Goldman (Government) Sachs Says It May Be Forced to Fundamentally Question How Capitalism Is Working (Funny, Goldman doesn’t like capitalism anyway)

Goldman was President Obama’s number 1 private contributor in the 2008 election.

Goldman should be dead. Door knob. A chapter in American finance history, but a chapter about the past. It should no longer exist. It is not an example of American capitalism. It is crony capitalism at its worst. It is a bailout bank. It took from you because of its mistakes and “profited” with ill gotten funds. You kept Goldman Sachs alive. The government gave you no other choice.

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REPORTER: DOJ, FBI “SUPER P***ED OFF” at Obama White House Over Clinton Investigation (VIDEO)

This is just getting ugly. Is Obama willing to throw all in with Hillary Clinton on this? If he does it will be one of the things that defines his presidency. That’s a big gamble. If this investigation is hung up for political reasons, say just long enough so that Clinton can get the nomination, that will really be pretty rotten and will only further show to the American people that there are rules for the political class and then there are rules for everyone else.

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How did my communist family get it so wrong? Because politics was their religion

Socialism, the Marxist disposition, is absolutely a religion. It is a faith system. It has its saints and sacraments. It is a worldview which offers answers. (If typically the wrong ones.)  We have touched on this issue in the past but today Martin Kettle at The Guardian discusses his experience with the faith having been raised as a “red diaper baby” in the UK.

He warns of the reemergence of the materialist opium eaters in his country.

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Top Dem: Obama to Sign Executive Order Controlling Prescription Drug Prices

Hopefully this is just Charlie Rangle talking like he always does. But who knows. This could be a trial balloon.

What “controlling prescription drug prices” means no one knows. But “controlling” any prices is the stuff of economic ignorance. Prices should be free. When prices are free we can actually see what prices are telling us which is better for almost everyone.

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Clinton Camp: Intel Inspector General is leaking details of Clinton email scandal “selectively”

A leak?

This is actually not an entirely new story.  Last year Ed Klein reported that Bill Clinton believed that the Obama White House was leaking stories about Hillary. It was a heck of a claim and didn’t get a ton of coverage.

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And now a clip of Bernie Sanders taking Hillary Clinton to task (at the debate) for the $600,000 she’s taken from Goldman Sachs in the past year (VIDEO)

We have no horse in the presidential race as we often say but we sure have an issue with Government Sachs, the bank which long ago should have died but was saved by virtue of its connections in government. (Not the only bank.) The bank then, post-2008 went on to expand further around the world all fresh and “recapitalized.” (Recapitalized with your money.)

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A National ID Card Is Coming Soon — and You Will Need It to Fly and Drive

Let’s just make sure everything’s in order…

It’s for your own good you know. If the government didn’t track your whereabouts who would? And what if you’re a terrorist? What then? Yes, everyone must now subject themselves to the ever prying state wherever one goes. Because you know, that’s the spirit of America, land of the free and home of the brave.

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Wow: Clinton Considered Secret Plan to Spark Palestinian Protests, Sought To Use Clinton Foundation Donors to Pressure Israel

OK, this is pretty darn interesting. So some of the folks at State thought it would be a good idea to foment unrest in the Palestinian Territories (or whatever you want to call them) to force Israel to the negotiating table? Gee, I wonder why Netanyahu has such a problem with the current White House?

Anyone who reads us regularly knows that we have our issues with Israel, significant issues. On the other hand we also recognize Israel as an important ally (if not always a friend) in the Middle East.

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Valerie Jarrett: Don’t worry the president is not circumventing Congress on gun control (Whew, I feel so much better)

One of the common themes of a crony political system is that the executive always seeks to expand its authority. A republic is such a messy and difficult way to get things done. What we need is someone who will “do something” even if that “something” is something that may or may not be in violation of the Constitution.

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How Liberals Are the New Autocrats

A message from your “betters.”

I always feel like the word “liberal” should be put into quotes these days. A classical liberal, of which I count myself one is for the Enlightenment, the actualization of the individual, respect for the individual in the face of state force, small government and a very limited bureaucratic class. In many respects what is called “liberal” in this country is mostly the opposite of these things. “Liberals” of the modern variety are very enamored with the state and the force it brings to create a vision of the world they like.

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Obama wishes that he was FDR, Thank God he’s incapable of doing what FDR did

To our liberal friends out there I ask for your indulgence. I have been thinking quite a lot about the presidency over the last couple of days and the power we have vested in the institution. (Or perhaps more accurately the power that has been taken by the institution.) 

Presidents always seem to want more power. Republican or Democrat this has been true. But I think this has been particularly true for our current president.

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Washington Post: President Obama’s recent vetoes were unconstitutional. Congress should sue him.

You know things are messed up when the Washington Post is calling on Congress, a Republican Congress, to sue the President.

This president has built on the lawlessness of prior executives. He has tried to “govern” with a “pen and phone.” Thankfully the courts have checked him on many of his overreaches. (But not enough.)

Congress needs to take this up. (If Congress has the guts to actually do its job. I’m looking at you Mr.

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