As we have said before, we have no affiliation with any Koch organization. We have some issues with the Kochs but we also have great respect for much of the work the Kochs have done and continue to do.
A blistering piece by Matthew Continetti chronicling the crony capitalist and some would say “un-american” exploits of the leader of the Senate. Harry Reid is a crony capitalist of the first order and he has brought along his family. (As any crony capitalist worth his salt does.)
Reid is a multi-millionaire, yet he’s spent practically his entire life in politics. A route for a comfortable life to be sure but not the way in the United State to vast riches. (Historically, things are different now.) How did he get so rich?
Casinos want people to zone out for hours in front of slot machines in their establishments, not at home in front of laptops.
In fairness many people who still advocate for big government don’t yet understand that they have been left behind. Harry Reid just expresses his backwardness with such smarm and with such breathless exasperation that one can’t help but find it entertaining. His recent attacks on the Kochs have been hilarious.*
Oh wait, they’re spying on me? Then that’s a different matter. I thought they were only going after people I didn’t like – which coincidentally is pretty much everyone but me.
This won’t do. I am part of the court, the political class. I am a US Senator, your rules do not apply to me!
Funny how it works. You sell your fellow citizens down the river. You allow the NSA to violate the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. You allow some of the most basic principals of this Republic to be undermined, and wow – it comes back to bite you in the ass. Who would have thought this could happen?
Dave Camp in the House and David Vitter in the Senate are looking to address the implicit subsidy granted to banks designated as too big to fail. These banks are able to borrow at lower than true market rates because they are backed by the US taxpayer. Their smaller competitors who do not have this taxpayer financed guarantee must borrow at higher rates and so are at even more of a disadvantage versus the big guys. Over time this means that capital will increasingly move from small banks to large. (This is just one of the problems with Dodd-Frank.)
Senators are paid well, but they have significant expenses too. How Harry Reid has become such a rich man while in the Senate is a question worth exploring. The Washington Times is poking around..
Audit (then end) the Fed.