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Either Tim Geithner has elephant-sized chutzpah or he’s completely clueless. How else to explain his insistence that Congress follow the Obama plan to spike taxes on the top income brackets? Human Events caught up with Mr. Geithner to ask him how exactly he squares his support for tax increases with his own tax-dodging days. Please click here for the rest of the post.
Alan Grayson’s latest campaign ad smears his Republican opponent, Daniel Webster, as a draft-dodging America-hater. Which means, according to established Democrat protocols: Alan Grayson hates America. Please click here for the rest of the post.
Alan Grayson’s attack against Daniel Webster for being a “draft dodger” received a media award as the top “slimy ad”. That ad has now been dethroned. Dethroned by another Alan Grayson ad. Please click here for the rest of the post.
When the obituary is finally written on Lisa Murkowski’s political career, one of the key points will be her land deal. Many people, even in Alaska, have not heard about it, but it gives us a glimpse into everything wrong with Lisa Murkowski and why voters rejected her. USA Today has a helpful rundown on the story, which is old, but which has some new interesting facts. Basically, Murkowski paid $179,400 for 1.27 acres of undeveloped land valued at $350,000.00. The guy she bought the land from would be her neighbor. Murkowski was then — and this is seemingly the new information — able to get an earmark of several million dollars from Washington to pave 3 miles of road. Guess where the paved road was? If you answered “to her property” you would be right. Well, people find out about the land sale and make a big stink about it so Murkowski does not return the land to her neighbor. She sells it back to him. And yes, she turned a small profit. But wait. There’s more. Please click here for the rest of the post.
They’ve been agitating for a complete redistribution of wealth and power for more than 100 years. Now, they’re getting pretty darn close to accomplishing it. Following the AFL-CIO’s August attempt to fire Michael Dell at Dell Computers, the Teamsters have gone gunning for the founder of FedEx, Chairman Fred Smith. Please click here for the rest of the post.
Aesop, meet Obama. Just days before Socialist Saturday, a series of union-related events are beginning to become large enough of an embarrassment to the Obama administration that they may be hard for the media to ignore any longer. With the abrupt departure of SEIU über-boss Andy Stern, the rejection (and subsequent departure) of his hand-chosen successor, Anna Burger, the President’s friends at the Service Employees International Union have been increasing their media presence lately—and not necessarily in a good way. The revelations and arrest of a SEIU member in Washington state for forging signatures on a ballot initiative to raise taxes, the Wisconsin SEIU activist who bragged about the media’s complicity in helping to defeat GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker, as well as the revelations of what appears to be an unbelievably large amount of voter registration fraud in Texas, all must have Democrats feeling a little queasy about being seen too close to the President and his fuscha friends. To make embarrassing relationships even worse comes this news from over the weekend. Please click here for the rest of the post.