Hey, the insurers have got to get paid and we’ve got to make sure Obamacare limps through the last few months of Obama’s administration. Between not getting to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, the recent veto override by Congress, the Iran payoff bit, the Comey pass for Clinton, and the racial strife Obama’s not going out well. If Obamacare finally and truly died that’d just be icing on the legacy cake.
This feels about right to me. I was in Alabama a couple of months ago and it is pretty amazing how much less expensive many things were. A good solid high quality and interesting meal was 2/3 the price I’d pay where I live. Houses are probably half the cost. And where I was visiting was a lovely little college town, not out in the middle of nowhere.
This just happened in the next university town down the road from me in Harrisonburg. Hardball politics is in the air. I smell it wafting over the mountains.
Somewhere along the way Northern Virginia, populated with lots of government workers and people originally from the Northeast came to dominate my beloved Virginia. Now we have many of the same political problems people north of the Mason Dixon do.
The war on cash is a war on anonymity. Cash transactions are private and discreet. Electronic transactions are recorded and can be sifted through for all sorts of things.
Central planners hate cash. It puts power in the hands of the awful, terrible, ignorant consumers, and limits the power of the bankers and their allies in government.
We’ve already heard quite a lot about the War on Cash this year. The opening salvos have been volleyed.
The White House is acting like it was surprised or something. The Senate had made it pretty clear that it wouldn’t go along with the president on letting the Saudis off the hook. It’s not like it was down to 1 or 2 votes or something.
Lame duckhood has got to be painful. The president didn’t get to nominate someone for the most recent Supreme Court vacancy and now this very public dissing from Congress.
A very interesting bit of history From Jeffery Tucker. I had no idea coffee had been met with such opposition by the authorities.
Now, for another cup.
Simplifying the tax code is not a priority for those in power.
The statists are a’gonna state. Some people need everything regimented for them. They have to have everything planned for them. And most of all they just can’t stand the idea that there are actual real live FREE INDIVIDUALS out there who will tell them to piss off. What gets the statists even more is that the libertarians (small L) have the high road on them. Libertarians are for peace. The statists, particularly the current crop of Dems (and Republicans) have been pretty consistently for war.
The Saudis don’t like us. They use us.
In fairness we use them too. But it’s about time we got real about the House of Saud. We do lots of business with a regime that doesn’t allow women to drive, has public beheadings and stonings, that jails and whips bloggers, and that many people believe has done much to help people who would do America serious harm.
Well, I am sure glad that was cleared up.
Why, seriously why, did the president veto this? Is he thinking past his presidency and to any corporate boards or positions at the UN he might like to be a part of? It’s got to be part of it because he knows he’s likely to be overridden.
Yes, yes, everything is fine economically. So what if the largest FOREX trader in the world and the globe’s 11th largest bank is teetering because after all this time the DOJ in America finally decided to levy a fine of consequence against a major bank.
My question is why is the US trying to break Deutsche Bank? If it wrote fraudulent mortgages and packaged fraudulent mortgage backed securities it deserves to feel pain.
Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On nearly every level the thing is screwed up. But that is the inherent nature of large government programs.
This is Obama’s legacy? Way to go Mr. President. Be sure to thank the Pharma and health insurance company lobbyists on your way out of the White House. I’m sure they’ll be thanking you.
An excellent video. How much better would the debates have been had Gary Johnson and Jill Stein been on the stage too?