We’re pleased to see movement in this direction from Jindal. We are even more pleased to see that the fight against crony capitalism is becoming a vital issue which candidates feel they must address in the upcoming 2016 election.
Of course it is.
Please please please tell me how the below action is constitutional.
We are citizens. The government needs probable cause and then a warrant to go through our stuff and even then it is to be limited. That is the LAW. Yet law enforcement wants this cyber dragnet.
The truth is some (many) people just want someone to make decisions for them. I am unsure if it is a genetic disposition or whether it is socialization or whether it is both. All I know is some people do not want to control their own lives. They are more comfortable with someone at the helm. They are comforted by a horizon which is limited and defined by others.
Strangely these same people also want to limit the lives of those who prefer to be free.
As a navy brat I moved around a lot. Sometimes we moved across oceans. Millions of other people have done the same thing. Most of us did not get a quarter of a million dollars to relocate however.
I didn’t need to see the ridiculousness of this past week to know that the GOP can’t be trusted to reduce spending. But the current Pentagon budget battle certainly illustrates the point.
The good news is that Ohio may soon legalize the recreational use of cannabis. This is a huge step forward for personal liberty and common sense generally. No one should be going to jail for weed.
But there is a fly in the hash oil. If the new law in Ohio passes, and it likely will, only a few select marijuana “investors” will have the right to grow the plant for profit. Essentially Ohio will create a cartel for weed and that certainly is NOT progress.
Goldman Sachs is a crony capitalist organization. That can be said with certainty.
Orwellian, Bizzaro World, completely whacked out, whatever you want to call it, things have gotten really weird with Obama lately. Weirder than things were, and things were already pretty weird.
Well your conspiracy buddies on Facebook were right I guess. Arkansas may start coming after drivers for a tax on miles driven. Going to work? Pay a tax. Going to church? Pay a tax. Driving to school? Pay a tax. Want to exist as a human being in relatively rural Arkansas where one has to drive everywhere? Pay a tax.
It should be noted that both the upper and lower houses of the state legislature along with the governorship in Arkansas are all controlled by the Republican Party.
A couple of weeks ago we reported that John Boehner was being backed by House Democrats in the face of a rumored leadership coup effort spurred by the libertarian/conservative coalition in the House GOP.
It’s easy to see why the Speaker gets support from the other side of the aisle. Mr. Boehner wants to spend a pile of money just like the Dem leadership before him. Sure the spending is more heavily weighted toward Republican friendly programs, but by and large with Boehner at the helm the taxpayer financed government train will roll on just just as it has.
Mr. Boehner has no intention of reducing the federal government footprint. Ever.