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  • So What If Taxing Rich Hurts the Economy? (And creates more poor?)

    11/22/2012 11:09:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/22/2012 | Larry Elder
    Consider this headline from a Reuters article in The Huffington Post: "Raising Taxes on Rich Won't Hurt Economic Growth, CBO Says." But the first paragraph refutes the headline: "Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans would not hurt U.S. economic growth much (emphasis added) in 2013 ..." The CBO did not say, as the headline suggests, that raising taxes on the rich has no negative economic effect. In fact, the CBO actually said that extending the Bush-era rates for all would increase economic growth by 1.5 percent. If, however, the Bush era rates expired for the rich --...
  • Kasab execution: Survivors and kin welcome justice

    11/22/2012 11:01:03 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Nov 22, 2012 | The Times of India
    Tukaram Omble, Girgaum martyr "A terrorist like him should have been hanged in public, but I know our laws don't permit this,'' said Eknath, younger brother of Tukaram Omble, who helped capture Ajmal Kasab alive. "I am proud that my brother's efforts have paid off. We have been waiting for this for four long years. My family is happy,'' he added. At Girgaum Chowpatty, unarmed assistant sub-inspector Omble had helped stop the Skoda hijacked by Kasab and Ismail Khan, and held on to Kasab despite the latter spraying him with bullets from his AK-47. Omble's youngest daughter Bharati has joined...
  • US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

    11/22/2012 10:53:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 11/21/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems, the Navy said on Wednesday. The USS Nimitz was expected to be deployed to the Gulf early next year to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which is now stationed in the region, but will be delayed due to the need for extensive repairs on a failed propulsion pump. The USS Eisenhower is being sent back to the U.S for repairs to its flight deck. It will remain in Norfolk, Virginia, for two months and then return to the Middle...
  • One Look At This Chart, And You'll Instantly Get Why We Can't Fix The Tax Code

    11/22/2012 10:52:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2012 | Joe Wiesenthal
    Hey, let's just simplify the tax code and eliminate loopholes.It's hard to think of any statement that on its surface sounds less controversial. Eliminating loopholes means more revenue. Everyone likes simplification. Efficiency!So why doesn't it happen?This fantastic chart from Credit Suisse's Neal Soss is the answer. It shows the top 20 biggest "Tax Expenditures" which cost the government over $900 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. Credit SuisseSo you want to simplify the tax code, what are you going to get rid of?Are you going to eliminate the incentive to provide employers health insurance? Are you going to get rid...
  • European Union Expresses 'Serious Concern', 'Deep Regret' Over India Executing Pakistani Militant

    11/22/2012 10:50:51 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    RTT News ^ | 11/22/2012 6:34 AM ET | RTT News
    The European Union has expressed serious concern and deep regret over India executing a Pakistani militant who carried out a massacre during the Mumbai terror strikes four years ago. Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Pak gunman captured during the attacks on the western Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people and injured 300 others nearly four years ago, was hanged to death on Wednesday. The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist was executed and buried at the Yerwada Central Jail in another western Indian city of Pune after his mercy petition was rejected by the country's President earlier this month....
  • The Day The World Ended

    11/22/2012 10:27:48 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-22-2012 | Mac Slavo
    The Day The World Ended [Micro-Documentary] Mac Slavo November 21st, 2012 From the creator of the widely popular The Day the Dollar Died: The First 12 Hours of a US Dollar Collapse, comes a simulation of what the world may look like in the very near future. WATCH: THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (PART 1 of 2): CONTINUE: Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 2 of 2]
  • Obama Brings In Grassroots Team To Cut Deal On Fiscal Cliff [The Endless Campaign!]

