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Politico Claims its ‘Unclear’ if Colorado Healthcare Plan Cancellations are Fault of Obamacare

October 22, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Colorado, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Denver, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Senate race in Colorado has begun to turn in favor of the Republicans over the last few months but that favor may grow as this week it was learned that some 22,000 citizens are losing their healthcare plans. But Politico claims it is “unclear” if those cancellations are a result of Obamacare.

On Friday, only weeks before voters go to the polls, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced that 22,000 Coloradoans were losing their insurance plans this year and another 200,000 will likely lose theirs in 2015.

The announcement could not have come at a worse time for incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Udall whose campaign has recently begun to flounder in the face of a surging Republican opponent.

Surprising many in the Centennial State, Congressman Cory Gardner has jumped ahead of the long-time Senator and this massive wave of healthcare insurance policy cancellations could drive even more Republicans and independents to the polls next month.
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Crony Union Members Get Million Dollar Pensions for One Day of Teaching

October 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Children, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pensions, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Regulation, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In another example of why government unions should all be eliminated, two union operatives in the Illinois school system have been the happy recipients of million-dollar pensions–courtesy of the taxpayers–for teaching classes for only a single day.

Back in 2011 I wrote of union operatives Steven Preckwinkle and David Piccioli at the Illinois teachers union who both “taught” only one day in the Illinois school system and then went on to be union operatives for the rest of their careers that were supposedly in “education.” Yet despite their lack of actually educating anyone, both were still demanding to get huge, generous pensions for being “teachers.”
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USA Falls to 12th Place in World Economic Freedom

October 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the year 2000 the USA ranked second on the Economic Freedom of the World report. Now, in 2014, the USA has fallen to 12th place.

That’s right, the country founded on capitalism and economic freedom has been steadily losing ground among the most free nations as our system declines into welfare dependency, government sponsored crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all but fascism), and big government, regulatory strangulation.

The CATO Institute puts out its annual report measuring the economic freedom of the nations of the world and this year the leader in global economic freedom is Hong Kong. The rest of the top ten are as follows: Singapore; New Zealand; Switzerland; Mauritius; United Arab Emirates; Canada; Australia; Jordan; and, tied for 10th is Chile and Finland.

And what of the United States?
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Sen. Durbin’s Wife A Lobbyist Who ‘Accidentally’ Got High Dollar Federal Contracts

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Congress, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government Corruption, Illinois, Liberals, Lobbyists, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois Senior Senator, Democrat Dick Durbin was forced to respond to a Chicago Tribune story that revealed that his wife is a lobbyist who received high-dollar federal contracts. Durbin said it was purely coincidental… then offered to sell us the Brooklyn Bridge.

Durbin told the Tribune that his wife only lobbies with the State of Illinois, not the federal government, so the millions she rakes in from federal contracts is just a coincidence. Really. It was… a totally, unseen, completely accidental coincidence… that a Senator who is the third in line of power in the US Senate has a wife who just coincidentally got millions in federal contracts.
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Arkansas Shooting Range Owner Declares Business ‘Muslim-Free Zone’

October 3, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Arkansas, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government Corruption, Guns, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Progressives, Religion, Security/Safety, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The owner of an Arkansas gun range has announced that no Muslims are welcome at her shooting range because Islam “demands” that Muslims kill non-believers.

Jan Morgan, the owner of the Hot Springs, Arkansas-based Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range has said in a long post that she sees no reason why she has to open her business to people that want to kill her.
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The Astroturf Attempt to Destroy Rush Limbaugh Exposed

October 2, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, Progressives, Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

An attempt to destroy Rush Limbaugh through the intimidation of his advertisers has been exposed as the work of a small handful of activists at least one of whom works for the George Soros-funded, astroturf outfit Media Matters for America.

The effort to destroy Limbaugh dubbed “Stop Rush” was started in 2012 by Angelo Carusone, the vice president of the Soros-funded Media Matters website. Carusone intended the effort to be an adjunct to President Obama’s re-election campaign.

