Higher Costs, New Taxes – The Perpetual Lie: More Government = Less Expensive

bltdgvt3We’ve heard it for generations. Let government get more involved – and private sector prices will fall. We’ve heard it in defense of new programs – and (ever) more regulations.

We have centuries of evidence to the contrary.

Government promises already made are unfathomably short […]

Constitutional Private Property Rights Trump Legislation Written to Appease Donors

prvtprptyPrivate property rights are a fundamental component of any successful economy. If you want a nation to prosper – property must be safe in its owners’ hands.

Intellectual Property (IP) shouldn’t be treated any differently than physical property. In fact, in most instances – in many […]

A Tale of Three Governors – Media Bias Edition

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Former Democratic governor of Oregon John Kitzhaber, who was forced to resign in an ethics scandal.

It was the best of coverage – it was the worst of coverage.

You’ve heard of Virginia ex-Governor Bob McDonnell, yes? And his wife?

Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell […]

#RFRA – Big Government Means Big Losses of Freedom and Choices and Big Cronyism

bggvt2The solution to many, MANY public policy problems is – less government.

Governments’ regulatory hammers and checkbooks are simply gi-normous. The federal government alone spent last year nearly $4 trillion – and its regulations cost the economy more than $2 trillion more.

That’s $6 trillion a […]

Obama’s Objective: Nationalize California’s Government-Made Water Disaster

clfdrghtCalifornia – the Golden State that hasn’t been golden in decades. And has for decades been under the near total control of the Democrat Party. These two things are not unrelated.

California has for the Reality-based community long been a perfect reverse barometer. Anything the […]

Aren’t We All Looking Forward to ‘Internet at the Speed of Government?’

intrntslwWe were on February 26 subjected to the hugest of Barack Obama Administration Internet power grabs. Where the Administration unilaterally decided to start applying 1934 landline telephone law to the 21st-Century-Web.

This government grab was made under the guise of Network Neutrality – but this flashback-to-New-Deal phone […]

Currently in Power – The Google Administration

obmgglThere’s an old military pilot adage – believed to have been born during World War II.

“When you’re taking flak, you’re right over the target.”

Last week, the Wall Street Journal offered up:

Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

Search […]

Hillary Clinton’s Wiped Server: Democrats Love Truth and Transparency and Loathe Cronyism

hlryclntn3I think at this point in our collective national existence, “Trust me, I’m a Clinton” isn’t the best defense of one’s actions.

We won’t even get into prospective First Laddie Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton is the woman (well, a woman) who blamed the Benghazi, Libya murder of […]

A New Approach – To Finally End an Old Farm Bill Problem

frmbl2The Farm Bill is a bane of we Conservatives’ existence – and Reality-based policymaking. It is a relic of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)’s horrendously failed New Deal – a top-down, central-planning nightmare mess.

And over the last eighty-plus years, FDR’s heinous domestic policy has gone global. […]

Oregon’s ObamaCare is a Crony Socialist Nightmare Mess – Just Like DC’s

obmcrsclsmObamaCare is an unmitigated, omni-directional disaster.

It’s a disaster as a health care plan. How’s it doing with premiums?

ObamaCare Premiums Will Increase Faster Than Private Plans

How about deductibles? Co-pays? Medical choices?

Consumers Face Higher Deductibles Under ObamaCare Plans

ObamaCare Shock: […]

Obama’s EPA: Racing Against Time to Pummel the Private Sector

epargsWe are (thank God) in the fourth quarter of the Barack Obama Administration. Our long national nightmare is more than three-quarters over.

That’s the good news. The bad news is – everyone in the Barack Obama Administration knows it too.

This waning Administration is in […]

'Cap and Trade' Is Alive and Well - Despite Having Never Passed Congress

cpntrdRemember “Cap and Trade?” The anti-market allegedly “market-based” “solution” to man-faked global warming climate change?

A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted.

