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Under Obamacare, Healthcare Costs Soar & Obama’s $40 Million Vacation Tab

April 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Senate, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember how our liar in chief said that under his all powerful Obamacare law medical costs would go down? That apparently was the next lie of the year after his lie that we could all keep our doctors and insurance if we liked it as spending on healthcare exploded in the first Obamacare quarter and it’s now higher than ever.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released a new report that shows that healthcare spending grew 9.9 percent as Obamacare takes effect.

“It’s the biggest percent change in health-care spending since 1980, when health-care spending jumped 10% in the third quarter,” Business Insider reports. “Analysts said it’s primarily due to a consumption boost from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Adjusted for inflation, America is spending more on health care than ever before.”

Meanwhile the price of fixing the catastrophically failed Obamacare website has passed $121 million tax dollars.

“There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Obamacare website expenses,” said Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R, CA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman.
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Obama Forcing the Closure of Fast Food Outlets on Military Bases

April 29, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Marines, Military, Minimum Wage, Navy, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Four restaurants, three of which are McDonald’s, have closed down on several military bases and a host of other outlets, like Pizza Huts, are also saying they will soon be closing their shops. These closures will seriously damage the quality of life for our soldiers on our military bases and it is all thanks to Barack Obama.

The shocking report from the Military Times has several Republican lawmakers alarmed that the quality of life on our military bases will be diminished thanks to Obama’s meddling.

According the MT, several other contractors who operate restaurants and other small businesses on military bases “have asked to be released from their Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracts to operate fast food restaurants at two other installations.”
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Francis: Our Commie Pope

April 28, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christianity, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Government Corruption, Italy, Liberals, Progressives, Religion, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last year Pope Francis stirred passions on both sides of the political aisle with a major statement that seemed to show that he was an anti-capitalist commie. And while for weeks afterward he and his spokesmen denied the characterization of a commie pope, we may now have yet another example of Pope Francis going red with a new message on the Papal Twitter feed.

On April 28, the Papal Twitter account had this message: “Inequality is the root of social evil.”

This is pure communist pap. This buzzword of “inequality” is free of both substance and truth.
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Obama Library Starts Off With $100 Million in Corruption in Chicago

April 27, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Pat Quinn, President, Progressives, Rham Emanuel, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Why is it not a surprise that the first moves to make Chicago the home of the Barack Hussein Obama Presidential Library are born in corruption? But I suppose it is a fitting way to start a library for one of the biggest failure and most corrupt politicians ever to sit in the White House.

In the most bankrupt state in the union the Illinois Democrat Party floated the idea of using $100 million in taxpayer dollars to set up the BO Library and the way they went about it all was 100 percent corruption.

Illinois Democrats are desperate to have Chicago named as the site of the Obama Presidential Library, so desperate they pulled a sneaky “off-site” vote to spend $100 million in tax dollars on its construction. But the underhanded vote and the unfunded expenditure of millions the state doesn’t have had Democrats running for cover after politicians, the media, and the voters erupted in criticism of the move.

The snap decision to throw $100 million tax dollars at a project that isn’t even assured came in for heavy criticism in a state that has one of the worst budget overruns in the country. But the way the decision was made and the many conflicts of interest involved in the campaigning for the library also raised eyebrows all across the state.

One such conflict is that the woman who heads the Illinois Arts Council Agency is the wife of the Speaker of the Illinois House, Democrat Michael Madigan. Shirley Madigan expects to have a big role in the planning and construction of an Obama Presidential Library, a project of which her politician husband is a big booster.
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Poll: Even People in Illinois Say Illinois Worst State to Live In

April 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Property Taxes, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Now, usually when a state is dissed it is dissed by people from outside the state. With the usual hometown bravado, and all, denizens of a state used to stick up for their own in the face of criticism. But a new poll finds that Illinois is so bad, even people that live there say it sucks.

America is a land of polls, for sure, but this poll is a particularly telling one. The Gallup polling firm asked residents of the 50 states (or the 57 states if you are our clueless President) what they thought about their own home states. It turns out that Montanans really love their state. But Illinois and Rhode Island? Not so much.

The top five states where residents are happy to live right where they are living are Montana (77% of residents love the place), Alaska (also 77%), Utah (70%), Wyoming (69%), and Texas (68%).

