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ObamaCare Allows Government to Confiscate Your Assets?

This isn’t a exactly a new thing, but it appears that ObamaCare doubles down on asset forfeiture.  That means that government get’s to claim your assets to compensate for your medical bills, as Sofia Prins and Gary Balhorn, both 62, found… She was shocked: If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses. The way Prins saw it, that meant health insurance via Medicaid is hardly “free” for Washington residents 55 or older. It’s a loan, one whose payback requirements aren’t well advertised. And it penalizes people who, despite having […]

Happy Halloween, Obama Style

Steven Crowder applies Obama’s class warfare…to Halloween! It appears that our leftist friends have much more work to do in their brainwashing efforts.  These kids sounded more and more like Tea Party members than the good, brain-dead Marxists that the public school are designed to create. H/T: The Blaze  

Obama Supported Redistribution in 1998: He Still Does

Take a look at this video from Breitbart TV… Sounds like the typical socialist/communist propaganda to me.  And, my friends, redistribution of wealth is a core concept in communism. What intersts me is that he mentions a “propaganda” program to discredit that government intervention.  Um, that is more of what we would like to call “reality.”  The “War on Poverty” created more poor people.  The Department of Education made education worse, not to mention way more expensive.  The Porkulus failed to lower unemployment, and, in fact, didn’t prevent it from rising.  Come to think of it, there were billions of porkulus […]

Sikh Shooting, and the Big Lies in the Coverage

By now, we’ve all heard of the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.  And we’ve seen the coverage of the shooter, Wade Michael Page.  But, Bob Belvedere at TCOTS makes a significant point, and one that needs to be explored… For nearly eighty years now, the Left has engaged in one of the most successful Big Lie campaigns in it’s history. They have been able to get the vast majority of the people who have lived in this country [and in the other countries of The West] since the 1930?s to believe that Fascism is a Right Wing system of belief.  […]

Populism in America?

Populism is what Barack Obama is selling. Will Americans buy it? Having traveled considerably in third world countries and having lived in one for the last twenty years, I know a little bit about populism. When the vast majority in a country are truly have-nots, populism is an easy sell. ironically, when an economic crisis grips the world, there are two classes of people who are unaffected by it: the very, very rich and the very, very poor. For the very, very poor things can’t get worse. When an economy collapses, they don’t even notice because they were never part of […]

Klingon Socialist Wages Lonely Battle for Respect

Tog Tre’Gok of the house of Tor has a unique position on the Klingon homeworld:  He is the leader of the Klingon Socialist Party. Our full name is the “Socialist, Redistributionist and Social Justice Party of the Klingon Homeworld”.  Right now we’re a small party.  Very small.  It’s just me and my mother.  We haven’t won any seats yet in the Klingon Parliament but I’m confident that once I get my message out other Klingons will see the merits of our positions. Despite his confidence other Klingons are dismissive.  Said Antaan Angghal of the house of Y’hporp: “Tog is not […]

The Gospel According to Barack Obama

And in those days cometh John Kerry preaching in the desert of Massachusetts.  And saying:  Do taxes:  for the kingdom of Barack is at hand.  For this is he that was spoken of:  A voice of one crying in Massachusetts, Prepare ye the way of redistribution.  For now the axe is laid to the root of the capitalists.  Every Republican therefore that doth not yield redistribution and his fair share of taxes shall be cut down and cast into the fire. Then Barack was lead by the spirit into Chicago, to be tempted by the nonredistributioners.    And when he had […]

Liberal Policies Tend to Backfire: Will Higher Taxes and Regulation Help or Hurt the Mythical 1%?

Some refer to the law of unintended consequences.  Others call it purposeful crony capitalism.  But the reality is simple; in a high-tax and high-regulation environment, large corporations and the wealthy flourish, and the little guy? Not so much.  Our contributor, Don, and I were chatting about that just last night.  Then, as I was checking out some news sites this evening, I saw that Don and I weren’t the only ones pondering that point.  Seton Motley, over at Big Government, was pointing out the same uncomfortable truth.   In Reality, this Leftist policy disconnect happens with cringe-inducing regularity.  They push proposals […]

Occupy Wall Street: Advocates of Wealth Redistribution do not Like it When it Happens to Them

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Apparently, some criminals have done a preemptive application of the Occupy Wall Street proposed wealth redistribution-and the OWS folks did not like it at bit. Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food. “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale. “I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is […]

Statism is Killing the Middle Class

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The liberals love their meme THE RICH GET RICHER and THE POOR GET POORER.  Sorry liberals but that is just not true. The truth is that the poor, because of entitlements and welfare largess, are getting richer. It is the middle class that is getting poorer. The Poor are Richer Than the Middle Class One of my favorite bloggers, Bunkerville, wrote an excellent piece that contained the following table that he borrowed from Zero Hedge . Please click on this table to get a full view and you will see that a family of four earning only $3,625 has almost as much economic benefit as […]

Yes Virginia, Atlas is Shrugging

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Back in June, I wrote a post, Is Atlas Shrugging? Businesses not Hiring.  In that post, I asked  if businesses were not hiring specifically because of the Obama administration’s policies.  The general conclusion was yes, businesses have no real idea on exactly how the administration is going to penalize them.  They only know that from rhetoric and previous actions, that the administration WILL be penalizing them. More evidence of that assertion came today.  Maggie, the proprietor of Maggie’s Notebook, wrote a post covering a terrific rant on the part of Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts.  Here is some of that rant… And I’m saying it bluntly, […]

Screwing Everyone Equally: Socialism Explained

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Hey kids, here’s Matt with another example of how learning can be fun… And how is this in action right now? Businesses know that Obama has more taxes in mind, so they aren’t sure exactly how much they will be penalized for being successful, or even trying, so they aren’t hiring or expanding.  When you get zapped for trying, why try?  Aren’t we seeing that now?  Businesses aren’t willing to take the risk when there is less chance of reward.  It’s happening right now, and will only get worse. History also teaches us that this happens.  For a homegrown example, here is […]