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Crony Socialists Looking to Ban Online Gambling Don’t Seem to Realize it’s a WORLD WIDE Web

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Breaking News for Some Crony Socialists

I used to bet football games, and play occasional hands of cards (I’m mostly retired). I did so mostly online – via a company based in Costa Rica.

Did I know the owner of the Costa Rican company? No. Did I know anyone in Costa Rica? No. Did I have any particular affinity for that nation? No. To quote Joe Walsh (the James Gang, solo and Eagles musician, not the former Congressman):

Ain’t never been there – they tell me it’s nice.

The Costa Rican company got my money because the World Wide Web allowed me to shop large swaths of the planet for the business I liked best.

Free trade is a fabulous thing. The Internet is a fabulous thing. The latter makes the former even easier – which is a fabulous thing.

Unless you have an old school brick-and-mortar business model – and insist on not changing as the world does. More

If You Like How the Government is Handling Ebola…

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Things Are Going So Well…

…you’ll love how they’ll handle the Internet.

The late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan rightly observed:

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

So when the federal government says about Ebola “We’ve got this”- people have a problem believing it.

Obama Underwater on Ebola Response

Ah, the Barack Obama Administration – which has been caught lying over and over and over again. More

Reclassification Net Neutrality Could Be a 16.1% Internet Tax – And Many Other New Web Tax Attempts

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

There’s a Whole Government School
From Whence This Came

Government is an organism just like any other. Just like any other, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second is self-expansion.

Government expansion requires money. Government doesn’t earn any of its own – it must take ours. Hence – taxes. Since governments’ desire to grow is pervasively ubiquitous – the fervent desire to increase taxes is pervasively ubiquitous.

When government demands more of our coin, the assumption is that every penny they already take is being used wisely and well. As we all know, that ain’t anywhere near true.

Governments like to ratchet up taxes in areas they’ve already planted their confiscation flag. But they REALLY like to find untaxed parts of the economy – and excise the daylight out of them. In the name of “fairness”for the crushingly-taxed economic sectors.

They are the Francisco Pizaros of our wallets – the enticement and excitement of pillaging virgin territory is almost unbearable. More

‘If You Like Your Internet, You Can Keep Your Internet’ and Other Government Lies

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IRS, Anyone?
HHS? EPA? CDC? FCC?

Conservatives and Libertarians inherently have little faith or trust in government. We know the institution is inherently flawed – and self-serving.

Government violates the Wallet Rule. Which is:

You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You go out the following Friday night with my wallet. On which night are you going to have more fun?

Government is always working with our wallet – theirs is empty until they first fleece ours. They will thus never spend our money as prudently, wisely or well as do we.

Government is just another organism. Like any other, its first priority is self-preservation – its second self-expansion. And worse than just about any other – it will do whatever it takes to accomplish these priorities.

Including lie its collective face off.

The Barack Obama Administration is the most government-expansive administration in our nation’s history. To that end, they have used any means necessary – including lying its collective face off. For instance: More

Tech Tycoon Jeff Bezos Owns the Washington Post – Why Is Their Tech Reporting So Terrible?

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Here’s Hoping Bezos Applies Amazon Reality to the Post

Jeff Bezos is a transcendent Internet entrepreneur. He understands the way the Web works in a way few others do. He sees around the curve of the Earth just a little further than do most of us.

To wit: Bezos started in 1994 Amazon.com.

(T)he world’s largest internet company, based on revenue and number of employees.

Bezos has done okay.

Real Time Net Worth: $29.9 Billion.

In 2013 Bezos waded into the dying world of Dinosaur Journalism – purchasing the Washington Post for $250 million (ostensibly pulled out of his petty cash drawer).

Transitioning journalism forward needs to happen. If it can be done successfully, Bezos ain’t a bad guy to take the shot. More

FCC Chairman Won’t Allow his IG to Hire Any Criminal Investigators

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The OIG’s Door to the FCC

We had some inordinately interesting recent Congressional testimony from David L. Hunt – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Inspector General (IG).

