If Only Paul Ryan’s Plan Were as Radical as the Democrats Claim
“Choice for Republicans involves trusting the American people to handle their affairs and retirement. Choice for Democrats involves only the option to kill children, with everything else pre-packaged in one size fits all government bureaucracy.” It is mathematically indisputable that should President Barack Obama obtain his legislative desire and increase taxes on those making $250,000.00 a year or more the nation would not close even | Read More »
Tech at Night: More sales tax issues, the Lieberman-Collins bill is still wrong
It’s easy to see why there’s sudden, strong opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, as yet another Republican governor, Terry Branstad, backs the bill. I again state my opposition to the lousy language backing the bill, including “fairness” and “loophole”. Yes, that language is being driven by marketplace losers, but both sides of this debate are ponying up cash. I favor the bill on its | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Eric Schmidt
, Harry Reid
, Internet Sales Tax
, Kim Dotcom
, Marketplace Fairness Act
, michael chertoff
, Mitt Romney
, Sales tax
, SECURE IT
Senate Democrats to Bypass Appropriations Process
It is funny how those who believe Congress has unlimited power to regulate the private sector are abdicating their primary constitutional responsibility. Senate Democrats have not passed a budget in 1,169 days. Last year, despite their failure to comply with the Budget Act of 1974 and to pass a budget resolution, they made an effort to pass a couple of individual appropriations bills. Now Roll | Read More »
Democrats reduced to hiding in bushes, posting creepy stalker videos.
I’m not joking about either. Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci (R) told Politico that a neighbor had caught somebody doing precisely that, and I’m pretty sure Politico believes him: they have collected some really, really creepy videos (including one targeting Renacci) of what is apparently an organized effort to sit outside candidate/legislator houses and businesses and… film them. In many cases, going for a 360 degree | Read More »
The Stupid Party Expands Government Again
House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for. Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through | Read More »
Tech at Night: The First Amendment shouldn’t prevent regulation of the Internet?
Hey, digital libertarians? Hope you’re ready to move on from Barack Obama, His administration thinks the First Amendment is an obstacle to greater government on the Internet, and not something that must be respected or protected by the courts when it gets in the way. This of course turns the First Amendment on its head. I guess in the Democrat parallel world Tim Wu and | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, First Amendment
, Tim Wu
Is YOUR Democratic politician going to the Democratic convention?
Because we’re getting quite a list going of Democrats who are too frightened of being associated with the President to want to go to an Obama-dominated convention (or, as Michelle Malkin rather elegantly put it, the upcoming “Tarheel trainwreck“). So far… West Virginia: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Senator Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall; New York: Rep. Kathy Hochul, Rep. Bill Owens Pennsylvania: Rep. Mark Critz | Read More »
Jared Polis May Have Violated House Rules Following High Park Fire Visit
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) may have violated House ethics rules last week when he used his official .gov website to broadcast the details of his visit to the High Park Fire Command Post, which is located outside of the congressional district Polis’ currently represents. Both the House ethics and administration committees have issued clear guidance prohibiting the use of official resources for out-of-district events. The | Read More »
Team Romney’s first ad using Obama’s Ohio speech.
The first of many from the Romney campaign: I myself counted enough raw footage from today’s Ohio speech to make a dozen Republican attack ads. I don’t know who the heck told the President that it was a good idea to make a speech that tacitly conceded failure for the last four years, and half-demanded, half-begged for another four years in office. Particularly since in | Read More »
Geithnerism In Its Fulsome Evil Glory
I don’t imagine Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner ever expected to end up as the philosophical poster-child of The New American Left. The Left is famous for raising taxes. Geithner may or may not even bother to pay his in any given year. Yet it happened during a light moment he experienced while testifying up on Capitol Hill. His statement to Congressman Ryan could accurately describe | Read More »
A Terrible, No Good, Awful Night for Barack Obama
One initial point to ponder: if the No-H8 campaign tries to fire up in North Carolina as the No-A1 campaign, people will wonder why they are campaigning against steak sauce. Probably won’t happen. North Carolina did not pass a ban on gay marriage as the media reports. Rather they refused to allow their definition of marriage to be changed. The marriage definition was put into | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats’ Divided House
The Wisconsin Democratic Party had scheduled a unity rally the day after tomorrow. Tomorrow, Democrat voters will go to the polls to pick a candidate to put up against Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall. Well, it seems the preferred candidate isn’t going to win and the Democrats have said to heck with unity. The Unity Rally is cancelled. It won’t happen. There will | Read More »
Democratic National Convention to be lobbyist/corporate funded, after all.
And anybody who tells you that you can get money out of politics is either deluded, lying, or possibly both. Exhibit A: the upcoming Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC. The Democrats piously declared that of course no dirty, dirty corporate/lobbyist money would be allowed to be spent on putting the convention together. And everybody cheered… only, it’s now 2012 and there’s potentially a looming shortfall | Read More »
American Superconductor Examined
From the diaries… Foreign Firms Take Millions in Recovery Act Cash April 3, 2012 — Since 2009, a wind-power company in Devens, Mass. has taken $21.7 million in Recovery Act awards, sent the bulk of that taxpayer-funded stimulus to French firms, fallen victim to industrial espionage and fired American workers. American Superconductor was once a paragon of so many promising alternative energy companies, a shining | Read More »