Crony Capitalism. The Obama Administration has handed out 111 Obamacare waivers to US companies… And, they’re hiding this from the American public. It takes 6 clicks to find out this information on the Health Care website. Unfortunately, if you’re a small business or don’t have connections you can’t get a waiver for your company. That’s the new reality under the Obama-Pelosi regime.
California’s Whooping Cough Epidemic Centered in Rich, White Counties Glenn Reynolds explains: “Because that’s who’s dumb enough to believe the anti-vaccine crap.” I guess they live pretty much the same way they vote.
Obama Throws a Gutter Ball in South Korea. “Has there ever been a major economic summit where a U.S. President and his Treasury Secretary were as thoroughly rebuffed as they were at this week’s G-20 meeting in Seoul? We can’t think of one. President Obama failed to achieve any of his main goals while getting pounded by other world leaders for failing U.S. policies and lagging growth.” Looking just at the South Korea debacle, Obama tried to renegotiate the trade agreement reached with South Korea in 2007, which has yet to be submitted to Congress. Obama campaigned against it in 2008 and now seeks amendments to add protectionist measures for his union buddies. But the South Koreans think a deal is a deal and told Obama to go pound sand. Read the whole story for more tales of embarrassment for the the U.S. President and his clueless Treasury Secretary.
Planned Parenthood is worried — And Should Be. Their arguments to keep their taxpayer-funded boondoggle are getting more and more buffoonish.
Washington Post Says Obama Should Not Seek Reelection in 2012. This is the first, it won’t be the last.
Complete analysis of the 2010 election in the AEI Political Report. Some of it interesting, some of it encouraging for conservatism, and some of it disturbing. For example, in California, Colorado, and Arizona, 67, 62, and 55 percent of voters in Senate contests respectively said most illegal immigrants should be given legal status. If you see illegal immigrants as hard working family oriented people seeking a better life it might be easy to hold that view. But it also requires one to ignore the violent crime wave that some illegal immigrants are visiting on American citizens who never see their tormentors held to account when they slip back into Mexico and effectively evade our laws at all points of contact with this country. Phoenix is a crime ridden city due solely to violent illegals who commit horrific crimes and slip away, only to return later and commit more crimes. Often cops know exactly where they are but cannot touch them because the Mexican government refuses to cooperate. Mexico will not extradite the most heinous of murderers unless we agree not to seek the death penalty even though there is not a government in the West that values human life less than the Mexican government, and that includes Cuba. Those few Americans who are able to visit Cuba do not have to worry about being murdered there, but American tourists have been murdered in Mexico in significant numbers, and in most cases the Mexican government will not even investigate. An amnesty bill would encourage even more illegals to cross over to line up for the next amnesty path to U.S. citizenship making our border with Mexico even less secure than it already is and exacerbate the crime problem. The feel good opinions of those voter majorities are not thought through. They fail to ask the necessary question of, “OK, then what will happen?”
California Political Class Wants Boycott of Arizona — California Voters Want Arizona Type Immigration Law
Just below in A Quote For Our Times I posted a quote from the 2002 book Government Failure: A Primer On Public Choice, which opines that Lincoln’s phrase from the last line of the Gettysburg Address [“that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”] would today need to be changed because we no longer have a government “of, by and for” the people. The government that rules our lives today is a government of the politicians, by the bureaucrats, and for the well-connected political activists.
This recent poll showing that California politicians are out of step with California voters is therefore poignant. A majority of voters in California would favor an immigration law like the one recently enacted by Arizona while nearly every city council in California is adopting resolutions to condemn it and trying to institute boycotts of Arizona.
If reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body, the Washington elites and liberal “progressives” are badly out of shape. Mentally, that is.
If the Democrats aren’t going to read the Arizona law before shooting off their mouths about it, somebody who likes them might remind them that it is better to be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.