Larwyn’s Linx: GOP “Doomsday” plan for fiscal cliff spells doom…for GOP

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Nation

GOP “Doomsday” plan for fiscal cliff spells doom for the GOP: WyBlog
Night of the Dull Knives: Camp o’ the Saints
Shocking: House Republicans Cave on Taxes, Entitlements: Foundry

Mark Levin goes Nuclear on John Boehner: Scoop
Future Generations: Williams
Boehner tax increase sparks conservative backlash: Times

Master of the plausible lie: Sowell
Christmas for Obama Bundlers: Malkin
Ryan: We’re Further From Agreement Than When We Started: Ace

Economy

Let’s Be Honest, Call Modern Democrat Party The Socialist Party: CFP
Taxes hikes are a distraction. It is all about spending.: FW
Obama Is A Man Who Has Never …: Boortz

SoCal Port Strike Costs $ 1B a Day; Clerks Reject $ 190K Offer: RS
Doing just fine! Obama says ‘economy is poised to take off’: Twitchy
The Left’s Flip-Flop on the Bush Tax Cuts: American

Scandal Central

With Purge, House GOP Leadership Reaches New Low: Cato
House GOP Leaders Purged Conservatives Using Secret List: Breitbart
Rep. Justin Amash slams GOP leadership: ‘They booted me for working to reduce debt’: Twitchy

Climate & Energy

How A Spanish Scam Artist Punk’d The Ukraine For $ 1.1 Billion: ZH
Oyster Farm Loses To Federal Bullies And Eco-Fanatics: IBD

Media

Meet the Press, Check the Facts: Cato
Gergen: Democrats would rather humiliate GOP than solve fiscal cliff: Hot Air
Michael Moore received $ 841,145 in incentives to film anti-corporate welfare documentary in Michigan: Exam

Barack Obama thinks cable news is the devil, long live cable news: NakedDC
Dumb Statement From Romney Advisor Stuart Stevens: Ace
Piers Morgan never saw it coming.: Gun Free Zone

Costas: Gee, Maybe My 20-Second Easy-Bake Gun Control Screed Wasn’t Appropriate: Ace
Americans oppose Obamacare by 10 point margin: WS
‘Reporter’ Kelly O’Donnell: Squee! Obama sat next to a GOP girl governor at meeting; secret message?: Twitchy

World

All Class: Obama Says Republicans, Not al Qaeda, Are Top National Security Threat: Beacon
CAIR Takes Out Full-Page Ad Calling For “Improved Relationship” With Republicans: WZ
“A protest by tens of thousands of Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent”: AP

Obama’s Bestest Pal In Cairo Flees His Pharaoic Palace As Demonstrators Battle Police: Ace
The Russian Limbaugh: Cube
Did You Hear Gen. Boykin’s Warnings about Obama’s Brand of Marxism?: NoisyRm

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

Google Deserves Our Gratitude; FTC Deserves Our Condemnation: ObjStd
Irrelevancy Leads to Failure – Worry for Yahoo, Microsoft, HP, Sears, etc.: InnovExc
Windows 8 Flops: Twitchy

Cornucopia

Benghazi => ‘High On A Mountaintop’: RSM
PETA Crashes Biker Gathering… Not to be missed…: Steady Drip
Diplomacy In the Age of Nuclear Wintour: MOTUS

Image: Chicago Teachers Union VP Busted Participating in Midwest Marxism Conference
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QOTD: “This isn’t rocket science. Everyone knows that when you take money out of the economy, it destroys jobs, and everyone knows that when you give politicians more money, they spend it. This is why Republicans must oppose tax increases and insist on real spending reductions that shrink the size of government and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.” –Jim DeMint

Doug Ross @ Journal

Business: Cliff Would Cause “Crisis,” so Wait and Fix Next Year

Warning of a “crisis” from draconian spending cuts and tax increases that could “bring the economy to its knees,” officials representing the nation’s leading business organizations and companies today called on Congress to keep tax rates and spending at their current levels and address sweeping entitlement and tax reform next year.

In an open letter to the Senate and House, officials of the broad-based Tax Relief Coalition demanded a reprieve from the “cliff” and suggested U.S. businesses could not otherwise easily deal with the results.

TRC members are extremely concerned about the impending “fiscal cliff” that would impose about $ 600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases on the economy in 2013. TRC strongly urges Congress and the Administration to move quickly to avoid this crisis by extending current fiscal policy including the expiring and expired tax provisions and making critically necessary reforms to our tax and entitlement systems their highest priority in the next Congress.

