Jake Novak at CNBC does get one thing right in this very strange and I would say ill informed op-ed. Even though he says from the outset that he is actually for legalization he explains why legal pot will nonetheless contribute to income inequality. I think his concerns for the most part are not really concerns. At least not on a societal level.
It is New York state. I just assume when I pass over the state line that it’s pay to play there. Like Mexico. So what if the governor received over a half million in contributions from companies which later got big tax credits. No big deal.
Yet some still wonder why people are leaving the state.
Many of these fees came to Mr. Clinton while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State, which as they say raises some eyebrows, or at least should.
We are for small government here. It is a simple fact that crony capitalism can’t happen without an activist state.
Government should be modest and inexpensive. To the degree possible it should be invisible. Government should be tolerated, never celebrated. When government is celebrated things go wrong. Detroit, the Soviet Union, post World War II Britain, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, the Great Society, the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act, the list is nearly endless.
There is almost no reason why the GOP should seek to impeach the President. Mr. Obama has been hobbled by the electorate and the Supreme Court and now his philosophy and general ham handedness is on display for the world to see. The GOP wants to win elections. The party is happy to have Obama implode over the next 3 years.
This takes “cashing in” to a whole new level.
I love that “brain drain” is in quotes.
So the I guess the Fed needs to start thinking about cutting rates right? No one can afford monthly payments because rates are too high right? But they are as low practically as they have ever been you say? Uh oh, what does that mean?
An old libertarian friend of mine used to make the point when we discussed the expansion of the state (which was often) that parasites tend not to kill their hosts. Bureaucrats and the political class tend not to kill the productive sector of the economy completely. If the apparatchiks did, they’d die too.
But the operative word here is “tend.” Sometimes parasites do kill their hosts. Sometimes the short term gain is so sweet, or leadership is so inept, that the parasites lose control of themselves. Think Detroit.
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.”
“I’m going to be honest with you?” As opposed to what? A standard dishonesty?