Week in Review
We are continually told that there is a consensus among climate ‘scientists’ that global warming is real. And that man is causing it. It’s settled science they say. But have you ever wondered how real scientists do things? The kind that don’t take a vote on whether something is settled science? Here is a look into the world of theoretical physicists. A group of people that theorize about things far bigger than mere climate (see Physicists say Big Bang theory revelation may be premature by Liat Clark posted 3/25/2014 on Wired).
Three theoretical physicists have penned a paper suggesting last week’s announcement that cosmic ripples from the Big Bang have been identified may have been premature.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announcement rocked the scientific community with the revelation the South Pole BICEP2 telescope had captured twisted patterns in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) left behind after the Big Bang. The Smithsonian team believes these are a glimpse of the gravitational waves that were generated by cosmic inflation — an epic distortion of space-time just after the Big Bang when the universe expanded in a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second.
James Dent of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University and Harsh Mathur of the Case Western Reserve University have argued on the open access platform arxiv.org that the claim of definitive proof should not be made until all other possibilities have been ruled out.
Even after a paper has been published claiming definitive proof the subject is still open for debate. Now that’s science. And note that part about ruling out ALL OTHER possibilities. You never hear that kind of language from the climate ‘scientists’. Have they done that in their research? Or did they only look at selective data to prove what they want to prove? Did they rule out sunspot activity and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation? A warming of the oceans that shifts the jet stream? Or did they ignore this because it contradicts what they want the data to show? There is a correlation between the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and recent warming periods. Which would be one other possibility they need to rule out. But can’t. So they simply ignore it. Proving that ‘climate science’ is more politics than science. A tool for big-government leftists around the world to do what they’ve always wanted to do. To use the power of government to create a ruling class. Of a small group of people that has power over the masses. And who live quite comfortably while telling us what we must go without.
It’s nothing new. Since the dawn of time there have been those who seek power. To create a small ruling elite that lives better than everyone else. Much better. As every dictator in history has shown. North Korea still suffers from famine. But the ruling powers (currently Kim Jong-un) ate so well that they suffered from a little obesity. Kim Jong-un lives a privileged life. He has the best of everything while his people still go hungry. If that country were free, however, Kim Jong-un would live a less extravagant life. Perhaps even doing manual labor. For his only skill was having the right last name to become dictator.
This is why people want power. For even in the poorest countries those at the top live like kings. And those on the left, rabid anti-capitalists that they are, have no skill other than political skills. They want to live like kings. But they don’t want to work hard to earn it. So they use politics. Expand the size of government. To create as many high-paying posts that do nothing worthwhile as possible. So there is a place for these people. Where they can live better than everyone else without having earned it. This is why they want to nationalize health care. For that can create many levels of high-paying bureaucratic positions. And if they can get the economy of every country to bow down to their climate panels they can live better than kings. They can live as emperors. Over a vast empire they control. Living in the lap of luxury. Accumulating great wealth. And drunk on the power they can wield. Where they can get back at anyone that was ever better than them if they don’t bow down and kiss their fanny.
Tags: accumulate wealth, climate, climate science, climate scientists, consensus, dictator, Global Warming, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, politics, power, scientists, settled science, warming, wealth
Week in Review
Democrats are good at lying. Just look at how blacks and Hispanics believe Democrats care about them. When in fact they only tolerate them. They’re good to help win an election. But they don’t want anything to do with them. They don’t want to live next to them. Or vacation with them. About the closest they want to get to them is walking by them as they clean their hotel rooms. Or while working in the hot sun maintaining the landscaping of their favorite resorts (see Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Where Will We Get Our Landscapers and Maids? by Washington Free Beacon Staff posted 2/25/2014 on Washington Free Beacon).
Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.
“Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don’t need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”
And they sure don’t want any of their kind doing this work. For it’s beneath them. You see, Democrats belong to the American aristocracy. A group of people better than other Americans. Who should be in their proper place. In government. Living off the proceeds of those working in their economy. Much like the feudal lords in the Old World. When life was simpler. And people knew their places. With people like them not having to waste their time campaigning to win elections. Because power was just given to them based on their last name. Or political connection. The way it was in the Old World. And the way they believe it should be in the New World. But, alas, it’s not. So they have to win elections. And court people they’d rather have working on their manors. Or plantations. Doing what they’re good for. Serving them.
