Day: January 16, 2015

Minimum Wage Workers Not in Poverty According to Feds

What of them that there are… (Human Events) At the federal level alone, full-time minimum wage workers with any number of children are eligible for both the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—$496 in 2014—and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which combined with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 equals or exceeds the poverty level for all …

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Kevin Kervick sticks around to help us bat clean up as we take care of the leftovers and tie up the loose ends.  We announce the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot of the week, explore nanny-state nonsense, the proper role of government, useless universities, and conservative action against institutions that oppose our worldview.   Listen to the …

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I thought the whole of idea of “being inside” was not having to dress like “being outside”?

Once again at TreeHugger is the notion that all advances in our standard of living should be sacrificed at the Altar of GAIA.  What’s so bad about wearing a few layers of outdoor clothes on as you sit on your favorite indoor couch to save a few ergs of energy: Super-insulated clothing could let you …

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Data Point: Federal Regulations costs $1.882 Trillion

“OMB’s annual review increasingly encompasses an even smaller fraction of intervention than realized. Regulation today is a hidden tax equivalent to at least half the amount of the fiscal budget itself… our current regulatory oversight procedures, which omit independent agency rules and important interventions like guidance documents and the number of them, are inadequate.” (H/T: Hot …

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Stupidity Personified: I’m not sure that a can of Spam will hurt as much as a bullet

This is about the stupidest idea I have heard in the area of self defense (ok, just period) especially in the case of an armed bad guy attacking a school (or any other soft target).  Serious – slowly throwing canned grocery items by middle schoolers at someone firing 9mm, .45, or .223 back at them?  What …

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Laptopless “Dancing”

It has been an interesting week.  The power jack on my laptop coughed up its connecter pin last Thursday.  A bit of ingenuity and some copper tape later and I kept it powered up though GrokTALK! last Saturday and long enough to get the show edited, segmented, and the full podcast published.  But that fix …

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