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Government and the Permanent Income Classes

The other day I was having a conversation with an individual who like many on the left believes the rich needs to pay more in taxes.  When I asked why he believed this, he responded, “Because they can afford it and it’s the only fair thing to do.”  So my follow-up question was why can’t we afford it?  I could see the question caught him off guard.  He asked me to explain what I meant.  I said, “Why has it become more difficult for us to achieve success so that one day we too may reach the tax bracket you […]

Big Fish Eat Little Fish: What Happens When There Are No More Little Fish?

Then the big fish turn on each other until there are no fish. That would seem to be the logical end, don’t you think? Not exactly favorable to one’s self-preservation, is it? It seems to this humble observer that this is what big governments do. They keep eating more and more of the food supply (the economy) until there is not enough left to support them. Are big corporations playing the same stupid game? Maybe that is what Kim Strassel is suggesting in this Wall Street Journal article. …a growing collection of CEOs and big-business lobbies have fallen in line […]

Massive Projection on Display: Democrat Hank Johnson Wants to Limit Free Speech

We like to say that you always know what the Democrats are up to based on what they accuse everyone else of doing.  Here’s Hank Johnson, a Democratic Congress critter, on why he thinks free speech is a terrible thing… OK, let’s look at some points here… “They control the patterns of thinking,” said Johnson. “They control the media. They control the messages that you get. So, you are being taught to hate your government – don’t want government, but keep your hands off of my Medicare by the way. I mean, we are all confused people and we’re poking fingers at […]

You Didn’t Build That: Debunking the Leftist Narrative

If we listen to the leftists, we hear two repeated messages… Corporations are not people No one get’s rich on their own, or, you didn’t build that. Of course, these are parts of the class warfare lexicon.   For example, corporations are not people because their campaign donations help balance the torrent of big labor money to the democratic coffers.  So, it necessary to redefine them as “not people.”   Oh, and by the way, labor unions ARE people.  Don’t ask how- it cannot be explained.  Perhaps some strange metaphysical process is involved, or it is simply an asinine narrative?  You can […]

What Has Happened To Our Middle Class?

First let’s talk about the meme that the “rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. That the rich are getting richer is without a doubt true. So, I won’t even go there. But, what about the poor? Are they really getting poorer? That would be a difficult case to make in America. In Entitlement America, The Head Of A Household Of Four Making Minimum Wage Has More Disposable Income Than A Family Making $60,000 A Year. So, why does it seem that the percentage of our population that is classified as being poor never changes? Bruce McQuain ofQuestions and […]

Video: The Burden Big Government Puts on a Small Businessman


Via Small Dead Animals I found this 2 minute video from Senator Jim DeMint(Republican, South Carolina) which explains how big government is making it harder for Americans to find jobs and more difficult for small businesses to succeed. As the video shows in an amusing way, when big government puts too many burdens on America’s economy, it forces jobs and investment overseas instead of here at home. It also makes it harder for middle class small business owners to compete against large corporations (who receive exemptions and build loopholes into legislation through their lobbying), discouraging real competition and job growth. Original Post:  A Conservative […]

Some Thoughts on the "Occupy Wall Street" Protests


I’ve been following the moonbat fest in New York, as well as in other locations, though I haven’t written about them until now.  It really started as a non-story, though the MSM and the union bosses seem to be building them up.  So, here are some of my thoughts about them. I get the impression that they’ve been coached to be very careful about what they say to the media. Let’s look at some general statements, and the CH 2.0 translation. “Greed”= Communism “A more equitable system”=Communism “Democracy”=Communism “Evil Corporations”=Communism Am I overgeneralizing?  Perhaps, but from what I have seen […]