Tags: clean hotel rooms, Democrats, elections, Hispanics, immigration reform, landscapers, landscaping, maids, Old World
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The new mayor of New York City just stuck a fork in the eye of New York City (see Bill de Blasio uses a fork & knife to eat pizza by Yoav Gonen and Kathryn Cusma posted 1/10/2014 on the New York Post).
Some New Yorker!
Mayor de Blasio shunned years of Big Apple custom Friday by digging into a slice of Staten Island pizza with a knife and fork.
With the move, Hizzoner joined the ranks of real estate mogul Donald Trump and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who were ridiculed in 2011 for not eating New York City pizza like a New Yorker — with their hands.
Eating New York pizza with a fork? Pahdon me while I play the grahnd piano (I believe that was a line from the Monty Python television show). What’s next? Requiring New Yorkers to grovel in your presence? For after all, you eat pizza with a fork. Like a European or something. A man of sophistication. And pomposity far exceeding your common New Yorker. It was bad enough you were getting rid of the horses from Central Park. For your real estate friends. And to do God knows what with those horses. Which they eat in France. And probably something you eat, too, with your fancy fork.
Perhaps Jon Stewart said it best. What he thought about a man eating his New York pie with a fork (see About (Late) Last Night: Jon Stewart slams Donald Trump for eating pizza with a fork [Video] by Meredith Blake posted 7/2/2011 on the Los Angeles Times).
Donald Trump likes to think of himself as the quintessential New Yorker, but Jon Stewart begs to differ. His main bone of contention? The way Trump eats his pizza. As Stewart put it Wednesday night on “The Daily Show,” “Based on how you eat pizza, Donald, I want to see your long-form birth certificate. I don’t think you were really born in New York…”
The accusations came at the end of a lengthy but highly entertaining segment in which Stewart closely analyzed the recent pizza dinner shared between Trump and fellow speculative presidential candidate Sarah Palin. In a rant in which Stewart channeled the ghost of Joe Pesci’s character in “Goodfellas,” the host cited two major issues with the Donald’s dinner.
First, there was the venue: Famous Famiglia, a generic chain pizza restaurant at 50th and Broadway, just north of Times Square. It was an underwhelming choice, especially in a city with a wealth of options for a delicious, authentic slice. Or, as Stewart put it in a mild jab at Palin, “I hate to use this term so close to ground zero, but we’re a bit of a pizza Mecca.”
But even more egregious was Trump’s rather fussy method of eating his slices: Stacked and (brace yourselves) with a fork. “Donald Trump, why don’t you just take that fork and stick it right in New York’s eye?” Stewart said, adopting a broad “New Yoik” accent.
No doubt Mayor de Blasio just lost Jon Stewart. And with him the youth voters. Say hello to a single term, Mayor de Blasio. For how can the youth voters vote for a man who eats pizza with a fork? That’s just too ‘1% ‘for their tastes.
Tags: Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump, fork, Jon Stewart, Mayor de Blasio, New York City, pizza
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People who work in government were once called civil servants. Because they worked for us. Or, in today’s parlance, they were our bitch. But over time our government workers no longer wanted to be called civil servants. As they grew to feel to be our superiors. Part of a privileged class. Or, in today’s parlance, we became their bitch. And if you don’t believe it just compare our earnings to theirs (see Now, most members of Congress are millionaires by Emily Heil posted 1/9/2014 on The Washington Post).
It’s official — Congress is a millionaires’ club. For the first time ever, most members of Congress are worth at least a cool million…
Also worth noting: the analysis shows Rep. Darrell Issa (with a $464 million fortune) is triumphantly back at the top of the list of wealthiest members, a spot the California Republican and car-alarm mogul had enjoyed for years, before being bumped by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas).
So most members of Congress (i.e., our civil servants) are millionaires. But note how they make it sound like all of these fat-cat politicians are Republicans. Building on the stereotype that Republicans are for rich people. While Democrats are for the working man. However if you follow the link in this Washington Post (a paper that leans left) article you’ll come to this chart.
