Posts Tagged ‘ Politics ’

Is a New Rouge Army at Work in US Schools?

March 7, 2010
By John
Is a New Rouge Army at Work in US Schools?

I was watching the local news Thursday night – something I seldom do because it is usually not informative – and learned that there were around 100 protests around the nation against public education budget cuts.  They got a good amount of coverage by the local and national press, and were almost uniformly presented as understandable...
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Time to Finally Finish Off The Banks? New Treasury Idea Gives Hope to Haitian-Style Takeover Of America

February 28, 2010
By John
Time to Finally Finish Off The Banks? New Treasury Idea Gives Hope to Haitian-Style Takeover Of America

Administration Proposes Ban on Foreclosures In what could prove to be most destructive proposal yet floated by our friends in Washington – and it’s tough to reach that level of fecklessness in a parade that includes floats submitted by ObamaCare; Cap & Trade; Stimulus I, II and III; Sotomayor; Bond holder rip-offs at GM...
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Health Care Forecast: Politicians Marching Ever Deeper into the Swamp

February 24, 2010
By John
Health Care Forecast:  Politicians Marching Ever Deeper into the Swamp

Tomorrow’s Grand Health Care Summit is burning up a lot of BTU’s on television, radio, and the blogosphere despite the likely emergence of a national state of ennui over the whole thing.  So we’ll keep this one short and quasi-educational by taking a stab at a couple of key questions about Health Care, and...
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None Dare Call It Nullification

February 20, 2010
By John
None Dare Call It Nullification

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that at least 30 states are working to pass legislation or launch ballot initiatives that would throw down a gauntlet before the Administration and Congress on ObamaCare.  The proposals vary a bit from state to state, but are generally called something like The Healthcare Freedom Act.  At...
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Key to Curing the Political Class: Take the Fun Out of Governing

February 17, 2010
By John
Key to Curing the Political Class: Take the Fun Out of Governing

Pollster Scott Rasmussen Discovers Cure for Rampant Mental Illness in Washington Ok, so I’m kidding.  But we did learn something interesting this week about the politician’s mindset.  Rasmussen has confirmed what could be the critical fault line in American political culture today.  And, by implication, his findings may help explain why it seems like nobody...
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Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

February 15, 2010
By John
Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

Senator Bayh Calls It Quits According to a report in the Wall Street Journal today, Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is not running for re-election this year.  In explanatory comments made just a few moments ago, he claims it is because of the ‘excessive partisan gridlock’ that plagues Congress.   If that excuse rings hollow to you,...
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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Restoring Civil Government in the United States

February 7, 2010
By John
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Restoring Civil Government in the United States

Pollsters and pundits across the political spectrum tell us that the public is fed up with politicians, personal attacks and hyper-partisanship.  They tell us that we are being divided into camps by special interests and power hungry pols, and that the volume and intensity of their disputes could splinter the country.  Many make the...
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Tried and Failed: The Futility of a Jobs Tax Credit

February 1, 2010
By John
Tried and Failed: The Futility of a Jobs Tax Credit

Details have yet to be announced, but the White House is set to propose the resurrection of yet another failed ‘stimulus’ program from the Carter era this week – the Jobs Tax Credit.   Why?  Because the societal engineers running the government think they can direct resources and create ‘desirable’ work through Rube Goldbergian machinations,...
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Public to Congress: You’re Fired. Again.

January 30, 2010
By John
Public to Congress: You’re Fired.  Again.

In a stunning development, RoughTruths.com has learned that e-mails containing pre-termination notices went out to over one-third of Congressional Democrats Friday afternoon.  Formal notices will be issued on or about November 2, 2010.  The notices were sent in response to the President’s defiant State of the Union Address defending his deeply unpopular ‘hope and...
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Is the Iron Chef in Chief Fast Tracking Another Financial Crisis?

January 24, 2010
By John
Is the Iron Chef in Chief Fast Tracking Another Financial Crisis?

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatheads? This week, a panicked American political leadership took important steps toward pushing our financial system off a cliff.    The election loss on Tuesday triggered a round-robin of recriminations, accusations and repositioning by elected politicians around the country.  And on Wednesday the President joined the chorus of confusion with a...
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