Corporate Tax Rate - The United States now holds the dubious distinction of having the developed world's highest corporate tax rate after Japan drops it tax rate to 38.01 percent.
Bullying – The movie “Bully” opened this past week. Is there really a bullying epidemic? Studies show 98% of Americans have been bullied or intimidated at some point in time. Social networking exposes bullying and makes it seem as if it happens more. Bullying is yet another excuse for the government to enter our lives.
MSNBC – Contributor Toure had a meltdown on the CNN Piers Morgan show over the Trayvon Martin incident.
Campaign Contributions - A major donor (Abake Assongba) to President Obama has been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official.
Gun Laws – Liberals never waste a good media story to push their agenda: “VP Biden, who was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for eight years, said that the Martin case underscores the need to ensure public safety in accordance with current gun laws.”
Strip Searches - The Supreme Court ruled this past week that jailers may subject people arrested for minor offenses to invasive strip searches, siding with security needs over privacy rights.
Energy – The Obama administration is taking credit for 2011 being the most energy efficient year on record (energy consumption in BTUs vs. real dollars). However, the reason is due to private sector investment and innovation, not government intervention. In fact, energy consumption has been steadily decreasing yearly since 1970.
Mexico – In a joint press conference with Obama, President Calderon blamed Mexico’s cartel violence not on the cartels themselves, but on the large “flow” of guns from the United States into Mexico.
ObamaCare - President Obama issued stern language to the Supreme Court regarding his health care law saying overturning it would be “judicial activism”. He also called the Justices “unelected” and must comply with the laws introduced by the “elected” Congress. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the DOJ and White House to clarify Obama’s remarks citing the 1803 Supreme Court Decision for Marbury v. Madison as precedent for the Supreme Court to rule on congressional legislation.
General Services Agency (GSA) - Martha Johnson, head GSA, submitted her resignation to President Obama following reports of excessive spending for a four-day employee training conference.
ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained 3,168 illegal aliens in a nationwide sweep this past week.
Occupy Movement – Big Unions such as the United Auto Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Moveon.org, and UNITE, the hospitality industry union are recruiting and training protestors on how to protest and enforce their will on anyone who tries to interfere.
Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey said that while she is “not going to be out there” as a booster for President Obama during the 2012 general election campaign, her support has not dimmed. Oprah has struggled to get her new network (OWN) profitable. Winfrey is worth 2.4 billion, but recently laid off 30 workers.
Obama – In one of the most divisive and polarizing speeches in presidential history (IMO) President Obama called Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget plan “thinly veiled social Darwinism”. Ryan’s budget takes important steps to reduce spending, reform taxes, and fix broken entitlement programs.
Eurozone – Unemployment reaches a 15 year high.
NBC – They issued an apology for editing the George Zimmerman 9-11 call to make him appear as a racist.