Thursday, December 8, 2011

Some articles on yesterday's tax increase which is still being reported as a reduction in taxes -- still trying to understand that logic when the state is getting an additional $2 billion -- here, here, here, and here. As Chairman Long points out in the first link, he sees the new tax plan as "following the European formula of failure," and laments the fact that no cuts in spending were made.

Governor Andrew Cuomo now " "The more you make the higher rate you pay. That I believe is fair." Governor Cuomo in January, 2011 ""The old way of solving the problem was continuing to raise taxes on people, and we just can't do that anymore. The working families of New York cannot afford tax increases. The answer is going to have to be that we're going to have to reduce government spending."

In politics, trust is everything. You have to be trusted to keep your word -- the words you used to be elected -- Governor Cuomo has broken that trust and he certainly isn't the only one. The Senate voted 55-0 for these taxes, justifying their votes with political spin. People are fed up with the broken promises and they are not likely to forgive the transgression because they have an extra $30 a month. Like Judas, they won't be able to undo what is done.

Good news from Washington for a change. Of course it would be better if it was totally repealed, but at least it won't be sold in the supermarket.

More of the typical bad news from Washington: Spending has not slowed down, 38 months of deficits.

It's obvious to me that President Obama really does not care about getting people back to work. Mr. President you cannot defend this decision, people need jobs.

National Review critiques Obama's Kansas speech. Freedom Works

The Weekly Standard with more on Obamacare.

Breuer and Holder must go. Holder tells Congress today: "lying has to do with your state of mind"

For those who missed Wednesday's with Walter E. Williams, here it is.

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