» Posts in the Limited Government Category:

 

Report: Government may have erroneously paid out $100 billion in 2013

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

And people wonder why we think a smaller government is a better government- via the AP: WASHINGTON — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who […]

 

(Video) 1948 cartoon: “Make Mine Freedom!”

Posted by: Phineas on July 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a neat animated short from almost 70 years ago that does a darned good job showing the differences between a society based on individual liberty and the free market, on the one hand, and those based on statism (Socialism, Communism, and Fascism) on the other. It makes good use of humor […]

 

The IRS wants to tax your frequent flyer miles and hotel points

Posted by: Phineas on May 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s as if the agency was worried it wasn’t hated enough. Writing at Reason, Ira Stoll reports that the Internal Revenue Service is looking at taxing rewards points offered by airlines and hotel chains: Just in time for your summer vacation, the IRS is getting ready to toughen the tax treatment on […]

 

North Korea: the nightmare of living under a god

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s an interesting and frightening interview posted to Business Insider today with Yeonmi Park, a woman who escaped from North Korea with her family as a teenager, but needed years to get over the brainwashing she endured there. An indoctrination so intense, she believed the late Kim Jong Il could read her […]

 

North Korea: all men must now wear Kim Jong Un’s hairstyle?

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When you’re the boy god-king of the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, you can get away with weird, petty stuff like this: If you are a man in North Korea, we sincerely hope you have a round face. It’s the shape that will work with your new haircut. That […]

 

On birthday parties, income inequality, and big government

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, in all the excitement of the NFL’s “championship weekend” the featured the 49ers thrilling come-from-ahead loss in Seattle (1), I forgot it was Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday. You can bet she didn’t forget, though, enjoying a lavish party attended by 500 celebrities and political stars. An intimate soirée, in other words. […]

 

Have a Happy New Year: privatize @USPS

Posted by: Phineas on December 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is a bit of a personal rant to end the year on, but a recent experience with the US Post Office and trying to get a package delivered has lead to the conclusion that one of the best “little things” a new Republican Congress could do in 2015 is privatize the […]

 

Obama tool @SallyKohn: Losing your current health insurance plan is a good thing, rube

Posted by: ST on October 30, 2013 at 11:41 am » 7 Comments

There are Useful Idiots, fools, and then there are absolute tools -and “progressive activist” Sally Kohn manages to roll all three into one with this apologetic, lecture-y piece on Obamacare: (CNN) – Conservatives are expressing shock and outrage that the Obama administration knew that many people in the individual insurance market would not be able to […]

 

On Detroit, bankruptcy, and President Obama

Posted by: ST on July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm » 7 Comments

An October 2012 tweet from our celebrity President: Obama: “I wasn't going to let Detroit go bankrupt. Or Toledo go bankrupt. Or Lordstown go bankrupt. I bet on American workers.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 26, 2012 The story on what happened today, via Fox News: Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. […]

 

Not enough scandals for you? Here, have four more!

Posted by: Phineas on June 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Gabriel Malor at Ace’s, who laments that the misbehavior at the EPA has largely flown under the radar, overshadowed so far by the IRS, NSA, Rosen, and so many other stories. He collects them all in a handy post, but here’s a summary: Remember former Administrator Lisa Jackson’s hidden email account using […]