I saw this great line on FoxNews.com, a partial quote from the CEO of Overstock .com. He was talking about the CA. sales tax on internet sales.
How appropriate a comment to describe Mr. POTUS and his current “Kill the Goose” campaign tactics. Cut “loop holes” for private corporate airplanes. George H. W. Bush damn near killed the boating industry in the US with the same philosophy and his Excise Taxes on boats, expensive cars and jewelry. So much so that a proposal was actually floated in congress to allow special tax incentives and bail-outs for boat builders.
According to yesterday’s POTUS teleprompter-led press conference, class envy and dissention are the key elements to winning elections. Guess that is why Goldman-Sachs is so excited about the future of America, they are on a hiring binge, planning to hire at least 1,000 people! (in Singapore, not the US).
“Goldman is so concerned about the potential for criticism that the firm’s representatives have been alerting staffers of lawmakers in Washington of the hiring spree in recent weeks as a way to mollify any concerns they may have about previously undisclosed plans to add 1,000 jobs to the firm’s Singapore office, according to people in Washington with direct knowledge if the matter,”
Way to go, POTUS
In other news, I noted in The East-African news that Kenya is paying 1.7 million annually to Chlopak Leonard Schechter and Associates (CLS), a top lobbying firm in Washington DC that also represents Google and Intuit. According to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service, Kenya is set to receive $3 billion in foreign aid between 2008 and 2011. And here I thought Lobbyists were just for Big Business. How naive!
One last buzz-kill. Harry Reid announced today that the Senate would be in session Tuesday, July 5th. Golly, I wish they would just stay home until the elections. It is almost impossible to imagine how many trillions of dollars that would save the taxpayer.
Remember to support the conservative non-incumbents for our 2nd biannual throw-the-bastards-out day coming to a voter booth near you in early Nov. 2012