Dear Bernie Sanders, Sorry I’m The Problem With America

Great article.  Some excerpts:

… then again I never had student loans. No, it wasn’t because I was from a wealthy family. I never had student loans because I worked every semester I was in college, and during some summers, I worked two jobs. I did this because I thought the world was rigged against me.


I spent every evening after my day job working on side projects, learning new skills, reading. I didn’t own a TV for a long time and, even to this day, I’ve never seen any of the classic shows people like to discuss: The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game Of Thrones. I was working while they were on.


I became a millionaire. It only took 15 years.


But when I hear Bernie speak, I feel like I’m the problem with America. I’m one of those millionaires he mentions who should pay more taxes. I’m the bad guy. I’m the white male who is only successful because everything was handed to me. I don’t deserve the money I made. All the things I sacrificed don’t matter. The additional stress I was under doesn’t matter. The risks I took don’t matter. According to Bernie, the world needs fewer people like me, and more people like the smart Yale student who majors in something useless, travels the world, and then graduates with $100,000 in debt that people like me should pay off via higher taxes.














Worse than a Sin of Omission

In another example* of the liberal media twisting stories to fit their narrative, Katie Couric tries to frame gun rights advocates as not having an answer to a question by showing B roll footage of them staring at the floor for 9 seconds after she asks a question.  In reality, they answered immediately.

One of the participants said, “That was not a tough question… That was not a question that our members would not know the answer to. It’s kind of like sins of omission.”

He was being kind to call it a sin of omission by Katie and her producer.  It was a lie.  A mis-representation of the facts.  But the report had to fit their pre-defined narrative.

Their defense is laughable – “My intention was to provide a pause for the viewer to have a moment to consider this important question before presenting the facts on Americans’ opinions on background checks. I never intended to make anyone look bad and I apologize if anyone felt that way.”

*NBC’s doctoring of the 911 call by George Zimmerman

*CBS’s forged documents about George Bush’s National Guard service.

And You Wonder Why We’re Mad?

Many are asking what Republicans plan to do to stop Obama’s executive war on culture and religious liberty in pursuit of cultural Marxism.  Now we know that not only will this party do nothing to stop Obama, it will use its control of Congress to codify Obama’s agenda into law.

Late Wednesday night, Republicans allowed a vote on an amendment from Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y., which codified Obama’s executive order 13672 making transgenderism the law of the land.  Obama’s executive order, promulgated in July 2014, instructed bureaucrats to sever contracts with companies that don’t follow the Obama-mandated sexual identity agenda.  This could include companies that don’t allow men into women’s bathrooms in their private corporate offices. The Maloney amendment to the $37.4 billion FY 2017 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055) codified that unilateral act into law.

The amendment passed 223-195 with 43 Republicans supporting it. The GOP House just supported arguably the most radical Democrat agenda item in the dead of night.

Where is the hill we are willing to die on?

Minimum wage “do-gooders” aren’t

I have no doubt that many minimum-wage proponents believe that they selflessly serve low-skilled workers by lobbying on their behalf for higher minimum wages. But that’s all this sensation is: a feeling. Economics plainly shows that minimum wages harm many of its intended beneficiaries by pricing them out of jobs from which they would earn incomes today and get better work skills for tomorrow.

This reality doesn’t matter to the professors and pundits and “activists” who intrude themselves into the contractual arrangements of low-skilled workers and employers. The real object isn’t actually to help low-skilled workers; it’s to give minimum-wage proponents the emotional boost they crave by fancying themselves as helping others.

Making matters worse, these busybodies manage to blind most of their victims to the damages wrought by minimum wages. The high that the busybodies get from “helping” workers is thus better protected from being disturbed by dissenting voices rising from the crowd of those who the busybodies “help.” It’s noble to help others. But it’s cruel to do so as frivolously and as selfishly as it is done by minimum-wage proponents.

HT:  Mark Perry

Yeah, I’m talking to you!

There’s a special place in hell for people who deem it their duty to be the speed police in the left lane.  Or worse yet, they intentionally sit over there to slow people down.  Those who are just clueless, and get over to the right once they wake upassing-lanep from whatever funk they were in get a pass – to some degree.

Seriously, wake up and get a life.

The one thing that unites all human beings… is that deep down inside, we all believe we are above-average drivers

Dave Barry