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Really Bad Precedent: Allowing Governments to Tax Non-Constituents

The Supreme Court is currently considering South Dakota v Wayfair. A case debating whether or not state and municipal governments can collect their respective sales taxes – on non-resident business and people who have the temerity to complete a transaction in their jurisdictions. President Donald Trump is on this absolutely correct – in one sense. Online retailers like the case-cited Wayfair – do have a | Read More »
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Amazon: Government Has an Ongoing Problem Issuing Monopoly, Crony Contracts

We’ve oft noted the government’s inability to do well…just about anything. It’s why our Founding Fathers drafted our Constitution to severely proscribe what the federal government is supposed to do. And why they highly recommended all other levels of government follow their limited prescription. We less government types see our $4-trillion-per-year federal government – and are rendered nauseous. The Feds are doing countless things the | Read More »
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‘The Forgotten Man’ in DC’s Fake ‘Free Trade’: Millions of Unemployed Americans

Those of us who didn’t succumb to government schools – know of the horrendous days of Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his hyperactive, spastic, shotgun-style approach to government. Completely clueless on how to address the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s administration chose to spasmodically fire government money in nigh every direction. Hoping to spray enough bureaucratic coin to cover the Earth – and thereby mitigate the | Read More »
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Big Tech’s Big Data Means Big Money – and Big Problems for Our Economy

Still at top of mind for many is last week’s Facebook Edition of Congressional Oversight Theatre. Where our elected officials pretend to do something about something – by holding hearings. During which they look and sound very outraged at the latest outrage. They create soundbites and press releases they can send back home – to prove to their districts that they are doing something about | Read More »
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SpaceX: Government Isn’t Much Better at Contracting Out Than at Doing It Themselves

We less government types want the government doing as little as conceivably possible. Fortunately for us – so did the Founding Fathers. And they drafted and ratified the Constitution to do exactly that – limit the federal government’s activities to a few, specifically proscribed things. And the Founders strenuously recommended that state and local governments not do very much either. Because they knew a fundamental | Read More »
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Maryland Governor Hogan Must Veto the Democrats’ Latest Tax Increase

Maryland has one of our nation’s more oxymoronic state nicknames: “The Free State.” Oxymoronic – because the decades-now Democrat-dominated state legislature has spent their time and legislative effort ensuring that everything in “The Free State”…is inordinately expensive. Most especially government. In 2016, Maryland was the most taxed state in the union. Maryland Democrats are so tax-happy, they were even taxing…the rain. But in November 2016 | Read More »
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China and South Korea Corruption: The Globalists’ Globe Isn’t a Very Nice Place

I am a virulent free trader. I love commerce between nigh any peoples and nations with whom the exchanges are on equal footing – and as unfettered as possible by government intervention and imposition. The problems arise – when we venture out into a world full of countries in love with government intervention and imposition. Every nation on the planet has the inherent desire to | Read More »
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Banning Internet ‘Fast Lanes’: The Left’s Latest Crony Assault on the Free Market and Reality

There are very many stupid aspects of the stupid government power grab that is Network Neutrality. A brief reintroduction…. Net Neutrality is the Trojan Horse that gets the government very thoroughly into the business of regulating the Internet. The Internet being the place for nigh all things free speech and free market going forward. Net Neutrality – is your one-stop-shop for all things government censorship | Read More »
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Cronyism: Having Your Ex-Employees Award Government Contracts…

…makes it much more likely you’ll get government contracts. We have said it many times before – and we will keep saying it until The Purge finally occurs: President Donald Trump’s far-and-away biggest mistake as chief executive – was not making MANY more people depart the government upon his taking over its top spot. Trump is currently in the midst of an additional round of | Read More »
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China’s Half-Century, One-Sided Trade War on the United States

Washington, D.C. purports to be the capitol not just of America – but of the entirety of the free world. A self-aggrandizement belied by the type of alleged policy makers that mostly populate the place. Oh – and they are alleged policy makers: Congress Is Mostly Done Legislating for the Year This article was published…on March 25. And Congress is done. The Republican majority seems | Read More »
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