If Congress and the Administration fail to come to agreement in the next few weeks, the combined effect of indiscriminate spending cuts and tax increases would result in a fiscal policy reduction of more than 4 percent of GDP. The timing of the “fiscal cliff” is of particular concern to TRC members who, like other Americans, are continuing to confront daunting economic challenges as the economy continues to struggle.

The Tax Relief Coalition includes banner business organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, and the National Federation of Independent Business – the nation’s leading small business group – as wells as more than 1,000 other business associations, companies and advocacy groups.

In its own sharply worded letter to Congress, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors – which alone represents 40,000 businesses – said President Obama’s recent proposal to Congress had shown that he has “completely abdicated his responsibility” to address the fiscal crisis and that his plan to raise tax rates for the highest earners amounted to “punishing wealth and success” and would harm the economy:

The President’s proposal would impose $ 4.00 in permanent-and-certain tax increases for less than $ 1.00 in potential-but-not-certain spending cuts. Speaker Boehner is quoted as being “flabbergasted” by the proposal, which he called “not serious.” Senate Republican Leader McConnell is reported to have laughed at the proposal. We concur with those responses.

The letters suggests that, other than currying favor with some corporate chieftains whose political sympathies may lean Democratic, Obama is not succeeding in attracting business leaders to his point of view.




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Larwyn’s Linx: Cliff Dwellers

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Nation

Cliff Dwellers: Feldman
When did government ever regulate us into efficiency?: Patterico
Massive Anti-Obama Rally Planned for Inauguration Day: MMN

To Hell With It, Let’s Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff: RWN
Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Prior Presidents: CNS
Obama Goes Powergolfing with Bill Clinton: Dossier

Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability: Barone
Rahm Emanuel Slams Netanyahu: GWP
Coast Guard member killed in confrontation with smugglers: KABC

Economy

The Imperial Presidency: Implications for Job Growth: Cantor
End Runs Could Tame Obama: AT
How to Survive in Washington, D.C. on $ 3,835,616 Dollars a Day: WyBlog

Why Warren Buffett is in Favor Of High Tax Rates: P&F
Paying Mitt Romney’s Taxes and Other Liberal Illogic: WyBlog
Hippienomics: CDN

Scandal Central

Sustainable Development: Agenda 21 explained: Scoop
The Red Line Iran Already Crossed: Iran Murdering U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistran: Mauro
Judge Jeanine Pirro Tackles the Latest BenghaziGate news: Nice Deb

Climate & Energy

The Plans for the Second Term Are Beginning to Leak Out: Elephant

Media

Bob Costas And Jason Whitlock Trash The 2nd Amendment: HayRide
Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED, media silence ensues: Tatler
Grover Norquist wants fiscal cliff talks on TV: RedAlert

Bob Costas, NBC Exploit Tragedy to Attack Americans’ Constitutional Right of Self-Defense: Tatler
NBC Sports hits a new low: ProWis
President Obama honors Rosa Parks anniversary with picture of… himself: Twitchy

Policing the Schutzstaffel: NoisyRm
The Good Wife: Conservative Version: DTG
Michelle Obama’s Speech on Changing America’s History and Traditions: Saving Common Sense (2010)

World

Obama Administration Silent After Egyptian Constitution Restores Slavery: Events
For Sale on Saudi Facebook: Abdul, the Castrated Black Aftrican Slave: GWP
Hillary Clinton Accuses Israel of Lacking Generosity and Empathy with “Oppressed” Palestinians: GWP

Surprise: Obama punts the ‘Palestinians’: Matzav
Smart Power: Egypt Hurriedly Passes Islamist Style Constitution: Cove
Thousands attend anti-Nazi rally in Hungary to protest lawmaker’s call for screening of Jews: Fox

Internet meeting spurs controversy: PC World
IMF Confirms: China Heavily Overinvesting: Mead
Ethnic cleansing in the Middle East: Matzav

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December: WebProNews
Paint it black—How Syria methodically erased itself from ‘Net: Ars Technica
Is Facebook Becoming Irrelevant?: SocMedToday

Cornucopia

My 30 Favorite Tweets From November: Hawkins
The Ultimate Sniper Rifle – No Skill Required: CMR
So I Just Got Off The Phone With Dan Riehl: Glob

Image: Thousands Attend Anti-Nazi Rally in Hungary After Lawmaker’s Chilling Anti-Semitic Remarks
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Dan Riehl

QOTD: “So what lessons should Republicans learn from the 2012 election? I don’t think anyone other than me has thought to ask this question, as Republicans tend not to be very analytical. But I think the answer is pretty obvious when you look at the failure of their presidential candidate this year and the one in 2008: Republicans need to stop nominating right-wing extremists like John McCain and Mitt Romney.

