6 random things for Friday (San Diego job losses, how Egypt has changed, Obamacare repeal?)

News Story of the Day: according to Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Republicans are paying for tax cuts with American lives. Huh? So giving the taxpayers back their money is killing people. This just further shows how anyone can become a senator…or president.

Here is what she said on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, which pleased MSNBC very much:

“Senate Republicans had to make a choice — how to pay for all those juicy tax cuts for their rich buddies. I’ll tell you how … blood money. … For Senate Republicans, it wasn’t enough that the House bill was going to toss grandparents out of nursing homes, or slash funding for people with disabilities or pull the plug on healthcare for babies born to soon. … These cuts are blood money. People will die. Senate Republicans are paying for tax cuts for the wealthy with American lives.”

The ultimate objective of any government is to slash taxes. Anytime the state gives the people back more of their money then it should be celebrated. And, yes, even the rich, who pay most of the nation’s taxes already.

Fauxcahontas is out of her depth once again.

Chart of the Day: the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released this new chart that shows the minimum wage hikes in San Diego are causing job losses. Here is the chart:

Quote of the Day: greed. What is your perception of greed? You likely have Gordon Gekko’s monologue in your mind when you hear the word. But is greed really bad? Not quite, says legendary free market economist Murray Rothbard:

“It’s true: greed has had a very bad press. I frankly don’t see anything wrong with greed. I think that the people who are always attacking greed would be more consistent with their position if they refused their next salary increase. I don’t see even the most Left-Wing scholar in this country scornfully burning his salary check. In other words, “greed” simply means that you are trying to relieve the nature given scarcity that man was born with. Greed will continue until the Garden of Eden arrives, when everything is superabundant, and we don’t have to worry about economics at all. We haven’t of course reached that point yet; we haven’t reached the point where everybody is burning his salary increases, or salary checks in general.”

Illustration of the Day: it isn’t pot that ruins your life, it’s the state that does. What you do with your own body is entirely up to you, but when the state intervenes and tries to impose its morality on your life then you are destined to suffer from it. Here is an illustration that points that out:

Tweet of the Day: how times have changed indeed.

Video of the Day: The Republican healthcare bill is a repeal of Obamacare? Hardly. Even the Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber, doesn’t entirely view it as a repeal. The only difference between Obamacare and Trumpcare is that the individual mandate is gone. Here is Gruber noting this:

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  1. Rabelrouser says:

    Just keep Prepping, Just Keep Prepping…………..

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