Big Government once again turns on its Little Partners
I’m going to use a loaded word in this post, so I want to get it out of the way right up front. That word is fascism. We all know it’s bad – just about the worst thing a government can become, although I can think of a few million victims of communism who might argue the point, if we could use a Ouija board to | Read More »
Deconstructing the American Dream
I sat down this morning to write about teachers and bridges, about motivation and inspiration. Upon rereading the President’s Roanoke remarks, however, my focus shifted away from my planned topic of entrepreneurial outrage (“You didn’t build that!”). Reading deeper, a more alarming theme emerged: Now, we don’t need more top-down economics. I’ve got a different view. I believe that the way you grow the economy | Read More »
Top Ten Reasons To End The Export-Import Bank
Corporate Welfare and Crony Capitalism are the two phrases that come to mine when a free market conservative hears talk of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. According to The Hill, it looks like the House will take up a Export-Import bank reauthorization, including a massive $40 billion increase in loan authority, as early as next week. A draft deal negotiated by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Minority Whip | Read More »
Budgets Force Choices.
“A budget is values,” says Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former head of the Congressional Budget Office and an adviser to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “When you put together a budget, you display where you’re going to put the nation’s resources and what you care about.” (HT:Washingtonexaminer) Something went wrong with the universe after the Puerto Rican GOP Primary. Mitt Romney not only made an accidental relevant | Read More »
Intentional or Not, Pat Toomey Shows America the Democrats Care Nothing for Our National Security
It is one of the quintessential pillars of the Republican Party — no new taxes. George H. W. Bush got thrown out of office for violating that pledge. But Pat Toomey, Senator of Pennsylvania, is proposing new taxes. He’s proposing $300 billion in new taxes, largely through restructuring and simplifying the tax code. But they are new taxes. So we have the GOP willing to | Read More »
Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn share a smaller pie.
I’m not… appalled: this is minority-party business, and as such is not likely to interfere with the real business of the House anyway. But… wow. Just… wow. They’re going to short-circuit the looming Hoyer/Clyburn Minority Whip fight by giving Clyburn an extra-special new #3 position, just for him! No word on the duties, privileges, job description, or even the name of said position (I suggest | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC, Indecency, Google, Free Press
Good evening. I’ll get started on tonight’s overview right away by taking a look at Free Press, and some new information pertaining to that neo-Marxist organization dug up by Big Government. Specifically, when co-founder Robert McChesney isn’t dreaming of a total government takeover of all the media in America, creating a “media reform” of single-payer, state-controlled news nationwide, he’s defending Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Why? | Read More »
, Andrew McLaughlin
, deem and pass
, Fox v FCC
, Free Press
, Hugo Chavez
, Lee Bollinger
, Media Reform
, Neo Marxists
, Net Neutrality
, Robert McChesney
, Steny Hoyer
, The Science is Settled
, Title II
, Title II Reclassification
, Wall Street Journal
Today in Washington – July 14, 2010
Thank you President Obama. We couldn’t have done it without you. The Conservative movement is back and strong as ever. Liberals and Progressives are in tears. Keep up the good work, Mr. President. More on this issue below the fold. The House will vote on H.R. 1722, the Telework Improvements Act, and 6 suspension bills. The Senate is scheduled to continue work on H.R. 5297, TARP, Jr., and | Read More »
Steny’s groundwork on raising taxes.
Quick: what does a video like this signify? Yup, it’s a helpful warning that you’re about to be reminded that you shouldn’t believe Democratic politicians when they promise to not raise your taxes.
Today in Washington – June 22, 2010
Conservatives and libertarians in Washington are buzzing about Thomas Sowell’s Op Ed in Investor’s Business Daily titled “Is U.S. Now on Slippery Slope to Tyranny?“ These are trying times for Americans who treasure the idea of small government. Many share the concern of Sowell that the damage being done by this Administration and Congress in expanding the size and scope of the federal government, can’t be undone | Read More »
And now, a little screaming from Steny Hoyer.
He’s finally noticed that the hull’s full of iceberg, so it’s time to get those deckchairs rearranged: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said during a Wednesday morning meeting with committee chairmen that he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) intended to hold them to a Friday deadline to submit detailed lists of duplicative and wasteful programs that can be eliminated from the $3 trillion budget. | Read More »
Out: Flag Pins. In: Demagogue Bracelets
Capping off a week wherein Democrats in Congress cheered and gave standing ovations to a foreign leader denigrating our country from our own house floor and the head of ICE said he won’t do his job because Arizona is yucky, now comes denigration jewelry! From Hot Air (emphasis Allah’s): As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through | Read More »
Steny Hoyer Gives the Democrats a Headache
Steny Hoyer is causing a conversation he does not want to really have. In trying to turn up the political rhetoric on terrorism, Hoyer, the House Majority Leader, said, ““We’re tough on terrorists, that’s our policy, that’s our performance and in fact we’ve been more successful.” Really? Let’s look at the headlines.