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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ya Gotta Love Them Democrats

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One always wonders how it is that Democrats - with straight faces - can tell us that Republicans are slashing federal programs willy nilly when the government is in the process of flinging hundreds of billions of dollars a month here, there, and beyond.

But there it is.  Kent Conrad, Democrat senator, points to a graph that shows spending to have seriously declined over the years.



How can that be?

With a whole lot of manipulation.  That's how.

Watch.  And learn.





The beast is starving?  Please.

Why can't those we employ be straight with us? And shouldn't we start demanding the truth from this bunch?

Hilarious

"The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility."
- - Brooks Atkinson --

Reading the following, you'd think it came from a "Saturday Night Live" skit. But no.
Anonymous US officials push open government
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press

Obama administration officials are talking up open government, transparency and accountability, but are doing it anonymously in apparent contradiction of the goal.

Two senior officials briefed reporters on Monday on the eve of the unveiling of President Barack Obama's Open Government Partnership, which seeks to promote responsible leadership and stewardship of natural resources around the world. But under rules set by the State Department, the officials could not be identified by name.

Reporters questioned whether the conditions of the briefing would meet the standard for the partnership but were told by a third senior anonymous official that the conditions were intended to prevent the president from being pre-empted at his own event. [link]
From this point on the government is going to be completely open and aboveboard.  No secrets.  No obscurity.  No darkness.  No obfuscation.

But don't quote me on that.  And don't use my name.  And if asked, I'll deny it.  And please burn your notes once you're done with this.  And remember that I didn't say what you think I said.  And I'm speaking to you now, so you know, under an assumed name.  And could you say it was Bush or Cheney that gave you this information?

Unbelievable.

What a Novel Idea. Let's Raise Taxes.

Daniel Henninger:
This week, the president proposed a $1.5 trillion, 10-year tax increase and called it a path to reform. As night follows day: The Obama tax proposals, if passed, would ruin tax reform for years. More's the pity, because on taxes bipartisan support exists for reform to a degree absent on nearly any other major issue. If this president wanted to run for re-election with a pro-growth tax reform in the works, it would be his for the asking. He isn't asking.

There are no permanent tax cuts for anyone. That's off in the undefined future. The rhetoric and substance of the actual tax proposals are presented in the same angry anti-wealth rhetoric Mr. Obama has been using since his first economic message.

This is tax reform from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If passed, it would kill any chance of achieving the reform of the current tax system that is regarded by everyone else as a worthy goal.

The Obama proposal would leave the current anti-growth tax morass intact, other than the higher taxes and the Buffett Rule. What he wants are wealth taxes, period. If he got that, does anyone believe he'd revisit reform in a second term?

Conventional media spin, encouraged by the Obama campaign, holds that "anti-tax" Republicans make compromise impossible. It is true, remarkably so, that an unprecedented degree of agreement has emerged among the Republican presidential candidates on lowering taxes. Less remarked is how close the GOP is now to the tax-policy ideas of the Democratic center. House Speaker John Boehner last week called for revising the tax code very much along the lines of Bowles-Simpson and Domenici-Rivlin.

Barack Obama and his perpetually angry Democratic "base" are the outliers on comprehensive tax reform. And on much else. 
Someone needs to get through to our president and explain the facts.  Those being that we're not going to raise taxes - either corporate or personal - one bit.  As long as America continues on its slide into third world status, making it more difficult for the economy to rebound will be catastrophic.  The dude was, we're told, a college professor once.  That tells us he's smart enough to comprehend the realities of the situation.

If not, November, 2012 is approaching fast enough.  The American people will explain it to him then.