-By Stephen Kruiser
Voter-Approved First 5 LA Program Spends $200 Million of Taxpayers Money without Oversight
As the Los Angeles Times reports, a recent independent audit of the First 5 LA Commission revealed massive problems with the agency, including lack of accountability, spending oversight or competitive bidding. First 5 LA is part of a statewide program created in 1998 by Prop 10, a measure which was supposed to use funds from a tobacco tax to promote health and education of young children. According to the audit, it’s not exactly fulfilling its mission. From the Times:
An audit by Harvey M. Rose of San Francisco found First 5 LA’s commission was unable to monitor money that was being spent “since monthly programmatic expenditures are not presented relative to a budget.” Auditors also concluded the agency was overstaffed while under-spending on programs for children.
So, First 5 LA is spending too much on public employees and not enough on kids. Not to mention doling out $200 million without a competitive bidding process and operating with such a lack of oversight that there’s no way to determine if the agency has signed agreements “for inappropriate purposes or with unqualified vendors or grantees”. Sounds like standard operating procedure in California, which has seen similar accountability and oversight problems with other initiative-created agencies as well.
And yet, former pro Tem and career politician Don Perata is pushing another measure – the so-called California Cancer Research Act – to create yet another unaccountable bureaucracy with six political appointees that can spend nearly a billion each year, including millions on staff salaries and pensions and overhead. With huge budget problems and public pension costs spiraling out of control, the last thing California needs is another big-spending bureaucracy with no oversight or accountability.
The measure is slated for the June 2012 ballot in California.
Chicago Democrats just waiting to vote.
Nancy Pelosi wishes you all a Happy Halloween, everyone.
October 31, 2011 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Founders, George Washington, History, James Madison, John Adams, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Religion, Revolutionary War, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Atheists Lie And Do So On a Billboard!
-By Warner Todd Huston
Talk about making a mistake everyone can see! Atheists in California have done a disservice to their own crusade to spread atheism by launching a new billboard campaign that ascribes a false quote to Thomas Jefferson. That’s right, they’ve essentially become liars for atheism.
In Costa Mesa, California a group of atheists calling themselves Backyard Skeptics have unveiled a billboard to sell atheism to the general public that features a quote they claim came from Thomas Jefferson, the Third President of the United States.
“I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature,” the billboard “quotes” the president as having said. “It is founded on fables and mythology,” this quote concludes.
That would be a stinging rebuke of Christianity, indeed… were it true. Unfortunately for this little atheist group it seems that their quote is a fake quote the group found on the Internet and assumed was real.
October 31, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Health, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mexico, Newspapers, Obamacare, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
When does a columnist write something so utterly absurd that his credibility is forever damaged? I am not sure how to answer that in general terms, but I think at least one journalist answered the question for his own, now thoroughly destroyed veracity. Jonathan Alter of Bloomberg has written one of the most ridiculous, least reality-based assessments yet of the short White House tenure of Barack Obama.
Alter put on his strongest rose-colored glasses and penned an uproarious piece headlined, “The Obama Miracle, a White House Free of Scandal.”
In his Bloomberg piece Alter claimed that Obama is “honest” and falsely asserted that his White House has been “free of scandal.” In fact, some of the incidents that Alter himself notes, and immediately dismisses, carry at least a whiff of scandal — if not untruthfulness.
Naturally, Alter ignores far more than he reports on Obama scandals but he also misses the biggest reason why Obama seems to him to have a scandal free presidency. The Media refuses to call anything Obama does a scandal!
October 31, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Catholicism, Children, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gay Marriage, Gays, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Lisa Madigan, PCism, Religion, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on
Illinois Government’s War Against Religious Child Services Continues
-By Warner Todd Huston
Earlier this year the State of Illinois moved to force religious-based children’s services to break their religious principles and give children in their charge to homosexual couples. Organizations such as Catholic Charities have been told by the state that they either break their religious principles or face being shut down by the state. So, pursuant to that agenda, the state has determined that all children currently in the hands of religious adoption agencies need to be removed immediately.
Representing Catholic Charities of three Illinois Roman Catholic Dioceses, the Thomas Moore Society filed an emergency motion to prevent the state from removing all the children in its care. Unfortunately, an Illinois appellate court refused to overturn the trial court’s decision to remove the children during the appeal process in which lawyers are now engaged. (Filings here and here.)
Still, other motions made in the emergency motion were granted. Thomas Moore informs that the matter “is now on an expedited schedule for briefing in the Appellate Court.” The fate of the children remains unknown at this point.
