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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Forbidden Discussion

In the liberal-progressive-socialist religion, evidence (or lack of evidence) that calls into question any of its tenets is to be dismissed as non-scientific.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/28 at 01:23 PM
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Monday, April 27, 2009

The Fed Plans Deliberately to Steal Your Savings

The Federal Reserve’s policy target of 2% annual inflation, recently proclaimed by Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, will reduce the purchasing-power value of your savings 15% every decade.  Inflation is, in the liberal-progressive-socialist religion, believed to be essential to insure full employment.  Because of it, thirty six years from now, when you hope to bequeath something to your children or grandchildren, your savings will be worth only half what they are worth today.

What the Fed’s socialist planners are doing in reality is supporting the Democrat/Socialist Party’s labor union voting bloc.  Unions have cost-of-living adjustment clauses in their labor contracts, so they don’t suffer from inflation.  The vast majority of American workers, who are not unionized, are paying for non-competitively high union wages and gold-plated health and retirement benefits with inflation, which amounts to an unlegislated tax on everyone but the labor unions who supply the money and free manpower to elect Democrat/Socialists.

Read John Tamny’s Forget Inflation Targets, Go For Dollar-Price Stability on the Forbes Magazine website.


Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/27 at 09:40 PM
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hillary Clinton, Racist Fellow-Traveler

Secretary of State Clinton’s praise of Margaret Sanger was an endorsement for the doctrine that Hitler used to justify the Holocaust.

Friday, April 24, 2009

When The Government Runs the Economy

When Congressman Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd call the shots, government regulators demand that nominally private companies lie to the public.

Retrograde Sensitivity

ScrappleFace describes the new interrogation techniques.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oil Price Main Recession Culprit?

Onset of the worldwide recession correlates with the timing of oil price increases, but that’s only part of the story.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/23 at 10:21 PM
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Prosecute Nancy Pelosi for War Crimes

If war crimes were committed by the Bush administration officials who rendered legal and policy opinions regarding interrogation techniques for Islamic terrorists, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her House committee colleagues are equally guilty.  They were briefed in detail, but raised not a single objection.

What a New New Deal Means For You

Socialism, the motivating ideology of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, is the opposite of the political state envisioned in the Bill of Rights.  Socialism requires that your individual liberties be subordinated to the needs of the political state.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

America is Bad; “The One” is Good

The President seems to regard himself as a community organizer who is not a part of the community he is now engaged upon organizing.  From a far off region of socialist perfection, he has come to redeem us, which explains why his wife had never been proud of the United States until its voters elected her husband.

Read Dorothy Rabinowitz’s Obama Blames America.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ideological Civil War

Democrat/Socialists started the ideological warfare in Congress with their slanderous attacks that blocked the 1987 Supreme Court nomination of Judge Robert Bork.  Now they are upping the ante by considering criminal prosecutions against Bush administration officials for legal and policy opinions about interrogating captured Islamic terrorists.