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No More Cronyism: Let’s Have Government Acknowledge the Paperless 21st Century

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“We’re from the Government – and We’re Here to Help”

You have, of course, spent the last decade-plus watching the entirety of the actually-private sector “go paperless.”

Meaning rather than continue to snail mail your bills and statements and other correspondence – you can choose instead to communicate with these companies electronically.

You know, because we’ve invented this thing called the Internet. And with it comes cool interactive tools like email and websites. You can stop paying for envelopes and stamps – and yet actually pay your bills, gather information and have your questions answered…exponentially faster.

God bless capitalism.

But enter the archenemy of capitalism – government. Specifically in this instance – The Feds.

Under our Orwellian government, all private companies are equal – but some are more equal than others. Some suffer under whole additional swaths of regulations that others do not. More

We Need to Fully Populate FTC Leadership – to Stop Residual Obama Awfulness

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Time to Cut the Obama Ties that Bind

Now as anyone who knows me knows – I am not one to lightly call for more government in any way, shape matter or form.

And I am a HUGE fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to Executive Branch staffing.

Trump: No Plans to Fill ‘Unnecessary’ Appointed Positions: “‘I look at some of the jobs and it’s people over people over people. I say, “What do all these people do?” You don’t need all those jobs.’”

Trump is absolutely, 100% correct. And has been absolutely, 100% consistent.

Here Are the Federal Agencies Trump Plans to Cut as President

To wit:

EPA Staff to Get Cut in Half

Amen and Hallelujah. More

Net Neutrality and Government-Run Internet: The Left’s New Excuse for an Awful Old Idea

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The Non-Stupid Money
Is on ‘No’

The Left’s cavalcade of lies continues unabated about…everything.

The examples are nigh endless – but for our purposes here let us focus on the latest avalanche about the Internet.

A month ago, the Donald Trump Administration was on the verge of undoing the Barack Obama Administration’s ridiculous huge government imposition on the Web.

Contained within the Obama Administration’s Trojan Horse of “Network Neutrality” – was their in 2015 imposing a 1934 government-monopoly landline telephone regulations regime on to the Internet.

The Obama Administration did this because their grab magically gave the government a huge new swath of regulatory and taxing powers over the Internet – that they didn’t have the way the the government (didn’t) regulate the Internet from its mid-1990s private sector inception until the 2015 grab. More

Does Amazon’s Bezos – the Richest Man Ever – Need So Much Government Cronyism?

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All Hail the King of Cronyism

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – is doing ok.

Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Person in History: “The Amazon CEO’s net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday, according to Bloomberg’s billionaire tracker. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.”

#1 All-Time – is pretty good.

To be clear: This is not a criticism of Bezos achieving the previously unachieved. I like money. I agree with actor Christopher Plummer’s screen-written portrayal of J. Paul Getty in the movie “All the Money in the World.” The real Getty was then the richest person in the world. And in the flick, the fictitious Getty is asked how much money it would take to make him feel secure. His answer: “More.”

Exactly.

But there is a crucial difference between Getty then and Bezos now – the size of government. At every level – federal, state and local.

Just about every single government in America is – adjusted for inflation, etc. – demonstrably much larger now. More

California Climate Freaks Aren’t So Freaky When They Have to Pay for the Freakiness

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Leftism Is Indeed

Let us begin this exercise with me reiterating my wholehearted and total support of California’s effort to secede from the United States.

They can take their Sanctuary State status, their resulting Third World culture-and-wealth gap, their $1.3 trillion total governments’ debt, their massive government employee pension shortfalls, their wildfire-exacerbating environmental laws and the rest of their Hollywood, Silicon Valley uber-Left nonsense – and get out.

Oh – and don’t forget to take with you your fifty-five Electoral College votes with you. (Which will make our presidential elections going forward a whole lot more American.)

