Dues Paid to Union Fat Cats Could Have Funded 265,447 Workers For A Year
Leftists and union supporters love to point to the salaries of corporate bosses and claim them an excess in order to goad regular people into fits of envy and hatred, stirring that class warfare that leftists love so much. But the folks at LaborUnionReport.com thought it might be interesting to turn the tables and calculate what could have been done with all that money were | Read More »
Tearful Emanuel Leaves WH Job, Says Obama Leads in ‘Toughest Times’ in History?
In the worst kept secret in D.C., White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel officially left his post in a tearful press conference on the morning of Oct. 10. Most of what Mr. Emanuel had to say was your normal, average, everyday puffery that a junior member of a team says when he is leaving his position. Emanuel’s thanks-for-the-memories address was all perfectly innocuous… except | Read More »
The Coming Staples Mausoleum/Stadium
Even as supporters claim they won’t need subsidies, it is more likely that L.A. is about to plunge itself forever into debt with a new stadium, the Staples Center. A look at just about any other convention center, or stadium in the country easily shows that these projects seldom pay for themselves as builders insist that they will do. Yet, every time you turn around | Read More »
New York’s Dede Scozzafava MUST Withdraw
In July liberal Republican DeDe Scozzafava was tapped by the 11 Republican county chairmen of New York’s 23rd Congressional District to run for the seat being vacated by John McHugh, who resigned to take Obama’s offer to become Secretary of the Army. The NY GOP made a huge mistake with this smoke-filled-room choice. Scozzafava has made a hash of this campaign and should withdraw her | Read More »
Dear RedState Fans, Adieu and Good Luck
As RedState.com moves into its more activist political phase, I find myself in the unenviable position of having to step off the proverbial train. RedState has been an important part of my daily writing routine, but as in all things, the end of the line has come. So, it’s time for me to move on to my own next phase so that I can put | Read More »
Congress is Taxation Without Representation
We are speeding headlong toward a time when our Congress will have become just like Mad King George’s Parliament, that body from which in 1776 the American colonists separated with the rallying cry of “no taxation without representation.” Our national government is fast becoming just as unrepresentative of the people as far off Briton was when we went to war to become the United States | Read More »
Is Dem. Arrogance Causing Pelosi Trouble on Healthcare?
The Hill newspaper is reporting that Speaker Pelosi is finding that the tough slog that the healthcare debate is having in the House of Representatives is the “price” she is paying for the arrogant rushing of the Cap and Trade bill that the Democratic leadership earlier forced through the House. The way that bill was rammed down the throats of Democrat moderates rankled them and | Read More »
Small Victory, Card Check Slashed from Bill
We can at last mark one small victory against the Orwellian named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The card check feature of the bill has been successfully cut out of the bill in the Senate. The card check feature would have allowed unions to eliminate the ages old democratic practice of allowing prospective union employees the benefit of a secret ballot to vote “yes” or | Read More »
Time Warns President He Could Lose Healthcare Battle
It looks like Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty is getting scared that we could be losing the healthcare battle so she is urging Obama to “step in” and fix it all for us. Why, only the dulcet tones of The One could save us all from… wait, isn’t this whole thing his deal in the first place? What is curious with this piece is the fact | Read More »
Senate Calls Its Healthcare Plan Ca Ca. No Really!
OK, is it just me or did the Democrats on the Senate’s health committee make their healthcare plan out to be …well, poo poo? It can’t be just me. Look at the name they’ve chosen for their healthcare plan. They have called it the Quality, Affordable Health Coverage for All Americans plan. The acronym for that would be QAHCAA. How else can one pronounce that | Read More »