Sen. Cory Booker just introduced a bill that could legalize marijuana nationwide (But it’s got some problems)

Drugs should be a state issue. And as much as legalization is the right way forward, getting federal funds mixed up in the situation is unwise and will only lead to cronyism of one sort or another.

Better to legalize federally and keep Washington out of it. They’ve screwed up enough pot policy over the years.

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Cronycare lives on: McConnell, Senate GOP, want to keep the Obamacare insurance company subsidies

Of course they do. The insurance companies aren’t going to be left hanging out in the wind. Those companies fought for that stream of taxpayer money after all. And darn it, the Senate GOP is going to make sure they keep getting it.

Obamacare was crony from the start and it likely will remain so. Now with the GOP’s blessing.

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Paul Ryan fails again? Democrats celebrate expansion of spending/cronyism in budget deal

Of course they don’t use the word “cronyism” or the term “crony capitalism.” But that’s what the $5 billion in additional spending is all about – cronyism. 

Included in the deal struck with Trump is increased taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood (How such a thing could be funded by taxpayers at all is beyond me, but with a GOP Senate, House, and Presidency?) and a semi-bailout for profligate and utterly dysfunctional Puerto Rico. This is for starters.

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