Tag: Big Government

Conservatives and the Pretty Good, Better than Expected, Not Too Shabby At All Budget Deal

Conservatives and the Pretty Good, Better than Expected, Not Too Shabby At All Budget Deal

| April 9, 2011 | 8 Replies

I am now going to write something I never thought I’d write: I’m proud of John Boehner for beating Barack Obama and the Democrats. I know. Wait a moment to let the shock settle in and read this. Barely more than an hour before a midnight deadline, officials announced a deal to avert a government […]

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Fun With Bad Polls (Or, Why Won't Those Wicked Republicans Compromise?)

Fun With Bad Polls (Or, Why Won't Those Wicked Republicans Compromise?)

| April 7, 2011 | 2 Replies

Ezra Klein, wunderkind of the Washington Post, believes he has the goods on Republicans. His “gotcha” comes in the form of a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on the matter of which party should compromise in order to avoid a government shutdown and all its attendant apocalyptic events. I’ll not recreate Klein’s argument, but I’ll […]

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Draconian is the New Extremist

Draconian is the New Extremist

| April 5, 2011 | Reply

As if on cue, the Democrats have come for Paul Ryan’s budget plan with pitchforks, torches, and a handy new word that sounds an awful lot like “extremist”. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) decried the 2012 budget proposal introduced by House Republicans Tuesday as “draconian.” “I think that it completely lacks balance,” he […]

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Ryan's Bold Plan is a Good Start

Ryan's Bold Plan is a Good Start

| April 5, 2011 | 1 Reply

I said in this morning’s Clearing the Browser Tabs post that Paul Ryan’s “Pay to Prosperity” budget plan (PDF link) was a humdinger and I wasn’t wrong. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it’s the boldest plan we’ve seen since the 1980s and certainly the most comprehensive in my lifetime. I’m not […]

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Who Won the First Obamacare Payoutpalooza? Not You.

Who Won the First Obamacare Payoutpalooza? Not You.

| April 2, 2011 | 4 Replies

If you had any doubt that Obamacare was a huge scam, let Jamie Dupree blast it away like an oyster cracker before a sandstorm. Facing questions from both parties in the Congress, the Obama Administration has now revealed how it has spent over $1.7 billion on part of the Obama health law, known as the […]

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You Know Who the Fleebaggers Are Just Like? Soldiers in Afghanistan.

You Know Who the Fleebaggers Are Just Like? Soldiers in Afghanistan.

| April 1, 2011 | Reply

In a grim future of arrogant hyperbole, this Indiana legislator could well be our Emperor. It takes an overflowing amount of both for him to compare his petulant flight to Illinois to avoid the will of the electorate to soldiers sent to Afghanistan for fight in our stead. But, as you’ll see, he has no […]

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The Delivery Presents – An Extremist Rant about Extremists

The Delivery Presents – An Extremist Rant about Extremists

| March 30, 2011 | 1 Reply

Okay, I admit it. I like ranting. Wait…check that. I really like ranting and Episode 85 contains two rants that are as righteous and, if I may be so bold, entertaining as you’ll find anywhere. I entirely dedicated the first half to the risible Democratic notion that a paltry amount of budget-cutting is extremist behavior […]

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The Administration's New "Cash for Clunkers" Will Be Fine if We Never Do the Math

The Administration's New "Cash for Clunkers" Will Be Fine if We Never Do the Math

| March 29, 2011 | 3 Replies

I’m willing to say at this point that there is no horribly failed idea to which this administration won’t return, like some sort of drunken homing pigeon. You”ll never guess which clunker of a program is going to get a second go. Wait, did I just give it away? Ready for another cash for clunkers […]

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It's Not a Death Panel If It's Just One Person, Right?

It's Not a Death Panel If It's Just One Person, Right?

| March 7, 2011 | 6 Replies

I don’t suppose it’s far for me to point to this story and mutter “Death Panels” under my breath because an actual panel isn’t involved. It’s just one woman who, thanks to the her national government, wields a ridiculous amount of power and wants to let babies die because she thinks the money spent to […]

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Is Today My Birthday? House Votes to Defund the Czars

Is Today My Birthday? House Votes to Defund the Czars

| February 17, 2011 | 2 Replies

Today must be my birthday. Somehow I wanged my head and was unconscious for a couple months and it’s now late April. How else to explain the wonderful gifts I’ve received today. The weather today was gloriously sunny and near 70 degrees; the progressive movement is falling apart and in near-panic mode thanks to several […]

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