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Obama’s “Fair Share” Nearly the Same as Mine

April 14, 2013

If you believe “rich” is considered any household earning over $250,000 a year, and if you believe that the acceptable tax rate on the top earners is 39.6%, then wouldn’t you think someone pulling in $608,611 should pay their “fair share” of taxes?  Even if this person gave (and legitimately deducted) a substantial amount of [...]

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“Fabian” Socialism

March 28, 2013

Since 2009, I’ve heard the term “Fabian socialist” thrown around now and then, but wasn’t too sure who they were.  What makes them “fabian” and not regular socialists? Well, I looked it up.  In the Second Punic War (218-202 BC), there was a Roman general (and brief dictator) named Quintus Fabius Maximus, commonly known as [...]

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Editorial Makes Romney’s Argument for Europe

September 2, 2012

The UK Telegraph ran an editorial which captures the great reality of our time: “the myth of a democratic socialist society funded by capitalism is finished.”  Janet Daley makes the argument that you can’t have a robust free market and pay for all the goodies of a European social welfare state.  There’s simply not enough [...]

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“Forward” is the New Hope and Change

May 1, 2012

The Obama campaign released its new 2012 slogan yesterday:  “Forward.” “Forward,” as a slogan, apparently has a checkered past steeped in socialism.  No surprise that the Obama team missed that little detail.  On the other hand, perhaps they didn’t — Obama needs to stoke up his fringe base or no one will come out to [...]

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Sebelius and the Cold Math of Progressivism

March 3, 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel a few days ago: The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception. In other words:  don’t worry about the cost of the new mandates — our policies will result in less people to cover! I don’t even know where to start with [...]

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The GOP Could Have Prevented ObamaCare

April 8, 2010

There’s a debate going on in the blogosphere on whether or not the GOP could have prevented ObamaCare by preempting it with its own health care reform when it had power.  Consider this:  health care reform was a major issue in the 1992 campaign.  After the GOP gained power, they could have pushed more conservative, [...]

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With Friends Like These…

March 25, 2010

It’s usually considered a good thing when a foreign leader congratulates a U.S. President on a major policy initiative.  Well, most of the time.  Seems to me that Barack Obama probably didn’t want a ringing endorsement of ObamaCare from Cuban Communist Dictator and Thug Fidel Castro, but that’s exactly what he got.  On the other [...]

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Will Obama Pivot?

March 2, 2010

Anything could happen in the next eight months until the mid-term elections, but if they were held today, the Democrats would be soundly defeated by the GOP.  This wouldn’t be due to any affection people have to the GOP, but rather the public rejection of the creeping socialism advocated by this administration.  Yet Obama simply [...]

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Is Obama a Socialist?

February 23, 2010

He’s orchestrated the wholesale takeover of the auto industry, he is attempting to confiscate 1/6 of the U.S. economy, he wants to nationalize the student loan industry, he wants tighter control over the banking industry and mortgage industry, and he wants to control the salaries of executives.  Bill O’Reilly doesn’t think he’s a socialist, but [...]

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On TARP, The “Experts” Were Wrong

October 27, 2009

The Wall Street Journal, originally one of the biggest supporters proponents of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), wrote an editorial today about how they were wrong in pushing for its passage, and that it needs to end immediately.  Unfortunately, the Obama administration is in no rush to end the TARP Program.  The Journal now [...]

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Are Chrysler’s Dealership Closings Political Payback?

May 27, 2009

One of the arguments against big government and government interference in the economy is government’s unique position to grant political favors to political allies, or to punish one’s political enemies.  One of the many reasons Conservatives believe in limited government is to reduce the potential for corruption, political favors, and political punishment from the government. [...]

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The Government Economy

April 2, 2009

In less than a year, we as a nation have gone from a robust capitalist economic system  with some burdensome government regulation to be sure, to a government-controlled economy.  The federal government has effectively assumed control, by both legislation and executive order, of the financial and auto industries.  This week’s firing of General Motors CEO [...]

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Obama’s Socialiation of America By Any Means Necessary

March 17, 2009

As Obama’s poll ratings climb back to earth, there is a concern among liberals that Obama is not up to the job.  Yet, incompetent as he may be, Obama has the capacity to fundamentally alter the economic and political landscape of this country.  Obama’s seeming incompetence may be related to the fact that he is [...]

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Bring Back The L Word

March 2, 2009

During the past few months, I’ve argued that conservatives overuse the word “socialism.”  That’s not to say the word shouldn’t be used when describing certain policies from time to time.  When discussing health care for example, few words better describe the Democrats’ goal of government control than “socialism.”  Using the word as a blanket description [...]

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Why Pay Your Mortgage? Obama Will Bail You Out!

February 18, 2009

In order to respond to the economic crisis that was caused by the government’s meddling in the housing market, forcing banks to make bad loans to people who couldn’t afford them, the Obama Administration has proposed — making more bad loans to people who can’t afford them.  After spending $750+ billion on an economic stimulus, [...]

