President Obama’s numbers are falling like a stone, even among Millennial, because he’s lost credibility with the American people. He’s earned it all by himself for being a boldface liar! He’s got nobody to blame but himself.
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For the first time in his presidency on Tuesday, President Barack Obama’s approval rating sunk below 40% in the Real Clear Politics average of eight prominent polls.
It’s the latest in a series of approval-ratings lows for the president over the past few weeks, as problems with the Affordable Care Act’s rollout ...
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80 years ago today the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was
ratified, ridding the United States from Prohibition. In
celebration, ReasonTV brings you an encore look at the incredible
story of George Cassiday, the bootlegger to Congress who helped
bring down the 18th Amendment.
Here is the original text from the Dec. 5, 2012 video:
In honor of Repeal
Day, which celebrates the end of America's "noble experiment"
in banning alcoholic beverages, Reason TV is happy to introduce you
to George Cassiday, a man whose life and work should be taught to
every schoolkid - and to every member of Congress hell-bent on
legislating the nation's morals.
From 1920 through 1930 - the thick of the Prohibition era -
Cassiday supplied illegal liquor throughout the halls of Congress.
Known as "The Man in the Green Hat," Cassiday was the Capitol's
highest-profile bootlegger, with a client list that included senior
members of the Republican and Democratic Parties. How instrumental
was he to the D.C. power elite? He even had his own office in the
House and Senate office buildings.
Cassiday gave up the liquor trade after his arrest in 1930, but
gained notoriety by penning a series of front-page articles
for The Washington Post about his days as
Congress' top bottle man.
Though he never named names, Cassiday's stories detailed every
aspect of his former business - and the depths of hypocrisy in
Washington. By his own estimation, "four out of five senators and
congressmen consume liquor either at their offices or their homes."
Appearing days before the 1930 mid-term elections, Cassiday's
revelations caused a national stir and helped sweep
pro-Prohibitionist - and ostensibly tee-totaling -
congressmen and senators out of power.
Today, with the rise of cocktail culture and prohibition-vogue
in full swing, Cassiday's life and legacy are being
re-discovered. Through books such as Garrett
in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't to New
Columbia Distillery's Green
Hat Gin, the remarkable story of George Cassiday - "The Man in
the Green Hat" - is again being told.
Reason TV spoke with Cassiday's son, Fred, author
Garrett Peck, and New Columbia Distillery's John Uselton to discuss
George Cassiday and the end of Prohibition.
Shot, edited, and produced by Meredith Bragg. About
What is the worst problem in the world today?
Might it be war, starvation, genocide, sectarian violence, murder,
slaughter of babies in the womb? Any of these would be a rational
answer. But when Pope Francis was asked this question recently, he
replied, "Youth unemployment." Thank God, says Andrew Napolitano,
that the pope's teaching authority is limited to faith and morals,
because in matters of economics, he is wide of the mark.
Another push is underway to raise the minimum wage. But what you probably haven’t heard is that Obamacare has already done that.
The plan on the table in Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour (which is higher than all existing state rates). Obamacare’s mandate on employers, however, is already scheduled to raise the hourly cost of hiring a full-time worker past $10 an hour.
The idea behind a minimum wage is to help low-income workers. But Obamacare’s mandates will hurt the job prospects of these very workers—and raising the federal minimum wage would further limit the number of jobs available.
Combining federal (or state) minimum wage rates, payroll taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and soon Obamacare’s employer mandate, employing a worker full-time will cost a minimum of $10.30 an hour. The government has made hiring more costly without raising workers’ pay.
Unfortunately, this will make entry-level jobs harder to get. And these jobs are important. For the majority, they are stepping stones to higher pay and higher-skilled positions. As Heritage’s James Sherk and Patrick Tyrrell explain:
Two-thirds of minimum wage workers earn raises within a year. Entry-level jobs pay off in the long run for many workers. But if Congress adds a minimum-wage hike to the Obamacare mandate, many employees will never get that chance.
Of course, companies with 50 or more employees can avoid Obamacare’s mandate by cutting workers’ hours below 30 hours per week. An increasing number of employers announced plans to do exactly that before the Administration delayed the mandate a year. Fewer hours is not a good outcome for workers.
People looking for work—or trying to hold down a full-time, minimum wage job—are victims of Obamacare. Adding this minimum wage hike would bring the minimum cost of hiring a full-time worker to $12.71 an hour. This, as Sherk and Tyrrell put it, “would cut the bottom rung off many disadvantaged workers’ career ladders.”
For health reform that would help workers instead of hurting them, check out this alternative.
Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad.
- If you were in debt, would you go on a luxury vacation? Guess how the government is using taxpayer money.
