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What Is Different?

Power Line – Unemployment in the Great Recession Looking at this chart, what occurs to me is the difference between the current recession and the one of 1981. Look at the 1981 recovery and ask yourself, “what did they do then that resulted in such a strong recovery”, and is what we are doing now [...]

Control The Texts, Control The Learning.

What a great idea from David Wu (D-Authoritarian) Eliminate the jobs in the textbook publishing field; and insure government control of the information in the text. It’s a win-win for Democrats. Allow politically connected ‘non-profits’ to insure the right ideas are included; achieve absolute conformity of thought and eliminate jobs in the private sector. (I’m [...]

What He Said.

RealClearMarkets – A Federal Budget That Insults All Budgets The government has no resources. Everything it spends was created by private individuals and still belongs to taxpayers. All government can do is take from the industrious, the inventive, the hard-working and the frugal to dispense on the inefficient, the lazy, or the irresponsible. Government spending [...]

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

FOXNews.com – Justice Department Inspector General Stripped of Investigative Power In response to a Republican lawmaker who requested a probe into dismissed complaints against the New Black Panther Party, the Justice Department’s Inspector General said he has been unable to investigate because he lacks the authority. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine wrote in [...]

Boy, It’s A Good Thing That The Democrats “Saved Social Security” During The Bush Years.

next-in-line-for-a-bailout-social-security: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance Don’t look now. But even as the bank bailout is winding down, another huge bailout is starting, this time for the Social Security system.A report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that for the first time in 25 years, Social Security is taking in less in taxes than [...]

In Wake Of Tax Vote; Chicago Shopping For Oregon Jobs.

Why Chicago Loves Portland For virtuous tax competition, we usually think of Hong Kong. But who would have thought of Chicago as a lower-tax refuge? The bright idea comes from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who is looking to lure employers from Oregon after that state’s voters approved a huge tax increase last week. The tax [...]

The Things Liberals “Know” That Aren’t Necessarily So

The Blue Assumptions Among those blue-state voters who do put some effort into their politics, I find there are four mistaken assumptions about government that guide their thinking. Government is an exercise of authority, so it’s wise to have a clear understanding of the nature of authority before voting to expand government.The first, and perhaps [...]

It Must Be the Air.

When David Brooks started writing in the NYT I thought he was, not a conservative, but someone slightly right of center. After reading his latest I am starting to think that there is some time of mind altering substance in the atmosphere at the newspaper. His latest on Barack Obama; Op-Ed Columnist – The Pragmatic [...]

Oh, Gimme a Break – This Has To Be The Lamest Excuse To Date.

Budget director blames old computers for ineffective government – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley A big reason why the government is inefficient and ineffective is because Washington has outdated technology, with federal workers having better computers at home than in the office.This startling admission came Thursday from Peter Orszag, who manages the federal bureaucracy for President [...]

“Clueless” Describes Our Entire Intelligence Apparatus.

RealClearPolitics – Video – Napolitano Most Surprised By “Determination Of al-Qaeda” Question: What was the most shocking, stunning thing that you found out of the review? And, Secretary, to you, as well.SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I think, following up on that, not just the determination of al Qaeda and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, but the tactic of [...]