A Short Denunciation of the Father Land

by baldilocks Don't get it twisted; not a Godwin's Law violation Countless times, I’ve seen the assertion that Republicans don’t “care about” black people, starting well before Kanye West’s infamous opinion about George W. Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s a notion that sits on very many questionable foundations. I’m not talking about … Continue reading A Short Denunciation of the Father Land

Government of the Party or of the People? Your Choice

What’s the use of being elected or re-elected if you don’t stand for something? Grover Cleveland I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday. G.K. Chesteron, 1923 Yesterday in the Washtington post Chris Cillzza lamented that the political middle had disappeared. In 1982, there were 344 … Continue reading Government of the Party or of the People? Your Choice

If you want to know why I don’t support higher taxes to close the debt

This is it: Today marked the demise of the "temporary" 0.2% Federal Unemployment Tax Act surtax, originally enacted in 1976 and subsequently extended six times. The purpose of the “temporary” surtax was to replenish revenues used to fund Federal unemployment benefits paid in the wake of the 1973-75 recession. Representative Dave Camp: “The fact that … Continue reading If you want to know why I don’t support higher taxes to close the debt