“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Mark Twain
In ‘The End of the Beginning’ Bill Whittle spells out the overall impact of Obamacare and the pack of Washington’s lying scumbags that continue to foist this atrocity on America. It can viewed as Exhibit A confirming Mark Twain’s wise remark above. (H/T to RR reader)
Obama’s gratuitous and self-serving abandonment of the rule of law is now the mainstay of our country’s retreat from being a civil society. The latest departure from law by executive fiat is this president’s selective lifting of Obamacare’s individual mandate in order to delay torches and pitchforks showing up in town squares across the land. This arbitrary removal is being justified under the law's hardship clause designed to help, of all people, those who have become 'victims of Obamacare'. More here.
None other than NYC’s departing Mayor Bloomberg is now advising us that the country's cities are going under fiscally, being dragged there by hundreds of unfunded public service pension plans that were nefariously negotiated by the “labor-electoral complex”. This sinister relationship between progressive politicians and unions was long identified as being toxic to America. But national dumbth constantly salved by the liberal lamestream kept everyone fooled (note the wrath of the local lackeys in these pages when such information was presented). Now we have a progressive mayor spilling the beans in his swansong speeches as he explains away the fourfold increase in NYC’s pension costs over the last decade. More here and here.
The Bush2 policies of expanding America’s energy production have so lowered the cost of electricity in the land that some manufacturing is actually beginning to return to our shores. Obama and the socialists have done everything possible to reverse this trend in energy prices, but right now there is enough momentum to attract overseas manufacturers so that even Chinese companies are offshoring to the United States. A poster child in this is Keer Group Company from Hangzhou, a yarn manufacturer, that is relocating its mill to South Carolina’s traditional textile territory, and creating 500 jobs in the process. Of course, when the transition is complete Team Obama et al will crow that it is their socialist policies that are bringing about such things. And don’t be amazed at how many people will actually believe that crap. More here.
Hear about California divided into six states? That is the initiative proposed by investor Tim Draper. For many people some form of The Great Divide cannot happen soon enough. More here and H/T to RR reader.