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Archive for 29 August 2012
Mike Huckabee did a terrific job!
Condoleeza Rice did some serious hinder kicking!!
New York Times fact checkers: Bed rest is work!
by Ann Coulter
Poor Mickey Kaus. He’s the liberal intellectual (not an oxymoron — he’s the last known living “liberal intellectual”) lefties on TV are usually stealing from, but now that this welfare reform maven has concluded that Romney’s welfare ad is basically correct, liberals refuse to acknowledge his existence.
The non-Fox media have formed a solid front in denouncing Romney’s welfare ad for daring to point out that Obama has gutted the work requirements of the 1996 welfare reform bill.
The New York Times claims that Romney’s ad “falsely” charges Obama with eliminating work requirements. CNN rates the ad “false.” Underemployed hack Howard Fineman says Romney’s ad “is just flat out wrong on the facts” and “that every fair analyst, every fact checker” has said it’s “just factually wrong.”
When a campaign ad induces this much hysteria, you know Romney has struck gold. On closer examination, it turns out that by “every fair analyst,” Fineman means a bunch of liberals quoting one another.
This is how the media’s “fact checkers” operate when it comes to a Republican campaign ad. One not very well-informed person (or a heavily biased person) announces that Romney’s welfare ad is false, and the rest of the herd quote him, without anyone ever bothering to examine the facts, much less citing anyone who knows what he’s talking about.
It is striking that everyone who actually knows something about the 1996 welfare reform law says that Romney’s ad is accurate.
I was visiting my son last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the 21st century, he said. “I don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.“
I can tell you this, that damn fly never knew what hit him.
Shared by the Mr.
Unfortunately, the Mr had control of the remote last night, and I missed Mia Love‘s speech. After some hunting, and a whole lot of links on Facebook, FINALLY, I’ve got it! Amazing woman! I understand that MSNBC, who cries racist on a regular basis, showed who the REAL racists are by ignoring every minority speaker at the convention, with one exception…Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina. I guess they don’t consider her a minority? I refuse to watch the hatred spewing leftards on that channel, I have to much respect for myself to be subjected to their garbage!
I understand the need for some regulation. Sadly, there are way too many unscrupulous types who would ignore the safety and well being of their employees. It’s quite easy to explain…evil reigns in the hearts of many. But that’s for another discussion.
The biggest problem we have today isn’t so much the unscrupulous businessman….it’s the unscrupulous government. I’ve read the Constitution, and I don’t remember seeing anything that gives the government the right to regulate businesses OUT of business. But that’s exactly what has been happening. It didn’t start with the Obama administration, but they sure are taking it to extreme levels, to the point that so many, who have good ideas, will not be starting, or continuing their business. They’ll refrain from opening their doors, or just close them, permanently. POOF! Jobs lost. More government dependency. no job, no money to spend. No money to spend, less demand for products, more businesses close their doors. It’s an ugly circle, but hey…. Obama and his ilk are happy.
Problem? Well, as Margaret Thatcher so eloquently put it…. “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” If small businesses are not creating jobs, the workers won’t be paying taxes, no taxes, no money the gubmint can waste on useless, and failed pet projects. How will they continue to sucker the clueless into voting for them if there is no more ‘free money’ from the gubmint?
There is a complete lack of common sense in this country, and unfortunately, those lacking the most are the ones who are running the show. Time for some major changes!
Top 3 Small Business Struggles
Small businesses are getting a lot of focus from politicians, because they are a key engine of job creation—which has stalled in the U.S. economy. A Republican National Convention theme of “We Built It” continued the political debate over the economy yesterday.
A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in July revealed that small businesses’ top three concerns were taxes, regulations, and poor sales. A quick look at these top three small business struggles shows they have every reason to be demoralized.
Small businesses are under enormous threats from looming tax hikes. President Obama is advocating a tax hike on the country’s job creators—the at least 1.2 million small businesses that employ workers and make more than $200,000. Known as flow-through businesses, these entrepreneurs pay their taxes through the individual income tax. A study by Ernst & Young estimates that this tax hike would kill about 710,000 jobs and cause real wages to drop.
This tax hike, however, is just a portion of the Taxmageddon crisis scheduled to hit the country on January 1. The Congressional Budget Office has left little doubt that unless Congress and the President prevent Taxmageddon, the country is headed toward a fresh recession next year.
And Taxmageddon includes only some of Obamacare’s 18 new tax hikes, several of which don’t kick in until 2014 or later. The tax landscape is truly bleak.
Artur Davis is correcting a mistake he made 4 years ago. Hope his message gets through to a LOT of others! Terrific speech, BTW!
One thing can’t be denied…Governor Christie pulls NO punches. Heh.