Archive for November 2012

Stupid headline of the day

From the Washington Post: In Pa., Obama pushes for his debt-reduction approach Obama has no “debt-reduction” approach.  His only proposal so far is a $1.6 trillion tax increase and elimination of the debt ceiling.  He proposes no spending cuts of any kind.  If he got his tax increase the country would be thrown into deep…

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A case that might make me question the death penalty

I’m a firm believer in the death penalty. Some criminals and their crimes are so heinous and cruel they should be eliminated from this earth. But this sort of thing forces me think hard about it.  To think hard about the American justice system in general. To think about whether human beings are actually capable…

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A quote for our times

It would have been hard to know the wisdom of Friedrich Hayek or Milton Friedman or Matt Ridley or Deirdre McCloskey in August of 1914, before the experiments in large government were well begun. But anyone who after the 20th century still thinks that thoroughgoing socialism, nationalism, imperialism, mobilization, central planning, regulation, zoning, price controls,…

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Senator Mitch McConnell says emphatic no to tax hikes

Mitch McConnell slammed the door on tax hikes and bashed Democrats today on the Senate Floor. “The only reason Democrats are insisting on raising rates is because raising rates on the so-called rich is the Holy Grail of liberalism, the Holy Grail of liberalism. Their aim isn’t job creation. They’re interested in wealth destruction.” Often…

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States whose bonds you don’t want to own

These are what Forbes Magazine calls the Death Spiral States where the Takers outnumber the Makers.  “A Taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient. A Maker is someone gainfully employed in the private sector.” When the Takers outnumber the Makers, high taxes are the inevitable result.…

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Pravda: Communists lose in Russia, win in America

This is from English language Pravda, November 19, 2012: Obama’s Soviet Mistake Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote.Vladimir Putin…

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