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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Economically Illiterate Liberals.

If you want to succinctly summarize the economic illiteracy of liberals just watch Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan make his Democrat counterpart (who is apparently still running against Bush) and Meet The Press host Chris Matthews look foolish. Here’s an excerpt that shows that Matthews in defining the “rich” has zero knowledge of business and our […]

Financial reform without Fannie/Freddie isn’t reform at all.

Here’s Duncan Currie: Here’s one thing you won’t find in the 2,300-page financial-overhaul legislation that passed the Senate Thursday afternoon: any serious reform of housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the longtime “government-sponsored enterprises” (GSEs), both of which have been in federal conservatorship since September 2008. Last summer, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated […]

The drill baby drill void.

Hey, we can say no, but other countries will say yes. And, similarly, foolish governments and politicos, such as Florida’s Charlie Crist, can write legislation all they want denying American companies the ability to drill offshore, but that won’t do a damn thing for companies based in the UK, or China for that matter. Here’s […]

Why NHS sucks.

Here’s Avik Roy on American’s aversion to socialized medicine (Also, it can summarized in one word via an older post — Cancer): Liberals find it odd, and perhaps slightly irrational, that Americans so heavily criticize the British National Health Service. This has been of particular relevance in light of Donald Berwick’s “love affair” with the […]

Here’s Kevin Williamson on the curious (0ver) reaction by liberal lamestream media in condemnation of gun ownership. People have a visceral reaction to guns, which is why the reactions to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago have been so emotional. One extraordinarily telling reaction came from David Ignatius of the […]

Lamestream media day — Re: Gaza

Be sure to check out Tom Gross’ Mideast Dispatch Analysis and his coverage of a new mall opening in Gaza. Let’s just say it’s a far cry from the typical Lamestream media reports about the impoverished in Gaza. Here’s an excerpt worth highlighting: “On a day when (because EU Foreign Policy Chief Baroness Ashton is […]

Greens define “renewable energy” as you doing without.

Don’t look now but mainstream media (aka the lamestream media) is beginning to throw up the white flag and admit that their cure for supposed man-made global warming and our reliance on foreign energy sources is just to use less electricity. How will this happen? First by guilt, then by force. In the heat wave, […]

It’s the government spending, stupid.

Here’s Brian Riedl on why the economy is a mess. Hint: Bush tax cuts aren’t “spending.” (By the way, on that first myth, and this is highly relevant with the news that the Obama administration has turned to former Clinton era budget director Jacob Lew, let’s not forget that Clinton had the benefit of the […]

Obama uses recess to hide his views.

The recess appointment of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) head Don Berwick is unlike previous and common recess appointments by past presidents, explains Avik Roy, for several reasons. First among them is that generally presidents use recess appointments because Congress drags its feet on hearings. But in Berwick’s case, Obama used the recess […]

Frank-Dodd reform: the second time as farce.

It’s said that all history occurs twice, first as tragedy and second as farce. That bears repeating with at least one element of the proposed “financial overhaul,” the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. That element, writes Eugene White, is the “Financial Crisis Fund,” a fund in which Sens. Dodd and Frank propose strong banks will […]