Arrogant and rude Biden unhinged at VP Debate

The big story coming out of the Vice Presidential Debates last night is Joe Biden’s over the top laughs, condescension, and flat out disrespecting of Congressman Paul Ryan. Biden may well have been the decisive winner if it weren’t for the antics because Ryan, while he did a serviceable job, missed several opportunities.

"Here's my take on the debate," Glenn said. "I have been praying the last two debates that the American people will see who each side is, whoever they are. Lord, just let them be revealed for who they truly are. I think Barack Obama was revealed-- it was revealed in who he truly is. An angry, disinterested, not really understanding even what America is all about kind of guy and Romney was revealed for who he is, awe kind, gentle, decent man who gets it. That's what happened. That's the debate, the presidential debate in a nutshell."

"Here's what was revealed, I think, last night. Paul Ryan is a good, decent, honest guy who's a young politician, who I think has a handle on things, but he is young. Joe Biden, an out-of-control nasty dude."

Glenn said the debate reminded him of Proverbs 29:9, which said: When a wise person debates with a fool, the fool rages and there is no peace and quiet.

"I think that's what happened - a wise man debated with a fool and the fool laughed and raged and there is no peace and quiet. I didn't get anything out of this debate last night. I think it was a tie," Glenn said.

"I didn't think Ryan was inexperienced on the facts but it's how do you deal with a bafoon like Biden on a national stage. He didn't nail that," Stu added.

What does Glenn think Ryan should have said? He explained:

I'm going to forego what I prepared to say tonight. Instead I just would like to remind Americans what they just witnessed. Throughout the debate, as this administration has done throughout the past four years, Joe Biden has been disrespectful, sneer, arrogant, combative and angry to a guy he disagrees with. He has divisively referred to me as my friend the whole time. My friend. He didn't say that anything heartfelt. He has laughed. He's mocked me. He's interrupted me every time I try to speak, and that's been the problem with the last four years. They have demonized half of the American people while mocking and deriding them. Sage oh, they're tea bags not even really listening to them while immarginallizing and calling them, literally, a quote from the president, their enemies. While not even being willing to identify America's enemies, Islamic extremism. They won't even identify that. What you have seen tonight is a microcosm of divisive governing, and it is tearing us apart. We cannot stand as a nation if we continue to divide ourself. I have said, we're going to work together. We're going to try. We're going to try. All these men have done is separate us by race, by gender and now finally just by income. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts proved he can work with those on the other side of the aisle. The legislature in Massachusetts was 87% democrat there. Yet how many things did he get passed? How many things? Including Romney Care and he did it without doing it in the middle of the night making secret back-door deals. The choice is clear, America. Do you want four more years of an attitude like what you've just seen so demeaning. Not to me, but to the office of the vice president. Or, do you want to get back on the road? Do we want to be who we really are, start working together and rebuild, not transform, rebuild our nation? Thank you and good night.

"It would have been a knockout, just a knockout," he said.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.