Yet another addition-by-subtraction we will thoroughly enjoy – is the absence of the California Left’s utter hypocrisy and thorough dishonesty when it comes to…everything. More

The World’s Global Trade Slush Funds – This Isn’t Free Trade

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Let’s End This, Shall We?

We have oft detailed and analyzed the fake-ness of what has for decades passed for “free trade” in Washington, D.C.

DC has for half-a-century-plus removed all government impediments to our market for every other country on the planet. While continuing to allow every other country on the planet to hinder and hamper our exporting companies – with as many government impediments to their markets as they can possibly conceive.

This isn’t free trade. Imagine the United States – and it’s world’s-largest economy – as the hub of a global wheel. And all of the very many spokes are one-way streets, running only inward. On which every other nation delivers us their goods and services – and we can’t get anything out.

Decades of this dumbness has been a key contributor to why we have hemorrhaged millions of jobs and trillions of dollars – bleeding it all out into the international marketplace.

When we think of other-government-impediments to our entering their markets – the two things that immediately leap to mind are tariffs and regulations. They impose huge taxes and regulatory limitations on our imports – dramatically limiting their end of the “free trade” equation. More

Next on Net Neutrality: Democrats Will Campaign on Reimposing Huge Government

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Yes, Please

Before last year’s year-end tax reform success – there were in fact precedent legislative achievements by this Congress.

Behold the Congressional Review Act (CRA): “The law empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation.

“Once a rule is thus repealed, the CRA also prohibits the reissuing of the rule in substantially the same form or the issuing of a new rule that is substantially the same ‘unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the joint resolution disapproving the original rule.’”

The Congress spent a good portion of the early part of 2017 passing CRA after CRA – happily signed again and again by President Donald Trump.

The Obscure Law Allowing Congress to Undo Obama Regulations on Guns and Coal in a Matter of Days

Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Obama’s Legacy

Trump Discards Obama Legacy, One Rule at a Time More

EPA Secretary Pruitt: The Eco-Nuts Will Never, Never Like You

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Remember Who Your Actual Friends Are – and the Fact That You’re Not a Radical Leftist

In the great Aaron Sorkin television creation “West Wing,” very accomplished fake president Jed Bartlet goes in for a brief bit of therapy. During which the following exchange occurs:

Bartlet: “It’s not good for a person to keep setting goals?”

Psychologist: “It probably is. But it’s tricky for somebody who is still trying to get his father to stop hitting him….”

Bartlet: “I’m not trying to get my father to like me.”

Psychologist: “Good. Because it’s never, never going to happen.”

It is of this conversation that I thought when I read of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt’s possible way-overkill cleanup plan for a Saint Louis, Missouri Superfund site. More

Reversing Obama, Trump is Protecting and Thus Promoting Intellectual Property

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Before – and After

The Barack Obama Administration was eight years of absolutely awful – in innumerable, incalculable ways.

Obama had every one of the very many tentacles of the Bureaucracy Leviathan – actively attacking the private sector.

The Donald Trump Administration is thus far, thankfully, the anti-Obama Administration. Undoing so very much of the precedent awful.

Obama – Obamacare. Trump – kills the awful Obamacare individual mandate. With hopefully more repealing to come.

Obama – Net Neutrality and a New Deal phone law power grab of the Internet. Trump – rescinds it. More

Net Neutralized – by Government: Iran’s Mullahs Kill the Web

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Less Government – More Internet

In what could be called The Green Revolution 2.0 – 1.0 took place in 2009 – Iran’s abused and suffering citizenry has again taken to the streets to protest their awful totalitarian mullah-ocracy.

And Iran’s awful totalitarian government did what governments everywhere these days do when their rabble are roused – it killed the Internet.

Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests: “As protests over economic instability and government censorship persist in Iran, the Hassan Rouhani government has reportedly wielded its favorite suppression tactic: blocking the internet.”

Again, it ain’t just Iran’s awful totalitarian government that likes to kill the Internet. Governments the world over are big fans of shutting down the World Wide Web. More