Category Archive: Government incompetence

Jan 16

Socialist California Leads Nation in Poverty

Years of high taxes, overregulation, and cops everywhere have taken their toll on California. The state now leads the U.S. in rates and numbers of people living in poverty. See here. (This is true even though the State has the most social workers, biggest welfare programs and biggest wealth-redistribution operations.) The State also has the …

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Jan 01

NPR claims that Baltimore’s high crime rates stem from too few police; but Baltimore has the second-most cops per-capita in the U.S.!

The government NPR radio network and website is promoting a story suggesting that Baltimore’s high crime rates are owed to a lack of police officers in the city. There is just one problem with this notion: Baltimore has the SECOND-HIGHEST rate of cops per-capita in the U.S.! (1st is Washington, D.C..) Wherever city governments have …

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Dec 28

Hundreds of thousands flee socialist California

North Koreans flee to China. East Germans fled to West Germany. Cubans flee to Florida. We recently reported that 33,000 people fled socialist Illinois in the past year, and some 247,410 people left Illinois over the past decade, taking some $13.7 billion with them. Illinoians are some of the most heavily-taxed people on earth. Now …

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Dec 10

Hundreds of thousands flee socialist Venezuela, to start over with nothing.

Socialism is a curse that one should wish only on a hated enemy. Governments invariably promise cradle-to-grave safety, support and security but deliver only violence, misery and impoverishment. Yesterday’s New York Times detailed how Venezuelans in need of medicine must suffer early deaths or flee to other countries for survival. They were promised government (‘single …

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Oct 13

In effort to discredit Trump’s FEMA response in Puerto Rico, Huffington Post unwittingly displays the failure of government disaster relief everywhere

The Huffington Post is typical of government-supporting news media in the Trump era. Because the Post‘s journalists despise Trump, the online news site publishes countless reports regarding Trump’s failings. Today’s Huffington Post features a story about three volunteer nurses who are doing disaster relief in Puerto Rico in the wake of a recent hurricane. See …

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Oct 01

Medicare has killed 4.5 million people since its inception

In the past 20 years, some 4.5 million Americans have died from medical accidents. According to Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are now the THIRD LARGEST CAUSE OF DEATH in the U.S. Almost all of these deaths are among people on Medicare. According to David Goldhill, Medicare “drives a certain type of care”: overtreatment, with …

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Aug 19

New report confirms that electric cars have larger “carbon footprint” than gas or diesel cars

U.S. taxpayers have been forced to subsidize government “alternative energy” schemes on a truly massive scale. Tesla and its overpaid CEO Elon Musk have milked taxpayers already for almost a billion dollars. Tesla manufactures expensive electric cars–sold primarily to the super rich–with the massive support of U.S. tax dollars. One could say the program is …

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Jul 22

Tesla: the Lobbying Firm Masquerading as a Car Maker

Governments worldwide propose “energy policies,”–subsidizing some energy firms while taxing and overregulating others. Picking winners and loses by obstructing free markets. For decades, U.S. lawmakers have been subsidizing “alternative energy” schemes that would never work without government support. “The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today‚Äôs …

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Jun 22

The manufacture of each Tesla electric car battery produces as much CO2 as 8 years of driving an average automobile

The “Tesla” auto company and its CEO Elan Musk have received more than $500 million dollars of government subsidies to produce electric cars that are supposedly better for the environment than conventional gasoline cars. Believers in the government’s apocalyptic-global-warming-by-man-made-carbon-dioxide theory generally support Tesla cars because they supposedly have a smaller “carbon footprint.” But a new …

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Jun 06

Hartford, Connecticut government approaches bankruptcy despite extracting some to the nation’s highest property, income and sales tax rates

Hartford, Connecticut is typical of eastern cities in that its voters have placed great trust in government management. Connecticut is a wealthy state with thousands of high-earners who work in the insurance industry, and in the greater New York City area. But the State’s tax rates are among the nation’s highest. Hartford, the capitol city, …

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