BP spills, Feds burn off American employers
Just six months ago I felt extremely blessed to be employed as we emerged from what will hopefully be the worst recession we face in our lifetime. I was inspired when I heard the president say in his state of the union address that his number one priority for 2010 would be jobs. Now I am disappointed that Washington seems to think my job doesn’t | Read More »
Rasmussen: 9% of USA in coma.
I’m frankly impressed that Rasmussen was able to poll them anyway on tax policy. I’ve known for a while that pollsters would dearly love to be able to bypass the brain’s censor circuits and find out what the American voter really thinks; I’m just mildly surprised that research along those lines has paid off so early. Then again, if you’re in a coma you probably | Read More »
Your money? The government’s “income”
There was an interesting comment made on the floor of the United States Senate yesterday. I first noticed in from Senator Jim DeMint’s twitter feed. DeMint tweeted, “Sen. Dorgan just said a vote for tax cuts is a vote to ‘reduce this country’s income. To Democrats, it’s the government’s money. Not yours.” Really? I mean it wouldn’t surprise me, but we rarely hear the Democrats | Read More »
Today in Washington – July 20, 2010
President Obama’s popularity is going down fast. According to Gallup, the President is especially unpopular in Wyoming (29%), Utah (34%), West Virginia (34%), Idaho (34%), Oklahoma (37%), Alaska (38%), Montana (38%), Arkansas (40%), Kentucky (40%), Tennessee (41%), New Hampshire (41%), Alabama (41%), and Missouri (41%). If you are running for House or Senate in any of these states, it may be time to start running | Read More »
Tags: Carte Goodwin
, Haley Barbour
, Mike Huckabee
, Mitt Romney
, Obama Tax Increases
, Robert Gibbs
, Sarah Palin
, Tim Pawlenty
WH: Individual mandate now a tax.
Democrats, administration apologists hardest hit. (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) If you are surprised at this… [deep breath] well. You should not be. When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to | Read More »
Democrats Want to Tax Your ATM Withdrawals
You remember Lanny Davis, right? He’s the nice guy you sometimes get confused with Leon Panetta because they both worked for Clinton and their names both start with “L”. But when Davis speaks and floats ideas, it is more than just your run of the mill Washington personality floating an idea. When Lanny Davis drops an op-ed, there tends to be more to it. So | Read More »
Inspiration for Obamanomics: Wimpy
At Tuesday’s Republican Leadership press conference, I said the following: “When I hear the President and Speaker Pelosi talking about budgets, it reminds me of a character from Popeye’s cartoon, Wimpy. He always said, ‘I’ll gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today’…. The ‘Wimpy philosophy’ toward budgeting has resulted in a wimpy economic recovery.” You can watch the full video and read a transcript | 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.
Don’t Mess with Christie
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wasted no time yesterday in vetoing two tax increases passed by the Democratic legislature. Christie signed his disapproval of the measures reinstating an expired surcharge on “millionaires” almost before the ink was even dry on their pages. Video here. State Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is also a private sector union boss, let his thuggish ways show just a bit | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Deficit
There was a USA Today story the other day that taxes in the United States are ridiculously low now. The basic gist of the story, pushed by leftwing groups who want everyone to bow down and face Washington for its “gifts” — never mind that it is your money to begin with — is that there is no conceivable way anybody in their right mind | Read More »
Pennsylvania Outsleazes the Bill Collector
The state of Pennsylvania has a new commercial out for those who haven’t paid their taxes yet. Just tell me this doesn’t creep you out a little. Now, I don’t doubt for a minute that “Tom” is a fictitious person. However, if he were not, the state of Pennsylvania just used tactics that debt collectors have been barred from using for over 30 years now | Read More »
Time for change – in both Washingtons
This year, Americans will have an historic opportunity to “break up” with the Washington insiders and career politicians who have wrested control of our government and hijacked our institutions and democratic processes.One such figure is Sen. Patty Murray, the fourth-ranking member of Democrat leadership in the Senate. Sen. Murray was first elected to the Senate by the good people of my state, Washington, back in | Read More »