The "rulers" actually don't matter. They are vastly outnumbered by the people like you and me. The problem is those who legitimate the "rulers" with their votes, remaining silent when the "rulers" commit evils in their names.
Most of them do not feel bad about that. Many of them even cheer and applaud to their "rulers" and they defend the crimes they co... (more)
A group of activists and community leaders came to City Hall on Tuesday to have their say in front of the Common Council Legislation Committee.
"You guys have an opportunity to make Buffalo the first drone-free city in the United States, and I hope you take that seriously," John Washington of Occupy Buffalo told lawmakers.
Government Is Shrinking?
posted 08/01/2012, 10:05 PM (Jeffrey Tucker) [Category: Economy] In today's political climate, the more implausible the claim, the more likely it is to stick. One that seems to be sticking now is that government today is small by historical standards and constantly shrinking.
Run that one by the man on the street — looted by the tax man, harassed by police, hounded by regulators — and he will scoff. Now comes the highbrow journalist with a nuanced view to correct him, citing all kinds of complex data.
Own Guns, So that I Don't Have To
posted 08/01/2012, 10:05 PM (Jeffrey Tucker) [Category: Commentary] While attending the Agora Financial Symposium in Vancouver, I became aware that Americans enjoy some rights that Canadians do not: among them, the limited ability to carry weapons. Even private security guards seem unable to be armed in Canada.This does not make me feel safer. Quite the reverse.
Private people who carry guns make me feel safer.
So I would like to make a plea to my fellow citizens: please buy, carry, and even stockpile weapons. Carry them with you al... (more)
ABC News has learned that Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist who was treating Holmes, 24, at the school, was also a key member of the university's threat assessment team. The group of experts were respons... (more)
In a one-page memo, Executive Director John James Jr. wrote that in recent months government employees and contractors were detected “engaging in inappropriate use of the MDA network.”
“Specifically, there have been instances of employees and contracto... (more)
Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS
posted 08/01/2012, 9:55 PM (Americans for Tax Reform) [Category: Economy] WASHINGTON, D.C. — While 529 hardworking athletes proudly represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics, any medals and money they earn wearing red, white and blue will be taxed by the IRS. According to research done by the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, U.S. Olympic athletes are liable to pay income tax on medals earned and prizes received at the London games.
American medalists face a top income tax rate of 35 percent. Under U.S. tax law, they must add the value of thei... (more)
Socialism for Texas Farmers
posted 08/01/2012, 9:55 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger) [Category: Economy] Texas farmers are suffering severe drought conditions. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Congress has decided to help them out with U.S. taxpayer dollars to the tune of around $600 million. It should also come as no surprise that Republicans are as energized about sending this welfare as Democrats are. It’s just another reflection of the socialist, paternalist, welfare-state mindset that pervades both political parties.
It wasn’t always that way, of course. Americans once l... (more)
In addition to the humanitarian work that charitable organizations such as Feed the Children perform, there is something else notable about them: They are private organizations funded voluntarily by donations from individuals, corporations, and churches. They don’t receive government money that is first confiscated from the taxpayers.