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.
Income Inequality Inspires
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.
As we here at clearpolitics.com 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.
Should You Expect Truth from Government?
Make of it what you will.
Critic of Polygraph Tests Accused of Teaching People to Lie to Government
A polygraph is
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...
Don't Watch Too Closely
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.
Obama Admin Woarking Around Legislative Process...Again
Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
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. [Read]
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.
Consensus, the Anti-Science
Climate change scientist claims he has been forced from new job in 'McCarthy'-style witch-hunt by academics across the world
Why the Apologies?
The PCTP do not believe in free speech, or free ideas, or ignorance, or stupidity, they believe in uniformity. It is their belief that we must all think and speak alike, and those that do not agree with what is professed to be approved thought must be singled out and punished. These days there has been a ramping up of the PCTP in riot gear, striking forcefully upon those with whom they cite. (And these people think they are intelligent because their bias is superior?)
Yes, for the truly tolerant, this is absurd, but it does beg the question, 'Why so many apologies?'
The PCTP are encouraged because their bludgeoning is getting results. Everywhere you will see those that have said something that has caught the attention of the offended apologizing for their words. Does it change their words? No. Does it erase their words? No. Does it change how they feel? No. Will it keep them from expressing themselves in the future? Probably. Is that the goal, to quell conversation? It seems so.
By paying heed to the PCTP, we have discarded the need for conversation. Why communicate, for there is one officially appropriate stance on everything, and all other perspectives are to be crushed. State the PC line, or state nothing. So why state anything? We know the PC line, so there is nothing left to discuss. How boring this will become.
It would be nice if people were stronger and would take a stand against the PCTP, be willing to pay the price for being true to themselves, but people seem to be worn down by the bludgeoning. The PCTP are violent bullies, PC approved, waiting to pounce and be honoured for the pouncing. Fuck them all! Do you really want to spend your life being approved, or do you want the freedom you inherit as a human to express yourself in the full ignorance and brilliance of your experience and understanding? You do not have to succumb. Sometimes there is more comfort in your mistake than in kowtowing to the berating of others.
Remember, when you apologize, they own you and they know that. Apologies change nothing, they are just a way of making you bow before your master.
U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created
One of the panicking man-made global warming scientists has continued to learn, realizing we do not know:
Green Guru James Lovelock on Climate Change: ‘I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess’ – Lovelock Reverses Himself on Global Warming
Of course, we cannot dismiss the insipid, dangerous all knowing: Arrest Climate-Change Deniers