The Stop Rush campaign is presented to Limbaugh’s advertisers as an army of regular Americans incensed by Limbaugh’s purportedly “racist” on-air comments. This grassroots army is then purportedly enlisted to frighten advertisers on Limbaugh’s radio show into dumping their sponsorship.

But far from being an army of regular Americans joined together for a cause, an investigation into the group has shown that it is really just the efforts of 10 people. Joining paid media astroturfer Carusone is a Kent State University Professor and several women who seem intertwined with each other.
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Obama Sent Illegals All Across The County, Forcing States to Pay for Schooling

October 1, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Central America, Children, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Immigration/Immigrants, Judges, Liberals, Medicaid, Mexico, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Public School, Regulation, States Rights, Supreme Court, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama secretly sent tens of thousands of illegals all across the country and into every state without bothering to inform governors that he was doing it and now the states are stuck footing the bill for healthcare and education.

On September 29, the AP reported that “Unaccompanied minors… have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state.”
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Republican Leaders Pushing Wealth Redistribution

September 27, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, Paul Ryan, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Traditionally, Republicans are supposed to be against the redistribution of wealth in the USA. But it seems times may be changing with at least three purportedly conservative leaders in Congress suddenly advocating for at least some income redistribution.

According to Fortune magazine three major congressional Republican leaders are floating plans that call for some sort of redistribution.

Republican Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have recently proposed what they are calling a pro-family and pro-growth tax reform plan that would refigure tax rates from the current seven brackets to only two; 15 and 35 percent.
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VIDEO: This Young Woman’s ‘Top 10 Reasons Why I’m Not a Democrat’ Is Fantastic

September 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

Elly Maye has it 100% right about the liars who we all call “The Democrats.”

This woman is brilliant.
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WalMart Can’t Please Feminist Comic Book Fans

September 24, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Children, Comic Books, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Feminism, Gender, Liberals, Magazines, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Here is a story that perfectly encapsulates the impossibility of satisfying a feminist showing that they care about being outrageously outraged than they do about curing any real ills. It concerns the uproar over the 3D printing kiosk that puts a child’s face on a superhero toy–either Captain America of Iron Man. The chicks are mad that WalMart didn’t include a female superhero. But…

A company named 3DPlussMe has crated a self-serve machine that will take a photo of a child’s face and then, using plastic 3D printing technology, will create a toy figurine of either Captain America or Iron Man with that child’s face on it.

The kiosks are being rolled out in select WalMarts across the country and they seem like a great idea for kids to get a personalized toy.

But female comics fans are mad that only two male comic book heroes are being offered. Why no female characters, they ask?
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Wisc. Dem. Candidate for Gov. Plagiarized Her Jobs Plan And Many Other Positions on Her Website

September 22, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Scott Walker, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

It has been discovered that the Democrat candidate for Governor of Wisconsin plagiarized her entire jobs plan after claiming that jobs and the economy was the centerpiece of her campaign. As the national media ignores the story this is another fine example of “if a conservative did it.” We know that if a Republican had done this the story would be leading every newscast and filling front pages of every newspaper.

Wisconsin Democrat Mary Burke has cavorted across the state claiming that jobs and the economy is the centerpiece of her campaign and has pushed her “jobs plan” as the solution that Wisconsin needs. But now it has been revealed that Burke had little to do with this oh-so-important plan and that her staff wrote the whole thing. But, worse, we find that her staff just plagiarized the plan from other Democrat candidates across the country.

The whole plan is a mishmash of cut-and-paste passages from elsewhere instead of any sort of comprehensive and original work.

