Yet Ten More Random RELEVANT Things

1) Mitt Romney on the cause of climate change:

This past June (less than five months ago): “I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that”

A few days ago: “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet.”

He’s not even making this difficult…

2) Democrats offer $3 Trillion deficit reduction plan.  Republicans say “No way!”  Which Party is serious about deficit reduction?

3) Congratulations to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on being rated the #1 most energy efficient state.  (It should be noted that the top ten energy efficient states are all blue states, and the bottom ten are almost all red states.)

4) Holy cow, Elizabeth Warren packed the room in Framingham.  Call the Fire Marshall!  That building is bursting at the seams with grassroots supporters!

5) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last month: “If I thought that Catholic doctrine held the death penalty to be immoral, I would resign.”  So, um, any day now, Justice Scalia.  (Kinda reminds me of when anti-tort Robert Bork all of a sudden supported personal injury lawsuits when he tripped on a couple stairs.  So utterly hypocritical.)

6) Is it shocking to anybody that it qualifies as big news when a top tier Republican Presidential candidate is actually willing to attend a debate?

7) Conservative thought leader George Will suggests that Mitt Romney is devoid of political philosophy and then calls him the Republican Michael Dukakis.

8) Just another friendly reminder that the U.S. tax burden is at its lowest level in over half a century.

9) To any Republican candidate misleadingly soapboxing on regulations under the Obama Administration, you might want to check the facts: “Obama’s White House has approved fewer regulations than his predecessor George W. Bush at this same point in their tenures, and the estimated costs of those rules haven’t reached the annual peak set in fiscal 1992 under Bush’s father, according to government data reviewed by Bloomberg News.”

10) More tremendous breakthroughs from the Boston biotech community.  Truly amazing stuff.  A collective thanks to the brilliant minds behind these breakthroughs, as well as the leaders who put resources behind this life-saving research.

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  • MerrimackMan

    1) Romney said that humans probably contribute to climate change, but that we really don’t know for sure. All of his statements are consistent with leading MIT Scientist Richard Lindzen. Essentially: The earth is warming, humans probably have some role, but we really don’t know for sure. The bigger point is that Cap and Trade is not prudent at this time.

    2) The Republicans. The Republicans have proposed a plan already that the Democrats didn’t like, called the Ryan Plan. The new Democratic super-committee plan wants to raise taxes by $1 Trillion. Not a good idea in a recession, especially considering the problem of government is too much spending. Republicans actually want to fix the problem, which is ballooning entitlement spending.

    3) Good for them

    4) Yawn. You packed a room on liberal Rt. 9. Brown packed rooms, parks and streets across the state 18 months ago.

    5) I think this issue is more complicated than you or the WaPO admits.

    6) Rick Perry is a joke.

    7) George Will also said that the President next year will be Pawlenty, Daniels or Obama. The first two didn’t even make it to Iowa. I don’t value his opinion too much.

    8) Agreed, we need tax reform. Half don’t pay any taxes, and those with the most lawyers and exemptions pay very little as well. We need a wider, flatter, and simpler tax code. Plus, the economy is bad, we need to fix that too as to increase tax returns.

    9) You over-simplified the situation. Indeed, the Obama administration has approved 5% fewer regulations than previous administrations at this point in office. However, the rest of the article does a good job at illustrating the fact that Obama has passed more high-cost regulations than previous administrations, and that since the election of the Republican Congress, Obama has passed far fewer regulations than his earlier pace, and that of previous administrations. Republicans should point to the fact that their efforts are slowing the regulatory burden from growing, and that despite this, we still need to scrub and remove unnecessary regulations that have been piled up by both Republican and Democratic administrations.

    10) Interesting to note that once again embryonic stem cells are being by-passed for more efficient and more ethical sources of stem cells. Looks like the old Stem Cell debate foisted on by the Democrats six years ago was unnecessary.

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  • 10) More tremendous breakthroughs from the Boston biotech community.  Truly amazing stuff.  A collective thanks to the brilliant minds behind these breakthroughs, as well as the leaders who put resources behind this life-saving research.

    Right, and “the leaders who put resources behind that amazing stuff” do it not only by raising tuition and fees at universities but also by making IVF and prescription drugs mandatory coverage, and making insurance mandatory as well.

    The huge blank check to drug researchers and biotech is the reason employers are not able to hire workers right now: Keller @ Large: Employers Say Health Care Costs Are Holding Up Hiring (h/t Massterlist grr).

    Inescapable conclusion: stop mandatory IVF and prescription drug coverage, stop caving in to every demand the biotech industry has. There is time to cure all diseases and solve everyone’s mortality problem and reproductive desire. We certainly don’t need to make new entitlements like same-sex reproduction of transgender reproduction. Those will bankrupt us and we are already bankrupt. Tell them no, and prohibit that stuff, it violates the basis of equality and dignity and there is no right to do any of it.