The Democrats seem to be completely out there these days. Somewhere circling Saturn. But many Republicans are in outer space too.
Don’t raise taxes, ever. Never ever. Cut taxes and then cut them again and again and again…
I consider Brat one of the few good guys up on the Hill. He’s the guy who replaced Eric Cantor and has done a good job of sticking to his constitutional guns.
Brat’s right. What are Ryan’s priorities? Has he changed or is he going to try to cling to the ways of old? We still remember Ex-Im.
Winds of Change.
As we’ve said before Puerto Rico is Detroit with palm trees. Its massive patronage system, its army of “public” employees and big government generally bankrupted the island. Now the Dems want the government employees to get the pensions for which there is no money, all the while stiffing the people who lent Puerto Rico the money it now owes.
There are pretty much no good guys here. The government workers are to blame. The bondholders knew they were buying sketchy stuff but assumed they’d be indemnified.
The gall of some government employees and their politician wingmen is truly amazing.
This duo thinks the system is there to be gamed. That’s what it’s there for. Work that program. Work this program. Count the days until one can retire. The system has to be worked. Focusing on WORKING is for suckers.
I am not saying that these folks in Puerto Rico are doing no work, I am sure many are. I am sure even that some people in Puerto Rican government are doing valuable work.
Again we ask, why even have the primaries? All those hours in the cold of Iowa and New Hampshire. All that traveling. All those speeches. All that money. Lots and lots of money.
They haven’t learned. Thing is they don’t want to learn. The power is too addictive.
It is disappointing if not surprising. As we’ve said, this is a long slog.
“(The Tea Party) ought to go after every incumbent Republican who voted for this abomination.”
It’s good to see the supposed “small government conservatives” undoing the sequester. What a principled group the GOP leadership is. Got to protect that military spending. It’s not like we are winding down 2 wars or anything. Just keep that cash flowing just like it was before. We can afford it.
Can he? I think the real question is – should he?
Obamacare is a bundle of crony capitalist red tape which will make your life more difficult. There are exceptions of course. If one is a drug company there is a good chance that one is going to make a ton of money with Obamacare, so your life might get better. But for most of us, this won’t be the case.
It is no secret that this website generally likes Mr. Stockman and his analysis. Though I would take issue with a couple points in the attached essay. For instance Stockman calls Dodd-Frank “pointless” and not particularly worthy of attack. I disagree. I think it is definitely worthy of attack. However Stockman is very right that in the grand scheme Dodd-Frank is relatively small potatoes, which is just sad.
Stockman also to my surprise says that a VAT tax might not be a bad idea (though one must look at how he couches this proposal,
Look I get that Obama has been a disaster for this country and that another 4 years of him and his crew is a bad idea. I am for free markets and a robust and dynamic entrepreneurial economy. I am for a smaller state. And I am of course deeply against crony capitalism. Obama is anathema to these things.
But boy Romney and Ryan leave so much to be desired.