Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Here’s something illuminating about female millionaires.
Turns out, they prefer conservative men in and out of bed. Darren Shuster, the publicist for MillionaireMatch.com, the company that commissioned a survey, stressed in an email, “Especially in bed. Don’t kill the messenger.”
Hot off the presses from Silicon Valley, MillionaireMatch.com has released the results of a survey showing that show that rich ass females prefer their men on the “right” side of the political spectrum. According to site stats, 81.4 percent of female millionaires prefer a conservative man rather than someone liberal (this includes Republicans, Democrats and independents). A whopping 76.6 percent of Democrat female millionaires said they “would prefer to date a conservative man.”
Some comments from rich females to the site:
“I don’t want a liberal man, I want someone who believes in a traditional family.”
“I want to be with a man who is ambitious, liberal men simply aren’t as ambitious.”
“Conservative men plan for the future, they’re in it for the long run.”
“Liberal men are less masculine.”
“Politics doesn’t matter to me when we’re inside the bedroom.”
“I’m very liberal, but I’m open to other opinions.”
Two comments that could infuriate some women involved females who remarked on how conservative males take care of the female financially and how conservative males perform in bed.
One of the surveyed women explained why she believes conservative men are more appealing: “Simply put, conservative men are real men. They are the breadwinners, they wear the pants and they treat you like a lady.”
And of the women surveyed, 85 percent apparently agreed that conservative men are better in bed.
Said one woman, “Conservative men have so much masculine energy, they’re dominant.”
U.S. unemployment: A third view
The Congressional Budget Office's latest budget projections, released last week, estimated that 2.5 million people would leave the job market as a result of Obamacare. Immediately the two political sides engaged in verbal bickering, with Republicans saying the program would cause 2.5 million to lose their jobs, while Democrats claimed that 2.5 million people choosing leisure over work was a net increase in human welfare. Actually, both sides were wrong. It's worth examining why, and what the skewed incentives at modest earnings levels mean for our future.
The Democrats are right that the direct loss of jobs due to Obamacare is likely to be fairly limited. Although it imposes substantial costs on some employers, and makes the healthcare system overall less efficient, employers always have the option of restricting pay rises for employees whose healthcare costs have been increased, or of raising their healthcare premiums. There is a likely to be a certain squeezing of hours worked by part-timers, to keep them below the 30-hour week level, but direct job losses should be limited, according to the CBO. And of course, if the number of people with health insurance increases, and to the extent that the population covered by Medicare increases, there will be jobs created in the healthcare system to cover the newly insured people.
Nevertheless, the Republicans are correct that the 2.5 million people whose incentives are so changed by Obamacare that they will choose not to work are a problem not a side-benefit. If they do not work, the 2.5 million people will not contribute to the tax and benefits system, imposing greater costs on the rest of us. The 2.5 million themselves may value increased leisure time sufficiently to give up their income from work, they may receive enough in unemployment, social security and disability benefit that they are little worse off or (without being too cynical about it) they may feel they can earn nearly as much from working "off the books" on odd jobs, landscaping or some other activity for cash, thus avoiding costly interaction with the tax system.
But from society's point of view, we are much less well-off for the loss of the labor of those 2.5 million people. Their output would presumably have been worth more than their pay, so losing it is a blow to the economy. Further, if they had worked they would normally have contributed, possibly modest payments of income tax, certainly rather less modest payments of payroll tax. Without working, they will contribute nothing in direct tax to the general coffers, though they will still of course pay sales taxes on their purchases and property taxes if they own a home. What's more, as unemployed they will likely benefit from welfare, disability and other benefits. Thus the scales, which may be close to balanced from the individual points of view of the 2.5 million people themselves, are heavily unbalanced from the point of view of the U.S. economy as a whole and its tax base.
This is one of the reasons the U.S. budget is still so severely out of whack, with a projected deficit of $514 billion in the year to September 30. The labor force participation rate is now 63%, compared with 66.4% at its peak in December 2006. The unemployment rate at 6.6% is only 2.2 percentage points above its December 2006 level, so an additional 3.5 million more people are officially unemployed. However there are an additional 8.4 million people, over and above those 3.5 million, who would have been in the labor force if participation was at its December 2006 level, but who have dropped out of the labor force altogether. Some of those are early-retiring baby boomers, but by no means all of them; participation rates have also declined for young and prime-age workers.
It is thus not surprising that the United States is still running a $500 billion deficit, in spite of substantial tax increases since 2006, a reining back of military spending, and some moderation in the giant increases in domestic spending pushed through by the Democrat-controlled Congress in 2007-10. With 11.9 million fewer people than there should be paying for the costs of government, and not providing economic output, we should expect government to be further from being paid for than it was in 2006.
Failing Liberals Turn To Oppression To Hold On To Power
If you’re a conservative, you don't need to silence the opposition.
In fact, we conservatives want liberals to talk, to make buffoons of themselves, to prove their folly. We want liberals to expound upon their ridiculous ideas, to show the world exactly what they're about. Nancy Pelosi? Give that tiresome woman a microphone. Chatty liberals are the best advertisement for conservatism.
But liberals just can’t have conservatives speaking. We’ll tell the truth, and that’s why liberals need to shut us up.
Their traditional intimidation tactics are wearing out. Calling someone a “racist” used to be a devastating moral indictment. Liberals’ promiscuous employment of the word first turned it into a cliché and then into an ironic punchline.
