Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THOMAS SOWELL on the 'war on women' wage gap:
If the 77 percent statistic was for real, employers would be paying 30 percent more than they had to, every time they hired a man to do a job that a woman could do just as well. Would employers be such fools with their own money?
Government employers would since it's not their money; private businesses, not so much.
HOW HARD IS IT to shoot down a small drone with just machine guns (video)?

Really, really hard.
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE: ObamaCare premiums and healthcare spending will rise by less than expected, because…
In a nutshell, the CBO initially made its projections under the assumption that the plans offered through the exchange would be largely similar in terms of benefits to the sorts of plans being offered by employers — but that definitely isn’t going to be the case. The narrowed networks that insurers are using to keep costs down and the lower reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals are things that neither consumers nor providers tend to like in the long run — which will likely mean more strain on the system and higher costs further down the road.
Uexpectedly, of course....
WHITE IS NOT RIGHT: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people.

I think they succeeded just by asking. If you're a white person, why would you go there?
BEN CARSON: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama.

So Obama's thin-skinned ... we already knew that. I don't think it's much of a stretch to argue that thin skin is a prerequisite for being a Democrat.
REJOICE? If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?

For a serious answer, follow the links.
LACKING FACTS, Democrats call names and tell lies about Republicans.
THE NEW REPUBLIC: A bigger April 15 bill would mean a better society.

I think the author's chart proves the vacuity of the his claim. Yes, the U.S. is near the bottom in terms of tax collections as a percent of GDP, but I rather suspect the U.S. is at or near the top in terms of citizen standard of living.

Isn't that the proper measure of tax efficiency?
VIRTUAL PRESIDENT Bill Whittle on tax day:



Linked from Hot Air.

Instapundit comments: "You know, if Bill and Barack would just switch their actual/virtual presidencies, I think the country would be better off."
UH, OH. Harry Reid's wallet is in jeopardy. Day by Day has it covered.
ON TRAVEL: blogging will be intermittent the next few days....
YES. NEXT QUESTION? Does collapsing America's rule of law qualify as high crimes and misdemeanors?
DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO. Taxes are for the little people.

Somehow I expected better (meaning higher) from our rulership leadership.
TERM LIMITS: the 91% solution. Not quite 99%, but getting there....
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Standoff at the OK Corral Bundy Ranch.

Is it about land tortoises? Or money? I'm prepared to believe it's about Harry Reid's pocketbook.

Breitbart has a good summary.