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Bureaucrats Win. Gibson Guitar Settles. Freedom Shrinks.

Written by Gary North on August 8, 2012

The Gibson Guitar company has forked over $300,000 to the federal government for the intolerable crime against humanity of failing to fill out forms to import wood from Madagascar for making guitar fret boards. The United States of America is a bureaucrat’s dream come true. Bureaucrats get paid wages that are far above the value […]

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Party Time at Taxpayer Expense

Written by Gary North on August 7, 2012

The Government Services Administration likes to have parties at taxpayers’ expense. It has gotten away away with this for years. The government spends so much money every year that junkets and parties go unnoticed. The GSA hid the fun and games under this enormous layer of government spending. But then the party in Las Vegas […]

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“Welcome, Illegal Immigrants!”

Written by Gary North on August 6, 2012

If you wonder why the U.S. border is a sieve, consider this. An ICE Immigration and Customs) agent arrested an illegal immigrant in Delaware. The immigrant had a string of traffic violations. The ICE bureaucracy not only released him, it threatened to suspend the agent for three days. This has landed the ICE into trouble […]

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$270,000 for a Government Awards Ceremony

Written by Gary North on July 31, 2012

The U.S. government has an agency, the General Services Administration. It supervises real government-owned estate. It supervises government purchasing. It also throws terrific parties. Expensive parties. You may have read of the party in Las Vegas that cost taxpayers $800,000. That got a lot of attention three months ago. Well, the GSA is at it […]

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30 Days in Jail for Collecting Government-Owned Rainwater

Written by Gary North on July 31, 2012

A resident of Oregon blatantly collected rainwater in his governmnent-authorized ponds. For this, he was sentened to 30 days in jail and fined $1,500. He must also pay to remove the ponds. The media are all over this one. This is a great human interest news story. What has received little attention is the fact […]

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Nanny Bloomberg’s Secret Agents Fan Out Across America

Written by Gary North on July 30, 2012

Bureaucracies love to overstep their bounds. They always want more jurisdiction. The more jurisdiction they have, the more employees they can hire. The more employees on the payroll, the easier it is to get a promotion for managers. They have more to manage. This has been a well-known law of bureaucracy ever since the publication […]

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$57 Million Snafu May Sink a Hidden Federal Agency

Written by Gary North on July 30, 2012

You’ve heard of the FBI, the CIA, and the BATF. You may have heard of the NSA (“No Such Agency.”) But you’ve never heard of the FPS, have you? Come on. Admit it. The FPS is the Federal Protective Service. What does it do? It monitors 13,000 private security guards who are said to be […]

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Obama’s Executive Order to Make Inner City Schools Great

Written by Gary North on July 27, 2012

President Obama has signed an executive order. He has set up a new bureaucracy. This bureaucracy plans to make inner-city education so good that whites will move back. You remain skeptical? O, ye of little faith! This executive order has this goal: to give black children top-flight public education, which means non-flight education. Blacks who […]

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