Further, if you ask everyone the general question of where the best place to live is, Texas wins, followed by Alaska then Hawaii.
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Lawless Seattle Democrats Make to Steal Woman’s Business

April 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The city council of Seattle saw a pay-to-park lot owned by a private landowner and businesswoman and collectively thought to itself, “ya know, it would be nice to have the income from that parking lot for our own.” And so, in the typically lawless way that Democrats operate, the city council sent the woman a note telling her that they have decided that she must hand over the land to them so that they can make the money off the parking lot instead of her. The land owner, though, saw no reason to comply, and oddly enough and a court fight ensued.

Not long ago, the city of Seattle enviously eyed the land owned by Spokane resident Myrtle Woldson dreaming its greedy little dream that the income she derived from the pay-to-park business she had on that land was theirs.

So, they asked Mrs. Woldson if she would sell them the land. But the then 103-year-old businesswoman decided that she wasn’t at all interested in selling her lot.
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Eric Khon Slams Rich Miller as Anti-Capitalist

April 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Eric Kohn over at Illinois Mirror has a great piece that highlights the main difference between real capitalism and the sort of crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all) that the left so dearly loves.

Rich Miller is a liberal who runs a well-trafficked website on Illinois politics called Capitol Fax. While he is certainly a Democrat and fully linked into that sort of politics, his site isn’t always mere propaganda for the left–though it is filled with such. Once in a while, Miller also slams a Democrat and he has certainly reported on situations and incidents that Democrats would rather be kept quiet. So, by this I mean his site isn’t mere propaganda as once in a while he does do some actual, good, unbiased reporting, or as Rush Limbaugh calls it a “random act of journalism.”

Miller’s site is also his business. He makes a tidy living off his efforts and he deserves his success for having built a website from the ground up that has become one of the state’s biggest sources of political news. It is also notable for being a website that makes money. Thar ain’t many of them around, to be sure. So, congrats to Rich.
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Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious

April 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Blogging, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Inernet, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Lobbyists, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, Nanny State, Progressives, Regulation, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Started in 2004, the left-wing propaganda website Media Matters for America has been spreading lies about Republicans and conservatives for a decade, now. Naturally the site has always claimed the center-right coalition is “anti-worker” for opposing unions, but this organization itself has never been unionized. Now the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is agitating to organize Media Matters and the propaganda outfit is fit to be tied over the union’s efforts.

Started by Clinton operative David Brock, Media Matters for America (MM) has been programming the left-wing media since its debut and one of the organization’s repeated topics has been its blanket support for unions and for all the things unions advocate. Most especially a support for the union goal of “card check.”

Card check is a union scheme of making the unionization of a business easier–easier for unions, not employers. One of its features is to have employees voting on whether or not to allow a union to enter the workplace forced to vote their preference out in the open, without a secret ballot.
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2014 Illinois Tea Party Tax Day Tea Party Rally in St. Charles

April 16, 2014 | Filed Under Adam Andrzejewski, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jim Oberweis, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Illinois Tea Party (illinoisteaparty.net) held its sixth annual Chicago Tax Day Tea Party rally, but this year without the “Chicago” part as the group held their rally in the western suburbs. Specifically, the event was held in the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles where some 300 participants attended to hear candidates for office, activists, and patriotic music.

The April 15 rally targeted Obamacare and Senator Dick Durbin, of course, but mentions of the Illinois Republican Party, Sec. of Treasury candidate and establishment GOPer Tom Cross, and Senator Mark Kirk drew as many boos as the Democrats showing that grass roots conservatives have about had it with the feckless, powerless Illinois GOP.


Head of the Illinois Tea Party Denise Cattoni

Not all elected Republicans were opposed, though. One of the very first speakers introduced by Ill. Tea Party chief Denise Cattoni was State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton. Ives, while not a dynamic speaker, had a great five-minute speech written up with her key point being that she was going to be troublesome to the state Republican Party. “I will continue to be troublesome, just as troublesome as possible in Springfield,” she said warming to her theme.


State Rep. Jeanne Ives

The first speaker was State Senator Jim Oberweis, who went on first so he could get to a fundraiser.


Candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Oberweis

Oberweis is running as an admitted “underdog” to ultra left-wing Senator Dick Durbin. Obie, as his supporters affectionately dub him, noted that we need to stop the extremism in Washington and made to whip the audience up to dump Durbin by having them repeat, “Millionaire. Career politician. Dick Durbin. Must Go!”
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Writer Huston: Long Road Ahead for GM, But Don’t Count It Out

April 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Environment, Ethics, Government Corruption, Green Energy, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nanny State, Oil, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Sequester, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, I was on Newsmax TV on Tuesday…

From the Newsmax website:

It will take a long time for General Motors to regain its reputation as a trusted carmaker — but don’t count it out, says Warner Todd Huston, a writer for Wizbang and Breitbart.com.

“Thirteen people killed tied to this [ignition] faulty switch and GM people running for cover,” Huston told Ed Berliner, guest host of “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“But . . . America loves to give people a second act. I wouldn’t count anybody down for the count. [The Rev.] Al Sharpton has been able to make a new living,” Huston said Tuesday.

Since February, GM has recalled 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches that could cause the engine to turn off and disable the power steering and airbags.

Asked whether the massive recall was a result of negligence on the part of GM, Huston said:

“There’s probably some [who were] saying, no, we’ll fix it later, others that are trying to avoid being held accountable, so, they try to push it off in the background,” he said.

“It’s a mixture of things. I don’t think it’s just . . . negligence, but it’s definitely negligence.”
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Obama to Give Unions a Veto Over Where a Company Can Set Up Shop

April 8, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, NLRB, President, Progressives, Right To Work, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you own a company and want to relocate to another part of the country, Obama wants you to know that you have no right to decide where that location will be. Obama wants you to know that only a labor union can make that decision. You have no say in the matter.

At least, that is what Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) wants to do with a new rule that would give unions veto power over where a company re-opens its doors.

The goal, of course, is to destroy the economies of right-to-work states and force them to allow destructive unions to hold sway over their business sector or risk economic ruin.

Currently it is perfectly legal (not to mention moral, I might add) for a company to decided it wants to close its facilities in one part of the country and move some or all of it’s business to another part of the country. We call it the free enterprise system.
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Maria Bartiromo Returns to CNBC… in an Ad for Fox Business Network

April 4, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Fox News, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In my writing about media, I have been fascinated in the rise of Fox Business Network in the financial reporting game. Recently I noted that FBN snagged star business reporter Maria Bartiromo from CNBC, but amusingly she just went back on CNBC… in an ad for Fox Business!

FBN purchased a series of ads from the New York Market served by Time Warner Cable and began running them on CNBC touting the wonderfulness of Maria’s FBN show, Opening Bell with Maria Batriromo.

“Come on over,” Bartiromo urges during her advert.
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Democrat Hypocrisy: Attacking Political Advocate Spending…. Unless They’re Unions

April 2, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, New York, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Democrats in New York once again prove that their bleating against money in politics is a lie with a new law that forces more campaign finance disclosure for everyone (read Republicans) except for union. Yes, while others are being forced to more disclosure, unions are being allowed to hide more campaign expenditures.

By exempting left-wing, Democrat-old Union donors, this is proof once again that Democrats don’t want money out of politics, they only want Republican money out of politics.

In New York, the state legislature passed a state budget that requires more disclosure of spending on issues and advocacy (outside elections) for everyone… except unions, naturally.

As Craine’s New York reported, “Spending by labor unions on campaign messages targeting their members and union retirees will remain exempt from disclosure under the state law…”
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Millionaire Sen. Dick Durbin Happy to Pay More for Food for Min Wage Hike And Wants to Force You To

March 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Minimum Wage, Progressives, Senate, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois’ millionaire Democrat Senator Dick Durbin says he’s happy to pay more for his food if workers get a hike in their minimum wage.

The super rich Durbin who makes far and away more than the average citizen in his state and who has a net worth of far more still, said hew would be pleased as punch to pay “a nickel more” for a hamburger if workers get more per hour than they do now.

So, this rich guy doesn’t mind paying more for food in a state that has the worst unemployment record in the country? He wants his own citizens to pay more for things when they can’t afford to get by now?

