SURPRISE! Louisiana’s Privatized Charity Hospitals Come In $52 Million Under Budget
Go figure, right? We all just KNEW that privatizing a bunch of government-run hospitals for poor people would explode the budget. Because that’s happened…never. Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently ended fiscal year, according to data provided by the state health department. Jindal’s health secretary, | Read More »
House border task force prepares alternative to Obama $3.7 billion boondoggle
When Barack Obama requested the Congress approve a mammoth $3.7 billion appropriation to deal with the Obama created crisis on our southern border, the House GOP was underwhelmed. The general distribution of the funds request was: And is seemed as though that the bill, as presented, was dead on arrival: Leading congressional Republicans dug in Sunday on their view that President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency | Read More »
The Next Front in the Battle over Obamacare
**Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron** You may be seeing a concerted attempt by liberals and their media allies to convince you that Obamacare is 1) succeeding; 2) losing political impact for the midterms; and 3) being emphasized less frequently by Republicans on the campaign trail. In fact, all three of these are false. Just this week, we are seeing the latest front in the | Read More »
Malaysian Boeing 777 apparently shot down in eastern Ukraine
A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 persons has crashed in eastern Ukraine earlier today. There were no survivors. The circumstances of the crash are still unclear but the preponderance of early reports indicate that it was shot down by a surface to air missile. Via Reuters A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ 100 Kansas Republican Cry Babies Endorse a Dem for Governor
Conservatives should take comfort in knowing that part of the underhanded tactics we are watching establishment Republicans engage in against us is a sign of how threatened they feel and how angry they are over the gains conservatives are making. While the war inside the party is hardly over, desperate attempts to maintain control are causing the establishment to panic and make reckless decisions. While | Read More »
Mark Pryor Stands Against Religious Liberty
Mark Pryor is in the fight of his political life against Tom Cotton in what has become one of the reddest states in the country, and also one of the most religious states in the country. It is no coincidence then that Pryor has been seen holding a Bible and saying the word “Jesus” more often than a revival preacher in a tent. Pryor’s first | Read More »
Louisiana Common Core Fight Coming to a Head Today
For those who have not been following the issue, Louisiana is the current ground zero in the fight over the implementation of Common Core standards. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order suspending implementation of Common Core and suspended a contract that State Superintendent John White had entered into for the purchase of Common Core related materials and supplies. The Louisiana Board of | Read More »
Jack Lew: keeping your money is unpatriotic
If George Orwell had never written the novel “1984”, then it would have been written eventually as a history of the Obama administration. On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden. In advocating a change to existing tax law that would allow a demonstrably unproductive government to stick its hands even more deeply into the pockets of | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Renn to discuss Rham Emanuel’s Chicago, the struggles he has faced and why he has been called the mayor of the one-percent.
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Obama’s Ex-Labor Secretary In Hot Water Again Over OFA Fundraising Recording
After nearly four years persecuting businesses, when she abruptly resigned in January 2013 as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis had up to $100,000 in legal debts, she was the subject of an FBI inquiry into her role as an Obama reelection campaign fundraiser and, as it was later revealed, she had been “provided thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel” by | Read More »
Ted Cruz is Leading
“Today … Ted Cruz intends to force his Republican colleagues to put up or shut on on the border issue.” It seems all the Senate Republicans are willing to turn a blind eye to the scandal and corruption obviously at play in the Mississippi Senate race to protect their buddy Thad Cochran who, apparently, can no longer find his way to the clubby Senate lunches | Read More »
Harry Reid pretends to think that the border is secure.
There will be no peace in Congress while Harry Reid is Senate Majority Leader.
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Tech at Night: Democrats want a middle-class Internet tax hike
Democrats used to be sound on Internet issues. They joined in on a number of bills in the old days that helped the Internet grow to be the huge economic driver that it is today. One of those was the Internet tax moratorium, preventing a pile of taxes from being placed on Internet access.
Now Democrats are standing aside to let a big middle-class tax hike come on Internet access.
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Playing the Race Deck
It is almost tiresome at this point to address the topic of race and opposition to Obama. But with Eric Holder’s remarks earlier this week that a significant part of opposition to Obama and Holder was driven by “racial animus,” the President’s many apologists in the media have yet again taken up the cry. Someone named Dorothy Brown, who is a Critical Race Theory professor | Read More »
To Fix The Minimum Wage, Take an Example From The Federal Government
A lot of people demand that employers pay a Living Wage. They generally seek to impose such a wage by hiking the minimum wage that employers are legally allowed to pay to some premium. This, they believe, will make employees have a better life. The tactic fails for two reasons. If the wage is too low, the workers are still stuck where they started and | Read More »