Tag: Big Government

Our Panicmonger-in-Chief

Our Panicmonger-in-Chief

| January 9, 2009 | 2 Replies

Today, Barack Obama had this to say about our economy, prompted by the announcement that our unemployment rate is 7.2 percent. The unemployment rate is now well over 7 percent. In addition, we have 3.4 million people who want full-time work but are only able to get part-time work. Clearly, the situation is dire. It […]

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Time to Replace the Redistributionist Republican Leadership

Time to Replace the Redistributionist Republican Leadership

| January 9, 2009 | 1 Reply

You would have thought that the Republican leadership might have learned a thing or two about spending bazillions of our dollars from their embarassing defeats of the last election. Nope. They didn’t learn a damned thing. Right now, GOP leaders in the House and Senate aren’t set to fight the Democratic pork-filled, already-failed stimulus bill. […]

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Tom Coburn Channels Braveheart, Calls Out the Whole Senate

Tom Coburn Channels Braveheart, Calls Out the Whole Senate

| January 7, 2009 | 1 Reply

I’m not ashamed to say that I have an enormous man-crush on Senator Tom Coburn. When you read how he laid the lumber to Harry Reid and the Democratic leadership, maybe you’ll get a little puppy love for him, too. The decision by Senate leaders to kick off the new Congress with an earmark-laden omnibus […]

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Okay, GOP Leaders, It’s Game Time

Okay, GOP Leaders, It’s Game Time

| January 6, 2009 | Reply

President-Elect Obama is ready to drop the Powerball of Pork he’s calling a stimulus package onto Congress for passage, but first, he has to try to woo Republicans to his side or it won’t pass. First, let me stipulate that no matter how big the stimulus package is, it won’t work. It didn’t work when […]

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Okay, GOP Leaders, It's Game Time

Okay, GOP Leaders, It's Game Time

| January 6, 2009 | Reply

President-Elect Obama is ready to drop the Powerball of Pork he’s calling a stimulus package onto Congress for passage, but first, he has to try to woo Republicans to his side or it won’t pass. First, let me stipulate that no matter how big the stimulus package is, it won’t work. It didn’t work when […]

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No More Money for Highways.

No More Money for Highways.

| January 3, 2009 | Reply

I read this delightful story at All American Pundit. Seems there’s a Congressional panel that wants to jack up Federal gas taxes 10 cents on gasoline and 12-15 cents on diesel fuel. They want to do this until they can find yet another way to make us pay to drive on public roads. Here’s my […]

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The Brazen Martin O'Malley

The Brazen Martin O'Malley

| January 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

Not just no, but hell no. PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession. I can’t speak for residents of other […]

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The Brazen Martin O’Malley

The Brazen Martin O’Malley

| January 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

Not just no, but hell no. PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession. I can’t speak for residents of other […]

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Four Years of No Entrepreneurship?

Four Years of No Entrepreneurship?

| December 23, 2008 | Reply

In the middle of this column on what regulations are doing to small businesses and startup companies, Michael Malone dropped a fact I find interesting. From the beginning of this decade, the process of new company creation has been under assault by legislators and regulators. They treat it as if it is a natural phenomenon […]

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What the Heck, It's Only A Few Billion Dollars, Right?

What the Heck, It's Only A Few Billion Dollars, Right?

| December 23, 2008 | Reply

What are three things guaranteed to happen in any Federal government program? Waste, lack of accountability, and did I mention waste? One of the reasons I strongly opposed the TARP bailout program is because the general panic from the Secretary of the Treasury and Congressional Democrats reminded me of someone who sees a fire and […]

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