Tag: F-35

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Socrates: “First shouldn’t we explain how a democracy becomes an oligarchy?”  Adeimantus: “Yes.”  Socrates: “The crucial step is that the rich figure out how to manipulate politics so the laws benefit them instead of the public.” Adeimantus: “So it seems.” The federal government contract that procures the F-35 is a case study in how a select…

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God bless the military and all who honorably serve her. We the People are incredibly fortunate to have a million or so men and women willing to volunteer to defend our nation.  It is an incredible sacrifice on their part – for which we should be exceedingly grateful. As mind-bogglingly wasteful with our money as…

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We oft highlight the very many massive examples of government cronyism: “(P)rivate companies getting government – to craft policy that unfairly benefits the private companies.” Once ensconced as awful government policy, cronyism grows all sorts of additional awful tentacles. Two of the biggest, nastiest tentacles – are laziness and attrition. Government bureaucrats – don’t behave…