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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Market Energy Vs The Big Government Cronyism and Subsidies Merry-Go-Round

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How we power our nation should be, like everything else, as free market as possible. May the most effective, cheapest energy sources win. No government intervention or imposition. That means no subsidies or regulations playing favorites – picking losers at the expense of winners and warping and distorting how we choose. Because market forces lead […]