-By Larry Sand
It’s almost Halloween and the California Teachers Association, a rich and powerful outfit, is in costume as one of the “99%ers” – protesters who claim to be have-nots
A couple of weeks ago United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made sympathetic statements about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now the California Teachers Association has jumped in with a full endorsement and suggestions on its website as to how teachers and others can get involved in OWS activities.
Stunning in its mendacity, CTA issued a press release (H/T Mike Antonucci) which announced its “support of the nationwide ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement for tax fairness and against corporate greed.” It goes on to say, “…a stable tax structure begins with everyone paying their fair share.”
October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Business, Economy/Finances, GOP, House of Representatives, Illinois, Jobs, Republicans, Robert Dold, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Weekly Republican Address 10/29/11: Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL)
Rep. Bobby Schilling delivers this week’s address on House Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators. We know that government must get out of the way of small businesses to let do their job. That’s why we’ve passed bill after bill to reduce burdensome regulations and grow our economy–but the Democratic-controlled Senate refuses to acknowledge them. We can do more, and we can’t wait for the Senate and the President to work with us. Visit http://jobs.gop.gov to see our plan, and see the bills stuck in the Senate at http://majorityleader.gov/jobstracker.
October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Dr. Don Boys, PCism, Religion, Society/Culture, Western Civilization | Comments Off on
Author of “The God Haters” Challenges the New Atheists!
-By Don Boys, Ph.D.
The New Atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris, have proved by their own books and websites to be angry, abrasive, arrogant atheists. They shout from their ivory towers their hatred toward any and all religions and demand that children be “protected” from pastors, teachers and even parents who teach an exclusive way of salvation and the teaching of an eternal hell. All children under such an influence must be removed from classrooms, Sunday school classes and even their homes!
That is not going to happen until pigs learn to fly and shrimp learn to whistle. In fact, I would not comply with such a law even if pigs learned to fly in flocks and did aerial stunts over the White House and pigs learned to whistle “Dixie” in harmony.
Their books are filled with malice, mishmash and mistakes and I challenge them to admit and correct their biblical, historical and scientific blunders. I am willing to overlook the malice and mishmash as normal for God Haters, as is their bluffing, bragging, bluster and bravado. All of that seems to be in their genes or in Dawkins’ mythical memes.
October 29, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Jobs, Liberals, New York, New York City, Socialism, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments
-By Warner Todd Huston
Apparently some of the folks slaving away to cook politically correct meals for the participants of Occupy Wall Street are sick and tired of working themselves to the bone for homeless people, criminals, and other freeloaders who are eating their food. This is called being mugged by reality.
It is also pretty darn funny.
The New York Post reported that volunteer kitchen staff at Occupy Wall Street are angry about working 18-hour days to feed the protesters but are being taken advantage of by the local homeless people and criminals. And they are going on a work slow down to protest at their protest.
For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.
The menu as reported by the Post sounds… um… tasty, sort of. I’d rather have a pizza from Godfathers.
October 29, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off on
Ill. Policy Institute CEO John Tillman Rebuts Critiques of His Op Ed
On Friday I wrote a piece expressing my dismay at an op ed written by John Tillman, CEO of the excellent Illinois Policy Institute. In his piece he claimed there was common ground between the “Occupy” folks and the Tea Party. I wholly disagreed with that. Mr. Tillman has written a follow up that he wanted to make sure readers saw.
The Persuadable Middle is Listening to Occupy; Why the Tea Party Should Start, Too
-By John Tillman, Ill. Policy Institute
Last week, the Chicago Tribune published a commentary piece I wrote about the Occupy Wall Street protestors in Chicago. They’ve been camped out near my office for the past few weeks, and I decided to engage them in conversation on my way home one night.
The media has likened the Occupy Wall Street protestors to the tea party, making the case that these protestors are the left’s version of the small government movement that has swept the nation.
Let me be clear: The Occupy Wall Street protestors and the folks who hold tea party rallies are not the same, and I do not believe there is any real opportunity for a union between the two groups. But what I learned that night is that these movements both are rooted in the idea that this country is moving in the wrong direction.
October 29, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Congress, Conservatives, Economy/Finances, GOP, House of Representatives, Jobs, Paul Ryan, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division
This week, Representative Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) made an important speech at the Heritage Foundation.
Thank you so much, Ed, for that kind introduction.
