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Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Boondoggle. A $2 Trillion Pentagon Waste

By Stephen Lendman Global Research February 2, 2016   Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Boondoggle. A $2 Trillion Pentagon Waste   At an estimated lifetime development, production, operational and maintenance cost of $2 trillion or more (adjusted for inflation), the F-35 perhaps most of all symbolizes notorious Pentagon waste, fraud and abuse – ripping off taxpayers, using […]

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More VA (alleged) fraud, $400,000 in “moving expenses” for 2 senior employees

By Against Crony Capitalism November 3, 2015   More VA (alleged) fraud, $400,000 in “moving expenses” for 2 senior employees     We probably don’t need to remind our readers that veterans were/are dying waiting for care from the VA while these government employees were (allegedly) busy scamming the taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of […]

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Obamacare co-opts imploding everywhere, billions of your tax dollars wasted

By Against Crony Capitalism October 1, 2015   Obamacare co-opts imploding everywhere, billions of your tax dollars wasted     There are people who honestly believe that markets are some sort of human construct, that supply and demand aren’t as simple as water flowing downhill. These people have done great damage to our economy and […]

Gee, usually things which are this complicated work like a charm. Please note that the amount of graft (legal and otherwise) is commensurate with the complexity of a government program. There are probably thousands of revenue streams for cronies of various sorts in Obamacare.

Is Lockheed Martin too big to fail?

By Against Crony Capitalism August 13, 2015   Is Lockheed Martin too big to fail?     No business, defense contractor, bank, car company or any other type of firm is “too big to fail.” In fact if anything the firms tagged with TBTF are already failing and that is why the taxpayer is forced […]

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Politics Is Not the Path to Pro-Life Victory

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 3, 2015     Politics Is Not the Path to Pro-Life Victory   During my time in Congress, I regularly introduced legislation forbidding organizations that perform abortions from receiving federal funding. The US Government should not force taxpayers to subsidize an activity they believe is murder. Thus, while […]


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Generous with Someone Else’s Money

By Doug Bandow Foundation for Economic Education June 29, 2015   Generous with Someone Else’s Money     What could be more magnanimous than a cafeteria worker giving out free lunches? Or an education official writing off school loans? In both cases, the recipients of the largess must see a champion. Yet, in neither case […]


The Export-Import Bank Expires Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal June 29, 2015   The Export-Import Bank Expires Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need to Know.   The Export-Import Bank’s charter expires tomorrow, and members of Congress—who are home for a week-long recess—have run out of time to reauthorize the bank. Now, for the first time in the agency’s 81-year […]

The Export-Import Bank’s charter expires June 30, and members of Congress—who are home for a week-long recess—have run out of time to reauthorize the bank. (Photo: Melissa Quinn/The Daily Signal)

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What Happens If the Export-Import Bank’s Charter Expires?

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal June 11, 2015   What Happens If the Export-Import Bank’s Charter Expires?     As its expiration date nears, the Export-Import Bank’s biggest beneficiaries and supporters are warning that Ex-Im’s end could be bad for business. But what would actually happen if the bank were not reauthorized by June […]


Crony capitalism only Boeing could love

By Against Crony Capitalism June 1, 2015   Crony capitalism only Boeing could love     Any vote in the House on the continued existence of the Ex-Im Bank will show pretty clearly which members are on the side of the cronies and which are on the side of the taxpayer citizens. I sure would’t […]

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