On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Hans von Spakovsky to discuss new IRS regulations aimed at stifling the political activity of groups like the NRA and Tea Party, how the Obama administration has chosen to selectively enforce the law to their liking and why Obamacare is the biggest legal struggle this country will face for the foreseeable future.
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IRS Moves to Stifle Political Activity of Tea Party Groups
On Thursday, SEIU-backed protestors are planning to “strike” at fast-food restaurants in 100 cities. One of the many union front groups that are springing up around the country and which is helping back-door unionize the fast-food industry is the ” Restaurant Opportunities Center ” [ROC].
[guest post by JD] A wise person said that Thanksgiving is a verb, and as such, I want to do so. I give thanks for the medical professionals at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, for keeping my little brother alive. I give thanks for my family and friends for sticking together during such a challenging year. I give thanks to my dermatologist for finding and removing a malignant melanoma prior to it becoming a greater problem. I give thanks to my “e-friends” for your kind words and support, and for reading my oft flippant and insouciant posts. I give thanks to Patterico and DRJ and Stashiu, just because they are good people. I give thanks that I get to spend another Thanksgiving traversing the country, dragging the little angels through airports, rental car counters, and hotels in multiple States over the next 4 days. In a normal year, this might fill me with dread and be something that I would not look forward to. This year, I am thankful we have the opportunity to do so. Have a wonderful holiday, all. —JD
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Happy Thanksgiving (a day early)
Three days before unions protest at Walmarts across the country, Diana Furchtgott-Roth makes an interesting observation : The odds of getting into one of the top American universities are about 1 in 10. American workers view Walmart in the same way as high school seniors view American colleges: last year 5 million Americans applied to Walmart for 500,000 jobs. These are highly valued positions .