8 Million Americans Paid $1.7 Billion For Not Having Obamacare

Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On nearly every level the thing is screwed up. But that is the inherent nature of large government programs.

This is Obama’s legacy? Way to go Mr. President. Be sure to thank the Pharma and health insurance company lobbyists on your way out of the White House. I’m sure they’ll be thanking you.

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The U.S. foreign-aid budget, visualized

This money (US taxpayer money) often just goes to the crony classes within these countries. Those positioned to take advantage of the USA’s largess do well. The “people” often do less well. Especially when considering that much of this money goes to arms. (American arms.)

When it comes to military aid both the Military Industrial Complex lobbyists and the lobbyists of favored countries team up to make sure American taxpayers continue to pay the bills for their clients.

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If the Word Liberal Is Up for Grabs, Can We Have It Back?

I hear you Mr. Tucker. Most of the world is confused by our political terms anyway. “Liberal” used to mean free minds and free markets. Then somewhere along the way, many blame that superstatist FDR, “liberal” came to mean big government and meddling in the marketplace. Though even American modern “liberalism” had vestiges until recently of the Enlightenment.

We at ACC consider ourselves “classical liberals”. But we’d be fine with using the word “liberal” if we could. If the modern “Left”

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Greenwald: “Why Did Saudi Regime & Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to Clinton Foundation?”

This comes from Democracy Now! the hyper “liberal” news broadcast. Thing is, though I disagree fundamentally with DN on nearly everything they do real news unlike CNN and MSNBC. It’s nice to hear a legit anti-crony (for the most part) voice from what is called the “Left” in this country.

Get through the obligatory “Trump is a nut” (What else is the guy going to say?) bit at the beginning of Greenwald’s interview. The rest is pretty darn good.

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Did the Supreme Court just quietly give the DOJ massive new powers to snoop through your computer? Yes, but Congress can stop it (Video from Sen. Mike Lee)

Good on Democratic Senator Wyden too. (Who is part of the coalition opposing this new rule.) The guy is wrong on many things but on tech and privacy stuff he has often been very good.

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Same place, same computer memory, 58 years later (PIC)

I was just in Target where I saw I could buy a 1 TERABYTE XBox 1 for $300. $300!

This is the beauty of innovation, and competition, and capitalism. Do you think the Soviet Union would ever have come up with a 1 terabyte personal computer? Never mind at a cost that most middle class families can manage? No, ahem, way.

You socialists are nuts (I say respectfully.) Now,

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