Obamacare, more than anything is a big giveaway to the health insurance industry. It’s a crony capitalist scheme to its core and more people (and entire states) are coming to realize this.
The Obama administration thought it could buy off industry and it did. But industry did not anticipate how incompetent this administration was. It bought the show and dazzle.
It’s good to see the supposed “small government conservatives” undoing the sequester. What a principled group the GOP leadership is. Got to protect that military spending. It’s not like we are winding down 2 wars or anything. Just keep that cash flowing just like it was before. We can afford it.
With an administration reeling from its failed Obamacare launch, the president has brought in outside insider help. John Podesta, former Clinton Chief of Staff and lobbyist for BP and Walmart, will focus on how to use executive orders to legislate from the executive branch. (This is of course in violation of the separation of powers in the Constitution and a clear threat to America but Politico makes no mention of this.)
All I will say is that I am happy to pay my taxes and that I can’t say anything for the book at the end of the video which is promoted as I have never heard of it.
These guys never stop. I respect that about JP (in the way that I respect the Empire in Star Wars) and there is something to be said for an idea so disruptive that it attracts the sharks at JP.
Solar power is good. In fact I grew up with water heated by solar panels installed by my electrical engineer dad. It worked great and that was in the mid 1980s. I have probably taken more energy off the grid than most people in America have. (Or more precisely my dad did.)
You know what isn’t good? Solar subsidies targeted at achieving unattainable goals but which will fatten the pockets of the politically favored.
The battle for the heart of the GOP is on. The establishment Republican Party is not concerned with liberty, it is concerned with power. As freedom and dignity ebb away, day by day, month by month, for the average person, the GOP leadership cruises along muttering under its breath about the Tea Party. The turd in the punch bowl. The party poopers. The guys and gals who actually want to reverse the growth of government. Don’t the small government people know that there is no money in taking favors away from donors.
These companies probably legitimately care about Internet freedom, and they are probably sick of being pushed around by the Feds, but this letter has everything to do with business. If people can’t trust that their Gmail is secure (and boy is it not) this will eventually affect Google’s bottom line. If people think that doing business with Microsoft also means giving the NSA a back door into the heart of their enterprise, people will stop buying Microsoft.
We spend a good amount of time arguing against the expansion of the state. We particularly don’t like it when the state and special interests, banks, other large industries, unions, etc, come together with the state. We argue that the state must be reduced in size to reduce the system of corruption we now are witness to.