Tag: bailouts

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What is most appalling about the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times is how its appearance indicts our Ruling Class and the courtiers and sycophants who swarm the Imperial City to cater to that class’s whims and its premises. Consider that no one in the Bush 43 administration penned such a letter about how […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer House and Senate passage of tax cuts and tax reform, noting the vast majority of Americans will see bigger paychecks while the Obamacare individual mandate gets repealed and energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is given the green light.  They also recoil at reports that Senate Republican leaders may have agreed to Obamacare bailouts and taxpayer-funded abortions in exchange for Sen. Susan Collins voting for the tax bill.  And they discuss Rosie O’Donnell offering two million dollars apiece for Collins and Sen. Jeff Flake to vote against the tax legislation.

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What qualifies me as the most-principled, least-electable conservative in the Republican field?  As a third-generation Californian, my connections offer the GOP the best chance of winning my state’s tantalizing 55 electoral votes. And my political experience here in the Golden State speaks for itself: I’m not only president of the Bay Area Republicans Club but I’m also the […]

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Do We No Longer Care if the Megabanks Are Too Big to Fail?

 

There’s a fantastic bit in the 1987 film Moonstruck where New York City plumbing contractor Cosmo Castorini explains the economic of his profession to a yuppie couple: 

There are three kinds of pipe. There is what you have, which is garbage and you can see where that’s gotten you. Then there’s bronze, which is very good unless something goes wrong. And something always goes wrong. And then there’s copper, which is the only pipe I use. It costs money. It costs money because it saves money.

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… means different things to different people. For some sectors of the US auto industry, patriotism means guilt-tripping consumers into supporting crony capitalism and union featherbedding. For many ordinary people, patriotism apparently means red meat, big cars, blond chicks, and country music. Judging by the soundtrack at our local fireworks show last night, Elvis singing […]

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