Showing posts with label budget. Show all posts
Showing posts with label budget. Show all posts
March 24, 2016

The two parties are awful on almost everything important

fromReason: Be very afraid when Chuck Schumer reaches across the aisle to shower praise on President Trump.
The Government is Not Us

PornHub takes up the slack after YouTube bans gun modification videos

fromBBC: The free market comes to the rescue of the censored once again. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      Regulation Nation    2nd Amendment Assaults

Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left

fromFoxNews: CNN’s ubiquitous presence in airports -- where it broadcasts from thousands of screens to a captive audience of millions -- is facing new scrutiny after the cable network's hard left turn. 
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: The Andrew McCabe Firing - Corruption@FBI 9

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz joins Tucker Carlson to discuss whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s firing was justified.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Congress gives itself a bonus in Omnibus

fromTheFreeBeacon: Senate increases budget by $48 million, salaries by $12 million. Following the Venezuela model, public service" gets even more lucrative as debt skyrockets.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

State and local income, sales and property taxes all hit records in 2017

fromTheGoldTelegraph: The greedy hand of government is as relentless as time. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 23, 2016

Tolerance cuts both ways: freedom for the speech we hate

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: Reminder: The First Amendment affirms the right of the people to speak freely, worship freely, peaceably assemble, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and have a free press. 
Indoctrination and Censorship      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner promised a criminal justice revolution. He’s exceeding expectations.

fromTheIntercept: What a justice warrior looks like. In his first week on the job, he fired 31 prosecutors from the DA’s office because they weren’t committed to the changes he intended to make. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

House passes bill that would give patients access to experimental drugs

fromNYTimes: It's your life, isn't it? About time government stops trying to impede your survival.
Regulation Nation     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Vivaldi browser taps privacy-first DuckDuckGo search

fromCNet: Block out government peeping toms. As your personal information leaks out through Facebook, one web browser offers a new option to keep a lid on it -- for private browsing tabs, at least. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Barry Farber: We can't go on like this

fromWND: Too many Americans hate President Donald Trump more than they love Americans. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

fromMarketWatch: Looking ahead, analysts see the nation much deeper in debt. The Committee for a Responsible Budget projects debt exceeding the size of the economy within a decade.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

February 16, 2018


A lawsuit against Sessions could be the one to legalize marijuana

fromForbes: The government contention that there is no medical benefit to cannabis is being exposed in court as moronic.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Trump's Immigration Plan

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker Carlson looks at Trump's immigration plans and examines the complaints of Democrats
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Black History Month

fromCreators: Black Americans, as a group, have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in mankind's history. But what about now?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: A Million Dollars a Minute

fromCreators: President Obama's and President Trump's own military and intelligence chiefs have argued that the national debt is the greatest threat to freedom and security that we face today. Why is no one listening?
Defense Versus The War Machine    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Endangered gestures: the kiss on the hand

fromLewRockwell.com: Disappearing along with hierarchies, order and politeness.
The Pursuit of Happiness       Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Democrats forming marijuana legalization consensus

fromForbes: Smart, very smart.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

February 9, 2018


Evidence suggests Obama admin spied on candidate Trump and campaign LONG BEFORE FISA request

fromGatewayPundit: More and more evidence is being uncovered that suggests the Obama Administration
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Andrew Napolitano: It Can Happen Here

fromCreators: The loss of liberty rarely comes about overnight or in one stroke. In a democracy, that loss is normally a slow process, often pushed along by well-intentioned folks who do not even realize until it is too late.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New York legislators unveil legislation banning Tide pods

fromReason: The next stage of the safety hysteria cycle.
Regulation Nation     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The need to regulate civil asset forfeiture

fromAl.com: We shouldn't put our law enforcement officers in a position of being incentivized to raise money for their budgets at the expense of public safety and their relationships with the community.
Police State America    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

