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Tag: big government
It’s Time to Take Lawmaking Away from Government Agencies

Government agencies can change the interpretation of the rules and regulations they create whenever it suits their needs, effectively creating new laws. And although they can’t be challenged in court over it now, the Supreme Court may soon change that.

Elizabeth Warren forges a 2020 machine

(From Politico) When and if she does, she’ll be rolling out arguably the most advanced and sweeping infrastructure in the Democratic field, a plug-and-play campaign that could give her a massive head start on nearly every contender in the...

Rahm Emanuel’s Empty Promises

Rahm Emanuel became Mayor of Chicago promising to cut wasteful and excessive spending and instead handed out over $481 million in extra pay for Chicago city employees in 2017.

Chuck Schumer: Mr. President, let’s make a deal

(From News Times) Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Donald Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the...

Kill the Lame Duck

(From Politico) Designed for a time when new elected officials had to travel long distances to make it to the capitol, they are mostly harmless, like an antique shotgun hanging on the wall—at least until recently. Today, Republicans in Wisconsin,...

Bringing the Future Back Into American Politics

(From Real Clear Politics) Until the Trump years, there was bipartisan support for bequeathing to future Americans a country resembling the beautiful one the politicians inherited. Sure, there were differences, but there was a basic understanding that the interests of...

John Dingle: Abolish the Senate and publicly fund elections

(From The Atlantic) In December 1958, almost exactly three years after I entered the House of Representatives, the first American National Election Study, initiated by the University of Michigan, found that 73 percent of Americans trusted the federal government “to...

The Root of All Economic Evil?

Crony capitalism is a key factor in establishing and maintaining monopolies, and all the economic problems that accompany them.