New York is airing a series of hilarious ads claiming that it is now the best place in the nation to start a new business or find a home for an existing one. And the basis for the hilarity? Why, New York’s low taxes for such businesses coming to the Empire State. Now you have to recall, especially if you are of our Left brethren or cistern, that a liberal tenet of economics is that tax rates don’t affect economic behavior. Liberal economists from Krugman on down have made that case. Aghast, upon learning of this fractured belief, I even posted on it in The Liberal Mind section. But here we are, with Gov Andrew Cuomo himself all smiles, telling business execs and entrepreneurs that special low taxes, low tax rates, and even tax holidays await them when they re/locate in New York, aka the penultimate high tax state in the Union. Somebody give the good governor the DNC’s phone number.
Benghazi is baaaack! Fox News broke the story that there are at least four whistle blowing insiders and survivors of last September’s jihadist attack on our Benghazi consulate in Lybia. They want to testify in front of Congress on some of the “Who cares …!!” stories that the White House and State Department told America earlier this year. These four and others say they have been warned of very short career prospects should they come out with anything that materially contradicts the official Benghazi narrative that long ago received a quiet burial in the lamestream.
Nevertheless, now all lawyered up, these whistleblowers are seeking security clearances for their counsel so they can be shown the classified evidence for the new claims – e.g. that help was available but denied. When Fox asked President Obama this morning about supporting the country’s knowing about the new developments, without blinking the President said that he had not heard anything about the matter, “but I’ll find out.” Now can you imagine that the President’s morning brief – you know, the one a Secret Service agent hands him while still in his skivvies – omitted a heads up on what the nation was told on Fox the day before, and what was sure to be asked of him during his news conference later that morning? (BTW, Benghazi was in the first question.) As long contended here, the man is a consummate liar and/or employs the most incompetent staff 1600 Pennsylvania has ever seen.
Speaking of Obamacare, as more reports come out on who wants exemption from it (correct answer: unions, Congress, corporations), the lies told about that legislation are now so obvious that even prominent Democrats are denouncing the possibility or benefits of its implementation. They are still looking for one single thing it will do as advertized. It is safe to say that everyone today is looking for how to put a bullet into Obamacare without damaging their careers. You should have heard the pained discussion about it on National Propaganda Radio this morning. And the lamestream has put its best crickets on the story.