Category Archive: broken government

Nov 18

Montana legislature creates multi-million-dollar agency, stops all boats on highways, can’t find any invasive mussels

Montana’s voters, like those almost everywhere, have repeatedly voted for Republican politicians who promised “limited government.” The Montana legislature has been controlled by these “limited government Republicans” for more than a quarter century. Yet the legislature has grown Montana’s government faster than the rate of inflation for decades. Indeed, Montana’s legislature has grown government faster …

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Oct 11

Remember those claims that government had to take over the internet to ensure equal access? California’s PG&E just showed why “Net Neutrality” is a bad idea

Shortly after the development of electricity as a viable means of household energy, governments sought to regulate it. Soon every state required electricity providers to get permission from “public utility” commissions. Then came government control over pricing, profits and implementation. Today’s electrical companies are essentially monopolies—with government licenses. Later studies debunked the government arguments—too late. …

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Aug 14

U.S. Postal Service on Pace to Lose $8 Billion in 2019

The U.S. Postal Service enjoys every advantage in the marketplace. It pays no property, income, or corporate taxes. It owns and occupies some of the world’s most strategic and prestigious real estate It has an unconstitutional monopoly on first-class letter delivery. (By contrast, its package-delivery competitor FedEx pays billions annually in taxes.) (To put these …

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May 12

Government workers are now America’s richest class

Government employees are now America’s richest class. On average, they make more money than self-employed business owners or private-sector workers. New data shows what everyone has long suspected: Government “workers” have the highest median ‘earnings’ among all full-time, year-round American workers.” “According to the Census Bureau’s Personal Income Table 07 (PINC-07), the competition isn’t close. …

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May 07

Government drinking water poisons millions across all 50 states

“While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years.” See here. Most Americans say they want less government and more …

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Apr 18

22,000 fled socialist Chicago last year

AMERICA’S MAJOR SOCIALIST CITIES (Chicago, LA and New York City) continue to lose thousands of people annually. The socialist government of Chicago continues to enact further rules, regulations and taxes upon the City’s long-suffering people. The city’s dwindling class of older, wealthier taxpayers is declining rapidly. See here.

Apr 02

Washington Governor Inslee uses his office as a vendor to sell “climate doomsday,” and re-routs donations to environmentalist groups to avoid campaign finance limits

Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee recently announced his Democratic candidacy for the Presidency. Inslee makes stopping ‘climate doomsday’ his feature issue. But Anthony Watts has broken the story behind Inslee’s climate catastrophe campaign. As Governor, Inslee makes serial announcements of new ‘groups’ that generally do not in fact exist (they are websites), but which somehow have …

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Mar 29

Nine arrested in Thailand for publishing news about election irregularities

Governments everywhere control the ballot box and seek to control what is said about elections and politics. In the U.S., government officials get to hold free public press conferences daily during election season while subjecting challengers to police scrutiny under the guise of campaign finance regulations. Recently, in Thailand, nine people were arrested for sharing …

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Feb 14

Majority of Californians hope to leave California

California leads the U.S. in taxation and regulation. Although California is the richest state in the union, and has the most vast, comprehensive and expansive social welfare programs, it leads the nation in rates of poverty. A new poll reveals that 53% of California residents are considering leaving the Golden State because of the high …

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Dec 03

Socialist Cuba has difficulty keeping its buildings standing

The USA Today is out with an article on the fading and failing infrastructure of socialist Havana, Cuba. Dozens of large buildings in downtown Havana simply fall apart and collapse each year. “Causes range from weather and neglect to faulty renovations and theft of structural beams.” What about ‘code enforcement’? Government inspections? Government control and …

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