The credibility train has long, long left this White House. Michelle Obama goes to Hollywood, hustles for campaign money, and then complains about how much money is in politics. It’s just bizarre. Politicians are a weird breed but the disconnect seems to be getting bigger and bigger these days.
(From The Washington Times)
“There is something you can do right now today to make a difference, and that is to write a big, fat check. I kid you not,” she said. “I’m going to be honest with you. That’s what we need you to do right now. We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”
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“I’m going to be honest with you?” As opposed to what? A standard dishonesty?
It is time to do a comprehensive audit of the Pentagon. It’s supposed to have been audited long ago, and on an on-going basis but brass has said that such an audit just can’t be done. The military is just too big.
Well, I say we give it a shot.
Want to bid for airwave space? Do you do too much business to qualify for “small business” bidding status and the benefits which go with it? Well, then just call up your buddies in Washington and get a waiver. It helps if you give hundreds of thousands of dollars to the President though. Just keep that in mind.
The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg argues that what is called the American “Left” will never really fight crony capitalism. That what the progressives actually want is not the separation of business and the state but business which will do as it is told. Business as junior partner to the government. A lapdog.
Is he right?
Veronique de Rugy is one of the leading voices in the fight against crony capitalism. I highly recommend a follow on Twitter, . Below are her thoughts on the Export-Import Bank of the United States, aka Boeing’s Bank, aka “The Crony Capitalism Machine.”
Earlier today the DC Circuit Court ruled that those who buy health insurance through the federal healthcare exchange (Healthcare.gov) are not eligible for offsetting subsidies. The ruling came careening out of nowhere and it hammers the Obamacare law.
At best we have been treading water since 2008. Check that, we’ve been treading water while the tide continues, unrelentingly to go out.
We’ve been reporting on this for a while but there was a hearing in Congress yesterday on Op Chokepoint.
Look, I think there should be a phase out of the old system over say 10 years.
Older people have made calculations with the idea that Social Security would be there forever as it is now. Most people are not economists. They just did their thing in their working life and then retired as they were told they should. If we are going to change social security we should be sensitive to this very important (and very political) point.
The Fed’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a crony capitalist’s dream, but don’t expect to read about it in the press, especially in Bloomberg.
In the story below, a Bloomberg reporter refuses to acknowledge that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is renting space from an Obama bundler (major fundraiser) while its boondoggle building is being built.