Burke has fired the staffer responsible for this, but what is clear is that Burke had no real hand in creating this vaunted plan in the first place and was totally unaware that her staffers were just stealing it all from others.
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Communists at ‘Climate March’ Have NO Idea What They Want

September 22, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Environment, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, New York, New York City, Occupy Wall Street, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Reason.tv went to the silly “climate march” in New York City last weekend and took some revealing video of halfwits that attended showing that most of them don’t have the first real, solid idea what they want to happen to address the problem they claimed they were marching for. But there did seem to be a consensus that capitalists need to be put in jail and the rest of us need to “do without” modern conveniences like cell phones, and the air conditioning, heating, and powering of our homes.

The sad fact is that the (mostly) aging hippies that appeared at the rally didn’t seem to have any real grasp of what sort of solutions they wanted to solve “climate change.” Instead, most just fell into rote, anti-capitalist yammering.

It seems pretty obvious that the saying “green is the new red” is perfectly apropos to these numbskulls.

One goofball even noted that he and his leftist cohorts would raise a “resistance” and mount an “actual revolution” against capitalism. I think this goof may find that other might love to inject a little lead poisoning into his campaign.

All in all, this video shows what sort of wackos, misfits, throwbacks, and fools people the climate change movement.

Naturally, when they left, the place was a total pig sty mess. These so-called environmentally conscious protesters left garbage feet deep and everywhere.
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FDR Invented The ‘Liar-In-Chief’ And Tore Down the Democrat Party And The Country

September 21, 2014 | Filed Under Adolph Hitler, Anti-Americanism, Britain, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Franklin Deleno Roosevelt, Germany, GOP, Government Corruption, History, Japan, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, PBS, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Rights, Socialism, Taxes, The Great Depression, TV, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

PBS and documentary maker Ken Burns have done it again with a wonderful look at the political lives of Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt. But if the series did anything it revealed to a discerning viewer how Franklin rebuilt the presidency on a pillar of hate and lies and remade the Democrat Party into a party driven by purposeful misdirection and deceit.

Certainly the series approaches these two consequential presidents as good for the country. Neither were as salubrious for the country as popular opinion holds and both did a lot of damage. To Burns’ credit he does allow conservative commentator George Will to slip in a few digs at how both Teddy and Franklin tore down the presidency and turned our country from a constitutional republic built on a pretty straightforward explication of the political raison d’être of any particular party, candidate or era and into a nation run by sneaky politicians who lie straight-faced to the people and don’t care about the Constitution at all.

Teddy Roosevelt did his bit to end our Constitutional republic, granted, and was followed by Woodrow Wilson who pounded a few more nails into that coffin. But it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who really destroyed the country.

The truth is, Franklin was an utterly failed president in everything but his leadership in WWII. It has to be acknowledged that his stewardship of the war was great and maybe a lesser president would have left the US more vulnerable. But there is no doubt that he materially hurt this country in every other arena.

His domestic policy was a disaster, his economic policies utterly failed, and his disregard of the rule of law and the US Constitution was a disgusting display of arrogance and hubris. By forcing the world into war, Hitler ended the Great depression, not Franklin Roosevelt.
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Food Stamp Sign-ups in Obama’s Illinois Larger Than State’s Job Growth

September 18, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Pat Quinn, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s home state of Illinois is struggling to break the Great Recession. A perfect example of this is seen in a recent report that shows that applications for food stamps in the Land of Lincoln is greater than its creation of jobs.

Illinois has had the worst recovery from the recession of any state in the country, the Illinois Policy Institute reported this month. “There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans working today than in January 2008, and 170,000 fewer payroll jobs. ”

“For every post-recession job created in Illinois, nearly two people have enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps,” the Institute wrote. “In the recession era, the number of Illinoisans dependent on food stamps has risen by 745,000.”
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Populist Hillary To Award Clinton Foundation Honors to Leo DiCaprio at Gala

September 15, 2014 | Filed Under Bill Clinton, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Later this month, the Clinton Foundation is throwing a big gala to honor its 2014 Global Citizen Award winner, actor Leonardo DiCaprio. But with this hoity-toity gala, so much for Hillary being the “populist” woman of the people.

