President Obama calls for the Buffett Rule, again. As much as it kind of pisses me off, I’ve accepted that the fiscal situation is such that some marginal rate will have to be boosted, and individual investments might as well be it.
Supporters of Obamacare will have to figure out a way to justify a cost of $82 trillion over the next 75 years. You know what might have helped? Figuring out a way to pay down the debt before reforming health care.
The Obama administration reminds everyone of the effect on global oil prices of sanctions on Iranian oil. I can’t say production disruptions in South Sudan are as catchy, though.
Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) presidential bid accept the inevitable (of his impending loss) without completely accepting the inevitable (voting for that other guy). Yet, anyway. Give them a month.
One person who has accepted the other inevitable is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), probably former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) second choice for a Robin to his Batman. He has a unique talent for attracting right-wing Republicans whose surnames start with R.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) may be recalled over his curbs on public sector unions. This is one of the things I love about American politics: The people get to decide if they want an early election. The Canadian system could take a cue from that.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) proposes reviving earmarks in order to secure House votes. If you’re doing it just for that reason, I think the word you’re looking for is “bribes,” Mike.
House candidate José Hernández (D-CA) is now allowed to designate himself on the ballot as an astronaut, as that’s exactly what he was in 2011. Also, Wikipedia bills him as José Hernández (astronaut), even though he no longer works for NASA. If I stopped working for a TV network tomorrow, would I suddenly disqualify myself from being known as a producer?
This is happening in Canada. It’s for charity, but it’s still ridiculous, especially since they both look like really butch women.
Syria refuses a demand from the United Nations to lay down its arms, which is curious since the rebels don’t actually have any arms to lay down. “Stop rallying against the despot-in-chief and we won’t kill you!” Yeah, that’s persuasive.
Meanwhile, a much more pointless rally against Islam takes place in Denmark. I’m sorry, they can say they oppose jihadism only all they want, but that would only make sense if they had a realistic fear of it.