These are my links for September 15th through September 17th:
- Congressmen Weiner and Waxman Set Gold Hearing — Seeking Alpha – “Just as the government is trying to prevent people from investing in anything other than T-Bills by raising taxes on taxable interest and dividends to confiscatory levels, it’s also trying to prevent you from parking your wealth in assets, like gold, that compete with the paper dollars issued by the Federal Reserve and the Treasury.” Of course the government doesn’t want you investing in anything other than it’s paper– otherwise, how can it go on and create more in order to finance it’s free-spending ways?
- Pelosi hedges on tax cuts – Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com – “The California Democrat, speaking in the same room House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared in earlier in the day, said that the “only thing I can tell you is the tax cuts for the middle class will be extended this Congress,” leaving open the possibility that cuts for people making more than $250,000 could be extended at some point, too.” — The trend is with the GOP right now, and if I were in their leadership I’d be pushing to have this done before the election to get it done. The only way I’d let it wait is if it could be made a campaign theme to the point that they could say “elect us and we’ll get you the tax breaks– the other side won’t.”
- After Delaware, G.O.P. Senate Takeover Appears Much Less Likely – NYTimes.com – While it’s still possible that the GOP could take the Senate and the House, polling at the moment seems to suggest that it’s less likely after primary day: “Republicans remain strongly positioned to make large gains in the Senate: the model, after 100,000 simulations, has them finishing with an average of 47.1 seats, only slightly down from 47.5 last week. But their winning the relatively specific set of races that they would need to win in order to control the Senate now seems less likely, and the Democrats’ position is as secure as it has been in several months.” However, there are still 47 days or so in the election, and the first time that the actual candidates are put head to head. Top that off with the fact that this is going to be a tough year for Democrats and it’ll be about turnout… you never know.
- U.S. Steps Up Criticism of China’s Practices – NYTimes.com – “Dismay over China’s currency interventions — it buys about $1 billion a day to maintain the renminbi’s peg to the dollar — has been a recurring theme for years. The election-season rhetoric, the carefully calibrated strengthening of the Chinese currency on the eve of Mr. Geithner’s appearance, and the administration’s struggle to negotiate a diplomatic line set the stage for predictable political theater. ” — Did you know that this is how China keeps its currency low, and thereby continues its role as producer? Wonder what will happen when the dollar isn’t the reserve currency any more.
- MamaArcher’s Blog » Blog Archive » The Last Acceptable Prejudice – Is the last acceptable Prejudice that against large families?
- Birth control makes me mad | Life In a Shoe – “Our friends and family may not agree with us on whether to use birth control, but they need to know that certain methods do far more than simply prevent pregnancy. If our friends and family believe that life begins at conception, then they need to know that nearly all of the most popular, most effective methods have a Plan B: murder any unborn child that gets past Plan A. It’s right there in the fine print that they’ll find in the package.”
- SoapboxFive: Biology, not theology – In order to refute the science of the issue, many choose to create the strawman of a religious argument even if it hasn’t been used. This article illustrates.
- My Daily Trek: Conservatives vs Leftists on Liberty – Pretty funny post.
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