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California Climate Freaks Aren’t So Freaky When They Have to Pay for the Freakiness

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Leftism Is Indeed

Let us begin this exercise with me reiterating my wholehearted and total support of California’s effort to secede from the United States.

They can take their Sanctuary State status, their resulting Third World culture-and-wealth gap, their $1.3 trillion total governments’ debt, their massive government employee pension shortfalls, their wildfire-exacerbating environmental laws and the rest of their Hollywood, Silicon Valley uber-Left nonsense – and get out.

Oh – and don’t forget to take with you your fifty-five Electoral College votes with you. (Which will make our presidential elections going forward a whole lot more American.)

Yet another addition-by-subtraction we will thoroughly enjoy – is the absence of the California Left’s utter hypocrisy and thorough dishonesty when it comes to…everything. More

The World’s Global Trade Slush Funds – This Isn’t Free Trade

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Let’s End This, Shall We?

We have oft detailed and analyzed the fake-ness of what has for decades passed for “free trade” in Washington, D.C.

DC has for half-a-century-plus removed all government impediments to our market for every other country on the planet. While continuing to allow every other country on the planet to hinder and hamper our exporting companies – with as many government impediments to their markets as they can possibly conceive.

This isn’t free trade. Imagine the United States – and it’s world’s-largest economy – as the hub of a global wheel. And all of the very many spokes are one-way streets, running only inward. On which every other nation delivers us their goods and services – and we can’t get anything out.

Decades of this dumbness has been a key contributor to why we have hemorrhaged millions of jobs and trillions of dollars – bleeding it all out into the international marketplace.

When we think of other-government-impediments to our entering their markets – the two things that immediately leap to mind are tariffs and regulations. They impose huge taxes and regulatory limitations on our imports – dramatically limiting their end of the “free trade” equation. More

Next on Net Neutrality: Democrats Will Campaign on Reimposing Huge Government

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Yes, Please

Before last year’s year-end tax reform success – there were in fact precedent legislative achievements by this Congress.

Behold the Congressional Review Act (CRA): “The law empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation.

“Once a rule is thus repealed, the CRA also prohibits the reissuing of the rule in substantially the same form or the issuing of a new rule that is substantially the same ‘unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the joint resolution disapproving the original rule.’”

The Congress spent a good portion of the early part of 2017 passing CRA after CRA – happily signed again and again by President Donald Trump.

The Obscure Law Allowing Congress to Undo Obama Regulations on Guns and Coal in a Matter of Days

Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Obama’s Legacy

Trump Discards Obama Legacy, One Rule at a Time More

EPA Secretary Pruitt: The Eco-Nuts Will Never, Never Like You

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Remember Who Your Actual Friends Are – and the Fact That You’re Not a Radical Leftist

In the great Aaron Sorkin television creation “West Wing,” very accomplished fake president Jed Bartlet goes in for a brief bit of therapy. During which the following exchange occurs:

Bartlet: “It’s not good for a person to keep setting goals?”

Psychologist: “It probably is. But it’s tricky for somebody who is still trying to get his father to stop hitting him….”

Bartlet: “I’m not trying to get my father to like me.”

Psychologist: “Good. Because it’s never, never going to happen.”

It is of this conversation that I thought when I read of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt’s possible way-overkill cleanup plan for a Saint Louis, Missouri Superfund site. More

Reversing Obama, Trump is Protecting and Thus Promoting Intellectual Property

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Before – and After

The Barack Obama Administration was eight years of absolutely awful – in innumerable, incalculable ways.

Obama had every one of the very many tentacles of the Bureaucracy Leviathan – actively attacking the private sector.

The Donald Trump Administration is thus far, thankfully, the anti-Obama Administration. Undoing so very much of the precedent awful.

Obama – Obamacare. Trump – kills the awful Obamacare individual mandate. With hopefully more repealing to come.

