CRONIES TAXING YOU

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APRIL 2013   Politicians love to stand in front of cameras and microphones, pat themselves on the back and tell us tales of jobs creation and innovation when government and private business work together.  The phrase “public-private partnership” gets politicians more excited then a teenage boy at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.    The phrase “public-private partnership” is a narcotic … Read More

THE WATCHDOG’S ABSURDITY COLLECTION 5

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Seventh Quarterly Report on the economic impact of the Obama administrations stimulus package shows what little the Keynesian effort accomplished in stimulating the economy. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, whose economists were appointed by President Obama, authored the report. The wizard of smart economists reported that using “mainstream estimates of economic multipliers … Read More

SCARY STATISTICS

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DECEMBER 2012 Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and Washington D.C. What do these states and district have in common? The number of people receiving food stamps in the United States exceeds the total population of … Read More

MAN UP, POLITICOS, AND PAY YOUR CAMPAIGN DEBT

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MAY 2012 Newt Gingrich recently ended his bid for the White House. His unwillingness to depart reminded me of a scene from the original Wall Street film when Gordon Gecko dresses down the naive Bud Fox: “What are you, 12th man on the deal team, last to know?” Really Newt? You couldn’t have figured out that you had zero shot 10 states … Read More

AMERICA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

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APRIL 2012 The high priests of the Social Security and Medicare “trust funds” (whatever happened to lockbox?) issued new warnings about the solvency of the “trust funds” they oversee. The Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund will be gone, depleted, kaput in 2016, which is two years earlier than expected. Thank you, masters of the obvious! A record 5.4 million workers and their … Read More

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID IS KILLING US – TODAY’S OUTRAGE

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APRIL 2012 I’ve often found counterintuitive notions offer solutions. One of the first, and important of these notions was made by Christopher Columbus. Because he knew the earth was round, he came up with the radical notion of sailing west to reach the east. Then there’s the thinking behind vaccinations — a little disease can fuel the body’s own defenses. … Read More

THE WATCHDOG’S ABSURDITY COLLECTION 4

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JANUARY 2012 Poor Sport What a $%^&*#@ crybaby! Democrat Steve Driehaus from Ohio’s 1st Congressional District is throwing a hissy fit after losing the 2010 mid-term election.  What do Democrats in the midst of hysteria do?  They sue. Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and therefore contributed to “loss of livelihood,” Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony … Read More

GANGSTA GOVERNMENT

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DECEMBER 2011 We have reported extensively on the National Labor Relations Board vs. Boeing travesty.  We need to inform you that the episode has come to its conclusion.  Chalk up a big win for the crony socialist extortionists.  Not only did Boeing lose, but anyone who believes in liberty and the free markets did as well. The government of the … Read More

THEY CANNOT COUNT

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NOVEMBER 2011 Congratulations to all of our elected officials who were involved in making 2011, a record breaking year!  Our fearless leaders really outdid themselves once again by wrapping up its biggest spending year ever and its second largest annual budget deficit.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, for fiscal year 2011 which ended September 30th, we spent $3.6 trillion.  … Read More