My, how about that? Democrats have a higher median net worth than Republicans. And Democrats got even richer than Republicans in 2012. And yet they say the Republicans are the party of the rich? Clearly that isn’t the case. The Democrats are the party of the rich. For they are richer than Republicans in Congress. Despite the richest guy in Congress being a Republican. Who, it should be noted, made his money in the private sector. Not like so many others who go to Congress poor. And leave millionaires.
Tags: civil servants, Congress, Democrats, government workers, median net worth, millionaires, Republicans
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Government at all levels and unions hate Wal-Mart. Because they are nonunion. Which helps to keep their costs down. Enabling them to offer such low prices. And it’s those low prices that keep bringing customers through their doors. Allowing them to make a decent profit. So they can take care of their employees. Including health care plans that are better than anything offered under Obamacare (see Surprise! Walmart health plan is cheaper, offers more coverage than Obamacare by RICHARD POLLOCK posted 1/7/2014 on the Washington Examiner).
For a monthly premium as low as roughly $40, an individual who is a Walmart HRA plan enrollee can obtain full-service coverage through a Blue Cross Blue Shield preferred provider organization. A family can get coverage for about $160 per month.
Unlike Obamacare, there are no income eligibility requirements. Age and gender do not alter premium rates. The company plan is the same for all of Walmart’s 1.1 million enrolled employees and their dependents, from its cashiers to its CEO.
A Journal of the American Medical Association analysis from September showed that unsubsidized Obamacare enrollees will face monthly premiums that are five to nine times higher than Walmart premiums.
JAMA found the unsubsidized premium for a nonsmoking gouple age 60 can cost $1,365 per month versus the Walmart cost of about $134 for the same couple.
The medical journal reported a 30-year-old smoker would pay up to $428 per month, in contrast to roughly $70 each month for a Walmart employee.
A family of four could pay a $962 premium, but the same Walmart family member would pay about $160.
Low premiums are not the only distinguishing feature of the Walmart plan. The retailer’s employees can use eight of the country’s most prestigious medical facilities, including the Mayo Clinic, Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.
At these institutions, which Walmart calls “Centers of Excellence,” Walmart employees and their dependents can get free heart or spinal surgery. They can also get free knee and hip replacements at four hospitals nationwide.
Many top-rated Walmart hospitals — such as the Mayo and Cleveland clinics — are left out of most Obamacare exchange plans…
Slayton said the gap between doctor availability in Chicago under the Obamacare and Walmart plans is dramatic.
“You will notice there are 9,837 doctors [under Obamacare]. But the larger network is 24,904 doctors. Huge, huge difference,” he said.
Wall-Mart can give more for less under their health care plan than the government can under Obamacare. Which proves that the private sector is better than the public sector in doing anything. Even health care. So if we want quality health care for everyone then we should get rid of Obamacare and have everyone join a Wal-Mart plan. But, of course, that won’t happen. For Obamacare is not about quality health care for everyone. It’s about amassing power. Which is why governments and unions attack Wal-Mart. And we have Obamacare. Because this transfers money and power from the private sector to the public sector and unions. Allowing the privileged few to live better lives than the masses.
Tags: health care plans, low prices, Obamacare, premium, quality health care, Wal-Mart
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The Democrats are about redistributing income. From those according to ability to those according to need. To reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Making the world a better place. Which is why we have high taxes today. And if you live in a predominantly Democrat area the taxes are even higher. To reduce poverty and give those greedy fat cats what they deserve for being lucky enough to win life’s lotto (see Repent now. Geographers map 7 deadly sins by Mike Krumboltz posted 12/17/2013 on Yahoo! News).
The seven deadly sins (for those who don’t concern themselves with such things and/or have never seen that creepy Brad Pitt movie) are, in no particular order: wrath, envy, greed, gluttony, sloth, lust and pride.
Seeking to discover where in America those sins are most prevalent, a group of geographers from Kansas State University did some research using data on things such as number of fast food restaurants per capita (gluttony), number of thefts and robberies (envy), and average incomes compared with the number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line (greed).
Those areas with the most greed are those areas with the greatest income gap between rich and poor. So you would expect those predominantly Democrat areas would be the least greedy of all places in the United States. Funny thing, though, they’re not.
