» Building the Perfect Beast: How the Political Class & Their Cronies Rig the System - Big Government. Now Playing On Breitbart TV Featured Contributors The shootings at a Jewish community center in suburban Kansas City have now been officially deemed a hate crime, officials said on Monday. by Warner Todd Huston 14 Apr 2014 4 A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe. from AP 14 Apr 2014 4 California State Senator Leland Yee, who has been charged with wire fraud and conspiring to import firearms, may be facing new charges from the federal government. by William Bigelow 14 Apr 2014 89 Arab American Institute President and Democrat strategist James Zogby has a warning for the Democrat Party.
No Thanks for the Political Class. Greece and Italy may be ungovernable, but America is ungoverned.
The president ducked out of the country for an Asian tour while the supercommittee tried to reach agreement on a plan to cut the deficit. But the Democrats refused to offer specific cuts in entitlement spending, despite a Republican agreement to modifications of the tax code that would produce billions in new revenue, most of it by withdrawing from the wealthy various opportunities to use special provisions to reduce their tax burden. This increase in tax receipts, largely from the rich, did not satisfy the Democrats’ insistence on a $1 trillion increase, to come from higher tax rates on “the rich.”
It might take a sharp reaction from the market to force the politicians to veer off the road to ruin on which they are taking the country. The Corruption Of Our Entire Political Class Explained In One Paragraph. Jim Vandehei hits upon a startling truth about money and politics in his report in Politico about Barack Obama's flip-flop on SuperPACs.
The background: Obama has repeatedly denounced the unlimited donation model of SuperPACs as a "threat to our democracy" and implicitly promised that he would abjure them even it came at a political cost. But earlier this week, Team Obama got its SuperPACs. And that's where Vandehei reveals the truth about the entire political class: A little secret about Washington: Everyone loves this decision. Democrats get more money, strategists and pollsters and ad-makers get bigger checks; Republicans will use this to call Obama a hypocrite and to scare donors into giving them more money, which in turns means more money for their strategists, pollsters and ad-makers; and the media make more money as all of this is funneled into TV and Web ads. Occupy Wall Street: Contempt Of Political Class.