economicnoise.com / Monty Pelerin / APRIL 18, 2014
H. L. Mencken (1880 -1956) was an astute observer of the American scene.
He despised politicians, although gained amusement from them and the fools who elected them. His voice has never been needed more than today, given the further degeneration of governance and governors. He would not [...]
washingtonsblog.com / by The PROGRESSIVE View – Eric Zuesse / April 3, 2014
On April 2nd, two news reports at OpEdNews were coincidentally documenting both the cause and the effect of the aristocracy’s growing control over the United States Government.
One story, “First-Ever Political Study of Top 1% Has Found Extreme Conservatism, Intense Political Involvement,” [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 02, 2014 12:30 PM
In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people and in 2012 upheld that ruling. Those actions unleashed a flood of corporation and union-sponsored fundraising activities.
Today the Supreme Court Voided Caps on Total Campaign Giving by individuals.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court [...]
lfb.org / JOHN GOODMAN / MAR 7, 2014
Recently, I testified before the House Oversight committee on the “risk corridors” in the (Obamacare) exchanges. Republicans claim that this is a device to bail out the insurance companies. Democrats, in the unusual position of defending the insurance companies, actually claimed that the government [...]
cyniconomics.com / ffwiley / February 22, 2014
For 50 years or so the federal government has deliberately and to an increasing extent misstated probable future budget deficits. Democrats and Republicans are guilty. The White House is guilty. And so is Congress. Private firms that deliberately misrepresent their financial statements in this fashion [...]
market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / February 17, 2-14
This sort of thing makes me throw up.
Washington Republicans on Sunday restated their argument that President Obama has violated the Constitution by using executive orders to alter theAffordable Care Act but acknowledged they likely have no recourse or ability to stop another incident.
thedailybell.com / By Staff Report – February 04, 2014
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Warns Time Is Running Out To Lift Debt Ceiling … Says U.S. will be unable to pay its bills past end of February if Congress doesn’t raise debt ceiling … The Treasury Department will run out of “extraordinary measures” [...]
wnd.com / By Thomas Sowell / Feb 3, 2014
Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically, as the problems of Obamacare continue to escalate and it looks like the Republicans have a chance to win a majority in the Senate.
But Democrats may [...]
dollarvigilante.com / By Wendy McElroy / January 21, 2014
“Two politicians, one of whom is a libertarian, have more in common than two libertarians, one of whom is a politician.”
The civic sacrament known as voting has begun. Ballots for November are being readied now, and government-weary Americans are being asked to believe yet [...]
rollingstone.com / By MATT TAIBBI / December 30, 11:45 AM ET
The holidays are a great time in politics. Every year it’s the same: the minute the last bits of wrapping paper have been cleared away, and Grandpa has passed his last puff of holiday gas, you can always retreat to [...]
ericpetersautos.com / by eric / November 27, 2013
I keep getting forwarded e-mails from “conservative Republicans” moaning about Obamacare. Of course, none challenge the ethical idea behind it – this notion that people have a right to medical care and it is the obligation of others to provide it, at gunpoint if need be [...]