If you follow the link you will see a map showing the greediest areas in red. And where are these red areas? The greater Seattle area. The West Coast from San Francisco down to San Diego. The Las Vegas area. The greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. The greater Denver area. The greater Dallas and Houston areas. A large swathe of the Mid West from the Greater Chicago area to Gary Indiana to the greater Detroit area/southeast Michigan and Cleveland. Central and south Florida. And the East Coast from the greater Washington D.C. area to Philadelphia, New Jersey, the greater New York City area to the greater Boston area. Now what is the common characteristic that these the greediest areas of the United States share? That’s right, they are predominantly Democrat.
It appears the Marxist saying “from those according to ability to those according to need” needs to be modified slightly. “From those outside the Democrat elite to those inside the Democrat elite. And call Republicans greedy to get working people to vote Democrat. Allowing the Democrat elite to remain in power. So they can live the good life while those they purportedly champion pay for it.” Or perhaps something simpler. “Screw the poor.” Because that’s what the Democrats are doing. Which is why their areas are the greediest areas.
Tags: Democrat elite, Democrats, from those according to ability, gap between the rich and poor, greed, poverty, taxes, to those according to need
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The establishment Republicans are getting sick and tired of conservatives. Their base. And they’re starting to speak out against them in harsher tones they rarely if ever use on Democrats (see Why The GOP Civil War Just Exploded Out Into The Open — Again by Brett LoGiurato posted 12/12/2013 on Business Insider).
On Dec. 12, House Speaker John Boehner finally conveyed the bewildered sentiment that so many Republicans shared as far back as August.
Speaking at a press conference where he said outside conservative groups have “lost all credibility,” Boehner referenced comments that Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham made toward the end of October’s federal government shutdown — one that Boehner suggested Republicans were pushed into by the “defund Obamacare”-happy outside conservative groups.
“Everybody understands that we will not be able to repeal this law until 2017,” Needham had told Fox News — as in, repeal isn’t possible until a Republican is in the White House. To Boehner, that was a tacit admission that these groups knew their strategy was unworkable.
Well, that’s the problem the conservatives have with the establishment Republicans, isn’t it? Winning the White House. Which they haven’t been able to do with the last two establishment Republican candidates. Both who proudly proclaimed that they could reach across the aisle and work with Democrats. Which basically meant that they would help the Democrats pass their liberal agenda. By NOT trying to advance a conservative agenda. What 40% of the electorate wants.
Being that about 40% of the electorate is conservative these Democrat-lite candidates didn’t rally the Republican base. The 21% of the electorate that is liberal were never going to vote for a Republican. And the moderates in the middle who lean Democrat vote for the real Democrat candidate. Not the Democrat-lite candidate. Always.
This is why the conservatives in Congress are a bit exasperated with the establishment Republicans. Because they lose the election that matters. By NOT running a conservative candidate. And they never push back on the liberal agenda as they are so afraid that the media will say bad things about them. Or liberals won’t like them. It’s either that or the establishment Republicans, like liberals, want big government. Because they, too, like the money and the power. And don’t want any of that limited government nonsense. That thing our Founding Fathers gave us.
When was the last time that the Republicans won by a landslide? That’s right. When they ran a conservative candidate. Ronald Reagan. Another conservative the Republican establishment didn’t like.
Tags: Boehner, conservatives, Democrat-lite, Democrats, establishment Republicans, liberal, Liberal Agenda, Republicans, White House
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Following the Seven Years’ War the British Empire was in debt. And needed to raise some money. The American colonists benefited well from the British victories over the French. So they turned to the American colonists for their funding woes.
Now the British citizens in the American colonies had no representation in Parliament. So they had no say in taxing matters. Unlike British citizens on the other side of the Atlantic. Basically, the British in the American colonies were second class British citizens. Which ultimately led to their declaring their independence from the British Crown. And why Thomas Jefferson wrote “all men are created equal.” And the Founding Fathers believed this. Unlike the current administration (see White House Declares Truth Telling A Firing Offense Fires Phone Operator For Telling Truth by IBD Editorials posted 10/25/2013 on Investors).
