This is actually bigger news than one might initially think. NOBODY gets fired from government jobs. Technically, in government, “not doing anything” in many states probably isn’t even cause. You think I’m joking.
“Operation Choke Point” was one of the most crony programs of Obama’s deeply crony 8 years. (Why are some people still surprised when Obama’s cronyism is pointed out? It’s weird.)
Choke Point was about putting pressure on banks to stop doing business with legitimate businesses, like gun manufacturers etc. And the banks largely complied because they got their bailout a few years ago and because they didn’t want the Feds breathing down their necks.
It was crony bullying from the Justice Department and thankfully this horrible scheme is now dead.
Is that a laptop?
There is a real emergence of totalitarianism on what is often called the “left” in this country. With Trump’s election it seems some people have become completely disconnected from adult level thought. They really do think that Trump is Hitler. They honest to God think that he is and that their virtue signaling and general bitching is somehow heroic. It’s the “resistance” after all. Free college. Free phones. Free everything. The “1%” is why my life sucks –
Musk’s business is not primarily cars or solar panels. It’s taxpayer financed subsidies.
This is a real positive. But 11,000 should only be the beginning. Our taxpayer financed bureaucracy is a target rich environment.
Given advancements in automation and in technology generally the Obama years should be the high water mark for federal employment. From here on out – and I mean from here until eternity – there is no need to add one more net federal employee. No reason.
David Brock and George Soros were tightly tied in with the Obama White House. Then they got slammed by Trump. Since being demolished they’ve coordinated an effort to derail the current president.
It’s spin. It’s political information warfare. Media Matters was the de facto Ministry of Information for Obama (and his sponsors). And they don’t like that they got housed. They don’t like that the everyday American raised their voice.
Trump ain’t perfect but at least he isn’t sponsored by George Soros like Obama and Hillary were.
Google, Huffpo, Yahoo News. This is “diversity.”
See some went to one of the lesser Ivys (probably Brown or Penn) a couple went to Georgetown. One went to UC Davis.
The above (pic) is a big part of the problem. If an organization is going to preach “diversity” it needs to walk the walk. And key to ACTUAL diversity is diversity of opinion. But like many universities many of America’s largest companies (particularly in tech) do not want ACTUAL diversity.
It’s half because of stupid rules and half because of connected contractors (and others) on the take. This bathroom was built with union labor at artificially high rates of pay.
Government does not care that the money for these projects, which always run over projected (already high) costs, comes from taxpayers who earned the money and then had to give it to the government. Governments just don’t care. They don’t respect the taxpayers – who have little power versus connected interests.
The insurance company CEO has spoken. So there you go. Obamcare shows its true face. Crony from the begining.
The insurance companies want their Obamcare bailout, and at this point they seriously think they might be able to get one.
The insurance companies wrote Obamacare in partnership with the Obama White House and a Dem Congress. They pushed it through in the face of massive resistance from the American people and with some very questionable parliamentary gymnastics before Scott Brown was able to take his seat in the Senate.
From 2012 by a friend of Against Crony Capitalism. If you really want to understand crony capitalism (and fascism) read this piece. It’s long. It’s challenging. But it is high quality reading.
Fascism is real. It is here. And it is not what many people think it is.
First The Washington Post sounds halfway rational on the minimum wage issue. And now this from the LA Times?
Remember folks, and this is one of the few economic/political axioms out there, socialism always fails because it is based on falsehood fundamentally. Particularly false PRICES. And the degree to which socialism fails (eventually) correlates directly to the amount of socialism instituted. The bigger the socialism, the bigger the ultimate failure.
The communists were deeply against the family. They celebrated children who turned their parents in for anti-state dispositions.
Indeed there is an old communist/socialist adage that holds one must indoctrinate a child in socialism before he or she is too big to fit sideways on the bed. If they aren’t brainwashed into their love of the state very early the child’s love of family will take over.
Consider that for a moment.
There are many people in this country who abhor the family unit and are more than happy to see the family’s destruction as an informal institution.