The biggest variable (perhaps its more of a constant) in the crony equation is the culture of unaccountability which pervades Washington DC.
I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. Ive watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist.
In the wake of the Cromnibus debacle, Republican congressional leadership pretty much turned their backs on wave voters for short term gain (and Democratic leaders did the same). Multiple readers at have asked, Well... now what?
If there are piles of taxpayer dollars laying around the contractors are going to find a way to get at them. Like a dead gazelle on the savanna, the crony jackals will always descend. The procurement people will find a way.
This is the sort of thing which happens when the country has an Attorney General with an ax to grind. (Lord, dont they all? But the current one is worse than usual.)
And truly, from start to finish Obamacare has been one well documented lie after another.
Get rid of the welfare state and there is little reason to oppose liberal immigration. But given that that is unlikely to happen anytime soon it makes sense to be very measured in our approach.
Hillary's not the conniving, social climbing, callous, self aggrandizing crony capitalist who gets paid $300,000 per speech who takes piles of money from Goldman Sachs and the rest of Wall Street that I thought she was. The following video shows me this.
Its hard to imagine but just a few years ago Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pintrest, Instagram, and the rest generally werent seen as important to almost anyone in the non-tech business world. There was some understanding of social medias power, but most couldnt see how vital it would become for pretty much everything.
There is little hope for progress on the crony capitalist front with Boehner and McConnell in power. But the alternatives (for the time being) are Pelosi and Reid 2 crony capitalists of the highest order. So what are we to do?
Yeah thats what I want. Please tax me more. Please make it harder for me to start a business. Please make it even harder for me to hire someone. Please mess up the healthcare system even more...
If the president doesnt have to faithfully execute the law on immigration (he does, the Constitution expressly says that he does) why should a future president have to execute the law faithfully in all sorts of other areas including taxes?
The fact is that pretty much as soon as one exits the womb one is peppered by pro-government propaganda.
Its about time, but its too late now. I guess there is some comfort in knowing that the even the statist Gray Lady sees what Obamcare actually is.
Um... It has failed. It has failed for over 2 decades now.
Houses, at least most houses, really arent that good an investment. Dont get me wrong, I own a house. Im rooting for a housing recovery. But alas, in many cases, perhaps most, this is true.
Now the Washington Post frets that DC is losing clout in Congress. T
Since Obama was elected we have heard over and over that the Republican Party is the party of old white guys whod soon be dead and that there wasnt any hope for the demographically challenged elephant parade.
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