Crisis causes. Hunting down Orlet. Only in Reich’s world do certain folks need help. Plus more.
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Whenever the Russian government chooses to kick aside this, to them, jejune experiment with democracy and capitalism, and return to a good old soviet totalitarian economy in a good old Russian totalitarian government, they will return to being a good old communist world power. And, as anyone can see — anyone but a hermit (and the intellectually hermitted media) — that process has already begun.
The “victory over tiny Georgia” did not just “demonstrate that Moscow could defeat a small neighbor.” It demonstrated that Russia could defeat a small neighbor without interference from a completely impotent world.
Do Mr. Bandow or the “wishes really ARE horses” world of the media remember how World War II started in Europe? Or in Asia? Germany and Japan both started their power projection by attacking their smallest and weakest neighbors — and none of the loud but impotent world powers stopped them.
— A. C. Santore
IMAGINE A WORLD WITH NO BAILOUTS
Re: Brian Wesbury’s Unemployment and Stimulus:
No need for more taxpayer bailouts and economic stimulus, if
politicians would do the following: First, repeal all sales taxes
and replace the lost revenue with an import tax/tariff on
imported labor and manufactured goods. Second, repeal all local
tax incentives that shift business costs to taxpayers and that
create poverty wage jobs; or change these incentives to pay a
living wage, minimum wage of $14/hour (parent with one child).
Third, re-regulate banks and financial corporations. Fourth,
enact a windfall profits tax on oil and gas companies; but,
rebate this money through tax incentives for drilling and
building refineries (including ethanol ones in other countries)
as well as eliminating the $.54/gallon import tax on sugar cane
ethanol. This strategy will slow these companies from using
excess profits to enrich executives and to buy company stock.
Fifth, increase taxes on fuel guzzling vehicles, wealthy
individuals and corporations (eliminating corporate welfare and
tax loopholes) to pay for the Wall Street bailout, the Iraq war
and to pump more oil in Iraq for export. These strategies will
lower the $11 trillion ($14 trillion forecasted) taxpayer debt
leading to a stronger dollar that will reduce inflation and
increase the number of good paying jobs with benefits for
— Brent Pittman
DEPT. OF SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
Re: George H. Wittman’s China’s Balance Sheet:
So high consumption in the USA is a problem for China?
If the poor trusting Chinese have been harmed by wicked America’s appetite for cheap goods, the cure is certainly available:
Let us impose appropriate tariffs on cut-rate cloth, toxic toys,
melamine milk, poison pharmaceuticals, etc, etc etc. — at
— Martin Owens
Re: Ralph R. Reiland’s Isn’t It Reich?
Reich is as short on intellect as he is in height. I worked
construction putting myself through law school and gained a great
repect for able construction workers, white and black, who don’t
need the like of Reich dissing them
— Gary Beauchamp
Reich misses one point?
There could be a burgeoning tourist opportunity I am missing.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?