The biggest tax increase in history

July 1, 2009

That’s what this ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee is saying about the Waxman-Markey "cap and trade" bill, and they’re right. And they’re using the Democrats’ own words to make the point. Tito? Roll tape! (No, really. We can afford the electricity. For now…)

Progressive Democrats and "carbon speculators" see big bucks in this Money Eyes, while the rest of us, especially the poor and middle classes, will just see our money vanish.

Waxman-Markey is a disaster in the making, and only the Senate now stands in its way. Call your senators’ office and tell them to vote "no" on this insanity.

LINKS: More from Ed Morrissey and Blue Crab Boulevard.

 

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Leaving Babylon

July 1, 2009

I wrote here about Iraq taking security control of its cities while American forces withdraw to rural bases and how it signaled victory for us and the Iraqis. Ralph Peters also writes on the significance of the moment, but he says it much more eloquently than I. Here’s a sample:

There is evil in the world. No matter how resistant Obama may be to learning that basic lesson, our enemies will hammer it into him.

As our troops leave Iraq’s cities today, their commanders know that
still more bloody trials lie ahead. Now and then, the Iraqis will
“shoot the red star cluster,” calling for our help. But today isn’t
just a day for Iraqis to celebrate — it’s a good day for us, too.

And it’s a day of vindication for a former president who saw
clearly, but spoke poorly (to the delighted mortification of the
media).

Now we have a president who expresses himself beautifully, but
seems blind to international reality. And it’s up to him to determine
whether Iraq was a new beginning or a dead end.

Be sure to read the whole thing.


Leaving Babylon

July 1, 2009

I wrote here about Iraq taking security control of its cities while American forces withdraw to rural bases and how it signaled victory for us and the Iraqis. Ralph Peters also writes on the significance of the moment, but he says it much more eloquently than I. Here's a sample:

There is evil in the world. No matter how resistant Obama may be to learning that basic lesson, our enemies will hammer it into him.

As our troops leave Iraq's cities today, their commanders know that
still more bloody trials lie ahead. Now and then, the Iraqis will
"shoot the red star cluster," calling for our help. But today isn't
just a day for Iraqis to celebrate — it's a good day for us, too.

And it's a day of vindication for a former president who saw
clearly, but spoke poorly (to the delighted mortification of the
media).

Now we have a president who expresses himself beautifully, but
seems blind to international reality. And it's up to him to determine
whether Iraq was a new beginning or a dead end.

Be sure to read the whole thing.