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Tag: fiscal conservatism

Focus on Fiscal Conservatism

Posted by – 1/25/10

From Freeman Hunt:

You want a big tent? It’s fiscal conservatism. The people are overwhelmingly in favor of it.

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Embrace fiscal conservatism. Leave the rest to federalism.

It’s easy. It’s a no-brainer. It’s even Constitutional. People are sick of the spending, sick of the debt, sick of the bailouts, sick of the handouts, sick of the back room deals, sick of the taxpayer funded bribes, sick of the bureaucrats. They want unyielding, unapologetic fiscal conservatism.

That’s what I’ve been saying all along! If the tea parties want to remain a relevant, powerful political force, we need to make sure we don’t create a platform that tries to encompass ever political or cultural belief. If we focus our energies on a value as widely held as fiscal responsibility, we’ll have the willing ear and passionate support of the vast majority of the country. Leave all the rest of it (good, bad, or otherwise) for another movement to champion.

Concerning the Bailouts

Posted by – 4/22/09

…the biggest welfare recipients are using our own money to lobby us for more. According to the Associated Press, “The top 10 recipients of the government’s $700 billion financial bailout spent about $9.5 million on federal lobbying during the first three months of the year.” Lead among them is GM, which burned through $2.8 million in lobbying in the first quarter alone. 

More here.

Are we really that surprised, honestly? How long have us free marketeers been saying, “If you reward something, you’ll get more of it.” GM and the others did their cost-benefit analysis, and they rationally figured that their most profitable venture was lobbying Congress. So they did more of it. And they’ll continue to do so.

So bend over, America.

All about racism

Posted by – 4/22/09

Dang it Janeane, you’re right. That whole thing last week was just about a bunch of white rednecks hatin’ on the coolest President ever just cuz he’s a black man: