The most Pyrrhic of victories (Part 2)

As we noted in The most Pyrrhic of victories, the Senate Democrats defeated a bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline last November, when some of them hoped that hey could save the seat of then-Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in her run-off election. Whether authorization would have enabled her to save her seat is doubtful, …

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Some good news on the Obamacare front!

We told you that nothing was free! I have to pay back my Obamacare subsidy Janice Riddle got a nasty surprise when she filled out her tax return this year.The Los Angeles resident had applied for Obamacare in late 2013, when she was unemployed. She qualified for a hefty subsidy of $470 a month, leaving …

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We told you so! Another business is closing due to minimum wage increases.

From Twitter: San Francisco libs reap what they sow: Beloved bookstore closes thanks to mandatory minimum wage increase ==> http://t.co/cDl4iqGTDN — Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 3, 2015   And the story: Borderlands Books in SF announces closure, cites minimum wage increase By Michael Barba When San Francisco voters approved a minimum wage increase in the …

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I is smarter than a Harvard professor!

Or maybe I’m just not as big a hypocrite! Your Editor has stated, on numerous occasions, that we can’t add 30 or 40 or 50 million people who couldn’t pay for insurance themselves to the insurance rolls without either increasing costs or decreasing services, or both.  All of those statements were on the old Common …

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We told you so! Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline is costing some people their lives.

We have previously noted that the oil industry’s response to government delays in permitting pipelines simply led to more oil being shipped by rail: Boom! North America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem By Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones, Reporting for InsideClimate News Regulators in the United States knew they had to act fast. A train hauling 2 …

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We told you so! Raising taxes has consequences that Democrats just don’t expect

The left are claiming that the Democrats took such a beating in the 2014 elections because evil white folks just despise our (half) black President. Well maybe, just maybe, there could be other reasons. From Forbes: 2014 Showed How Much Taxes Matter By Patrick Gleason | November 6, 2014 Remember when the New York Times, …

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We told you so! Obaminablecare adds to the deficit

Maybe the left find it stunning, but conservatives do not: Stunning New Report Finds Obamacare Adds $131 billion to Deficit Posted by Loren Long on Friday, October 24th, 2014, 4:08 PM In a report released this month, the Senate Budget Committee has found that the Affordable Care Act will add $131 billion to the federal deficit over …

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We told you so: The First Street Journal scooped CNBC by two years!

Our raconteur restaurateur said, a couple of days ago, “That my friend, is the exact definition of economics. Learn people, know economics.” From CNBC: Fed: US consumers have decided to ‘hoard money’ Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:19 PM ET One of the great mysteries of the post-financial crisis world is why the …

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