Wired generally is not in favor of the rollback of the yet to be implemented regulations, (These regs still allowed Google and Facebook to sell your information. Just not Internet service providers like Comcast.) but they give a good sense of the nuance.
Not 60, as we’ve been told.
Obamacare is/was a deeply crony piece of legislation, written in large part by the insurance companies and pharma. The individual mandate is a travesty. Obamacare deserves/needs to be repealed. But the GOP leadership seems to think that once a program is in place it must always remain in place. Time for that kind of thinking to end.
There are people who care about principle on Capitol Hill and many (if not most) of them are in the Freedom Caucus.
Surprise: It involves crony capitalist favors to industry.
Congresswoman Tulsi has introduced this bill with my Congressman (Republican) Tom Garrett. Good on you both.
No one should be going to jail because of pot. Not in a “free country.”
This is not the way to gain friends. Remember this was back when the bank bailouts were still fresh in the minds of the public. (They will ALWAYS remain fresh for me.)
I took a picture of this ad (for a personal security company) as it was right next to the venue at which I was speaking (on crony capitalism) on Wall Street.
As a result, two key questions were never asked.
Antisemitism is an issue with which I am generally interested. I believe that sometimes there is actual antisemitism. But sometimes I think it is a label used to tarnish people who are entirely reasonable. Being critical of Israel does not make one antisemitic. Being anti-banking does not make one antisemitic. Being critical of lawyers does not make one antisemitic. Being critical of Hollywood does not make one antisemitic.
There are antisemitic people out there, though outside of liberal circles ironically (I guess ironically) I’ve never heard it expressed openly.
The Democrats just can’t believe that they lost. And most of all they just can’t believe they lost to Donald Trump. The guy was a clown in their eyes. He was who they wanted to run against. Hillary Clinton was going to be the first woman president. It had been decreed. It was to be. Hillary was to be coronated and with this coronation would come elevated status for the Clinton hangers on. The people in the think tanks.
Forget “revenue neutral.” Government needs to be cut. And by a lot.