I know, saying that out loud is racist. And sexist. And cisgender heteronormative, whatever the hell that means.
So now liberals have stepped up to formal governmental repression. Take the IRS scandal – or ex-scandal, in the eyes of the mainstream media. The Obama administration, at the urging of red state Democrat senators who are about to lose their seats because of their track records of failure, are doing everything they can to turn the taxman loose on the organizations that are pointing out their track records of failure.
Sure, the liberals come up with excuses, with justifications, with rationales for this prima facie oppression. But understand that the left was never against political repression. The left is only against being repressed itself.
It’s open season on everyone else. Don't dare bow down to god whose name isn’t spelled "G – O – V – E – R – N – M – E – N – T." Today’s heretic hunters work for Kathleen Sebelius, ready to burn you at the stake for expecting grown men and women to come up with the dough for their own contraceptives. No one expects the HHS Inquisition!
The Federal Communications Commission just floated a trial balloon about going out to radio and television stations to evaluate reporters on how they cover the news. There was a time when journalists' response to a government inquiry into how they did their job would be "Go to hell, you goose-stepping bureaucratic flunky."
Not anymore. Now, their response is slavish submission to their progressive governmental dominatrix. When supposedly independent, iconoclastic liberal journalists let themselves to be dominated by the feds, their safeword is “Hillary.”
Liberalism has to muzzle the truth because it operates on lies. It is built on lies, fueled by lies, and creates an empire of lies.
Look at the Obamacare scam. Liberals don't even blink at the fact that its foundational premise that if you liked your health care, you could keep it, was a lie. They’re not even offended by the lie. They’re offended that we point out that it was a lie.
Now the same people who got us into this mess are telling us we should go along and trust them to fix the same damn problem that they created in the first place. Liberals are the Lucys of American politics, holding the football and promising that this time it’ll be different. We need to stop being the Charlie Browns.
In the Senate, liberals toss traditions like the filibuster out the window for political expediency. The president creates his own laws or changes ones that are already in place on a whim. There are no norms, there are no standards. Everything is a short-term political gambit, and little things like the Constitution are just obstacles to progress.
How does all this end well? It doesn't. It can't. That is, unless the American people come to their senses and demand that the Constitution, as it is written, be respected. That change come through the political process, through persuasion rather than diktat.
But if that doesn't happen, what then? What becomes of our system? How do we act when we take power again? Should we also ignore those same principles that we seek to reaffirm in order to reaffirm them?
Does the next Republican president simply announce that he's repealing Obamacare by executive order? Does he simply refuse to implement other laws we dislike? Does he refuse to collect foolish taxes? Does he use his prosecutorial discretion to decide to refuse to prosecute his allies? Is that what we want?
No, it is not what we want, but it may be what we get. We are not ones for unilateral disarmament. Our constitutional system is not a suicide pact, as many have observed. The liberals aren't going to like it when we apply the same ruthlessness to them.
If the rules of the game are now that there are no rules, then the only political currency is raw power. But we know what happens when there are no rules, where pure power is the sole measure of right and wrong. I served in countries like that. They are full of mass graves
The American system’s strength is not that everyone always wins. It is that the system cultivates our ability to lose gracefully, to understand that you were heard, that you had your say, that there was a process, and that you lost fair and square. It sustains itself by reinforcing its own legitimacy.
But if your losses aren’t fair, if you haven't been heard, if the rules have been bent or broken or ignored, that crucial legitimacy is gone. And then there are no rules to respect.
What keeps this grand experiment in freedom going is that we honored, at least until now, our Constitution’s boundaries. Sure, we pushed at the edges, nudged the envelope, sometimes fudged the line, but what is happening now is different. What's happening now is that the line is being erased.
Awesome: Left-Wing UAW Rejected in Chattanooga: "Big Labor has just suffered a blow in the South. Thanks in large part to efforts by Americans for Tax Reform to expose the left-wing United Auto Workers, employees at Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Volkswagen assembly plant have rejected the labor union’s representation in a vote of 712-626. ATR’s Executive Director Matt Patterson released the following statement in response to the victory: "The workers at Volkswagen looked at the history of this union and made the best decision for themselves, their jobs and their community. In spite of the UAW's multi-million dollar propaganda machine, and with company and government officials at Obama's NLRB aiding the union in every possible way, workers learned the facts and were able to make an informed decision."
CA: Court strikes law restricting concealed weapons: "California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, striking down the core of the state's permit system for handguns. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said San Diego County violates the Constitution's Second Amendment by requiring residents to show 'good cause' (and not merely the desire to protect themselves) to obtain a concealed-weapons permit."
"Chocolate city" mayor convicted of graft in Katrina recovery: "A federal jury on Wednesday found former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin guilty of accepting bribes and trading on the public trust during the critical years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. A jury of six men and six women convicted Nagin on 20 of 21 counts, including bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion. It acquitted him on one bribery count. Sentencing will come at a later date but Nagin, 57, faces at least 20 years in jail."
VA: A Federal judge defies voters again: "A federal judge declared late Thursday night that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, confirmed Michael Kelly, Director of Communications, for Attorney General Mark Herring. ... A lawsuit challenging the commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage went before U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen on February 4, in Norfolk. The case of Bostic vs. Rainey argued that the Virginia Marriage Amendment, passed in 2006 by 57 percent of voters, is unconstitutional."
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