We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I’d like to write this off to the law of unintended consequences, but that would be pure nonsense. Not only was this known as a probable outcome, but Democrats lied through their teeth when they denied it. It was and is completely intended. It is the companies, however, that will be demonized for doing precisely what Democrats hoped they’d do (or, one assumes, the penalty for not supplying health care would have been much higher and any tax on Cadillac plans much lower). Single payer, here we come.
I'm not a particular fan of either Goldman Sachs or Congress, but today's hearing confirms that, given a choice, I'd rather have Goldman Sachs regulating Congress than Congress regulating Goldman Sachs. Goldman's employees are much smarter, considerably more honest, and far more likely to have my interests at heart.
“I’m sick and tired of Obama and the White House coming out with yet another new crisis that has to be fixed by government sticking it to the people and taking more of what we earn and produce. Instead of allowing our small businesses especially to keep what we earn… But see, to many in the White House including our own president, I don’t know when they’ve run a business. I don’t know when they’ve been a CEO where they had to look out for the bottom line and they had to make payroll and live within their own means with a budget. They’re from government. They’re community organizers. They’ve been spending other people’s money for so long that the free enterprise principles that all of us believe in, it’s all foreign to them.“
The commentary from the left on Arizona's new law a) paints it as anti-immigrant, when in fact it is not aimed at either resident aliens or naturalized citizens and b) repeatedly states that it will be used by police to harass people solely on the basis of their skin color. I have repeatedly asked people stating the latter to cite the provision in the law that permits them to do this. So far, no replies.
RonF ... Charles Krauthammer said last night on Fox News that these rumors that the Arizona authorities are going to start a drive to stop motorists and others who "look Hispanic" and try to drive them back across our border are a deliberately deceptive effort to cause unrest and doubt among legal resident Hispanics. Krauthammer pointed out that this ploy will redound against the Democrats in the long run. Best thing we can do is point out that Americans already frequently have to show I.D. proof when they do such things as pick up prescriptions at the drug store, deal with a traffic accident, pay taxes, or have other quite common contacts with state and federal government agencies. It's no big deal. And this is a nasty red herring being used to demonize the government for, well, governing Most of the turkeys who are bringing up these arguments haven't even read the bill.
Isn't that typical?
Meanwhile, the 'elephant in the room' is that the Rederal government hasn't carried out its responsibility to protect its borders and the citizens within them.
...and i like 'rederal' too, a communist 'federal'.
if you combine 'policy' and 'scandal' in order to describe a new phenom, the deliberately scandalous policy ("we won, you grovel"), you can make 'pandal'. So we would have 'rederal pandals' coming out our ears --