Speaker Boehner and other establishment Republicans must stop disparaging the motives of those who didn’t vote for or support Ryan-Murray.
Reasonable minds could differ on the proper strategy, tactics and substance of any budget and/or debt limit deal, before the vote of approval last night. Post-government shutdown, with the GOP way up and President Obama and the Dems way down in the polls due to anger of Americans over Continue reading
Did I miss the lingering effects of the supposedly disastrous-for-Republicans government shutdown, which was the obvious motivation of Paul Ryan’s November 19, 2013 pre-budget-negotiation-guarantee that, and I quote, “We will keep the government funding at the current level if need be.”
Atta boy Paul, that’s a tough negotiating position … not!
Whether you call it a bribe, as Howard Portnoy did earlier this week, or a bailout, as Investors Business Daily did in a survey, Americans are opposed to a White House scheme to get insurers to help them clean up their mess through infusions of your cash.
From a summary by IBD’s John Merline:
Politico reminds us that “Obama is set to speak on the economy at DreamWorks’s Los Angeles-area headquarters on Tuesday.” Which leads me to ask: Is Obama living his own fairytale today?
Consider this: We have a president created by the media and funded by Hollywood who is speaking at DreamWorks headquarters in La La Land.
He is expected to talk about how an economy, propped up by $85 billion a month of the Federal Reserve’s printed funny-money, is improving and creating jobs. (Although Obama will most likely forget to mention the $85 billion monthly steroid injection.)
The Internal Revenue Service may have scandalously denied tax-exempt status to conservative political action groups, which may have tilted the 2012 president election unfairly in Barack Obama’s favor. But at least the tax agency has done a job beyond reproach in all other respects, right?
He may as well have used disappearing ink.
How did you expect a man who has demonstrated that he is dishonest as the night as long to solve a problem like the unions? Big labor was unhappy that under Obamacare, the favorable programs its leaders had negotiated with employers were going to be deep-sixed. They wanted the same subsidies that the people in the exchanges could get.
Here’s hoping for Lerner’s sake that orange is her color and that she looks good in jumpsuits.
During the Congressional hearings regarding the scandal of the IRS and the Conservative 501C3 applications, we heard the IRS Inspector justifiably refuse to answer questions because it is against the law to share information about a tax document under consideration. Today we learned that disgraced IRS employee Lois Lerner shared some of the documents from conservative groups with enforcement attorneys at the Federal Election Commission, possibly committing a felony.
Let the people work. (Human industry gits er done in the Bakken.)
Readers, in a comments exchange at TOC (my home blog) today, I responded to Reader of Excellence “jgets,” and realized that the exchange would make a useful stand-alone post. Rather than spending time tweaking this further, I will simply post it to get it out there for discussion.
Reader jgets posited the following: Continue reading
Union solidarity? Not so much for Terry McAuliffe.
Big Labor bosses are backing the Democrat in his Virginia gubernatorial race against Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Unions accounted for six of the top 15 cash donors in McAuliffe’s latest campaign report. They were the fifth and sixth biggest in-kind contributors.
This month and next mark the fifth anniversaries of the housing bust-caused financial crisis that led to TARP and other fat cat bailouts and the election of the purveyor of Obamanomics.
Next month also marks the seventh anniversary of the election of 2006 that returned control of Democrats, which in turn delivered to us: Obamacare, a non-Stimulus, Dodd-Frank, and a War on Coal and other affordable energy.
Outraged that illegal aliens claimed child-tax-credits, but no outrage that current tax law allows them to report income and pay taxes without threat of deportation?
The power of a president to succumb to the temptation to use executive power for political purposes has always been available. That the current occupant of the Oval Office is so uniquely brazen in betraying the trust inherent in the office should compel future voters to insist upon a much smaller and less intrusive federal government:
Obamacare, The Movie (freakingnews.com)
“Cast in thousands, cost in millions.” That ad line was popular among movie moguls like Cecil DeMille decades ago when they released an epic film. Back then a million bucks was worth something. Today it will barely buy you 0.005 of the cost of designing a website — provided the site in question is Healthcare.gov.