Wage Compression & Job Losses: The Crushing Impact Of A 24% Minimum Wage Hike
To be clear, Obama and the Democrats know precisely what they are doing. It’s not about doing what makes good common sense. Rather, Obama and the Democrats’ push to raise the minimum wage is all about politics.
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Nancy Pelosi thinks a pay cut is below her ‘dignity.’
And this is why Nancy Pelosi will STAY House Minority Leader. It’s because of incredibly tin-eared statements like this. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs. “I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi comes out strongly for… limiting federal court jurisdiction over the states?
No, really: when asked a question about the debt ceiling/so-called “fiscal cliff” today Nancy Pelosi decided to respond by talking about how she was on the side of the Eleventh Amendment. For those of you who need reminding, that’s the one that limits the ability of federal courts to permit private citizens in one state from suing other states as a whole (they can still | Read More »
Who needs a muted, irrelevant President?
As conservatives, we know why we don’t want President Barack Obama in the White House. He is leading this country in the wrong direction. But his completely empty convention speech, when combined two moments described in Bob Woodward’s new book, gave us another prong of attack that is potentially much more devastating. He simply is irrelevant now. Nancy Pelosi put him on mute and Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kicked Obama out of a meeting he called in the White House.
So here’s the argument. President Obama may be bad. But he’s worse than bad. He’s irrelevant. It is time to elect someone with a vision and a capacity to actually solve — or at least contribute to solutions — to today’s problems. Obama’s convention speech, allergic to any specifics, and nothing more than a recitation of progressive goals and values rather than specific policies to get people there, shows that he will continue to be the irrelevant man in the room if re-elected. Who needs a man who brings nothing to the table other than speechifying, no matter how inspiring it may be to some?
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Proposed ‘Pelosi Provision’ of the STOCK Act unveiled yesterday.
The STOCK Act – which is short for the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act; honestly, I wish that they’d stop coming up with cute names for these. This particular one is not really obnoxious, but some of them have really reached for the acronym – started to get really pushed through last year, once it came out that Members of Congress, including then-Speaker of | Read More »
Did a Former Nancy Pelosi Aide Screw Up the Komen Decision? Ogilvy Public Relations Should Explain.
Judd Legum at Think Progress did what appears to be a pre-emptive strike against former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer claiming that Fleisher was “secretly involved” in the Susan G. Komen Foundations‘ strategy on planned parenthood. In fact, according to people I’ve spoken to who are aware of the decision making processes at Komen, Fleischer had nothing to do with Komen’s strategy or | Read More »
#SOTU Recap: SSDD (Or, Something Sounded Familiar)
Listening to Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech last night was like listening to just about every one of his SOTU speeches… Actually, with the exception of Obama’s promise to sign a law making Congressional insider trading illegal [Martha Stewart may have some resort recommendations for Nancy Pelosi], listening to Obama’s SOTU speech really was listening to his other speeches, as this RNC video | Read More »
Pelosi Backpedals on #Occupy Movement
Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s penchant for hypocritical hyperbole is once again manifesting itself. Her latest example is regarding the #Occupy movement. Just a few short months ago, before the #Occupy movement exposed itself as a bunch of entitlement-driven neo-Communist criminals, Pelosi (and other Democrats) wholly embraced the squatters’ rag-tag movement. This was Pelosi then: Despite the fact that unions are now funding, coordinating, aiding and abetting | Read More »
Ohio redistricting referendum fails to make the ballot. [UPDATED]
[UPDATE: I've had folks note that the original map is not quite the same as the final, approved map. There's been some tweaking of districts; not enough to particularly change any of the practical results found below, but enough to be noteworthy. Fair enough.] I was over at Larry Sabato’s site today* and I came across this report that an attempt to referendum the Ohio | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi and David Axelrod Open Their Mouths and We Make It Too Complex
I don’t want to offend any of my friends or colleagues, all of whom I have a great deal of respect for, who are positing various theories on why Nancy Pelosi or David Axelrod are saying things about Romney or Newt. Everyone seems intend on making it a conspiracy or about reverse psychology or something. I don’t see it that way. I am perfectly happy | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi retreating from insinuations of new dirt on Newt Gingrich.
For those who missed it: Last Friday Nancy Pelosi told Talking Points Memo that she had all sorts of investigative dirt available on current GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich. Specifically, “I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.” So… | Read More »
Ohio ObamaCare Vote is a Perfect Illustration of Pelosi’s Radically Out-of-Touch Mental State
From the diaries by Erick So, this morning, were the lead stories on television that Nancy Pelosi, whose belittling and famous “Are you serious? Are you serious?” response to being asked about the challenge to the ObamaCare individual mandate, was the perfect illustration of her radical and out-of-touch mental state — and that she is as out of touch as former President Bush was when | Read More »
On Violence, Death Threats & Feces, Unions Pass Their Trade Secrets On To #OWS
On September 17th, when the #OccupyWallSt movement took over Zuccotti Park, one of New York’s finest summed it up when he said, “these are the protesters no one else wants–they’re the worst of worst.“ Since then, however, Democrats, the Obama administration and, especially, unions have all put their support behind the #OccupyMovement depsite (as noted previously) the multiple rapes, the assaults and drug dealing, open sex, public masturbation, anti-American rants, | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Congratulates Mitch McConnell on His ‘Pontius Pilate Act’. Seriously.
If it weren’t bad enough that Harry Reid is trying to make Mitch McConnell‘s ‘Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011″ acceptable to Republicans, you might want to consider that Nancy Pelosi congratulated Mitch McConnell on a job well done. Not kidding. Stephen F. Hayes, who my wife says is the best looking guy on Bret Baier’s panel other than Bret (yeah, I have | Read More »
Overheard In The Halls Of Congress
Cross-Posted: TobyToons (Conservative Political Cartoons)