Archive for June 2012

What Chief Justice Roberts would have us believe in this case….

is exactly the same as Solicitor General Donald Verilli tried to have the Court believe in his oral argument, namely that the health insurance mandate penalty is not a tax for purposes of the Anti-injunction Act but is a tax for purposes of its Constitutionality. The dissent in NFIB v. Sebelius, written by Justice Kennedy…

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An act of great cunning?

That’s the title of Hillsdale College Professor Paul Rahe’s piece at Ricochet on Chief Justice John Roberts’ holding that the Obamacare mandate is a tax and not a mandate, even though Obama and his supporters went to great lengths in arguing that it was not a tax.  Rahe thinks that Roberts may have done what…

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Obama and his fellow travelers have given us 42 straight months of rosy economic predictions — all of them wrong and most of them stupid

Ben Bernanke in March, 2009: I think as those green shoots begin to appear in different markets and as some confidence begins to come back, that will begin the positive dynamic that brings our economy back. So begins a column by Tim Cavanaugh at Reason.com assembling all the economic predictions from Obama, his minions in…

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#FullRepeal The Obamatax

OK, so the health insurance mandate is a tax. It’s an Obamatax that is estimated to cost taxpayers at least $1 trillion, some say $1.7 trillion. The largest tax increase in the history of world, it is said. Here’s the real rub, it’s a regressive tax falling most heavily on the middle class who can…

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Comments on Chief Justice Roberts’ Obamacare Decision

The formidable Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago says it’s “intellectually shabby” for the way Roberts has to turn himself in knots trying to justify a tax on inactivity. His statement that taxing not buying health insurance is no different than taxing the buying of gasoline or earning income is absurd, according to Epstein.…

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Is this what Obama wants? Apparently it is.

The video below from a Hannity segment on Fox News shows a steady stream of illegals caught on a rancher’s hidden camera. Some are carrying large bundles of marijuana, some are armed, and the stream seems endless. Obama has ordered ICE and the border patrol not to cooperate with local law enforcement because…why? Because he…

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Wayne LaPierre Explains “Fast and Furious” On Fox Business

In the video at the end of this post Wayne LaPierre explains “fast and furious” and the media’s attempts to help the Obama administration cover it up. To the media “fast and furious” is not a political scandal, it was just a “botched sting operation.” That is a blatant falsehood. First of all, it was…

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