Think about this. It’s STILL true.
This is almost as bad as the taxi association guy in Chicago who threatened to out local gay alderman if they voted to let Uber operate within the city.
The taxi guys (not the drivers for the most part) are used to getting their way. They are used to cozy relationships with city halls all across America. What they aren’t used to is market presure to increase the value of their service for their customers. Now, after years of neglect the taxi guys are complaining. Sorry guys.
I am personally on the record as agreeing with this sentiment. Legalization of cannabis nationally and then the state to state regulation of pot is the Constitutional position. It is the limited government position. There should be no federal prohibition of marijuana.
This is about right.
Well, the stakes are high for the teacher’s unions. California is a place where teachers get a particularly sweet deal and hold considerable political sway. But the union guy for the job, Tom Torlakson, is being beaten by a charter school advocate, Marshall Tuck. Both men are Dems, but Tuck could be a change agent and the unions fear him.
Boy, you know you are in California when the “conservative” candidate (Tuck) has received money from Michael Bloomberg.
|Thomas F. Steyer||$73,725,000|
|J. Joe Ricketts||$4,870,000|
|Richard E. Uihlein||$4,235,000|
|Robert C. McNair||$3,500,000|
|Warren A. Stephens/Stephens Inc.||$3,035,000|
|James H. Simons||$3,000,000|
|Kenneth C. Griffin||$2,825,000|
|Joseph W. Craft III||$2,625,000|
|Seth A. Klarman||$2,600,000|
|B. Wayne Hughes Sr.||$2,500,000|
|Kenneth W. Davis Jr.||$2,458,911|
|Ronnie Cameron/Mountaire Corp.||$2,350,000|
|John W. Childs||$2,165,000|
|S. Donald Sussman||$2,025,000|
|Charles G. Koch||$2,000,000|
|David H. Koch||$2,000,000|
|Amy Goldman Fowler||$1,999,760|
|George M. Marcus||$1,750,000|
|Herbert M. Sandler||$1,700,000|
|Jon L. Stryker||$1,625,000|
|Anne Getty Earhart||$1,600,000|
|Ronald M. Firman||$1,476,620|
|Daniel S. Loeb||$1,250,000|
|Robert B. Rowling/TRT Holdings||$1,200,000|
|Ian M. Cumming||$1,025,000|
|Julian H. Robertson Jr.||$1,012,000|
|Clarence L. Werner||$1,000,000|
Source: Federal Election Commission
By Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
Say what you want about Nader, but the guy isn’t bought and sold. And for someone who has made his life in Washington DC that is saying one heck of a lot.
I had forgotten all about Bill Ackman and his crony crusade against Herbalife. As I remember it was a pissing contest between two investment big shots and Ackman thought he could get his friends in government to take the company down.
Not that there is any love for Herbalife here, but it’s good to see that this particular crony capitalist is being handed his lunch.
This is encouraging. If there is any place where free market reforms can help people practically immediately it is in the inner cities of the United States. Decades of massive government in our metropolises have created nothing but poverty and war zones, death, addiction, and despair.
This is of particular note as this comes from a journalist who is not known as hostile to the president. She is the DC bureau chief for the USA Today. In fact Ms. Page even regularly hosts the Diane Rehm Show which is the flagship program of WAMU the Washington DC NPR station. In other words she won’t be working at Fox News anytime soon.