Tag: Big Government

When Voting Raised Its Ugly Head, Dems Bravely Turned Their Tails and Fled

When Voting Raised Its Ugly Head, Dems Bravely Turned Their Tails and Fled

| February 17, 2011 | 7 Replies

In a day, the situation in Wisconsin has gone from merely ridiculous to bizarre. The state Senate was set to vote on Governor Walker’s “budget repair bill” except that all the Democrats were gone. Senate rules require a quorum of 20 and when the Republican Leader called the quorum, only the 19 Republicans showed up […]

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This is The Week that Should End Public Sector Unions

This is The Week that Should End Public Sector Unions

| February 17, 2011 | 9 Replies

The most exceptional thing has been happening in Wisconsin over the past few days. Governor Scott Walker has introduced a bill that will save the state about $300 million dollars over the next ten years – a sorely-needed chunk of slack in a budget that has, like so many other state budgets, gotten entirely out […]

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Could You Use $4000? Too Bad We Don't Work for President Obama's Favorite Car Company

Could You Use $4000? Too Bad We Don't Work for President Obama's Favorite Car Company

| February 14, 2011 | 3 Replies

On the surface, it should be good news when a company is doing well enough that it can pay out almost $190 million dollars in bonuses to its rank and file salaried employees. If the directors are good with it, the creditors are in good shape, and the company is doing well, employees ought to […]

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Guess Who's Okay With Big Financial Regulations? Big Finance!

Guess Who's Okay With Big Financial Regulations? Big Finance!

| February 14, 2011 | Reply

Tim Carney has a post today about how an influential chunk of the financial sector has decided not to help repeal the ridiculous Dodd-Frank financial services legislation in place. I suppose that makes sense from their point of view. They are certainly large enough to absorb regulatory costs that will cripple smaller companies and their […]

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The President's Budget Cuts: A Wee Scratch, Not An Amputation

The President's Budget Cuts: A Wee Scratch, Not An Amputation

| February 7, 2011 | 5 Replies

Last Sunday, the President’s budget director Jacob Lew took to the pages of the New York Times to spread the good news that Barack Obama is a born-again budget cutter because he has announced some $775 million in cuts to his 2011 budget. To make sure we knew just how serious the President is about […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Shown on Your In-Flight Movie

The Revolution Will Not Be Shown on Your In-Flight Movie

| January 24, 2011 | 4 Replies

Why, I ask again, would anyone in their right mind want to fly a commercial airline? Two things to know about me:  1) I’m fairly cheap about air travel.  I hate the idea of paying to sit at the pointy end of the plane (other people, though, are welcome to pay for me; and in […]

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We’ll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I’m Okay with That

We’ll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I’m Okay with That

| January 16, 2011 | 4 Replies

In the coming budget battle, a growing number of Democrats have chosen a side — against the American people. The battle lines are forming within the Democratic Party over the charged question of reforming Social Security in the days leading up to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Liberals, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

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We'll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I'm Okay with That

We'll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I'm Okay with That

| January 16, 2011 | 4 Replies

In the coming budget battle, a growing number of Democrats have chosen a side — against the American people. The battle lines are forming within the Democratic Party over the charged question of reforming Social Security in the days leading up to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Liberals, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

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Robert Gibbs Last Gift: Reminding Us Who Created Four Years of Soul-Crushing Debt

Robert Gibbs Last Gift: Reminding Us Who Created Four Years of Soul-Crushing Debt

| January 5, 2011 | 1 Reply

From the blogosphere to the briefing room in less than a day. Jake Tapper got right on top of some apparent Obama hypocrisy and gave Robert Gibbs, who I note today is leaving his position as Flopsweater-in-Chief to gear up the President’s re-election campaign, the chance to make it right. Gibbs, of course, did nothing of the sort. […]

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Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was “A Sign of Leadership Failure”?

Who Said Raising Debt Limit in 2006 Was “A Sign of Leadership Failure”?

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

Andrew McCarthy found a very convincing argument Republicans can use in the upcoming debate over whether to increase the debt ceiling to well over $14 trillion. I would like it very much if a smart conservative Senator stood up and read this, from the 2006 push to raise the debt ceiling to what today seems […]

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