I simply can’t go a day without mentioning any of the following:
1) I wrote a few posts back about Mothering magazine’s advocating the radical left-wing, Marxist group Code Pink. Here is a clip of two of these morons attacking Donald Rumsfeld and his wife as they entered the White House Correspondents Dinner. Of course, this type of thing happens all the time, and no, we never hear a word about it from the media. Really, watch it. Witness the depravity.
If you think these people have no lives, you’d be right.
2) Sweden is now approving gender-based abortions. If you think the slippery slope is well at work, you’d be right.
3) How tyranny starts. I’m anti-American, I suppose.
4) What has happened to Europe? Where are all the artists, thinkers, innovators, and entrepeneurs?
What has happened is that Europe, with a few exceptions, has lost its creativity, intellectual excitement, industrial innovation, and risk taking. Europe’s creative energy has been sapped. There are many lovely Europeans; but there aren’t many creative, dynamic, or entrepreneurial ones.
A true must-read, the article linked talks about what happens when nations do away with religion and create welfare state social models. And yes, if you assessed that this is directly where we’re headed…you’d be right.
5) Remind Obama what transparency looks like. If this cap and trade thing is going to be a reality, then we should demand that the taxes that our utility companies pass on to us be open and calculable:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is seeking original cosponsors for the Cap-and-Trade Tax Disclosure Act which will require utility companies to disclose and separately itemize the impact of cap-and-trade taxes on each customer’s utility bill. Sound tax policy requires that taxes should be visible to taxpayers and not buried in the cost of items we purchase. With this legislation, every utility customer – residential and business — will be able to identify the cost of cap-and-trade emissions that the utility is passing on to the customer. As regulated entities, utilities pass taxes on to customers, unlike unregulated companies that can also pass taxes on to shareholders and employees. The cap-and-trade tax is potentially the largest tax increase ever imposed. According to the Administration’s own budget document, the cost will be at least $646 billion over an eight-year period. No matter where you stand on the issue of cap and trade, both sides can agree that full disclosure and transparency are good public policy.
Contact your representatives and tell them to support full disclosure of tax impact of cap and trade, especially the Democrats who have criticized the national eco tax, 202-224-3121.
Again, if you think that taxes are going to skyrocket under Obama’s unprecedented in the history of the world spending, you’d be right.