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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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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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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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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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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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NJ Town Suing Homeowners to Fix Own Sidewalks or Face Fines

August 13, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, New Jersey, Progressives, Rights, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Can cities take our taxes, but pass laws that force local citizens to individually pay for services anyway, thereby making tax dollars used solely to pay city worker’s salaries? One city in New Jersey is trying this ploy, anyway.

City authorities in Highland Park, New Jersey have stopped using tax dollars to fix sidewalks and are attempting to force residents to pay their own money to replace the deteriorating concrete slabs in front of their homes–slabs put in by the city years ago and originally paid for with tax money. Worse, now the city is taking residents to court who have refused to pay their own cash to fix these sidewalks.

Two years ago the city of Highland Park passed an ordinance to save tax dollars by requiring residents to pay their own money to fix the sidewalks.
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Taxpayers Lose $23.5 Million to Pay IRS Union Members to Do Union Business On The Clock

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, NLRB, Pensions, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Here is a perfect example of why unions should be outlawed for all government workers. And I do mean all government workers. A new study finds that we, the American taxpayer, are ripped off to the tune of $23.5 million a year in tax money that goes to pay IRS union members to do union work while they are on the clock and supposed to be working for we, the people.

That’s right, you the taxpayer are paying IRS workers not to do IRS work. You are paying IRS employees to do nothing productive.

This is called “official time” (sometimes it’s called “union time”) and it is paid to IRS employees who are officers in the government union. These union officers carry out union work on the clock, during the time they are supposed to be doing work for the IRS.

Some of the activities these thieves engage in are things such as organizing union meetings, talking to other union members about union matters, or going on union-sponsored training events that aren’t training for IRS work but is instead training for union issues. And you are paying them a salary to do all this.
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Pelosi Breaks Decorum, Chases Republican Around House Chamber

August 3, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Central America, Children, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, Mexico, Nancy Pelosi, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After Congressman Tom Marino (R, PA) made the assertion that the Democrats did nothing about the immigration mess when they controlled both houses of Congress, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke House decorum by running after the Pennsylvanian to berate him for his address.

Marino appeared on the floor on Friday, August 1, to voice his support for the passage of the Republican effort to deal with this immigration crisis and noted that Democrats are full of complaining, but are culpable, at least in part, for the situation getting as bad as it has gotten.

“We don’t have law and order,” Marino said of the border crisis. “My colleagues on the other side don’t want to do anything about it.”
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Michelle Obama: ‘The Blood of Africa Runs Through My Veins’ (Barack Silent)

August 3, 2014 | Filed Under Africa, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government Corruption, Liberals, Michelle Obama, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Encouraging African women to buck tradition and get an education, First Lady Michelle Obama informed them that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins.

Addressing the participants at this year’s Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, the First Lady said that the “roots” of her “family tree are in Africa.”

“My husband’s father was born and raised in Kenya. Members of our extended family still live there. I have had the pleasure of traveling to Africa many times over the years, including four trips as first lady, and I have brought my mother and my daughters along whenever I can,” she told those gathered.
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Happy Birthday Milton Friedman: His 7 Most Notable Quotes

July 31, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Economy/Finances, Education, Free Trade, Jobs, Keynesian, Money, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Rob Nikolewski

Harry Truman once complained he wanted to find a one-handed economist because he was tired of asking a direct question of those on his economic team, only to have them say, “On the one hand … but on the other hand.”

If there was one hand that noted economist Milton Friedman favored, it was the “invisible hand” of the free market.

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of Friedman’s birth. He died in 2006, but during his long career Friedman won over admirers and drove left-of-center critics crazy with his direct and eloquent defense of capitalism.

Friedman won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1976. But perhaps his greatest influence was nudging people who otherwise may have had little interest in the “dismal science” of economics to look at the world through a new set of eyes and question their assumptions.

CLICK to The Daily Signal for some of Friedman’s most notable quotes.
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Dem Chair Says Obama ‘Doing His Job Less Often’ Than Any Prez Since Cleveland?

July 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we see how stupid Democrat Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is with a clumsy comment filled with false implications and absurd assumptions not to mention unintentional hilarity as this fool proclaims that Obama has done his job “less often” than any president since Grover Cleveland.

In an appearance on the odious and bottom rated MSNBC, Wasserman Schultz made this messy verbal blunder which in itself is pretty amusing. But underlying her garbled, inarticulate point is a base assumption that proves the lies that Democrats promulgate of what constitutes a president’s job.

But first the video, courtesy of the NRCC:

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is what this nitwit said…
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America’s Public Schools are Broken: Teachers Unions vs. Students

July 30, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Public School, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Courtesy of Illinois Review, Terry Moe, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, discusses the dilemma in American education and offers solutions.

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