Posts Tagged ‘socialism’

Jonah Goldberg: “Please, just don’t call it ‘socialism.’”

Friday, June 5th, 2009

NY Post:

Polling done by Rasmussen shows that while Republicans favor “capitalism” over “socialism” by 11 to 1, Democrats favor capitalism by a mere 39 percent to 30 percent. So, again: Is it really crazy to think that there is a constituency for some flavor of socialism in the Democratic Party? (more…)

Great Britain’s Top Effective Tax Rate is 61.5%: Club for Growth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

HT Club for Growth: “The Economist has the scoop.”

Unions want to kill 401(k)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Bloomberg:

March 16 (Bloomberg) — U.S. lawmakers should reform retirement plans after 401(k) and Individual Retirement Accounts lost more than $2 trillion in value since October 2007, a group of consumer and labor groups said.

The new consumer-labor group, “Retirement USA,” backed by the Pension Rights Center, the Service Employees International Union and the Economic Policy Institute, said the flagging economy has highlighted the inadequacies of 401(k) plans and increased the need for alternatives such as government-managed funds run with professional oversight.

Retirement account balances plummeted over the past year, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index declined 38 percent. The average 401(k) balance fell to $50,200 in 2008 from $69,200 the previous year, according to a January study by Fidelity Investments.

“We may not be able to help the people hurting right now, but we should set up something for the future that will make people more secure,” said Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. “It’s been shown clearly that individuals make a lot of mistakes.”

Protest socialism this weekend — as it turns out, next to property recently owned by Bob Regnier, Kansas City’s first bank bailout recipient

Friday, March 13th, 2009

A news release from Johnson County resident Clint Anderson:

Conservatives, Stand Up!

Protest Obama’s socialism this Saturday!!

Where:  95th & Mission  – McDonalds (NE corner, under construction)
What to do:  Cheer for freedom and protest liberal socialism!  Bring a handmade sign (suggestions below)!  Bring your kids!  Bring an American flag!
When:  9 – 10:30 AM (we conservatives have real-world responsibilities, so we can’t do this all day!)
Spirit:  Pro-America, respectful disagreement with the expansion of Obama’s socialiam and the “bailout economy”
Signs:  Use posterboard and large markers.  Need to be short & pithy.  Suggestions below:
*  No socialism!
*  Less government, More freedom
*  Less government, More Prosperity
*  No socialized healthcare!
*  Change that I’m afraid of!
*  Government IS the problem!
*  Honk for Freedom!
*  Socialism FAILS!
*  Honk if you love freedom!
*  No Porkulus!

Contact:  Clint Anderson, clintanderson@yahoo.com, 913-424-3564