Uber having to hire David Plouffe is all that’s wrong with America

UberPPT cc As we said yesterday (and many other days) it is pay to play in many parts of our overly politicized economy, and Uber (the world’s leading ridesharing company) wants to play. That’s why it just brought on a high powered consultant formerly of the Obama administration to smooth things over with the other rent seekers.

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Revolving door at regulator CFPB enables former bureaucrats to cash in at taxpayers’ expense

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren’s baby, and protectorate of the Federal Reserve (the Fed funds the CFPB) is graduating lobbyists left and right. This crew holds the keys to Dodd-Frank for industry and it doesn’t lend out the keys for free.

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Here’s how much aid the US wants to send foreign countries in 2015, and why

I was recently talking with a friend who happens to be Jewish about aid to Israel. We were discussing Rand Paul and the dance he has to do with the official American Jewish political community on the issue of aid to Israel. Many in the pro-Israel crowd are vehemently against US aid to Israel being cut. They fear that Rand Paul would be open to the idea. For many American Jews this is a huge issue.

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1/3 of people have saved NOTHING for retirement, but please keep taxing us and debasing the currency though

Piggy Bank On Pennies This isn’t a surprise. We are still in the midst of a lingering depression/recession. People need to get by and retirement for many is down the road in hopefully more prosperous times. Right now the kids need shoes and school clothes.

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NY Times’ James Risen: Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom in a Generation’

I'm gonna get you.

I want YOU to write nice stuff about me. Or else.

Who would have bet in 2008, the dawn of the Obama era, that James Risen New York Times‘ supercritic of the Bush Administration would say in 2014 that Barrack Obama was “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation”?

No one. And certainly no one at the Times that’s for sure.

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