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  • Sen. Rubio Can – and Must – Stand up for Victims of Socialism

    10/29/2020 11:02:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2020 | Ross Marchand
    Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has been a steadfast champion of private property rights. Driven by many of his constituents’ horrific experiences living under communism, Sen. Rubio has taken a strong stand against eminent domain, intellectual property infringement, and taxes and regulations that make it difficult for people to pursue their livelihoods and the American Dream. Now, by continuing his commendable stand for property rights by standing firm against Venezuela’s vile expropriation schemes, the lawmaker has a chance to help the victims of Venezuela’s socialist regime reclaim property that was stolen from them. Under...
  • Non-Essential Workers? Most Are in Government

    04/20/2020 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 20 April 2o | Barney Brenner
    There’s a stark contrast in suffering between the private and public sectors in this era of unprecedented government intrusion into American life and business. Millions of mom-and-pop shops are shut and their income is decimated and large-company employees are furloughed. But we hear virtually nothing about government workers being laid off – or even taking a pay cut. Let that sink in: the folks whose work and taxes underwrite bureaucrat pay are cut off from livelihood while those they support in government are not only not hurting, but many are being given what are essentially paid vacations. And we’re hearing...
  • DC Mayor Gives Open Borders Group $100,000 to Help Immigrants Become Citizens [illegals]

    02/14/2019 3:22:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 14, 2019
    Months after spending $900,000 to supply immigrants and their families with “targeted services and resources,” the mayor of Washington DC is giving an open borders group $100,000 to provide English classes, legal consultants and workshops to help them become American citizens. The mayor, Muriel Bowser, proudly announced this month that the taxpayer allocation “represents the largest such government fund in the nation.” The money will help pay for projects that collaborate with employers to assist immigrant workers with the citizenship process by also hosting seminars, and individual legal consults. “Together, we’re giving more immigrants in our community a fair shot...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Previous Taxpayer Funded Trips Were Pretty Fancy

    01/18/2019 11:05:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are pretty enraged President Trump cancelled their taxpayer funded trip overseas -- in the middle of a government shutdown -- at the last minute on Thursday. In fact, they were already sitting on the bus ready to go to the airport. Democrat House members getting off the bus that was to take them on an overseas trip while the government was shut down. Adam Schiff looks unhappy he couldn’t go pic.twitter.com/mywvLNtsId #maga #democratShutdown— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) January 17, 2019 But it turns out these taxpayer funded Congressional Delegation [CODEL] trips lead by...
  • Tesla to cut 9% of workforce

    06/12/2018 12:15:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FOX Business ^ | June 12, 2018 | Brittany De Lea
    Electric automaker Tesla is cutting 9% of its employees across the company ... Throughout its nearly 15 years of existence, the company has never made a profit, ... Tesla will also not be renewing its residential sales agreement with Home Depot, Musk said, opting instead to focus on selling its solar products in its stores and on its website.
  • NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough

    09/27/2017 4:48:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    I'm calling foul on all the leftists rushing to protect the NFL's protest crusaders from President Donald Trump's criticism of their national anthem antics. Their shabby line of defense? The NFL is a "private enterprise" whose "rights" are being violated by those who dare to challenge the league's political radicalization. The anti-Trump Democratic Coalition has even filed an ethics complaint alleging that the president's comments constitute a criminal violation against using government offices "to influence the employment decisions and practices" of a private entity. Funny. These fair-weather friends of corporate free speech and the First Amendment were nowhere to be...
  • $160 Million of US Taxpayer Money to Fight Corruption in Afghan Customs!?

    08/23/2017 8:11:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As the media complain about security spending for President Donald Trump and his family, they happily overlook the billions of dollars wasted on seemingly contradictory programs to hold up corrupt governments we are supposedly at war with. Are they just ignorant? Or is the war not actually a war? To start with, there is so much conflicting information on when the war actually began; it has been renamed, repurposed and twisted in so many ways that even official sources seem to be at odds with each other about when war kicked off, and even when it finished! The Council on...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Latest Annual Report: An Exercise in Aborting Humans, History and Basic Biology

    06/01/2017 9:44:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    If you abort over 325,000 human beings a year, you’re going to abort the facts, too.One would think that actual parenthood would be part of Planned Parenthood’s mission. The abortion organization never mentions “mom”, “dad”, “father” or “parent” ever in their latest Annual Report. They do mention “mother” one time, in a bizarre quote that sums up the political group’s warped perspective on motherhood: “I was resolved to seek out the root of evil, to do something to change the destiny of mothers, whose miseries were as vast as the sky.” These words are from Planned Parenthood’s eugenicist founder, Margaret Sanger,...
  • Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money

    09/01/2016 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    Former president Bill Clinton used taxpayer funds from cash provided to him as an ex-president to pay for employees to set up the family’s private email server, according to a new report from Politico. Clinton drew money from the General Services account to pay part of his aide Justin Cooper’s salary — the same person who helped set up a private email server in Clinton’s home. It goes deeper. Clinton used taxpayer funds to boost the salaries of ten different Clinton loyalists, despite his growing wealth from delivering paid speeches. The funds were also used to purchase equipment for the...
  • University Used Taxpayer Funding to Buy Snuggies - National Science Foundation Grants

    03/09/2016 12:22:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 8, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The University of Washington used federal grant funding to buy thousands of dollars worth of custom embroidered Snuggies. Taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation grants were used to purchase Snuggies, pottery, and a trip to Hawaii. The agency’s inspector general audited the University of Washington and found millions in unallowable salary costs, and numerous examples of “unreasonable transactions” from funds intended for scientific research. The audit, released last month, identified $8,821 charged to five separate grants on unallowable promotional items and gifts, including personalized Snuggie blankets. The wasteful expenditures included $3,920 on canvas bags, mini optical computer mice, and custom Snuggies, as...
  • HUD backs $9.5 million loan on property valued at $3.8 million

