Friday, May 29, 2009

President Obama's Stealth Energy Tax Increase

Obama's intends to raise taxes on 100% of Americans. Despite President Obama's repeated statements on the campaign trial, by his own words in this video, he intends to raise taxes dramatically on all Americans who use energy.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor is a terrible choice for the US Supreme Court

We recently submitted an op-ed article to Associated Content on why Sonia Sotomayor is a terrible choice for the US Supreme Court. We look forward to linking to it. We will keep you posted.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Henry Waxman reveals that he does not know what is in his own dumb global warming law.

Congressman Henry Waxman reveals that he does not even know what is in his own global warming law! The reason we have a republican form of government is precisely because these individuals are supposed to know the laws that they are trying to pass. Here, Waxman reveals that he has no clue what he is doing, or the harm that will arise if and when his bill becomes law.

Democrats propose legislation to increase energy prices and unemployment.

Democrats hate the high standard of living that we have in America. Case in point: Henry Waxman, a Democrat elected by the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, wants to impose a "cap and tax" bill that will substantially raise energy prices for millions of Americans. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 80 percent of Americans can expect a rise in their energy bills and a reduction in real income because of the cap and trade bill. Further, interestingly enough, the legislation itself reveals the fact that Americans will lose jobs.

Tucked away in the legislation, the act states (
Part 2, section 426): "An eligible worker, specifically workers who lose their jobs as a result of this measure, may receive a climate change adjustment allowance under this subsection for a period of not longer than 156 weeks." This means that Americans are guaranteed to lose their jobs, but Congress will provide "handouts" to compensate for this loss!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Californians vote against Democrat tax increases.

Californians proved that the citizens are unwilling to be punished for the failed policies of the Democrats in the Soviet-state legislature. Democrats wanted Californians to voluntarily support higher taxes, which would then be redistributed to the worthless public sector unions and bureaucrats. But normal citizens are not interested in being taxed to help the bureaucrats. This has been a wonderful day in California, and it is wonderful to see citizens saying 'no' to the big government Democrats.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

EPA Will Ration Your Carbon (energy) usage.

The EPA wants to limit your use of carbon, and thus, lowering your standard of living. Read the op-ed here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Why we love America

Why do we, in contrast to the Democrats, love America? America is a nation that was founded upon the principles of liberty. It is in America that the Constitution specifically limits the power of the federal government. This shows that the Founders had a particularly keen insight into human nature (and all of its history) and the fact that it is the natural state of human affairs for the government to grow and for individual liberty to recede. We conservatives/objectivists do not "hate" the government. Rather, we believe that America's government ought to be limited to a few enumerated areas, such as a court system to settle disputes between individuals -- and to be adjudicated according to objective laws; a military to protect against foreign invaders who would abridge the individual rights of American citizens; and to set national laws in areas that are specifically federal in nature, such as immigration, patents, copyrights, etc, etc. The fact that the federal government is limited in its powers only to a few areas enables citizens to have the maximum opportunity to hold their elected representatives accountable and for liberty to flourish. For instance, if a citizen of state A is not happy with the laws of state A, he can take steps to vote out the representatives of his state or move to state B, where the laws are more to his liking. However, when the federal government passes laws that one might not like, one has no means of escaping these bad laws.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Obama's health care obsession

President Obama and his fellow travelers in Congress have been talking a great deal about American health care. They have proposed "universal" health care, which, according to the Obama's White House, will "control rising health care costs, guarantee choice of doctor, and assure high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans." However, this is not true at all. In America, we have "universal" K-12 education. In 2009, 89% of K-12 students attended government-run schools. Although parents do not directly pay for the costs of the child's education in a government-run school, the costs continue to rise rather dramatically, which is reflected mostly in higher property taxes in many states. There is also no "choice" in K-12 education: if a parent is unable to pay to send their kid to a private school, they have no choice other than to send their child to the local government monopolized school system, which is infected with crime, anarchy, high drop out rates, and test scores that are below average compared to students from other nations. Do we really want to copy this feature in our health care system? Do we really want to tell patients that they have only one choice, which will be decided by a Washington, D.C.bureaucrat, and that if they live or die, it really is not even up to them?

The fact that the government has failed to deliver in K-12 education is a strong rebuke to the idea that the government is able to manage anything as complex as health care and deliver on cost, quality, and affordability. The government has not been able to deliver on any of these areas even in an area like education, which it has operated continuously for almost a century. (Year after year, we are told that this time, it will be fixed. It won't happen. Once the government takes over health care, and quality declines, there will be constant pleas for "more money" to "fix the problem." But money is not the source of the problem: freedom and individuality, reflected in the capitalist system, is what makes medical excellence possible).

Further, medical care is extremely complex, requiring highly motivated and intelligent individuals who have a fixed store of knowledge and able to use it in dynamic and novel situations. There are so many factors in play when it comes to medical care, including the creation of advanced theoretical knowledge to create new medicines and specialized procedures to cure ailments, distributions of new medicines, medical schools, medical professionals, hospitals, clinics, private doctor's offices, and many other variables, factors, and individuals that I did not even consider. Considering the fact that there are just a couple of people who are capable of running a multi-billion operation, is it possible that the 535 Members of Congress are not qualified to run a sector of the economy that accounts for $1.6 trillion or more of the economy?

Liberty should be the guiding principle of health care. When you are in pain, you want the pain aleviated. The best way is by going to a doctor who does not face a gun in his face telling him how to run his business, how much to charge, how to conduct his procedures: rather, we all want a medical professional who is guided by medical excellence. Let's face it: The government failed in education, but it has an insatiable appetite. Not content to monopolize only education, it also wants to destroy the best health care system in the world. Don't let it happen.