As Hillary and her surrogates attempt to recast the former First Lady and Secretary of State as a populist woman of the people, her Clinton Foundation is set to celebrate with a dozen famous and high powered citizens of the world during its September 21 soirée.
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Still a Slavish Flack: Carney Blames TV Networks for Fewer Obama Speeches

September 14, 2014 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, CNN, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Countries, Government Corruption, Iraq, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Syria, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

By joining CNN as an on-air commentator, former Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney has passed through the revolving door between the Obama administration and the media, but he is still Obama’s man and in an interview with his new employer he noted that the TV networks are to blame for Obama not being allowed to make more TV speeches. It is lain that Carney will continue to be a bind flack for Obama even on CNN.

Carney stepped down from his post as White House press secretary in June and by September it was announced he was joining CNN as a news commentator. But Carney rose up as an Obama flack one more time in a new interview released on the eve of his debut on the cable network.

In the Wednesday interview Carney explained away Obama’s inability to understand the “optics” of the presidency, said he was serious about putting a halt to the terrorism of ISIS, and said that Twitter was a helpful tool for the White House.
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Chicago’s Emanuel May Find His Millions Won’t Save His Re-Election

September 13, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Rham Emanuel, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has over $8 million in his campaign fund and usually that sort of cash is quite a harbinger of election success but maybe not this time as the mayor’s approval ratings crater and at least two powerful opponents warm to a run against him, one of whom might be backed by the deep pockets of the national teachers union.

Emanuel has amassed over $8 million for his re-election thanks to his close association with a network of big dollar donors. He also has a secondary fund that many consider a slush fund.
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[VIDEO] Hotonomics: Big Gov’t Vs Small Govt Knockout

September 13, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Federalism, France, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

In the battle between government models, small government is winning. Hotnomics is hosted by Emerald Robinson.

Video courtesy of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity.


Illinois Worst Again With Highest Home Foreclosure Rate in Nation

September 12, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Banks, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Pat Quinn, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

A website that tracks bank foreclosures on homes across the nation finds that Barack Obama’s Illinois has once again become the worst state in the country for people losing their homes.

Bankrate.com reports that one in ever 747 homes have received a foreclosure notice in the Land of Lincoln. By comparison, the national average in one in every 1,203 homes.
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Cities That Have Used Military Equipment for Riot Control Might Owe Feds Millions

September 11, 2014 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Homeland Security, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Military, Patriot Act, Pentagon, Police State, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Security/Safety, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Tuesday, Obama administration officials testified that local police who received surplus military equipment from a government program were never supposed to use that equipment for riot control and if the items were misused, cities may be forced to repay millions in grants given them by the government to purchase the equipment.

The testimony was delivered before Congress by members of the Defense and Homeland Security departments on Tuesday afternoon in a hearing that was spurred by shocking images from Ferguson, Missouri where police used a variety of military-styled equipment to quell rioting last month. Local police obtained some of that surplus military equipment through the Pentagon’s 1033 Program.

During the hearing Senators pointed out that many departments have been given equipment that they really have no legitimate need for. During the hearing it was revealed that one small Oklahoma county sheriff’s department for instance, received two 18-ton MRAP armored vehicles even though the department has only one full-time peace officer.

Several Senators questioned just why local police need military equipment at all. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul noted that 12,000 bayonets have been given out to local police and he wondered why a weapon of war like that, one used solely for killing and not peacekeeping, needed to be placed in the hands of a police department.
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Panera Restaurants Asks Patrons to Leave Guns Behind

September 10, 2014 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Business, Capitalism, Concealed Carry, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Law, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The most recent national restaurant chain to demand that customers refrain from carrying their legal firearms into their establishments is Panera Bread, a restaurant with 1,818 locations in 45 states. But is Panera ready to take responsibility for the murders its policy might cause?

The stores known for bread baked fresh daily and gourmet sandwiches has bowed to the liberal, anti-gun group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America after it had “months of discussion” with the chain.

