I’m not sure if I agree with the tactic or not, but I definitely agree with the principle. Oklahoma’s governor and legislature don’t want to see jobs destroyed by municipal governments.
From the Heritage Foundation’s blog:
Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities.
The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this Read more [...]
Fast food workers need a raise, we are told. They need a living wage, we are told. Calling the minimum wage a “job killer” is simplistic, we are assured. McDonald’s is mistreating workers by not paying them more.
So now Barack Obama has produced new evidence. He raised the wages of fast-food workers. You probably didn’t know he could do such a thing. But it turns out that some government contractors are fast food workers.
From CNBC: “Wage hike might mean fewer fast food joints on Read more [...]
One of the most basic rights is the right to not be forced to testify against oneself. It is also known as the right to remain silent. Yet the IRS requires people to answer probing questions. This is done on the theory that the IRS is not a hostile prosecutor looking for evidence to use against you at trial, but a neutral public service.
Sure it is.
It now turns out, in addition to all the other crimes of the IRS, Lois Lerner was working with the Department of Justice to get conservative groups Read more [...]
The New York Times published a piece on Michael Bloomberg and his new anti-gun group. The Weekly Standard reproduced a quotation that is interesting:
Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of Read more [...]
Centralized power enables small groups to buy-off power structures to their own benefit. Decentralized power keeps leadership more responsive to those they represent.
From the Examiner: “US oligarchy study: Eye-opening study reveals disturbing facts about the US.”
The following paragraph pretty much sums up the findings: "The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. Read more [...]
When you support "gun control" you don't impede men like Kevin McLaughlin, but you do often stop people like Marlo Ellis from being able to intervene.
From the Hot Air blog:
One person is dead after a customer at the Dollar General in Orrville began shouting and waving his gun in the air.
Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred when Dallas Read more [...]
The economic elites will do anything to keep their biggest slaves (that would be the United States), and their biggest Pimp (that would be the Federal Reserve) in the financial game long enough to cement global control.
If you're not into global macroeconomics... you may skip by this one, but... wouldn't you really like to know whom you serve? The borrower is slave to the lender... and we're the greatest slave nation in history, given our debt.
When we reported last month that Read more [...]
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice (remember Alice in Wonderland), “whether you can make words mean different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “who is to be master – that is all.”
Perhaps the irrational situations that Alice encounters in wonderland, after having passed “through the looking glass” can give us some Read more [...]
We haven’t spent enough billions yet in Afghanistan. We haven’t sacrificed enough of our soldiers to death and maiming and PTSD yet. We haven’t killed enough Afghanis yet.
From the Washington Times:
Confidential U.S. assessments, which the State Department tried to hide from the public, show nearly all Afghan Cabinet ministries are woefully ill-prepared to govern after the U.S. withdraws its troops, often describing the gaps in knowledge, capability and safeguards as “critical” and Read more [...]
The lead paragraph of the Washington Post website story is interesting:
In India, as in almost every nation in the West, people who are either male or female have historically been forced to designate themselves as either a “male” or “female” on all governmental forms.
The lead paragraph is interesting because that is not what it says. Here’s the real one:
In India, as in almost every nation in the West, members of the transgender population have historically been forced to designate Read more [...]
We hear so much about how outlawing abortions once the child has developed enough to feel pain is such a “radical” move, perhaps we ought to ask ourselves if pro-abortion forces can ever do anything “radical”? It seems not. When Planned Parenthood attacks a pro-abortion politician for siding with some safety regulations because her cousin was killed by an insanely unsafe abortionist, no one in the mainstream ever calls them radical.
Colorado now has a Democrat as governor and a Democrat Read more [...]
Let us imagine that voting in this country was done differently. How would votes go if the government recorded your vote during every Presidential election and sent that information to the IRS, the FBI, and all other Federal agencies? How would that change voting patterns?
I guess, rather than voting only for the candidate they preferred, many voters would simply try to guess which candidate was likely to win. Then they would vote for that candidate because they don’t want to be on the President’s Read more [...]