GOP Needs to Stop Feeding the Hands That Bite Them

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The old idiom is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Which means don’t “turn on someone that has supported you.” The Republican Party – is far too often the Stupid Party. They far too often turn the old idiom on its head – and feed the hands that bite them. They dump tons of […]

Bottom-Up Cronyism – No Better Than Top-Down Cronyism

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Government cutting special deals for special friends – is always obnoxious, obnoxiously bad policy. It takes a lot of money from innocent, unwitting citizens – and hands it to politically-connected cronies. It warps functioning marketplaces – when governments place their massive thumbs upon the scales to tilt the system. We’ve just narrowly escaped the Barack […]

Globalism Fail: Not All Governments Are As Nice As Ours

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The United States has spent the last four decades – “free trading” away millions of domestic jobs to everywhere else on the planet. Whether accidental or intentional on our part – the gigs left. It was intentional on the part of all the world’s other governments. They aren’t nearly as free trade-y as we are […]

Senator McCain is a Crony’s Best Friend

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For a guy who has allegedly spent his political career trying to make and do right – after his being named in the late 1980s Keating Five scandal – Arizona Republican Senator John McCain certainly still likes to do a whole lot for high-donating cronies. A Keating Five refresher: “The Keating Five were five United […]

Trump and His Commerce Secretary: It Isn’t Free Trade – If They’re Uber-Protectionist

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We have repeatedly written about the widespread ignorance/misinterpretation of now-President Donald Trump’s perspective on trade. Way too many people – who are alleged to be able to know better – dismiss Trump as anti-free trade. Or even anti-trade. Behold the Washington, D.C.-New York City Bubble boobery on parade: Donald Trump’s Opposition to Free Trade Trump’s…Free […]

Obama’s IRS 2.0 (or 3.0…4.0?…Or is it…?)

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Remember the Barack Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal? The media really wish you wouldn’t, which is why they never really reported on it while it occurred. And, in many ways, the IRS scandal continued well past its initial exposition date. Here’s a (re)fresher: IRS Targeting Scheme is a Scandal with No End in […]