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USA Falls to 12th Place in World Economic Freedom

October 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the year 2000 the USA ranked second on the Economic Freedom of the World report. Now, in 2014, the USA has fallen to 12th place.

That’s right, the country founded on capitalism and economic freedom has been steadily losing ground among the most free nations as our system declines into welfare dependency, government sponsored crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all but fascism), and big government, regulatory strangulation.

The CATO Institute puts out its annual report measuring the economic freedom of the nations of the world and this year the leader in global economic freedom is Hong Kong. The rest of the top ten are as follows: Singapore; New Zealand; Switzerland; Mauritius; United Arab Emirates; Canada; Australia; Jordan; and, tied for 10th is Chile and Finland.

And what of the United States?
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Communists at ‘Climate March’ Have NO Idea What They Want

September 22, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Environment, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, New York, New York City, Occupy Wall Street, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Reason.tv went to the silly “climate march” in New York City last weekend and took some revealing video of halfwits that attended showing that most of them don’t have the first real, solid idea what they want to happen to address the problem they claimed they were marching for. But there did seem to be a consensus that capitalists need to be put in jail and the rest of us need to “do without” modern conveniences like cell phones, and the air conditioning, heating, and powering of our homes.

The sad fact is that the (mostly) aging hippies that appeared at the rally didn’t seem to have any real grasp of what sort of solutions they wanted to solve “climate change.” Instead, most just fell into rote, anti-capitalist yammering.

It seems pretty obvious that the saying “green is the new red” is perfectly apropos to these numbskulls.

One goofball even noted that he and his leftist cohorts would raise a “resistance” and mount an “actual revolution” against capitalism. I think this goof may find that other might love to inject a little lead poisoning into his campaign.

All in all, this video shows what sort of wackos, misfits, throwbacks, and fools people the climate change movement.

Naturally, when they left, the place was a total pig sty mess. These so-called environmentally conscious protesters left garbage feet deep and everywhere.
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Moving to Canada? Good For Burger King

August 27, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Canada, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments


Moving to Canada? Good For Burger King
-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals are aghast with the news that fast food giant Burger King might move its headquarters to Canada if it buys out the Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons. Libs are mad that BK is doing this to skip out on paying America’s confiscatory taxes. Well, I say good for BK!

The accusation BK is facing from America’s capitalism-hating lefties is that by taking over Tim Hortons and moving its HQ to Canada, BK is skipping out on its patriotic duty to pay the American corporate tax rate–which happens to be the highest tax rate in the industrialized, western world.

First of all, it is nothing short of a crime that Canada… CANADA… has a lower corporate tax rate than the United States of America. That’s right, commie Canada has lower taxes and a better business climate than the country famously built on capitalism.
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Socialism Doesn’t Pay: Britain is Poorer Than Any US State But Mississippi

August 25, 2014 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Mississippi, Money, Nanny State, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fraser Nelson of The Spectator did some number crunching recently and found a shocking fact: Britain is poorer than every State in the USA but one.

As Nelson wrote on August 22, “if Britain were to somehow leave the EU and join the US … we’d be the 2nd-poorest state in the union, poorer than Missouri. Poorer than the much-maligned Kansas and Alabama. Poorer than any state other than Mississippi, and if you take out the south east we’d be poorer than that too.”

This is both shocking and disheartening, especially to American liberals. The liberals all assume that Great Britain is still the jewel of Europe pointing to its nearly 100 percent socialist-styled government as a model of perfection. But it turns out that decades of socialism has laid Britain low making it worse off than every state in the USA but Mississippi…. and with Britain’s jihadi problem, one would think it would be better to be a bit poorer in Mississippi than be forced to live in Britain!
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Pay It Forward Grinch Stops Florida Starbucks 10-Hour Niceness Drive

August 24, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Economy/Finances, Florida, Free Trade, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, a Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida went on a 10-hour roll with every customer buying the order of the customer behind them in the location’s drive through. But it all came to a screeching halt when customer number 458 refused to play along.

Peter Schorsch, the dreaded customer 458, drove up into the line and delivered his order like every other customer. But when he got to the pay window and the Starbucks employee asked if he wanted to “pay it forward” and pay for the guy behind him, Schorsch broke from all the other customers and flat out said “no.”

That’s right, Schorsch said, no way, baby!

Up until mean ol’ Peter Schorsch got in line the streak went ten hours and 457 customers paid for the guy behind them.