- What “perverse incentive” encouraged law enforcement officials to seize hard-earned money from this mom?
- A majority of this key demographic is rejecting Obamacare, according to a Harvard poll.
- This college is cutting hours for everyone—including student workers—because of Obamacare.
- Want to see how much the food stamp program has grown? Look at this graph.
The post We Bet You Haven't Heard This About Obamacare appeared first on The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation.
Eric Lee has sued
the DeKalb County police department after it refused to return his
gun and to reimburse him for towing his truck. Lee, who has a
concealed carry permit, went to check on a noise at a business he
owned when cops confronted him. They charged him with
his own property and seized his gun and towed his truck. A
judge tossed out the charge at his initial appearance.
Not content with having the freedom to be non-believers, an atheist group has plans to erect 55 billboards this week in the Sacramento, Calif., area to force their point of view on others.
The effort is part of an ongoing national campaign by the Freedom From Religion Foundation called “Out of Closet,” which lets atheists know they are not alone during the Christmas season.
“There are a lot of non-believers and this time of year, they feel like they’re all alone,” Judy Saint, president of the Sacramento chapter, told the local ABC affiliate. “This ...
In case you missed it, John Boehner has hired Rebecca Tallent. Tallent worked for the left-of-center “Bipartisan Policy Center,” and is a serious amnesty advocate. She helped John McCain and Ted Kennedy during the Bush era on that disastrous plan. Here’s what is going to happen. Boehner will wait until 2014, after qualifying for all the serious challenges to incumbents is over. Then he’ll get | Read More »
Congressman Trey Gowdy To Liberal Law Professor: If Obama Can Ignore Parts Of Obamacare, Could He Ignore Election Laws Too?
A lot of South Carolina Republicans were pining for Trey Gowdy to challenge Lindsey Graham and the fact that he has the conhones to bring this up shows you why so many conservatives like him.
The post on Jonathan Turley’s testimony at yesterday’s House hearing was well received, so here’s another seven minutes on executive power grabs from the same proceeding. Simple question from Gowdy to the legal panel: How far can Obama go? Now that he’s claimed the royal prerogative to not enforce immigration law against young illegals, not enforce ...
Ex-Secret Service Agent On Benghazi: Obama Left Americans To Die Because He Feared Another “Blackhawk Down”
Obama could have gotten help to the Americans fighting for their life in Bengahzi. He chose not to do so. Ex-Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino says Obama left those men to die for purely political reasons.
It was an insider attack, planned for months. The administration didn’t want to admit that Libya was a failed mess. It had to be a foreign policy success right before the election, they knew there was a foreign policy debate coming up.
He [Obama] had just gotten destroyed during the first debate with Romney because he ...
Much to the dismay of the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, there are more than a few Republicans in the House talking about impeachment.
History will record that on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama.
…It is, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said from the dais, “the word that we don’t like to say in this committee, and I’m not about to utter here in this particular hearing.”
One of the majority’s witnesses, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz, encouraged ...
On a break from pretending to believe they live in a country bristling with violent white racists, the Non-Fox Media have been trying to debunk stories about the “Knockout Game,” in which young black males approach random strangers and try to knock them out with one punch.The left’s leading line of defense against the Knockout Game is to argue that young black males have always been violent, so, hey, this is nothing new.
You’re welcome, black America!
In Slate, Emma Roller wearily recounted other episodes of black-on-white violence in order to announce: ...
“The bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future,” President Barack Obama said of his signature Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. It would be easier to believe the president if he hadn’t said in 2009, “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.”
One million Californians who lose their individual plans in 2014 know that’s not true; when many saw their new premiums, they experienced “sticker shock.” Next comes “doc ...
According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted.
The agreement is not like détente-era arms reductions with the Soviets. After all, each superpower in the Cold War had enough nuclear missiles to reduce most of civilization to cinders. One mistake could have ended in Armageddon.
In this supposed win-win deal, America does not have to worry about another costly and unpopular preemptive military action to stop ...
President Barack Obama recently asserted, “Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare,’ the cost of health care is now growing at the slowest rate in 50 years.” So, you may be losing your health care coverage, and you may end up paying more — but, hey, rising costs are slowing overall “in part” because of Obamacare.
True, as Obama says, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — the agency that administers Medicaid and Medicare — “estimated that … (in) the three years since Obamacare passed, we’ve seen ...
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust.
The city is $18 billion in the hole thanks to its debt and long-term liabilities, such as pensions it could not afford and people abandoning the city in droves, which led to an erosion of the tax base.
It didn’t have to be like this. There were signs of Detroit’s decline that began ...