Why do politicians so like hanging out with entertainment industry types? I suppose it’s just that egos tend to attract one another. That and the money Hollywood doles out to coffers, in this case after Cuomo took the money from New York taxpayers and gave it to Hollywood first. But don’t call it a kickback.
Obamacare is a disaster for a multitude of reasons, most of which we have documented here at one time or another. But it looks like the program will survive in some form and will be yet another government created vampire which slowly saps the energy of the US economy.
There’s always more than immediately meets the eye in Washington DC.
Technically Hong Kong is now part of communist China, yet today it is perhaps the freest and one of the wealthiest places on Earth. One man, Sir John James Cowperthwaite, had everything to do with this.
New York is not the most straightforward place to do business. The politicians of the state have long asserted their “right” to meddle (one way or the other) in the affairs of the private sector. Late night comedy it appears to be no exception.
Some people get on us for pointing out that public employee unions are kind of a JV crony team which costs the taxpayers of this country billions each year. Invariably the people who benefit form unionized government work howl and insist that they are in fact the “good guys.” They are just trying to do their job and to be paid adequately for it. And oh, by the way, don’t touch their pension. We should focus our attention on the evil corporate America.
I am pretty sure the point the creators of this infographic are trying to make is that the bazillionares should “pay their fair share.”
I have a different take.
We often write about people who get into government and then live “rich” thanks to taxpayer money. It happens all the time in a myriad of forms. Meals, travel, conferences, hotels, you name it. Our officials like to live well and this is abuse enough of the taxpayer.
I was recently talking with a friend who happens to be Jewish about aid to Israel. We were discussing Rand Paul and the dance he has to do with the official American Jewish political community on the issue of aid to Israel. Many in the pro-Israel crowd are vehemently against US aid to Israel being cut. They fear that Rand Paul would be open to the idea. For many American Jews this is a huge issue.
Why is it that these sort of programs never seem to help the people for which they are intended? Ever notice that?