We’re here today to explore the American Idea, and I can’t think of a better venue for this topic. The mission of the Heritage Foundation is to promote the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
These are the principles that define the American Idea. And this mission has never been timelier, because these principles are very much under threat from policies here in Washington.
-By Selwyn Duke
Upon watching footage of Hillary Clinton mocking Herman Cain in Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s presence, one could wonder: would she really want to stack her accomplishments up against Cain’s?
I mean real accomplishment – not being the poster girl for nepotism and cultural affirmative action.
But before outlining the distinguished career of the esteemed erstwhile Mizz Rodham, let’s review what was said to Mr. Karzai (another individual, incidentally, who owes his position to an American president). Clinton was addressing Cain’s statement that he probably wouldn’t know the name of the leader of “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” and that it wasn’t necessary for a president to know the names of “small insignificant states around the world.” Now, admittedly, Cain isn’t doing himself any good with his frequent reckless statements. Yet, unlike some folks, he does understand Economics 101 and authored his own success by actually creating something. And it is this history that Clinton referred to in a laughter-interspersed exchange with Karzai that went like this:
Well, this sums it up perfectly…
October 28, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Banks, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, EPA, Ethics, Financial Reform, Free Trade, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government, Ill. County, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Policy, President, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, The Law, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Business Roundtable: Regulations Are Killing Business
-By Warner Todd Huston
On Friday I attended an informative business roundtable meeting of Chicago-area small businessmen who came together to discuss how government intervention and its avalanche of regulations are killing jobs and businesses not only in Illinois, but nation wide. Some of the stories were chilling, to say the least. These trials go to show how anti-business the most famously capitalist country in the world has become. No wonder we can’t get out of this second great depression!
The event was held at the headquarters of The Rabine Group in Schaumburg, Illinois. The Rabine Group is a group of nationwide companies that specializes in driveway paving, roofing, and other contracting work. The company is headed by owner and CEO Gary Rabine.
Filling out the panel was Moderator, Brian Kelly of Bulk Lift International; Gary Rabine, The Rabine Group; Garrett Patten, Patten Industries; Randy Truckenbrodt, Randall Industries, Inc, and Former State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, Rauschenberger Partners.
The panel began with some of the regulatory horror stories experienced by the panel. Each story illustrated how government stands in the way of job creation, small business, and expansion, and how government is not working hand-in-hand with small business but actually fosters an inimical relationship. The panel showed how the oppressiveness of these regulations actually tempts business to break laws just to be able to carry on with business.
October 28, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Banks, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Communism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute, Jobs, Liberals, Regulation, Republicans, Socialism, Stimulus, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, penned an op ed in the Chicago Tribune touting what he claims is the common ground between conservatives and the Occupy Wall Street leftists who have trickled into the streets across the country. I hate to say it, but his op ed was puzzling and its base concept — that conservatives and these Occupy nuts should work together — is incredibly off base.
Before I get into Tillman’s points, though, let me say that I generally support the good works of the Illinois Policy Institute. I’ve covered many of its events in the past, I’ve worked closely with some of its members, and I’ve met Mr. Tillman many times at many events. I repost the Institute’s email blasts on my sites, as well.
I will continue with my support of the Illinois Policy Institute (don’t call them IPI because some other organization has that trademarked and they get mad) despite this disagreement with Mr. Tillman. They often do very good work.
OK, now that that’s out of the way… Tillman, my friend, you are soooo wrong!
October 28, 2011 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Budget, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, GOP, Government, Liberals, Pensions, President, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Republicans, Scott Walker, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off on
Wisc.: Walker’s Union Reforms Are Working! (A Lesson for Illinois)
-By Warner Todd Huston
Governor Scott Walker was the worst devil the unions could imagine. They targeted him and Wisconsin’s Republicans mercilessly earlier this year. Fortunately, the unions and their Democrat handmaidens lost most of these battles.
But now some results are being seem from the efforts to curtail the un-democratic, unearned power of Wisconsin’s government employee unions. A new effort by the MacIver Institute and Americans for Prosperity is showing the world where these policies have succeeded in making things better in Wisconsin.
This is a lesson for Illinois and every other blue state. We can fix our problems, too. But it means defeating entrenched, un-American union power and their bought and paid for Democrats.
October 28, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Banks, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Chicago, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Jan Schakowsky, Liberals, President, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
Retired Palatine teacher, Roger Fraser, who makes nearly $8,000 a month in pension benefits off the backs of the Illinois Taxpayer, says that he wants to “collapse American government.”
These people want to “collapse” this country. They want to destroy it and remake it as an alien, communist abomination.