The limit or cap is allocated and/or sold […]

Who Wins With Obama’s Net Neutrality?

ntntrlty3The Barack Obama Administration’s Thursday Internet uber-power grab is awful for just about every American. It will lead to dramatically more expensive Web access – because of both raised service costs and huge new taxes.

And we will see a spiraling, regressive devolution of speed. It […]

When The Media Report ‘Patent Trolls’ – Think ‘People Protecting Their Private Property’

ptnttrlYou’ve heard the phrase “patent trolls,” yes? Certainly not a positive sounding term. I mean – trolls? How positive an image does that conjure?

The Media are almost always opposed to all things good. So when they with near unanimity help promulgate a term – you […]

Obama’s Internet Power Grab Visual Aide Hates His Net Neutrality

ntntrlty3President Barack Obama has a repetitive tic when it comes to his myriad power grabs.

The President knows if he is straightforward about his plans to government-ize every sector of the economy – said plans will be even less popular than they already are. (Hello, November […]

When Governments Start Meddling, They Simply Can Not Stop Themselves

bltdgvt3For governments everywhere, taxes and regulations are like Lays Potato Chips – no one can eat just one.

In part, of course, because governments’ appetite for taking our money and controlling our lives is insatiable. It’s their nature.

And because government intervention just about always makes things […]

Video: Why Net Neutrality is a Terrible Idea

ntntrlty3We wrote and recorded the following in December 2010 – the last time the Barack Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was on the verge of imposing really awful Network Neutrality policy.

Since, the D.C. Circuit Court has unanimously rejected said imposition – because the FCC lacks […]

Crony Socialism: Candy Crush Edition

hersheysHershey’s – the Candy Man – is a BIG business. Its May 2014 market cap was $23.26 billion.

And Hershey’s is very generous with government. Through the second quarter of last year, it had spent $8,332,000 on lobbying and $845,534 on candidates and elected […]

Obama’s Plan: Repeal the Private Sector – Replace with Government

bltdgvt2We less government types believe in the Yellow Pages Rule: If you can find it in the Yellow Pages, the government shouldn’t be doing it.

But just before the 2008 election, soon-to-be-President Barack Obama proudly proclaimed “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States […]

In 2010, Seventy-Four House Dems Opposed Obama’s Internet Power Grab. Now? Not So Much

intrntrgltn2November’s election was an overwhelming, historic rebuke of what President Barack Obama and his Democrats are doing – and how they’re doing it.

But if you think the newly-minted major Republican majorities should serve as a roadblock to the Democrat agenda – well, that’s yet another thing […]

Three Unelected Democrat Bureaucrats Are About to Overrule and Override November’s Election

fcccmsnrsThe American people in November overwhelmingly, historically rebuked President Barack Obama, his policies and his unilateral practices.

The President his own self primed the pump for the election as a referendum – on him.

Obama: My ‘Policies Are On the Ballot. Every Single One of Them.’

President […]

In D.C., ‘Bipartisanship’ Has Become a Bad Thing – When It Isn’t, We Should Seize the Opportunity

bprtsnshpBipartisanship in Washington, D.C. has for the most part devolved into a pipe dream, a dirty word – or both.

A pipe dream because after decades of gerrymandering – partisanship is what you get. Gerrymandering is elected officials choosing voters rather than the other way round. Those […]

Three New Ways Government Threatens to Tax the Internet – As Soon As Thursday

intrnttx3Perhaps the only thing government loves more than spending our money – is taking it.

The spending has long since passed absurdly astronomical levels. The Feds alone spend about $4 TRILLION a year. Governments in total are spending about 36% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – […]

Confiscation Without Representation: Government Seizes First, Asks Questions Never

jryschltsYet another ongoing government authoritarian problem is the rampant abuse of civil forfeiture. Which is where federal, state and local Leviathans seize personal property of all sorts. Often when someone is merely suspected of – not charged with – a crime. Often when the tie between the […]

Government Pummels Farmers Into Oblivion – Then Subsidizes the Wreckage

frmsbsdsThe late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan provided expert analysis of the ridiculous Push-Pull damage wrought by government.

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops […]










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