Obviously, the two most recent Republican presidential candidates were far too extreme to the right to be elected by the American public. They were constantly seen in the company of numerous Republicans and conservatives (one was even seen hanging around Sarah Palin) and often praised them instead of denouncing them. Also, they reveled in the racism of the Republican Party (especially in their racist stance on taxes) and sometimes said positive things about Republicans’ stances on social issues. And worst of all, they were actually opposed to the election and reelection of the first black president and occasionally even criticized him.

So it’s no wonder that so much of the country was absolutely repulsed by these people. By reading any news source like the New York Times, you could see how terrified the average person was of having those extremists elected. If the Republican Party doesn’t want to continue being hated, it needs to finally give up on its right-wing radicalism exemplified by McCain and Romney and plan to have in 2016 a perfect candidate who will not be so offensive to Democrats.” –Frank J. Fleming



Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: White House Increasingly Comfortable With Cliff Dive

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Nation

Report: White House Increasingly Comfortable With Cliff Dive: Breitbart
6 Fixes to America’s Fiscal Crisis: Foundry
Land of the Free? Think Again: CDN

Gen-X Taxpayers, Forced to Sit at the Kids’ Table: RCP
Will Obama Stop Kicking the Can on Entitlements?: Foundry
Obama to GOP: My $ 1.6T Tax Proposal Isn’t “Complicated”: Pavlich

Kindly Note the Impending Bankruptcy: Steyn
Obama Leaves Homeland Unprotected: AmSpec
Liberty University Set to Challenge ObamaCare in Court: AIM

Economy

Here We Go, The Left Now Calling 401k Plans ‘Subsidies’: LoneCon
A Fair Share of Taxes?: RS
Stimulus Funds African Genital Washing Study: JW

Bailout for Nationalized Student Loans on the Way: MB
Here Come the Looters for Your Retirement Account: MB
Farage On What The Nobel Peace Prize Means To The EU: ZH

Does HHS Have Authority to Tax Health Premiums in Exchanges?: Cato
SoCal strike: shippers leave, retailers beg Obama for help: Malkin
Generation X is Being Screwed by Obama: Glob

Scandal Central

Malkin: Time to IMPEACH Obama and Hillary for Treason, Dereliction of Duty, Cover Up Lies: RR
Rep. Adam Smith: Benghazi will be the Biggest Cover-up in History: Fox
Billions Wasted On Faulty Obamacare Digital Health Record Experiment: JW

All the President’s Enemies Lists: Driscoll
Fast & Furious Guns Found in New Mexico: Breitbart
ATF Officials Involved with Fast and Furious Fired or Demoted?: Nice Deb

Climate & Energy

An open letter to the U.N from climate skeptics: Watts
It isn’t surprising that the modern envirowacko movement was launched by a huge lie: CEI
Californians Seeing Big Utility Rate Hikes Thanks To Renewable Energy Mandate: SAB

Media

The Democrat Party: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and Socialism: AllAm
World’s Youngest Blogger: I May Have To Get Medieval On Boehner: RSM
Boehlert’s Nemesis @BethanyBowra Now Takes Sandra Fluke to the Woodshed: RSM

Young, Hispanic conservatives write manual for the GOP: RedAlert
White House Data Debunk Myth Bush Cuts Built Deficit: IBD
Judge won’t order removal of anti-Islam YouTube video at center of Benghazi debate: DC

World

Canada: We Will Not Let The Jewish People & State Of Israel Stand Alone: WZ
Bin Laden Computer Had Tons of Gay Porn, Wikileak Documents : Jawa
Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe: Gatestone

Abbas’ jihadist UN bid: Hayom
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on U.N. Move to Recognize Palestine as an Observer State: NoisyRm
The Professional Complainers of Islam: GoV

Obama and Mexico’s Socialist President-Elect Forge Amnesty Pact: Shark
NHS “death pathway” isn’t just for old people: Pundette
Gun-Running Out of Libya: WinterSoldier

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

Romanian hackers busted with half a MILLION credit cards from Australia!: Sophos
See the New ‘Intelligent’ Rifle That Claims to Give You a Perfect Shot Every Time: Blaze
Find a Workout Buddy Stronger Than You to Keep Yourself in Shape: LifeHacker

Cornucopia

What a Conservative Candidate Would See: Hideout
Picture of missing aspiring lingerie model from Colorado appears on Vegas escort ad: Fox
An American History Lesson for Europe: Sargent

Image: Report: White House Increasingly Comfortable With Cliff Dive
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by:

QOTD: “As for the rights of the Jewish people in this land, I have a simple message for those gathered in the General Assembly today. No decision by the U.N. can break the 4,000 year-old bond between the people of Israel, and the land of Israel.” –Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu



Doug Ross @ Journal