Ron Paul: The IRS’s Job Is To Violate Our Liberties

Why is anyone surprised that the IRS was used (it appears) as a political tool? It has been in the past. It likely will be used again in the future. (There is always the dream of ending the income tax and the IRS of course, but that’s still a bit down the road.) The agency is a very powerful weapon of coercion.

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Politico Reports: IRS Asked For Print Outs of Facebook Comments, What Books People Were Reading

A couple of readers have complained that we are being partisan in our coverage of the IRS enemies list scandal. For those who feel this way, we do not mean to be and we have plenty of disdain for both of the major parties. Keep reading and you will see this to be true.

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Obamacare Train Wreck? Washington Post: Obama Administration “has gone hat in hand to health industry executives.”

Obamacare looks increasingly like a disaster. It could be Obama’s Iraq War. (Sadly it’s even more expensive.) Senator Baucus, a Democrat, recently said he saw an Obamacare “train wreck coming down.”

Then he announced his retirement.

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SEC Subpoenas ‘Political Intelligence’ Firms in a Case of Leaked Information

This is what happens when all the decisions (most anyway) which affect the American economy happen in Washington DC. People with money pay top dollar to know what is going on, and an industry has grown up around this.

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Harry Reid says “Government is inherently good. That’s why we have a Constitution.” (Video)

That’s funny. I am pretty sure that the reason we have a Constitution which seeks to limit the power of government at every turn and  which in theory seeks to protect the rights of the everyday citizen is precisely because our founders did not believe government was inherently good.

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Taibbi: Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

Another must read article from Matt Taibbi. Yes, Taibbi still won’t go after the Federal Reserve and the biggest fixer club of them all, the FOMC at the Federal Reserve. But he has done some excellent work over the past 5 years exposing the inner workings of a financial system which is deeply flawed. (To be kind.)

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And so the soft fascists march, Time Magazine columnist asks the government to “Tread on Me.”

Attached are the words of a man who has rolled over. They are the words of a man who, to paraphrase the famous quote from George Orwell, likes having his face stomped by a boot over and over forever. It’s such a familiar boot. Please, tread on me. I deserve it. For my safety.

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States are recruiting people (with recruiters) into food stamps because it means a federal money infusion.

Attached is the tale of Dillie Nerios a recruiter (with quotas) for the Florida SNAP program. She spends her days talking with senior citizens trying to get them to sign up for government assistance.

She seems like a pleasant enough woman and no doubt her job is often a heart wrenching one. But should the food stamp program have people actively out in the community seeking to expand the program?

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“Socialism fails because it is largely immoral in its denial of fundamental freedoms.”

I have over the years given Fox News plenty of criticism  Their treatment of Ron Paul, who I think it is pretty clear now was ahead of his time, was terrible. It’s cheering on of the Iraq War was in my opinion not a good thing, to say the least. (Though it must be said that even the other mainstream media outlets pretty much did the same thing.) Fox News is owned by Newscorp, which is headed by Rupert Murdoch,

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