Michelle Obama’s Mirror’s Blog reports,
By all accounts this was the best Eggroll ever. Unprecedented, actually. For one reason, this is the first year we sent the kiddies home with wooden eggs in place of candy filled plastic eggs from China.
The White House couldn’t give the kids candy, so trees had to die. Mexican trees, that is.
Foreign Ownership of U.S. Debt Continues to Grow. Take a look at the graph (click for larger):
The message for the GOP establishment is clear — be careful what you wish for. For too long, it turned up its nose at the grassroots activism of social conservatives and said they should focus on fiscal issues that unite the party. Now, the grassroots activism of fiscal conservatives is driving the debate in races across the country. This popular movement for limited government and fiscal responsibility might well sweep the Democrats out of power in November — but it might also sweep some establishment Republicans out with them.
And if you weren’t depressed enough already, How America might get a VAT of its own. Why – in addition to having yet more taxes to separate you from your hard-earned money – is this depressing? Because, as a friend and I were discussing yesterday,
wait until the folks at the IRS get their hands on the regulations for the application of the new tax
Irwin Seltzer explains the world of Small Bras and the Value-Added Tax
Taxing consumption sounds easy. Wait until government starts to carve out the political exceptions.
Jordanian King (Son of Black September) Abdullah Piles on Israel, while Phyllis checks out what Biden had to say.