Our “moral superiors” in Congress, almost all Democrats and some Republicans, passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act last year; in the House, 70 Republicans joined all but 8 Democrats to vote for this drek (Senator-elect John Boozman, as the congressman of Arkansas’ 3rd district, voted against it, as did the soon-to-be Speaker John Boehner; good for them); in the Senate, the only | Read More »
40 Republicans May Be a Temporary Blessing
Yesterday, Byron York had an interesting piece over at the Washington Examiner entitled “Republicans deserve blame for Democratic excesses.” In it, he makes the somewhat obvious but important-to-be-said point that Republicans made their own bed. Had Republicans not been so terrible in so many ways during their reign, and in particular, toward its end, then they might have saved a seat or two in the | Read More »
Stopping more Tax Hikes on the poor in Florida.
This ad comes from Grover Norquist’s Americans For Tax Reform, and it’s aimed squarely at the Florida legislature’s attempt to emulate the Obama administration’s recent lower-class tax hike: The argument here is actually very simple: cigarette taxes are in fact taxes, not ‘user fees’ or any other kind of bureaucratic nonsense. People like to pretend otherwise because it’s easier to pass something that’s not called | Read More »