Apparently the GOP's "Confidence Fairy" doesn't take notice of, you know, Congressional use of the debt ceiling.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY
Not to question your delusions of adequacy, Mr. Boehner, but, we haven't had any new taxes on "job creators" since as long as anyone can remember.
So the question abides: where are all your jobs, then, Mr. Boehner?
In fact, the GOP insisted as part of the stimulus that huge accelerated-depreciation breaks be given to "job creators". Then, Obama presided over a 1-year "repeal" or "holiday" in the "death tax", just before he extended the favorable tax rates to avoid hitting the economy (and his re-election hopes) and put into place even more ill-advised tax breaks (e.g. the social security tax holiday).
So, again: where are all your jobs, Mr. Boehner?
Posted by Amicus at 8:04 AM
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
So, the kissing couples tied the knot legally in the Empire State, today, even as clouds gathered in Washington and the world was reeling from Norway's savage attack.
Posted by Amicus at 8:15 AM
Friday, July 22, 2011
As predicted here, Bohner quit the talks, under do-nothing pressure from the radical Tea-caucus.
And the only question remains, have you sold your gov't bond holdings, yet? If not, why not?
Posted by Amicus at 8:16 PM
Poor Obama, for all his copious skills, hasn't mastered both leading change and being a part of it. Still too much the man of the backroom D.C. shuffle, maybe?
Anyway, the Dems are dialing up Reagan as The Executive Voice of the 14th Amendment. It's not a bad strategy, actually.
Posted by Amicus at 5:23 AM
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harold MacMillian had a fine mustache.
From afar, Cameron always seems perpetually inauthentic to me, as if rushing from one dress rehearsal to another, glass in hand.
His platitudes of placation seem tart to Andrew's sour-loving ears, but the big picture is still of a PM who is reactionary, situational.
If he hated what he did in having to deal with a media goon like Murdoch/Coulson, he might well have put reform on a principled standing straight off.
Posted by Amicus at 8:25 PM
You have a kid on the way. You want to get into a good school district. You want to get started and work toward the American dream, right?
How is it a family-friendly policy, particularly, to make it harder for first-time homebuyers to get into the market?
Reports are already out that the mortgage interest deduction will be ditched in a way that doesn't protect families, but is geared to some bizarre notion of tax-code purities.
So far, rather than a cap on interest deduction or restriction to primary residence, it looks like the Senators are going for the plan that wipes it away.
Posted by Amicus at 7:24 PM
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Posted by Amicus at 2:14 PM
Someone should write a book called "Progressive Zones of Irresponsibility" about their climb to the top of the corporate ladder, in some companies.
After Murdoch's swearing that he was the man to put it right, not the man to blame, what could be more obvious? 'Twas the soldiers lost the war. We've heard it all before.
What could have been more disingenuous than Murdoch senior excusing his non-notice with the faux-business stat that Screws of the World was just 1% of all of NewsCorps holdings?
Posted by Amicus at 11:54 AM
Friday, July 15, 2011
If the NY government isn't going to protect the public interest in a clean water supply, then maybe the public will, through a referendum.
We all know that we need energy sources, but mindless energy exploration is not "for free".
Posted by Amicus at 12:10 AM
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The fundamental problem with the GOP trying (or posturing) to rebrand itself 'fiscally conservative', after decades to the contrary (including eight years of "costless wars"), is that those principles have almost no practical gravitas, right now.
Posted by Amicus at 1:46 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Like most, I just read Rauch's post about the internet and rolled my eyes. (Seriously, JR, if your friends cannot ward you off bad jerky like "comment or vote", you may need a wider circle of friends...)
That said, just reading the first line of each paragraph of Massie's reply kinda makes Rauch's point.
Posted by Amicus at 2:40 AM
Monday, July 11, 2011
I'll bet President Obama wishes that he'd have let the Bush tax cuts expire.
Boy, he'd be in the driver's seat, now, eh?
/strategic faux pas
Posted by Amicus at 8:25 PM
Friday, July 8, 2011
Posted by Amicus at 11:03 AM
Asserting new "legal authority", the President should make some recess appointments and call the GOP-led Congress to prove that it is in a "jam session" rather than a "sham session" designed to thwart his constitutional powers.
Time to act like a meglomaniac, Mr. President. You know, 'Walk Like An Egyptian'?
Posted by Amicus at 10:57 AM
The GOP has two rebranding imperatives, at least: abortion and taxes. They've already done blatantly unconstitutional things to make headlines on abortion, to reinforce their brand image.
Warren Buffet says this morning that no one knows what will happen in the event the US hits its "authorized" debt limit.
Posted by Amicus at 9:11 AM