Friday, December 10, 2010

ObamaCare: No News Here, By Definition It's a Bad Bill

Side Effects: Number of Waivers Grows As a Result of Obamacare Authors’ Sloppy Handiwork

The incoming Congress should exercise its oversight responsibility by instructing HHS to replace this waiver program with new, clear regulations that any business, no matter how small, can refer to and easily determine whether it needs to change its plan. That sort of clarity, certainty, and uniformity is what is meant by the phrase “the rule of law.” Without it, the exercise of government power instead becomes arbitrary and inequitable, and it invites abuse and corruption.

The incoming congress should defund, and if possible, repeal ObamaCare. The 112th Congress has absolutely no business trying to fix ObamaCare. Their mandate is to end ObamaCare and cut government spending.

Further Proof the Democrats Have One Goal, And Only Goal In Mind

Last month, I blogged on S. 510: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

But even though it was stopped by a constitutional protection that states all bills that will raise Revenue (i.e., taxes) shall originate in the House of Representatives, Democrats are attempting to sneak through by attaching it to H.R. 3082: The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011.

Dems Pull Fast One With Food-Safety Bill

It didn’t take long for Democrats in the House to figure a way around the constitutional roadblock that halted the advance of S. 510: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, following its approval by the Senate last week.

When proponents found the measure couldn’t move forward in the House, they quietly attached it as an amendment to the $1.1 trillion continuing resolution (CR), H.R. 3082: “The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011” – a measure designed to fund the government through September, that was headed to the floor for a vote.

If they can continue to finagle backroom deals to take away our rights and expand government, at what point does America cease to exist? In a better culture, every single one of these S.O.B.'s would be run out of town!

Americans for Massive Spending Cuts

Another Government Program That Could Be Cut: The Job Corps

Ideas for the 112th Congress, Republicans, and Tea Partiers

Class Warfare: So 1848

"Ya know, Democrats should maybe check the expiration date on that class warfare card they keep playing." - Fred Thompson

Income Mobility and the Fallacy of Class-Warfare Arguments Against Tax Relief

Bernanke and Bad, Durable Ideas

Why Ben Is Addicted To Failure

Bad, disproved ideas can be remarkably durable, and Ben Bernanke's destructive behavior is a prime example.

Of course, bad, disproved ideas are durable; they are durable because people are not taught to check their premises. People are not taught to look at reality. They are not taught that A is A, that contradictions cannot exist in reality, and therefore should not exist in their own minds, in their ideas. Because people are not taught to place their own objectivity above all else, they do not know what to do when they come upon a contradiction. They merely say, such is life, and move on.

From philosophy to education, from ethics to physics, from books to movies, and from the most erudite professor to the street-corner preacher, we are taught that contradictions exist, we are taught mortal men cannot understand, issues of our day are not simple, and that the gods works in mysterious ways.

Until we recognize that Aristotle was right, that A is A, that a thing cannot be A and non-A at the same time and in the same respect, until we recognize that there is an objective reality whether we perceive it or not, until we realize that are emotions are not means of cognition, disproved bad ideas will remain with us. Why? Because if a man does not check he ideas against reality, all he can do is check them against his emotions and the words of other men. As long as people use their feelings to guide their thoughts, they will be forced to follow bad, disproved ideas. Good ideas, true ideas, new ideas require men to think, require mean to place reality above their desires.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Small-Biz Killers: Who Pays for Jobless Benefits?
By Michelle Malkin

An Act of Choice, No Matter How Heroic, Does Not Necessitate An Act of Force In the Name of Honor

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

I have nothing but the greatest respect for those who volunteered on 9/11. Those who risked their lives to save their fellow Americans. That said, their "sacrifice" is not a claim on me, you, or any other individual. They volunteered. And if now they need help, it should be up to those of us, who have the means and desire to step up and volunteer for them. But we should no more be forced at the point of a gun to help, then they should have been forced to help those in danger on 9/11. They were not forced to risk their lives, and I do not think our government should now force me to pay their medical bills.

Private charities, private charities, private charities!!!

No Compromise on Principle

The truly and deliberately evil men are a very small minority; it is the appeaser who unleashes them on mankind; it is the appeaser’s intellectual abdication that invites them to take over. When a culture’s dominant trend is geared to irrationality, the thugs win over the appeasers. When intellectual leaders fail to foster the best in the mixed, unformed, vacillating character of people at large, the thugs are sure to bring out the worst. When the ablest men turn into cowards, the average men turn into brutes. -- Ayn Rand

The Evil of Compromise

GOP: Stand on Principle! No New Spending!

House Democrats Urge Leaders to Block Tax Vote

As I wrote yesterday, I hope the Democrats block Obama's compromise bill.

