As though the business sector needed another reason to wring hands all ‘round, President Barack Obama’s tax assault on the “rich” is just another nail in the coffin for an already overtaxed upper middle class. Obama not only has the wrong idea on who is really "rich," he's clueless at the raw deal the real taxpayers are already getting.
There’s delicious irony when a leftie Democrat is attacked by a leftie administration. The latest casualty in the White House pundit wars, Jim Cramer, has responded to White House Press secretary Robert Gibbs’ veiled criticism and to liberal comics’ rants. His column is posted at Main Street and he sounds a bit flabbergasted at the fact he’s been defended by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk icon who has also been verbally assaulted by numerous personalities and politicos on the left. What are we to make of all this?
I could say I told you so, but I’m getting tired of doing that. Just read the columns I wrote during the campaign season. Here’s the new old deal.
By Kay B. Day
(Denver, Colo.)—A couple of real academic winners, Ward Churchill and Bill Ayers, showed up together in Denver to lecture at the University of Colorado. They allegedly talked about the importance of academic freedom. I say allegedly because I didn’t attend. Listening to these two old socialists (or whatever you might call them) would be like volunteering for a root canal.
The Denver Post said Ayers told attendees, "As a teacher, your responsibility is to challenge dogma and orthodoxy, not to just accept it."
by Kay B. Day
Class warfare is in full swing in The Big Apple.
Organized labor and groups like ACORN gathered supporters in lower Manhattan Thursday to protest New York spending cuts and to ask for “fair tax reform.” WCBS TV said approximately 50,000 people showed up; we have no way of verifying that number. Protestors want what they call "fair tax reform"—increasing state taxes for New Yorkers making $250,000 or more, the same economic class the Obama administration is targeting. In a rather stunning illustration of the entitlement mentality proponents of collectivism embrace, United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten advised, "For those of you who prosper during boom time, we ask them pay a little bit more. Pay a little more so New York can avoid cutting the services that our most vulnerable need." “Vulnerable” is the new politically savvy buzz word in our era of “change.”
So who really funds all those federal programs both political parties love to nurture? Tax experts have done us a favor.
Conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh is the most recent target of Dem strategists in what many conservatives perceive as a political war. Popular analyst Sean Hannity has had his turn, and so have some conservative journalists. Why do conservatives believe there’s a war of ideas and an official assault on celebs and others who don’t agree with the Democratic move to bigger government, keeping the underclass locked in plantation mentality and promoting socialist ideals?
One reason is a virtual declaration of war by a popular leftist blog site catered to by any Democrat who wields power. This was reported by the conservative blog Atlas Shrugs in October, 2008. Conservative blogger Pamela Geller wrote, “Those of us who swim in these waters know how malevolent and dangerous the leftard blogs are. A shark infested cesspool.”
by Louis William Rose
Democratic process in a constitutional republic is rather narrowly defined. True freedom depends on the extent to which people are aware of how that process works, and how actively they participate in it. I tell you that merely voting for the candidate is not enough.
Like anyone else, I have a political agenda, but my focus is primarily on the process, ensuring that it is fair to all factions. This requires a knowledge of, and strict adherence to the rules of order, and a commitment to free and open debate. Ultimately, parliamentary procedure is the only thing that stands between civil discourse and civil war.
Ed. Note: Rose is a contributor to The US Report. We look forward to sharing his commentary with you.
(Washington, D.C.)—To say we’re living in strange times is an understatement. A March 4 story in Politico said Dem strategists, leftie advocacy groups and even former Israeli Army volunteer who’s now Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have their britches in a wad as we say in the South over a popular conservative talk show host.
In a direct insult to Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele, various Democrats have dubbed Rush Limbaugh the head of the Republican Party. Steele is the RNC's first African-American chair. Does that Dem insult amount to racism?