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While Finally Promising To Pass A Budget, Democrats Aim Tax Hikes At Energy Industry

While Finally Promising To Pass A Budget, Democrats Aim Tax Hikes At Energy Industry

Senate Democrats, who apparently think budgeting is like inaugurating presidents in that it’s only to happen every four years, have finally said they’ll pass a budget in 2013 after four years of not budgeting at all. Which the sort of had to do since Republicans are making Senate budgeting a prerequisite of a debt ceiling

ND Democrats Use Martin Luther King Day To Rail Against Tax Relief

And this is why Democrats are on the political fringe in North Dakota (click for a larger view): It’s always class war, all the time with these people. We can’t have a reasoned debate about the state’s tax code as it relates to the oil industry because BIG OIL IS EVIL AND STUFF, CLICK HERE

Video: Rapper Performing At Inauguration Party Kicked Off Stage For Criticizing Obama

The guy’s name is Lupe Fiasco, and per Allah he’s been pretty critical of Obama in the past calling him a “terrorist” for his supposed inaction in Gaza. During an interview with CBS in 2011, he called the president a terrorist. Lupe said, “My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama and

When You Tax Rich People You Get Fewer Of Them

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson is talking about making some drastic changes in his life thanks to both to federal tax hikes and tax increases in his home state of California: The 42-year-old golfer said he would talk in more detail about his plans – possibly moving away from California or even retiring from golf –

Obama's First Term, By The Numbers

Just a quick run-down of accomplishments from President Obama’s first term in office. First, national debt has increased more than $50,000 per household under Obama: (CNSNews.com) – During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under

Colleges Slashing Professor Hours Because Of Obamacare

What’s ironic is that I’m guessing most of the people now getting their hours slashed were big proponents of the Affordable Care Act: Many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours worked by adjunct professors, in order to avoid new requirements that they provide healthcare to anyone working over 30 hours per week.

Should North Dakota Name A Street After Martin Luther King?

The Fargo Forum has a story about failed efforts in the past to rename a street or bridge after civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. The proponents of doing so, while quick to suggest that North Dakotans aren’t necessarily racist, it proves that they don’t sufficiently “identify” with King. The whole thing seems a

Being Right Doesn't Always Win Elections

At the Grand Forks Herald, opinion editor Tom Dennis uses the occasion of President Obama’s second-term inauguration to argue that Republicans haven’t been winning a lot of elections of late because they aren’t sufficiently caring. After referencing one of Scott Hennen’s columns here on SAB, Dennis writes that the problem with Republicans is that we

Gun Show Sootings On Gun Appreciation Day?

Our friends on the left have been almost gleeful this Gun Appreciation Day aggregating shootings at gun shows which, they feel, proves that all this 2nd amendment stuff is a pile of dangerous horse puckey. According to them, five people were shot at gun shows. Which sounds bad. Gun fire breaking out a gun shows?

ND Legislature Week 2 Hall Of Shame: Senator Rich Wardner, Rep. Al Carlson

During the last legislative session we here at SAB awarded a weekly “RINO of the Week” award to a Republican legislator who strayed the furthest from what are supposed to be the principles of the party. I wanted to do that again this week, and we did name a RINO for the first week (Governor

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