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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 […]

 

‘Big Gulp ban’ struck down by NY State Court of Appeals

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm » 2 Comments

Bad news for proponents of the Nanny State – via the New York Times (hat tip): The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American […]

 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Let’s videotape all gun sales in our city

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm » 4 Comments

When the stench of fascism is in the air, you know Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel can’t be too far away: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a proposal Wednesday that would require all gun sales in the city to be videotaped, as part of a plan to allow gun stores back in […]

 

Pres. Obama applauds decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products

Posted by: ST on February 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm » 6 Comments

The Associated Press – by way of ABC News – reports that CVS drugstores across the country will stop carrying tobacco products by October 1 because it wants to look like a more ‘health-friendly’ store (via): CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift […]

 

County government crushes little girl’s cupcake business

Posted by: Phineas on January 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And you thought the Nanny State’s “war on child entrepreneurs” was over, after the Great Lemonade Stand War of 2010-11. I’m sorry to say, my friends, that the enemy, enterprising children who want to earn a little money, has opened a new front, threatening us all with the horror of unregulated micro-businesses. […]

 

Big government vs private sector explained in two tweets

Posted by: ST on December 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm » 1 Comment

I think this about sums it up: @hale_razor Now you know the difference between private sector velocity and government velocity. — Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) December 30, 2013 Why write a 20 paragraph rant on the subject when just a couple of tweets will do?

 

(Video) #Obamacare – “Victims of government” UPDATED: Gateway Pundit to lose his insurance

Posted by: Phineas on December 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From Senator Ron Johnson* (R- WI), the story of Kathi Rose, a minister in Wisconsin who learned she was losing the health insurance she was satisfied with and that replacing it would cost her roughly $4,000 per year more. This is helping people? Making them “more secure?” As Johnson points out in […]

 

Naked socialism makes inroads in Seattle w/ election of #OWS Socialist

Posted by: ST on November 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm » 9 Comments

The Associated Press reports that an Occupy Wall Street protester who publicly identified herself as a Socialist while running to serve on the city council in Seattle has won the election (via Memeorandum): SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant’s lead […]

 

#Obamacare: Smug liberal explains why those who lose their plans must sacrifice

Posted by: ST on November 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm » 1 Comment

I’ve seen a lot of “shut up and like it!” diatribes from liberals over this last few weeks, but this one takes the cake. Far leftist Paul Waldman at the reliably liberal American Prospect writes (bolded emphasis added by me): Apparently, there was a meeting of the editors at The New York Times op-ed page in which someone […]

 

Fascist NYT editorial board: #ObamaMisspoke on #Obamacare – but your old plan sucked anyway

Posted by: ST on November 3, 2013 at 11:06 am » 7 Comments

(Monday AM Update: The thread title has been changed to something even more fitting of what the NYT editorial board wrote.  –ST ) Unsurprisingly, the editorial page at the New York Times has lined up with other far left fascists when it comes to who makes decisions on the type of healthcare insurance plan you […]