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  • just a conservative girl 4:31 PM on 03/30/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bader-ginsburg, , kagan, , sotomayor   

    Liberal Logic – Various and Sundry Edition 

    “Anybody who makes $250,000 becomes a millionaire very quickly if you save it. You just need four years”

    Gov. Jerry Brown on his millionaire tax that actually starts at $250K per year.  So, the millionaire tax starts at the income level well below what a millionaire makes, and apparently these people don’t have to spend any of this money  in a four-year period.  I guess someone is paying all their expenses for them.  Including the really high tax rates they pay in California.

    In more local news, Washington, D.C. is like most cities/states, they are in a budget crunch.  They are looking for ways to raise revenues.  They have decided in their infinite wisdom one of the ways to do that is to increase the hours per day that sale of alcohol will be available.  They are considered having it available for purchase 21 hours per day.  Mind you, the buses and metro system don’t run until 4 am, but hey, there are “other ways” to get home.  Awesome.  More drunks in D.C.  just what we need.

    “Why is a big Gift, a Boat load of money, with no strings attached, a burden to States?”

    Justice Elena Kagan during oral arguments on the new Medicare payments to the states.  Oh, I don’t know, maybe because it raises everyone taxes and there is no opt out.  And telling them what they spend the money on is an attached string, no?

    “I guess my greatest fear, Mr. Clement, with your argument is the following: The bigger the problem, the more resources it needs. We’re going to tie the hands of the Federal Government in choosing how to structure a cooperative relationship with the States. We’re going to say to the Federal Government, the bigger the problem, the less your powers are. Because once you give that much money, you can’t structure the program the way you want.”

    Justice Sonya Sotomayor during oral arguments on the new Medicare payments to the states.  Yes, that is exactly what we are saying Justice.  It is called federalism.  Maybe you have heard of it.  It is in that document you are supposed to be upholding, remember the oath you took?

     “You are — you are saying that because you represent a sizeable number of States, you can destroy this whole program, even though there may be as many States that want it, that don’t feel coerced, that say — think this is a good thing?”

    Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.  So you want to force the many because of the few?   Typical.

     
    • signpainterguy 4:55 PM on 03/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I think you`d be hard pressed to find a lib. anywhere who believes in Federalism. Having the name “Federal-ism” tends to be confusing to some, as it means the opposite of what appears on the surface.

      I expect that Kagan, Obama and many other libs. grimmaced and groaned while taking their Oaths of Office, and may have done so with their fingers crossed !

      And speaking of the majority suffering for the benefit of the few, ObamaScare was intended to benefit less than 15% of the public; 42 ish million Americans without insurance ! Tyranny of the minority !

  • Jill 10:20 AM on 05/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Three impossible things before breakfast 

    It’s official: the world has gone topsy-turvy.

    1)  Attorney General Eric Holder has questioned the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law and said it  “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” But he hasn’t read it.

    See Glenn Reynolds.

    2) The NY Times has been barred, by the White House, from speaking to Elena Kagan’s brother.

    The New York Times received permission on Tuesday from Hunter College High School in Manhattan, Elena Kagan’s alma mater, to observe a constitutional law class there taught by her brother Irving. We thought it would be intriguing to watch the give and take between Mr. Kagan, who is known as a passionate and interactive educator, and his students on his first day back after witnessing his sister’s nomination in Washington.

    Mr. Kagan, who is also a Hunter alumnus, did not have a problem with the idea, a school spokeswoman said, but she added that all media requests now had to be given final approval by the White House. The times were tentatively set: there was either an 8:52 a.m. class or a 9:36 a.m. class on Wednesday. “I thought it would have been great,” said the spokeswoman, Meredith Halpern.

    But when presented with the idea, the White House balked.

    Joshua Earnest, a White House spokesman, said that the administration was “uncomfortable with the idea at this time.” [. . .]

    A formal proposal has been submitted to the White House, which the administration requested. They asked that it outline the intent and goal of the article in significant detail.

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if Kagan’s brother, or cousin, also suddenly mum, chose to go over the head of their White House minders and talk to the press anyway?

    3)  There’s a bill before Congress that will mandate tracking the body mass index of all children, ages 2 – 18.

    The Healthy Choices Act–introduced by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee–would establish and fund a wide range of programs and regulations aimed at reducing obesity rates by such means as putting nutritional labels on the front of food products, subsidizing businesses that provide fresh fruits and vegetables, and collecting BMI measurements of patients and counseling those that are overweight or obese.

    Choice has become the dirtiest of dirty words. But Big Brother is only trying to make our lives easier:

    At a press conference last week to announce the introduction of the bill, Kind emphasized it would help “busy American families.”

    “Making the healthy choice the easy choice for our families is essential to ensuring our quality of life,” Kind said. “I am pleased to work on legislation that helps provide the opportunities that meet the needs of busy American families.”

    Nudge.

    RedState’s Dan McLaughlin comments:

    Let’s leave aside the many methodological problems with BMI as a measurement of obesity (such as the fact that muscular, athletic males are almost always classed as obese). The bill requires federal taxpayers to lay out yet more money to create yet another intrusive apparatus for tracking and storing information that, for example, your 16 year old daughter might regard as rather personal . . . .

    Read the rest.

    Related:

    Is your child’s BMI the government’s business?

    Hiding the decline on the childhood obesity rate

    The audacity of anti-obesity

    Does this health plan make me look fat?

     
    • nicedeb 4:12 PM on 05/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m confused…why does the NYTs need the WH’s permission to do a story? What the heck?

      • Sherry 6:27 PM on 05/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        If I were the New York Post, I’d be so sending all my staff to cover this story if only to get the scoop. Why should anyone subscribe if everything is the same and no actual news gets covered?

      • iainswife 12:52 PM on 05/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

        This is so stupid. I am baffled that anyone with two braincells to rub together hasn’t figured out what an enormous hoax Obama and his administration are.

        • fuzislippers 1:17 PM on 05/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

          What I don’t get and simply can’t wrap my mind around is how high BO’s numbers are. What is wrong with people?

  • Jill 7:07 AM on 05/13/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , kagan,   

    Kagan on judicial activism: “A thing of glory” 

    From George Neumayr’s must-read on Elena Kagan’s view of the Constitution:

    Quoting Marshall with approval in her law review eulogy, she makes it clear that she considers the phony living Constitution to be a glorious substitute for the real one. Hence, the Constitution now “contains a great deal to be proud of,” as Marshall put it. Michelle Obama couldn’t have said it better. For the first time in his life, Thurgood Marshall was proud of his Constitution: “[B]ut the credit does not belong to the Framers. It belongs to those who refused to acquiesce in outdated notions of ‘liberty,’ ‘justice,’ and ‘equality,’ and who strived to better them,” Kagan quotes him as saying.

    As if any reader could have missed Marshall’s egotistical claim, Kagan punctuates it with the praise: “The credit, in other words, belongs to people like Justice Marshall.” Kagan called his baldly unconstitutional view of the Supreme Court’s role a “thing of glory.”

    Tens of millions of unborn babies have died under this “thing of glory.” America is turning into a mindless, Godless, socialist mess because of this “thing of glory.” Yet these out-of-control narcissists still claim a monopoly on justice and wise government. They alone will protect the “despised and disadvantaged,” which Marshall invented out of thin air as the court’s mandate.

    Read the rest.

     
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