Friday, March 18, 2011

Conservative On Target: GOP Befuddlement, Violent Tea Partiers, Crooked Dems, Fake SS Bond & More

imageAre you having a hard time Guessing At The Plans Of The House GOP? Might that be because they don’t really have any? Has John Boehner has basically climbed into Bob Dole’s suit? It isn't too late to hope that the lights go on, though there isn't much reason to expect such a turning.

Boy, those Tea [Partiers] sure are violent. Wait, did I say Tea [Partiers]? I meant to say Wisconsin unions.

Whodathunkit? 2 ex-Dem leaders charged in fake tea party scheme

imageMore Obama energy moves that will cripple the economy! > Not satisfied with its efforts to regulate carbon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning a two-month comment period on proposed new rules that would tighten emissions restrictions on power plants that burn coal and oil.

[SS] Still an Empty Lockbox > Accounting tricks versus financial reality > Think that the Fed’s Social Security trust-fund bonds represent anything real? Why is it that in calculating national indebtedness they are not even included? Just try and sell them to China!

“The government decides to try to increase the middle class by subsidizing things that middle class people have: If middle-class people go to college and own homes, then surely if more people go to college and own homes, we'll have more middle-class people. But homeownership and college aren't causes of middle-class status, they're markers for possessing the kinds of traits—self-discipline, the ability to defer gratification, etc.—that let you enter, and stay, in the middle class. Subsidizing the markers doesn't produce the traits; if anything, it undermines them.” Glenn Reynolds

"All government employees should realize that the process of collective
bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public
. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to
public personnel management." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government."
-- George Meany

imageInstead of "Progressive," always use the words "Oppressive" or "Regressive."

When called on this, feign puzzlement. "But how is it progress to steal free citizens' liberties, money, and hope, and hand it all over to government bureaucrats?"

Quick Hits from Heritage:

  • The Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that people in the U.S. shouldn’t be taking “anti-radiation” potassium iodide pills flooding the Internet because no radiation from Japan has been detected in the U.S.
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law a measure giving a state-appointed manager the power to set aside government union contracts.
  • The House approved legislation yesterday that would block federal funding from reaching NPR.
  • According to Gallup, union workers are less happy at work than their non-union counterparts and are also more likely to consider their supervisors to be bosses rather than partners and less likely to say that their supervisors create a trusting and open work environment.
  • Senator Rand Paul (R–KY) introduced legislation yesterday that would balance the budget in five years and eliminate the Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, and Housing and Urban Development.