Tag: Policy

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We want less government – in all things. This is not a moment-to-moment, transient concept. This is an overarching, timeless desire. We are not short-sighted in this pursuit. This sometimes means spending a little more government money up front – to save a whole lot of government money later. Spending a little government coin now…

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We less-government-types want to see an end to as much government subsidy money and protectionism as possible. We who understand economics and human nature – realize the omni-directional warping that government causes. For instance, too many people do the subsidized thing – creating massive surpluses, and attending massive losses. Surplus Wheat Production Resulting in Heavy…

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We have rather recently delved into the scintillating stupidity of the government bureaucracy “Comment Period”: “One of the ways these agencies attempt to cover up their unilateral power grabs – is with a veneer of alleged We the People participation. Behold the utter dumbness of the ‘Comment Period.’ “Where some agency of which you’ve never…

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As we have repeatedly noted, there is a whole lot of good going on in the Donald Trump Administration. But we are not sporting rose spectacles – we of course recognize that there is some serious bad going on as well. The lion share of the bad – isn’t being done by Trump’s people. It…

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It boggles the mind how monstrously dumb the Republican Party can be. They ain’t called “The Stupid Party” for nothing. To wit: The GOP has spent the last seven years winning more than 1,000 elective offices up and down the ballot – in large part because Obamacare has been such an unmitigated disaster. They spent…

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Obamacare’s official legislative name was, of course, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Washington, D.C. is very good at naming things. DC remains very terrible at doing things. Patients haven’t been protected by the law – they’ve been assaulted by it. And affordability was exterminated at the moment of enactment. All of the Obamacare…

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The Left and the media (please pardon the redundancy) are endlessly fascinated with so-called “dark money”…on the political Right. And only on the political Right. Wikipedia defines “dark money” as: “In…politics…, dark money are funds given to nonprofit organizations – and include 501(c)(4) (social welfare) 501(c)(5) (unions) and 501(c)(6) (trade association) groups – that can…

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Those of us who understand rudimentary economics – and/or those of us who have paid any attention at all to the last half century-plus – know the government mandating maximums and minimums is a ridiculously bad idea. Republican President Richard Nixon imposed (wage and) price controls – maximums on what can be charged. How’d that…