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Tag Archives: Tea Party

Amash’s Likely Primary Win Will Vindicate Libertarian Politics

I actually don’t think libertarian politics needs to be vindicated. It is the future. At least for a large part of the electorate.

Amash is the real deal. He explains each vote he makes on Facebook. He is an ardent critic of big government and of crony capitalism specifically. He is staring down Karl Rove and his money machine in a primary battle as I write this. He was once called an “asshole” by Speaker Boehner. What is NOT to like about this guy?

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Former Export-Import Bank official pleads Fifth

The Export-Import Bank has hit some rough waters. There is a reasonable chance the taxpayer funded corporate slush fund could be abolished. The boondoggle could die. I put the odds at 50/50. We’ll find out in September. If it is ended it would be a significant win for those who are fighting crony capitalism.

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Examiner: Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

An old libertarian friend of mine used to make the point when we discussed the expansion of the state (which was often) that parasites tend not to kill their hosts. Bureaucrats and the political class tend not to kill the productive sector of the economy completely. If the apparatchiks did, they’d die too.

But the operative word here is “tend.” Sometimes parasites do kill their hosts. Sometimes the short term gain is so sweet, or leadership is so inept, that the parasites lose control of themselves. Think Detroit.

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Tim Carney: The Democrats are the party of Big Business and Big Government.

To be fair the Republicans have been the party of big business and big government for a long time too.

But for all the talk of “ending corporate welfare” we’ve heard over the years from the Democrats it sure is disappointing to see how quickly the Dems have abandoned this rhetoric to defend the billion dollar, taxpayer funded corporate slush fund which is the Export-Import Bank of the United States, aka “Boeing’s Bank.”

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