Showing posts with label vote-buying. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vote-buying. Show all posts

The Government Is Not Us

Latest Update: March 16, 2017
Scrubbed from textbooks: The U.S. government’s national experiment in extermination
Obama ordered abuse of intelligence to sabotage Trump policies
U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive
VIDEO: Rand Paul: Audit the Fed
All crimes are legal when government is the perp: The FBI and child porn
JOHN STOSSEL: The Ruling Class has a narrative and the media follows it
VIDEO: John Stossel: The Audacity of the Elites

Terence P. Jeffrey: Obama Claims Power To Make Illegal Immigrants Eligible For Social Security And Disability

Democrat vote-buying 101.  Does the president of the United States have the power to unilaterally tell millions of individuals who are violating federal law that he will not enforce that law against them now, that they may continue to violate that law in the future and that he will take action that makes them eligible for federal benefit programs for which  ... MORE

Scott Shackford: Jerry Brown Admits $15 Minimum Wage Does Not Make Economic Sense, Approves It Anyway

Smart economics is not a consideration. California Gov. Jerry Brown simply does not care about what will happen to citizens in non-urban parts of the state under a $15 minimum wage. He didn’t literally say that, but what he did say when today was that he understood that there may be some bad outcomes for such a massive, unprecedented mandate. And then he signed it into law anyway. ... MORE

Obama's ‘Catch & Release’ Policy Fuels Illegal Immigration

by Kristian Hernandez.    Officials last week spoke up about the Obama administration’s so-called “catch and release” policies blamed for hindering Border Patrol operations and encouraging illegal crossers from coming into the United States. A recent letter from the National Border Patrol Council states a high-ranking member of the Obama    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Seen And The Unseen

Why Congress should get out of the miracle business.  Claude Frederic Bastiat (1801-50) — a French classical liberal theorist, political economist and member of the French National Assembly — wrote an influential essay titled "That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen." Bastiat argued that when making laws or economic decisions,   ... MORE

Hans A. Von Spakovsky: The Obama Administration Wants To Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote In The Upcoming Election

Why Democrats hate voter ID.   Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election. And the United States Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is helping    ... MORE

Politicians are Dividing Americans into Two Classes: Those Who Work for a Living and Those Who Vote for a Living

by James Bovard.      Success of a vote-buying scheme. In Iraq and Afghanistan, US military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops inadvertently killed innocent civilians or sheep. Billions of dollars  ... MORE

California Grants Driver's Licenses To 605,000 Illegal Aliens

Pass Go, collect $200.  Some 605,000 undocumented immigrants who live in California were granted driver's licenses in 2015, the first year they have been able to enjoy that benefit, officials said Monday. The law known as AB60 took effect on January 2, 2015. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) expects a total of about 1.4 million people   ... MORE

Jenny Hopkinson: A Win For Cruz, A Loss For Ethanol

Only Ted and Rand stood up to the special interests.    Corn country just picked a candidate who wants to put an end to one of its favorite government programs. Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa Republican caucus, besting Donald Trump by 3.3 percent, is the first time a candidate opposed strongly by the state’s ethanol industry   ... MORE

Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

by John W. Whitehead. Who needs bread and circuses when you have the assortment of clowns and contortionists that are running for the White House? Truly, politics in America has been reduced to a three-ring circus complete with carnival barkers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, lion tamers, animal trainers, tight rope walkers, freaks, strong men,  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Destroying Your Vote

Election integrity is not racist.   Voter ID laws have been challenged because liberal Democrats deem them racist. I guess that's because they see blacks as being incapable of acquiring some kind of government-issued identification. Interesting enough is the fact that I've never heard of a challenge to other ID requirements as racist, such as those:    ... MORE

Throwing Billions Down A Dark Tunnel For Bullet Train

Political nitwittery thrives in California.    For years, critics of the California high-speed rail project – from government oversight agencies to transportation and engineering experts to think tanks to local grass-roots organizations to these Opinion pages – have faulted the California High-Speed Rail Authority for its overly optimistic and ever-changing  ... MORE

California Forfeits Common Sense; Picks Cops Over Citizens

More evidence the government is not us.     Last Thursday, the Sisyphean boulder of property rights and due process rolled downhill. SB 443, California’s attempt to summarily end civil-asset forfeiture and “equitable sharing” abuse, roundly failed passage in the State Assembly, 24 to 44. Oddly enough, this was after a 31-to-1 vote in the     ... MORE

Lloyd Marcus: Why Liberals Are Dangerous

The emotion over reason advocates.  The Left (liberal mainstream media) practically had a ticker tape parade for Ohio Gov. John Kasich for answers he gave on two issues during the GOP debate. Liberals' praise of Kasich shows they have chosen emotion over logical, reasoned thinking. This makes liberals irresponsible and dangerous. These people   ... MORE

Fiscally Responsible Republican? Scott Walker To Commit $400 Million In Taxpayer Dollars For New NBA Stadium Deal

by Nick Gillespie.      While ongoing reportage of the Donald Trump Traveling Tijuana Donkey Show crashes into the latest revelations from Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Server Fun Times Revue, there's a more pedestrian scandal taking place in plain sight. This one involves Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who's running on his tough-as-nails budget  ... MORE

Ira Stoll: Hillary's Move To Buy The Youth Vote

Dangerous student loan rhetoric.    Hillary Clinton’s big campaign rally over the weekend offered a hint of how she’s going to handle a trillion-dollar question—what to do about demands by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the remnants of the “Occupy” movement for forgiveness of student loan debt. “I believe that success isn’t measured by how ... MORE

Why Kids Who Aren’t Poor Now Get Free School Lunches

by Valerie Strauss.  Spreading the realm of dependency. It used to be that students from families with low incomes qualified for lunches that were either free or available at a reduced price. That’s still true — but now, new federal rules allow kids who aren’t poor at many schools to get the same thing. The change in the rules means not only that   ... MORE