The Paris office of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was firebombed early Wednesday, one day after the paper named the Prophet Muhammad the “editor-in-chief” of the latest issue and rechristened itself “Sharia Hebdo” to “celebrate” the victory of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennhada. The attackers threw a single Molotov cocktail into the office. “We no longer have a newspaper,” said the magazine’s editor in chief, who is known as Charb. “All our equipment has been destroyed or has melted.” He said, however, that the staff will do everything it can to put out another issue next week. No one was injured in the attack, and police are looking for two suspects spotted near the scene.
Maybe New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to get the goat of Occupy Wall Street protesters. He said on Tuesday that big banks are not to blame for the financial crisis. “It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis,” Bloomberg said Tuesday. “It was, plain and simple, Congress who forced everybody to go and give mortgages to people who were on the cusp.” He said, “We want to go vilify the banks because it’s one target, it’s easy to blame them, and Congress certainly isn’t going to blame themselves.”
For reasons which I cannot understand, the President decided to make his case for his bill by leading with who was going to pay for it, notwithstanding we have no idea how the first job will be created by the jillions of dollars of new taxes he is proposing.
You want people who make millions of dollars a year to pay more in taxes? Ok. I don’t have an answer to that.
But somehow, in the translation, anyone with a family income north of about $250,000 (husband and wife each making a little over $10 k per month) becomes the equal of Warren Buffett’s income and needs to be penalized for the family’s success.
Hello? Here’s what I would have done, had I owned the world:
I would have made the Republicans and the Democrats in the House and Senate sit in the House Chamber (the Senate isn’t big enough) and I would have had House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put before the joint session one idea to create jobs after another.
Whenever a left wing plan fails, as have all of Obama’s tax and spend plans, the only possible reason liberals can imagine is that the plan wasn’t big enough and didn’t spend enough. It’s never that the logic was faulty or that their plan would hurt rather than help the economy. So everyone get ready. Get ready for more of the same. Barack Obama has proposed another “jobs” plan, and on Monday he announced $1.5 trillion in new taxes. He wants to create jobs by further taxing the job creators
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says the congressional committee charged with recommending large deficit cuts should lay the groundwork for tax changes that would enhance economic growth.
NEW YORK (AP) – It sounded improbable on the surface that a New York City congressional district where Democrats have a 3-1 registration edge and have held office for nearly a century could even come close to electing a Republican to the U.S. House. But voter frustration over the sour economy and President Barack Obama’s policies made the improbable a reality, as a Republican political novice, Bob Turner, scored an upset victory in a special election Tuesday.