Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cruising the Web

Sixteen Democratic senators are asking that one of the taxes in the Obamacare they voted for be postponed because, get this, it will kill jobs. Translation: they like the goodies promised in the bill, but they just don't want to pay for it. Amazing how when a tax increase affects employers in their state that they suddenly notice that such increases impact jobs. Who knew that someone like Al Franken would miraculously come to understand the conservative argument on tax hikes?

Of course, this is not the first time that Democrats or groups that originally supported the bill have come out against the ways that Obamacare was supposed to be paid for.
Explaining how taxes are higher than we think and how higher tax rates will harm the economy.

Fred Barnes advises Republicans to look to North Carolina for how to revive the GOP at the local and state level. Of course, it helps to have a center-right state that has had corrupt and/or incompetent Democrats in power for a long, long time.

It's a bizarro world when John Kerry, a man who once accused American troops of committing war atrocities, is now being considered for the Secretary of Defense.

The Pakistani doctor who helped us get Osama bin Laden is being tortured in Pakistani prison. And we continue to give aid to Pakistan despite a symbolic cut of a sliver of the aid that we give that country. but not to worry. A State Department spokesperson does admit that the report of his being tortured is "troubling."

Scott Johnson lambastes GE Chairman Jeffrey Immelt's paean of praise to how well China's Communist government works. Usually, it takes Thomas Friedman to say something that stupid.

Matt Lewis wonders why Jenny Sanford is being considered as Nikki Haley's replacement for Senator Jim DeMint. Is it now enough for someone to be considered qualified is that she is regarded as intelligent and her husband cheated on her? It worked for Hillary Clinton, but at least she faced the voters.