Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cruising the Web

Even the Washington Post thinks the President has the power and the responsibility to figure out how to reopen the White House tours. It's funny how an action that was taken to awaken the country to all the dangers that Obama ran around the country warning about for the sequestration actually served to demonstrate how the President evading the powers he actually has to ease the effect of the sequestration. And now Jay Carney has a hard time bailing out the President who, er, misstated what had happened in coming up with this proposal as a way to meet sequestration cuts.

Another day, another story on how Obamacare is going to cost jobs.

Patty Murray's new proposed budget for the Senate Democrats raises taxes by $1.5 trillion. and increases spending 62% over the next ten years. Putting new meaning in being the tax and spend party.

The Obama Justice Department proves Justice Scalia's point that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is a racial entitlement.

Of course with the President saying that he doesn't need to worry about the debt, why should his party care about cutting spending?

Saudi Arabia is facing a true labor crisis: there is a shortage of swordsmen to carry out beheadings. And we sure wouldn't want the job turned over to amateur beheaders.

Jonah Goldberg explains why Rand Paul's filibuster was 13 hours well spent.

One benefit from the sequestration is that we've now learned that reducing spending is not death in politics. And now we have a study from Harvard economists that demonstrates that raising taxes while cutting spending limits economic growth and "that large, permanent spending cuts are associated with renewed growth more than any alternative policy mix that has been tried. Indeed, spending cuts without big tax increases look to be the only thing that really works." But I'm sure that that is the kind of proven results that the President and his party just don't care about.

Condoleezza Rice is still recruiting for Stanford.