IG Hunt appeared on Wednesday, September 17 before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The topic? “Oversight of FCC Budget and Management.”

What exactly does IG Hunt and his FCC Office of the Inspector General (OIG) do?

(T)he Inspector General (IG) and his office provide objective and independent investigations, audits, and reviews of the FCC’s programs and operations.

Incident thereto, the Inspector General provides recommendations to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in FCC programs and operations….

The Inspector General informs the Chairman and Congress of fraud or any serious problems with the administration of FCC programs and operations discovered during audits, investigations and reviews.

The OIG – via “audits, investigations and reviews”- makes sure the FCC doesn’t stray from the straight and narrow.

So what IG Hunt has to say in his written testimony is more than a mite disturbing. More

‘Local Choice’ — Let’s Roll Back Some Crony Socialism, Shall We?

Seton Motley | Less Government

Don’t Turn to This Clown

Cronyism. Or Crony Capitalism. It’s actually Crony Socialism – because it actually has nothing to do with capitalism.

Crony Socialism is not an unfettered free market where the best ideas and companies win. It’s the government warping and distorting the market: favoring with absurdly tilted policies some ideas and companies – and thus inherently dis-favoring everyone else in said sector.

How much you pay to watch TV has been a Crony Socialist nightmare mess since basically the creation of cable TV. Thanks to government meddlesomely messing with the market.

The Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 (also known as the 1992 Cable Act) is a United States federal law which required cable systems to carry most local broadcast channels and prohibited cable operators from charging local broadcasters to carry their signal.

Get that? Cable companies are required by law to deliver all local broadcast stations in every channel package. Cable companies must then sit down with broadcasters and pretend to negotiate a “free market” deal for how much they pay for those stations. More

‘Most Transparent Ever?’ Behold the FCC’s Secret, Crony Socialist Meetings

Seton Motley | Less Government

The Entrance to the
Obama Administration’s Department of Transparency

It is yet another Barack Obama Administration pledge now relegated to the ash heap of Mendacious History.

The Most Transparent Administration In History

The Most Transparent Administration in History

This is the Most Transparent Administration in History

This is the Most Transparent Administration in the History of our Country

We’re the Most Transparent and Ethical Administration in U.S. History

Get the trance-inducing mantra?  And Administration members have continued to relentlessly chant it – even though it long ago became a patently absurd assertion. More

How is Allowing Customers to Not Pay for What They Don’t Want a Bad Thing?

Seton Motley | Less Government

From the Left’s Dictionary

When words no longer have specific meanings – they no longer have any meaning. Words represent concepts – we must all agree on their definitions or we lose their concept representation value. If words’ definitions are warped – their usefulness is eviscerated.

If “up”is suddenly, repeatedly used to mean “down”- without anyone calling out the linguistic abuse – it ceases to be useful. And our language – our ability to communicate – is damaged.

Why does this happen? The late, inordinately great George Orwell explains:

“The decline of language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer.

The Left are the masters of this language abuse.

President Barack Obama at least thirty-six times said a variation of:

“If you like your health care plan – you can keep your health care plan. Period.

Then bizarrely, obnoxiously claimed:

“What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed. More

These People Think The Way To Keep Things Fast Is To Bring In The Government?

Seton Motley | Less Government

An Intersection on the
Government-Run
Information Superhighway

The Left consists of two groups of people running on two parallel yet very different paths to Oblivion.

The Left’s leadership knows their Huge Government ideas are absurd and don’t work – but they’ll be in charge after the collapse they induce so they’re fine with it.

The Left’s rank and file actually thinks more government equals better – despite centuries of evidence to the contrary.

Then there’s the Tech World – by and large a subset of the Left. These people should certainly know better about government sloth and general incompetence damaging their industry – likely the nation’s and the world’s fastest moving and best.

But the Tech World has thus far remained steadfastly impervious to facts. Or they – like the Left’s leadership – have an agenda all their own. More