California Cancer: Best to Excise or Contain Bad Government

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The state of California is a sunny, balmy – deathtrap nightmare mess. Decades of Leftist government have eviscerated the state. California’s Whale Of A Tale In Bad Government California’s $400 Billion Debt Worries Analysts 55 Reasons Why California Is The Worst State In America California Wins ‘Worst State for Business’ for 11th Year Calexit Activist […]

Solar Fannie Mae: Worse Than Subsidizing Fake Energy? Mandating We Buy It

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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ‘state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.’” Cities and towns also experiment with policy novelties – serving as even smaller laboratories. For […]

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 […]

Left and Right United Against Cronyism – Save for a Few Wobbly Republicans

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Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist made an excellent recommendation as to how best to oppose the old school crony government pork known as “earmarks” – which was district-specific spending, benefiting that district’s Congressman. Getting riled up at that Congressman was a waste of time. He was the vote-buying beneficiary of the government money. […]

The Power to (Over)Tax – Is the Power to Destroy

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The late Supreme Court Chief Justice (amongst many other impressive gigs) John Marshall rightly noted “The power to tax – is the power to destroy.” The power to OverTax, of course – will destroy even more. We have in our nation established a very anti-human nature approach to government. We punish things of which we […]

The Left: Shoveling Much Manure, Desperately Seeking Ponies

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There’s an old joke. About a little boy standing in the entrance of a huge barn – clearly filled to the rafters with manure. The boy has a shovel in hand – and loudly proclaims “There has to be a pony in here somewhere.” The Left – is this little boy. And their little boy […]