In a statement Monday the chain claimed that it was only trying to make all customers “feel comfortable and welcome.”

“To this end, we ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer,” the statement read. “Panera respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates.”

In an interview with CNBC, Panera CEO Ron Shaich insisted, “we recognize everyone’s rights, but we also recognize that we are building communities in our cafes and are where people come to catch a breath.”

While Shaich said he is “respectfully requesting” that holders of legal concealed carry permits refrain from carrying inside his stores, he also claimed he would still follow all state and local laws on the matter.
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One in Ten California Workers are Illegal Immigrants

September 8, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Los Angeles, Medicare, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new report released last week revealed the alarming statistic that nearly one in ten workers in California is an illegal immigrant.

The report released by researchers at USC found that nearly ten percent of the Golden State’s workforce is made up of illegal aliens. It was also estimated that at least 2.6 million illegals live in the state. This number is likely far higher, though.

As the LA Times reports, illegals have taken 38 percent of jobs in agriculture, 14 percent in construction, and half have been in the US for at least 10 years.

Pro-amnesty activists point to the study as proof that these illegals “contribute” to the state.
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Illinois a ‘Sinkhole State': Rates Second Worst for Liability Per Taxpayer

September 2, 2014 | Filed Under Alaska, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Connecticut, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Massachusetts, Montana, Nanny State, Pat Quinn, Pensions, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, South Dakota, Taxes, Transparency, Truth in Accounting, Unions, Utah, Warner Todd Huston, Wyoming | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s Illinois perennially ranks at the very bottom of every statistic that marks a successful state and a new report on America’s “sinkhole states” finds that Illinois again ranks at the very bottom this time for how much state debt each citizen is saddled with.

The statistics gathered by the excellent Chicago-based budget watchdog group Truth In Accounting calculated how much state debt–obligations like pensions, healthcare plans for retirees, etc–each citizen would have to pay to retire the debt in a lump sum.

The group has dubbed the worst states as “America’s Sinkhole States.”

Truth In Accounting found that Connecticut is the worst state in the union with each citizens owing 48 thousand dollars per citizen to retire the debt. But coming in a close second is the state of Illinois with a whopping 43 thousand dollars per citizen in debt.
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Thanks Democrats: Future US Workforce to be LESS Literate

September 1, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Central America, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Mexico, President, Progressives, Regulation, South America, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In conjunction with allowing the poorest, least educated foreigners to flood into this country by the millions, our failed education system is creating a permanent underclass that every year is giving the USA a less educated work force. Add to that a culture in at least one segment of our society that devalues education in the first place and we have a recipe for the downfall of our country.

Dave Frum, the purported “conservative” columnist at The Atlantic brought up a report from 2007 that I had not seen before, a survey that is quite alarming for the health of this country.

As Frum put it:
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Moving to Canada? Good For Burger King

August 27, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Canada, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


Moving to Canada? Good For Burger King
-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals are aghast with the news that fast food giant Burger King might move its headquarters to Canada if it buys out the Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons. Libs are mad that BK is doing this to skip out on paying America’s confiscatory taxes. Well, I say good for BK!

The accusation BK is facing from America’s capitalism-hating lefties is that by taking over Tim Hortons and moving its HQ to Canada, BK is skipping out on its patriotic duty to pay the American corporate tax rate–which happens to be the highest tax rate in the industrialized, western world.

First of all, it is nothing short of a crime that Canada… CANADA… has a lower corporate tax rate than the United States of America. That’s right, commie Canada has lower taxes and a better business climate than the country famously built on capitalism.
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Socialism Doesn’t Pay: Britain is Poorer Than Any US State But Mississippi

August 25, 2014 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Mississippi, Money, Nanny State, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fraser Nelson of The Spectator did some number crunching recently and found a shocking fact: Britain is poorer than every State in the USA but one.

