Audit the Pentagon before we increase defense spending by tens of billions

What a novel idea! Maybe we should figure out where we are wasting billions and billions of dollars before we start spending billions and billions more. I know it’s a crazy notion, but maybe we should give it a shot. I mean it’s only our money right?

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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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Hey New York Times, let’s get something straight, Obama had the “Lawless Presidency”

As we’ve said here many times we have plenty of problems with Mr. Trump. But Trump’s critique of the old media, legacy media, whatever, is pretty spot on. The media helped Obama get elected, protected Obama during his presidency, (A pretty good case could have been made for Obama’s impeachment.) and went whole hog in for Hillary Clinton. Of course The New York Times and CNN are pissed. THEY LOST.

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Why the Democrats are making a big mistake by obsessing over Russia

Allegedly.

The Democrats are in many respects a regional party now. The current obsession with Russia and the effort to take Trump down, at what seems almost any cost has become clinical. The Dems seem to have divorced themselves from reality and now wring their hands – gollum like – as they contemplate Trump’s downfall. It’s weird. It is bad for the country to say the least. And it isn’t good for the Dems.

Consider that Maxine Waters is now held up as a leader within the party.

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IRS execs: Our lives at risk in TEA Party case, Want to hide details from public

Lerner and company want to keep what they did secret. But we need to know what happened.

(From Cincinnati.com)

“This documentation, as the court will see, makes very personal references and contains graphic, profane and disturbing language that would lead to unnecessary intrusion and embarrassment if made public,” their attorneys argued in a recent court brief. “Public dissemination of their deposition testimony would put their lives in serious jeopardy.”

Attorneys for the tea party groups suing the IRS say the argument against full disclosure doesn’t hold up.

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Al Gore still wants a carbon tax (Has he learned nothing over the last decade and a half, aside from the value of stock options?)

I won’t go into details but I know a fair amount about a carbon tax. I even once hosted a discussion on Wall Street in front of business leaders on the topic. All of the people on stage with me were pro-tax. Our readers know where I am on taxes of any sort. I was the moderator.

I am very familiar with the costs of a carbon tax to the economy,

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Why a Congress that’s protesting wasteful spending wants $77 million more for itself

Everyone wants something.

$77 million for Capitol Hill police and the Library of Congress is a relative pittance but it is the principle that matters. If this Congress is actually “conservative” (sic) spending should go down for pretty much everything. (Including the bloated military by the way.)

But we know that the “conservatives” in Congress don’t agree with the actual shrinking of government. We’ve learned that. But they do like to talk about it.

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The TEA Party was and is the ACTUAL RESISTANCE, not the big government people, certainly not Hillary supporters

A friend of mine just told me that movie theaters across the nation will soon be showing the movie 1984 in protest of the Trump administration. My friend looked at me incredulously and asked, “Where the hell were these people during the Obama administration?”

Now I couldn’t be more for millions of people watching 1984, I don’t care why.

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Is the Military Really “Depleted” After Years of Record-High Spending?

Why do conservatives always fall for the defense spending bit? We should be cutting agencies AND the Pentagon, not expanding the Pentagon.

Conservatives want lower taxes right? Smaller government? Well, the military is BIG government, and often deeply crony to boot.

Necessary? Yes. But at current levels? No.

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