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Thanks to progressivism, we’ve lost the “War on Poverty”

Posted by: Phineas on August 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The War on Poverty was launched in 1964 under Lyndon Johnson with the best of intentions: through massive spending and extensive welfare programs, the government would eradicate poverty in America and make people self-sufficient. Like I said, a worthy goal. It has also been an utter failure. In 1964 we declared war on […]

 

(Video) 1948 cartoon: “Make Mine Freedom!”

Posted by: Phineas on July 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a neat animated short from almost 70 years ago that does a darned good job showing the differences between a society based on individual liberty and the free market, on the one hand, and those based on statism (Socialism, Communism, and Fascism) on the other. It makes good use of humor […]

 

#RaiseTheWage: Seattle businesses push back against minimum wage increase

Posted by: Phineas on July 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Rick Moran at PJMedia has an article up about an effort on the part of Seattle business owners to get a measure on the ballot that would roll back the city’s recently passed $15 per hour minimum wage to a more “reasonable” $12.50. You can go there to get the details (there […]

 

QOTD: On the many times #SCOTUS has ruled unanimously against the Obama admin

Posted by: ST on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 am » 5 Comments

John Fund on the Obama administration’s bad track record with respect to the Supreme Court’s many unanimous rulings against them (via): Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today […]

 

‘Big Gulp ban’ struck down by NY State Court of Appeals

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm » 2 Comments

Bad news for proponents of the Nanny State – via the New York Times (hat tip): The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American […]

 

Efficient as ever, Hillary Clinton attacks 1st and 2nd amendments in one sentence

Posted by: Phineas on June 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, why only gut one amendment in the Bill of Rights when you can trash two at the same time? It’s a progressive win-win! During a televised town hall, Hillary Clinton was asked about guns, and said that the viewpoint held by gun-rights advocates “terrorizes” the majority of Americans. The town hall, […]

 

Obama minimum wage edict leads to job losses at military bases

Posted by: Phineas on April 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Democrats and their Leftist allies are desperate to find any issue to run on in the coming elections, other than Obamacare. One of their tactics has been to try to gin up class warfare based on raising the minimum wage. They argue that it will help the poor, raise living standards, and, […]

 

(Video) Jonah Goldberg on the real meaning of “social justice”

Posted by: Phineas on March 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas “Social justice” is one of those phrases the left loves: stripped of all precision, it means whatever progressives want it to mean — raising the minimum wage, economic redistribution, “rights” for this or that group, etc. It forms a hot mess of unrelated issues, until you see he common thread behind it: […]

 

Bogus attacks on Paul Ryan provide disturbing window into liberal groupthink

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2014 at 11:41 am » 4 Comments

Commentary’s Peter Wehner provides a thought-provoking must-read/call to arms against the bogus and despicable attacks Rep. Paul Ryan and others like him trying to tackle the poverty issue routinely receive from Democrat movers and shakers who would rather demagogue the issue for political gain than work together towards resolving it (hat tip): And now, as […]

 

On birthday parties, income inequality, and big government

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, in all the excitement of the NFL’s “championship weekend” the featured the 49ers thrilling come-from-ahead loss in Seattle (1), I forgot it was Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday. You can bet she didn’t forget, though, enjoying a lavish party attended by 500 celebrities and political stars. An intimate soirée, in other words. […]