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Tag Archives: cronyism

Congress Looking Into Why IRS Has BIG MONEY Contract With Botched Healthcare.gov Company

One would have thought given how terrible the Obamacare rollout was that CGI (the company which designed the website for the program) would have been run out on a rail by this administration. Even despite the fact that one of CGI’s senior executives was Michelle Obama’s roommate at Princeton. Healthcare.gov was a cluster-you-know-what for the ages.

One would be wrong however.

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Forget College For Everyone: Forgive Student Loans (?) And End Further Subsidies

The recent proposal from the president to have the middle class pay for community college for “everyone” (Largely by raising taxes on 529 plans. How stupid is that?) is little more than an attempt to buy votes from potential students who don’t know better and to reward a university industry which overwhelmingly supports the president.

Again it is the middle class, not the rich (as has been sold) which will pay for this.

Below is a not so modest proposal for a better way. It has some merit. This is not an endorsement, but it deserves thought. We certainly need to stop the academic gravy train in this country and government sponsored debt servitude.

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Iowa Ethanol Lobby Starts 2016 Campaign to Regain Its Influence

Ethanol makes no sense financially (for the country, for farmers it can be great), environmentally, and some people say it kills your gasoline engine when it is blended in. And yet the corn growers hold huge political sway and have been able to wrangle billions in subsidies for their crop.

Why?

That Iowa, where a lot of corn is grown holds the first presidential caucus has a lot to do with it.

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More Crony Clinton: (Hillary) plans to astound, intimidate with fundraising ‘like nothing you’ve seen’

Well she’s been doing the rounds for a long time already. 29 of the Dow 30 have already sent checks her way. But more money is coming.

I wonder what our friends on the legitimate Left are going to do about this? In the end probably vote to perpetuate crony capitalism I suspect.

As we’ve said before, many interests are very keen on seeing a Hillary/Jeb or Christie or Romney race in 2016. For the crony class it will be a win either way.

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Center for American Progress reveals its top donors, Walmart, Microsoft, Bank of America among big givers

CAP is one of the most influential polical organizations in DC and until recently it was headed by John Podesta who left to join the current White House. He was Bill Clinton’s 4th Chief of Staff and will likely feature prominently in any Hillary Clinton run for the presidency.

As its name implies CAP is associated with creating and disseminating “progressive” policy positions. Interesting then that so many large corporations and wealthy individuals give so generously to it.

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Rand Paul’s SOTU response: “We will not cut one penny from the safety net until we’ve cut every penny from corporate welfare.”

I’m cool with this. Sure the so called “safety net” has tons of fraud in it. Sure it often discourages people from being productive parts of society.These issues need to be addressed, and God willing they will be. But I think it’s pretty reasonable to say that taxpayers shouldn’t be paying one dime to corporations and that crony capitalism should be first on the chopping block.

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