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…and the hits keep on rolling in.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

First, yet another Obama nominee who has a problem paying taxes. This time it’s Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius, who owed more than $7,000 in back taxes. Our Dear Leader is barking up the wrong tree by raising taxes on the “rich” (which with today’s $0.70 hike in cigarette taxes includes everybody). He should just get democrats to pay their taxes.

Next, following up on his embarrassingly stupid gift to the British PM, our “oh so smart” President gives the Queen of England an iPod.

Then BHO’s “top notch” media team screws the pooch on scheduling with the US media.

Didn’t the democrats tell us he was the “smart one?”

HRC may be evil, but she was at least competent.

Attorney General ignores the Constitution

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Washington Post reports that US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr is ignoring an unpublished opinion written by Justice Department lawyers earlier this year that the federal District of Columbia voting rights bill pending in Congress is unconstitutional.

Color me not surprised at Holder’s actions.

The Alternative Budget

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The GOP has an alternative budget to our Dear Leader‘s plan to tax our great grandchildren.
Here are some of the high points:

– Deficits/Debt. The Republican budget achieves lower deficits than the Democratic plan in every year, and by 2019 yields half the deficit proposed by the president. By doing so, we control government debt: Under our plan, debt held by the public is $3.6 trillion less during the budget period.

– Spending. Our budget gives priority to national defense and veterans’ health care. We freeze all other discretionary spending for five years, allowing it to grow modestly after that. We also place all spending under a statutory spending cap backed up by tough budget enforcement.

– Energy. Our budget lays a firm foundation to position the U.S. to meet three important strategic energy goals: reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, deploying more clean and renewable energy sources free of greenhouse gas, and supporting economic growth. We do these things by rejecting the president’s cap-and-trade scheme, by opening exploration on our nation’s oil and gas fields, and by investing the proceeds in a new clean energy trust fund, infrastructure and further deficit reduction.

– Tax Reform. Our budget does not raise taxes, and makes permanent the 2001 and 2003 tax laws. In fact, we cut taxes and reform the tax system. Individuals can choose to pay their federal taxes under the existing code, or move to a highly simplified system that fits on a post card, with few deductions and two rates. Specifically, couples pay 10% on their first $100,000 in income (singles on $50,000) and 25% above that. Capital gains and dividends are taxed at 15%, and the death tax is repealed. The proposal includes generous standard and personal exemptions such that a family of four earning $39,000 would not pay tax on that amount. In an effort to revive peoples’ lost savings, and to create an incentive for risk-taking and investment, the budget repeals the capital gains tax through 2010 for all taxpayers.

On the business side, the budget permanently cuts the uncompetitive corporate income tax rate — currently the second highest in the industrialized world — to 25%. This puts American companies in a better position to lead in the global economy, promotes jobs here at home, and strengthens worker paychecks.

The democrat‘s plan is to massively increase our debt and massively increase inefficient government spending. Increased national debt and out of control government spending is what got us into this mess. More of the same is not going to fix the problem.

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Quote of the Day:

“Remember: The guy who’s trying to nationalize industry and start his own youth corps isn’t the fascist. That was the previous occupant.” — Jim Treacher

Update: Chris Muir of Day by Day has identified this behavior also.