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Beck Uses the “S”-Word

February 5, 2009

The Glenn Beck Show on Fox News at 5pm EST has only been on about three weeks, and I’m completely hooked.   Some have picked on Conservatives for using the dreaded ”S”-word (socialism) with such reckless abandon after we became an Obama Nation last November.  I understand the trepidation those of us who actually listened to Obama’s [...]

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The Road To Nationalization

January 26, 2009

The effort is underway by the Obama administration to begin the wide-scale nationalization of American private enterprise.  This nationalization will be far-reaching and touch several key industries, making it difficult to undo by future administrations.  Early indications suggest that this nationalization will touch three key industries:  Health-Care, Financial, and Automobile. Health Care: It is no [...]

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Bailout, Part II

January 16, 2009

The remaining 350 billion of the $700 billion tarp bailout was released to the Treasury Thursday to do with as it sees fit.  A no-confidence vote was taken in the Senate, and it was defeated 52-42.  It needed passage in both houses to kill the rest of the bill, so any house vote is meaningless. [...]

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Catholic and Conservative Without Contradiction

January 13, 2009

I have heard a lot over the years about how Catholics tend to be divided in their political beliefs between liberalism and conservatism.  Indeed, the Catholic electorate tends to swing back and forth between the Democrats and Republicans depending on the year.  It is widely assumed that being Catholic means that you are socially conservative [...]

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Stossel on Economic Stimulus

January 10, 2009

John Stossel is one of the few Drive-By Media personalities who is right-of-center on most issues.  His “Give Me A Break” segments on ABC’s 20/20, along with his hour-long specials, are always enjoyable to watch and a refreshing break from the normal left-wing garbage that the Drive-by Media spills on a daily basis. While I [...]

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Bush Continues March to Socialism with Auto Bailout

December 19, 2008

President Bush today defied the will of Congress and voted to use $15 billion of TARP money (the original Paulson bailout that was appropriated to save failing financial institutions during the credit crunch) to bail out the auto industry.  The bailout went to Chrysler and GM, as Ford decided it did not need a bailout [...]

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Greek Riots are a Harbinger of Things to Come

December 16, 2008

Riots have rocked Greece for over a week now — they’ve even taken over a TV station today.  On the surface, it seems like the police shooting of a 15-year-old sparked the whole thing, but the bitterness amongst the Grecian youth has been simmering for years and has finally erupted onto the streets.  The youth of Greece [...]

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Chicago Machine Shakes Down of Bank of America

December 10, 2008

The Chicago Machine has successfully extorted Bank of America into providing more bad loans (Frannie Mae and Freddy Mac all over again) to the ailing Republic Windows and Doors Factory.  This, after the Lord that Be  over our Socialist Republic, Barack Obama, decreed that Bank of America should make bad loans to pay for the [...]

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The United Socialist Republic of America

December 8, 2008

America is headed towards a Socialist state.  The current economic crisis, which is directly attributable to government intervention in the free market, is now being used to foster a new Socialist Democracy, threatening the ingredients of freedom that fostered America’s greatness for the past two centuries. As we speak, a deal has been struck between [...]

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Repealing the Bailout

November 17, 2008

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has circulated a letter this week to the Senate, making known his intentions to bring forth legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress to attempt to freeze the remaining funds authorized by TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), also known as the Paulson Plan or the Socialist Bailout Fiasco.  From Inhofe’s letter: [...]

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Change.gov: Change That Keeps Changing

November 10, 2008

Obama’s new, unprecedented (and possibly illegal) transition website, Change.gov, has been online for five days now, but its contents keep changing.  First, there was the much-touted flap regarding mandatory community service that was modified two days later to voluntary community service. Here is the original: It was soon revised from requiring fifty hours of service [...]

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Obama Win Triggers Market Fall

November 6, 2008

Yesterday, the DOW dropped 500 points, signaling the biggest post-election day drop in the Dow’s history.  While the media is not mentioning the fact that this may be the result of the election of a socialist, I think it is highly possible.  The economic policies of Barack Obama and the Democrats are going to be [...]

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The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class

October 31, 2008

The Left can’t seem to help themselves in lowering the threshold to be considered part of the middle class when it comes to tax increases and cuts. Throughout the campaign, Obama claimed that the magic number was $250,000.  In the last week, he’s dropped it to $200,000, and then Biden referred to it as $150,000.  [...]

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Whatever You Do To The Least of My Brothers…

October 31, 2008

One of the areas of liberalism that really irks me is how the Liberal elite is so hypocritical regarding their so-called “concern” for the poor, and their “compassion.”  Barack Obama is the quintessential example of this.  At the Saddleback Churcn forum, Obama described as America’s greatest moral failing its failure to live up to the [...]

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Bailout BS

October 29, 2008

Those frequent visitors to this site know that I have been against the Paulson Socialist Bailout Package since its inception, and have felt that it was not necessary to fixing the economy, was put together too quickly to stem a supposed crisis that few understood, and was packed with pork that had nothing to do [...]

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