In the US, the UK, the EU, farm subsidies are such a scam. It’s welfare for the (mostly) wealthy. Simple as that. Sometimes it’s welfare for the truly rich.
This is a very reasonable statement from former White House denizen and Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano. When I saw the headline I initially thought the op-ed was from Judge Napolitano. But no, it was Janet defending free speech. OK.
So I figured that Ms. Napolitano would probably hedge the headline the whole way throuigh the piece. But she didn’t. She basically made the case of the “liberals” of my youth. Free speech is free speech. Even very unpopular,
One of the reasons I so enjoy Ron Paul (and there are many reasons) is because he raised the Federal Reserve as an issue in the eyes of the public. The Fed would have been very pleased to stay just as it was, a collection of supposed economic wizards gathered around the monetary cauldron in the Eccles Building. Obscured from view. In the shadows, where the “secrets of the temple” were shared with a select few and in hushed and important tones.
Every once in a while a moonbeam of sense seems to hit the brain of Governor Moonbeam. Seriously, it’s like an eclipse or something.
All kidding aside this is a good thing for Californians.
I remember (barely) that Reagan stopped paying dues to the United Nations. Even then I thought that was a good idea. I was 10 and I knew that the UN was a bunch of self satisfied cronies. (Of course I was raised the right way.)
The United Nations has no business weighing in on the presidential race or any American race. In fact the tweet was beyond just weighing in.
Why we keep these guys in New York is beyond me.
Oh, America “understands” it.
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 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. Heck we even have Terry McCauliffe, crony extraordinaire as our governor.
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.
The page is turning in Washington.
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.
To be clear Ms. Clinton was not one of them.
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.
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.