The Biggest Hypocrites in America

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Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer, failing to raise any significant outside money for his global warming Super PAC, turned to one of his San Francisco neighbors for a million dollar check. It was Herb Sandler, the subprime mortgage lender at the heart of the housing crisis, and like Steyer a huge hypocrite.

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Bachus's support of Interent regulation would hurt innovation

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By Phil Kerpen

It's known as the "nuclear option" on Wall Street because it would so thoroughly obliterate private investment in broadband companies that it would be something like total destruction. It refers to the reclassification, urged by liberal extremist groups, of broadband Internet services as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. An idea only the most extreme liberal Democrats could embrace, right? Sadly not. Republican Spencer Bachus of Alabama, chairman of the antitrust subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, recently told a reporter: "The easiest thing to do might be Title II." Shocking.



End Lois Lerner's Instant Message Trick

It was so brazen. Right there, over email, Lois Lerner warned her colleagues “Congress has asked for emails… so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails.” Then she asked whether the IRS’s instant messaging application was being archived, and was told that – contrary to law – archiving had been disabled. She responded: “Perfect.”

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Jailbird Architect of Obama's Global Warming Plan

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When President Obama announced an unprecedented effort by the EPA to strong-arm states into adopting cap-and-trade, he made the announcement not by focusing on the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather on the so-called co-benefits that closing coal plants will have on particulate matter, which is already tightly regulated. These purported co-benefits are based on two secret studies that have never been publicly validated. Amazingly, the architect of this co-benefits strategy is a long-time EPA staffer named John Beale, now known as federal inmate number 33005-016 and locked up for fraud at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution.

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Obamacare supporters won’t fix their own mess

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Nobody facing voters this year is even attempting to defend Obamacare. Republicans are promising to replace it with a patient-centered alternative. Democrats are promising to “fix it.” The fight over the political middle is about which side will actually clean up the Obamacare mess.

The bad news for Democrats trying to ride the “fix it” wave is that their actions betray their words. The Senate has refused to allow even committee consideration of about 40 House-passed bills fixing the worst elements of the law. The Senate has passed zero health care bills of its own.

Read the rest at The Hill.


Senate Still Obsessed with Tax Hikes

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President Obama campaigned in 2008 and again in 2012 on tax hikes for the rich. The rich, he told us constantly, weren’t paying their fair share. But to assure us he meant nothing radical, he also frequently clarified he favored “going back to the tax rates that existed under Bill Clinton.”

Yet less than two months after the president won reelection, the top marginal income tax rate (with the new Obamacare surtax) jumped from 35 percent to 40.5 percent and the capital gains tax rate jumped from 15 percent to 23.8 percent – both higher than the rates ever were under Bill Clinton.

Democrats in Congress cheered. But were they done? Of course not.

No fair share, it turns out, is ever quite fair enough.

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