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Four years too late, “He has a plan!”

Below is a succinct graph from Vodka Pundit. Keep it in mind as you watch the political ads where President Obama and his defenders explain that he “has a plan” for the economy. After all, one should hope so! Typically it’s the candidate who is not yet president who has a plan. Isn’t it a […]

Obama’s ridiculous claim: government invented the Internet?

“The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.” — Barack Obama, 7/13/12. Not exactly. Columnist Rich Lowry points to a 1998 article discussing the fallacy that the federal government “invented” the internet. In short, what the government invented was […]

The social contract run amok.

Here’s a great letter to the WSJ from George Mason University Prof. of Economics Don Boudreaux: [Economists Adam] Smith and [Milton] Friedman and other people of good sense understand also something that Mr. Obama does not. They understand that the agreements through which each of millions of people contracts to contribute to the production of […]

Krauthammer on Obamaian philosophy.

Charles Krauthammer: Moreover, the greatest threat to a robust, autonomous civil society is the ever-growing Leviathan state and those like Obama who see it as the ultimate expression of the collective. Obama compounds the fallacy by declaring the state to be the font of entrepreneurial success. How so? It created the infrastructure — roads, bridges, […]

Obamacare to render you powerless.

Below is a commentary from Rob Johnson about how employers are expected to count the beans in favor of the fines over continuing the healthcare coverage of their employees. But isn’t that likely the point of the government system: if the Feds can create hundreds of millions of dependents on the government dole — from […]

GE, Solyndra, and LightSquared prove government fails in the market.

Here’s the former CEO of American Express, Harvey Golub, expressing a less than complimentary opinion on the business savvy of the Obama Democrats: Meanwhile, [President Obama] he’s ignored entitlement reform, retarded the development of our energy resources, and added new layers to our regulatory burden. He’s also increased the uncertainty inherent in an already dysfunctional […]

Everybody, even Democrats, call out Obama on his Buffet tax lie.

Yesterday I wrote a post on the number of ways President Obama’s proposed “Buffet tax” — which is based on the faulty and context-lacking premise that Warren Buffet’s secretary suffers a higher tax bracket than Mr. Buffet — was nothing more than a bait-and-switch gambit designed to invoke class warfare at a time when his […]

Obama as Gorbachev.

Obama’s rhetorical floundering is the sound of a bewildered politician trying to be heard over the long, withdrawing roar of ebbing faith in a failing model of governance. From Greece to California, with manifestations in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Illinois and elsewhere, this model is collapsing. Entangled economic and demographic forces are refuting the practice […]

Stimulus money for the dead.

Here’s the Washington Examiner: Perhaps government is more like a zombie than a parasite. Especially given that about $1 billion in taxpayer money goes to 250,000 deceased individuals (according to a review of reports by the Government Accountability Office, inspectors general, and Congress itself). How, might you ask? According to Sen. Tom Coburn’s, R-Okla., office: […]

Will: Mr. President, you’re no Lincoln.

An entire commentary of sarcasm by George Will: Unwilling to delay until tomorrow mistakes that could be made immediately, Democrats used 2010 to begin losing 2012. Trying to preemptively drain the election of its dangerous (to Democrats) meaning, all autumn Democrats described the electorate as suffering a brain cramp, an apoplexy of fear, rage, paranoia, […]