Kudos to House Republicans on Puerto Rico Reform

    Armed with millions in taxpayer cash from an island drowning in debt, former Obama crony Anita Dunn (of Mao Tse-tung is my favorite philosopher fame) was paid $3.4 million to help get Puerto Rico a bailout through bankruptcy.  She was joined by Obama’s former Chief Restructuring Officer at the Treasury Department Jim Millstein who represented bondholders looking to get a special deal from the Congress. It appears their efforts | Read More »

    Will Puerto Rico Tip Over – Economically?

    At an infamous congressional hearing on military readiness in the Pacific, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) asked the Admiral of the U.S. Pacific Command whether sending more Marines to Guam would “so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” While informed that the military did not anticipate such an event happening, Johnson may have been ahead of his time. Puerto Rico, another U.S. island | Read More »

    Solyndra in Spanish Means Abengoa

    The desire of the Obama administration to fund green energy project extends well beyond our borders.  Abengoa, a Spanish company, was the recipient of more than $2.8 billion in taxpayer loans and grants making them the second largest recipient of the $16 billion doled out by the Department of Energy’s 1705 loan guarantee program.  Abengoa is now collapsing before our naked steaming eyes and no one | Read More »

    Grassley Plants Seeds for Corporate Cronyism

    Science has proven that ethanol is bad for your engine.   Ethanol creates more smog than using regular gasoline.  Ethanol reduces the fuel efficiency of your car and the government’s fuel mandates are hurting the poor as farmers make more money converting food to fuel than growing food to feed people.  There is not much to love about ethanol, unless you are the Senator from | Read More »

    CEI Study Exposes Intellectual Dishonesty of Gambling Ban Proponents

    CEI Study Exposes Intellectual Dishonesty of Gambling Ban Proponents

    Red herrings have long been a favored tactic used by Washington DC insiders to justify otherwise illegitimate activities. Occasionally, these insiders’ ploys are exposed and undermined by an unyielding torrent of facts. Such is the case for proponents of legislation intended to overturn states’ rights to self-determination on the issue of Internet gaming by imposing a sweeping federal ban on the activity. Billionaire casino owner | Read More »

    John Feehery to GOP: Stop Opposing Crony Capitalism

    John Feehery call your office.  It appears someone has signed into your computer and is emailing columns out under your name that make you look like a simpleton.  The Wall Street Journal has fallen for the ruse.  They just published a column under your name lamenting conservative opposition to crony capitalism. Feehery is everything that is wrong with the modern day GOP.  With his phone | Read More »

    Unsurprisingly Corporations are Gaming Obamacare

    Star War fans will always remember when Obi-Wan Kenobi described the spaceport Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine as a “wretched hive of scum and villainy.”  It’s easy to recall that description when you learn about a conference occurring in Washington, DC this week known as the 340B Coalition.  “Scum and villainy” might be too strong a term to describe the conferees but “cronies and | Read More »

    Democrats’ New Outrageous Property Rights Power Grab

    Radical environmentalists have long used government as a weapon to stop development projects across the country.   Opponents of the Keystone Pipeline have utilized every tactic known to date to stop its implementation. But now the left has  devised a new strategy–an ultimate trump card–to stop economic development dead in its tracks and a vote on the measure could come in the House of Representatives as | Read More »