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Veterans Affairs Officials Rob Government; Not Fired

veterans affairs Perhaps the whoever made the decision to merely demote them rather than fire them decided their crime was relatively innocuous. After all, whats the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraud compared to letting veterans die by neglecting to give them the care they need? From "Not Even a Criminal Referral to the Dept. of Justice Can Get You Fired From the V.A." Two senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials accused of scamming the agency for personal financial Read more [...] Continue reading →

Businesses Lost to California for Texas

texas legislature A study shows the number of headquarters and expansions by businesses lost to California are numbered in the thousands. The news is carried in the Dallas Business Journal: "California lost 9,000 business HQs and expansions, mostly to Texas, 7-year study says." Roughly 9,000 California companies moved their headquarters or diverted projects to out-of-state locations in the last seven years, and Dallas-Fort Worth has been a prime beneficiary of the Golden State’s “hostile” business environment. That’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Breitbart Warned Fox Will Sabotage Anti-TPP Candidates at Debate

bias Breibart editors were worried that the pro-Obamatrade debate moderators will try to trip up anti-TPP candidates: There may be trouble ahead for the top candidates at tonight’s Republican debate, sponsored by Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal. Why? There may be a slew of new “gotcha” trade questions posed by the debate’s trio of free-trade favoring moderators, Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto, and Gerard Baker. These free-trade proponents have never seen a so-called free-trade agreement Read more [...] Continue reading →

Democrats Support Subsidies for the Rich

end corporate welfare They fight for taxpayer subsidies for the rich while claiming to stand against income inequality. It is a shame that half of Republicans support the Export-Import Bank, but it is telling that nearly all Democrats do so. This was documented recently in the Washington Examiner: In order to overcome the opposition of the House majority leader, speaker-elect, the House Financial Services Committee chairman, and most Republicans on the committee, Democrats got behind a Discharge Petition that eventually Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Battle is Not Over for Airbnb

belo-200x200-4d851c5b28f61931bf1df28dd15e60ef The defeat of Proposition F in San Francisco is not the end of political struggles for Airbnb.  (See my earlier piece.)  According to the LA Times, the internet lodging rental service faces more attempts by municipalities across the country who want to impose more regulations on the $25 billion company. Here's a part of the Times' report: At a Wednesday press conference, a top Airbnb executive said the company plans to build on its success in the Bay Area, where it relied on a "people-to-people Read more [...] Continue reading →

Government Is Like Weight Watchers

govt The business success of Weight Watchers  lies in the fact that it doesn't work—thus getting perpetually repeating customers. NY Magazine posted a piece by Traci Mann entitled, “Oprah’s Investment in Weight Watchers Was Smart Because the Program Doesn’t Work.” She writes in part: Winfrey’s venture is, in fact, a brilliant investment, although not necessarily for the reason she thinks. It’s brilliant not because Weight Watchers works but because it doesn’t. It’s the perfect Read more [...] Continue reading →

Governments Conspire To Get More Revenue

Corporate_taxes Is the economy making governments worried that they need ways to catch more revenue, or are they just being governments? When I posted about how the U.S. government is greedy to shake down corporations for more revenue, I didn’t know that there was an international effort to sweep up more revenue across borders. Now I wonder if the story I wrote about had its ultimate origins in some government public relations office to soften up the public. The rule seems to be that we should always feel suspicious Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Federal Government Displays Corporate Greed

Taxes April 15th Corporate greed is when a corporation hunts down and takes massive amounts of revenue for itself and yet still wants more. The headline at makes it sound as if someone is breaking the law and committing criminal tax evasion, when they are actually simply following the law so that they don’t have to pay excess taxes. Corporations should prefer to limit their expenses so that they can offer better goods and services at a better price. There is nothing wrong with that. Here is the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Market Wins: CEO Says Air Travel Prices Going Down

falling prices Air travel prices to Europe from the U.S. will soon be $69 according to Norwegian Air CEO. It wasn’t too long ago that the media was warning us about how bad it is that cheap oil might cause airlines to start a price war with one another to win over customers. But that’s how the market works. Providers compete with one another for customers and outbid one another by lower prices and increasing quality. Sometimes, an industry stagnates because not much can change in terms of price or quality, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Donald Trump Says that Eminent Domain is Wonderful

eminent_domain He claims that people who oppose being forced to sell their land under eminent domain are being greedy. Everyone who knows anything about him knows that Donald Trump is no conservative. He is useful for destroying the Republican establishment, but while he may be better on a couple of issues, he is no more right-leaning than Jeb Bush. One things conservatives promote is the right to hold property without fear of it being stolen by the government. Thus, conservatives oppose eminent domain—in Read more [...] Continue reading →

The FDA Will Tell You What Mayonnaise Is, for the Egg Lobby

just mayo The FDA is about to hammer a company for selling egg-free mayo because they are making mayonnaise without eggs in it. Control freaks. I don’t like it but there are vegans in the world. And there are others who, sadly, don’t think eggs (or too many of them) are healthy. Furthermore, there are people with real egg allergies who should not eat eggs. And there are many such people who like mayonnaise. So there is a company called Hampton Creek that caters to these customers, selling them Read more [...] Continue reading →

Volkswagen Was Trying to Help Consumers; the Government Wants to Impoverish Them

vwagon The government is now going to punish Volkswagen to teach corporations to never again put customers first. From what I hear on the radio, I suspect some people are going to go to jail over Volkswagen and its “defeat devices.” I think they made the wrong decision. Going against state orders is dangerous. The Bible tells us to cooperate with tyrants and political bullies as much as possible and pray to God for mercy that He will remove them from power. But make no mistake: people who made Read more [...] Continue reading →