Close the Gates!

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What do you do when your intended victims catch on to your abusive behavior and attempt to flee? You close the gates, of course. Blame them for their own problems and then prevent their escape. Continue reading

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Harry Reid’s New Obamacare Failure Theory

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“I give up. The Internet is too hard.” – Harry Reid

In perhaps the most hypocritical, asinine statement to come out of the mouth of Harry Reid to date, he blamed the latest Obamacare delay on “people who are uneducated about using the Internet.” Continue reading

Where Market Equilibrium and Coed Prostitution Meet

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I stumbled upon this interesting article today, ironically just one week after writing about the sexual marketplace:  Sugar daddy website has coeds justifying prostitution. Apparently young beautiful (and female) coeds at big expensive colleges can paste their biographical information up on a web site and offer their company — and presumably other services — in exchange for cold, hard cash. Continue reading

Incentives, Marriage, and Economics

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America’s marriage rate has been on the decline for the past 50 years, leading esteemed sociologists, politicians, and economists to start evaluating the marketplace of marriage to determine the root cause behind our society’s sudden lapse into matrimonial apathy. Even the brains behind my favorite podcast, Freakonomics, have devoted their past two episodes to a discussion on why anybody should marry. Continue reading

Migration Habits of Parasitic Liberals

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Demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution has analyzed Census Bureau data to determine the metropolitan areas with the most and least growth. The results will not shock those with their feet planted firmly in reality, but will garner only finger-pointing and blame-gaming from the slack-jawed liberal masses.

See if you can spot the trend: Continue reading

A Rolling Stone Rebuttal

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“Coffee is a basic right. Everybody should have free coffee.” – Jesse Myerson

Rolling Stone recently published an article titled Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For that would be laughable if it weren’t trying to be so serious.  My favorite Facebook page, Being Classically Liberal (if you haven’t checked them out yet, you should), half-jokingly posted the article with the caption “Not the Onion” because the ideas in it are so outrageous it’s difficult to discern whether the author doped up on some of that Colorado weed before taking to his keyboard or it’s just a cleverly subdued satire piece. Continue reading

Your complaints are (magically) ruining the economy

A recent Yahoo! “Finance” article written by Rick Newman states that if you’re complaining about the economy, you’re wrecking the economy.  Consider this little gem:

It’s easy to disregard what’s going right and highlight nothing but the challenges we face—which seems to be a lot of people’s preference. But gloom itself may now be a bigger economic problem than any of the traditional ones. There’s no bellyacher index I’m aware of, but if you read between the lines, there does seem to be growing evidence that we believe things are worse than they are—and maybe even want to believe that.

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Points of Derailment

As an admittedly existentialist Christian conservative-libertarian (or perhaps a Christian existentialist libertarian-conservative — you decide), it’s clear to me that the U.S. has gone astray.  To the leftoids and the feminists and the otherwise morally corrupt, the country is on the absolute correct track — and the terrible economy and failures of Obamacare can easily be attributed to those evil, greedy Republicans and libertarians who value free market solutions.  Of course, those of us in the realm of sanity and economic reason know they’re absolutely bat-shit crazy and that the derailment of the greatness of America can be attributed to several factors: Continue reading

Obama’s Minimum Wage – A Lesson in How to Create Unemployment

"Nobody who works full-time in America should have to live in poverty. I'm going to keep on making the case and fighting for the fact that we need to raise our minimum wage, because right now it's in lower terms than it was when Ronald Reagan took office."

“Nobody who works full-time in America should have to live in poverty. I’m going to keep on making the case and fighting for the fact that we need to raise our minimum wage, because right now it’s in lower terms than it was when Ronald Reagan took office.”

Now that the media has once again successfully diverted national attention away from their messiah’s ever-growing list of “phony” scandals (including Benghazi, IRS, NSA, AP, and Fast & Furious — many of which are clear-cut signs of the oncoming police state that the ever-growing number of zombies in our nation fail to recognize), he has turned his sights to gun grabbing and the minimum wage (read his typical sycophantic remarks here).

Of course, his attempt to hike the minimum wage is merely another attempt to divert the national discussion, so I’ll be brief in debunking his theories that are once again heavy in ideology but light in facts. Continue reading

Obamacare – An Exercise in Unintended Consequences

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“We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.” – James Hoffa

I can’t help but smile in schadenfreudian pleasure as I disseminate the utterly shocking news that the very people who supported Obamacare are now deriding its pervasive regulations that incentivize businesses to mistreat the very employees it was meant to protect.  Consider the following:

  • Insurance plan costs will skyrocket
  • Employers have openly cut workers’ hours to avoid the mandate
  • Employees will find it increasingly difficult to keep their own plans (despite a strict promise otherwise)
  • Workers with employer-sponsored (or unionized) health coverage will not qualify for Obamacare subsidies

And we can’t forget that the bureaucracy that operates the DMV will now be managing our health care.  The fourth point is especially stinging to bloated union reps like James Hoffa, who are beginning to realize that the “Affordable Care Act” ultimately sterilizes the supposed effectiveness of unions (and isn’t so “affordable” after all).

The sheer ignorance is astounding, but not surprising — nor is it surprising that these same union leaders are now calling on Obama to “fix it”.  They have failed to come to the conclusion that the saner side of the populace came to back in 2009:  The ACA is Obama’s fix.  And we’re stuck with it now, including the unions who so viciously fought for its passage.

I have only one thing to say to these ignoramuses:  You’ve made your bed, now sleep in it.

And maybe we should consider the consequences of supporting bills based on their title rather than their content.

Read more:  Labor Unions: Obamacare Will ‘Shatter’ Our Health Benefits, Cause ‘Nightmare Scenarios’