Morning Briefing for September 20, 2011

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For September 20, 2011

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1. TAKE ACTION: America’s Job Creators Are About To Be Sucker Punched & You Have Until Wednesday To Comment

You need to act before Wednesday. At a time when the Obama Administration is clamoring to save or create jobs, his Department of Labor is about to sucker punch America’s job creators with an unprecedented regulatory overreach—all to curry more favor with union bosses.On Wednesday, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor proposal that the majority of America knows nothing about and even fewer understand.If enacted as drafted, the union cronies within the Department of Labor will require every private-sector employer and service provider (whether or not they ever talk directly to employees) to file financial statements with the Obama Labor Department if the service provider’s services indirectly affect employees’ choice to unionize or not.Unless you act by commenting here, this rule change will likely take affect. Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Let’s Party Like It’s 1917

The DNC’s logo for the 2012 convention struck me, when it first came out, as “Soviet chic”, a trendy style that’s been making its way around leftist protests from Wisconsin to Washington.With Barack Obama’s class warfare speech yesterday, it seems the President’s 2012 campaign theme will be to party like its 1917. In a speech right out of a European socialist’s playbook, Barack Obama kept referring to basic fairness when demanding job creators pay more in taxes. Consider Obama’s online mouthpiece, Think Progress, rushing to his defense by, in essense, saying Obama’s plan isn’t class warfare because it does not go as far as the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1929.You actually should read the Think Progress post because actually what the writer claims is “strikingly different from a modern progressive agenda” is actually pretty darn similar, including an income tax to confiscate capital income — something Obama’s Buffett tax seems to do.In any event, what Barack Obama nor any other leftist can answer is one simple question — when the top 1% generate 20% of the income and pay 40% of the taxes in this country, what exactly is their fair share?But now it gets even worse. Yesterday I told you Obama wants to use General Motors as a distraction from Solyndra. Today it appears he is using Warren Buffett to distract us from raiding banks to line General Motors’ pockets, or at least the government’s because of the GM bailout.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Republicans Should Stop Reauthorizing Stuff they Denounced

There is an old adage that defines insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” What’s worse than insanity is hypocritical insanity, which may be defined as doing the same thing that your opponent did over and over again, while expecting different results. Unfortunately, that is an apt description of the House GOP leadership of late.During the 2010 elections, Republicans railed against profligate spending, Obamacare, and growing dependency from things like the Stimulus. Now, they are extending and reauthorizing many of those offensive policies. Last April, they continued the entire Democrat 2010 budget with a CR for FY2011 that cut outlays by a miniscule $352 million. This week, they plan to pass a continuing resolution for FY2012 that will authorize more discretionary spending than their own “Ryan budget” by $24 billion. This will pave the road for passage of an omnibus mega-bill in November – the very sort of reckless budgeting that they lampooned throughout the Pelosi years.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Gallup: Romney gaining from Bachmann?

The new Gallup poll of the Republican contenders is out, this time with USA TODAY branding. Just looking at the frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in isolation, it looks like Romney is gaining. What I find interesting though is where that support appears to be coming from.Romney’s support may be coming from Michele Bachmann.Please click here for the rest of the post.