How Do You Like Me Now?
While scanning the Internet, I came across an interesting article on AlterNet- a Leftist outlet- entitled “50 Reasons You Despised George W. Bush’s Presidency.” (Just go to alternet and type in that headline) It is an interesting bit of recent history made all the more interesting by the administration of “president” Barack Obama. Without being an apologist for the Bush Administration: 1. Bush stole | Read More »
The Left Goes Brazen
There are three recent events among the Left which have caught this writer’s eye and ear. The first is the apparent open embrace of Marxism. Much of this centers around the so-called “one of the top books of this century:” Thomas Picketty’s “Wealth in the Twenty-First Century.” By any other name, this 700 page tome of convoluted and twisted statistics and commentary is nothing but | Read More »
A rising stock market does not lift Obama’s poll numbers
Every now and then, the media will scratch its head and wonder why President Obama’s poll numbers are so awful, when there’s good economic news he should be benefiting from. This almost invariably refers to the stock market, the lone bright spot of the long non-recovery we’ve been slogging through for the past five years. The latest befuddlement over Obama’s inability to benefit from market | Read More »
The Simple Truth of Tax Policy
One of the ephemeral trends in Washington policy circles these days is for members of Congress to craft their own draft plans for tax reforms in anticipation of a wholesale reform effort in the coming years. It’s good that members are discussing reforming our antiquated and anti-growth tax code. However, conservative members must not fall into the trap of adopting some anti-conservative premises when crafting | Read More »
If you were thinking the great “income inequality” crusade was a veiled effort to bring back Marxism, you’re dead wrong. It’s not veiled at all. The Left’s academic brigades are giddy with delight that a modified version of Marxist theory is gaining purchase among Western politicians, who of course are themselves very happy to embrace a philosophy that serves as the gateway to unlimited power. Marx | Read More »
Solving the Income Inequality Conundrum
In a previous entry, I noted how liberal commentators and “experts” like Paul Krugman jumped on Paul Ryan for comments he had made regarding a culture of dependency that had developed among the poorer elements of society. Naturally, in typical racist fashion, these liberals jumped on the comments and accused him of racism as if poverty is somehow intrinsic to minorities- a racist liberal assumption | Read More »
That Old Time Class Warfare
This is an article I have been meaning to pen for some time now although I doubt one article will do it, so we’ll see. It involves that “great defining issue of our time” according to Obama- income inequality. Actually, the idea first entered my conscience after reading Alan Greenspan’s “The Age of Turbulence.” In that book, Greenspan warned somewhat about the growing economic disparity | Read More »
The Bob Corker v. UAW Showdown in Tennessee
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the UAW’s efforts to unionize a VW plant in Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker’s 11th hour bombshell and why the left will never support the solution to income inequality.
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“His Majesty” Obama’s Perverted Social Justice
America meet “Obama’s social justice or better yet social injustice” a robin hood philosophy that circumvents the laws of our land attacking our freedoms and rights. In the past five years, Obama has sold us a pig in a poke wrapped up in pretty ribbon with all of the Liberal bells and whistles. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that our beautiful America | Read More »
Daniel Garza Discusses Obamacare’s Impact on Hispanics
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Daniel Garza to discuss Obamacare’s impact on the Hispanic community, why the Obama Administration’s policy have hurt the American Dream and what impact hispanics can have on the 2014 elections.
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Thinking About the Minimum Wage Outside the Box
In the past, I have written about the minimum wage, especially as it applied to a referendum in New Jersey in 2013 which the voters stupidly approved. Personally, I have nothing against a minimum wage per se, but in the case of New Jersey, they not only increased it starting in 2014, but then they linked future increases to the CPI. Then to make matters | Read More »
A nation of criminals
As expected, one of the big themes for President Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “income inequality.” Those of you who were expecting the big “ObamaCare: What Was I Thinking?” speech will have to contain your disappointment. You’ll have plenty to discuss with Linus when you’re camped out in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear next fall. Of course Barack Obama | Read More »
Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
From each according to their ability to each according to their need was the hollow promise of the Soviet Union. It was long known to be merely the cover for a ruthless Communist Party that pretended to build a worker’s paradise while in fact enslaving a nation for its own gain. Today this infamous lie has been resurrected in America as the war against income | Read More »
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, Equality of Outcome
, Federal Reserve
, income inequality
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, progressive tax
, socialist agenda
, Wealth redistribution
Is ‘Income Inequality’ the Democrats and Obama’s new ‘War on Women’ for 2014?
As a long-time loyal Republican and “political observer” I marvel at the ability of President Obama and his Democrat Party message machine to concoct or resurrect wedge issues that are captured in catchy phrases and used to successfully polarize the nation. The phrase is then turned into fundraising gold, ground up into red meat to feed base Democrat voter groups, used to demonize Republicans, positioned to | Read More »
The War on Misfortune
It’s always wise to assume the worst when you hear politicians declaring war on a vague notion, such as “inequality.” Inequality is replacing “injustice” as the eternal socialist crusade of choice. “Injustice” had too many connotations of actual law enforcement – something the Left generally dislikes. They really hated it when their quest for cosmic, redistributive “social justice” was conflated with the mundane business of | Read More »