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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 [...]

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 [...]

Heck’ava Job Obama.

Obama unveils 2011 budget with $3.83T in spending US deficit to hit record 1.56 trillion dollars in 2010 TaxProf Blog: President Obama’s Budget Contains $1.9 Trillion in Tax Increases US consumer spending is weaker than expected in December Construction spending drops sharply in December US economic rescue failing to meet key goals:auditor Conclusion: We Are [...]

This Cannot Continue.

Hot Air » Chart of the Day If you read my posting about the relationship between the Public and Private sector you should be able to see right away why this cannot continue.In fact, if you have any Common Sense you should be able to see why this is unsustainable even if you have not [...]

Uhh…Not Exactly

William M. Daley – Keep the Big Tent big – washingtonpost.com That success happened for one major reason: Democrats made inroads in geographies and constituencies that had trended Republican since the 1960s. In these two elections, a majority of independents and a sizable number of moderate Republicans joined the traditional Democratic base to sweep Democrats [...]

Hosts and Parasites

When I read news stories of the government’s (State and Fed) attempt to “create” jobs by funding public works and protecting the jobs of government workers, I have to shake my head in disbelief. Do they really thing that they (the government) have a back room full of jobs that they hand out to people? [...]

Good Old Fashioned Politics

Big Hollywood » It’s A Wonderful Bill (with deep apologies to Frank Capra) ************** Scene 14: Christmas Eve, inside Bedford Falls Town Hall. Senator George Bailey confronts an angry mob of constituents protesting his vote on the new health care bill. MAN #1 Come on Bailey, you can’t hide forever! Let us in! WOMAN #1 [...]

The Consent of the Governed

The Consent of the Governed The vital role of consent in the structure of a just government is one of the most powerful ideas ever advanced by the human race. On the other hand, the belief that consent can be manufactured by democratic majorities is one of the most cherished illusions of activist government. The [...]

Iowahawk Gathers The (Barely) Rejected Stories About The Ft Hood Shootings

Big Hollywood Headline Roundup: Troubled American Psychiatrist Allegedly Turns Gun on Warmongers at Ft. Hood Iowahawk had gathered the first submissions of various newspaper stories in different markets. Most were heavily changed before publication, others not so much. As usual, Iowahawk provides the answers to questions we never asked, but wish we had. (Danger! Satire [...]

Waters:Unleash The Thought Police!!!

Waters: Probe ‘birthers and the teabaggers’ at rallies for racist views – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room The media should investigate the racial views of conservative activists like the ones who descended on Washington last weekend, one liberal congresswoman said Wednesday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it’s not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations [...]