Friday, September 14, 2012

Cruising the Web

John Stossel refutes the myths underlying Clinton's speech at the DNC.

The real problem behind our unemployment numbers is not layoffs but resistance to hiring. And what is causing that: the wariness business owners have about how increased regulation and taxes are going to affect them. If we don't change those policies, don't expect a change in the unemployment picture.

It's always about him. So Obama tells campaign workers how they're similar to the embassy officials killed in the Middle East. And he told workers at the State Department that he values their work because he lived abroad as a child. It's always about him.

Daniel Henninger laments how far today's Democratic Party has moved from its traditions.
Mitt Romney—whose own political conversation is remarkably bereft of history—ought to be explaining to Democrats-turned-independent how far Mr. Obama has moved their party from its traditions. FDR's Social Security and LBJ's Medicare asked all to buy in to supporting it. ObamaCare doesn't; Mr. Obama revels in explaining how "they" will pay for "you." Left unanswered, demagoguery can win elections. And take a generation to undo.

Keith Hennessey explains how Obama is twisting the stats to make his phony claims about how he has cut the deficit $4 trillion.

The Most Interesting Man in the World is going to raise money for The Most Arrogant Man in the World.

How whining grows the size of government.

So which college majors are the worst for getting a job?

Rich Lowry is exactly right. Saying that a presidential nominee should not be criticizing the incumbent's administration conduct of foreign policy belies our nation's history.
Does anyone remember the Vietnam War? I’m sure Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon would have loved a rule that put debating it off limits. Instead, the protesters and politicians who opposed the war have been lionized for four straight decades.
In 1980, the foreign-policy debate didn’t stop because Americans were held hostage in Tehran. Nor did it stop in 2004 because Americans were fighting and dying in Iraq. Sen. John Kerry used the occasion of the 1,000th death in Iraq to attack everything about the war. One of his ads included the graphic: “2 Americans beheaded just this week.”

Steve Chapman explains how the auto bailout was the opposite of building economic vitality in our car industry.