The price tag on universal health care (for California) is in, and it’s bigger than California’s budget

California seems intent on blowing itself up. It’s like it can’t help itself.

I feel for the non Bay Area and LA Californians. The inland part of Cali remains for the most part – sane. It must be tough to see the cities take the state down.

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The Trump administration is pledging to audit the Department of Defense for the first time in its history

Go to it auditors. Let’s see what’s in that mess. I mean, it sounds like even the Pentagon doesn’t know. (In fact we are almost sure that the Pentagon doesn’t have a real grasp on costs. They haven’t had to have a grasp because Republicans (and Dems too – but Dems tend to think wasting the taxpayer’s money isn’t such a big deal) have always given the military piles and piles of money.

Audit and then cut.

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Hypocrite: Obama goes to “climate change speech” in Italy, stays in $20k/night villa, takes private jet, has 14 car convoy, 300 cops. Carbon footprint? More than you or me in a year?

Worth posting again.

This is Obama “living rich.”

It’s one thing if one makes one’s money in private industry where one must negotiate the whims of the market (at least to some degree) on the way to riches. (Hell, if one inherited money at least one is spending one’s own money.) It is quite another for someone to make one’s bones as a politician like Obama has. As Truman said, one can’t get rich in politics unless one is a crook.

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‘Price tag is the only thing stealthy about the F-35’: scathing new report tears the F-35 to shreds

A great headline from Yahoo.

Yes indeed, the F-35 is a troubled weapons system. Billions and billions and billions in taxpayer money and still, it’s not broadly operational. At least not operational at a level that justifies the cost.

Really, at this point we should be producing drone fighters anyway. Drones aren’t as romantic, but they cost less.

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