Once again its the weekend and that means its time for my favorite stories that I highlight on Saturday and Sunday. Here are some interesting stories:
New York, New York Its A Wonderful Town- So a few days ago I told you guys about the cancellation of tax rebates for New Yorkers and the 15 percent tax increase they will be receiving. But come to find out, Bloomberg isn't done punishing those folks. Now Bloomberg is proposing that every bridge into Manhattan become a toll bridge and wants to put a tax on plastic bags. Nice, to me this just reinforces that New York is a lovely place to visit, but if you value your money and your personal freedom I wouldn't live there.
Get Ready For The Stimulus- Well it turns out handing Americans money and bailing out the banks just isn't enough to save this economy, so our government is doing the only thing it can to make this crisis better, borrowing more money from China to give us yet more money and probably bail out the auto industry in the process. I mean it must be nice to be a bureaucrat, you never have to cut your budget you just get to keep on spending. For those of you liberals and fellow conservatives who were upset about the exorbitant deficit spending under Bush, you should hold on to your hats, this new President and Congress is going to make what Bush did look like child's play.
Mandating Service, It's Change We Can All Freak Out From- So the new President elect has added some interesting information to his change.gov site. The Sweetness and Light blog found this:
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year.
Um, I'm sorry, but who does this guy think he is? Let's take a look at that trusty Constitution and see if he's allowed to do this:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
When Obama campaigned the service requirements were voluntary and you were given money towards College and now its mandatory. Change indeed.
Hey John, You Lost This Campaign Not Palin- Ann Coulter has a terrific column that puts the blame for this loss where it belongs, on the candidate. An excerpt:
Republicans lost this presidential election, and I don't blame the messenger; I blame the message. How could Republicans go after B. Hussein Obama (as he is now known) on planning to bankrupt the coal companies when McCain supports the exact same cap and trade policies and earnestly believes in global warming?
How could we go after Obama for his illegal alien aunt and for supporting driver's licenses for illegal aliens when McCain fanatically pushed amnesty along with his good friend Teddy Kennedy? How could we go after Obama for Jeremiah Wright when McCain denounced any Republicans who did so? How could we go after Obama for planning to hike taxes on the "rich," when McCain was the only Republican to vote against both of Bush's tax cuts on the grounds that they were tax cuts for the rich?
Next time Republican Party, run a conservative so we don't have to hold our noses when we vote and so next time the nominee wins more then a paltry 80 percent of the party.
Final Thoughts- Alright that is it for today, I will be back tomorrow with my Sunday Reads, until then....