Archive for February 28, 2009

Obama Declares War, and The Enemy is Capitalism

Let me be very clear on the economics of President Obama’s State of the Union speech and his budget.

He is declaring war on investors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations, and private-equity and venture-capital funds.

That is the meaning of his anti-growth tax-hike proposals, which make absolutely no sense at all — either for this recession or from the standpoint of expanding our economy’s long-run potential to grow.

Raising the marginal tax rate on successful earners, capital, dividends, and all the private funds is a function of Obama’s left-wing social vision, and a repudiation of his economic-recovery statements. Ditto for his sweeping government-planning-and-spending program, which will wind up raising federal outlays as a share of GDP to at least 30 percent, if not more, over the next 10 years. Read the rest here.

I stated before he was elected that he was my enemy. My family is guilty of being serial entrepreneurs, although we’ve temporarily withdrawn from the private sector to help educate the young.

H/T Bonz at GCP Forum

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Miami Judge Tells Runaway Teen She’ll End Up a Dead Crack Whore

Read the entire story in the Miami Herald. Registration required.

A Miami child-welfare judge drew the ire of his chief and local children’s advocates when he told a 15-year-old runaway foster child she would end up a ”toothless, dead crack whore” if she didn’t mend her ways.

Exasperated that the girl was refusing to return to a home where she said her caregiver hit and cursed at her, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Spencer Eig lectured the sobbing teen about making bad choices during a hearing Tuesday.

”You’re throwing your life away,” Eig told the girl. “You could end up on the street toothless. You’ve seen these toothless hags on the street? You know how they get there? They blow their opportunities in life when they’re 15. They run away. They end up . . . People turn them into whores.”

”Toothless, dead crack whore. Dead at age 19? Is that the destiny you’re looking for?” he added.

The next day, after two attorneys who had been in court the day before complained about Eig’s comments, Miami-Dade Chief Juvenile Judge Cindy Lederman apologized to the girl.

”That should never have happened,” Lederman told the girl. “I’m so sorry.”

Yeah, there are so many OTHER career opportunities out there for 15-year-old runaways.

What were they again? Burglar? Armed robber? Shoplifter? Or, yeah, she could be a whore but a drug-free whore!Her problem is that she’s too young for Congress where the real big money crimes and whoremongering occur.

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“Evidence Based” Means “We’re Just Making This Shit Up”

Read JunkFood Science’s article on the lastest health lies.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that believe the garbage that is promulgated by a science-challenged press that doesn’t bother to read the entire report, just a (deliberately?) erroneous summation crafted to fit neo-puritanical food and lifestyle beliefs.

I wonder why the same people that believe that if you eat only (organic) fruits and veggies, eliminate adipose tissue, and exercise like an olympic hopeful that you will live forever don’t believe that irresponsible sexual behavior is dangerous, can cause cancer, and can be fatal.

Those beliefs would actually have the benefit of being accurate.

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