The GOP establishment just doesn’t care anymore
Several key moves by the “leadership” of the Republican Party over the past few weeks have made one thing abundantly clear; even to the casual observer, they just don’t care anymore about the issues important to the Conservative base of the party. They are just going to bide their time, raise their money, and try to buy their re-elections in November. It began with the | Read More »
New York Times: Apple should save California by paying higher taxes
Bill Whittle over at Pajamas Media had a great piece in his Afterburner segment this week. Calling statistician William M. Briggs’ “The love of theory is the root of all evil” “The Best Sentence Ever”, Whittle discusses how the love of the theory of Communism caused the deaths of well over 100,000 million people during the 20th century. The crux of his piece is that | Read More »
He Has Nothing To Say.
To say that President Obama’s speech, marking the retirement of our last combat units from Iraq, was uninspiring… well, it was uninspiring. As usual, he’s taking credit for something that was planned back in the Bush administration. He did acknowledge former President Bush in an offhand sort of way, making it almost an insult. We know Obama doesn’t do ad lib, so it makes you | Read More »
Democrats Trying to Have it Both Ways In Tax Cut Debate
The golden rule of politics: Never let your opponent frame the debate. Not quite, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but work with me here, this is Washington. The biggest battle for position is currently over the Bush tax cuts. Democrats are attempting to frame the debate so that Republicans are up to their old tricks, helping the rich at | Read More »
Pamela Gorman Has Bled for the Conservative Cause
The Republican primary in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District will most likely determine who will fill the seat previously represented by steady conservative John Shadegg. It is a crowded field. No less than 12 candidates are lined up to replace Shadegg, but one has clearly distinguished herself from the field. Senator Pamela Gorman has been targeted by “the establishment” because she went against that very establishment | Read More »
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The State Of The State = The State Of The Union.
California is looking just like its business model back in Washington… which is to say not well. We are unfortunately used to seeing governments big and small underestimate just about everything. We probably should scream like crazy about every item… but we can’t, not in the real day to day world. That’s why we hire politicians to represent us, who are supposed to look out | Read More »
Preliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget
According to the CBO, President Obama’s proposals are projected to reduce the federal budget deficit through 2014. That’s the good news. However, the budget deficit “would rise steadily thereafter.” It’s not a very pretty sight. As indicated in the chart below, the hole just keeps getting deeper. Some key highlights of the preliminary analysis from the Director’s blog: –If the President’s proposals were enacted, the | Read More »
Congressional Quail Break For Cover – Conservative Bird Hunt.
IT’S MAGIC! Congressional leftists are finding all sorts of mainstream centrist and even (gasp) right of center issues to take up… as they scatter in all directions trying to distance themselves from a President and a Democratic party leadership who they see as leading them down a rocky road to destruction. This magic transformation has come about, as predicted by yours truly, by the turn | Read More »
Schwarzenegger: Send Illegal Immigrant Prisoners to Mexico
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8480047.stm Since California is running such a large budget and has a highly overcrowded prison system, Governor Arnold decided to kill birds with one stone. The solution? Simple, build prisons in Mexico to house criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Maybe it is just me, but this idea seems like it was thought up really early in the morning after drinking a ton of beers. Your | Read More »
Ohio – Obama Preaches To The Wrong Crowd.
I can’t get no satisfaction could well be President Obama’s mantra these days. Picked audiences or not it just keeps getting worse for the embattled Barack Obama, while telling us about the ‘green jobs’ that may or may not be created by research into solar power and wind generation, which most experts agree will never amount to more than 20 per cent of the power | Read More »
Sniff, sniff. What’s Orzsag cooking? I think it’s the books
Wonderful reporting today in the Politico by David Rogers. Basically, The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, wants to change the rules for the way that government tells Congress and the American people how much money it spends at the IMF. Orszag, is claiming that a $100 billion dollars check that we send to the IMF should be reported as $0. | Read More »
Does Obama want to increase or cut his budget deficit?
There he goes again — saying one thing while doing the opposite. President Obama proposes a budget that includes a $1.75 trillion deficit so he can spend nearly $4 trillion in fiscal year 2010. Then Obama says that while the details may change, any budget passed by Congress must cut the deficit. Is he serious? Obama proposes a spend too much, tax too much, borrow | Read More »
Another Obamise Expires: Honest Budgeting Gives Way to Rosy Scenario
Greg Mankiw points out that while Barack Obama’s budget promises to increase the national debt by more than $9 trillion over the next ten years, even that figure relies on rosy growth projections that overstate tax revenues. I’ll refer you to Mankiw for the specific numbers. On the average however, Obama projects annual economic growth to be about a full percentage point better than the | Read More »
Call it the Obama Budget Deficit
With President Barack Obama’s big economic address to a joint session of Congress tonight, lines like this in mainstream news stories are appearing with distressing predictability. “The president’s budget proposal will project that the estimated $1.3 trillion deficit inherited from the Bush administration will be halved to $533 billion by 2013, or from 9.2 percent of the gross domestic product to 3 percent, the official | Read More »
MI Morning Update – New MI Legislature to be Sworn in – MI Budget Potentially $1.4 Billion in Debt – Sen. Stabenow to Senate Energy and Natural Resourcs
664 Days until Election Day January 14, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We have to be both internationalists and realists. We can rebuild our alliances and restore our moral authority, and reestablish our leadership in the world." Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a 2007 speech MORNING UPDATE: 44 NEW STATE REPS TAKE THEIR SEATS…today, 44 new members will be sworn into office. Out of 110 | Read More »