Category: Idiot Congresspersons

Healthcare cost visualization

Healthcare cost visualization

| October 19, 2009 | Reply

Philip Klein over at the American Spectator analyzes the Baucus Healthcare Bill and finds (surprise!) that the Democrats are playing fast and loose in order to get a favorable estimate from the Congressional Budget Office: Given that the CBO only puts a price tag on the first 10 years of a piece of legislation, Democrats […]

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Establishing the fallacy of goverment stimulus spending

Establishing the fallacy of goverment stimulus spending

| October 2, 2009 | Reply

Don Surber zooms in on the relevant portion of reality vs. hope-and-change. Obama and the Democratic Congress sold us on a horrific “stimulus” package with the threat of 9.0 % unemployment if they failed to act. They acted, and unemployment is now approaching 10% and may hit 12% next year. In the meantime, the national […]

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ALERT: Healthcare public option end-run by Sen. Reid?

ALERT: Healthcare public option end-run by Sen. Reid?

| September 30, 2009 | 1 Reply

ITEM — Creeping Socialism Alert: In spite of having the ‘public option’ option voted down twice in the Senate Finance Committee, apparently there’s still a chance that we could end up with it anyway. The Heritage Foundation outlines how the approach would work: So just how close are we to being inflicted with the Obama/Moore […]

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Monday economics roundup

Monday economics roundup

| September 28, 2009 | 1 Reply

ITEM: Milk prices have plummeted here in Denver over the past year. I used to spend close to $3/gallon for my favorite milk (Lucerne Skim Supreme Fat Free milk); now the price is around $1.60/gallon. It’s hurt the dairy farmers here in Colorado, and their response is to kill cows in order to reduce milk […]

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9/12 March update: the Left is getting scared

9/12 March update: the Left is getting scared

| September 11, 2009 | Reply

Heh. Two big signs that the Left is getting really worried about the 9/12 March scheduled for tomorrow. First, a (phony) bomb threat was called in to the FreedomWorks offices this afternoon: On the eve of what organizers call a ‘Big Ol’ TEA Party’, the Washington, D.C., offices of FreedomWorks were evacuated by DC Metro […]

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Countdown to 9/12 — Thursday links

Countdown to 9/12 — Thursday links

| September 10, 2009 | Reply

9/12 UPDATE: Sandra and I are now here in DC, staying right downtown. We’re attending a meeting this morning over at the DC Armory and then will hit the National Gallery of Art. (It is sad how few times when went there during the nearly 8 years total that we lived in DC and the […]

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Countdown to 9/12 — Tuesday links

Countdown to 9/12 — Tuesday links

| September 8, 2009 | Reply

ITEM: My co-blogger, Bruce Henderson, has a post over at the New Ledger about the proposed legislation to give the President “emergency control of the Internet”: S773 makes no attempt to outline and describe what form of emergency would trigger the use of these broad new powers to limit communication, nor any means by which […]

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Why the GOP shouldn’t be counting chickens just yet

Why the GOP shouldn’t be counting chickens just yet

| September 1, 2009 | Reply

While many recent poll numbers are looking better and better for the Republicans, here’s a wake-up call from Rasmussen: Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republican voters say their party‚Äôs representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 18% of […]

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Health care reform in the past

Health care reform in the past

| August 31, 2009 | Reply

An oldie-but-goodie. For a modern twist, go read The Adventures of Bunky and Biggo. ..bruce w..

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The Government Can!

The Government Can!

| August 29, 2009 | Reply

Your Saturday morning entertainment, with a hat tip to The American Spectator. ..bruce w..

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