‘I’m Mitt Romney and I paid for this distortion’

A top operative for The Anchorman does his best Lionel Hutz, defending Romney’s recent ad that blatantly distorts the president’s words (Obama was mocking John McCain when he said, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose”): “First of all, ads are propaganda by definition. We are in the persuasion business, the … Continue reading ‘I’m Mitt Romney and I paid for this distortion’

Obama could’ve prevented this

The biggest mistake of his presidency so far was failing to adopt the recommendations of his own fiscal commission. Had he done so the Republicans would’ve probably lined up in opposition and would’ve likely been held responsible for it by voters. But Obama punted on the Bowles-Simpson plan and the nation’s economic uncertainty drags on.

The National Review on 9-9-9

His 9-9-9 plan builds on the insight that one of the chief defects of the current tax code is its bias toward consumption over savings. But his plan’s peculiarities of design, substantive weaknesses, and political naïveté render it unworthy of conservative support. If rich people can get mad about their taxes being raised so can I. Cain … Continue reading The National Review on 9-9-9

The third Bush term, and a possible alternative

Quagmire in Afghanistan. Check. Irresponsible fiscal policy. Check. Now Obama is threatening to veto any budget that includes additional cuts in defense spending. Some Islamic Marxist he turned out be. Obama supporter Andrew Sullivan sums it up well: If this is the president’s attitude toward the debt crisis, made so much worse by the recession, it … Continue reading The third Bush term, and a possible alternative

following up

Obama said the stimulus bill will create or save 4 million jobs. Perhaps he misspoke, but the distinction = 4 million jobs. The bill may lack earmarks, as Obama repeatedly boasted, but that doesn’t mean it’s pork-free. There are no “earmarks,” as they are usually defined, inserted by lawmakers in the bill. Still, some of the projects … Continue reading following up

the bradley effect

Obama should appoint Bill Bradley to run the treasury and forget about raising taxes. Not now, with a recession looming. Eliminate loopholes instead, as Bradley advocates. The very rich presently exploit those loopholes to pay little or no taxes. Just ask Warren Buffett.