    11/22/2012 10:23:05 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 22, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Obama Brings In Grassroots Team To Cut Deal On Fiscal Cliff President calls on campaign team to spread the word about looming deadline when tax rises and spending cuts will kick in Ewen MacAskill 22 November Obama's call came after no progress was made between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over Thanksgiving. Barack Obama has enlisted the help of his formidable grassroots army of volunteers in the battle with Republican members of Congress over the fiscal cliff, the January 1 deadline for a deal on tax and spending. The Obama for America campaign team, which has remained intact post-election, sent...
  • Poll: Chris Christie’s popularity gets a big boost…

    11/22/2012 10:13:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sitting atop many Republicans’ you-know-what-list these days, after what seemed like some unnecessarily excessive displays of ultra-bipartisan praise of Obama in the pre-election wake of Hurricane Sandy. Yes, everyone understands that he's the Republican governor of a blueish state and that some well-placed schmoozing to the federal government can help him gain more federal resources for his domain, but it did seem kind of over-the-top, especially after Romney gave him the keynote slot at the Republican National Convention. As Allahpundit already noted, it's tough to believe that Christie wasn't milking the situation for all...
  • Hamas Leader Mashaal: I accept a Palestinian state on '67 borders

    11/22/2012 10:10:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2012 | JPOST STAFF
    Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal declared a position on Palestinian statehood that is nearly identical to that of his Fatah rival, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with CNN aired Wednesday. "I accept a Palestinian state according [to] the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return," the Hamas leader told Christine Amanpour in Cairo. Pushed about his party's refusal to recognize Israel, Mashaal said such a declaration could only be made once a Palestinian state has been created. "After this state is established, it decides its standing toward Israel," the Hamas leader said.
  • Egypt's President Mursi assumes sweeping powers

    11/22/2012 10:08:12 AM PST · by kabar · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | November 22, 2012 | BBC
    Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions. The declaration also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution. President Mursi also sacked the chief prosecutor and ordered the re-trial of people accused of attacking protesters when ex-President Mubarak held office. Egyptian opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei accused Mr Mursi of acting like a "new pharaoh". Mr ElBaradei said the new declaration effectively placed the president above the law. "Morsi today usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt's new pharaoh. A major blow to the...
  • Remember When Condoleezza Rice Was Called a ‘House Nigga’?

    11/22/2012 10:04:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/2012 | Eliana Johnson
    That didn't take long. U.N. ambassador Susan Rice has yet to be nominated as secretary of state, but prominent Democrats are already denouncing opposition to her potential nomination as racist on the basis of remarks by Republican senators that she may not be qualified for the job. Would that they had been so sensitive to racial overtones back in 2004, when the African-American nominee for secretary of state, the Republican Ms. Rice, was denounced on the Senate floor and pilloried in racialist cartoons.Rice's nomination, noted the Washington Post, garnered "the most negative votes cast against a nominee for that...
  • Alaskan town home to airport with no planes and harbor with no road

    11/22/2012 10:01:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Remember Alaska's infamous bridge to nowhere? Well, another town in "Seward's Icebox" has upped the ante after building an unused $75.5 million airport and a $29 million harbor with no roads connecting to the town.
  • If The Right Gets Its Way, The 'Fiscal Cliff' Will Kill Social Security And Medicare

    11/22/2012 10:00:35 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI- A Taxing Matter ^ | 11-22-2012 | Linda McKissack Beale
    If The Right Gets Its Way, The 'Fiscal Cliff' Will Kill Social Security And Medicare Linda McKissack Beale A Taxing MatterNov. 22, 2012, 9:52 AMIn several posts recently I have discussed the harmful demands the right is engaging in related to the so-called "fiscal cliff" created by the original Bush tax cuts (set to sunset en masse), the artificial debt ceiling (used by the GOP to exact promises of spending cuts during a recession along with extension of unneeded tax cuts for the rich), and the ill-conceived notion that the U.S. military should continue to be funded at dangerously high...
  • Let Obama Be Obama

