Energy Corruption: Government Decides To Borrow Money To Give To Businesses

I haven’t written anything until now about the $10.1 trillion “deal” bipartisan budget “deal” being imposed on the U.S. taxpayer because it is a sad thing. Listening to the news you would never know there was a “tea party” movement in this country. Obviously the main thing wrong with a $10.2 trillion omnibus bill is the $10.2 trillion. We don’t have it. We can’t afford it. We should be looking for deeper cuts than the sequester, but we are instead getting rid of the sequester. But Read more […]

A Plea For Corporate Welfare Posed As Concern For Poor

It never occurs to Liberals (or many Republicans) that rather than forcing money into the hands of consumers, the market is supposed to force prices lower for them. So, instead of being happy as prices fall, they are always wringing their hands when businesses that can’t compete begin to suffer. Thus, Huffington Post (from Quartz) on Family Dollar, which is reporting lower than expected profits. As poor Americans come under more and more pressure, more and more of Family Dollar’s revenue Read more […]

Funding Business By Putting Our Children In Hock

Welfare—i.e., government stealing from some to give to others—provides the lifeblood of politics: campaign donations and votes. The large numbers go to the donors, and the crumbs from the table go to the faithful, but mindless voting blocs. From McClatchy DC: The railroad industry brags in its national publicity campaign that it spends billions of dollars improving its infrastructure “so taxpayers don’t have to.” But the ads don’t tell everything. The nation’s freight rail network Read more […]

Shaking Down Fat People: Obamacare Doctors Conspire To Herd Money Into Weight-Loss Scams

The Associated Press puts out the party line. Newser appropriately changed the headline of their shorter version of the article: “New Guidelines Tell Doctors to Harangue Patients About Weight.” They come from the usual suspects, including the American Heart Association. And it is all about Obamacare and welfare for doctors: The good news? By next year, most insurance companies are expected to cover counseling and other obesity treatments, following in the steps of the Medicare program, which Read more […]

AP: Ethanol Production Is Degrading The Environment

Mega-kudos to the AP for taking on the political love-affair with the ethanol industry–this is a story that needs to be told, and you can be sure those with billions at stake will hit back hard. “The Secret Environmental Cost of US Ethanol Policy” CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared Read more […]

Censorship By Intimidation: From The White House To The Insurance Companies

From CNN: White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare’s rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN. After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said. Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution. But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance Read more […]

St. Louis Serves Subsidized Fast Food: Will Higher Minimum Wage Law Help?

I’ve been hearing a lot of noise lately on my local public radio station about how the area is suffering do to fast food restaurants refusing to pay their workers more. The St. Louis Business Journal reports: Fast food workers and other minimum-wage earners told lawmakers Monday at St. Louis City Hall that their wages should be raised so that they don’t have to rely on public assistance. The workers and their advocates touted a highly-publicized study, published recently by the University of Read more […]

Insurance Companies Planning To Profit Off American Pain & Fascism Are Now Worried: Good!

Our own Bob Allen pointed this out to me from the Bloomberg news site: Insurers Oppose Obamacare Extension as Danger to Profits Allowing Americans more time to enroll for health coverage under Obamacare may raise premiums and cut into profits, insurers are telling members of Congress in a bid to stop such a move. Extending the enrollment period would have a “destabilizing effect on insurance markets,” said Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman for the Washington-based lobbyist group American’s Read more […]