Category Archives: Bad Ideas

“…The Bureaucracy Always Expands. It Never Contracts…”

The words of David Williams, vice president of policy for watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste. He is commenting in a story from Fox News that reports that there are some 1,000 government “advisory committees” with some 74,000 members burning up … Continue reading

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Damage

Sally Pipes in the New York Post: Repeal of ObamaCare can’t come soon enough — as several damaging provisions are set to take effect this year. For starters, it has effectively stopped the construction of physician-owned hospitals throughout the country. … Continue reading

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ObamaFraud

The true costs of ObamaCare are staggering: The fantasy of deficit reduction from the ACA is also built on a $410 billion tax increase over the coming decade, and a flood of revenue in the years after built on cynically … Continue reading

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Something To Think About

Thomas Sowell: Politics being what it is, we are sure to hear all sorts of doomsday rhetoric at the thought of cutbacks in government spending. The poor will be starving in the streets, to hear the politicians and the media … Continue reading

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Backfire, Part The Third

Something you have seldom seen here at the Crabitat, a link to a Fox News story (its not that I don’t sometimes read Fox – or even watch the odd newscast from them. I just have very rarely actually linked … Continue reading

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Backfire, Part Two

Mickey Kaus: Why would Republican politicians ever fall into this “too hot” trap? Because hot rhetoric gins up their base. But now that they’ve won the House in an off year election, GOP pols don’t need to please the base … Continue reading

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Tax Hikes

Americans for Tax Reform have compiled a comprehensive list of tax hikes included in ObamaCare: Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on an historic repeal of the Obamacare law.  While there are many reasons to oppose … Continue reading

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Blame Derrida!

It should be clear, by this point, to any rational person that the Left in this country has simply lost its collective mind. The “reality based community” has been hysterically shrieking for the past five days how Jared Loughner was … Continue reading

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Camp Obama

Apparently, Kathleen Sebelius is either completely ignorant of the connotation or simply does not care. Because she cheerfully announced that the administration has a lot of “reeducation” to do on the won’s health care “reform”. With a number of polls … Continue reading

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The Hamas Seal Of Approval

Hamas has come out solidly in favor of the “Ground Zero Mosque”. A leader of the Hamas terror group yesterday jumped into the emotional debate on the plan to construct a mosque near Ground Zero — insisting Muslims “have to … Continue reading

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Rich Man’s Ride

The very big problem with the Obama administrations plans to offer huge kickbacks – of taxpayer money – to people who buy “green” vehicles like the Chevy Edsel Volt: The Volt is a rich man’s ride. It’s official: The Chevrolet … Continue reading

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The Electric Edsel

$41,000 plus the massive donation of taxpayer dollars will give you an electric hair shirt: For starters, G.M.’s vision turned into a car that costs $41,000 before relevant tax breaks … but after billions of dollars of government loans and … Continue reading

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Misamerican Pie

Drove my Chevrolet to the Levrolet, but the Levrolet was dry just doesn’t cut it. Gubmint Motors is trying to force its employees to use the name Chevrolet rather than “Chevy”. In a memo to Chevrolet staff at their headquarters … Continue reading

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The First Wave Of Taxes

A comprehensive list of taxes the Senate plans to impose now that Harry Reid bought Ben Nelson includes this gem: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Page 373 of Manager’s amendment/$2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10% excise tax on indoor tanning … Continue reading

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Each Responsible For Everything

I don’t link George Will often, but this column is devastating: His Dec. 1 Afghanistan speech to the nation was followed on Dec. 3 by his televised “jobs summit.” His Dec. 8 televised economics speech at the Brookings Institution was … Continue reading

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