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Conservatives don’t outnumber liberals

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 1:16pm
Why do conservatives lose so many elections? Partly because they harbor pleasant fantasies about the electorate, fantasies that keep them from appealing to swing voters. These fantasies also encourage some conservatives to be lazy and complacent. One such fantasy is the belief that conservatives outnumber liberals. It is true that self-described conservatives outnumber self-described liberals in surveys. […]

PeckerWoods of the World Unite!

Tea Party Tribune - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:44pm

A word about our new distribution. No, we didn’t go to Facebook Jail. To begin with, our reach has become so extensive the very process of distribution was taking more time than the creation of content. From pages, groups, and select friends it was a full coffee pot job. We began by consolidating individuals on Messenger who routinely read us into one group. That made it a “one click” affair. Also, it won’t set off the Facebook spam filter so no one will be missed. Some people left that group and we’re good with that. Some simply like to seek out material on their own.

Next, we revitalized various pages on Facebook that we controlled. Peckerwood Press was the first. Then The Butcher Shop, Clevenger and Witt, and the brand new Lawless Journalism. Two pages we do not control were included, both from Doc Greene. We also submit to the Dam Good Times, and Crystal Lee hasn’t washed my mouth out with soap yet for which I am very grateful.

This is an effort to not force our opinions upon any groups or individuals who might be offended by straight talk. If you don’t like balls to the wall political content don’t come here!

Our flagship, as you know, is the Tea Party Tribune. They have been very kind to us and I hope we have boosted their circulation. They worked with us as we pushed the boundaries of just what conservatism is. What we are NOT is a bunch of old fools stuck in the last century! We range from Peter in London to Daniel in Amsterdam to a little lady in Texas who we hope will grace the Butcher Shop with her brilliant insight.

Brother Theo and I were frankly surprised by the explosion of interest. From Facebook to YouTube our message of mutual understanding is catching on. We just got tired of not being able to discuss the movie ”Black Beauty” without being called a racist!

So, to all the Peckerwoods out there, join us in pecking at the tree if neo-liberal bias until it becomes a totem pole!

The Butcher Shop

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Harry Reid bashes Trump. Trump returns fire. Left goes ballistic because Reid dying of cancer

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:42pm
Former CIA Director and Trump hater John Brennan responded to Trump by lauding Reid as a man who used his career in public service to ‘work selflessly on behalf of’ his ‘fellow citizens.’

Six Key Things to Understand for Sensible Fiscal Policy

Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CF&P) - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:34pm

When I’m asked for a basic tutorial on fiscal policy, I normally share my four videos on the economics of government spending and my primer on fundamental tax reform.

But this six-minute interview may be a quicker introduction to spending issues since I had the opportunity to touch on almost every key principle.

Culled from the discussion, here is what everyone should understand about the spending side of the fiscal ledger.

Principle #1 – America’s fiscal problem is a government that is too big and growing too fast. Government spending diverts resources from the productive sector of the economy, regardless of how it is financed. There is real-world evidence that large public sectors sap the private sector’s vitality, augmented by lots of academic research on the negative relationship between government spending and economic performance.

Principle #2 – Entitlements programs are the main drivers of excessive spending. All the long-run forecasts show that the burden of spending is rising because of the so-called mandatory spending programs. Social SecurityMedicare, and Medicaid were not designed to keep pace with demographic changes (falling birthrates, increasing longevity), so spending for these program will consume ever-larger shares of economic output.

Principle #3 – Deficits and debt are symptoms of the underlying problem. Government borrowing is not a good idea, but it’s primarily bad because it is a way of financing a larger burden of spending. The appropriate analogy is that, just as a person with a brain tumor shouldn’t fixate on the accompanying headache, taxpayers paying for a bloated government should pay excessive attention to the portion financed by red ink.

Principle #4 – Existing red ink is small compared to the federal government’s unfunded liabilities. People fixate on current levels of deficits and debt, which are a measure of all the additional spending financed by red ink. But today’s amount of red ink is relatively small compared to unfunded liabilities (i.e., measures of how much future spending will exceed projected revenues).

Principle #5 – A spending cap is the best way to solve America’s fiscal problems. Balanced budget rules are better than nothing, but they have a don’t control the size and growth of government. Spending caps are the only fiscal rules that have a strong track record, even confirmed by research from the International Monetary Fund and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Here’s one final principle, though I didn’t mention it in the interview.

Principle #6 – Increasing taxes will make a bad situation worse. Since government spending is the real fiscal problem, higher taxes, at best, replace debt-financed spending with tax-financed spending. In reality, higher taxes loosen political constraints on policy makers and “feed the beast,” so the most likely outcome – as seen in Europe – is that overall spending levels increase and long-term debt actually increases.

In an ideal world, these six principles would be put in a frame and nailed above the desk of every politician, government official, and bureaucrat who deals with fiscal policy.

Not that it would make much difference since their decisions are guided by “public choice” no matter what principles they see at their desk, but it’s nice to fantasize.

Here are a few other observations from the interview.

P.S. Needless to say, I wish limits on enumerated powers were still a guiding principle for fiscal policy. Sadly, the days of Madisonian constitutionalism are long gone.

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Image credit: Max Pixel, licensed under CC0 Public Domain.

Ukrainian actor who plays a president on TV leads polls to be the country’s real president

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:10am
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is running for president while starring in the popular show ‘Servant of the People,’ has the support of 15.4% of voters. In contrast incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko have only 10.5% and 8% respectively.

CBO’s Obamacare fail is a devastating blow to socialism

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:56am
John Hayward, Breitbart

Gay actor explains why he wore ‘tux gown’ to Oscars

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:39am
Christian Allaire, Vogue

Cartoon of the Day: Hard hat

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:28am
Make America Great Again (MAGA)

AOC defends Rashida Tlaib’s profane Trump impeachment outburst: She used a ‘boo-boo’ word

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:20am
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's penchant — and passion — for using childlike locutions, like 'tippy-top,' to express herself was on display again last week when she was asked to comment about fellow freshman Rashida Tlaib's own language.

New nationwide poll shows conservatives outnumbering liberals in 44 states

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:32am
Chris Donaldson, I Love My Freedom

How To Retire At The Holiday Inn

Tea Party Tribune - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:23am

No nursing home for us. We’ll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.

I’ve already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $59.23 per night.

Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon. That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.

Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc. Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap. $5-worth of tips a day and you’ll have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.

There’s a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp). To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.

For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.
While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today. And you’re not stuck in one place forever — you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.

Want to see Hawaii ? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem.. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they’ll call an ambulance . . . Or the undertaker.

If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation. The grand-kids can use the pool. What more could I ask for?

So, when I reach that golden age, I’ll face it with a grin.

Terry Robison

The Butcher Shop

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Introducing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the comic book

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:06am
While a comic book starring Ocasio-Cortez seems redundant, it bespeaks a frightening trend within the hard Left and low-information voters, many of whom take her and her ideas seriously.

Adam Schiff has collusion problems of his own

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 7:51am
Rob Wasinger, Wash. Examiner

Where in the world does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez live?

Liberty Unyielding - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 7:34am
Vincent et al., NY Post

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