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Tag Archives: Tea Party

The Party of Small Government: Republican governors across the country are trying to raise taxes

When push comes to shove, it’s easier for many supposedly “conservative” governors to propose a tax increase with supposed benefits for his or her state than it is to simply let people keep their own money. The money they earned.

Whenever we go through these revenue increase phases it is always remarked that it’s been such and such number of years since the last increase so “we’re about due.”

No we’re not. We are not “due.” Just because the state’s piece of the pie hasn’t enlarged in a while doesn’t mean that for some reason it should now.

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Writers in ‘free’ countries now share surveillance concerns with ‘not-free’ brethren

I remember when I was a kid hearing stories of surveillance in places like East Germany and the USSR and they haunted me. The idea that the government had an ever watchful eye trained on the citizenry just seemed insane and a horrible way to live.

One of the big differences between us, “the free world,” and the communists (I was told) was that we didn’t have a Stazi or a KGB. Our government didn’t fear its own people. We were a free and open society. We were a free people.

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The Crony Capitalism Litmus Test

Another excellent article from Tim Carney. If you really want to understand the politics of the Export-Import Bank you need to read it.

Not renewing Ex-Im is a good start. But just a start. (And we’re not even there yet.) The bank is just the first of the crony programs which need to be unwound in the months and years ahead.

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Is the fix in? Has the establishment GOP already chosen the Republican nominee?

It is truly amazing is how hostile the leadership of the Republican Party is to the people who actually make up the Republican Party.

I can tell you first hand that the establishment GOP types dislike the libertarian/conservative coalition aka The Tea Party at least as much as the Democrats do. Probably more.

Why? Because the libertarian/conservative coalition is a real threat to their power. Do you honestly think that the GOP as it is currently constituted wants to reduce the size of government? Not a chance. And this is why the party has been moving since 2012 to mitigate the influence of average people. Many folks who have “woken up” since Mitt Romney’s defeat may not know of the chicanery at the 2012 convention. The grass roots, primarily represented by Ron Paul and his delegates, were essentially shut out in a very ugly fashion. And this was just the beginning.

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