A joke from Hoagie

Hoagie sent me a joke e-mail: It is a slow day in the small Saskatchewan town of Pumphandle. Streets are deserted, Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying …

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Judge in Va. Strikes Down Federal Health Care Law – BO’s Nov.2nd Nightmare Continues

Judge in Va. Strikes Down Federal Health Care Law Federal judge in Va. rules against Obama administration’s health care law as unconstitutional Key Part of ruling: The central issue in Virginia’s lawsuit was whether the federal government has the power under the constitution to impose the insurance requirement. The Justice Department said the mandate is …

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Just get it done already!

House Dems push through massive budget bill Bill would freeze budgets of many Cabinet departments, fund Afghan war By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press updated 12/8/2010 6:52:21 PM ET WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the House muscled through legislation Wednesday night that would freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan …

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Is Popcorn Fine For Soap Opera Watching?

Because we have one serious soap opera brewing in DC. First, Obama calls Republicans hostage takers (that’s terrorists), then he lambastes the Progressives in the Democrat Party, in the same whiny speech. But that was only the beginning of this portion of The Edge Of Sanity soap opera. Four Hot Air articles shows the continuation …

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You know all of those jobs the 2009 stimulus plan was supposed to create?

From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the number appears to be approximately zero. Abstract This paper estimates the “jobs multiplier” of fiscal spending using the state-level allocations of federal stimulus funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Specifically, I estimate the relationship between state-level federal ARRA spending and the change …

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Do Not Bail Out The States

We’ve said it before and it’s worth repeating. The federal government has no business bailing out the irresponsibly spending state governments. No business whatsoever. Sarah Palin agrees. Instead of coming to D.C. cap in hand asking for more “free” money, they should follow the example of their more prudent sister states and take the necessary …

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More On The Tanking Keynesianism

From Ed Morrissey, who quotes Investors Business Daily in his article: But that doesn’t mean Keynesianism is dead. It may be momentarily discredited, but it has a powerful attraction to politicians. Modern-day Keynesianism allows them to look busy during a crisis and act as though they’re, well, acting. It also allows politicians to get their …

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Apparently the Republican Senate minority has to force the Congress to do its job

From the Washington Monthly: ALL 42 SENATE REPUBLICANS ANNOUNCE HOSTAGE PLAN…. The AP had an item late last night, noting that Senate Republicans were circulating a letter, “quietly collecting signatures” on a plan to “block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending.” This morning, the Senate GOP leadership unveiled …

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