A Red State Sides With Solar, Competition, no Taxes

slrSouth Carolina has become the 44th state to institute net metering. That’s the free market concept that requires utility monopolies to give rooftop solar customers full, fair credit for the excess energy they send back to the grid.

Rooftop solar and net metering have essentially introduced […]

Tucson Electric Power: APS’ Little Brother

twinsBack in 1988 there was a movie called “Twins” Starring Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well if APS is Arizona’s utility Schwarzenegger, then TEP is DeVito. Arizona Public Service isn’t the only player on a plan to use captive ratepayer dollars to monopolize the rooftop solar industry. […]

Ironies Abound: Walmart Workers Who Lose Their Benefits Can Buy Obamacare Policies at Walmart!

wlmrtobmcrWalmart is the poster child of Obamacare’s perverse consequences. Early in October, the giant retailer announced it was dropping health benefits for workers who put in fewer than 30 hours per week—the definition of part-time employment, according to Obamacare. Walmart’s decision will affect about 26,000 American workers.

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AirBnB.Com, Uber.Com: Will State And Local Governments Shutdown The New Generation Of Small Business Owners?

airbnbIf you own a house or car, should you be free to do what you want with it? If your plans for your personal property include making money, then you may find out the hard way that, no, you can’t do as you wish.

That’s the harsh […]

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) – […]

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 […]

Politico Gets the Lede Way Wrong – and The Hill Buries It

bndwthAs we’ve often discussed, the Tech World Media is just as hopelessly Leftist and lost as the broader Jurassic Press.

They so often get it so very wrong – often because their absurd political perspective warps their alleged “reporting.”

Saturday gave us […]

The Government Assaults ‘Big Dogs’ – To Advantage the Biggest Dog of Them All

gglmnplyOne of the largest myths going is that government helps the Little Guy.

On its face this is patently absurd. More government – taxes and/or regulations – raises the costs of everything for everyone. The Big Guys are far better equipped to absorb the […]

Free Pass for One Percenter Al Sharpton on $4.5 Million Owed in Taxes

ashrptn2Years of massive corruption by the man known for stirring up race relations and making them worse are finally being exposed. While flying around the country first class, dressed in lavish suits, and most recently stirring the pot in Ferguson, Mo., Al Sharpton has avoided paying millions […]

Like Gruber's ObamaCare, the Net Neutrality They're Selling Isn't the One They'll Foist Upon Us

Seton Motley videoUnless you only get your news via the Jurassic Press – or you are a government school victim who as a result doesn’t pay attention to anything at all – you are now intimately familiar with the on-camera stylings of Jonathan Gruber.

Gruber is a […]

Election Lesson Not Learned: Lame Duck Democrats Rush to Tax the Web

intrnttx2Election 2014 was a gi-normous repudiation of the Democrat tax-and-spend, go-it-alone-government-knows-best model.

For everyone except Democrats.

(President Barack) Obama Pledges Immigration Executive Order By End Of Year

After Rout, Dems Plan Few Changes

Soon-to-be-ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is certainly a part of the Oblivious Caucus.

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Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking

intrntcntrlPresident Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – allegedly an independent agency – to execute a unilateral, complete rewrite of existing law.

He wants reclassification of how the Internet is regulated – so as to […]

Conservatives Rally Against Solar Taxes In Colorado

tuskThey call themselves TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar Won’t be Killed) and they have been making the argument against solar taxes across the country. Here is a link to their website.

That battle has now come to Colorado where the utility monopoly there, Xcel Energy, wants to use […]

The Gold Standard Did Not Cause The Great Depression, Part 2

gldstndrdhtlrAs noted in my previous column, AEI’s James Pethokoukis and National Review‘s Ramesh Ponnuru — among many others — appear to have fallen victim to what I have called the “Eichengreen Fallacy.” This refers to the demonstrably incorrect proposition that the gold standard caused the Great Depression.

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Obama’s Science Czar Wants Self-driving Automobile Mandates to Further Agenda 21

John Holdren

Obama appointed left-wing academic John Holdren as his senior advisor on science and technology issues in 2009. Holdren is a zealous proponent of sustainability measures and claims man is causing global warming. Holdren recently expressed an interest in implementing government regulations and mandates to coerce […]

ElectionWatch 2014: We Did It!

Defying widespread expectations of a close election contest, the Congressional and gubernatorial elections of 2014 resulted in a landslide victory for the Republican Party and were a major step forward for the Tea Party movement in its quest to take over Washington politics. As of this writing, Republicans had picked up an additional seven seats […]

Janet Yellen, Politicizing the Fed?

jntylnJanet Yellen gave a widely noted speech, Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances, at the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on October 17th.

The speech presented as a if ghostwritten for her by […]

You Want More Affordable, Accessible Food for the Planet? You Want Less Government

bltdgvtWhat is far and away the most important global trade commodity? Food. People have to eat.

Before the world’s peoples can afford to purchase from us an iPhone, or a Ford pickup truck – they have to buy (hopefully our) food.

And […]

South Carolina Poll Shows Support for Energy Choice and Opposition To Taxes On Rooftop Solar

frmrkt2Energy prices continue to fall as the country learns to become less dependent on fossil fuels. Hopefully our government will get that message. Regrettably, there’s always a new tax on the horizon to keep us from energy independence.

Residents of South Carolina have sent a powerful message […]

Crony Socialists Looking to Ban Online Gambling Don’t Seem to Realize It’s a WORLD WIDE Web

crnysclsm3I used to bet football games, and play occasional hands of cards (I’m mostly retired). I did so mostly online – via a company based in Costa Rica.

Did I know the owner of the Costa Rican company? No. Did I know anyone in […]

Reclassification Net Neutrality Could Be a 16.1% Internet Tax - And Many Other New Web Tax Attempts

intrnttxGovernment is an organism just like any other. Just like any other, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second is self-expansion.

Government expansion requires money. Government doesn’t earn any of its own – it must take ours. Hence – taxes. Since governments’ desire to grow […]

Four Things Every American Should Know About Uber.Com, AirBnB.Com, et. al.

airbnbUber.Com. AirBnB.Com. TaskRabbit.Com. What are these websites about, and why are they so controversial?

Let’s be clear: these websites, and others like them, are online hubs for what is best described as the emerging “freelance services industries.” The service providers you find through these websites are most […]

'If You Like Your Internet, You Can Keep Your Internet' and Other Government Lies

intrnttkvrConservatives and Libertarians inherently have little faith or trust in government. We know the institution is inherently flawed – and self-serving.

Government violates the Wallet Rule. Which is:

You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You go out the […]

The Rise And Fall And Rise And Fall Of King Dollar, Part 2

gldstndrdAs stated in the preceding column, here, eminent labor economist Jared Bernstein recently called, in the New York Times, for the dethroning of “King Dollar,” claiming that the reserve currency status of the dollar has cost the United States as many as “six million jobs in 2008, […]

Obama’s Two Billion Dollar Blunder

obmcr6Recent analysis conducted by Bloomberg Government concluded the federal government has spent $2.1B (yes, billion with a b) on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) enrollment system. Peter Gosselin, a senior health-care analyst at Bloomberg and lead author of study stated “the way […]








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