This is why there should be no sympathy for these Occupy-Whatever idiots. They are not Americans. They hate America. Unlike the Tea Party movement, these Occupy people are anti-American to the core.
Remember, these are the sort of people that Democrats like President Obama and Representative Jan Schakowsky are falling all over themselves to support.
-By Alan Caruba
There were at last count at least 643 ways to spell Muammar Gaddafi and I for one am very happy he is dead for that reason alone. The fact that he was the dictator of Libya for over forty years, funded the Lockerbie bombing of a Pan Am airliner and other terrorist acts also contributes to the good news.
These are proving to be bad times for dictators and it is easy to suggest that Basher Assad, a second generation dictator of Syria, will likely come to an equally bad end. So far this year the former dictator of Tunisia had to flee. Egypt’s Mubarack had to step aside, and both Syria’s and Yemen’s presidents are under siege. Nobody knows who’s in charge of Somalia.
As I watched President Obama take a victory lap when he announced Gaddafi’s death, my thoughts turned to what Ted Belman, a widely-read blogger called the Israpundit, had to say. “Gaddafi wasn’t any worse than the barbarians that killed him and will replace him. There are no freedom-loving democrats in the entire Muslim world which consists of seventh century-minded brutes.”
The Israelis have had the misfortune of having had to fight off Muslims not only for the past sixty-plus years of statehood, but in the decades leading up to it. Unlike those of us in the West, they understand them in terms of the insane, fanatical hatred they have for Jews, Christians, and all other “infidels”, unbelievers.
October 27, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off on
We are now using a new WordPress plugin called Wordbooker. This allows the posts on Publius Forum to automatically post from WordPress to Facebook!
This will save quite a bit of time, though I have yet to figure out how to make it post the photo that is in the piece. But, maybe soon I’ll figure it out.
October 27, 2011 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Income Inequality? Not Really a Big Deal!
What more can be said…
October 27, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Fox News, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Liberals, PCism, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
In his recent assessment of his year since he was unceremoniously — and illicitly in many folks’ estimation — fired by NPR, Juan Williams indulged one of those fallacious left-wing assumptions that just screams left-wing spin. It is the sort of straw man argument that casts aspersions on others, this time against Christians, while pretending to be the logical, adult in the room, not to mention while pretending not to be casting aspersions. It really is a logical sleight of hand that all liberals use.
First let me say that I am 100% on Williams’ side in that his firing by NPR was a real breach of journalistic ethics: theirs. The comments he made a year ago that got him fired did not in any way harm his veracity as a journalist, nor were they racist or even incorrect. Heck, they weren’t even injudicious except when taking the brain dead PCism that infests the left into consideration.
But that was the discussion of a year ago and really is not something wroth rehashing here because Williams did say something outrageous in his review of that year-old issue that deserves to be highlighted. In essence, Williams made an illogical argument about how we should think of radical Islam and he did so by assuming that domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh of the Oklahoma City Bombing could be considered as representative of Christianity as the Saudi 19 were of radical Islam.
Here is what Williams said (my bold for emphasis):
October 27, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Obama: Transparency? Who Needs it?
-By Warner Todd Huston
In another breach of trust between President Obama and the American people, Obama has once again broken a promise to change the business-as-usual habits of Washington. As a candidate and early in his presidency Obama claimed he’d bring an unprecedented transparency to Washington. But now it looks as though he’s OKayed his agencies to lie about the records they hold.
Obama’s Justice Dept. floated a proposal that if records sought by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests are exempt from the eyes of the American people, why, they should be able lie and pretend such records don’t even exist.
This has transparency watchdogs a bit miffed, to say the least. Both the ACLU and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) issued a press release decrying the situation. Obama’s move threatens to “destroy integrity in government,” they say.
-By Warner Todd Huston
One of the Daily Herald’s bloggers is wondering if the attack page against Congressman Randy Hultgren put on Facebook by a Rep. Walsh supporter qualifies as “cyberbullying.” It is an absurd charge, but the page in question is an interesting page of which to take note.
For those unaware, because of Democrat’s having redisticted Illinois and because the state lost a congressman because we lost residents in the last census, Rep. Joe Walsh (currently elected to the 8th District) announced that he will run against Rep. Randy Hultgren (currently of the 14th District). Instead or running again in the newly reconfigured 8th District, Walsh is challenging Hultgren in the 14th District.
