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Now Destroying Unions is the Same as Reforming Government

Years ago folks that stood against unions always had that one obstacle of “private” concerns in the way of urging people away from unionism. But today, with most unions being tied directly to government, now fighting unions is an act of beneficial government reform. Once upon a time, the biggest hurdle for those arguing against […]

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If Congress Tells You It Will Save $$ ‘Over Ten Years’ They Are Lying

Over the last few decades, Congressmen have fallen into this scheme of telling us all that their budget deals will “save money over a ten-year period.” Don’t fall for this. It is an outright lie. No, I am not being hyperbolic, here. The claim that any budget deal will save any money at all over […]

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Report: Top IRS Aides Visited White House 300 Times

Last month many were questioning why Internal Revenue Service chief Douglas Shulman had visited the White House so often. Now, despite claims that there was no coordination between the White House and the IRS, a new report indicates that Shulman’s top aide visited the President’s residence perhaps as often as 300 times. In May after […]

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New York Fires Auditor Who Found Abuse of Federal Hurricane Sandy Funds

No good deed goes unpunished in New York as the state has abruptly cut off a contract with the independent auditor who found that the city and state had been wasting federal money meant to be spent on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Thomas Sadowski, the fired consultant, told the Times Union that he was escorted […]

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Obama: Lie To Your Employees About Layoffs, We’ll Cover The Ensuing Lawsuits

Of course I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the net effect of guidance the Obama administration to companies with federal contracts (especially defense contractors) that will be hit with automatic cuts due to sequestration. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning […]

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Batman Says: Occupy Wall Street is a Crime Wave

How do I tell you what you are about to see? Hilarity? Truth? Hitruthaty? Ah, just watch…

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Michael Mukasey’s Excellent Argument Against Obamacare

On April 20, Michael Mukasey appeared before the Republican Lawyers Association’s National Policy Conference and C-SPAN cameras were there to record his discussion of the conference theme: Restoring a Government of Laws: The Obama Administration v. The Constitution. Mukasey, the former Bush Administration Attorney General, headlined a half hour discussion — which included a Q&A […]

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Welfare, Not Work: Obama Shuts Down Minority Business Agency

Hosannas. Obama has finally cut some federal spending. But noting which agency he shut down is sort of emblematic of his whole welfare/big government-pushing presidency. On Friday, the Department of Commerce announced that it would be shutting down all five regional offices of the Minority Business Development Agency, an agency that was created by Richard […]

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“1000 Days”

It’s been that long since the Senate passed a Federal Budget. If President Obama wants to run against a “do-nothing Congress” I hope the Republican nominee obliges him, and points out this fact at every opportunity – then excoriates Obama for being the embodiment of poor leadership, for allowing the Democratic leadership in the Senate […]

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Restoring American Exceptionalism – Chicago Townhall

I just got back from a wonderful evening taking school choice at the Restoring American Exceptionalism, Chicago Townhall. In attendance were radio talk show host Michael Medved, Fox News contributor Juan Williams, and Dr. Paul Worfel, Director of Education of Trinity International University. The discussion was moderated by John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute. […]

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VIDEO: ‘Change has come,’ Alright! But How Good Has it Been?

For a Friday video post: In 2008, President-elect Barack Obama announced that change had come to America. After three years, the results of that change make many Americans ready to change it back. And here is a great for-instance of how the Old Media establishment is covering for their Obammessiah. Let’s get in the way […]

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Greedy Bastard

Hey, remember Obama buddy Warren Buffett volunteering to pay higher taxes? And volunteering his fellow billionaires as well? Well, one of those billionaires is answering — and he’s not happy about Buffett’s generosity with other people’s money.   I have a simple solution: the Massachusetts method. Back in 2000, the voters pushed through a provision […]

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The Ignorance Of King Barack The Dunce

Jobs. Remember those? Remember the good old days when, under the George W. Bush administration, the average annual rate of unemployment between 2001 and 2008 was 5.26%?  (Though, according to the MSM and rabid Democrats, the economy was in shambles.) Capitalist-hayseed-hick-pig. As the cacophony of the debt ceiling brawl subsided this past week, President Obama […]

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A Little Finance CSI: What Happened with Standard & Poor’s

  When bad things happen, you can always count on politicians to cover their butts and point fingers.  Sure enough, within hours of S&P’s downgrade of the United States from AAA to AA+, with a further downgrade more than possible, they warned, the suits were in full spin.  I’m not going to waste your time […]

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Livin’ la vida broke, uh…

I’m not talking about life here at Casa Von Ottomatic.  Like everyone in these troubled times I’m surviving by my wits.  Selling the cell phones and shoes off the kids I find passed out around my old radiator still in the lean-to out back every weekend, then selling them a pint or two the next […]

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About The Abyss

  The republican-led Congress took a timid step towards responsibility Sunday, for which every politician and lobbyist in D.C. gave themselves credit and applause.  The House debated then approved the deal, as did the Senate, and President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday.  The credit rating agency Moody’s came back Tuesday with confirmation that […]

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Two Down, One To Go

The US Senate has just passed the debt deal by over 60 votes, putting it roughly on the same percentage as it passed by in the House. It now goes to President Obama for his signature.   Considering that if he vetoes it, he would pretty much have to give up his combination birthday party […]

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We Won; Here’s Why

  There has been so much charged emotion and inflammatory rhetoric flying around in the past month regarding the Debt Ceiling Crisis, that I was concerned people might not recognize a victory if it happened.  Sure enough, despite winning a substantial and meaningful victory last night, many conservatives are moaning and complaining about the deal […]

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The Magic Number

279.   That’s the magic number.   That’s how many people have to approve of the debt ceiling bill for it to become law.   218 Representatives, 60 Senators, and President Obama.   And it’s possible to pare that number down by 9. If the opponents in the Senate choose not to filibuster, it would […]

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Obama’s Great Victory

Well, there appears to be a deal on the debt ceiling impasse, and it looks like President Obama got the things he wanted most out of the deal. And I’m all right with that.   President Obama went into this crisis with several goals, and he got most of them. First up, he was the […]

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Know Your Audience

Back in 2009, I finished my MBA work with a Strategic Management course, which ended the year with a Case Competition.  The target company was PetSmart, and my team came up with some great recommendations, creative and effective ways to create competitive advantage and grow the company at little cost.  My report earned 99% from […]

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Tool-in-chief

He’s such a tool: Via NetRightDaily.

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“One of the saddest chapters in American shipbuilding and for that matter, federal fiduciary folly”

This is a local story gaining national attention… and rightly so: They are the two ships no one wanted, almost constantly embroiled in one dispute or another for the past 25 years. The two Navy behemoths have never gone on a mission, were never even completed, yet they cost taxpayers at least $300 million. Now […]

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“As long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable”

Mitch McConnell, expressing the kind of pessimism many of us in this country are feeling: Mr. McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, said he had gone into negotiations in good faith over how to formulate a deficit-reduction package to accompany an increase in the statutory borrowing limit. The Treasury has said the limit must be raised […]

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"Don't take your eye off the ball"

Guest blogger Tom Flake over at my place is taking us back to reality: Here is the issue, we are still days away from reaching our national credit card limit. …

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