Hey, I know: after four years of economic stagnation, let’s vote the guy back in. Cuz Bush sucks. And Romney’s rich. Or something.
This just in: Romney’s STILL rich. And you’ll never be. Anywho:
Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command.
“What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened?”
Shocker. Democrats who supported the president’s re-election just had NO idea that his steadfast pledge to raise taxes meant that he was really going to raise taxes. They thought he planned to just hit those filthy “1 percenters,” you know, the ones who earned fortunes through their inventiveness and hard work. They thought the free ride would continue forever.
So this week, as taxes went up for millions of Americans — which Republicans predicted throughout the campaign would happen — it was fun to watch the agoggery of the left.
The beauty of it:
But in fact, it was Mr. Obama who enacted the “holiday,” and, to be clear, the tax cut that he pushed throughout the campaign — remember? 98 percent of Americans will get a cut under his plan? — was really the extension of the Bush tax suts. Thus, it was Mr. Obama who raised taxes on millions of Americans, not Mr. Bush.
How many Americans? The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington put the total at 77.1 percent of all wage earners. In fact, “More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the policy center said,” according to a Bloomberg News article. Hilariously, the tax burden will rise more for someone making $30,000 a year (1.7 percent) than it does for someone earning $500,000 annually (1.3 percent).
But, but, but…hey, gotta run, American Idol is on.
As you regulars have noticed, I have not been updating the blog. At all. It’s quite simple, really: I don’t care.
I may catch grief for saying this, but I don’t care: I have little to no interest in politics now. Or the country. The government school dumbassification of my country is complete. A majority of my countrymen are now economic imbeciles and/or parasites. The number of takers has now surpassed the number of makers. Or, more precisely, the number of takers who make a living out of voting have surpassed the number of freedom-loving productive Americans. Once you reach that tipping point, you can’t really go back.
This sums up where we are:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from
the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the
candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the
result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always
followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest
civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this
sequence: ”From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great
courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance
to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From
dependence back into bondage.”
~Alexander Fraser Tytler (later Lord Alexander Fraser Woodhouslee), in ”The
Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic,” published 1776.
This world is not my home. It is but a stopping point on the way to Heaven. But geez, as long as I’m here, I didn’t think it was unreasonable for me to expect it NOT to suck.
After the midterms of 2006, when Pelosi won the Speaker’s gavel, I figured it would be OK. After B.O. fooled the nation in 2008, I was dispirited, but still figured it’d be OK. The rise of the Tea Party in 2010 gave me reason for optimism. Then the public voted in 2012 to re-elect the same bastards who voted for ObamaCare, Porkulus, bailouts, etc., despite saying they were against all of those things. Why? Because Romney is rich…and white, too, I guess.
America, it was nice knowing you.
LOL…instead of “Like A Rock”, it’s “Now We’re Soft”!
Heh. “It’s important to destroy their sense of individualism while they’re still young.”
The eight states whose residents gave the highest share of their income — Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Idaho, Arkansas and Georgia — all backed McCain in 2008. Utah leads charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given.
And the least generous states — Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire — were Obama supporters in the last presidential race. New Hampshire residents gave the least share of their income, the Chronicle stated, with 2.5 percent.
Liberals equate paying taxes with charity. Uh, wrong. Taxes are not voluntary. Charitable giving is. Liberals are far more generous with other people’s money, not so much when it comes to their own.
Obama 2008: adding $4 trillion in debt in two terms unpatriotic. Obama 2012: adding $5+ trillion in one term…look, shiny object!
I question his patriotism. Hey, I’m only using HIS own definition!
Obama chief of staff: ObamaCare not a tax, even though our own attorney argued that it was and SCOTUS ruled that it was.
Chris Wallace leads along the poor schmuck nicely, forcing the guy to basically say “Our own solicitor general argued that ObamaCare’s individual mandate is a tax, and SCOTUS agreed…but hey, lawyers say all kinds of crazy things that aren’t true, so don’t read anything into it!” Um…yeah.
Interesting analyses, from many different sources. Excerpts here, and you really should check them out.
Essentially, conservative pundits are wondering that while the ObamaCare ruling was a short-term win for Chairman Zero, maybe Roberts’ rejection of the Commerce Clause being used to regulate economic inactivity (which lower courts ruled was valid) will prevent future Congresses from trying to use that clause to expand the power of the federal government and thus advance the cause of limited government. Perhaps that cause, plus the outrage from the ruling which will galvanize the conservative base to rally around Romney (which they may not have otherwise done), will put Romney and Republicans in charge…or so the thinking goes. And if Romney and Republicans take control, they will definitely repeal ObamaCare…which means that ObamaCare got repealed PLUS the Court will have prevented similar abuse of the Commerce Clause in future sessions.
Anywho, that’s the school of thought…or spin, depending on how you look at it. What do YOU think?
Team Romney is hitting this economic ‘tard pretty good these days, huh? Does President Jack@ss really think that the reason the economy hasn’t recovered is due to not enough government spending? Seriously?
Well played, Gov. Romney.
Spain stops wasteful subsidies of green energy. In related news, green energy industry collapses in Spain.
