National Security Hangs in the Balance As The Pentagon Braces for Sequestration
On Wednesday, the House passed the “No Budget, No Pay Bill” which will temporarily suspend the nation’s debt ceiling until May 19th. Included in the measure is a provision that would withhold congressional pay after April 15th and extend until Congress passes a budget. During a press conference, in the middle of the House vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate would take | Read More »
Most Americans Seem Okay with Raising Taxes as Long as it’s Not Their Taxes
There seems to be a growing sentiment in the population that taxes are okay. The thought of raising taxes on the rich is arguably one of the primary reasons President Obama won re-election. Today’s America tends to accept an anti-business, semi-socialist mentality of redistribution of wealth in a way that is truly terrifying. Buzzwords like “fair share” filled the campaign and apparently made sense to | Read More »
The 8-plank bridge uniting “FiCons” and “SoCons”?
A quick 8-point formulation that FiCons and SoCons may be able to agree on.
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Back of the class: Washington Governor Gregoire gets “F” on fiscal report card
Adding to a nagging “what if” scenario that Washington voters can mull over when they mark their ballots in the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and two-time gubernatorial vote-winner Dino Rossi, Gov. Chris Gregoire (D-Wash.) finally got something she deserves. On the Cato Institute’s biennial report card to all U.S. governors on their handling of fiscal matters, Gregoire ranks in the bottom | Read More »
It’s more than the economy, stupid.
Every poll on voter sentiment is saying the same thing – the principal concern for the electorate going into the 2010 election is the state of the economy and government’s relationship to it. Far and away, the economy is the biggest issuethe vast majority of voters would see the next Congress tackle with priority and competence. And conservative candidates are rightly putting attention and emphasis tothe application of well | Read More »
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Stimulus – good for zero now, another recession later
With the worse than expected employment situation numbers released yesterday (July 2) some of the talking heads are calling for a second round of stimulus spending to kick start the economy. Others such as economist Steve Moore were calling for the suspension for some defined period of time of the personal and corporate income tax. It should go without saying that I tend to favor | Read More »
Remember when conservatives were winning?
Remember when conservatives were conservatives? In the Reagan years, the time of the only conservative American president in the modern era, one was a conservative, not a fiscon, neocon, socon, paleocon or any other kind of con. In fact, “con” was used by liberals as a term of contempt for conservatives, never by conservatives in self-reference. How times have changed. Some of the issues Ronald | Read More »
A Different Attempt at a Civil Discussion of the Social Issues
Staunch_Libertarian wrote a post earlier that attempted to discuss, in a civil fashion, social issues and the conservative movement. However, the attempt got off to a shaky start, when s/he stated: The three-legged stool is falling apart, and in my opinion the social conservatives are the most divisive leg. I wish to do two things here. One, I want to articulate why I don’t think | Read More »
Fearing for Sarah Pallin
Oprah,Madonna,Sarah Bernhardt, Bill Maher, Joy Behar, And Alec Baldwin have publicly proclaimed there love and support for Obama. They believe he his Jesus Christ and have robbed Jesus of his title “The Messiah” Louis Pharacon also announced he is the real one and only “Messiah” Christians know who the real Messiah is. Obama followers are now living in the veil of deceit they know not | Read More »