Absolute power corrupts comprehensively
Everyone knows Lord Acton’s warning about how “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It also has a way of corrupting comprehensively. Somehow the generations that grew up reciting Acton got the idea that if power is dispersed among many people, rather than being vested in a single monarch or dictator, corruption can be minimized. We are in the middle of a long | Read More »
Louisiana should dispense of Senator Indispensable
Indispensable (adj) 1: not subject to being set aside or neglected 2: absolutely necessary : essential I truly believe that Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has reached a level of self-centeredness that would make even the Narcissist-in-Chief sitting in the White House proud. As she was preparing last April for her 4th senate term in a state significantly more conservative and Republican then when she won | Read More »
Under ObamaCare Scheme, Union Bosses Win While Workers And Taxpayers Lose
Back in 2009, when union bosses and their Democrat minions in Congress rushed through passage of the so-called Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), it was ‘d*mn the consequences! We need to pass ‘healthcare for all NOW!’ However, while union bosses claimed a victory, their members are now learning the hard lesson that their union bosses’ actions have consequences—intended and unintended. Worse, while workers are suffering | Read More »
The immediate dividends of Cantor’s defeat
Over at Talking Points Memo, their “senior congressional reporter,” a guy named Sahil Kapur, bemoans Eric Cantor’s loss. This has to be taken with a grain of salt as Kapur was one of the “journalists” who criticized Matt Drudge for reporting he’d paid Obamacare taxes. For the sake of argument, we’ll assume that Kapur knows more about Congress than he does about economics or tax | Read More »
GOP Gov. Kasich: Job Growth, Big Government are “Two Wings of a Bird”
Ohio Governor John Kasich fleshed out his vision of big-government Republicanism during a June 16 speech at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
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Mike Pence’s Medicaid Expansion Boondoggle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Kristina Ribali to discuss Mike Pence’s “Healthy Indiana” plan, why it’s really Medicaid expansion and the reason’s it is nothing like an HSA.
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Obama is now truly a 2nd term president
A recent Gallup poll now shows for the first time ever, a majority of Americans view Obama unfavorably as a person. His favorability has dipped below 50 before (like during the healthcare.gov website blowup), but never has his unfavorability drifted over 50%. His job approval also from Gallup is -13 points (specifically 41-54 positive). RealClearPolitics daily average has him at negative 11 point slide. Typically a 2nd | Read More »
Why the GOP needs to modernize, not moderate their positions
To those in the GOP saying we need to become more moderate, or which really means more liberal, I say this; no. The GOP does not need to become more moderate, in fact, it’s the exact opposite.
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, John McCain
, Limited Government
, Rand Paul
Dr. Ben Carson’s alternative to Obamacare – Part Two
In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don’t, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter—Bobby Jindal’s proposal for example—there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it | Read More »
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, 2016 election
, dr. ben carson
Obama Administration Rules Mexico is Undermining, Circumventing Free Trade Deal
We are free traders. We want maximum exchange – with minimum government interference. Markets always work better the freer they are. Free from all but the barest necessity laws and regulations, and the least taxes possible – up to and including none at all…. “Trade Wars” actually aren’t about trade – they are about government trade policy. If peoples are trading freely, there isn’t a | Read More »
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, Department of Agriculture
, farm bill
, farm law
, farm policy
, food stamps
, tax day
Colorado Democrats approve $13 million dollar rate hike to keep Obamacare exchange going.
Every time I sit down to write a story about a state Obamacare exchange I always seem to end up at the part where the whole thing is like throwing money into a hole.
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#Obamacare causing MORE Medicaid recipients to use emergency rooms.
More Medicaid means more emergency room visits. …In accordance with the prophecy.
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Will Democrats have an Iraq moment with Obamacare?
As Obamacare continues dodding around and falling apart, I have to ask this question: When will Democrats (particularly those in red states) openly admit it was a huge mistake? Will Dems have an Iraq moment? Obviously not with far-left Dems, but will red state Dems ever admit mistake? You can only go so far before the consequences become face apparent and it denying it will only | Read More »
Mississippi runoff and South Carolina
Well last night I must say was very interesting. For awhile there, it looked like Chris McDaniel would outright beat Cochran, though I initially didn’t know that there’s a minimum 50% threshold to avoid a runoff. Anyhow, Cochran I’m more than happy to say is DOOMED. I’d more than happily U.S. Senator Chris McDaniel, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. For as big as | Read More »
RGA slams Hawaii’s state #obamacare exchange, Neil Abercrombie.
Mind you, both the state Obamacare exchange AND the governor deserve it. The state Obamacare exchange for not working, and the governor for contributing to the general lack of function. For those who missed the original story: Hawaii, like many other Democratic controlled states*, produced its own state exchange. And, like many other Democratic-controlled states, the exchange has crashed, burned, exploded, sunk below the waves, | Read More »