The working wage
Every time I’ve gotten into a written or verbal discussion about minimum wage laws (or the relatively new crusade for a “living wage,” which is another exercise of compulsive power beyond what the law requires, premised on the idea that business owners who obey the minimum wage laws are nonetheless greedy villains) someone objects that people “deserve” so much better than the paltry whatever-dollars-per-hour, and | Read More »
Two pictures that show the utter mendacity of anti-gun websites.
This is a time where two pictures are worth more than a thousand words each:
The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this year in the twenty-first century, we pause to honor our veterans on this Veterans Day and remember that first of the great world wars, which ended the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. To those who served, we thank you. In Flanders fields the poppies | Read More »
A Tribute to Veterans and the State of US Manufacturing
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the sacrifices and contributions of America’s veterans, efforts to employ veterans transitioning back to civilian life and the current state of the US manufacturing business.
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Repeal is the Only Fix
There are, winding their way through the House and Senate, several Republican proposals to fix or ameliorate the effects of Obamacare. I get the desire to message. The Republicans are always messaging. Heck, back in 2009, the GOP offered up a series of amendments to contrast Republican ideas on healthcare to Democrat ideas. Senator John Kyl, then the Republican Senate Whip, went on Bill Bennett’s | Read More »
WWGO – November 10, 2013
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Today’s topics include Obamacare, Walls and what to do with them, Being Sorry, College Plans, Mexico, Hating the National Anthem and more!
Comparing Man-Made Disasters: The BP Oil Spill and Obamacare
The focus of the reporting on these disasters has been on the failure of execution, but not until you consider the bigger picture, the failure of management, do you achieve any real understanding.
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10 Nov 1775
“The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!” MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952 Today is the 238th Marine Corps Birthday. Below, the Commandant and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps wish a Happy Birthday to Marines everywhere: A message from the Secretary of the Navy: And here is the official Birthday | Read More »
PSA: #Obamacare drawing con-men like rotten meat draws flies.
Don’t believe me? Then maybe you’ll believe that notorious right-wing Tea Party rag The New York Times: To the list of problems plaguing President Obama’s health care law, add one more — fraud. With millions of Americans frustrated and bewildered by the trouble-prone federal website for health insurance, con men and unscrupulous marketers are seizing their chance. State and federal authorities report a rising number | Read More »
Citizen journalists learn about school choice
This weekend I, along with Breeanne and Ben Howe, was privileged to participate in the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity’s conference on school choice in Milwaukee. The Franklin Center brought together 30 bloggers from around the country. We spent Friday and Saturday learning about and discussing the complicated and sometimes controversial issue of school choice with very knowledgeable experts in the field. The experts | Read More »
How #obamacare is messing up MANY Dem 2016 candidates’ lives.
I mean, obviously it’s going to mess up Joe Biden’s life: he’s the Vice President of the administration who turned the roll-out of the single most iconic representation of the progressive/liberal concept of big government into a prolonged rake-stepping session. And just as obviously it’s going to mess up Hillary Clinton’s life, too: she’s the woman who brought the rake in the first place. Remember: | Read More »
The Case for “No Ball”
Several years ago, while camping in the high country, my brother and I were sitting around the camp fire and throwing out ideas for a “get rich quick” scheme. We were nearly hysterical considering the things we could market on TV and raking in our fortunes. I came up with “No Ball”. We embellished the idea of a new toy product with which no one | Read More »
Rep. Diana DeGette’s (D, CO) #obamacare denial.
So a Colorado woman (one Cathy Wagner) finds out that her health care plan, like that of 250,000 other Coloradans, got cancelled (H/T: @allahpundit). Ms. Wagner’s new plan (healthy couple in late middle age, apparently no kids) went up 35% (to twelve grand a year) and a higher deductible. This news is hardly surprising to anybody who regularly reads this site, but for the benefit | Read More »
Tech at Night: Anonymous under attack worldwide. Wikileaks bails on Snowden.
Rooting for injuries watch: Anonymous Australia takes on Anonymous Indonesia. And then Singapore is after their own Anonymous cell. The blackshirts will be rooted out wherever they are, around the world*.
Cognitive dissonance watch: Google paints themselves as the Hobbits against Sauron that the NSA is supposed to be, even as they try to simultaneously goad people onto Google+ via Youtube comments, and then broadcast Google+ information to Android users, opting you in by default. I’m sorry, but these hobbits aren’t being taken to Isengard. They’re ruling Isengard.
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, Edward Snowden
, Mark Warner
, Tech at Night
, Tom Wheeler
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 »