Showing posts with label middle class. Show all posts
Showing posts with label middle class. Show all posts

May 1, 2019

America’s drug war is ruining the world

fromTheNation:  It is verifiable. 
A half-century of Washington’s harsh drug prohibition policies has brought misery to millions across the globe.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Andrew Klavin - Making Sense of a World Gone Mad

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  From a speech delivered at Hillsdale College, commentator Andrew Klavin shares his insights on the modern war of ideas.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Can the damage done by the CDC's opioid guidelines be reversed?

fromReason:  It is no public service when the law enforcement establishment makes mandatory medical policy.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Kamala Harris: We need to raise taxes on the middle class and force workers into unions

fromTownhall:  Democrats like Harris would not only roll back middle class benefits by raising their taxes, they're gunning to undo the policy progress that has led to robust employment and GDP growth.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018

fromTechCrunch:  You wouldn't know it now, but there was a time when the Fourth Amendment had teeth.
The Government is Not Us           Police State America        Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Activists say Biden's hardline drugs policies didn't apply to his children's cocaine and marijuana use

fromTownhall:  During his 36 years in the Senate, Biden helped craft some of the strictest anti-drug laws of the 1980s and 1990s. However, his own children were able to avoid the brunt of these laws.

Scott Shackford: The Middle Class Is Shrinking!

Because They’re Getting Rich!   Success is seen as a disaster when you care more about income inequality than mobility. "The American Middle Class is Losing Ground," is the title of Pew Research Center's new report on income inequality. That headline informed the headlines that other media outlets have settled on as well. The Los Angeles  ... MORE

Obama Promotes Socialist Agenda As Middle Class Values

by Susan Jones.      President Obama was in the middle of a Labor Day speech on middle-class values Monday, when he veered off-script for a moment: "Now, we're entering into political season," Obama said. "I'm so glad I'm not on the ballot," he ad-libbed, as his audience laughed. "But it's political season," he said, returning to the script. "It starts      ... MORE

Victor Davis Hanson: The Late, Great Middle Class

Don't try to sell the recovery notion to them.     The American middle class, like the American economy in general, is ailing. Labor-force participation has hit a 35-year low. Median household income is lower than it was five years ago. Only the top 5 percent of households have seen their incomes rise under President Obama. Commuters are paying      ... MORE

Grover Norquist: One Hundred Years Of Tax Servitude

Happy birthday: The income tax is now 100 years old. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified by three-fourths of the then-48 states. Stop me if you have heard this one, but the federal income tax was pushed by progressives who felt the rich should pay their fair share. They promised that only really rich people would have  ... MORE

New Obama Regs For Gas To Add Up To 9 Cents A Gallon

by Rick Moran.   Because it's for the kids, don't ya know? The new regs would remove 90% of sulfur from gasoline and tighten emission standards on cars. AP: An oil industry study says the proposed rule being unveiled Friday by the administration could increase gasoline prices by 6 cents to 9 cents a gallon. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates   ... MORE

Obama Spending Plans Will Hit Middle Class Hard

Politicians to seek more control of your earnings. A new study by Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum finds that President Barack Obama's spending plan would raise taxes on the middle class.  "Taxpayers making as little as $30,000 will carry $1,500 more in taxes annually over the next 10 years," the study finds. The significance  ... MORE

John Stossel - Strangulation By Union

Chicago Teachers 1 School Children 0. The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn't win. Schools will still transfer bad teachers to other schools because it's nearly impossible to fire them. When bad teachers go from school to school, principals call it "the dance of the lemons." It would be funny if those teachers didn't slowly wreck  ... MORE

Debra J. Saunders: Price Of Obama's 'College Affordability'

Soaring debt encouraged by the president. "No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don't have the money," President Barack Obama told the Democratic National Convention as he accepted his party's nomination in Charlotte, N.C., this month. That sentence -- key in Obama's "college affordability" agenda        ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: 'Bait And Switch' Taxes

The numbers don't lie.   We have heard many times from President Barack Obama how he plans to raise taxes on "millionaires and billionaires," but not on the middle class. Apparently, if you don't happen to be a millionaire or billionaire, you don't have to worry. But the numbers say otherwise -- and say so big time. The actual tax increase pans being   ... MORE

Michael Bargo Jr: A Battle Democrats Cannot Afford To Win

Actions speak louder than words. There is one project that liberals never complete -- a task that is talked about all the time, especially during campaigns, but for some reason just can't get done. It is "making the rich pay their fair share" of taxes.  Somehow, even though President Obama and his party found the time to write ObamaCare and a huge plan of ... MORE