In fact, the very people who his policies have already helped ruin are living in a state that is in one of the worst financial conditions than nearly every state in nearly every category.
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Politico’s Crap About a ‘Career Path’ for Dissenting Journalists

March 29, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Business, Cable, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Fox News, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, NBC, Politico, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico just published one of those articles that always drives me crazy where the media takes one or two examples of something and then tries to turn that into some sort of massive wave where in truth it is no such thing. This time Politico is saying that because three people left mainstream journalism to become media critics, that must mean there is a “career path” for disaffected journalists to fame and success.

The Politico story titled, “Media career path: Cry ‘media bias’,” is written by Dylan Byers and is loosely formed around the departure from CBS of excellent investigate journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Then the article segues to Bernard Goldberg and John Stossel both of who left big three network jobs to become Fox News analysts who often criticize the media.

The premise of the story is presented in the third paragraph:
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Breaking the Law: Pay Higher for Government Contractors Than Other Workers

March 28, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, DOL, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Taxes, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Employees, whether unionized or not, who work for companies that have government contracts make far more per hour than employees who do similar jobs in the same area, a new study finds. This fact shows that government is essentially breaking its compensation own law.

The Service Contract Act of 1965 maintains that employees working for companies with government contracts must make the prevailing wage for their job in the area in which they work.

That means that if a carpet-layer in Peoria, Illinois makes $10.27 per hour, then any company that lays carpet for the government must pay their carpet-layers $10.27 per hour. Seems fair enough, right?

But the study shows that this isn’t happening. These government contractors aren’t making the prevailing wage. In fact, they are making far more than the prevailing wage! And all at the expense to the taxpayers, naturally.
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Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Fox News Show to Debut March 30

March 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Progressives, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

When Fox Business Network (FBN) snagged top CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo for its own late last year, there was talk about giving her a Sunday morning business news show along with her other FBN duties. Now Fox News is announcing the debut of that new show.

The show is titled Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo and will air beginning on the last Sunday of March at 9AM Central Standard Time on your cable’s Fox News station.

“Anchored by leading business journalist Maria Bartiromo,” the announcement says, “the show will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy. Each week, Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with an inside look at how to prepare financially for the future.”
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Crooked Illinois Dems Sneak Ban of Farm Sold Milk into Restroom Access Bill

March 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Farming, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Health, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is the kind of crap that makes all politics seem crooked, conniving, scheming, and corrupt. With only days to go until the end of the legislative session a Democrat has sneaked in an amendment that would put a ban on farm-sold raw milk products into a bill meant to merely change the name of the state’s restroom access act.

That’s right, a ban on raw milk sales is now in a bill to provide fair access to restrooms. What do the two have to do with one another? Not a dang thing. But that is how corrupt politics works. If someone wants something stuck in an unrelated bill as a pay off, why all you have to do is set the right levers in motion.

The amendment to HB4036 would prevent the sale of non pasteurized milk products. The amendment was introduced by Chicago Representative Daniel J. Burke.

And what is this restroom bill? The only thing House Bill 4036 was introduced to do was to make a minor change to the name of the restroom act. That is all.
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Iowa Dem Bruce Braley Slams Iowa Farmers As Unfit for Office

March 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Farming, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Iowa, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Trial Lawyers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is now running for the Senate in the Hawkeye State and he has a message for Iowans: Iowa farmers aren’t good enough for elected office. Iowa needs rich, lawyers like himself in office. At least, this is what he told a roomful of trial lawyers in Texas.

Appearing in a room full of rich trial lawyers who make a living off the backs of the people, Braley noted that he is *one of them* and isn’t like any old lowly Iowa farmer.

It should be noted that one of Iowa’s biggest economic sectors is its farming community.

Naturally, Braley was trying to get these trial lawyers to give him big campaign donations from their deep pockets.

“To put this in stark contrast,” Braley told the gathering of skinners “if you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice. Someone who’s been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years, in a visible and public way, on the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

“Or, you might have a farmer from Iowa, who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” he continued.

“Because if Democrats lose the majority, Chuck Grassley will be chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” he proudly concluded.

