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    The EPA is Turning Water on Farms Into a Weapon Against Farmers

    We have noted time and again how government – in the name of helping the Little Guy – eviscerates the Little Guy. Claude Louis Hector de Villars – the great early 18th Century French general (back when France had them) – rightly observed: God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies. The late, inordinately great United States President Ronald Reagan | Read More »

    Think Three Unelected Bureaucrats Should Raise Taxes Whenever They Want?

    That’s what Title II Reclassification of the Internet means. And that’s what President Barack Obama wants – so as to then impose Network Neutrality. Last month, President Obama said: I believe the (Federal Communications Commission) FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act…. Let’s ignore for a moment the fact that the FCC is supposed to be an independent agency | Read More »

    Australia Embraces the Less Government-Free Trade Model – We Should Too

    We recently referenced the very good news to come from an otherwise very bad President Barack Obama China trip. U.S., China to Drop Tariffs on Range of Tech Products The U.S. and China reached an agreement to drop tariffs on a wide range of technology products, in a deal that its backers say could cover $1 trillion in trade and that marks a significant accomplishment | Read More »

    Video: Obama’s Internet Takeover Just One Of Many Possible Huge New Lame Duck Web Taxes

      Thank you very much to all who serve and have served. #VeteransDay Yesterday we had this: Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking President Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – allegedly an independent agency – to execute a unilateral, complete rewrite of existing law. He wants reclassification of how the | Read More »

    You Want More Affordable, Accessible Food for the Planet? You Want Less Government

    What is far and away the most important global trade commodity?  Food.  People have to eat. Before the world’s peoples can afford to purchase from us an iPhone, or a Ford pickup truck – they have to buy (hopefully our) food. And governments are making sustenance so much more expensive. Governments raise the prices of everything we try to buy. They do so indirectly – | Read More »

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

    I used to bet football games, and play occasional hands of cards (I’m mostly retired). I mostly did so 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 | Read More »

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

    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, | Read More »

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

    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 | Read More »

    VIDEO: When Bureaucrats Determine Their Own Limits – There Are No Limits

    As the great P.J. O’Rourke said: “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” We have to give the Feds some – the Constitution requires it. But in 1984 the Supreme Court threw wide open the doors to every liquor store and vehicle in the nation. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. was a | Read More »

    Warren Buffett Knows Less Government Means More Economic Activity

    Remember the “Buffet Rule?” The Buffett Rule is part of a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011.  The tax plan would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making more than a million dollars a year. Remember for whom it’s named? The Buffett Rule is named after American investor Warren Buffett, who publicly stated in early 2011 that he | Read More »