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New Jersey Says “Get Lost” to Non-Union Alabama Crews.

Written by Gary North on November 2, 2012

The state of New Jersey has sent Alabama crews packing to New York. The crews had been invited by a New Jersey municipal government to help with post-Sandy recovery. No deal, said the state. Unions don’t like competition. They make sure that government money goes only to union crews. Emergency? Tough luck. “Get lost.” WAFF-TV: […]

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Dead Battery: $129 Million Federal Grant Short Circuits

Written by Gary North on November 1, 2012

A battery manufacturing company has declared bankruptcy, taking $249 million on Obamagrants with it. It was clean energy: clean gone. It was green energy: $129 million worth. The company created 408 new jobs. Those jobs are now gone, as is the company. The company? A123. I get it. “Pouring money down a rat hole is […]

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Taxpayers in a Cage: Federally Funded Robot Squirrels

Written by Gary North on October 23, 2012

Maybe you are interested in the relationship between squirrels and rattlesnakes. But probably not. Maybe you think the federal government should subsidize this research. But probably not. Researchers whose salaries are paid for by the taxpayers of California are now investigating the squirrel-snake connection by means of robot squirrels. “No,” you say. “This is just […]

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Feds Spend $550,000 to Monitor Texting While Driving

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2012

The Department of Transportation, a federal agency, has just given $275,000 each to the governments of Massachusetts and Connecticut to study drivers who text while driving. Why don’t those two governments fund their own studies? Why does the federal government get involved? Because the feds plan to get all of the states involved in anti-texting […]

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Dead Battery: Furloughed Workers in an Obama Green Energy Factory

Written by Gary North on October 12, 2012

The Obama Administration’s Department of Energy put up $150 million to help fund a company that promised to produce batteries for the Chevy Volt car. You know: the hybrid car produced by the federally bailed-out General Motors company. Problem: Nobody wants to buy Chevy Volts. So, Chevrolet is not ordering batteries. So far, the plant […]

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