Showing posts with label lobbyist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lobbyist. Show all posts

September 22, 2017


The politician behind California high speed rail now says it's 'almost a crime' 

from Reason: The creator of the scheme is suing to keep it from happening.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

In Florida it’s illegal to power your home with solar panels—thanks to lobbying 

from The Free Thought Project: The function of government is about enriching cronies, not representing citizens.
The Government is Not Us

Unleashing the power of mockery on annoying social justice warriors

from Creators Syndicate: In a culture where humorless leftists scolds seek to impose their rule upon us normals by sucking every drop of joy out of life, it is the conservative smartass who is the true subversive.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

 🎬  Do You Have the Courage to Dissent?

from LearnLiberty: Does peer pressure have you running with the crowd or are you guided by the judgment of your mind?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

This is how Californians take back their privacy

from The Sacramento Bee: An internet privacy bill failed to pass California’s Legislature this session, so advocates are pushing a measure for the November 2018 ballot.

Feminist claims sex dolls can be raped 

from Milo: If boys can be girls by simple proclamation, isn't anything possible?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John W. Whitehead: Just Shut Up And Vote - The Futility Of Representative Government In an Age Of Robber Barons

Fighting back with common ground.  Despite the fact that we’ve been burned before, most Americans continue to allow themselves to be bamboozled into casting their votes for one candidate or another, believing that this time they mean what they say, this time they really care about the citizenry, this time will be different. Of course,   ... MORE

The Age Of Authoritarianism -- Government Of The Politicians, By The Military, For The Corporations

by John W. Whitehead.   America is at a crossroads. History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom. Certainly, this is a time when government officials operate off their own inscrutable,   ... MORE

Textbook Publisher Representative Fired After Admitting On Camera That Common Core Is All About The Money

by Joe Cunningham.   See the video. Project Veritas has a new video out, this time with undercover journalists asking educators and education company executives about whether or not Common Core State Standards and the curricula built around them are really for the kids. The answer from just about everyone is “No,” with one person admitting   ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: To Reduce Inequality, Cut Red Tape

Regulation = upward redistribution of wealth.  A "considerable portion of America's exploding inequality," writes Steven Teles, "has been generated by government itself... While the state is sometimes the friend of those working to produce a more egalitarian society, it is just as often the tool of those who would entrench inequality." Exhibit A:    ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Does Fear Lead To Fascism?

How free people enslave themselves.   America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other. Normally mild-mannered individuals caught up in the throes of this disease have been transformed into belligerent ... MORE

427 Former Congress Members Are Lobbyists Or Advisors

by Joe Schoffstall.       Why cronyism is so entrenched. More than 400 former members of Congress have passed through the revolving door by making the move to K Street as lobbyists or as senior advisers performing similar work, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The trend of former members, congressional staffers, and federal ... MORE

Is Politics Obsolete? How People Outpace Politicians

by Max Borders and Jeffery A. Tucker.     Hillary Clinton talks of cracking down on the gig economy. Donald Trump speaks of telling American corporations where they can and can’t do business abroad. Bernie Sanders says we have too many deodorant choices. They all speak about immigrants as if it were 1863. What the heck are these    ... MORE

American Small Business Struggles Under Heavy Regulation

by Paul Ebeling.    What big business pays politicians to do. Heavy US regulation putting a damper on American small businesses, but larger businesses are able to surmount regulatory burdens and might even thrive from them, a new American Action Forum (AAF) study released indicates. The survey was conducted by a policy analyst for AAF, a center- ... MORE

The Scorpion And The Frog: A Tale Of Modern Capitalism

“A scorpion asks a frog to carry him over a river.   The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, both would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog then agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is    ... MORE

John Stossel: The Parasitic Nature Of Politicians

The money grabbers.   Politicians and lawyers pretend that they are important people doing important work. But often they're important because they are parasites. They feed off others, while creating no wealth of their own. We all complain about businesses we don't like, but because business is voluntary, every merchant must offer us something  ... MORE

Greg Gutfeld: New E-Cig Study Goes Up In Smoke

E-Cig attack vaporizes.    The New England Journal of Medicine ran a letter linking e-cigs to cancer and the panicky media gobbled it up like a pot brownie. But how sturdy is this research? What might happen if you tapped lightly on their findings? Yes, under closer scrutiny, this blockbuster collapsed faster than Michael Moore in a spin class. According to  ... MORE

Dan Mitchell: How Washington Profits By Pillaging America

Why politicians love to shear the sheep.    I’ve been banging the drum for years about Washington being a racket for the benefit of politicians, cronyists, bureaucrats, contractors, lobbyists, interest groups, and other insiders. I’ve written about horrific examples of bloated spending that line the pockets of the well connected.        ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Favors And Loot For Sale

A political marketplace for cronies.    At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence." Sen. John McCain has been complaining for years that "there is too much money washing around political campaigns today."   ... MORE