Obama’s Triangulation Over Exaggeration

    Judging by the media’s reaction when Bill Clinton made his return to help Obama with his tax cut fight with fellow Democrats we might as well start the parade for the president’s reelection victory. Or perhaps given the media’s reaction Bill Clinton returned to announce he would be taking Obama’s place as president and serving a third term. The headlines read: “Obama seeks Clinton’s Help | Read More »

    Standby… Voter Rage Will Continue Momentarily.

    The DeMarxists are flipping out over what they see as Obama’s sell out to the Republicans. Some are threatening a primary challenge… others are less reactionary, but still bitterly critical of their erstwhile Anointed One. Mary Landrieu – Not as friendly with Obama as in this 2009 photo. Obama got nowhere with his mealy-mouthed assurances, saying these ‘tax cuts’ for the rich would not stand… | Read More »

    Taxes To Remain At Present Level.

    Obama got rolled. He even sweetened the deal for Conservative Republicans with a proposed 2.5% reduction in withholding for the next year. What’s most important though is that American business can take a deep breath and at least look forward to two years of certainty. Maybe the engine of small business can generate a few jobs. It means that we’ll have this fight to do | Read More »

    35% for Death is Still Confiscation

    John Kyl is proud of his compromise with Obama that has resulted in an agreement to extend all of the Bush tax cuts until the next election, except for the death tax.  Those who are content with the death tax compromise are remembering the time when 55% of anything over $1 million was taxed upon death.  They therefore are praising the new rate of 35% | Read More »

    Spare Us The Self-Righteous Tax Talk

    With only days remaining to decide the fate of next year’s tax code, Democrats are torn between reluctantly siding with their Republican counterparts or standing firm with the core progressive principles that have recently resulted in their November “shellacking”. The White House’s take on this is that the revenue generated from the higher income earners will be “spent” on tax breaks for the middle class.  | Read More »

    Another punch to the gut of Keynesian economic “stimulus”

    I’m no economist, nor do I play one on TV. However, the argument about Keynesian vs. supply-side economic stimulus has fascinated me since the Good Ship Obama sailed in January. To free-marketeers and small-government adherents like myself, it seems intuitively obvious that reducing the taxes be handed over the government, allowing Americans to keep more of their own money, and reducing the amount that DC | Read More »

    Another punch to the gut of Keynesian economic “stimulus”

    I’m no economist, nor do I play one on TV. However, the argument about Keynesian vs. supply-side economic stimulus has fascinated me since the Good Ship Obama sailed in January. To free-marketeers and small-government adherents like myself, it seems intuitively obvious that reducing the taxes be handed over the government, allowing Americans to keep more of their own money, and reducing the amount that DC | Read More »

    No compromise.

    I have grown weary of hearing the calls for bi-partisanship.  The calls for “reaching across the aisle” and “bucking your party.”  And yes, I’m even tired of that sacred word that hushes the most stubborn of partisans: Compromise.  Compromise in terms of leadership or lack thereof.  Compromise with ulterior motives and double-speak.  Compromise that hurts our country, indeed our world. To some this is counter-intuitive | Read More »

    No compromise.

    I have grown weary of hearing the calls for bi-partisanship.  The calls for “reaching across the aisle” and “bucking your party.”  And yes, I’m even tired of that sacred word that hushes the most stubborn of partisans: Compromise.  Compromise in terms of leadership or lack thereof.  Compromise with ulterior motives and double-speak.  Compromise that hurts our country, indeed our world. To some this is counter-intuitive | Read More »

    Today in Washington – December 2, 2010

    Keeping taxes low is finally front and center on the Congressional agenda.  Today, Democrats in the House are pushing for a vote Obama version of limited tax relief for American families making under $250,000 and individuals making under $200,000.  Republicans in Congress are pledging to fight for tax cuts for job creators making more than that amount and retention of lower rates on capital gains, dividends and the | Read More »

    Today in Washington – December 2, 2010

    Keeping taxes low is finally front and center on the Congressional agenda.  Today, Democrats in the House are pushing for a vote Obama version of limited tax relief for American families making under $250,000 and individuals making under $200,000.  Republicans in Congress are pledging to fight for tax cuts for job creators making more than that amount and retention of lower rates on capital gains, dividends and the | Read More »

    Senate GOP Sells Out National Security for Tax Cuts

    Let’s be honest, there are many sexy issues in politics these day. The START Treaty is not one of them.No one other than Barack Obama and the Kremlin care about START.But we should. We should also care that the Senate GOP, thanks to the “skillful” negotiations of Jon Kyl (R-AZ), have decided to sell us down the river to Moscow in order to temporarily avoid | Read More »

    Senate GOP Sells Out National Security for Tax Cuts

    Let’s be honest, there are many sexy issues in politics these day. The START Treaty is not one of them.No one other than Barack Obama and the Kremlin care about START.But we should. We should also care that the Senate GOP, thanks to the “skillful” negotiations of Jon Kyl (R-AZ), have decided to sell us down the river to Moscow in order to temporarily avoid | Read More »

    Today in Washington – December 1, 2010

    The President met with Congressional Leaders yesterday at the White House.  A path forward seemed to emerge on extending tax cuts for all Americans and the appropriations work for the year.  The problem with the outline of the deal vetted yesterday, is that the extension of tax cuts for 2 or 3 more years may come at too high of a price for conservatives.  The Senate | Read More »

    Today in Washington – December 1, 2010

    The President met with Congressional Leaders yesterday at the White House.  A path forward seemed to emerge on extending tax cuts for all Americans and the appropriations work for the year.  The problem with the outline of the deal vetted yesterday, is that the extension of tax cuts for 2 or 3 more years may come at too high of a price for conservatives.  The Senate | Read More »