Archive for April, 2012|Monthly archive page
“Recently, Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, testified before the House Budget Committee on the growth of the 10-largest “means tested” federal programs that serve people who qualify by various definitions of poverty. Here’s what Haskins reported: From 1980 to 2011, annual spending on these programs grew from $126 billion to $626 billion (all figures in inflation-adjusted “2011 dollars”); dividing this by the number of people below the government poverty line, spending went from $4,300 per poor person in 1980 to $13,000 in 2011. In 1962, spending per person in poverty was $516.”
How did we survice in the ’60’s and before?
“But Jackson apparently had no interest in allowing students to come to their own conclusions on gun ownership.”
This is what a LIBERAL education does to you.
“I thought this would be about anti-bullying,” Tuttle told Fox news. “It turned into a pointed attack on Christian beliefs.”
Might want to mention he’s a militant gay speaker. Im glad a lot of younger people got up and left. What an A Hole.
“With the Solyndra, First Solar, Sunpower, Fisker, and related Obama administration Department of Energy scandals, President Obama is following a trail blazed by Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s. Similar scandals — failed (or failing) green technology companies intertwined with Democratic Party fundraising — will continue to arise until we understand their genesis.”
Ever wonder how Al Gore made his money? A bridge between political connections (ie government funding to green projects) and Wall Street (via venture cap funds).
The EPA’s agenda, Inhofe said, is to “incite fear” in the public with unsubstantiated claims and “intimidate” oil and gas companies with threats of unjustified fines and penalties – then, quietly backtrack once the public’s perception has been jaded against oil and natural gas.
The Obama admin’s favorite whipping boy.
“More Americans have lost their jobs and their homes, and seen their incomes decline under Obama than under any president in history, and all of this in just one term. Yet this President, who has destroyed the dream of success for so many, imagines he has “a lot more work to do.” Just imagine how many dreams Obama could kill in another four years.”
His true calling was a community organizer, not leading a country.
“I am bitter at what multicultural dogma has done to my nation and to my friendships.”
Typical liberal; can’t handle “diversity” of thought in relationships.
“Authors of the Pew report call the stunning shift in migration patterns historic. Not since the Great Depression, they say, has a shift of this magnitude occurred along the U.S.-Mexico border. Not since the Great Depression?”
And the experts said they wouldn’t self deport.
The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”
I have many fond memories of working on a farm as a kid during the summers. Pathetic over regulation from our Marxist overlords.
“Justice” for Trayvon Martin is meaningless if those who purport to seek it incite injustices against others. The whole rabble of race baiters, racialists, and race hustlers who are hanging around Sanford, FL looking to grab face time on TV and pump up their street cred with the black community by speaking wildly about “injustice,” should think twice about the words they utter that so inflame the situation.”
Eric Holder, Media: AWOL
“Well, that change would become apparent to seniors next October (the start of the open enrollment period for the following year), just weeks before the presidential election.
Enter the $8.3 billion “demonstration project” which HHS is using to temporarily keep those programs alive — at least until after the next election.”
The timimg of Obamacare implementation is suspect and political.
“Why was that reply edited out by so many in the media? Because too many people in the media see their role as filtering and slanting the news to fit their own vision of the world. The issue is not one of being “fair” to “both sides” but, more fundamentally, of being honest with their audience.”
Too bad most liberals don’t know who Sowell is.
“If he’s not stopped, Obama will spend $8 billion in taxpayer funds for a scheme to mask the debilitating effects on seniors of his signature piece of legislation just long enough to get himself re-elected.”
Wake up call.
“The problem, of course, is that men are not angels. We are driven by self-interest-not entirely, of course, but enough that giving everyone an equal share despite unequal contributions would severely deter work incentives. This is why in all those societies that have tried to enforce the more extreme vision of mandatory equality, totalitarian governments and poverty have emerged. And, by the way, in practice these societies are not very equal either. Richer and freer countries tend to have smaller income disparities than poorer and less free nations.”
Empirical evidence supports this philosophy and our Constitution is built around it.
“In Washington, Obama didn’t suggest, much less propose, a single incentive or spur to private investment, yet he insisted “we continue to make investments in growth today.” These consist solely of government-funded jobs, such as “putting some of our construction workers back to work” and “helping states to rehire teachers.”
Ideologues are incapable of learning or trying something different. What actually works is secondary to their agenda.