Sunday July 18th, 2010
|11 Reasons We'd be Better Off with No Government at All
posted 07/18/2010, 10:09 PM (InformationLiberation)|
No government at all? Outlandish, you say?! After you read these 11 reasons, you'll be the first calling for shutting the whole shebang down!
1. We'd have absolutely no taxes. That means everything across the board would be cheaper and everyone would have about twice as much money.
2. We'd have no foreign wars. The US spends $1 trillion dollars a year on our interventionist foreign policy. If we shut the whole government down, that's $1 trillion dollars a year going towards computers, housing, food, technology etc., instead of being spent on bombs to kill people.
3. We'd have no corporate welfare. That means no more banker bailouts, no more handouts to the health insurance companies and big pharma, and no more subsidies for connected special interests. That translates to lower prices and more competition. Health care costs would drastically fall and housing would finally be more affordable.
4. We'd have no more drug war. The miserable drug war would come to an end and we'd stop wasting trillions of dollars to keep drug prices high.
5. We'd have no more police. That means instead of the government running a billion dollar protection racket with people getting abused left and right, we could take the billions we give to the government and instead pay private bodyguards to police our streets as an actual service to consumers at a mere fraction of the cost. The police would not be abusive for the same reason a private bodyguard doesn't beat up the person they're supposed to protect, they're dependent on you for their paycheck. Also they wouldn't have to enforce ridiculous drug laws which accoun... (more)
|23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed
posted 07/18/2010, 10:09 PM (Rasmussen Reports)|
The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment.
However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure.
These figures have barely budged since
Ahmadinejad's comments were his first public sta... (more)
|Think Progress Fabricates Examples of Tea Party Racism for Bogus Video
posted 07/18/2010, 10:06 PM (NewsBusters.org)|
Liberal activists are so desperate to paint the Tea Party as racist that some, apparently, are willing to fabricate evidence and fallaciously draw unsupported conclusions to support their point.
Lee Fang, a writer for the far-left blog Think Progress, recently posted a video purporting to show racism at Tea Parties. But the video was a total fraud. It took statements out of context, claimed racism where there really was none, claimed liberal plants were authentic members of the mo... (more)
|Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax
posted 07/18/2010, 10:06 PM (New York Times)|
WASHINGTON -- When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government's "power to lay and collect taxes."
And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.
Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of thei... (more)
|Firms cancel health coverage
posted 07/18/2010, 10:06 PM (The Boston Globe)|
The relentlessly rising cost of health insurance is prompting some small Massachusetts companies to drop coverage for their workers and encourage them to sign up for state-subsidized care instead, a trend that, some analysts say, could eventually weigh heavily on the state’s already-stressed budget.
|Layoffs, Socialist Style
posted 07/18/2010, 10:05 PM (Douglas French)|
According to the Socialist Party USA website, “In socialism, full employment is realized for everyone who wants to work,” because, “In a socialist system the people own and control the means of production and distribution through democratically controlled public agencies, cooperatives, or other collective groups. The primary goal of economic activity is to provide the necessities of life, including food, shelter, health care, education,... (more)
|Grayson's shakedown lawsuit threatens D.C. business
posted 07/18/2010, 10:03 PM (Pacific Legal Foundation)|
The lawmaker from Orlando wants to import to the District of Columbia a scheme that allowed lawyers in California to run a litigation protection racket against mom-and-pop businesses.
In a case now before D.C.'s local Court of Appeals, Grayson is asking to have the District's consumer protection ordinance interpreted -- or, rather, misinterpreted -- to permit lawsuits against businesses even if the plaintiff didn't suffer any injury.