To date, no one in the Obama administration has been fired for the Hindenburg-like Affordable Care Act. Oh, wait, there is one: The lowly telephone operator who told the truth about it to Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
One can be forgiven for wondering if this White House has some wimpy aversion to firing anyone, given the scale of unpunished blundering seen in the Benghazi attack, the IRS suppression of political dissent, the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal and now the incompetence of the ObamaCare rollout.
But there does seem to be one offense where a red line has been drawn: telling the truth. That’s what cost ObamaCare telephone operator Earline Davis her job…
Yet as Davis was punished for rules she knew nothing about, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who repeatedly lied to Congress and the American people about the readiness of the ObamaCare exchanges, and who had been excused earlier for illegal electioneering on the grounds she didn’t know the rules — remains on the job.
The Obama administration is less like the Founding Fathers and more like George Orwell’s Animal Farm. With President Obama playing the role of Napoleon. Who eventually reduces the Seven Commandments of Animalism to one. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Just like in the Obama administration. Where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is more equal than a lowly telephone operator. And everyone in the Obama administration is more equal than those outside of the Obama administration. At least based on their actions.
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, more equal than others, Obama administration, Obamacare, telephone operator, telling the truth
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This is the worst economic recovery since that following the Great Depression. And it’s not George W. Bush’s fault. Despite what he did to increase the size of government. No. The anemic recovery is due to President Obama. And his anti-business policies (see Not open for business posted 10/12/2013 on The Economist).
America is not producing as many start-ups as it did a decade ago and those that have been created are providing fewer jobs—less than five each, compared with an historical average of about seven. Start-ups created 2.7m new jobs in the 2012 financial year compared with 4.7m in 1999.
The financial crisis clearly bears a lot of the blame for reducing America’s stock of capital and animal spirits. But it is only a partial explanation. The decline in the number of firms going public began in 2001. And these problems are continuing to delay the recovery despite the federal government pump-priming the economy and keeping interest rates near zero.
So there you have it. Federal government pump-priming and near zero interest rates do NOT stimulate economic activity. As these are the bedrock of Keynesian economics then Keynesian Economics does NOT work. This is a problem for America. Because President Obama and the liberal left are dyed-in-the-wool Keynesians. And why are they Keynesian extremists despite the historical record of Keynesian failure? Because Keynesian economics empowers Big Government. That is, Keynesian economics favors those in power. Not the people.
Three years ago John Dearie and Courtney Geduldig, who both worked for the Financial Services Forum, which represents America’s biggest financial institutions, came up with an inspired idea. Why not ask entrepreneurs themselves what is going wrong? Both big multinationals and established small firms have lots of representatives in Washington, DC. Entrepreneurs are too busy inventing their companies to spend time lobbying. The pair organised meetings and conducted lots of polls. Across a vast and diverse country they heard the same message from everyone they asked: entrepreneurship is in a parlous state. And everyone pointed to the same problems. The result is a new book, “Where the Jobs Are”, which should be dropped onto the heads of America’s squabbling politicians.
The first worry is over human capital. Entrepreneurs repeatedly complain that they cannot hire the right people because universities are failing to keep pace with a fast-changing job market. Small firms lack the resources to provide training and are consequently making do with fewer people working longer hours.
The problem with our educational system is that it teaches our young to become Democrat voters. Not prepare them for a high-tech economy. Our public schools teach our children about the evils and unfairness of capitalism while lauding the goodness and fairness of government. Turning them from their parents who are selfishly destroying the planet with their global warming to the government. Who is expanding further and further into the private sector to save the polar bears. And when our kids get to college our system of higher education takes it up a notch. Attacking the history and the culture that made America the greatest country in the world. So our college graduates can tell you every bad thing America has ever done but they lack the math and science skills that our high-tech economy so desperately needs. Forcing businesses to turn to immigrants for those skills.
