Crony Socialism: Candy Crush Edition

  Hershey’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 officials. Tallies no Mom & Pop Candy Shoppe can come […]

Three More Obama Admin Casualties: Congress, Federalism – and Humility

It’s been a bad six years for the United States of America. The examples are myriad. The national debt has nearly doubled – from ten trillion dollars to over eighteen trillion dollars. The workforce participation rate has decreased precipitously – to a level not seen since the mid-1970s. (The phony “unemployment rate”is irrelevant – and […]

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

We 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 of America.”His transformational aim? To by any means necessary […]