Killers, baby and otherwise

The Center for Disease Control Loses Its Grip-Paul RaheMeanwhile, at the National Institutes of Health, the Director is saying Ebola in the US is a problem because his budget was cut. That cut was in Obama’s budget. This did not trouble the Obama NIH when they needed millions for Lesbian Obesity research.Nonetheless, the Dems are… Continue reading Killers, baby and otherwise

Protection racket

I don't remember where I found the link to the ThinkProgress post entitled Republicans Reject Obamacare ‘Fix’ Because It Includes Too Many Consumer Protections, and I am certainly not going to risk sending them any traffic by providing it here. Still, the hypocrisy should be noted for its humor. The post castigates House Republicans for… Continue reading Protection racket

The #SeekRenters

The sequester debate isn't about spending cuts, it's about a tiny slowing in the rate of increase of funds transferred to Federal rent seekers. Noted in the Wall Street Journal: The Unscary Sequester In Mr. Obama's first two years, while private businesses and households were spending less and deleveraging, federal domestic discretionary spending soared by… Continue reading The #SeekRenters

Four more years

The president's insistence on taxing "the rich" is populist tripe, because he presents an argument that a relatively tiny amount of taxation revenue will make a serious contribution toward solving our deficit and indebtedness problems, while he simultaneously promotes more government spending.His ideological refusal to stop incurring debt makes a mockery of his argument for… Continue reading Four more years

Iceberg ahead, Sir! Steady as she goes, Helmsman.

Nancy Pelosi is being coy about her support for the Government bailout of the Government. Congressional Liberals are whinging about 'Satan Sandwiches.' The statist street is suggesting Obama has betrayed them - again. The Vice President called the tea party "terrorists." "Hostage takers," is the Progressive phrase of the day. If the hard left doesn't… Continue reading Iceberg ahead, Sir! Steady as she goes, Helmsman.

If the tea party are Hobbits, John McCain is Boromir

Nominations for Grima Wormtongue are open.John McCain quoted the Wall Street Journal the other day to the effect that tea party aspirations for an end to fiscal insanity resemble a J. R. R. Tolkien fantasy....[T]he tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.Yesterday, the Journal found it expedient to explain the obvious:These columns… Continue reading If the tea party are Hobbits, John McCain is Boromir

Twenty Two and Sixty

Who voted for a "voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion:"Justin Amash (Mich.)Michele Bachmann (Minn.)Chip Cravaack (Minn.)Jason Chaffetz (Utah)Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.)Tom Graves (Ga.)Tim Huelskamp (Kans.)Steve King (Iowa)Tim Johnson (Ill.)Tom McClintock (Calif.)Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)Ron Paul (Texas)Connie Mack (Fla.)Jim Jordan (Ohio)Tim Scott (S.C.)Paul Broun (Ga.)Tom Latham (Iowa)Jeff Duncan (S.C.)Trey Gowdy (S.C.)Steve Southerland (Fla.)Joe Walsh (Ill.)Joe Wilson (S.C.)Tim Walberg… Continue reading Twenty Two and Sixty

The United States has already defaulted

There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.– Ludwig von MisesThe tea… Continue reading The United States has already defaulted

Demoralized and ready to quit

We need a term for the 'anti-Chicken Little'. 'Pollyanna' is an inexact antonym and probably insufficient to the task. The 'Boy who didn't cry Wolf'? The sky is falling. The rose colored glasses are broken. The Wolf is feasting on our sheep. Somewhere, Cassandra is crying. But Megan McCardle still thinks the US has a… Continue reading Demoralized and ready to quit