by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, April 9, 2012
The Buffett Rule show shows how little Democrats care for tax revenue. They are simply using it to as ammunition in their class war. See the graph below to see just how much they care about raising revenue.
On to the links.
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, March 24, 2012
It’s a waste that only politicians can love.
On to the links.
Colorado schools will adjust their census dates to ensure that they don’t fall on religious days.
BLM is working out leasing policies for geothermal energy in the San Luis Va…
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, March 22, 2012
You’re on your own for a witty and/or insightful lead in. I just don’t have it in me today. The good news, though, is that the EPA got their heads handed to them by the Supreme Court.
On to the links.
One bill and a constitutional amendm…
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, March 8, 2012
Yeah, it’s a real thing. Another real thing is Twitchy.com. Check it out.
On to the links.
Colorado’s Teacher’s Unions are sending mixed messages about transparency.
The state Senate race in Mesa County could be interesting.
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, February 27, 2012
Welcome back. It’s a glorious beginning to the week with highs for everyone! Er, wait, wrong joke. Let’s try this again.
Welcome to Colorado where our legislators balance the budget by giving themselves raises! Oh, wait. That’s not a joke.
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, February 18, 2012
Linking to interesting news stories is easy. Writing headlines? That’s hard.
Anyway, the observant among you will notice that nearly everything in the “Everywhere else” section is budget related. That’s actually a happy accident but all of the storie…
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, February 17, 2012
Once again it’s Seeing Stars bringing you yesterday’s news today. If you read just one story today, that’s more than a lot of people. Be careful what you buy though, Target is watching.
On to the links … assuming the government lets you.
by David K. Williams, Jr. | 1:03 pm, February 1, 2012
The following bullet points were excerpted verbatim from Reason.com’s candidate profiles. Yes, I have cherry picked items inconsistent with limited government, free markets and personal liberty. Yes, these same profiles mention positions of each candidate that are consistent with limited government, free markets and personal liberty.
The point of this post, however, is to show that none of these three candidates believe, as a first principle, in limited government, free markets and personal liberty. They each are more than willing to make exceptions when expedient. Therefore, any claim that they believe in limited government, free markets or personal liberty must be prefaced by the qualifier “when convenient.”
- Defends the mandate-and-regulate approach to health care he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts
- He favors strong government surveillance powers to combat terrorism, and has praised the PATRIOT Act as a useful information gathering tool.
- previously backed … No Child Left Behind.
- He’s conveniently in favor of subsidies for corn-based ethanol.
- Opposes Obamacare but in 2005 joined Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in “appearing to endorse proposals to require all individuals to have some form of health coverage.”
- Gingrich joined Obama’s “Race to the Top” in 2009, calling Education Secretary Arne Duncan “a serious innovator.”
- Gingrich likes ethanol subsidies and has accused “big cities” and “big urban newspapers” of trying to hurt the farmers who benefit from them. Also likes fossil fuel subsidies and said in 2010 that “a low-cost energy regime is essential to our country.” Supported cap and trade in 2007,
- While he was in office … his record was, in the Club for Growth’s words, “plagued by the big-spending habits that Republicans adopted during the Bush years of 2001-2006.” He was a strong supporter of dairy subsidies, voted for Medicare Part D and the 2005 highway bill
- Sen. Santorum voted for the Sarbanes-Oxley law that he now wants to repeal. He also backed steel tariffs and was a player in the GOP’s corporatist K Street Project. After initial opposition to the program, he became a big AmeriCorps booster.
- “This idea that people should be able to go and do whatever they want and it doesn’t really matter as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody, that’s not our founders’ view of freedom.”
- He joined Hillary Clinton’s crusade against violent video games, used campaign finance regulations to threaten critics’ freedom of speech, and favors a porn crackdown.
- … he has warned against “the 10th amendment run amok.”
- He also has a history of supporting national schooling standards. He voted for the No Child Left Behind bill in 2001.
- … he has an on-again, off-again history of support for energy subsidies as well. In 2008 he called for Washington to “mandate that all cars sold in the United States…be ‘flex-fuel vehicles’—that is, they should be able to run on a blend that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.”
Can we quit pretending? The GOP loves government programs. One might be able to make the case that the GOP loves government programs less than Democrats, but that is damning with faint praise.
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, January 18, 2012
Today will be filled with stories of all the web sites that are going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA. I’m just as opposed to SOPA as everyone else but if everyone shuts down, where will everyone else get their information? Oh, right. Twitter.
On to th…
by Randall Smith | 12:01 am, January 18, 2012
Colorado farmers are willing to give up their Federal subsidies if they get something else.
In exchange, farmers, and their powerful lobby — the Farm Bureau — are pushing a government-backed insurance program that would safeguard farmers should …« go back — keep looking »
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