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Governor Walker Is Right to Support Easier Immigration for Rich Foreigners Who Invest and Create Jobs in America

I can understand why immigration reform is so contentious since it touches on all sorts of hot-button issues, such as jobs, politics, national identity, and the welfare state. But I don’t understand why there’s a controversy just because Governor Walker of Wisconsin supports a specific part of the immigration system that provides easier access for […]

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Fiscal Fights with Friends, Part II: Grading AEI’s Big-Picture Tax and Budget Reform

The American Enterprise Institute has published a comprehensive budgetary plan entitled, “Tax and spending reform for fiscal stability and economic growth.” Authored by Joseph Antos, Andrew G. Biggs, Alex Brill, and Alan D. Viard, all of whom I know and admire, this new document outlines a series of reforms designed to restrain the growth of […]

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Fiscal Fights with Friends, Part I: Responding to Reihan Salam’s Argument against the Flat Tax

In my ultimate fantasy world, Washington wouldn’t need any sort of broad-based tax because we succeeded in shrinking the federal government back to the very limited size and scope envisioned by our Founding Fathers. In my more realistic fantasy world, we might not be able to restore constitutional limits on Washington, but at least we […]

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Big Government Is an Anchor on America’s Economy, Undermining Investment and Wage Growth

There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you. Unfortunately, politicians in Washington don’t follow that advice. Let me explain. All economic theories – even Marxism and socialism – agree that capital formation is a necessary condition for long-run growth and higher wages. The Marxists and the socialists are misguided in […]

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The Left Sinks To A New Low In Amtrak Train Tragedy

On Tuesday, May 12, Amtrak Train #188, going 106 miles an hour entering a turn at more than double the speed limit, derailed in Philadelphia killing at least 7 people and injuring more than 200.  From the NY Times: “The crash occurred on a stretch of the Northeast Corridor — the Washington, D.C.-to-Boston business and commuter route.”  “Survivors who emerged battered and bloodied described a chaotic scene, with passengers thrown against walls, furniture and each other, and luggage and other loose items flying through the air and falling on terrified riders.”

With the search still going on for survivors and loved ones just finding out about the awful tragedy, that didn’t stop some liberal politicians from trying to capitalize politically on this heart wrenching accident.  These disgusting politicians [sorry for being redundant] were implying that it was the Republicans to blame for this deadly accident, saying it was lack of funding for infrastructure projects.  Can you believe that?  Families of those deceased haven’t even been able to view their loved ones yet, much less bury them, but that hasn’t stopped a few low life politicians trying to turn this into a political situation.  

How low can you go?  And besides that, how the hell can they blame lack of infrastructure money for causing this accident when the engineer [as the investigation goes on why] had the train going over twice the speed limit around a dangerous curve.  That is delusional rhetoric besides being sickening political rhetoric in the wake of a tragedy.  Think about it.  It would be like if the speed limit on a freeway is 65 MPH and a driver drives his vehicle at 130 MPH which causes a crash and loss of life, and liberals came out and blamed the GOP for lack of infrastructure highway spending on the accident and loss of life.  It’s mind boggling.

Megyn Kelly, host of The Kelly Files on the Fox News Channel, brought this out on her show with guest Chris Stirewalt.  In the following video look how Chris Stirewalt is shaking his head as he is stunned after watching a video of politicians [and I’m sad to say included one Republican] blaming the lack of spending for the tragedy.  Chris’ response that, that kind of political rhetoric is “reckless”, is what I believe every decent thinking American has after hearing that indecent talk. 

Chris Stirewalt

Megyn Kelly host of The Kelly Files

Watch this great segment on the Kelly Files of the politicians on the left sinking to a new low.

May 13, 2015: segment of The Kelly Files with Megyn Kelly interviewing Chris Stirewalt: [please turn up the volume]

Bravo, Megyn Kelly and Chris Stirewalt for exposing this new low by some politicians on the left.  Thank you!

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The Left Sinks To A New Low In Amtrak Train Tragedy

On Tuesday, May 12, Amtrak Train #188, going 106 miles an hour entering a turn at more than double the speed limit, derailed in Philadelphia killing at least 7 people and injuring more than 200.  From the NY Times: “The crash occurred on a stretch of the Northeast Corridor — the Washington, D.C.-to-Boston business and commuter route.”  “Survivors who emerged battered and bloodied described a chaotic scene, with passengers thrown against walls, furniture and each other, and luggage and other loose items flying through the air and falling on terrified riders.”

With the search still going on for survivors and loved ones just finding out about the awful tragedy, that didn’t stop some liberal politicians from trying to capitalize politically on this heart wrenching accident.  These disgusting politicians [sorry for being redundant] were implying that it was the Republicans to blame for this deadly accident, saying it was lack of funding for infrastructure projects.  Can you believe that?  Families of those deceased haven’t even been able to view their loved ones yet, much less bury them, but that hasn’t stopped a few low life politicians trying to turn this into a political situation.  

How low can you go?  And besides that, how the hell can they blame lack of infrastructure money for causing this accident when the engineer [as the investigation goes on why] had the train going over twice the speed limit around a dangerous curve.  That is delusional rhetoric besides being sickening political rhetoric in the wake of a tragedy.  Think about it.  It would be like if the speed limit on a freeway is 65 MPH and a driver drives his vehicle at 130 MPH which causes a crash and loss of life, and liberals came out and blamed the GOP for lack of infrastructure highway spending on the accident and loss of life.  It’s mind boggling.

Megyn Kelly, host of The Kelly Files on the Fox News Channel, brought this out on her show with guest Chris Stirewalt.  In the following video look how Chris Stirewalt is shaking his head as he is stunned after watching a video of politicians [and I’m sad to say included one Republican] blaming the lack of spending for the tragedy.  Chris’ response that, that kind of political rhetoric is “reckless”, is what I believe every decent thinking American has after hearing that indecent talk. 

Chris Stirewalt

Megyn Kelly host of The Kelly Files

Watch this great segment on the Kelly Files of the politicians on the left sinking to a new low.

May 13, 2015: segment of The Kelly Files with Megyn Kelly interviewing Chris Stirewalt: [please turn up the volume]

Bravo, Megyn Kelly and Chris Stirewalt for exposing this new low by some politicians on the left.  Thank you!

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