Be wary of accepting government largess; it doesn't come free and often accepting it takes away everything that is free.

- Sarah Palin

2812 days since transition.
Day 22 of September

The Fed

Anyone who does not think the Fed is political does not understand organizations, history, human nature or how to put on their shoes properly. Long-term, this organization is willing to harm the economy to serve their political master.

A quick read: JPM Agrees With Trump That Fed Is Political, Accuses Yellen Of "Distorting Asset Markets, Blowing Bubbles"

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An absurd mental escape: Captain Forehead (Good luck!)

Day 14 of July

Bought and Paid

This is a great summation of why there is little difference in the two major parties and the orgy of theft in Washington:

Presenting Ground Zero Of Global Wealth Inequality

And if you know folks drawn to the area, you know the breed of parasitic subspecies...not people most wish to associate with.

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Day 01 of July


Should we not at least consider the possibility that the economic policies supported by the central bankers around the world that have benefited the few and significantly consolidated wealth into fewer and fewer hands have been designed to do as they have done and are not simply an uncomfortable byproduct or unforeseen consequence?

At this point, it is foolish for the citizens of the world to act complacently as central bankers enrich their friends and the benefactors of their political allies. We are going to pay the price for these policies, as the very few who have caused the coming financial calamity will sit in comfort, wealthy and unaffected.

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Day 21 of June


Perhaps an untenable dream, but it would be nice if the slaves stopped arguing over whom they wanted to be their master and revolted for freedom.

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Day 26 of May


No one is better served with less transparency.

Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback. [Read]

And this from the president who said he was all about making this the most transparent administration in history. This is not okay...none of it is.

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Day 21 of May

Income Inequality Inspires

"We Reached The Tipping Point": Income Inequality Is Highest Since Records Began

Go read the article. It is fascinating that this has happened under a (D)emocratic Party administration, but not a surprise if you observe their consistent actions. The (D) proclaim themselves helpers of the poor while greatly serving the rich. The fiscal and monetary policies of recent years have helped to accumulate an ever greater amount of wealth in fewer hands.

Remember during the Reagan and Bush administrations how the left railed against the idea of trickle down economics, the policy where successful were enriched so some of their resources would trickle down to the less fortunate? We misunderstood the left's railings.

Apparently when the left was railing against helping businesses and people of means succeed, we did not understand that they wanted these policies pushed further, harder, so greater wealth accumulated in fewer hands, and without the dated need of business creation and expansion. In retrospect, it makes sense, because greater wealth in fewer hands means those hands can be more generous to the politicians who helped them accumulate that wealth. Of course, the rest of the citizenry will figure this out, but what is to fear?

This will not end well, it never does. And whom to blame? Politicians. Parties are labels to mislead the fools, unfortunately. Politicians are punishing us for our foolish loyalty.

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Day 18 of February


Does disillusionment come with age, wisdom, loss of opportunity, or honesty?

As we here at see the politics in everything, we have questioned many things, too many things, and ignored our obligation here. Perhaps what we need is a little confession time, but it may be too depressing. Still, truth is truth.

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Day 05 of December

Should You Expect Truth from Government?

Make of it what you will.

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Day 17 of November


In order for an electorate to remain pliable it must remain ignorant, and for ignorance to remain knowledge dissemination must be quashed:

Critic of Polygraph Tests Accused of Teaching People to Lie to Government

A polygraph is unreliable. Do not think otherwise. Do not speak otherwise. Listen, you will be told what to believe.

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Day 10 of November

Beautiful Lies

It is so beautiful that Obama's people say what they -- which includes Obama-- think of the American voter. They believe you are stupid and took advantage of that, because they wanted a law. The American voter proved them correct, or perhaps just slow learners, given the mid-term elections.

One thing you know about people with this kind of character is that you cannot associate with them if you are one of good character. One might wonder if he is a sociopath or political operative or just a liar...wait, are there differences there?

PS: Interested in economics? Maybe MIT has confused political expediency with the dismal science...

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Day 31 of October

Don't Watch Too Closely

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Day 27 of September

Your Protector

Many need to believe that the government is protector. Have you listened to the Goldman Tapes? Protecting?

Listen: 536: The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra

Michael Lewis' take: The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes (And we suggest you read his Flash Boys)

Government's desire for power is so it can be selectively applied.

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Day 27 of August

Obama Admin Woarking Around Legislative Process...Again

What is most frustrating is that if a P(R)esident from another party were working to circumvent the legislative process, (D)emocrats would be furious, and rightly so, but when their Presi(D)ent is doing the same, it is acceptable. The truly frustrating part is that they see no hypocrisy in such actions.

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

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Day 15 of July

Climate Discussion

A reasonable man discuses climate change:

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Day 30 of June

Impressive? Unfortunate?

Is it impressive or unfortunate?

The Obama administration has managed to convince half of the people who vote that he is a man of the people, that his government is pro-people, not pro-business first. Yet his actions make it clear he is a good ole crony-capitalist enabler.

White House poised to name patent reform opponent as new head of Patent Office

The Obama Administration’s expected choice to lead the Patent Office is a Johnson & Johnson lawyer who has been a key figure in blocking attempts to reform the patent system.

And who did he put in charge of the FCC?

Gosh, Perhaps Next Time Don't Appoint a Lobbyist to Run the FCC?

While that's no surprise, people who should have opposed appointing a former cable and wireless lobbyist to lead the agency instead supported Wheeler's nomination... [Read]

(If you would like to laugh about the subject, watch John Oliver Suggests Renaming “Net Neutrality” To “Cable Company F*ckery”)

And yet, somehow people think this administration is a people first administration. Whether it is stupidity or gullibility, it is impressive and so unfortunate. Simple clear politics, where the only party are the parties to power.

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