As Nelson wrote on August 22, “if Britain were to somehow leave the EU and join the US … we’d be the 2nd-poorest state in the union, poorer than Missouri. Poorer than the much-maligned Kansas and Alabama. Poorer than any state other than Mississippi, and if you take out the south east we’d be poorer than that too.”

This is both shocking and disheartening, especially to American liberals. The liberals all assume that Great Britain is still the jewel of Europe pointing to its nearly 100 percent socialist-styled government as a model of perfection. But it turns out that decades of socialism has laid Britain low making it worse off than every state in the USA but Mississippi…. and with Britain’s jihadi problem, one would think it would be better to be a bit poorer in Mississippi than be forced to live in Britain!
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Pay It Forward Grinch Stops Florida Starbucks 10-Hour Niceness Drive

August 24, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Economy/Finances, Florida, Free Trade, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, a Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida went on a 10-hour roll with every customer buying the order of the customer behind them in the location’s drive through. But it all came to a screeching halt when customer number 458 refused to play along.

Peter Schorsch, the dreaded customer 458, drove up into the line and delivered his order like every other customer. But when he got to the pay window and the Starbucks employee asked if he wanted to “pay it forward” and pay for the guy behind him, Schorsch broke from all the other customers and flat out said “no.”

That’s right, Schorsch said, no way, baby!

Up until mean ol’ Peter Schorsch got in line the streak went ten hours and 457 customers paid for the guy behind them.

Schorsch said that he broke the streak on purpose, not by happenstance.
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Failure: ‘Cash For Clunkers’ Cost America $6 Billion in Wasted Money

August 23, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Government Corruption, Green Energy, Liberals, President, Progressives, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s “Cash for Clunkers” program was his idea to save American auto buyers money and help “green” the roads at the same time. But the program was a monumental failure. It was so bad it has now been determined that it didn’t save anyone anything. In fact, it cost America 6 billion in wasted dollars!

Along with the obvious problems with the program that showed up right at the beginning, now that the long term effects are starting to be quantified, it has become clear that the program forced auto buyer to spend less on their autos tan they would have costing the auto industry some $3 billion in sales.

A new study written by Mark Hoekstra, Steven L. Puller and Jeremy West and published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that the program caused buyers to spend about $4,600 less per purchase. Totaled that is about a $3 billion loss in revenue to the auto industry.

Then you add the other 3 billion Obama lavished onto the auto industry and we get $6 in federal waste.
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Note the Difference Between Bundy Ranch Protest and Ferguson Riots

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Missouri, Nevada, Police, President, Progressives, Rights, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A comparison between the Bundy ranch protests from April of this year to what is going on in Ferguson is telling. It is also very, very instructive on just how to stand up for your rights in the era of a thoroughly militarized government.

Early in 2014 a rancher in Nevada named Cliven Bundy became the focus of an anti-government protest when the Bureau of Land Management swooped in with a paramilitary attack on Bundy’s ranch killing his cattle and claiming he was going to be arrested for supposedly refusing to pay a grazing tax, a dispute over which rancher Bundy and the government had been embroiled since 1993.

As the government swooped in with a militarized retinue of shock troops featuring armored vehicles, fully automatic machine guns, body armor, and hundreds of officers, people around the country began to perk up and take notice. Within a matter of days hundreds of American citizens made their way to the Bundy ranch in Nevada to stand up to the overreaction of the federal government.
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Despite What Quinn Claims, Illinois Leads In Job Loss

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bruce Rauner, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Monday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, contrary to Governor Quinn’s rosy statements, Illinois has lost jobs over the last year. In fact job numbers are worse than they’ve been in 35 years.

Earlier in August, as he stumped for re-election, Gov. Quinn made a big show of the fact that unemployment has fallen in the Land of Lincoln. The federal government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest level since August of 2008 when it was 6.7 percent.

Announcing the news, Quinn said, “Putting people back to work is my number one priority. There are more people working now than when I took office and today’s good news shows that we are headed in the right direction.”
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