PELOSI: ‘I don’t think people want a new direction’ (VIDEO)

Been here.

This dear readers, and particularly dear Democrat readers, is the leader of the Dems in the House of Representatives. Here she is. A woman who in spite of handing the House back to the Republicans years ago under her leadership, and after yet another bruising election for the Democrats which really has rendered the Dems almost a regional party, remains at the head of the party. Almost Castro style at this point.

The identity politics that has so defined the Democrats over the past 15 years or so has failed.

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Alan Greenspan knew the dangers of Fed manipulation, but he let the bubbles bubble to win political favor (and get reappointed)

We have said before that no Fed Chair was ever “free market.” This absolutely includes Mr. Greenspan. His legacy is one of a price fixer, an economic manipulator, a bubble blower, and ultimately one who in many ways ushered in the crony era we live in today.

But as we see in the attached piece from Sebastian Mallaby, Allan Greenspan, the one time “Maestro,” knew better all along. He knew that Fed policy could and typically did destabilize the real economy.

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The U.S. foreign-aid budget, visualized

This money (US taxpayer money) often just goes to the crony classes within these countries. Those positioned to take advantage of the USA’s largesse do well. The “people” often do less well. Especially when considering that much of this money goes to arms. (American arms.)

When it comes to military aid both the Military Industrial Complex lobbyists and the lobbyists of favored countries team up to make sure American taxpayers continue to pay the bills for their clients.

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Lawmaker wants to force Congress to use VA health care

This will never happen because Congress has GOOD healthcare. They excluded themselves from Obamacare. Do you think they would ever throw themselves into the Veterans Affairs system? Not – a – chance. But it’s good to have them on the record as being hypocrites.

The VA system is a disaster. It does not serve our veterans as it should. Indeed as has been covered many times by many outlets hundreds of thousands of vets have died just waiting for treatment.

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“Small business owners are getting screwed.” Democratic candidate for Congress makes a GREAT video on cronyism and the over regulation of small business

ACC is a completely non-partisan organization. We do not support/endorse or oppose any candidate for office. We believe that both major parties are heavily influenced by special interests and will report on crony capitalism wherever and whenever we see it.

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The lobbying reform that enriched Congress

Lobbying is the big prize at the end of the line for many members of Congress. If one is already rich one can stick around as Senator or Representative. If however one is not rich K Street and the life of Gucci Gulch is always there. No one (it seems) leaves. No one quits. They shift, and they shift from Capitol Hill to Downtown a few blocks to the south and west.

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AG Loretta Lynch Can’t Make Her Mouth Say: ‘Driving 65 MPH in a 55 MPH Zone Is Against the Law’

Is it against the law? Well, I suppose that depends on what the definition of “is” is.

She didn’t say this but she might as well have.

(From PJMedia)

During Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s exasperating appearance before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, she refused to answer the simplest of questions put to her by Republicans on the panel. Rather than answer basic questions, she repeatedly suggested that the answer depended on the circumstances.

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Uber happy to help Dems in Philly, Won’t do business with GOP in Cleveland

Both conventions will no doubt be ridiculous spectacles. But Uber feels that the spectacle in the City of Brotherly Love is more politically advantageous than hanging with Republicans. This despite the fact that Democrats across the nation have fought Uber’s efforts to expand at every turn and that both Clinton and Sanders have been highly critical of the company. (This is actually one of the main reasons Uber is passing on Cleveland of course. They are intimidated and figure Clinton will likely win so it’s not worth being “tarnished”

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Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown learned Friday that she could face more than 300 years in prison (for fraud)

Well, we’ll see what happens with Ms. Brown. Looks like she was a bit too blatant in her efforts, but the courts will decide that. However I think this quote from the article is very telling,

“The government’s decision to treat Congresswoman Brown like a common criminal instead of a member of Congress shows that this is a politically motivated prosecution,” she said.

The beef here seems to be that Ms. Brown is not getting the customary treatment for Representatives.

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Did you know that taxpayers continue to fund an office and staff for former Speaker John Boehner? Yep, that guy. (VIDEO)

What kind of “conservative” quits Congress but continues to have the taxpayers pay for an office and staff? No wonder we could never get spending curtailed with Speaker Boehner in office. He didn’t and doesn’t care about the money we send to Washington. Clearly in his eyes such funds are spoils not a precious resource.

Sadly it appears the same can be said for Speaker Ryan.

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