Schorsch said that he broke the streak on purpose, not by happenstance.
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Happy Birthday Milton Friedman: His 7 Most Notable Quotes

July 31, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Economy/Finances, Education, Free Trade, Jobs, Keynesian, Money, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Rob Nikolewski

Harry Truman once complained he wanted to find a one-handed economist because he was tired of asking a direct question of those on his economic team, only to have them say, “On the one hand … but on the other hand.”

If there was one hand that noted economist Milton Friedman favored, it was the “invisible hand” of the free market.

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of Friedman’s birth. He died in 2006, but during his long career Friedman won over admirers and drove left-of-center critics crazy with his direct and eloquent defense of capitalism.

Friedman won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1976. But perhaps his greatest influence was nudging people who otherwise may have had little interest in the “dismal science” of economics to look at the world through a new set of eyes and question their assumptions.

CLICK to The Daily Signal for some of Friedman’s most notable quotes.
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Dem Chair Says Obama ‘Doing His Job Less Often’ Than Any Prez Since Cleveland?

July 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we see how stupid Democrat Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is with a clumsy comment filled with false implications and absurd assumptions not to mention unintentional hilarity as this fool proclaims that Obama has done his job “less often” than any president since Grover Cleveland.

In an appearance on the odious and bottom rated MSNBC, Wasserman Schultz made this messy verbal blunder which in itself is pretty amusing. But underlying her garbled, inarticulate point is a base assumption that proves the lies that Democrats promulgate of what constitutes a president’s job.

But first the video, courtesy of the NRCC:

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is what this nitwit said…
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Now Destroying Unions is the Same as Reforming Government

July 8, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Nanny State, Pensions, President, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, The Law, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Years ago folks that stood against unions always had that one obstacle of “private” concerns in the way of urging people away from unionism. But today, with most unions being tied directly to government, now fighting unions is an act of beneficial government reform.

Once upon a time, the biggest hurdle for those arguing against unionism was the simple truth–and it was a truth–that unions and businesses were private concerns and if the two entities agreed to co-exist, who was an anti-union activist to say anything against the arrangement?

This is a simple, logical question that always made anti-union activists look like meddling outsiders. And the truth is, no matter how right they were that unionism is a bad idea for everyone, they were meddlers!

But today we have a far different situation for those who stand against unions. Since 1959 when unions were first allowed to organize government workers unions have slowly encroached into nearly every aspect of government causing spending to soar, bloating pensions beyond belief, and destroying the efficiency of government.
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Illinois One of the Worst GDP Growth in Entire Midwest

June 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Nanny State, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois has earned its spot as the state with the worst GDP in the entire Midwest. So, once again we find that Illinois turns out to be one of the worst states in the country for nearly any and every metric that makes a successful state.

Michael Lucci of the Illinois Policy Institute pointed out in a recent blog post that Illinois ranks only above Missouri as the worst for GDP growth among the 12 Midwestern states in the survey.

“Illinois recorded the second-worst growth in gross domestic product of any state in the Midwest,” Lucci wrote, “according to this week’s release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Illinois economy grew by just 0.9 percent in 2013. Only Missouri grew slower, at a sluggish 0.8 percent.”
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Red Skinner: Obama Again Using ‘Regulation’ As A Weapon Against America

June 19, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Civil Rights, Constitution, Copyright, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Barack Obama has become an expert at using his powers to regulate as a weapon to destroy Americans he doesn’t like. Just as he attempted to use the IRS to destroy conservatives, as he’s used the EPA to destroy our energy sector, as he used Obamacare to eliminate freedom of religion, Obama and his thuggish administration has now attempted to force a football team to stop using a name Obama doesn’t like.

On Wednesday Obama’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office summarily eliminated the trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name and it was done purely for political reasons, not legal reasons.

Obama’s lackeys told the NFL team that their name was ‘disparaging” to native Americans and so the government canceled six federal trademarks for the team.
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Illinois Ranks as ‘Worst’ For Small Businesses

June 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Connecticut, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Idaho, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Louisiana, New York, Progressives, Rhode Island, Taxes, Unemployment, Utah, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again Illinois and California are neck-and-neck in the calculations for the worst of the worst U.S. states, this time in a measure of how friendly the states are for the growth of small businesses.

Earlier this month thumbtack.com released its third annual survey of the climate for small businesses exploring such ratings as the overall friendliness of the state to small businesses, the ease of starting a business, regulations, ease of hiring new employees, taxes, and other criteria.

The poll was conducted among over 12,000 small business owners across the country.

