Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cruising the Web

Why likability isn't enough to reelect Obama.

With taxmageddon headed our way in 2013, why do we have to wait for the lame-duck Congress to address all the tax increases headed our way? Is this any way to run a government? Don't they realize that businesses must make decisions based on their expected future costs and so it would help to know what their taxes will be next year?

Of course, it doesn't help that Harry Reid's 2011 Senate was one of the laziest in the past 20 years in terms of passing a budget, bills or how many hours they met. And no one expects any differences this year. Of course, given the monstrosities they passed in 2009 and 2010, maybe we shouldn't be complaining.

Nice news for Scott Walker to take into his recall election campaign: Wisconsin's property taxes have fallen for the first time in 12 years. They fell due mostly to school districts being able to cut some of their spending due to Walker's reforms.

Is this the best shot Democrats can make against Scott Walker: that he has an aide who once worked at Hooters? Suddenly, they're against a woman's choice of work while in college.

RNC challenges the President's promise not to "make any excuses."
The Washington Post admits that they deliberately downplayed the story about how Obamacare would add to the deficit.

Ah, just imagine if George Bush had made this error: Barack Obama referred to the Falklands as the Maldives. This is a double gaffe. It is Argentina who calls them the Malvinas (not the Maldives), but Britain refers to them as the Falkland Islands. And this was in a prepared speech. I guess he was trying to take Argentina's side despite his already insulting Great Britain by saying that the U.S. is neutral in the issue, but he still messed up. Glenn Reynolds refers to this as "more of that 'smart diplomacy' stuff we were promised."