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Friday, January 29, 2010

Class War - How public servants became our masters

The United States had 2.3 state and local government employees per 100 citizens in 1946 and has 6.5 state and local government employees per 100 citizens now. In 1947, Hodges writes, 78 percent of the national income went to the private sector, 16 percent to the federal sector, and 6 percent to the state and local government sector. Now 54 percent of the economy is private, 28 percent goes to the feds, and 18 percent goes to state and local governments. The trend lines are ominous.

Bigger government means more government employees. Those employees then become a permanent lobby for continual government growth.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jury Duty

IMAO brings the giggles.

Obama tries to get out of Jury Duty...

OBAMA: I’m the president. I’m doing important stuff.

COURT: No you’re not. You’re just screwing around.

OBAMA: I have a State of the Union address to deliver Wednesday.

COURT: You’re on TV talking all the friggin’ time. No one cares anymore.

OBAMA: Jury duty sounds boring! You go away! I’m the president!

COURT: I know it sounds hard, but you’re actually qualified for this job. You just have to sit and listen to the arguments and–

OBAMA: I can’t listen to other people. It’s a medical condition. I have a doctor’s note. I can only talk myself. If you try to make me sit in a room and not speak, my brain will explode.

COURT: That sounds made up.

OBAMA: You sound made up!

COURT: You’re not getting out of this.

OBAMA: Yes I am! I don’t every do anything I don’t want to! Like all my campaign promises!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pro-life superbowl ad.

"He’s not even in the NFL yet, but former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is making a starring appearance at the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami.
While the Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning and the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees will be the quarterbacks on the field, the Heisman Trophy-winning college star will appear with his mother, Pam, on TV in an ad for the pro-life Christian group Focus on the Family that will air during the game.
The 30-second ad’s theme is “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life” and a Focus on the Family press release said the Tebows agreed to the ad because “the issue of life is one they feel strongly about.” As a result, the ad is widely expected to focus on Mrs. Tebow’s pregnancy with Tim, when she was encouraged by doctors to abort him."

Keynes and Hayek rap about economics


Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama donor gets $25 million no-bid contract

"The legality of the arrangement as a "sole source," or no-bid, contract was made possible by virtue of a waiver signed by the USAID administrator. "They cancelled the open bid on this when they came to power earlier this year," a source familiar with the federal contracting process told Fox News."