Friday funnies

January 8, 2010

Humor from the Center-Right, brought to you by NewsBusted and Jodi Miller:

Hee hee


They stole our future, but they cannot break our will

January 8, 2010

Bill Whittle is one of the stars of PJTV and, in this video, he makes an impassioned plea to us to reject collectivist gloom that’s killing our people’s confidence and innovation, to once again take hold of an optimistic view of our future and fight those who would bind us as passive dependents of government.

Go, Bill!  Dancing


Cash for clunker mortgages?

January 8, 2010

On Larry Kudlow’s show, Dan Mitchell of the libertarian Cato Institute and Christian Weller of the progressive Center for American Progress go head to head to answer Kudlow’s question about the money spent on the Obama administration’s mortgage-adjustment program: What do we have to show for $75 billion?

The plan to adjust mortgages is a failure: with the economy showing no real sign of improving and unemployment getting worse, thousands of homeowners still cannot afford their newly adjusted mortgages. What’s the statist, progressive answer? More intervention by the government! Mr. Weller and a banker quoted early in the clip advocate forgiving principle and using government power to coerce banks into, essentially, breaking contracts. This, of course, after government helped create the problem by using its coercive powers to push banks into making loans to marginal borrowers and then making it easy by guaranteeing those same bad loans.

In other words, the answer is more cowbell!

Watch the video. You will never see a clearer divide between the free-market and statist paradigms.

And, like Larry, I want my $75 billion back.  Not talking

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