Monday, June 12, 2006
The Democrats have their own values.
The Democrats value abortion as a fundamental human right. In fact, abortion providers are the only business that the Democrats actually love. The Democrats oppose any regulation on abortion providers. There is no other industry that Democrats wouldn't hesitate to support new regulations.
The Democrats think that the IRS is the best institution of the government, and that taxes should be much higher. There is a value in paying as much taxes as one can to the government. That is a Democratic value.
The Democrats value people who do not work. They do not value people who do work and pay taxes (and thus vote for the other party).
The Democrats value failure. That is why they subsidize government schools and the post office.
The Democrats value outright racist malcontents such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
Democrats value marriage, so long as homosexuals are the ones marrying.
The Democrats value terrorists--because terrorists, it is assumed, give Democrats a reason to gripe and complaine about what is going on.
The Democrats value the worthless UN institution and believe that the UN should be in charge of our security.
Let's see who will win the values contest.
The initiatives include such banal issues such as:
- increasing the minimum wage (which affects less than 1% of the population, and very few of those who earn the minimum wage are breadwinners. It is time to eliminate the minimum wage),
- cutting costs of prescription drugs,* (according to the Democrats, the healthcare system is not socialistic enough, so they must another way to reduce the incentive to produce new drugs);
- reducing interest rates on student loans (even though college graduates receive far more in compensation than non-college graduates, the non-college graduates must subsidize the education of the affluent!),
- rolling back subsidies for oil companies, and pay-as-you-go budgeting, according to party officials. (BORING!)
Now, compare this with the exciting Republican Contract with America outlined in 1994:
1. THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses. (Bill Text) (Description)
2. THE TAKING BACK OUR STREETS ACT: An anti-crime package including stronger truth-in- sentencing, "good faith" exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in social spending from this summer's "crime" bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools. (Bill Text) (Description)
3. THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility. (Bill Text) (Description)
4. THE FAMILY REINFORCEMENT ACT: Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children's education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society. (Bill Text) (Description)
5. THE AMERICAN DREAM RESTORATION ACT: A S500 per child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle class tax relief. (Bill Text) (Description)
6. THE NATIONAL SECURITY RESTORATION ACT: No U.S. troops under U.N. command and restoration of the essential parts of our national security funding to strengthen our national defense and maintain our credibility around the world. (Bill Text) (Description)
7. THE SENIOR CITIZENS FAIRNESS ACT: Raise the Social Security earnings limit which currently forces seniors out of the work force, repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security benefits and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let Older Americans keep more of what they have earned over the years. (Bill Text) (Description)
8. THE JOB CREATION AND WAGE ENHANCEMENT ACT: Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages. (Bill Text) (Description)
10. THE CITIZEN LEGISLATURE ACT: A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators. (Description)
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Ann Coulter has once again published the truth about liberalism, which has caused the normal knee-jerk reactionism from the Angry Left.
Ann Coulter has once again published the truth about liberalism, which has caused the normal knee-jerk reactionism from the Angry Left. In general, when someone says something that is truthful, but also happens to be quite harsh and negative, there usually is a flurry of attacks against the truth messenger. (For instance, if someone referred to this author as a “crooked garbage man,” he would likely laugh as he is neither crooked nor a garbage man). However, when Ann Coulter said that liberalism is a religion, this really upset the liberals because they know that this happens to be truthful.
The worst part of liberalism is the taxation policy. In most parts of the world, politicians have recognized that in order to be competitive, tax rates need to be reduced. In America, though, anytime this is tried, the Democratic Party states that this only “benefits the rich.” In some Catholic churches, parishioners cry and bow down to Jesus and his mother, Mary. Democrats, though, scream “tax cuts for the rich”—every time a tax cut is proposed—even though middle-class families overwhelmingly support lower taxes. However, Democrats are terrible at debating skills, largely because they are used to chanting among their fellow parishioners in their church, the Democratic Party. As a result, few are able to actually articulate how tax cuts benefit the rich. Further, many of them are baffled by how the U.S. federal treasury has actually received more tax revenue after a tax cut than before. Of course, religious views should be taken upon faith, not evidence.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
- The idiotic: tax the high-earners to fund illegal alien pre-school initiative. This initiative would have taxed so-called "wealthy" individuals who make over $400,000 a year to pay for the pre-school of illegal alien parents. The initiative lost in a landslide, receiving 60.9% votes against it. The only counties that supported it were San Francisco, where no one has any children, and Alemeda County, home of Berekely (which says everything), and Imperial, where most of the voters were too dumb to read the ballot properly.
- In the race to be the Democratic nominee for Insurance Commissioner (a position that should not even exist), a no-name candidate, John Kraft, received 29.6% of the vote -- without running any ads. Why? He was running against fat slob Cruz Bustamente, a former butcher. Even Democrats know that current Democratic incumbents have no legitimate claim to office.