Thursday, July 05, 2012

Déjà poo all over again

Romney's Tax Confusion
The candidate's response on the Obama Care mandate reveals larger campaign problems

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Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney adviser, said in a television appearance that a financial fee at the heart of Mr Obama's healthcare legislation was a "penalty", not a "tax". The distinction has implications for Republicans trying to hammer the White House for imposing a tax on the middle class. This line of attack arose from Chief Justice John Roberts' tiebreaking decision last week that found the law to be constitutional because the fee was a tax, not a penalty. [Romney under fire from conservatives]
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In a stroke, the Romney campaign contradicted Republicans throughout the country who had used the Chief Justice's opinion to declare accurately that Mr. Obama had raised taxes on the middle class. Three-quarters of those who will pay the mandate tax will make less than $120,000 a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Romney high command has muddied the tax issue in a way that will help Mr. Obama's claims that he is merely taxing rich folks like Mr. Romney. And it has made it that much harder for Republicans to again turn ObamaCare into the winning issue it was in 2010. [Romney's Tax Confusion]

It's Déjà poo all over again.

Stop The Presses!


Product of the 24/7 News Cycle

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WCBM's (Baltimore) Pat McDonough this morning explained why some of a million homes are still without power (after almost a week).  He was driving around and saw crews sitting around doing nothing, as though they were union workers.   He pulled over and confronted one of them.

What are you guys doing, sitting around? Do you realize how difficult it is for the elderly, or young mothers to cope with no lights or power?"

One of the workers, called in from Texas, explained that "we're no allowed to go to a new site unless accompanied by a BG&E worker.  They're hard to come by."
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Another O'Malley Tax

Martin O'Malley, The White Obama

In Britain, speed cameras are announced via sign before you come upon one. They're still detested (and proved  ineffective), but they may be argued an effort to enforce the speed limit, and not fill the state coffers. Not so in this country, and most certainly in Maryland.

Calming Words From The Pilot

Tails of the Gun  

I remember posting this some years ago, but it's classic and still apropos in today's climate; maybe more so.

Corn on the Cob Magic

Sigh Hoes in the Outfield
Aw Shucks

For those of us who love corn on the cob, this is an absolute must see!   No mess to preparing it, no silks to try to brush out of the corn. - Don M

I cook corn in  the microwave all the time,  but I  never knew this trick.  Sadly,  by corn eating time  next year I'll have forgotten this, so I'll just program it post to pop back up on July 4, 2012.  It's like magic.Originally posted here.