‘Deep State’ veterans find new homes in mainstream media

fromConsortiumNews: NBC News’ hiring of former CIA Director John Brennan is the latest in a wave of intelligence community stalwarts being given jobs in the media, raising concerns over conflicts of interests.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Rand Paul's plan to eliminate government shutdowns: automatic 1 percent budget cuts

fromReason: Because nothing in Washington is more terrifying than the prospect of a minuscule spending reduction.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Congress Pisses Down Our Backs And Tells Us It's Raining

by Daniel J. Mitchell.    Another budget deal good for Washington and bad for America. Advocates of smaller government are justifiably upset by the pork-filled spending bill enacted in December. With goodies for countless special interests, it was more "ominous" than "omnibus." But that wasn't the biggest fiscal hit Congress inflicted on America in   ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: California's Deep Debt Problems

The bureaucratic pension burden. For those who wonder about the practical importance of transparency, I offer as evidence the latest result of a modest rule change in California from a mind-numbingly named organization—the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, or GASB (pronounced Gaz-bee). The group's stated goal is to promote  ... MORE

Peter Suderman: Democrats And Republicans Team Up To Bust The Budget With A $1.8 Trillion Spending Package

Politicians indulge themselves at taxpayer expense.     One way to understand the massive federal spending package is as a compromise between Republicans and Democrats to ignore the deficit. The deal is made of two different elements—a 2,009-page omnibus that folds in 12 appropriations bills and calls for $1.1 trillion in spending,     ... MORE

National Debt Spikes $578 Billion In Three Weeks

By Pete Kasperowicz. Spending frenzy after debt ceiling suspension. The national debt has surged more than half a trillion dollars in the last three weeks, as the suspension of the debt ceiling in late October has allowed the government to borrow as much as it wants. Before the debt ceiling was suspended, the national debt stood at $18.15     ... MORE

After Budget Deal, A Sense Of Futility Grows In Congress

by Nick Timiraos.   Cowards kicking the can. Congress ended an 11th-hour showdown when the Senate passed a bill Friday that raises the debt ceiling for the last time during Barack Obama’s presidency. Many policy makers wish it could be the last such standoff in a long-running drama over the nation’s borrowing limit. The brinkmanship has grown so    ... MORE

Boehner Hands Ryan A Defeat On The Way Out The Door

by David Harsanyi.    Grass-roots conservatives have many unrealistic expectations and political objectives. And then sometimes they have a good point. The new budget deal arranged by John Boehner and Democrats— approving $50 billion of additional spending in 2016 and $30 billion in 2017—will be split between domestic discretionary    ... MORE

Amber Phillips: Experts Say Government Shutdown Likely

The real thing is too much to ask for. In America, you can't legally bet on political outcomes (at least not yet). But if you could, we'd advise you to put some money on the government shutting down on Oct. 1. As Congress gets back to work this week, it's facing a nearly unprecedented number of deadlines and political dramas. The government needs  ... MORE

How 2016 Contenders Want To Change The Constitution

by Clare Foran.     Amending the Constitution is no easy feat. But long odds haven't stopped Democrats and Republicans alike from calling for change on the campaign trail. There have only been 27 amendments to the legendary legal document since the Founding Fathers—quite literally—put pen to paper. And that's with good reason: Even the most     ... MORE

Veronique de Rugy: States Must Confront Pension Costs

State-Based Accounting 101: ranking fiscal condition.   One of the most boring classes I took in college was on accounting. Over the years, however, I've come to understand the importance of proper and transparent accounting. As the disastrous examples of Greece, Puerto Rico, Detroit, and Chicago demonstrate, dodging long-term   ... MORE

Ed Feulner: Breaking The Budget

The pace of unsustainable spending is quickening.   Let’s say you were a financial adviser, and a family came to you with the following situation. They make the median family income in the United States — $52,000. But last year they spent $61,000. That’s right, $9,000 more than they’re making, and it all went on the family credit card.      ... MORE

Wanted: A Budget-Cutting President

by Donald Lambro.    The candidate who wins the presidency in 2016 will be the one who vows to wage all-out war on a bloated, inefficient, corrupt government in need of a top-to-bottom, budget-cutting revolution. Next to an underperforming economy, the problem that concerns most Americans is the government’s $18 trillion debt, fueled by six   ... MORE