As a general rule it’s probably pretty wise to “hate” any piece of legislation Dick Durbin is behind.
Crony capitalism is rife at all levels of government.
The Independent: We didn’t like it when Obama did it. We don’t like it when Trump does it.
CNN is kind of the TV flagship for the #cronymedia, (The mother ship is The New York Times) which in the wake of the recent election isn’t enjoying the same kind of crony status any longer. This could be very interesting.
Say what one wants about O’Keefe, but the guy is fearless and I wouldn’t be surprised to see serious nastiness from CNN in the release. As I’ve said before, I once interned for a “conservative” news network (not Fox) and even there the production staff was all basically “liberal.”
Sorry, hunger is not funny. But have you noticed that it is in socialist countries that famine seems most likely to break out? Soviet era Ukraine. Mao’s China. (43 million people died in Mao’s famine.) Ethiopia. North Korea. Venezuela. (Though thank God, “famine” is probably not the most accurate word for what is happening in Venezuela, yet.) This is because governments can not allocate resources effectively. Even simple things like food markets will fail if regulated from on high enough.
My grandmother considered FDR to be a near dictator, if not a dictator.
Of course many people loved FDR. But many people loved Mussolini, Juan Peron, and Fidel Castro too.
We at ACC watch these things tick by tick. There does seem to be a broad coordinated effort to undermine Trump at every turn. That is part of politics.
But it’s not like much of the current tumult is just some grass roots thing or something.
That’s not to say that presidents shouldn’t be opposed. Shoot, whatever the party the general disposition of liberty loving people should be generally standoffish – at best –
“Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” – Neocon Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.
I like Charles Hugh Smith and this is his infographic.
Do “progressives” (and Bushite neoconservatives) hate Trump and “the deplorables” so much that they would sell their collective souls to the “deep state” to take Trump out? I hope not but I think many would happily do it.
And guess what? That means better food for all Minnesotans. At lower prices too. Not to mention a way for people to make a living.
Trump had said that the Export-Import Bank of the United States was a bad idea. An example of classic crony capitalism. But that position may have just changed. If so that would be disappointing, bad for taxpayers, and would further our system of crony capitalism.
The Export-Import Bank should die. If it doesn’t with a GOP president, Senate, and House then that tells taxpayers all they need to know.
Winners and losers in the marketplace should be determined, well, by the marketplace. Not politicians. Though Trump has made some headway and has indicated his desire to make more headway on taxes and regulations, his personal intervention into the marketplace is of very serious concern. Businesses should be allowed to do business without fear that the President might just blow up a company with a tweet.
Of course many of these companies, particularly the largest ones,