American Elephants

Parables About Property” by The Elephant's Child
December 26, 2010, 8:16 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Taxes | Tags: , ,

This brief fictional exchange took place at a blog called Easy Opinions, titled “Property and Pigs.”

Official:  I see that you have a large income. We need more of it.

Mike:  I work legally for my income and I pay 35% at the top tax rate. Isn’t that enough?

Official:  The economy is bad now. We need to take your money and pay other people. They will spend it and improve the economy.

Mike:  Why do you think the economy will improve?

Official:  10 years ago the top rate was 39.6% and the economy was good.

Mike:  Those things aren’t related. How would higher tax rates produce a growing economy?

Official:  I don’t have time to discuss philosophy with you. You have the money. We want the money.

The pigs part is included in the same post, and titled How to Catch Wild Pigs.Don’t miss it.

Our Very Own Dino Rossi is Interviewed by National Review. by The Elephant's Child
July 1, 2010, 8:29 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Conservatism, Economy, Freedom, Politics | Tags: , ,

Dino Rossi is a candidate for the Senate seat currently occupied by Patty Murray (D-WA).  He dropped in at National Review today to tell a little about himself.  He is an accomplished candidate, a successful businessman, and a very nice guy.  His expertise is badly needed to help to right a faltering economy.

Murray was elected to the Senate in the “Year of the Woman”, whatever that was, and ran as a “mom in tennis shoes.”  Her qualifications were, if I remember correctly, that she had been a teacher’s aide.  She is now, ahem, a member of the Democrat leadership in the Senate. She has voted consistently for everything the Democrats told her to vote for, and against whatever she was told to vote against. Ineffective doesn’t even begin to cover it.

American Elephant adds: You may remember that Dino won the Washington State gubernatorial election in 2004, not once, but twice, only to have Democrats steal the election from him on the third recount by “finding” unsecured, previously uncounted ballots in heavily Democrat-leaning King County. Later that year, ACORN workers were convicted of the biggest voter-registration fraud in state history.

(In case you don’t know, this is one of the most popular ways Democrats steal elections. ACORN workers, union thugs and other Democrat vermin register phony voters to bulk up the voter rolls, then the heaviest Democrat precincts “find” just enough ballots to put them over the top in the recount. It’s how Dino Rossi lost to Christine Gregoire, its how Maria Cantwell stole the election from Slate Gordon, and it’s how Al Franken narrowly stole the election from Norm Coleman in Minnesota…a tactic that is coming very soon to your state, like in 2010 and 2012, if it isn’t there already)

So we know that not only CAN Dino win, he already has. This time we just need to make sure he wins big enough that Democrats can’t steal the election.

You can learn more about Dino, and help his campaign here.

Massachusetts Health Care is Bankrupting the State, National Health Care Could Bankrupt the Country. by The Elephant's Child

Massachusetts Care was supposed to be the model for national health care.  It has not, however, worked out so well.  After only 3 years, Massachusetts health insurance premiums are the highest in the nation.  Governor Deval Patrick has called for price controls.  Doctors have fled the state. And state treasurer Tim Cahill says the universal health care law is bankrupting Massachusetts, and will do the same thing nationally if  Congress passes a similar plan to cover far more people.

Massachusetts state treasurer Tim Cahill recently left the Democrat Party to run for governor as an independent.

State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, an independent candidate for governor, today offered a wide-ranging and scathing criticism of the state’s universal health care law, saying it is bankrupting Massachusetts and will do the same nationally, if a similar plan is passed in Congress.

“If President Obama and the Democrats repeat the mistake of the health insurance reform here in Massachusetts on a national level, they will threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years,” Cahill said in a press conference in his office.

Echoing criticism leveled by Congressional Republicans in recent weeks, Cahill said, “It is time for the president, the Democratic leadership, to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan that does not threaten to bankrupt this country.”

Cahill said that health care costs have increased by $4.2 billion over what they were spending previously, and income has declined.    “We haven’t done anything about driving down costs,” Cahill said.  “We haven’t helped small business.  We haven’t changed the way we pay for health care and the way we deliver it.”

A Few Words from Fred Thompson by The Elephant's Child

The always entertaining and informed Fred Thompson on the economy.


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