Tom Woods is a particular favorite around here.
The EPA spill on the Animas.
We have said this multiple times in this space. There is no greater polluter than the government. Yet so many environmentalists place such faith in government. It’s strange. It’s like a girlfriend who thinks she can “change” her new boyfriend. – It usually doesn’t work out well. The words “abusive relationship” come to mind.
Where does the time go? (And the tax money?)
As we have said before, there is no group who has gotten a more rotten deal from the US government than the American Indians. And that deal continues to this day. Many American Indians live in the last pockets of the 3rd world in the United States. Under the direct watch of Washington bureaucrats of course. (Who are often paid nicely.)
The student loan program has long been a mess. In 2009 the government cut out the middleman and made it even worse. (If you can believe it.)
Student loans are couched as aid to students. They really are streams of income from the federal government straight to the massive university system. The administrators, the full professors, the real estate developers, etc. etc. But the student is on the hook. The student is just the conduit for this cash.
A 30 years war against the Feds, and the guy was victorious. Good for him.
A growing workforce.
Get this, the company is called UNICOR. Didn’t the scientist in Terminator 2 work for that company? Or maybe it’s the company in Robocop. Whatever. If you want your call center needs met at “offshore prices” time to team up with the prison workforce experts.
These people work for below minimum wage, and likely below the natural wage rate too, because they are locked up in prison. The taxpayers pay to house these folks,
Greenpeace and the Tea Party on the same side of this one.
The states have finally started to reawaken to their power. A good trend.
Schumer, Schumer, Schumer, that’s what you get for telling the truth. You see, come what may, no matter the reality, if everyone stays on message there no problem.
This isn’t new but it deserves attention. Much of life, and especially political life is engaged in online these days. It’s no surprise that the government is interested in controlling what goes on there.
Why should we expect federal employees to actually work for us? Wouldn’t our money be better used if we paid these federal employees to organize their unions so that they can figure out how to squeeze more money from us?
Good news. We already pay them to do that!
As Bill Frezza correctly identifies in the attached piece, the federal indictment of FedEx on drug trafficking charges is a shakedown pure and simple. For $1.6 billion.
Cough it up FedEx.
The federal government never stops seeking to expand its reach. That’s what it does. It consumes. It controls. It compels. It takes. The only check on its power is a vigilant citizenry. In Texas there are some vigilant citizens.
The feds are literally seeking to take tens of thousands of acres from private property owners and the state of Texas for their own. The state AG, who it must be noted is also running for governor, has asked the BLM to kindly return to Washington DC.