    11/22/2012 9:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    After his party’s devastating setback in the 2010 midterm elections, Barack Obama was reelected earlier this month by painting his Republican opponents as heartless in favoring lower taxes for the rich. They were portrayed as nativists for opposing the DREAM Act amnesty for illegal immigrants, and as callous in battling the federal takeover of health care. Republicans countered with arguments that higher taxes on the employer class hurt the economy in general. They assumed most voters knew that amnesties are euphemisms for undermining federal law and in the past have had the effect of promoting more illegal immigration. They tried...
  • PM threatens action if truce fails

    11/22/2012 9:57:28 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 22, 2012 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    PM: Israel is giving the cease-fire with Hamas a chance; Barak: Truce is not an agreement but a set of understandings between Israel and Egypt, Hamas and Egypt; IDF official: Hamas will be shocked by level of damage in Gaza. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is prepared to act if Hamas breaks the Egypt-mediated truce. "The operation's goals were met," Netanyahu said. "I know there are citizens that expect a harsher stand in Gaza - and we are prepared to make one. We choose when to act, against who to act and how to act," Netanyahu...
  • College students protest Kobach on immigration

    11/22/2012 9:51:16 AM PST · by Regulator · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 11/20/2012 | John Milburn
    TOPEKA -- About 50 college students who are in the U.S. illegally marched Tuesday on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office urging him to stop working on immigration laws and to do his state job. The students from Kansas and Arizona delivered a letter to a staff member, who said Kobach was in his office but unable to meet with the students. The letter calls for Kobach to stop working on immigration laws and focus on his duties as secretary of state or resign for office. "I'm still standing and fighting to have the American dream," said Ernesto de...
  • Japanese TV blunder labels ex-Prime Minister Abe a train groper

    11/22/2012 9:39:22 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 - 03:50PM JST | By Philip Kendall
    Running for election in Japan isn’t easy. But when your face is shown alongside titles like “pervert” and “molester,” it’s probably a lot harder than it ought to be. Japan’s political system is a mess right now and, despite having seen six prime ministers come and go in as many years, the country is headed for an election next month, with one-time PM Shinzo Abe putting himself forward to be re-elected. The politician was made a laughing-stock earlier this week, however, when the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) early morning TV show “Asazuba” accidentally displayed Abe’s photo alongside a news report...
  • Chili's, Fry's team up to feed the troops

    11/22/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jacob Petersen
    SIERRA VISTA — At a time when many people around the country are planning to visit family for Thanksgiving, many of America’s soldiers are duty bound to stand vigilant in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy. And though many local soldiers didn’t get the chance to go home for the start of the holiday season, at least a few hundred still enjoyed a home-cooked holiday meal. Over the course of a few hours on Monday night, more than 300 soldiers packed into the local Chili’s restaurant to fill up on Thanksgiving delicacies. From turkey and ham to green beans,...
  • Abortion rate falls during Obama’s first year in office: was it because of Obama?

    11/22/2012 9:15:29 AM PST · by Bayard · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Nov 22, 2012 | SUSAN MICHELLE TYRRELL
    The timing is a gift to us as we celebrate Thanksgiving in our nation this week. This year, we get to celebrate the lives of 5% more Americans. The data was just released this week because it takes a few years to compile. I have said many times that I was curious to see what the abortion rate did in 2009, after the most pro-abortion president in the history of our nation was elected to office. The reason I wondered this wasn’t obvious, but ironic. You see, as I have reported before, President Obama has actually been one of the...
  • Children of illegal immigrants deserve in-state tuition

    11/22/2012 9:04:29 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 38 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 22, 2012 | Editorial/Boston Globe
    Governor Patrick’s decision this week to allow certain illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at state universities is an important step toward resolving ambiguities in the federal immigration rules. The state now makes clear that young undocumented immigrants who have been granted reprieves from deportation by the federal government can utilize their newly acquired work permits as proof of state residency. The change is more than a technical clarification. The United States has succeeded as a nation of immigrants because it has, more often than not, made assimilation and integration a part of the American experience. Giving immigrants...