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.
Delaying implementation until 2014 helped the president win re-election, but now the bill is coming due. The administration can’t forestall Obamacare’s massive regulatory impact any longer, and the result will keep Congress and the media occupied for months and years to come.
We are beguiled by what political scientist James Payne calls the "philanthropic illusion" -- the idea that the government has money to bestow on needy people and worthy causes. It doesn't. Washington is not a source of wealth, and its subsidies are not largesse
Who won the latest Hamas-Israel war? Why, the American taxpayer won of course. It probably didn't cost more than around 50 million dollars for every dead body. That's a good deal isn't it? I mean, American's have been paying the various factions billions and billions of dollars every year for decades and hardly ever get anything tangible in exchange. Now, for our tireless sacrifice in subsidizing endless conflict, is it too much to expect some dead bodies? Hooray! American policy in the ME finally bears fruit; of a sort.