I would love to have a fight on principle. I would love to see the GOP present a new bill. One that repeals the death tax, blocks any extension of unemployment benefits, and does not add one single cent to the government's budget or the deficit.


Deal with the devil: Temporary across-the-board tax relief for more endless jobless benefits

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Political Fight Over Principles. Bring It!

Liberals Try to Prevent Pelosi From Bringing Tax Bill to the Floor

In an interview with Fox, DeFazio criticizes the president and says a majority of the House Democratic Caucus does not support the tax rate compromise. "There does not seem to be a majority of the Democrats who support the deal negotiated by Vice President Biden," DeFazio said. "So we want to have a record vote in the caucus on a resolution that says this resolution should not go to the floor without a majority of Democratic votes."

Fine, go ahead and block the "compromise bill". I don't like it either. I would like to see a new bill without the $56 Billion on new spending (for the extension of jobless benefits), and a complete repeal of the both the estate tax and the capital gains tax.

If the Democrats what a fight on principle...bring it!

Don't tax virtue!

I put no stock in this, but just the same it makes me smile: Olby: Obama won’t get renominated if tax deal goes through

Humphrey-Hawkins: The Contradictory Dual Mandate

The Duel Over the FED's Dual Mandate
Peter Schiff

Inflation does nothing to alter the structural issues that cause unemployment. Like everything else, the labor market is governed by the laws of supply and demand. High unemployment results from a wage structure that is too high relative to demand. Demand for labor is a function of productivity, or more accurately, profitability per worker. Absent higher productivity, which takes time to develop, the only way to clear the imbalance is for wages to fall. However, government and unions typically prevent this from happening. Economists describe this as wages being "sticky" on the downside.

Repeal Humphrey-Hawkins

Bernake's Assurances: Worth the Paper He Prints

Bernanke's Assurances

How can any businessman develop a new product, expand manufacturing facilities, and plan for the future, when the monetary czar actually boasts of his power to impose dictatorial fiat to change the playing field “in fifteen minutes”?

Obama Opens The Door To Raid Social Security

On This We Agree: Krugman and Toohey are Soulmates

For once, I agree with Paul Krugman: I’m Ellsworth Toohey!

This post by Krugman makes me think of Toohey's line: "Saving lives, officer? You ought to arrest me."

I don't think Krugman rises to the level of a Toohey in the self-awareness of his own evil. But mostly definitely Krugman has Toohey's sense of knowing what the good is and his desire to destroy it.

If You See Something, Say Something

Big Sis Invades Wal-mart: 'If you see something, say something'

So in our effed up culture, it is wrong for trained professionals to profile, but the public at large Walmart customers and public transit riders are encouraged to do the same thing without any training!

China: The Greatest Bubble in World History?

Trailer for 'Atlas Shrugged: The Documentary'

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hierarchy: First Cut Spending, Then and Only Then Cut Taxes!

Michele Bachmann and DeMint: Not so fast on that agreement with Obama on Bush tax cuts

No Compromise, I voted for Gridlock!

Note: Although, I am all for tax cuts, right now nothing is more important than spending cuts! For "giving" the wealthiest American a sliver of their own money, the government is going to spend over $50 billion to Americans for not working.

There are plenty of valid arguments for continuing the tax cuts, and in the end this political compromise may have been required. However, if America is going to survive, the 112 Congress must a better job of cutting spending and ending the government's trampling of our rights and liberty.

Tell Your Congressman To Vote No On the Public Employee-Employer Cooperation Act

Stop Lame Duck Union Payoff

On Thursday the Senate will vote on S. 3194, the so-called "Public Employee-Employer Cooperation Act." Per usual, it has a wonderful name that is more or less the opposite of what the bill actually is- an unnecessary, expensive, and harmful bill that would force state and local governments to recognize union bosses as the exclusive bargaining agents for public-safety workers.

We should be repealing union protections, bills, and funding. Unions, like all industry, should live and die by the invisible hand of the free market. If people want to unionize, good for them. No individual, and no industry, should be forced to unionize.

Local governments should not be forced by Washington, D.C. to impose forced unionization on their police, paramedics, and firefighters. This bill is an unfunded mandate on state and local government that will force a higher tax burden at the state and local levels.

Tell Congress no union giveaways in the lame duck

Undo Obamacare

Obamacare Waiver-mania! continues: List tops 222

Monday, December 6, 2010

Is the TSA targeting women?

Crowding Out Individual Rights

The government does not create wealth; it operates by taking money from those who do. But why should those who make more money (i.e. create more wealth) have to give a proportionally larger amount of their earnings to the government?

Where Have All The Capitalists Gone?