House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says Republicans are to blame for the tax hike on small businesses which will go into effect on January 1. He does not accept the premise that the Democratic leadership is responsible now to extend the lower tax rates.
Washington‘s stunning economic power grabs — healthcare centralization, Keynesian fiscal stimulus, and Federal Reserve bailouts — are creating an unintended consequence: an increasing demand for freedom literature. Exhibit A would have to be F.A. Hayek‘s 66-year-old Road to Serfdom recently hitting number one for all books on Amazon.com. Those desiring an even deeper education in the ideas of liberty are well advised to study the life and work of Hayek’s brilliant teacher and friend, Ludwig von Mises.
Commentary: Happy fault, Governor Charlie Crist ran for senate.
Audra Clark said she wants to share the story of how her children found themselves expelled from Royal Palm Academy and warn parents that it could happen to them.
Commentary: Imperceptively, the Clark family is experiencing a religious phenomenon. It’s called the tyranny of conformity. This occurs when an administration, employees, and surrounding community conform to the prevailing culture of corruption. Royal Palm Academy is a private institution and it calls itself Catholic. Whatever it calls itself, it’s a form of Catholicism gone haywire. The owners, principal and teachers are the responsible leaders relegated to correct it, not families. The Clark family shouldn’t feel bad, though. There are plenty of good schools that can take this family in. In the future, when it comes to finding a good Catholic/Christian education, then families should vote with their dollars, if they have money. Vote with personal volunteer effort and influence, if they don’t. Otherwise, families should vote with their feet. Send a clear message to the school, “If the Catholic school doesn’t act Catholic, the family leaves.” The family shouldn’t look back because the family is precisely better off. Rather, the family builds its Catholic/Christian faith. After all, the family knows better.
This is a random way to start your morning, but it is also something I bet you did not know.
- First World War officially ends (telegraph.co.uk)
Update: Waxman is now using Republican opposition to this bill to claim the FCC should now implement the worst case of Internet regulation. Republicans need to get behind a reasonable compromise and we need to commit to outlawing Title II reclassification. The FCC going on its own would do incalculable damage to the industry going forward. Action is needed sooner, not later.
If you take one message from everything I write today on technology issues, take this one: House Republicans need to get on board and support Henry Waxman’s Net Neutrality bill. The bill urgently addresses the critical issue of the moment, and its passage would avert disastrous regulation of the Internet going forward.