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@Ragspierre Which still turned out to be zero. Too funny. =)
1 year ago on Happy May Day (Update)
The trust in government is low because of obstructionist Republicans keeping the Obama administration from saving the country.
1 year ago on Faith in Federal Government plunges
Reducing pollution and being more efficient are desirable goals on their own. That said, such measures have to be realistic. They have to work and pass a cost/benefit test. This would be true regardless of AGW. Too much of environmentalism is more about a power grab than anything that is going on in the environment.
1 year ago on British climate alarmist recants his alarmism
I'll go even further. If congress stuck to its enumerated powers then there would be a lot less power whoring going on in Washington. With three and a half trillion dollars per year at stake do they really think there would be no outside interest, no outside sleaze oozing around? The problem is not campaign finance. The problem is what people like Ms. Pelosi are doing.
Getting back to the classical liberal idea of limited government will solve more of this than new regulations will.
1 year ago on There’s a reason Nancy Pelosi is the least popular member of Congress
Ooops, that should be the GSA party in Vegas.
1 year, 1 month ago on Secret Service misconduct may mean deeper leadership problems
One more thing. With the DHS party in Vegas I don't think this is an outlier. It is a power and privilege thing. While it is not anything new it is still a scandal and it still shows what is wrong with the government. It is more about greed and power than it is about governing. That goes for both parties.
"How could the Obama White House even toy with the idea, which it has, of letting them happen?"
Easy one. With the reactionary left crowd, government comes first. Anything in you paycheck that you get to keep is a tax expenditure. You should be thanking the Obama administration for doing the heavy lifting of balancing the budget. Just don't expect a balanced budget.
As I was told by one lefty a few years ago, "Pay up. Shut up."
1 year, 1 month ago on Quote of the Day: How big and intrusive has government gotten edition
Why in the world would you think that the Senate would investigate anything that might embarrass their president going into the election 'silly' season? This will go down the memory hole. Right along with the gun walking.
Now, if this were a GOP president that had said he was scouting out vacation spots and the Secret Service were scouting out the whores then you'd never hear the end of it in the 'war on women'.
So move along, there is nothing to see.
@Ragspierre Just to be snarky...
Only slightly? Remind me again what the nationalist socialist slogan was?
1 year, 1 month ago on How important is this next election?
The Empty Election
It sheds some insight but I don't agree with all of it.
With the election most likely being Obama vs Romney I don't see a good result coming out of it.
I won't even be bothered to vote.
Meanwhile, in Europe, the debt crisis rears its ugly head again. Both Italy and Spain are on the hot seat now.
1 year, 1 month ago on Economic Statistics for 10 Apr 12
@Ragspierre Daniel J. Mitchell?
1 year, 1 month ago on New York Time editorial declares war on GOP [update]
@Neo_ Who was that guy who signed into to law the extension of the tax cuts? Hmmm.... can't seem to remember.
You're gonna love this. Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law
Don't you understand? The future is with things like the Chevy Volt and Solyndra. /bs
1 year, 1 month ago on How Obama’s Keystone XL tantrum will cost the US
Benny and the Inkjets said no QE3 for now.
1 year, 1 month ago on Economic Statistics for 3 Apr 12
Take a look at the previous post about overturning Obamacare.
The reactionary left has this idea that they know what is best for you and are willing to use force to prove it. You should thank them for the boot on your neck because it is for the greater good. It is the worst part of collectivist ideology.
1 year, 1 month ago on The cult of Che and the horror of the “greater good”
@Neo_ I'll still wager that they didn't spend time defending it because they thought the court would be populist and not concerned with the Constitution. There are ample examples for why they would believe this. To beat a dead horse, there are 4 justices who won't even question the idea of unlimited government via the commerce clause. They're almost half way there without lifting a finger.
1 year, 1 month ago on The liberal shock at the collapse of ObamaCare’s “Constitutional” arguments
@The Shark It is worse than that. IIRC the court found that Florida was in the wrong and the vote on that was 7-2. The vote over what to do about it was 5-4. So basically, two justices though things were amiss and wouldn't do anything about it.