Federal taxation for dummies Reply


“Federal deficits were caused by Bush’s tax cuts for the rich.” That was a typical response I got from a previous post, “Federal Spending for Dummies.” It struck me as a legitimate reaction. After all, President Bush and a Republican-controlled Congress cut income tax rates for all workers in 2001. Specifically, they reduced the top marginal income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent. Additional tax-reduction legislation was passed in the ensuing years which lowered various tax rates for America’s most productive workers. The suggestion was that government revenues shrunk because of these tax cuts, depriving the treasury of funds and driving up the deficit to unprecedented levels. And yet an analysis of the data reveals liberal critics have it wrong … More…

Connecticut Dems replace the death penalty with Obamacare! Reply


I’m sure you’ve guessed by the headline above that this is Friday and time for some fun. We need Friday. We certainly need some fun after this week. Democrats beat up on Ann Romney for being a stay-at-home mom. The president demagogued the so-called “wage gap” issue. Iowa Democrats rejected the nomination of a great candidate to the Board of Medicine for being too Catholic. Whew! We need a little lighter news to get us into the weekend spirit … More…

Dishonest Iowa Democrats smear a good woman 10


Iowa Democrats resorted to a smear campaign to provide cover in refusing to confirm Coleen Pasnik to the Iowa Board of Medicine. What was the beef against Ms. Pasnik? According to Senator Hatch: “She was accompanied by people who were…arrested and convicted of crimes and bombing of abortion clinics.” Mr. Hatch refers to a public hearing at the Iowa Board of Medicine in 2010, a meeting at which I was in attendance. Mr. Hatch was not truthful in his indictment of Ms. Pasnik … More…

Team Obama’s war on motherhood 8


Raising a family isn’t work. That’s what Barack Obama’s political operative, Hilary Rosen, said of stay-at-home moms. She accused Ann Romney of never working a day in her life. Liberals like Hilary Rosen and Barack Obama don’t value motherhood. They try to suppress it by expanding the quantity of abortions in this country. They try to suppress it by expanding the proliferation of taxpayer-funded contraception. Liberals love to accuse conservatives of waging a war on women, which is nonsense. It is more accurate to suggest in light Ms. Rosen’s tirade that Democrats are waging a war on motherhood … More…