Immigrants are responsible for launching about half the country’s most successful start-ups and producing a striking number of its patents. But the authorities do their best to drive them out of the country once they have been educated or to break their spirits on the visa treadmill…
The second problem is the complexity and cost of government. Entrepreneurs the world over complain about regulations and taxes. But America’s have lots to gripe about: in 2009-11 the Obama administration issued 106 new regulations each expected to have an economic impact of at least $100m a year. Besides this business founders suffer from the constant political uncertainty generated by a combination of ambitious new legislation, such as Obamacare, and ideological trench warfare. The Vanguard Group, an asset-management firm, calculates that since 2011 Washington’s bickering politicians have imposed, in effect, a $261 billion uncertainty tax that has cost up to 1m new jobs.
Any administration that raises taxes and issues 106 new regulations is no friend of small business, jobs or the middle class. Therefore President Obama is no friend of small business, jobs or the middle class. No matter how much he says that he is. If you want to know why this is the worst economic recovery since that following the Great Depression it’s because of the Keynesian in the White House. And the Keynesians in Congress. That are waging a war on small business, jobs and the middle class.
The financial crisis has worsened the third problem: raising money. Over 70% of new businesses are launched using savings or assets—particularly houses. The crisis reduced the average net wealth of American households by about 40%. Business founders repeatedly mention other problems too. Venture capitalists are increasingly risk-averse. The Sarbanes-Oxley act imposes additional costs of $1m a year on public companies. Investors no longer bother with “growth stocks” because there is more money to be made in making lots of big trades in established firms. The dramatic decline in the number of firms going public since 2001 is worrying because, over the past four decades, more than 90% of jobs created by start-ups came into being after they went public…
Fixing the small-business problem should be at the top of the political agenda. Some 22m workers are either unemployed or underemployed, or have given up looking for work. If it continues to generate new jobs at its current anaemic rate, America will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2020. The country is lucky that entrepreneurship is part of its DNA. It seems perverse to put unnecessary obstacles in the path of people whose ambition is to found businesses and hire new workers.
Yes, we should put fixing the small-business problem at the top of the political agenda. Which the Republicans recently tried by defunding Obamacare. And reining in out of control spending. But as this would be a check on the growth of government the Democrats shut down the government before letting that happen. For they will have their taxes, regulations and spending. And the middle class be damned. For theirs is a government of the ruling elite, by the ruling elite and for the ruling elite.
Tags: anti-business policies, capitalism, college, Democrat, entrepreneur, financial crisis, George W. Bush, Great Depression, high-tech economy, human capital, immigrants, jobs, Keynesian, Keynesian economics, middle class, Obamacare, political agenda, President Obama, regulations, ruling elite, small business, taxes, worst economic recovery
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Young people get more of their news from The Daily Show than they do from Fox News. And no wonder. Jon Stewart is funny. Witty. Smart. And he has some of the best writers working in television. But he doesn’t understand economics. All he knows is the Keynesian nonsense he was taught by schools interested in empowering the state. For that’s all they teach now. They don’t teach the Austrian school. The Chicago school. Not even the classical economics that made the United States the number one economic power in the world. Which is probably why Stewart believes the government is good and righteous. There to help people. And not make a ruling class. Like governments everywhere use Keynesian economics to do.
So Stewart may be ignorant about things economic. But he has integrity. Which is why he called Kathleen Sebelius a liar (see Jon Stewart accuses Kathleen Sebelius of lying to him about Obamacare by Jamie Weinstein posted 10/8/2013 on The Daily Caller).
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius likely thought her interview with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” Monday night would be an easy setting to pitch the Obamacare exchanges to young people. Instead, she ended up getting accused of being a liar by the popular comedy host.
During his interview with Sebelius, Stewart repeatedly sought an answer from the secretary on why big businesses got a delay in their Obamacare mandate to provide affordable health insurance to their employees, while individuals did not get a delay in their Obamacare mandate making them purchase health care or face a penalty.
In a rare monologue at the end of the show, Stewart said he remained confused and that he suspected that the secretary may have been lying to him.
Stewart is a card-carrying liberal. He wants to support Obamacare. He wants to believe everything the government says. But he’s smart. He sees what’s going on. And he sees the unfairness of Obamacare in regard to the mandates. Even during the interview he said the administration was making it difficult for people like him to support them. Which is why he called Sebelius a liar. Even though it was painful to do.
Tags: Job Stewart, Kathleen Sebelius, Keynesian, mandate, Obamacare, Sebelius, Stewart, The Daily Show