1. Dave Bego: Administration and Big Labor Desperation Escalates
2. Lowell Ponte: 30 Percent of Entire Year Goes to Taxes
3. Kyle Olson: Why are USDA Employees Offering Grandparents Breastfeeding Tips?
4. John LeBoutillier: The Sebelius Resignation, Obamacare, and more...
Administration and Big Labor Desperation Escalates
By Dave Bego
Activity by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as several of the largest labor unions, over the past two weeks evidences the Obama Administration's growing anxiety as the mid-term election approaches. The Administration, facing loss of the Senate and ultimate control in both houses, continues to direct its agencies to pass union-friendly regulations and to impose its interpretation of current law to favor accelerated forced unionism. The Administration and Democratic Party represent a typical symbiotic relationship where they are codependent upon each other for future survival. The Administration needs union contributions and union foot soldiers to have any chance of maintaining a senate majority and making gains in the house during the 2014 mid-term elections. Conversely, Big Labor is finally recognizing and admitting that their declining membership is a major problem and they need the Administration's help. [more...]
30 Percent of Entire Year Goes to Taxes
By Lowell Ponte
How much tax are you paying? How much is government taking out of your life? These are trick questions because, truth be told, nobody can answer them with certainty. The Tax Foundation calculates that "Tax Freedom Day," the day you cease being a serf for Uncle Sam and begin working for yourself and your family, for the average American is April 21. By this measure, just paying your taxes to federal, state, and local governments takes an average of 111 days - three days longer than last year, and more than 30 percent of your entire year. This burden varies widely by state, the Tax Foundation calculates. In the lowest-taxed state, Louisiana, Tax Freedom Day arrived on March 30. In the highest-taxed states, Connecticut and New Jersey, taxpayers will labor until May 9, to pay what their politicians demand. [more...]
Why are USDA Employees Offering Grandparents Breastfeeding Tips?
By Kyle Olson
Do you still need to be convinced that government bureaucrats spend most of their time justifying their own existence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture – the department that oversees the National School Lunch Program – is now offering tips to grandparents about ways they can influence what their grandchildren eat. Trish Britten, a nutritionist for the department, also offers resources on breastfeeding for grandparents. Besides being a bit weird, is that even possible? Has anyone ever heard of a baby breastfeeding from its grandmother? [more...]
The Sebelius Resignation, Obamacare, and more...
On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we analyzed the political effects of the Kathleen Sebelius resignation, the continuing unpopularity of Obamacare, the White House's attempt to energize the Left, and the Republican strategy to win control of the Senate in November. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2 and Monday on the Dot Com. [more...]