Archive for April, 2009

A little comic relief for y’all

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Representative Michelle Bachman (R-MN District 6) explains to us the (*groan*) Hoot-Smalley tariff!

This would explain a lot

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Statement #9 on Time‘s Mark Halperin’s list of the reasons that the Republican Party is doing so poorly:

The near impotence of the right’s long-term Big Three issues (national security, taxes, and social issues).

If Republicans are putting all economic issues under the category of “Taxes,” that might explain why they’re doing so poorly as a political party. The Washington Monthly piece notes that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) “Solutions Center,” has a single item in its’ toolbag, a single answer for every problem “Taxes. Lower them.”

Debate with libertarians and “Teabagger Parties”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

This piece on PhillyIMC led to a group of libertarian “Austrian Economists” to kick off an extensive discussion about what caused the economic crisis. They’re convinced it was the Fed and interest rates that are solely to blame for the crisis. I’m not really convinced, but I still have further research to do on the matter.

The “Teabagger Parties” that are scheduled to take place on the 15th are very¬† clearly sponsored and promoted by the Republican Party and their audio-visual arm, Fox News.