Barack Obama seeks socialist oversight of executive pay – bailout or not he wants control.
www.thepoliticalclass.com Barack Obama seeks socialist oversight of executive pay – including companies that did not take or need bailouts. The NY Times reports here. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a sweeping plan to overhaul financial regulation, government officials said. Is Barack Obama also | Read More »
The Nouveau Welfare Class
So I was at the grocery store last Friday, the 13th of March 2009, buying my weekly groceries. Shopping went normally. Grapes where running $1.49 a pound, so I picked up a small bag to add to my bananas for fruit for the week. Near the checkout, the 12 or less line was empty, but I passed by it to go to the normal amount | Read More »
How Obama Made A Grown Man Cry
Does anyone remember that old public service announcement with the Indian who looks over what has become of America and a tear rolls down his cheek? Like most Americans, I take great pride in the peaceful transfer of power from our elections. As the inaugural glittering generalities started to be replaced with a legislative policy, an oozy feeling took place in my stomach. Then President | Read More »
The Man Who Would Be King Starts to Bleed
Well, well, well. Now that Captain Cowpatty’s manure is starting to stink up the place and the American people have decided it is starting to smell a hell of a lot like socialism, his poll numbers are dropping.Polling data show that Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows | Read More »
Regulate, Bail Out, Nationalize: Is the energy industry in the cross hairs?
from: http://www.bitsytheblog.blogspot.com/ Regulate, Bail Out, Nationalize Is the energy industry in the cross hairs? One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.” —Ayn Rand, 1975 Despite the tanking | Read More »
Barack Obama and Gordon Brown: Surrounded by crisis, “opportunity.”
Cross posted to The Political Class. The Left is threatening our freedom by using the downturn to bolster the power of the state, says Janet Daley of the Telegraph: The story so far: some capitalists behaved very badly. While this was going on, the socialists didn’t ask questions because they were too busy spending the receipts that flowed from that behaviour. Now, the socialists – | Read More »
Moderates in the Taliban?
“There may be opportunities to reach out to moderates in the Taliban, but the situation in Afghanistan is more complicated than the challenges the American military faced in Iraq, Obama said.” The above quote from President Obama puzzles me. I don’t know that there are any “moderates” in the Taliban. What exactly constitutes a moderate? Is it someone that just wants to kill some of | Read More »
Obama shocked that reporter from NY Times asked him if he is a socialist – Obama too afraid to quack.
Note to the kool-aid drinking leftists out there. The NY Times reporter tried to jump in and save him.
“Is there anything wrong with saying, ‘Yes’?” a Times reporter pressed.
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Forget Socialism – Say Hello to Communism
There has been much talk in the media – especially the new media, about Obama and his administration leading us down the road to socialism. I say forget socialism – we are already at communism. Reading an article on AmericanThinker.com last week, (here) I was alerted to a pamphlet the Communist Party USA prepared for the 2008 election. If you actually have the guts to | Read More »
The Freedom To Dissent, Is Obama Trying To Kill It
Since taking office, Barack Obama has taken many actions which are in stark disagreement with a great deal of Americans. From economic to moral issues Obama has given executive orders and/or lobbied for and seen passed legislation that has created deficits that have surpassed every administration in our history and there is no end in sight. In speeches he has created gloom and doom scenarios | Read More »
Georgia’s Jim Marshall Going Soft on Illegal Aliens
Rick Goddard, the Republican Eighth Congressional District challenger from Georgia and Jim Marshall, the Democratic incumbent, articulated essentially the same views on illegal immigration during the recent election. One would not have known this from the attack ads that Congressman Marshall ran against Goddard, which claimed that Goddard was “soft” on illegals. It is difficult to understand how folks in the Eighth District could have bought | Read More »
Obama tries to kill charities
We are all aware that Barack Obama is on the path to move the USA towards his vision of a socialist paradise. Hidden in Obama’s budget proposal is another plan to raise taxes – but this time it’s being done on the backs of those who are trying to help the needy and unfortunate: charities. His budget proposal calls for reducing the deductibility of charitable | Read More »
The Tide Against Obama
I heard a joke the other day that goes like this. ” Obama, Biden, Pelosi and Reid were riding together in one car. They soon crossed a bridge over a rain swollen river. A flash flood hit, washing the bridge and the car over a waterfall. Who survived ? ” The answer and punchline to the joke is, “America.” After laughing and re-telling the story | Read More »
Obama Sets Out His Plan – “We,” Means Government
Government, government and more government. In an address before a joint session of Congress, Obama spelled out his plan for his first year in office. While not a true State of the Union Address since Obama has only been in office a little over one month, as with all new Presidents he used the opportunity to present the laundry list for a new administration. Throughout | Read More »
A Contrived Crisis? – You Decide
Through a series of supposedly random but arguably deliberate chain of events, America is poised to jettison 220 years of a free market system called capitalism, in favor of the tried and failed system of socialism. This writer, and others, are now starting to question how we reached this point.Last summer, as McCain and Obama were in the midst of their campaigns to capture the | Read More »