As a general rule it’s probably pretty wise to “hate” any piece of legislation Dick Durbin is behind.
Now who pays for those grants?
The teachers unions want desperately to maintain their near monopoly.
Public school teachers are arguably the most important voting block for the Democrats by the way.
Regardless of where one is in the great vaccine debate I think most of us can agree that the state should not have the authority to FORCIBLY vaccinate people. Additionally Americans should understand that vaccines are good business for some drug manufacturers. Manufactures who have lobbyists. Think about that for a second.
Nothing like an exclusive government granted license for a product, and then a government mandate that citizens use the product, for the corporate bottom line.
Indeed Obamacare is a massive, colossal vehicle for crony capitalism. We have maintained this from the very beginning of the program. It is full of sweetheart deals, exceptions for politically powerful groups, and most importantly nice fat revenue streams to the health care monolith. It should always be remembered that pharma and the insurance industry wrote big parts of Obamacare. It’s how the Dems bought off industry to squeeze in a highly partisan, hyper-partisan, piece of legislation.
I have to admit I do love the gull wing doors. However the last taxpayer backed car with gull wing doors didn’t do so well.
We’ve said before that Elon Musk isn’t a crony king (other people hold that crown) but more of a crony prince. But he is a crony to be sure (no matter how much good press he gets) as many of his most famous endeavors hinge on government (taxpayer) funding. Tesla,
The “climate initiative” thing or whatever that Obama came back from Paris with and the Republican congressional leadership made sure was funded has “scheme” written all over it. (And “scheme” is the nice word.) The cronies in many poor countries saw an opportunity to line their pockets with the adoption of the initiative and so supported it in the UN.
So enjoy watching billions of your money going to crony despots of all kinds all around the world in the name of fighting “climate change.”
Ms. Jarrett has played the crony capitalism game well. Granted she did come from Chicago which has a climate which is highly conducive to cronyism, but she has been particularly adept.
We have chronicled her exploits in the past and this new information is not a surprise. This is how cronies do it. The connected get checks. That’s the way it goes. The bigger the government, the more opportunities for cronyism. That’s why cronies always want more government.
Now let’s just guess whether the crony classes in these poor countries will just happen to pocket all of this “climate mitigation” money. OK, let’s not guess because we know the answer. Of course it’s a scam. But it’s dressed up as “social justice” of course.
I like the way this professor thinks. Why not create a tourist destination which makes use of New York State’s seemingly unending corruption? There’ll always be something new to explore, and New Yorkers and other folks from all around will be able to come and learn in detail about the underbelly of the Empire State.
Seriously, it’s a great idea. In fact someone ought to do one in Downtown Washington DC. I’d bet it would be a solid draw.
The organization which distributes the money to companies adamantly denies any fraud.
Say what you want about Walmart but the place delivers for its customers. The store offers inexpensive relatively high quality goods which help people make ends meet. The slogan, Save Money, Live Better is legit. The company is by no means perfect, (it has some really crony tendencies) but it deserves credit occasionally for the good things it does.
Consider the power a smartphone puts in the hands of people. Now for $10? That’s practically a miracle.
It is gratifying to see crony capitalism getting the attention it is in the GOP debates. Every major Republican candidate has weighed in on the issue, one way or another. Ms. Fiorina rightly sees the crony nature of Obamacare, and made an issue of it last night. The ACA was indeed written by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. It’s the only reason, ultimately, Obamacare became law.
The old joke is that many a congressperson gets elected by explaining to his constituents that he is going to go to Washington so that he can drain the swamp. But once he gets to DC he decides that the “swamp” is more like a hot tub and he slides right in, martini in hand. Looks like we lost another one to the hot tub.
And the guy is from West Tennessee too. Real “Murica”