1/3/13

Misery May Now Be Shared More Fairly

New, Progressive taxes transform U.S., level the playing field

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WH Dismantling Obamacare?

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Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law.

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled.

Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it rather than kill it.

But he did an about-face this week, accepting repeal in exchange for raising tax rates on the wealthiest.
(from washingtontimes.com)

D.C. Devo Death Match EXPOSED!

Odd GOP behavior a classic Leftwing "convergence" mind-trick
On the ideological side of the equation, the left-right dichotomy is thoroughly corrupt, as it is framed and reinforced by corporate-run mainstream media. Corporations, for the record, are not necessarily supporters of “capitalism,” as demonstrated by the bailout and stimulus spending debacles.

But no longer is the fight in the main public forum between left-wing statists and Constitution-supporting freedom fighters; but rather it is between fighters for the police state on one hand, and fighters for the welfare state on the other.

One has to hand it to the leftists — their sick, twisted plan has come off brilliantly. There are so many ignoramuses and “half-baked intellectuals” out there who are unmoved by any appeal to rational self-interest, that it doesn’t matter what kind of arguments you hit them with, they won’t ‘get it’ until a black boot kicks them in their fat bottoms.
(full story Kabuki Theater: Is the GOP “Controlled Opposition”? at conservativedailynews.com)

WH Confidential: Boehner Will Not Do This

GOP House foreclosed, Progs fix societal collapse-crisis to cement unchecked power
Boehner should make sure to say “Look, this isn’t about me. I can do a deal to increase the debt limit in exchange for something I can bring back to my people. But my people have no trust for Obama or Reid left, and they think it’s time for a reckoning. And I can’t prevent this – all I can do is resign and the next Speaker will be somebody even more hard-line than I am. And before you start screaming about the crazy Tea Party people who are holding the country hostage, understand that this is the vast majority of our membership, and they’re reflecting what they’re hearing from the vast majority of their constituents. This has gone far beyond the Tea Party, and you need to recognize that reality.”

The media will do polls which say nobody cares about the deficit or that the debt limit ought to just be raised. Boehner should scoff at them and say his members are convinced otherwise.

If he says it consistently enough and if he holds House hearings often enough in which witnesses show up and explain that there are ways to do partial shutdowns which won’t kill the economy, he can get the public used to the idea that hitting the debt limit isn’t the end of the world and it might just be the only way to really rein in spending over Obama’s objections.

Republicans hold all the cards on the coming fight. Their history is of dropping those cards on the floor. If the party wants to continue being relevant at the federal level, that needs to change. They need to develop a message, stick to it, act proactively and show some stones.

Otherwise Boehner will have nothing to take back to Republican voters. And he’ll be out of his Speakership by 2015 – and not because some crazy Tea Partier managed to unseat him from the Right, it will be because the GOP has lost its majority in the House.

Boehner needs to repeat that every single day. He needs to let the media beat on him and the House GOP delegation and say “Sorry, the votes just aren’t there. The American people want the budget balanced, so do my members, and the debt limit is the only tool available to make it happen. It’s sad it’s come to this, but there it is. Obama got his tax increase, now we’re getting our spending cuts – the easy way or the hard way. If Obama wants his debt ceiling increase he needs to send us a proposal that we can pass.”
(full story at thehayride.com)

Hubert Bland, Il Duce, The Unspeakable

On this day: January 3
Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy (1925)

Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit (1932)

The U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba (1961)

b: Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC), Hubert Bland (1855), Clement Attlee (1883), Carlos Keller (1898), Ngô Đình Diệm (1901); d: Alois Hitler (1903), Jack Ruby (1967)

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