Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Lautenberg: Boycott My Constituents! | Power Line: On the floor of the Senate yesterday, Frank Lautenberg did something that to our knowledge is unprecedented: he called publicly for a boycott of his own constituents. The context was the “DISCLOSE Act,” which would require 501(c)(4) entities to disclose the identities of their donors. The bill is opposed by a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NRA, and likely is unconstitutional, but the Democrats think it is good politics, so they wanted to see it voted down again yesterday. Which it was.
Posted by Don at 6:37 PM
The Ultimate Takedown of Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech: President Obama’s instantly infamous “You didn’t build that” speech is a major turning point of the 2012 election not because it was a gaffe but because it was an accurate and concise summary of core progressive fiscal dogma. It was also a political blunder of epic proportions because in his speech Obama unintentionally proved the conservatives’ case for limited government.
Posted by Don at 2:44 PM
Veterans administration is hopelessly broken: Within five to seven years, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that more than one million new veterans will enter their system, in need of disability claims processing, health care, and more.
Posted by Don at 10:54 AM
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Doug Ross @ Journal: Don't fear the fiscal cliff -- fear the welfare cliff: ...Needless to say, there’s not much reason to earn more income when living standards don’t improve. May as well stay home and goof off rather than work hard and produce... This is why income redistribution is so destructive, not just to taxpayers, but also to the people who get trapped into dependency.
Posted by Don at 3:33 PM
California Air Resources Board cap and trade program circumvents state open meeting laws with a Moonbeam assist | Watts Up With That?
California Air Resources Board cap and trade program circumvents state open meeting laws with a Moonbeam assist | Watts Up With That?: So, it was with shock and surprise that I learned today that the California Air Resources Board declared the method by which they could circumvent the public meeting laws. Even more shocking they put it in writing and, got the California State legislature to pass it as a law as a rider on a totally unrelated bill of legislation, and Governor Brown signed it into law on June 27th, 2012.
Posted by Don at 2:13 PM
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
U.S Ignores Hillary Clinton's Powerful Aide Huma Abedin at Its Own Risk | Conservative News, Views & Books: Even more disconcerting than Mohamed and Balawi is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, who has been with Clinton since 1996. She was never properly screened, this will be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Posted by Don at 7:15 PM