off course. President Obama touted the law’s benefits in a White House speech Thursday, emphasizing a provision | Read More »
Helen Thomas Attends Eighth Circle Gala
Helen Thomas, no-talent “journalist”, partisan hack, raving anti-semite, and the living embodiment of Rush Limbaugh’s theory that feminism was developed to give ugly women an entree into society, died yesterday at age 92.
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WaPo reluctantly reports Terry McAuliffe’s bald-faced debate lie.
It’s bad when the Washington Post can’t come up with a way to excuse a Virginia Democrat: In the most obvious misstatement of the debate, [Democrat Terry] McAuliffe attacked [Republican Virginia Attorney General Ken] Cuccinelli over the findings of a Richmond prosecutor who had been tasked with investigating Cuccinelli’s financial disclosures. “If you read the whole report, which I have, it says in here that | Read More »
Great Achievements in Central Planning: The Renewable Fuel Standard
In 2005, Congress, in its infinite wisdom, imposed the Renewable Fuel Standard on America. The RFS mandates yearly increases in the amount of ethanol that must be used in motor fuel, on an ever-increasing schedule, through 2022. Problem is, nobody anticipated a crummy economy, high gasoline prices and shrinking consumption of motor fuel. But the RFS marches on.* As depicted in the video above (from our | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s (@nancypelosi) former colleague Bob Filner.
Apparently Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like it when people point out that fellow CPC founder Bob Filner is a former colleague: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have worked alongside former Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) for 10 years in Congress, but now that he’s facing a string of sexual harassment allegations, she isn’t exactly rising to his defense. During a Thursday roundtable with reporters, Pelosi | Read More »
Tech at Night: We need E-Rate reform, not a plain expansion. The FTC lets a spammer off easy.
Here we go. The President, Jay Rockefeller, and the grabbing hands are on the move, using “Internet for the Children” as a pretext to expand spending. We need E-Rate reform along the lines of what Ajit Pai is talking about, not anything that’s just a plain old expansion.
The FTC went easy on this spammer. Texts can cost people 5-10 cents each. They do me. So if this spammer sent 20 million spam texts, he could have costs his victims 1-2 million dollars. And he only got find 60 thousand. Weak.
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Tags: Aaron's Law
, Ajit Pai
, Barack Obama
, Blame the Victim
, Jay Rockefeller
, Net Neutrality
, Press Bias
, Tech at Night