Obamacare, more than anything is a big giveaway to the health insurance industry. It’s a crony capitalist scheme to its core and more people (and entire states) are coming to realize this.
The Obama administration thought it could buy off industry and it did. But industry did not anticipate how incompetent this administration was. It bought the show and dazzle.
It’s good to see the supposed “small government conservatives” undoing the sequester. What a principled group the GOP leadership is. Got to protect that military spending. It’s not like we are winding down 2 wars or anything. Just keep that cash flowing just like it was before. We can afford it.
With an administration reeling from its failed Obamacare launch, the president has brought in outside insider help. John Podesta, former Clinton Chief of Staff and lobbyist for BP and Walmart, will focus on how to use executive orders to legislate from the executive branch. (This is of course in violation of the separation of powers in the Constitution and a clear threat to America but Politico makes no mention of this.)
All I will say is that I am happy to pay my taxes and that I can’t say anything for the book at the end of the video which is promoted as I have never heard of it.
These guys never stop. I respect that about JP (in the way that I respect the Empire in Star Wars) and there is something to be said for an idea so disruptive that it attracts the sharks at JP.
Solar power is good. In fact I grew up with water heated by solar panels installed by my electrical engineer dad. It worked great and that was in the mid 1980s. I have probably taken more energy off the grid than most people in America have. (Or more precisely my dad did.)
You know what isn’t good? Solar subsidies targeted at achieving unattainable goals but which will fatten the pockets of the politically favored.
These companies probably legitimately care about Internet freedom, and they are probably sick of being pushed around by the Feds, but this letter has everything to do with business. If people can’t trust that their Gmail is secure (and boy is it not) this will eventually affect Google’s bottom line. If people think that doing business with Microsoft also means giving the NSA a back door into the heart of their enterprise, people will stop buying Microsoft.
In the attached interview Glenn Greenwald (the former Guardian reporter who has worked closely with Edward Snowden) speaks about the danger of a surveillance state, and the complicity of the #oldmedia. Where the press once was at least somewhat adversarial it has become a lapdog. In many ways it is mere propaganda for the crony capitalist state.
This week Senator Rand Paul, who is likely running for president, suggested that Congress act to pass legislation which would declare Detroit an economic “freedom zone.” That is to lower taxes in Detroit to near 0% levels spurring business activity and development.
We at Against Crony Capitalism wholeheartedly agree with this idea. We even called for something similar last year. Unleash the market in Detroit and the city will bloom.
Few cities have been as ravaged by inept governing and crony capitalism as Detroit has. Because of decades of mismanagement and neglect what was once one of the great cities of the world is now a rusting heap. But it need not remain so.