Life's Better Ideas

Occasional links to, and comments on, ideas that I think will make this a better world, and remarks about things that need fixing, too.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Saturday, June 30, 2012

word games

The White House is already playing word games. SCOTUS called it a tax, and now Jay Carney, carney barker extraordinaire, is trying to call it something else.

Here's a comment by mustang: "The federal income tax isn’t a tax because it only penalizes those who voluntarily choose to earn above $12,000. In other news, 0bama explains spending for tax cuts."

Friday, June 29, 2012

Free Speech vs FEC

A group in Wyoming called Free Speech is suing the FEC over, what else, free speech.

Obamacare still unconstitutional?

One of the commenters over at volokh thinks that because the mandate is still unconstitutional, the penalty/tax/whatever can't apply. Can the government tax something that is unconstitutional?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweepstakes, Rube!

You've probably heard of those $3 Obama sweepstakes entries - donate $3 (or nothing) and get a free meal with the President. Well, it's a sweepstakes drawing and is worth about $4800 including airfare, and it's all taxable. If your tax rate is even 10%, it's going to cost you $480 or so to meet with this incompetent, arrogant, narcisistic, lying clown.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

130,000 patients

killed every year by Britain's NHS and coming to Obamacare soon. HT althouse

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Take a shower

without water.

Friday, June 15, 2012

How Sharia law is different

"The fact is that Sharia does not recognize the universal principle of Western law that only the state has the authority to inflict violence, and specifically assigns to the male head of household quasi-state rights to inflict violence on his wife." Here.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Family net wealth

is down 40 percent in the last 3 years. Hope and Change! HT althouse

Saturday, June 09, 2012


Did you know there's a connection between Indian guar and US shale oil? You learn something new every day.

Monday, June 04, 2012


The Diplomad rips the Europeans a new one.