1.) Two SNAPs down — The problem with Utopia is getting somebody to pay for it. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:
“Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has set his sights on a federal government program that he says has quadrupled its cost during the last decade. This year the federal government is projected to spend $80 billion on food stamps. Sessions says the program’s cost has doubled in the last three years and is set to increase another 14 percent this year. Sessions told The Daily Caller that no large government program’s cost has expanded as quickly as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamp program, which is dwarfing the budgets for other federal responsibilities… Sessions’ food stamp proposal is part of his overall desire to rout out waste. Last week he proposed a new rule in response to the president’s ‘Buffett Rule’ that would raise taxes on wealthy Americans. Sessions’ ‘Solyndra Rule’ would prevent the federal government from spending more money until it ends current waste, fraud and abuse — for which the solar company Solyndra has become the poster company. ‘A good government should not ask people for more tax money until they can assure them that they’re operating on a sound basis,’ he told TheDC.”
So now, “Not spending money we don’t have” will become “Hating the poor.” Oh well.
2.) CAIR goes to Wall Street — Occupy Wall Street obviously doesn’t have enough of a public-relations problem and is taking steps to remedy that, as TheDC’s Neil Munro reports:
“The Occupy Wall Street organizers have invited support from Muslim groups, and on Friday, their camp in New York City’s Zuccotti Park played host to an Islamist group with ties to Islamist anti-Semites, radicals and terrorists. The Islamic group held a small prayer service that featured roughly 30 men and 30 women. As required by Islamist rules, the women sat in the back and wore head coverings, as the prayer leader cried out ‘Allahu Akbar,’ or ‘Allah is the Most Powerful of All.’ The group from the Council on American-Islamic Relations – New York was introduced by an Imam, Aiyub Abdul Baki of the Islamic Leadership Council, and by Linda Sarsour, a leader of the Arab-American Association of New York. CAIR-NY is an affiliate of the D.C.-based Islamist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Several of CAIR’s employees and former employees have been jailed and deported for terror-related offenses, and it has been criticized even by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin for ties to Islamist terrorists… CAIR’s arrival will stoke fears of anti-Semitic views among the disparate protesters. Last week, the Anti-Defamation League complained about a few anti-Semitic comments and protesters at the Wall Street protests.”
Supporting terrorism, hating the Jews… sounds like they’re right at home in Zuccotti Park.
3.) Time for Marxism — All of your money belongs to the government, and they’re nice enough to allow you to keep some of it to do with as you see fit. Isn’t that right, Fareed Zakaria? TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:
“Time magazine columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s ‘9-9-9’ tax reform plan is ‘sloppy and, in parts, bizarre.’ So he offered his own version of a tax reform plan in his weekly column in Time. In it, Zakaria argues that Americans should give the federal government half of what they inherit. ‘I would enact a 50 percent inheritance tax, because nothing is more un-American than an inherited elite that perpetuates itself,’ Zakaria wrote for the magazine.”
And nothing is more American than confiscatory taxation in service of social engineering. Note to Fareed Zakaria: It’s none of your business how much money somebody else leaves to their heirs. Hope that helps.
4.) Joe Biden sure does like talking about rape — Remember when Sheriff Joe said if you don’t support Obama’s phony-baloney “American Jobs Act,” that means you want women to get raped or something? TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports:
“Biden didn’t back away from his words on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ According to the vice president, it’s an issue of simple math. ‘Here’s what my point is — it is a fact, ever since I wrote the crime bill 20 years ago, we’ve put to rest the notion that if you have more cops, there’s less crime,’ Biden said. ‘When you drastically cut the number of police in cities, which is happening all across America, crime goes up. That is a fact. Now, they either are going to figure out how to help those cities the way we want to help them, or some other way. But if they don’t get help, crime is going to continue go up. It’s that simple. It’s not an ideological point — it’s not a political point, it’s just a physical reality.’ Many news outlets have called Biden’s numbers erroneous. Yet he explained why getting the numbers wrong didn’t diminish the importance of getting more funding for law enforcement.”
Numbers? Who cares about numbers when you’re preventing rapes with even more government spending? Everybody knows that the more money the government spends, the fewer rapes you have. That’s just simple math.
5.) Buh-bye, Muammar — Now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, we don’t have to keep worrying about how to spell his name. But who killed him? Ynet reports:
“A Libyan rebel confessed on camera Sunday to killing Muammar Gaddafi. The provisional government in Libya is claiming Gaddafi was killed in a shootout in the city of Sirte, where the ousted leader had been hiding… The rebel, who identified himself as Senad el Sadık el Ureybi, said: ‘We grabbed him, I hit him in the face. Some fighters wanted to take him away and that’s when I shot him twice, in the head and in the chest.’ He noted that Gaddafi didn’t die instantaneously, and that it took half an hour. He said he didn’t like the idea of Gaddadi being caught alive.”
Remember: It’s good that a ruthless dictator has been killed, because the guy in the White House isn’t a Republican.
6.) Today’s words of wisdom from Alec Baldwin’s Truther, er, Twitter feed — “Unconscionable income disparity is an issue. But where do you draw that line? Where do you draw it tomorrow? Twenty years from now?”