The Washington Times published my LTE on Tuesday, which was an effort to insert a little sanity into what passes for policy debate in the big capitol city these days.
The Congressional Budget Office statistics are taken from a statement by Senator Jeff Sessions.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amnesty would create more joblessness, Washington Times, January 7, [...]
Now that long-term unemployment benefits for over a million workers are about to end, the press is full of stories about Americans who cannot find jobs. It’s a fine opportunity for the liberal media to bash hard-hearted Republicans who don’t want to extend the program (which would require still more insane borrowing).
MSNBC went so far [...]
In the nation’s capital, hypocrisy is the universal sport, played enthusiastically by both parties in the Congress. However there are times when the craven political lies are so extreme as to make eyes roll back and heads explode from the shamelessness demonstrated.
One such was Thursday’s all-Democrat “hearing” to promote an extension of emergency unemployment benefits [...]
In California, the Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has done the evil deed of signing into law legislation licensing foreign lawbreakers lurking in the state.
It was expected. California is now a one-party state, run by and for liberal Democrats and their favorite clients. There is no opposition party to block a policy that is clearly contrary [...]
California Democrats think they know better than anyone else, in particular concerning immigration enforcement, which they don’t like very much at all.
Liberal arrogance is on full display in the state capital where the snotty D-legislators regard traditional concepts like public safety with disdain. Or at least the Dems don’t think that everyone deserves the same [...]
In California, scribblers are doing the happy dance over the latest unemployment news, because the rate of joblessness reached the “lowest level since December 2008.” Oh, huzzah!
Meanwhile, in Realityville, the state still has the worst unemployment rate in the nation — 9.6 percent — which California happens to share with Nevada and Mississippi for the [...]
The government suits are doing cartwheels in California for a rather pathetic milestone — the state’s unemployment level has fallen below 10 percent for the first time in over four years. The official unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, second worst in the country, yet economic pundits declare things like, “California’s economy is growing and is [...]
Judging from the political spiels emanating from the Democratic Convention, the word “diversity” appears to have fallen from favor. The new expression is “inclusion” which adds a warm and cuddly aspect to the celebration of cultural difference. (The fact that human nature is hard-wired for tribalism matters little when liberal groupthink dictates otherwise.)
So it was [...]
Do we detect desperation here? Consultants recommending that craven Dems “talk more like Republicans”?
And say, isn’t that the same language that was deemed racist for criticizing lawbreaking foreigners?
Hey, even John McCain has been taking a stricter line about law and borders recently, so maybe he is on to something.
On the other hand, it’s hardly news that [...]