Walsh feels he has to do this because his District was turned from a moderately GOp District to a leans Democrat District and because a lot of his constituents were switched over to the 14th district. This out come, where it is Republican against Republican, is precisely what the Democrats wanted. And boy are they getting it.
-By Frederick Meekins
On the 6/26/11 edition of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace inquired if Representative Michelle Bachman was a flake. As justification for this line of interrogation, Wallace pointed out an instance where Bachman insinuated that certain members of Congress were anti-American.
So apparently in the eyes of those considering Bachman a flake, it is now allegedly a sign of instability to expose those facts that a number of elites would rather gloss over in the hopes that the American people won’t find out about such personalities and instances.
For example, Cynthia McKinney cannot be described in any other way than anti-American. Not only did this Georgia representative appear on Libyan state television. She also praised the Qaddaffi regime.
People of good conscience can disagree as to the propriety and prudence of U.S. and NATO intervention in this north African uprising. However, what cannot be denied is that old Muammar is one of the great scumbags of the 20th and 21st centuries.
October 26, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Humor, Jobs, Liberals, Security/Safety, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Occupy Wall Street Video Shocker: Young Man Threatens Oakland Police
Pokesomi has hand cuffs and he’s not afraid to use them…
Occupy THAT, America!
October 26, 2011 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Guns, Liberals, Republicans, RightPundits.com, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Hate Handguns? Welcome to the Minority!
-By Warner Todd Huston
According to a new Gallup poll, the support for anti-Constitutional gun banning is at its lowest point since polls on America’s opinion of gun control were first recorded in the mid 1970s. In 1975 60% of Americans believed in strict gun control but today that has flipped completely as now 70% oppose banning handguns.
In fact, support for strict gun control measures all have fallen in support even among women and Democrats the two traditionally heavy supporters of same.
Also, for the first time since polling began, Gallup finds more people oppose the ban on so-called assault weapons than support it…
Read the rest at RightPundits.com.
October 26, 2011 | Filed Under Banks, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Financial Reform, Government, History, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Socialism, Taxes, The Great Depression, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
The Rise of the Obamavilles
Remember back in the 30s when disgruntled WWI veterans and homeless Americans created shanty towns called “Hoovervilles“? They felt failed by an uncaring president in Herbert Hoover.
Well, with the Occupy-Whatevers have they created “Obamavilles”?
I’d say they have.
October 26, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Health, Illinois, Liberals, Obamacare, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Illinois: Beloved Doctor Benched For Not Being Proficient with Electronic Medical Records System
-By Warner Todd Huston
A popular, longtime Doctor from central Illinois has been sidelined by employer Springfield-based Memorial Health System because he has not become proficient with the electronic medical records system, named EPIC Systems, that they purchased and implemented. Patients are so incensed that they’ve started a Facebook page as well as a blog to rally to his defense.
This situation brings into focus the problem of top-down medical solutions, calling into question the efficacy of healthcare by committee, not to mention Obmacare itself. Do we really want to sacrifice good doctors in favor of good followers of top-down rules? Do we want good users of computers or excellent doctors?
October 26, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Banks, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Liberals, Socialism, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Another Stupid Liberal Assumption Dies: Top 1% NOT Made Solely of Bankers
-By Warner Todd Huston
One of the favorite memes of these Occupy-Whatever events is that the “top 1%” is made up of those evil, rich bankers and Wall Street tycoons. This, they feel is why they need to “occupy Wall Street” in the first place, right? Wrong again.
Like most left-wing memes, this one is also horribly wrong. It turns out that it should have been Occupy a hospital instead of occupy Wall Street because it turns out that bankers and denizens of Wall Street barely represent a blip on the radar of the “1%.”
A report on CNN Money notes that the finance sector only makes up 14% of the folks that sit in that top 1% of the nation’s wealthy.
It turns out that medical professionals clock in at 15.7%, while lawyers represent 8.4%.
October 26, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Jobs, Liberals, PCism, Russia, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on
Former Soviet Citizen Schools Idiots at Occupy Wall Street
-By Warner Todd Huston
Morons at Occupy Wall Street have no clue what socialism is. But they advocate it.
Here we have a video of a man that was actually born in the USSR and suffered under that oppressive, socialist system confronting the clueless idiots of Occupy-Whatever.
This is the fantasy land that these Occupy idiots live in. It’s a land where even when confronted with someone that actually lived under the system these Occupy fools want to implement, when confronted with a guy that suffered the violence, and oppression that is socialism, well, they can only resort to name calling and unsubstantiated, illogical claims.
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