So, regular, Iowans who are not part of the “47%” aren’t good enough for office in Iowa?
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Fox Business Continues to Grow–’Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton’ Launches March 31

March 21, 2014 | Filed Under Bloomberg, Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Where many other cable concerns are contracting, Fox Business Network (FBN) continues to evolve and grow adding viewers and gaining on its older, more established competition and now FBN adds Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton, a new show which debuts March 31 at noon Central Time.

“We’re excited to add Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton to our lineup. Alternative investing is an immensely untapped field and Deirdre’s expertise in this area will help broaden our market hours coverage,” Executive Vice President of the network, said in an announcement.

Bolton will feature a variety of experts each afternoon to explore alternative asset strategy capitalizing on the most up-to-date movements in real estate, hedge funds and venture capital. And along with reporting on the normal ups and downs in the markets, Bolton will focus on non-traditional ways to grow your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds.
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Here’s Those Obamacare-Voting Democrats That ‘Had Obama’s Back’

March 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

In a recent email fundraising campaign Obama was pleading with his voters asking if they still “have his back.” Well, here are the Democrats who had his back when they voted to pass Obamacare…

These are the folks you need to send home, America.
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Illinois Wins Again: Worst Unemployment Record in USA

March 16, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Green Energy, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois continues to rack up plaudits as one of the worst states in the entire country for every measure that makes a successful state. Bad bond ratings, among the highest for people moving away from her, worst pension messes, crummy education, etc. And now, Illinois has won the booby prize as the single worst state in the union for its unemployment track record. Yaaaa, Illinois.

At 9 percent unemployment, Illinois now has the worst unemployment rate of every state around it in the Midwest. But even worse for the Land of Sinkin’–er, I mean Land of Lincoln–the state has the worst downward trends in employment for the whole country. Illinois’ unemployment rate has gone up more times than its gone down and that is the worst record in the whole country over the last five years.

As the Illinois Policy Institute recently noted, “Illinois’ recovery from the Great Recession has been hindered by self-inflicted wounds. After the 2011 tax hikes, the Illinois jobless rate jumped from 9.4 percent to 10.2 percent. The US average declined in the same period.”
Meanwhile, in the surrounding Midwestern state, every state but Illinois has had a downward trend for unemployment by about an average of some 2 percent. And yet, Democrat controlled Illinois has seen unemployment go up and up.
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[VIDEOS] Obamacare Promises (i.e. Lies), Then vs. Now

March 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

And this:

This video is public. A Montage of Obama’s “If You Like Your Plan Keep It” Lies

Now today Obama admits, why, gosh, maybe you CAN’T keep your doctor. Imagine that.
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The Democrats and Senator Reid area Koch Whores

March 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Harry Reid, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Senator Harry Reid is indulging an absurd habit these days. He’s become a Koch head, a Koch addict, a Koch whore. He just can’t get enough of libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch and Reid’s lost his tiny little mind over them blaming them for everything that he thinks is wrong with the country. Naturally, Reid is a liar.

Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries have donated hundreds of millions to center right candidates and causes over the last 30 years, something, Reid says, means they are “buying” politics in the country.

Before we even talk further about the Koch brothers, we should note that left-winger George Soros has spent far, far more of his personal fortune to push American politics leftward than the Kochs have spent pushing it rightward. And where is Reid to complain that extremist, left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is spending hundreds of millions of his money to push the myth of global warming down our throats? Where is Reid to complain of the billions that MoveOn.org has s\pent on politics? Worse, where is Reid to whine that unions are buying politics–and unions have spent trillions more over the last 50 years than either Soros OR the Kochs. Of course, the lying hypocrite Senator from Nevada doesn’t care about Soros, the unions, or your Steyers because they all spend their billions on Democrats and their Euroesque causes.
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California Town’s Use of Eminent Domain on Water Company All Wet

March 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A city government in California is thinking of illicitly using eminent domain to essentially steal a water company from its owners because residents are unhappy with their water bills. If they are unhappy now, it will get far worse once the government owns the water service. Once again California serves as an example of what not to do.

The city fathers of Claremont, California are attempting a move that should frighten every American, a move that would seem to prove that government thinks it has no limits on its power. With the claimed goal of keeping water rates low, the city is considering using eminent domain laws to force a local water company into allowing the city to take over its facilities and declare its resources government property.

Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association explained the rules of eminent domain in a recent op ed.

First, under the U.S. Constitution, if government takes private property, it must pay just compensation. Moreover, under California law, when government attempts to seize a private utility, there is the additional requirement of a showing of need a seemingly insurmountable hurdle for the city of Claremont to justify replacing the current provider & Government cannot simply say they want to go into the water business to be able to use eminent domain.

Being unhappy about a water bill does not qualify for the city to invoke eminent domain.
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University Professor Urges Unions to Use Violence Against Mom of Disabled Teen

March 5, 2014 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Chicago, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Liberty, Mental Health, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Rights, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Several years ago a mother who cares for a disabled teen was shocked to discover that the Gov. of Illinois was going to force her into a union because she gets state aid to care for her son. She protested this forced unionization and the forced paying of dues that goes with it. Now a union professor is saying that unions should use violence against this woman to silence her.

Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, urged unions to take “aggressive, illegal actions” saying it was “the only way” to stop people like Pam Harris from hurting the union cause of extorting business and government.

Mrs. Harris is the woman behind the Illinois lawsuit fighting state imposed unionism (Harris v. Quinn) that has made it to the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States.
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Union Thug Posts Names of Non-Union Workers at Workplace, Denies Intimidation

March 3, 2014 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Michigan, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Right To Work, Rights, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A union thug in Michigan was wide-eyed with faux shock when he was told that publicly posting the names of workers who opted out of the union was viewed as an intimidation tactic.

Union thug Lawrence Roehrig, international vice president of AFSCME and secretary treasurer of Michigan AFSCME Council 25 (that is a government worker’s union, folks) defended the practice of outing the workers who opted out of the union under Michigan’s new right to work rules saying that it was just a way to educate workers.

In the same way a business owner is paying for “protection” when a mobster demands payment to make sure nothing “happens” to them, thug Roehrig said, “You’re not harassing them. It gives you an indication of who’s paying and who isn’t.”
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The Convicted Terrorist Obama Hired as Navigator in Illinois

February 28, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Christianity, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Insurance, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Jobs, Jordan, Koran, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Taxes, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A woman convicted of being involved in a deadly terrorist bombing was hired by Obama to be an Obamacare “navigator” in Illinois.

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, a terrorist from Jordan, was convicted in Israel for her part in several bombings including one from way back in 1969 that killed two students in a grocery store.

Despite her murderous past, the Illinois Department of Insurance hired this killer Muslim as an Obamacare “navigator” to push the President’s odious healthcare take over onto citizens in that state.

So, Obama had a terrorist pushing his Obamacare law on citizens in his own home state.

Great work if you can get it.
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Obama Sues to Allow Illinois Muslims to Skip Work W/O Being Fired

February 28, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Entitlements, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Islam, Jobs, Koran, Law, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, Religion, Rights, Sharia, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, according to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don’t want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don’t have to do it. Oh, and if you are fired for refusing to do the work you contracted to do, why, Obama will sue your employer for you.

This is what has happened in the Land Of Lincoln with the US Government vs the Star Transport trucking company. A couple of Muslims signed a contract to work for a trucking company, a contract that says that drivers will take any load that a company administrator assigns and will deliver that payload. Period. The terms of employment are known ahead of time among all employees.

But a couple of Muslims for Star Transport found out that their boss was going to ask them to transport a load of alcohol–a job that everyone knows the company has–and these Muslims refused to take the load because: religion.
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The Left’s Most Hated Koch Brothers Are Only 59th In Highest Political Donations

February 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Harry Reid, Liberals, Progressives, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only days ago the most hatefilled, partisan member of the Senate, Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid, again cried that the evil Koch brothers are destroying the country with their political donations. But it turns out that the Kochs are 59th on the big donor list. Worse, liberals take up almost all of the top 10 donors.

There has been gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes among extreme lefties over the big money donations made to conservative and libertarian causes by David and Charles Koch. They helped create the political activist group Americans For Prosperity and have funded many, many such groups across the nation. This center right activism, of course, makes them a target of the haters on the left and push them into top spot as the left’s most hated boogy men.

But a recent look at the nations deep pocket donors shows that the brothers are way, way down the list of big donors and that lefties fill most of those top slots.
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