Before you vote…

(1) ObamaCare’s Chickens Come Home to Roost: Democrats, anticipating rage over huge premium increases scheduled for 2017, are already trying to blame Republicans (2) Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run (3) The Clintons — At the End of All “The Clintons suffer from greed, as defined by Aristotle: endless […]

Weekend 363.1

(1) Letter: ‘Empathizing’ with Malloy is ludicrous (Fairfield Citizen) (2) General Electric Planning Job Cuts in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) (3) Connecticut Tax Boomerang (Wall Street Journal) (4) 2016 Regular Session: Winners and Losers (CT News Junkie)

Weekend 224.0 (Gastby, crabs, and budgets)

This post could have several titles like “the unreality of reality” or “the end game of postmodernism.” (1) All the Presidents’ Heads (Futurama) (2) Brand Takes a Tweeting (WSJ) (2a) The Great Barry: Self-invention on shifting postmodern sands by Mark Steyn Local (3) Breaking the tax and spend cycle (Fairfield Minuteman) “In fact, in our […]

Connecticut Taxes

(1) Has Connecticut taken a hard turn to the left? (2) Connecticut About To Adopt Amazon Internet Sales Tax (2a) Tax Hikes On Cars, Planes, Jewelry and Drags In Connecticut Budget (3) Negotiator for CT State Employees Brags: ‘They Want to Know How We Did It’ (3a) The ‘Anti-Christie’: What Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s tax […]

Weekend 156.0

(1) 12 Awesome Airplane Paint Jobs (2) How to Turn a Recession into a Depression (2a) “As hostility to businessmen grows, politicians tax them more heavily, while debasing and inflating the currency to maintain an illusion of prosperity. Then, when these policies cause rising price levels, a deluded populace demands price controls, which ambitious politicians […]

‘Unexpected’ Priorities: Mosque versus U.S. Unemployment/Double Dip Recession

(1) Poll shows more Americans think Obama is a Muslim (The Washington Post) (2) Obama’s Point of No Return “With Obama, suspicions have involved his status as an American. The foreign parentage, the registration in an Indonesian school noting him as a Muslim, the uproar over the birth certificate aroused misgivings that, despite media scorn […]

Economic strategy of public debt…$862B

The Obsolescence of Barack Obama (WSJ) The vaunted Obama economic stimulus, at $862 billion, has failed. The “progressives” want to double down, and were they to have their way, would have pushed for a bigger stimulus still. But the American people are in open rebellion against an economic strategy of public debt, higher taxes and […]

Socialism: Lather, rinse, repeat

Death of the Postmodernist Dream by Victor Davis Hanson “The Greek meltdown — with Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain on the brink — has shown that European socialism does not work. Bankruptcy, not politics, is the final arbiter: Individuals, firms, and nations either buy particular bonds or they don’t. And a nation like Greece, in […]

Obama’s Faustian Deal

The We’re-Not-Europe Party (WSJ) “For Americans, this has been a two-week cram course in what not to be if you hope to have a vibrant future. What was once an unfocused criticism of Mr. Obama and the Democrats, that they are nudging America toward a European-style social-market economy, came to awful life in the panicked, […]