In a big to do with many of the Spanish speaking TV networks the president explained to a crowd that illegal immigrants do not need to worry about being deported if they sign up for Obamacare.
Seriously, friends. Tell me how having either family running the show is good for America.
The big banks dump piles and piles of money into the coffers of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
Well folks the world is about to get it, and it won’t be coming in the form of on-high decrees from the president and his cronies.
The only reason the Democrats and the Republicans continue to spend money like they have is because the cost of US debt is near 0%. When interest rates rise...
We have noted many times the very close relationship between the current White House and the #oldmedia. The mainstream news outlets (really less and less mainstream with each passing day) have been stalwart allies of this president and have been generally positively disposed toward this president (and candidate) from the get go.
Some people continue to believe that if only we could get “good” people in government, things would be great. It’s not the size of government they argue. It’s the nature of government. If only we could get the corporate money out of politics (rarely is the same said of unions) things would work for “the people.”
Don’t forget, Obama’s biggest contributor in 2008, even more than Goldman Sachs, was the California University system.
Again we ask, “Who would in their right mind loans an 18 year old, who has likely never had a real job, has likely never paid rent, and has likely never paid for a car, $50,000?” No one of course, except the federal government.
I am convinced that real diplomacy can happen between groups which are fundamentally at odds. That’s really the point of diplomacy I suppose, and I think about the Biblical quote, “Blessed are the peacemakers” often when I am talking with people with wildly divergent worldviews from my own in DC and online.
The imperial city is run by a court. There are the Democrats and the Republicans the President and Congress, and don’t forget the Pentagon. Each tribe recognizes that so long as the state grows things get better for them.
I just read Peggy Noonan’s most recent column and she writes about something we have been concerned about for a long time.There is something very wrong with America. Americans feel less like citizens, and more like subjects.
The economic tide has been going out for quite a while, but the pace has just quickened in emerging markets – big time. Things have become quite unsteady and no one knows whether the current instability will trigger something broader in the developed economies.
Public sector unions are out of control in this country. From sea to shining sea public “servants” have refused reforms to pension programs which threaten to derail public finances.
Despite what the establishment #oldmedia always say, the increased income inequality that we see is not the result of the “rich” taking advantage of unfettered markets and then making a mint at the expense of everyone else.
"When we presented them with the withdrawal slip, they declined to give us our money because we could not provide them with a satisfactory explanation for why we needed the money."
If the states reassert their historical, and it should be said – constitutional authority the whole big government dream could unravel even more rapidly than it is unraveling now.
Is anyone, anyone, surprised by this? I can remember the moment I heard that S&P had taken US debt from AAA to AA+. I had 2 thoughts. The first was, “Wow.” The second was, “Wow, the Obama administration isn’t going to like this.”
When people talk about being “rich” what most folks mean in my experience is the ability to live free from the day to day pressure of bills and credit ratings and college tuition lurking in the future, or in one’s past. Being rich for most people means being independent.
Although I am a PC guy, I have the greatest respect for Apple and Steve Jobs. Consider this: Apple became the largest company in the world (by valuation) without gaming the political system.