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Joe Biden’s Million-Dollar Golf Expenses

Written by Gary North on June 8, 2012

It costs taxpayers $1,000,000 a year to pay for Joe Biden’s golf games. He rides in comfort. How much comfort? This much. It’s a Boeing C-32. It has a crew of 18. I think it’s a bargain. Anything that keeps him away from the government is money well spent. Imagine what the country would look […]

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How Obama’s Bailout of GM Subsidized China

Written by Gary North on May 25, 2012

In 2009, the Obama administration turned over $49.5 billion in bailout money to General Motors. The company knew what to do with this money. It created jobs in China, where it has 2,700 dealerships. It also had its Cadillac division sponsor a movie produced by the Communist Party of China that praises the history of […]

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Oklahoma Speed Trap Town Must Pay Back Fines. It Refuses.

Written by Gary North on May 25, 2012

Occasionally, there is justice. Not this time. Not yet, anyway. The justification for imposing fines for speeding is to get a fund to pay victims of hit-and-run accidents. The idea of victim’s rights should determine fines. In practice, police departments use fines as a revenue source. This is a perversion of the law. It is […]

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Why We Are NOT on the Road to Serfdom

Written by Gary North on May 24, 2012

F. A. Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom in 1943. It was published in 1944. Americans who read the 1945 Readers Digest version liked it. University professors didn’t. This is one more bit of evidence that American voters have more sense than university professors. Are you surprised? When Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom, he […]

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Flying Pork: The $17,000 Helicopter Drip Pan

Written by Gary North on May 22, 2012

Yes, my friends, it costs $17,000 for the Defense Department to buy a drip pan for helicopters. They normally cost $2,500. But not drip pans made in Kentucky. But why should the defense department pay $17,000 for a drip pan made in Kentucky? Because of an earmark inserted into the budget. It was inserted by […]

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Homeowner Relief Funds Skimmed Off by Governors

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2012

Maybe you recall that the big banks were forced by a settlement to pay $25 billion for their robo-signing schemes that violated contracts with specific homeowners. The banks paid the governments, not the victims. Do you think the money is now being used to help home owners? If you are that dense, you are dumb […]

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$700 Million Bridge to the Suburbs of Nowhere

Written by Gary North on May 15, 2012

I am speaking of the The Knik Arm Crossing Project. Guess where it is located. I’ll give some clues. KABATA‚Äôs goal is to construct a cost-affordable, vehicular toll bridge of about 2.7 miles across Knik Arm. Because there are no roads in the area served by the bridge, the project involves the construction of 19 […]

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Military Police Manual on Interment Camps

Written by Gary North on May 14, 2012

The U.S. Army has issued a manual to its military police. It is aimed at operations in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and other areas where Muslims resist occupation by U.S. forces. The interesting fact is that these techniques are universal. They can be applied anywhere. Examples: 8-1. Issues of apprehension, incarceration, recidivism, and programs to […]

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Police Brutality Defended by Police Department

Written by Gary North on May 14, 2012

A police officer kicked a clearly pregnant woman in the abdomen. The woman filed a complaint. The police department says the offider was in the right. Here is a case of a bureaucratic reaction that is universal. But, if the days of the Internet, this reaction can backfire. No charges have been filed against the […]

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