Obama – Net Neutrality and a New Deal phone law power grab of the Internet. Trump – rescinds it. More

Net Neutralized – by Government: Iran’s Mullahs Kill the Web

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Less Government – More Internet

In what could be called The Green Revolution 2.0 – 1.0 took place in 2009 – Iran’s abused and suffering citizenry has again taken to the streets to protest their awful totalitarian mullah-ocracy.

And Iran’s awful totalitarian government did what governments everywhere these days do when their rabble are roused – it killed the Internet.

Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests: “As protests over economic instability and government censorship persist in Iran, the Hassan Rouhani government has reportedly wielded its favorite suppression tactic: blocking the internet.”

Again, it ain’t just Iran’s awful totalitarian government that likes to kill the Internet. Governments the world over are big fans of shutting down the World Wide Web. More

Trump’s Hugely Successful Trade Approach – Should Be Applied to Farm Commodities

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‘Are We There Yet?’

There is a whole lot of good going on in Donald Trump’s America. If you’re relying upon the traditional, ridiculous media – you don’t know about any of it.

If you’re relying upon the traditional, ridiculous media – you are eminently informed about Independent Counsel Robert Mueller’s in-depth investigation into the Trump campaign’s extensive collusion with Russia.

Except there remains zero evidence of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia. And Counsel Mueller is anything but independent. His team is packed to the rafters with Leftist hacks who repeatedly broke the law to cover up Hillary Clinton’s repeated lawbreaking – and ginned up investigatory “insurance policies” to deal with a prospective Trump presidential win.

That ongoing, rolling year-plus #FakeNews barrage – has served to allow the traditional, ridiculous media to avoid reporting all sorts of very positive things that would reflect very well upon Trump and his Administration. More

Net Neutrality is Dead – Is the Internet Still Here?

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And Here I Will Remain

Our nation’s thirtieth president was the very great, totally underrated Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929).

Coolidge’s tremendously successful presidential tenure – resulted in what we now call the Roaring Twenties: “(T)he period of Western society and Western culture that occurred during and around the 1920s. It was a period of sustained economic prosperity….The United States gained dominance in world finance.…”

How did Coolidge get us there? With less government, natch.

Coolidge thought government – America’s comparably-microscopic 1920s governments – was way too overactive, overreaching, over-abusive and over-spending.

In 1924, he gave a speech on what he called the debilitating “stupendous sum” of total United States governments’ expenditures. All governments everywhere in America spent per year…$7.5 billion ($108 billion in today’s coin).

Get that comparatively tiny sum? Today’s Feds all by their onesies add more than that adjusted $108 billion – each and every day – to our $20+ trillion national debt. More

Piecemeal Obamacare Repeal: Up Next, Please – the Medical Device Tax

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End It – Permanently

Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster.

Insurance premiums have skyrocketed – year, after year, after year. Insurance deductibles have skyrocketed – year, after year, after year. More and more insurance providers have left Obamacare – year, after year, after year.

And year, after year, after year – Republicans promised us a full repeal of the very awful Obamacare. They won House and Senate majorities – in no small part because of said promise.

Then We the People delivered DC the final piece in the puzzle – a Republican President. Donald Trump was sworn in in January.

And then the Republican Senate – couldn’t pass even their minimalist semi-pseudo repeal. More

When ‘Deregulation’ – Is Actually More Government and a Constitutional Violation

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In Sheep’s Clothing

I have a bit of Economics 101 knowledge for the collectivist Left.

You know who I mean. The Bernie Sanders “‘Free’ Health Care and ‘Free’ College for All” types.

The people who think the United States’ $18 trillion economy magically came into being – totally devoid of the profit motive.

That our 300+ million people are willing to put in 40-60 hours a week (and often more) – with no thought at all of remuneration.

That our nation’s job providers will hire our job seekers – not thinking at all of making sure their businesses can pay for them…let alone make some coin above and beyond their wages and benefits.

That our nation’s investors will put at risk their coin – without any interest in trying to get a positive monetary return on said investments. More