Markey On The Budget: ‘It’s Really Not Math, It’s Just Arithmetic’
Last night, Democratic Rep. Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez had their second debate in the race to fill John Kerry’s vacant senate seat in Massachusetts. Gomez took a swipe at Democrats concerning their failure to address our fiscal problems in Washington. Markey responded by saying, “it’s not really math, it’s just arithmetic.’ Yep, it’s idiotic, humorous, and kind of sad. Yet, after doing nothing | Read More »
Excuse me, Ed Markey … You’re Misquoting The Hill Story About YOU!
Ed Markey doesn’t read the news. It’s either that, or he’s exceptionally awful with Twitter. Today, the congressman tweeted that the Hill reported on June 1 that Gabriel Gomez, his opponent, would be ”key to Republican attempts to obstruct President Obama’s agenda.” There’s only one problem: the Hill never said that. It came from Markey’s own ad, which was the basis for the Hill ‘s story. Therefore, | Read More »
If You Haven’t Heard Of Volkalize, You’re Seriously Missing Out!
If you haven’t checked out Volkalize, you’re seriously missing out on an ongoing discussion relating to politics and current events. The site, which is the brainchild of 23-year-old Jordan Bosstick, seeks to become the mecca of discussion concerning trending topics in the news. It offers a neutral ground for anyone to voice their opinions without catching the flak within their current media circles. The site went | Read More »
Tags: "federal spending"
, 2012 election
, 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Constitutional Law
, Social Media
The Hidden Tax of the Regulatory State
Many of us in the Tea Party have focused intensely on the cost of big government to the federal budget. Undoubtedly, this cost will be born directly by future taxpayers in the form of more taxes, higher interest payments on debt, and less economic growth. While we must continue hammering home this point, we must also understand that many Americans still fail to connect the | Read More »
Markey’s Tax Fetish
Ed Markey has a tax fetish. It’s a serious problem. He voted 271 times for tax increases as a congressman, and in a time where more small business are firing than hiring, he’s sure to continue that trend on a national level. Keeping the tradition as a New England liberal, Markey has yet to find a tax increase he doesn’t like.
Tags: "federal spending"
, Ed Markey
Welfare, opportunity, and assimilation
Every participant in the immigration debate agrees on the importance of assimilation. (In public, anyway. Privately, I suspect some of the open-borders folks could not care less about it, or are actively hostile to it. But everyone says they hope immigrants assimilate and become fully invested, patriotic American citizens.) What is the best way to encourage assimilation? It’s not an individual process that can be applied to specific | Read More »
Pre-Exisiting Condition Insurance Plan Is Going Broke
Well, half the country saw this coming. A cornerstone initiative within our new trillion dollar new health care entitlement program, which doesn’t address rising costs, is going broke. Yet, another example of Obama’s failed domestic agenda. We have another example of how liberalism fails – and another example why government should do things piecemeal. According to the Associated Press today: State officials say thousands of people with medical | Read More »
The Successful Failure That Is OPEC
OPEC and the dynamics of cartel economics were discussed last Thursday at the Cato Institute. A new study releasedby Andrew P. Morriss & Roger E. Meiners of Securing America’s Future Energy shows that OPEC is sloppy, unstable, but – at times – successful in raising oil prices much to the chagrin of the rest of the world. At the same time, OPEC been known to crash the market, | Read More »
Gays, guns, other distractions from Obama economy, Boston and Benghazi
Contrary to popular mainstream (liberal Democrat) media opinion, we are still waiting for an economic recovery and the first openly gay male player still active in the NBA, NFL and MLB. But Mike, over 100,000 jobs were “created” last month and Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards “came out.” If only the same number of jobs existing before the new jobs were created, still existed. | Read More »
, Boston Marathon Bombing
, gay rights
, Gun control
, Hillary Clinton
, Jason Collins
, Sandy Hook
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 39: Recent History Repeating Itself, and Liberals Making the Case for Polygamy After Same-sex Marriage
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. The housing bubble, anyone remember it? That’s when people who would not have otherwise been able to get credit to buy a house were given it anyway because the government pressured banks to do it. Everybody gets a home, and if you’re against this policy, you clearly hate the poor. | Read More »
The Sordid History of Ed Markey
Democratic Congressman Ed Markey won his party’s primary to fill John Kerry’s vacant seat, but there’s a few things you should know about him. First, he ran for congress in 1976 on a platform against the court-ordered busing of Boston’s schools. At the time, the public schools in Boston were ordered to desegregate, and white and black students were forcibly bused to each others districts – which | Read More »
Is Our Divergent Market About to Crash?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the divergence between a rising market and stumbling economy, what history tells us about what may happen next and if we are forever stuck in a zero interest world.
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A Non-Ethics Problem With The Gang Of 8 Bill: It Won’t Work.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Oh Good. We have Comprehensive Immigration Reform being set before the US Senate. It’s the brainchild of a Gang of 8. Perhaps I can be forgiven for wondering if that means this bill will be twice as odious as the intellectual deep thoughts of Mao Tse Tung’s Gang of Four.
Now I understand that this was catty and mean, but I’m just getting really tired of these comprehensive master plans from the desks of our elected mental midgets. Attempting to do everything at once with regards to a difficult, complex issue leads us to the type of legislation where you have to pass it first to find out what’s in it. That, I fear is what will happen with the latest Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal.
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So, When Will The ABC, NBC, and CBS Report on Obamacare?
As the Big Three –NBC, ABC, and CBS – continue to engage in, to borrow a George Will term, journalistic malpractice over Obamacare’s adverse effects on the economy, they probably missed the development concerning some Democrats, who’ve started to chip away at portions of the bill. Some labor unions are calling for full repeal, and Democratic senators are trying to excise the medical devices tax | Read More »
President Obama’s “Little Bit More”
In preparation for a talk to a group of financial people, I had to put together some numbers regarding President Obama’s “little bit more” that he has asked “the wealthiest among us” to pay. So I calculated the additional federal income taxes a high earner will pay in 2013 vs what one would have paid on the same income for 2012, The increases are caused | Read More »