Well, isn’t that strange? It’s almost as if an idea that couldn’t be sustained by the free market was doomed to failure…almost, that is. Details:
Saddled with a budget deficit more than twice the European Union limit and a ballooning gap between income and costs in its power system, Spain halted subsidies for new renewable-energy projects in January. The surprise move by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy one month after taking office helped pierce investor confidence in stable aid for clean energy acrossEurope.
“They destroyed the Spanish market overnight with the moratorium,” European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Christian Kjaer said in an interview. “The wider implication of this is that if Spanish politicians can do that, probably most European politicians can do that.”
Spain’s $69 billion of investment in power capacity from 2004 to 2011 was about triple the spending per capita in the U.S. in that period, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance data and U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. Most of the 2012-2013 spending will be for the legacy of projects approved before the aid cuts to wind, solar, biomass and co-generation. …
Investment in solar photovoltaic alone is headed to skid to as little as $107 million in 2013 from $879 million this year and $1.5 billion last year, New Energy Finance estimated. For new wind projects, investment should plunge to $963 million in 2013 and $244 million in 2014 from $2 billion this year.
Listen, I’d love nothing more than to flush oil for good. But until the free market can determine how to make alternative energy widely available and inexpensive, I want my gas, and I want it cheap.
Yes, this is the actual AP headline:
Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?
Read the intro:
By CHARLES BABINGTON | Associated Press – Sat, May 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic recovery to hurt President Barack Obama’s re-election chances? Some top Democrats say yes, pointing to GOP stances on the debt limit and other issues that they claim are causing unnecessary economic anxiety and retarding growth.
ObaMao’s big government borrow-and-spend policies have been crap, with no positive results and a plethora of negative results. So Americans elect the GOP to control the House, as their way of expressing displeasure with (among other things) B.O.’s and the Dems’ way of dealing with the economy. So when the Republican House - again, elected by the people to stop Obamanomics - decides to stop the runaway borrow-and-spend Greece-like policies…they’re trying to sabotage the economy?
Um, yeah. They’re trying to sabotage something that hasn’t friggin’ worked in nearly four years, and the AP treats it as though it’s a given that Obamanomics works and those mean ol’ Republicans are trying to “sabotage the economy” just to hurt Obama. Because Obama’s economic policies couldn’t possibly harm Obama…nope, it’s those economy-sabotaging Republicans!
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Stimulus, erectile dysfunction…the jokes write themselves. But this isn’t funny:
The NBC Investigative Unit has raised questions about two grants totaling nearly $1.5 million dollars distributed to the University of California San Francisco. The money was part of the federal stimulus program and went to studies into the erectile dysfunction of overweight middle aged men and the accurate reporting of someone’s sexual history.
Of course it’s in San Fransicko. Where the h3ll else would it be?
Our elected (almost said “erected”) leaders thought it would be a good use of money forcibly removed from the producers of society in order to study sexual history and flaccid schlongs. Because that’s clearly a federal role, right?
Why, it’s almost as if businesses are averse to burdensome regulations and oppressive taxes or something! Almost, that is. Excerpt:
So much for the idea of West is best. In an annual survey, executives ranked California as the worst place to do business for the eighth year in a row.
Chief Executive magazine has only been conducting its survey for eight years. Texas has been top-ranked every year.
The survey considered responses from 650 business leaders, who graded states on factors such as taxes, regulations, living environment and more.
Texas and second-ranked Florida have the highest migration rates in the nation for 2001 through 2009. California has lost 1.5 million people over the same period.
Its 10.9% unemployment rate is only lower than Nevada’s and Rhode Island’s. A third of U.S. welfare recipients live in California, the report noted. High state taxes and bundles of red tape make operating a business in the state unaffordable to many companies, critics say.
Last year, 254 California companies moved some or all of their work and jobs elsewhere — 26% more than 2010. Most chief executives in Silicon Valley said they won’t expand in the state, according to the survey.
Interesting observations here. Note the performance of the red/reddish states…
Also in the top 10: North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Utah.
… and blue states.
California narrowly edged out New York in what the survey called “the ninth circle of business hell,” sharing the bottom five spots with Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan.
I’m sure the crushing regulations and taxes of the blue states have nothing to do with their rankings whatsoever. Right?
Yeah, let’s get four more years of crap like this, right?
A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.
The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.
Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”
“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”
The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course. …
There’s more there, and you really should read it. Good grief, will this statist nincompoop please be booted in November?
…then I’d vote for Chairman Zero and other members of the Jackass Party.
You have got to be effing kidding me! Nope, guess not.
The Obama administration is responding to the recent report that shows a federal agency spent more that $800,000 on a lavish conference near Las Vegas by putting some of the blame on the Bush administration.
“At least we have taken, bold, swift forceful action to hold those responsible accountable and put in place protections to make sure this never happened again,” a White House official told Fox News.
Just when I thought they couldn’t blame something else on Bush, they prove me wrong.
Wanna see a guy with hair plugs appear utterly delusional? Watch this short 1:06 clip, then. Money quote: “Our Energy Policy’s the Best It’s Ever Been“. If the GOP has a lick of sense (and I have no reason to believe that they do), they will play this snippet over and over until November.
I dunno. Maybe he’s trying to become the first back-to-back winner? Anywho, you’d think his speechwriter would have picked a slightly different variation of the words to display on his tele-binky. I guess not.
- "hate crimes"
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