The Hill Poll: Majority of voters blame president for bad economy
Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Obama’s Tall Tales, Whoppers and Fish Stories
In a CBS interview this past week, the president remarkably asserted that, in his first term, he has gotten all the policy right. His only mistake was not telling a good enough story to the American people.
He may not have told them well, but Obama really can’t be faulted for not telling audacious ones. His nose should be long enough to hang laundry on by now.
Take, for example, his continually repeated story that he has not and will not raise taxes on anybody earning less than his fantastical benchmark of The Evil Rich Who Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share – $250,000.00 yearly income.
Unless Congress acts before year-end, the tax rate on dividends, currently 15 percent, can more than double, to 39.6 percent. Obama would have you think those impacted by this hike are fat cat oil barons sitting around the country club, brandy snifters and cigars in hands, sneering at the economic suffering of the little people. According to an Ernst & Young study, the facts are much different. More than two-thirds of the households with dividend income on their tax returns have household incomes below $100,000.00. Also, over half of these investors are over age 50 – including, of course, many retirees trying to live on these dividends.
NBC’s Isikoff Links Bush to Gun Used in Aurora Shootings
|By Brad Wilmouth | July 23, 2012 | 05:58|
Appearing on the Saturday, July 21, Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, NBC correspondent Michael Isikoff – formerly of Newsweek – made a point of noting that one of the guns used in the Aurora theater massacre used to be illegal under the assault weapons ban, as if shooter James Holmes could not simply have purchased a different gun to assist in his murder spree.
Isikoff asserted that the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, “was lifted under President Bush,” and noted that President Obama had “pledged during his campaign to restore it” but that “he has dropped that issue.” Isikoff:
(Video can be found here.)
What we do know is that he purchased those four weapons recovered from him, the two Glock pistols, the shotgun, and that AR-15 assault rifle, legally in Colorado, although it is worth mentioning – and this is something gun control groups are emphasizing today – that that AR-15 is something that was illegal as recently as 10 years ago.
There was an assault weapons ban in this country from 1994 to 2004 that was lifted under President Bush. President Obama had pledged during his campaign to restore it. He has dropped that issue, so the assault, that AR-15 is a legal weapon now but was not 10 years go.
Bill Maher: ‘George Zimmerman Is Sean Hannity’s Missing White Girl’
By: Noel Sheppard | July 22, 2012 | 19:31
I’m not sure what he meant by it, but HBO’s Bill Maher said Saturday on Twitter that Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman “is Sean Hannity’s missing white girl.”
One gets the sense that along with much of the liberal media, Maher wasn’t pleased with Zimmerman’s interview on Fox News last week:
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