    10/27/2015 10:08:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided a $9.4 million loan guarantee to renovate an apartment complex here eight months after the owner convinced the county to value the complex at just $3.8 million, a Watchdog.org investigation found. The loan for Apollo Village Apartments defaulted and the property was foreclosed on in 2012 with HUD losing as much as $4.5 million on the deal, public trustee records show. Pete Sepp, president of the National Union of Taxpayers, said these government programs put a substantial amount of taxpayer money at risk and should be eliminated. ......
  • Citizens Against Virtually Everything

    10/18/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Things are up to date in Kansas City — politicians are going about as far as they can go. Unless the people get in the way. But, but . . . “the people are the fountain of all power,” James Madison, father of our Constitution, wrote . . . well, quite some time ago. Today, Kansas City’s brilliant and heroic political leaders fully recognize Madison’s people power, and indeed want to frolic in the enormous fountain. Or even build a brand new, bigger and better fountain — a fantastic fountain, the very best. Whether the public is smart enough to...
  • Sports and State: Time to Separate

    10/05/2015 5:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    All in favor of more separation between sports and state, raise your beer koozies and stop millions of dollars from being wasted on bad coaches and old stadiums. I love sports and so do you. But itÂ’s not right that you and I donÂ’t have a strong say in how our politicians play ball with our money when it comes to renovating Stone Age stadiums or retiring awful athletic directors. IÂ’m calling foul on plays like a Texas judgeÂ’s plot to renovate the Astrodome despite strong voter opposition. And IÂ’m hitting the buzzer on schemes like asking taxpayers to subsidize...
  • The Age of the Demagogue

    08/05/2015 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, President Obama visited the set of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" for the third, and presumably final, time. Obama has set records for the most late-night talk show appearances. He's also appeared alongside YouTube star GloZell Green, in the online series "Between Two Ferns," and Miami radio host DJ Laz, aka "The Pimp with the Limp." Obama has treated the White House like his own personal concert venue, complete with selfie-stick video. After all, as they say, you only live once. Meanwhile, the same week as Obama's final French-kissing session with palace guard Stewart, Obama vowed to push...
  • More Than A Video: Planned Parenthood’s Decades-Long Culture of Deceit

    07/20/2015 1:09:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Congressman Diane Black
    Over the last week, Planned Parenthood’s slogan – “Care no matter what” – has become even more of a cruel irony after an undercover video exposed one of the organization’s senior doctors callously describing the process by which she harvests aborted babies’ tissue and organs. In the video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola can be seen casually sipping a glass of wine while explaining how, in an abortion procedure, she crushes unborn children above and below their heart, liver, and lungs so that the most lucrative organs can be left untouched. She additionally notes that the federal ban on partial birth abortions...
  • Taxpayers pay high salaries and more money to teach on state time ( Colorado double dipping )

    04/08/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Watchdog ^ | April 8, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    Taxpayers paid state Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice nearly $148,000 plus generous government benefits last year. But, since 2007, she collected more than $100,000 in public money teaching University of Colorado law school classes that began during normal judicial business hours, Watchdog.org has found. Public Defender Douglas Wilson and one of his employees, Ann Roan, also were paid for teaching at the CU law school during normal work hours, despite taxpayers paying Wilson more than $138,000 and Roan more than $132,000 a year to do their public defender jobs, documents obtained under state open records laws show. Steve Curtis,...
  • A Halloween Sack Full of Subsidized Sugar

    10/31/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jim Martin
    If you really want to put a spook into people this Halloween, maybe dress up like the Free Market. That's a vision that scares a lot of folks these days – especially those who grow the sugar in our favorite holiday candies. Here in America, where the free-enterprise system should be celebrated, the government artificially props up prices by mandating how much sugar farmers can produce, restricting competition with high tariffs and buying up sugar with taxpayer money when there’s a surplus. That means in the U.S. we’re paying more for sugar and the many products that use sugar than...
  • Big Green groups have self-serving bargain with government [cashing in and there is no record]

    10/16/2014 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Randy T. Simmons, contributor, and Jordan Lofthouse
    The Ebola crisis in the United States has become an anchor threatening to sink the Obama presidency. Already under fire from critics who saw the federal response to the outbreak as disorganized and timid, things went from bad to worse on Wednesday when it was revealed a second nurse had contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man at a Dallas-area hospital. More alarmingly, the diagnosis was made just hours after the nurse, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on a commercial airliner, despite reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that she had a...
  • Stage Production for 18-Minute Obama Speech Cost $94,360

    09/29/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-29-14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    War speech at Air Force base produced by private, Dem-friendly company The stage, drapes, and sound system for an 18-minute speech by President Barack Obama cost taxpayers nearly $100,000. “Elite Productions,” the go-to company for prominent Democratic politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, put on the set for Obama’s speech to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 17. The company provided “stage, drapery, and audio/visual equipment,” according to a contract document made public by the Air Force last week. The government paid the company $94,360 for a speech that lasted from...
  • USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

    09/22/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Bang! Lee looked up from addressing a package while she waited in line for service at the post office. Despite a lobby packed with customers—without notice—a postal worker slammed down the service window gate and went to lunch, leaving Lee and the other patrons to fend for themselves. The U.S. Postal Service excels at treating customers poorly. My friend Lee’s story is but one of many nightmares of churlish postal workers and deficient USPS customer service. Many government workers get away with behavior that would get them fired if they worked at a private company like McDonald’s or Apple. There...