We are, in my opinion, long past the stage where a little tweaking, nipping and tucking will suffice to turn off the waterfall of regulations pouring out of Washington. It is going to take turning off the spigot and starving the beast.
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Read carefully about Marco Rubio’s reversal when he realized that he might just wind up being a one-term Senator over this issue. The internet does work.
Buried in the fine print of the SOPA is the power to shut down offending websites without a court order. That’s the real issue here. But don’t expect it to be mentioned by the media as debate over SOPA heats up in Washington.
Please don’t be misled by the title – the banks are to blame, too, as they are part of the problem. But regulations start in the minds of those who think they can override the free market and impose their righteous will on it without consequences. Unfortunately the consequences almost always come back to hurt the very people they are allegedly trying to help: the consumer.
This agency has been in the works since last July, and has been festering in the mind of its creator since 2007. When it is full-blown, in full flower, we’ll discover that the government has fooled us once again. Thinking that they are out to protect us, they instead are enslaving us.
Many years ago a friend taught me an eternal truth: if a politician points to something else to explain away his guilt in the matter, don’t ever look where he’s pointing: always look at who’s doing the pointing. That’s what’s going on here. as the commission points everywhere except at the enablers: the Federal Reserve. Without their “magical” ability to create money, the whole scam falls apart. It’s the Fed. It’s the Fed! It’s the FED!
In an interview with John Birch Society president John F. McManus in 2008, Zelman said, “We’re not interested in compromise. We are only interested in the destruction of … the evil and deadly policy known as gun control.”
Despite John Allison’s gloomy outlook for the country’s fiscal situation, it was reassuring to learn that not all bankers are statists who have succumbed to the siren song of special privilege and cosy connections with the present political machinery in Washington.
When the House passed the 2,319-page Dodd-Frank financial reform bill by a vote of 237-192, all it did was confirm for many the extraordinary hubris of legislators believing they could in fact “fix” the problems they themselves created which resulted in the Great Recession of 2008.
According to the New York Times, President Obama has “his back to the wall” concerning the fate of his “signature initiative” and is doing everything in his power to “explain, persuade, and capture” to get the House to pass his healthcare bill.