Daily Derp: Don't Get Berned

"President Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel fee on oil production to fund a new green transportation plan, the White House announced Thursday. 

The proposal would go toward a $32.4 billion annual push to green the transportation sector by funding public transit, an urban planning initiative and clean vehicle research, the White House said in a fact sheet. Obama will include the plan in the budget request he releases next week."

When will people realize what passes off as 'common sense' proposals does nothing but impact the majority of citizens? A tax of this sort is a tax on the very people Democrats/Liberals/progressives etx. claim to support - the low and middle-class.

It's a TAX and a tax is an inefficient tool to achieve a desired outcome usually leading to unintended consequences while diminishing disposable income. PERIOD. 

Then, naturally, watch Obama hand it out to cronies in the green sector. Call me old school but I wouldn't consent to this if it were a one on one voluntary proposal so why do people accept it at the political level


His timing is perfect. Right in time for the recession.

Organizations pay Hillary $675 000 to speak? Why in the world...why?

I wouldn't even pay $6.75 to listen to her. Actually, you'd have to pay me.


Michael Moore in ICU.

Not in Cuba or Canada though.




Or else...


Well, do we need more examples of where socialist ideas lead?

"President Nicolas Maduro called the owner of Venezuela’s largest privately-held company a “thief” and a “traitor” Thursday, blaming him for the country’s economic woes.

In televised address, Maduro accused Lorenzo Mendoza, head of food giant Empresas Polar SA, of conspiring against his socialist government and meeting with his political opponents outside Venezuela’s borders.

“He’s a true thief,” Maduro said to a crowd of red-clad supporters. “I call on the people to unmask Lorenzo Mendoza in the streets. I’m waiting for you Lorenzo Mendoza.”

The only thugs and traitors are see are the socialists that have destroyed Venezuela.

Parasitical criminals. Dumbass douches to boot.

I'm sure Justin Trudeau admires Maduro's, erm, courage.


Meanwhile Venezuela orders bank notes by the planeload.

"Millions of pounds of provisions, stuffed into three-dozen 747 cargo planes, arrived here from countries around the world in recent months to service Venezuela's crippled economy.

But instead of food and medicine, the planes carried another resource that often runs scarce here: bills of Venezuela's currency, the bolivar. "

The socialists are not quite done raping and stealing.


Early mandated minimum wage hikes installed and proffered by liberals are in from places like Chicago, Seattle, and D.C.?

The results?

Not so good.

As warned here and other places. 

In other words, DUH.


A more scholarly and formal way of saying duh:

"...Using three separate state panels of administrative employment data, we find that the minimum wage reduces net job growth, primarily through its effect on job creation by expanding establishments. These effects are most pronounced for younger workers and in industries with a higher proportion of low-wage workers."

From Effects on the minimum wage on employment dynamics by Meer and West.

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