Need To Re-Read Bastiat

The Obama administration, in the course of defending ARRA, try to argue that they aren't falling for Frederic Bastiat's broken window fallacy.  The problem is, they don't understand the parable.  They're essentially saying to people, "Hey, we know what you really want, and trust us:  it's better than what you would have wasted your money…

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Obamacare Notes

Obamacare seems to be having a negative effect on Democrats in races.  This might explain why they aren't gung ho about it. One big piece of news lately is that the CBO estimates that Obamacare could result in 2 million fewer jobs without improving health care coverage.  Democrats are absolutely desperate here, trying to spin…

Poor Blacks Remain Poor, Black

Not too long ago, I pointed out a study which argued that single parenthood was a strong indicator of long-term stagnation. Steve Sailer has also looked at this study and has found serious problems with it.  He focuses especially on a chart showing parts of the country with children who move from the bottom quintile…

Gangster Government Notes

Everybody has a political voice...except Barack Obama's political opponents. Speaking of killing free speech, Chuck Schumer is all for that. Obama doesn't endorse Obamacare; Paco asks why we should expect his government agencies to enforce other things like a "brilliant" Republican plan to re-enact the best of 16th-century European society. Speaking of Paco (whom I…

Obamacare Notes

Uninsured people hate Obamacare as well. Pre-Obamacare plans become much more expensive.  Remember when Obamacare was going to save the average family $2500 a year?  But those people should look on the bright side:  at least they haven't lost their plans...yet... Sure, the whole Obamacare thing was a fiasco, but I think this makes up…

Republicans Going Full Stupid

Top Republicans are going all-in on amnesty, proving that top Republicans never learn.  But don't worry:  these super-geniuses have a "new" idea (which really isn't new):  sure they'll get amnesty, but ensure that they never get citizenship.  Some Republicans, like Michigan governor Rick Snyder, are going a step further:  let's bind immigrants to the land. …