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On the Two Party System

Stephen Mauzy at American Thinker presents an argument against the Libertarian Party. It’s kind of an interesting argument, because it highlights the fact that big-L Libertarians are often not willing to compromise on their issues, and because of that, frequently suffer political defeat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obamacare, Slaughter, and Stupak

The vote on Obamacare draws neigh, and the blogosphere is abuzz with analysis, commentary, and rebuttals of all the latest developments as the Democrats make a final bribes bid push for the votes they need, and the Republicans intensify their opposition.

John Campbell at Townhall outlines some of the tax increases embedded in the Obamacare bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reconciliation, Deem-and-Pass, the CBO, and Obamacare Smackdown

There’s just so much juicy stuff on Obamacare out there, I don’t know where to begin.

Let’s start by looking at that CBO report on Obamacare, and what Obamacare will actually cost. Kevin Glass at Townhall brings up some of the budgetary manipulations that were used in the CBO report to make Obamacare look better than it is: Read the rest of this entry »

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Public Health Workforce Corps

Michael Geer at American Thinker highlights a provision hidden in the monstrosity that is the Reconciliation bill (.pdf, and very, very huge) which would create a National Public Health Workforce Corps. (I wonder if it’s supposed to be pronounced like “corpse”?)

It speaks of regular and reserve Officers, scholarships, loans, obligated service, individual contracts, training centers, the traditional income redistribution scheme of grants and grant proposals, etc. The debt repayment provisions are especially attractive to certain sectors of our population. It appears to be an indentured servitude gig. You sign up, do your part for nationalizing health care and the Corps will get the American taxpayer to foot the bill for your training and educational costs and retire your debts. Of course, if pinned down, I’m sure this will be characterized as a draft, a proposal, need to modify, hasn’t been reconciled yet or any of a number of ways to weasel the simple truth that until Nancy Pelosi votes on it she won’t have any idea what’s in this ‘Bill’.

The provision starts on page 911, section 2231.

Of course, the Reconciliation bill isn’t the real bill, but just a 2300-page placeholder, so we don’t know what will be in a finalized version. But I’m sure it will be for our own good, since we don’t know better, so we should move forward and embrace it! Sure, whatever.

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On the Coffee Party (Updated)

Much ado has been generated by this new political phenomenon known as the “Coffee Party.” The Coffee Party is presenting itself as some kind of grassroots, genuine , common-sense response to the hatred, venom, and racism that form the core of liberals attempt to find in the Tea Party. In reality, it is an astroturf pseudo-movement created by an Obama supporter, dedicated to, well, supporting Obama, which has very little real participation but lots and lots of media hype. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Reconciliation Reform Bill

Compliments of Rick Moran at American Thinker, I present to you the full text of the Reconciliation Reform Bill. Be cautious in downloading it: it’s a 2309 page .pdf file. And it’s still not done, of course — it needs to be tweaked and amended first. But just in case you want to look through it, you’re more than welcome to, you know, in the light of transparency and all.

Just for the record, if you can manage to read a page a minute, it will take you almost two days straight to read through it. And that’s assuming you can comprehend the dense legalese. Good luck, intrepid readers!

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Department of Education Requisitions Shotguns

There seem to have been several government agencies that have been buying up guns. Now the department of education is getting in on the action, rquisitioning 27 new shotguns. Why does the Department of Education need any guns at all? Aren’t schools gun-free zones?

From the American Thinker:

Now I don’t know what’s scarier:  The fact that the DoE feels it is necessary to purchase these shotguns or the fact that the type of shotguns DoE wants have been chosen “based on compatibility with ED (Department of Education) existing shotgun inventory…”  This raises more questions than it answers.

Since when did the DoE become an agency that needed firepower?  How do the Dems and Libs justify this purchase while passionately protesting for gun-free schools?  Is there some sort of enforcement arm of DoE that we don’t know about?  Or is this just in preparation for the enforcement/expansion of the liberal agenda in our nation’s school systems?

Read about it here.

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