“Mensen hebben waarschijnlijk beperkt trek in belast-en-geef-uit transferstrategieën, want ze zien dat hun inkomens niet zijn gestegen, dat hun lonen nauwelijks omhoog zijn gegaan. Het is dan logisch dat mensen denken dat (de opbrengsten van) nieuwe belastingen eerder anderen ten goede zullen komen, dat ze er niet op vertrouwen dat het geld goed wordt besteed, […]
One wonders why certain people get dragged from underneath their rock and elevated into important positions, where they can actually do a lot of damage. From her bile in The Wall Street Journal about Obama’s trip to Moscow, it is clear that former State Department official Liz Cheney understands nothing – exactly zilch – of […]
Republicans are astonished and, in some cases, sickened by the ‘lurch to the left’ that America made by voting for Barack Obama. To them, I say: don’t be silly.
John Nichols of thenation.com is getting a bit infatuated with Barack Obama. That’s fine, a lot of journalists are being sucked in. John McCain should stop bitching about it – he was yesterday’s sweetheart for a long time, but that’s what he is. Yesterday’s news, just like Hillary Clinton was. So it was refreshing to […]
Last week saw yet another victim of the war on two fronts that is coverage of political campaigning on one hand, and fighting off the competition on the other hand. The editor of Politico.com, a new political news website that shot to prominence, admitted that he allowed an article put up on the site which […]
Hillary Clinton is going to lose the nomination battle. If not the delegates, then most certainly the Democratic ‘hearts and minds’. Should she win the battle, it will be because what Obama did and got was too little, too late. But once the Democratic convention comes rolling along in 6 months, most Dems won’t want […]
Memo to pundits, political junkies and reporters: with less than three weeks to go to the Iowa caucuses, expect the Clinton campaign to start downtalking the importance of Iowa while beefing up New Hampshire. The reasoning: the Clintons were never that strong in Iowa, but New Hampshire has always been the ‘litmus state’ for any […]