(Does everyone else?)

Jim Geraghty at National Review Online makes an interesting point about the president:

Way back in 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama was making statements like these, suggesting he wanted to seriously reform affirmative action, shifting it from a program that evaluated people based on race and instead evaluated people based upon income:

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Remy and Reason TV have a new video out about the NSA, parodying “Ironic”.  It’s pretty funny:

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More IRS Shirts

April 1, 2014

The IRS: Burning What You're EarningJust in time for tax day, I’ve designed some new IRS T-shirts.  Check out the whole selection of anti-IRS shirts at Cafe Press or my similar collection of shirts against the IRS at Zazzle.

Or go straight to this T-shirt design, a tongue-depressor satirical product, inspired by the Family Research Council’s warning, “IRS: Inalienable Rights Suppressor?”

Or this one, inspired by Liberty Maniacs’ famous NSA shirt:  It shows—er—the seal of the IRS, and bears the inscription “Internal Revenue Service: Burning What You’re Earning”, over the caption “The IRS: The only part of government that turns a profit”.

The Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards has a new report, breaking down federal spending into five categories.

“How to Spend $3.9 Trillion”

Excerpt:

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The Wall Street Journal has a couple of good lines on Obamacare.  Oh, and the White House has unilaterally modified the law again.

“ObamaCare” is useful shorthand for the Affordable Care Act not least because the law increasingly means whatever President Obama says it does on any given day. . . .

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Efficiency

February 9, 2014

“I think it’s registering discomfort in the efficiency part of my feelings.”

A few thoughts on the president’s State of the Union address (text and video at Politico) earlier this week:

  • Within the first few minutes of the speech, he wanted to take credit for cutting the deficit (as well as for other things that have happened very much despite, rather than because of, his best efforts—oil production, anyone?):  “Our deficits — cut by more than half.”  Then, just a few minutes later, he decried “last year’s severe cuts to priorities like education.”  (He also decried “the damage done by last year’s cuts to basic research”.)  As I observed three years ago, he can’t have it both ways.

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