As the last election cycle of the Obama Presidency draws closer, and the President struggles to cram through his agenda before the lame duck period sets in, it is clear that the President will do whatever it takes to get a mandate from the American people for an “income inequality” agenda. During the State of the Union on January 28th, the President demanded Congressional acquiescence to his plan for rank redistribution of wealth and central economic planning, saying “After four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better… But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled.” And his Democratic allies in Congress and in the statehouses are following suit. Many are supporting hikes in the minimum wage that are sure to kill almost as many jobs as Obamacare, while others push tax hikes on “the rich.” The sad tale of woe they paint gives Charles Dickens a run for his money. You’d be forgiven for thinking the middle class still lives in tenements and waits on the boss to bring us dinner, so Tiny Tim doesn’t starve.
That’s why the new joint study at Harvard and UCLA Berkeley about social mobility couldn’t be more timely. The economists in charge of the study examined 40 million tax returns filed between 1971 and 1993 in order to see what the chances are of an American child born in the bottom 20% to move all the way up to the top 20%. A child born in 1971 had an 8.4% chance of going rags to riches all the way – whereas a child born in 1986, presumably the next generation, had a 9% chance. In other words, the glass ceiling that Obama and the Democrats want you to believe in – is not so solid after all.
Valentine's is a holiday that focuses on love and romance. If a woman is lucky (or blessed) enough to have a date on Valentine's Day, most women would want a romantic dinner, roses, chocolates, or simply to spend time with her significant other. However, according to one "Women's" group, women don't want or need any of those things. On Valentine's women need - abortion.
Yes, I said abortion.
Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, posted this vine on Twitter with the hashtag and message #WhatWomenNeed on Valentine's Day:
Normally, I write about the conservative viewpoint on women’s issues as well as today’s culture wars. But, just for today, I need to write about Quail Eggs. That’s right. Quail Eggs. Please read further for my explanation.
The White House is hosting French President Francois Hollande for a luxurious State Dinner. Reuters via Yahoo News reports that our “distinguished” President, who constantly berates the rich for their selfishness, will enjoy the following menu and setting for tonight’s dinner:
This morning I woke to news that saddened me greatly. An American Icon, Shirley Temple, had passed away. Please indulge me a little as I explain why this news has left me with a literal heartache.
Shirley Temple was “America’s Little Darling”. During the Great Depression, she was the top box office draw and for good reason. In a time when people were desperate for a little hope, her movies always brought a smile. Often playing the role of an orphan, either looking for a parent or wanting to be adopted, she would fill the screen with an optimism that was infectious. From her dimples when she smiled to her singing and dancing to her 56 blonde ringlet curls, little Shirley made you feel there was hope for tomorrow.
At just 7 years old, she was the most recognized face around the world. However, what most people tend to forget is that Shirley actually made several movies as a teenager and young adult. We remember her as a little girl and often overlook her movies like The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (a personal favorite) with Myrna Loy and Cary Grant. Although she only made a few movies as a young lady, we shouldn’t forget them.