Big government is bad for the little guy

Capitol_Building ccWe are for small government here. It is a simple fact that crony capitalism can’t happen without an activist state.

Government should be modest and inexpensive. To the degree possible it should be invisible. Government should be tolerated, never celebrated. When government is celebrated things go wrong. Detroit, the Soviet Union, post World War II Britain, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, the Great Society, the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act, the list is nearly endless.

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Was Obama stoking impeachment talk to drum up campaign dollars and sympathy?


There is almost no reason why the GOP should seek to impeach the President. Mr. Obama has been hobbled by the electorate and the Supreme Court and now his philosophy and general ham handedness is on display for the world to see. The GOP wants to win elections. The party is happy to have Obama implode over the next 3 years.

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Former Export-Import Bank official pleads Fifth

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The Export-Import Bank has hit some rough waters. There is a reasonable chance the taxpayer funded corporate slush fund could be abolished. The boondoggle could die. I put the odds at 50/50. We’ll find out in September. If it is ended it would be a significant win for those who are fighting crony capitalism.

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The Pentagon Overpays for Almost Everything—Massive waste, Massive crony capitalism

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The Department of Defense has been given a free ride pretty much since World War II. The Military Industrial Complex which President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address (former 5 star general Eisenhower) is very real and it has grown and grown taking up ever more of the American economy. The contractors and the services are awash in taxpayer money. Your money. And much of this money isn’t being used wisely. It is going to hyper expensive parts procurement (see above), and for programs in sub-Saharan Africa, and jets which catch fire on the flight line (The F-35) and Lord knows what else.

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Surveillance Programs Hinder Journalists, Lawyers, Report Says

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“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – The 4th Amendment of the Constitution

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