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Democrats Push For “Reasonable Profits Board”

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In case you missed it, Democrats in Congress are taking steps to have The Government regulate the profit that a company can make. The Hill reports:

Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up a “Reasonable Profits Board” to control gas profits.

The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a “windfall profit tax” as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes a reasonable profit.

First they came for the health care providers, and you said nothing.

Then they came for the oil companies…

How long will it take before Democrats are regulating the profits of your company?

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February 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

Posted in business, politics

Skimming eBooks

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In an interview published on Findings.com, Steven Johnson makes an interesting observation about one of the shortcomings of ebooks:

Skimming. It’s a funny thing with print vs. ebooks; the digital age is supposed to be all about attention deficit disorder and hypertextual distractions, but ebooks lock you into reading them in a linear fashion more than print books do. It’s much easier to pick up a print book and flip through the pages, get a sense of the argument or structure, than it is with an ebook (or magazine.) It’s a very interesting interface challenge: I think it’s probably solvable, and I know many smart folks are working on it, but we don’t have a true solution yet.

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February 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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The richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes

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In a Wall Street Journal editorial entitled “A Fairness Quiz for the President“, Stephen Moore raises a lot of Inconvenient Truths that President Obama would like to steer clear of discussing, including…

Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax?

I’d bet that a large percentage of Americans would be shocked at these facts, because it runs contrary to what most Democrats—aided by most news media—have been preaching to us. Listening to the president, and witnessing the news coverage and so-called analysis of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, you would have no idea that the richest people in America are actually paying more than their fair share, not less.

This fact bears repeating:

The richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax.

And the GOP should make it a priority this year to ensure that every American voter knows this.

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February 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

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The Well-Funded Abortionist: The Komen Foundation-Planned Parenthood Affair

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It’s a well-documented fact that conservatives donate more money to charity than liberals do. Year in, year out, for decades. Liberals are usually more committed to donating other people’s money, via taxes.

But last week’s Komen Foundation/Planned Parenthood developments showed that liberals will—as a last resort—pry open their own wallets in moments of rage.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced that it would no longer be providing funds to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is America’s leading provider of abortions, but receives about $600,000 per year from the Komen Foundation for breast cancer screenings.

Outraged abortion supporters responded by donating $3 million to Planned Parenthood in just four days. That’s the equivalent of five years of Komen funds. Komen later reversed its decision.

The irony of it all is that liberals who were outraged by Komen’s withdrawal of funding have simply proven that Planned Parenthood shouldn’t need Komen’s funding to begin with.

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February 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Acting is not the noblest profession in the world, but…

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Acting is not the noblest profession in the world, but there are things lower than acting—not many, mind you, but politicians give you something to look down on from time to time.

Spencer Tracy

Quoted from Spencer Tracy: A Biography by James Curtis

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February 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

Posted in movies, quotes

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