Archive for March 22nd, 2012

The "Buffett Rule" is a Ruse

Even with Warren Buffett’s new tax policy idea, wherein he’d pay a higher tax rate, the continuing deficit dwarfs it.

Once again, the issue is not that we’re taking in too little in taxes. We can’t take in enough to cover the deficits. We must start cutting spending in a serious way.

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    Things Heard: e213v4

    Good morning.

    1. Standard liberal media treatment of the current (and likely next) violent attack.
    2. Baptism.
    3. Look at anything closely, you get confused (that is you realize how little you really know about how the universe works). Latest example, Mercury.
    4. Obamacare mandate and Lochner.
    5. Troll of the court meets his, err, or rather, a fate.
    6. In recent discussion on contraception and Ms Fluke … I suggested the left might go after the prescription monopoly instead. It was suggested this was a chimerical notion, nobody was talking about that. Untrue.
    7. Deferred payments not deferred so much.
    8. Our nanny state, shutting down private charity.
    9. Savings.
    10. Progressives for federalism.
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      If Bush had said it…

      From HotAir, apparently President Obama thinks the price of oil is hovering around $1.25 a barrel. Per his speech to Sempra Energy,

      We have subsidized oil companies for a century. We want to encourage production of oil and gas, and make sure that wherever we’ve got American resources, we are tapping into them. But they don’t need an additional incentive when gas is $3.75 a gallon, when oil is $1.20 a barrel, $1.25 a barrel. They don’t need additional incentives. They are doing fine.

      Yet this snip from oil-price.net shows the price to be hovering about 100 times that amount.

      Honest mistake or intentional gaffe that leaves the impression that oil companies are gouging and, consequently, do not need government subsidies?

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