“People always agree that power corrupts but then in the same breath defend government power.” A brief moment passed…”I know…I was one of them,” he said flatly. I was struck. That thought had not occurred to me, but he could… Read More ›
To my fellow over-regulated, over-taxed, debt enslaved and NSA-surveilled American brothers and sisters…a few observations from over the long weekend…. CEO of Gallup (yes, the polling company) says Government is Lying Jim Clifton, Gallup’s CEO wrote a piece that says… Read More ›
One day I will convince people that their Government is not theirs anymore. There is America, and then there are Americans. They are not the same thing. America is managed without Americans. Our Government is looking to raise taxes by… Read More ›
What is the true nature of Government? Government is…Platonian, subversive, insidious, tenacious, violent, deceitful, suspicious, coercive, expansive, abusive, methodical, omnipotent, omnipresent, an agitator and most importantly, predictable. Predictable. Predictable. The purpose of Government is predictable…it is to create more Government…. Read More ›
Democrats announce to all U.S. Citizens: “Government is something we all belong to” – or inversely – “You all belong to the Government”
We all want to belong to something. We have wanted to belong to something since we were kids. When we were younger we wanted to be part of the cool crowd or maybe the crowd of guys the girls all… Read More ›
Obama’s Big Government Crushes Green Business Owners Out of Existence – Poster Boy for Obama’s 2008 Campaign in Ashes Due to Obama’s New Law
As Obama continues to create and expand Big Government through increasing regulatory oversight, bureaucratic management of the market place and increasing compliance enforcement, the pulse of America’s economy slowly gets weaker and weaker… As just one of a thousand examples… Read More ›
Alexis de Tocqueville explained 150 years ago how Big Government simply “gets in the way” reducing us to “timid and industrious animals” where everyone is responsible for everyone else, and individual freedom disappears.
I started reading a new book a few days ago and I came across this passage quoted from Alexis de Tocqueville. The relevance of this 150 year old passage to our current economic and political condition is frightening. Tocqueville describes… Read More ›
New California Law Regulates Babysitting – Requires you provide mandatory rest and meal breaks & Workers’ Compensation – Lawsuit for Non-Compliance – Welcome to BIG GOVERNMENT – You voted for it, now you get to live with it.
Do you see the quote by Thomas Jefferson at the top of my website under the blog name? The one that says, “by slow operations…perverts into tyranny.” Remember that. Since MOST of what I write about are those “slow operations”… Read More ›
Big Government throws up on the WSJ, SEC expands its control to every company in the U.S., how long before the Department of Education bans natural gas drilling?
I am traveling for work, so time available for posting is harder to find. I grabbed a WSJ on the way out of the hotel yesterday morning only to see that our nanny state government had thrown up all over… Read More ›
I see Obama fan bumper stickers from time to time and I really wish I could talk to these individuals. I want to know why they believe that more government, is better government? I want to ask them what country… Read More ›
I was cruising the website for the city of Irvine, CA when I stumbled on their “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)” page. ARRA is the $800 billion federal stimulus package that Obama said would create 3.5 million jobs in… Read More ›
Another example today of moral hazard as the FDIC announces plans to test principal reductions. A principal reduction is when the bank allows a foreclosed homeowner to have their total home loan value reduced, also known as a “cram-down” or “principal… Read More ›
From the Associated Press: “A Rhode Island school district has voted to fire all the teachers at an underperforming school. The Central Falls School Committee voted Tuesday evening to fire every educator at Central Falls High School at the end… Read More ›
Nothing makes a recession last longer than market uncertainty. Contrary to what the government would have you believe, the “market” is fairly predictable. There are thousands of leading and lagging indicators that move in certain directions of varying amounts and can… Read More ›
California gasoline is comprised of the following taxes… Federal Excise Tax 18¢ State Excise Tax 18.3¢ Underground Gas Tank Tax (Federal) 1¢ Underground Gas Tank Tax (State) 1.4¢ Misc State, County and Local Taxes approximately 26.1¢ Total California Gasoline Tax:… Read More ›