Here’s your Orwellian Phrase for the Week: "Individual shared responsibility payment." Yeah… Go ahead and try to wrap your brain around that amalgamation of contradictory concepts. Apparently the phrase is the IRS’s fancy (new) term for the Obamacare Mandate tax.
Yeah, I get it: no-one enjoys the prospect of 40 plus hours per week of the “daily grind”. (For those of you who are liberal, unemployed, or French, the “daily grind” refers to “work”.) But, c’mon… When did we start knocking hard work in this country?
Connecticut gun owners are calling the state’s anti-gun bluff. The state recently passed a slew of anti-gun legislation, including a gun registration program for so called “assault rifles” that has been received with less enthusiasm than Obamacare. And now, citizens are telling the state: “Come and take them!”
Elite New York Democrats are waging a war on children. Well… At least that’s how it appears when the progressive Democrat mayor kicks 700 students out of high-performing schools, because… Well… He doesn’t really have a good reason.
The absurdity of comparing reasonably healthy e-cigarettes to a box of tar-packed cancer sticks aside, the Nannycrats’ main point seems to be that electronic alternatives to carcinogen-flavored cigarettes will drive people to smoke the real thing… Because everyone likes standing in 20 degree weather for their addictive habits.
The problem with freedom, according to the academic left, is that it gets in the way of progressive agendas. So, for the sake of academics who want to thrust upon the rest of society their Utopian vision of “social justice”, freedom must be limited. The Progressive dream lives on at Harvard.
Lawyers for a Democrat in Michigan have claimed that a recent AFP ad is “misleading” and “deceptive”; and therefore could violate broadcaster’s obligation to “protect the public” from such information under FCC regulations. Yep: Michigan Dems are willing to use the FCC to censor a cancer victim. Oh, but it gets better…
The recent anti-gun protest in front of Visa’s Washington office, was less about expressing rage at Visa, and more about trying to demonize the NRA. The protestors aren’t angry with Visa for extending business offers to a legitimate civil rights organization. They’re upset that the credit card giant doesn’t share their complete hatred for the NRA.
Labor Unions look out for the average worker in roughly the same manner Don Corleone looked out for his “business associates”. Congratulations on your victory in Milwaukee, SEIU… Now, leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
A University textbook describes Conservatism as “pessimistic”, and Ronald Reagan as an extremist. (Remember when Reagan was elected in a landslide?) Of course, to be totally honest, Euro-socialist programs actually do “bum me out” a little.
First there was “brosurance”. Then pajama boy. And now there are pub-crawls for healthcare. Because, really, isn’t that the perfect place to hold a discussion about obtaining health insurance: in front of the shot-girl at your favorite local bar? “Get ‘em drunk, get ‘em covered!” That’s apparently the new Obamacare motto.
Over 100 Olympic athletes, including 85 Americans, have signed a letter that calls on the UN to take action against anthropogenic global warming… Because the palm trees that line the streets of Sochi, Russia, are clearly the result of too many SUVs on the road, and not the result of typical sub-tropical weather tendencies.
Oh sure, Russians might have Wi-Fi, post-soviet sedans, and Hugo Boss… But it’s not exactly the revolutionized and reformed former communist state we’re supposed to believe.
As a general rule, if someone like Harry Reid agrees with you, or praises your actions, some very serious questions should race through your mind: “What did I do wrong? How did I get to this point? Do I really want to be here? Who am I? Did I just have a stroke? Am I on candid camera?”
So far in the Sochi Olympics, America is not leading the medal count. But, financially speaking, that might not be so bad for our proud Olympians. Unlike many competing nations, the United States taxes athletes on their success at the World Games. Congratulations on your gold medal! Now where’s Uncle Sam’s share?
Beretta decided, after Maryland’s recent adoption of restrictive gun control measures, that the state no longer deserves his company’s hard earned tax dollars. And Beretta is not the only company making such decisions. Sturm Ruger, and Smith & Wesson, recently announced that they will no longer be selling their firearms in the state of California.
Have you thought about becoming an Ambassador, diplomat, or foreign dignitary? Well, just donate a few million dollars to your friendly Chicago-style politician, and help him become President. Once he’s in charge, you might even get a nomination to far-away-lands that you know nothing about!
So, we have people with dropped coverage, part time work, facing higher premiums (which they are forced by law to purchase) in addition to 2.5 million more “free agents” being added to the unemployment rolls. Wow… Liberal economic theory is weird...
The President unveiled his executive memorandum creating “MyRA” savings bonds; saying that “I could do more with Congress, but I'm not going to not do anything without Congress”. Good. Now we’re all confused. It’s nice that we have a leader who can unite us.
If the Broncos lose, Manning could pay as much as 101.83 percent of this weekend’s paycheck to the Garden State in taxes. For the sake of liberty and property rights, maybe we should pull for the Broncos.