Big Government

Since so many of us have ADD, here’s a nice video from Reason.TV about who pays what in taxes.


This pretty much sums it up:

Perhaps she needs some sweet tea?

Via Jake Tapper at Political Punch blog:

The president said, “It [propping up dead banks] was the right thing to do, even though it’s infuriating, even though it makes you angry because you’re thinking, ‘I was responsible and these folks are irresponsible and somehow I’m paying for them.’ The same is true with AIG.  It was the right thing to do to step in.”

“Here’s the problem,” Mr. Obama said, “It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger.  You don’t want them to blow up.  But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.”

So who is the Osama bin Laden of the banking industry? AIG CEO Liddy?

Obama’s Favorite Company, Caterpillar, Lays Off 2500 More (CAT)

and here:

According to CNN/Money:

A record 31.8 million Americans received food stamps at the latest count, an increase of 700,000 people in one month with the United States in recession, government figures showed Thursday.

Is 10 percent of the American population on food stamps?  Only 8.1 percent are unemployed…

Then this from Top of the Ticket via Michelle Malkin and Five Feet of Fat:

Top of the Ticket says:

If this unidentified meal recipient is too poor to buy his own food, how does he afford a cellphone?

And if he is homeless, where do they send the cellphone bills?

And the answer is…

Safelink Wireless!


No problems with jobs in DC at Sweetness and Light highlights:

The recruiting comes after the area added 5,000 federal jobs last year. Fuller, an expert on the local economy, says last year was the first time the area had seen an increase in federal jobs in more than 10 years. Many of those positions are in agencies that are dealing with the economic crisis, he says.

What do they all have in common?


Just in case you thought poor use of jet aircraft was exclusively a Republican/ rich/ banker/auto exec issue.

Michelle Malkin has latest story, although this has been touched on by the Weekly Standard and others during Panetta’s confirmation.

CBS story here.

According to the Weekly Standard, Educap seems to be like the payday lender for student loans:

Daschle’s trips to the Bahamas and the Middle East on the corporate jet of EduCap, a nonprofit organization that provides loans to students at interest rates as high as 18 percent, ought to be considered taxable income as well. (EduCap’s charitable status is itself under investigation by the IRS.)

Here’s the video:

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