The survey, held in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation, found that the worst states for small businesses were California, Rhode Island and Illinois, all of which got a Thumbtack “F” rating. The next worst were Connecticut and New Jersey, both of which received a “D” grading.

Illinois has descended in its rating each of the three years that the survey has been conducted having earned a “D+” in 2012, a “D” in 2013, and an “F” in 2014.
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Now Obama Is Coming for Your Cigars, America

June 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s Food and Drug Administration is targeting your cigars, America, and if you are a cigar lover you’d better pay attention because if Obama gets his way costs will soar.

The USFDA is proposing a whole slew of new regulations changing the way the government treats cigars, one if which is to outlaw cigar sales over the Internet.

There are some other onerous and downright absurd regulations being proposed, too.

In one case, Obama plans to make it illegal to have walk-in humidors at your local cigar shop.
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Fox Business Network Nabs 50-Minute Interview With Buffett, Gates, Munger

May 2, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fox Business Network has an upcoming show that sounds pretty interesting for those keeping tabs on business news. FBN has nabbed a 50-minute-long interview with business titans Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to be aired on Monday, May 5 at 9:30 AM, Eastern.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will also participate in this event.

The interview will be conducted by FBN’s Liz Claman and will air commercial free for a 50-minute, no holds barred interview.

Claman will interview Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger and Microsoft Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates in an exclusive sit-down following the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. In addition, Claman will be taking questions from three business schools as well as from Twitter.

Schools participating will be The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NYU Stern School of Business, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Where: FOX Business Network (FBN) on your cable provider channel
When: Monday, May 5th, 2014; 9:30-10:20 AM/ET
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Lawless Seattle Democrats Make to Steal Woman’s Business

April 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The city council of Seattle saw a pay-to-park lot owned by a private landowner and businesswoman and collectively thought to itself, “ya know, it would be nice to have the income from that parking lot for our own.” And so, in the typically lawless way that Democrats operate, the city council sent the woman a note telling her that they have decided that she must hand over the land to them so that they can make the money off the parking lot instead of her. The land owner, though, saw no reason to comply, and oddly enough and a court fight ensued.

Not long ago, the city of Seattle enviously eyed the land owned by Spokane resident Myrtle Woldson dreaming its greedy little dream that the income she derived from the pay-to-park business she had on that land was theirs.

So, they asked Mrs. Woldson if she would sell them the land. But the then 103-year-old businesswoman decided that she wasn’t at all interested in selling her lot.
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2014 Illinois Tea Party Tax Day Tea Party Rally in St. Charles

April 16, 2014 | Filed Under Adam Andrzejewski, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jim Oberweis, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Illinois Tea Party (illinoisteaparty.net) held its sixth annual Chicago Tax Day Tea Party rally, but this year without the “Chicago” part as the group held their rally in the western suburbs. Specifically, the event was held in the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles where some 300 participants attended to hear candidates for office, activists, and patriotic music.

The April 15 rally targeted Obamacare and Senator Dick Durbin, of course, but mentions of the Illinois Republican Party, Sec. of Treasury candidate and establishment GOPer Tom Cross, and Senator Mark Kirk drew as many boos as the Democrats showing that grass roots conservatives have about had it with the feckless, powerless Illinois GOP.


Head of the Illinois Tea Party Denise Cattoni

Not all elected Republicans were opposed, though. One of the very first speakers introduced by Ill. Tea Party chief Denise Cattoni was State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton. Ives, while not a dynamic speaker, had a great five-minute speech written up with her key point being that she was going to be troublesome to the state Republican Party. “I will continue to be troublesome, just as troublesome as possible in Springfield,” she said warming to her theme.


State Rep. Jeanne Ives

The first speaker was State Senator Jim Oberweis, who went on first so he could get to a fundraiser.


Candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Oberweis

Oberweis is running as an admitted “underdog” to ultra left-wing Senator Dick Durbin. Obie, as his supporters affectionately dub him, noted that we need to stop the extremism in Washington and made to whip the audience up to dump Durbin by having them repeat, “Millionaire. Career politician. Dick Durbin. Must Go!”
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Obama to Give Unions a Veto Over Where a Company Can Set Up Shop

April 8, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, NLRB, President, Progressives, Right To Work, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you own a company and want to relocate to another part of the country, Obama wants you to know that you have no right to decide where that location will be. Obama wants you to know that only a labor union can make that decision. You have no say in the matter.

At least, that is what Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) wants to do with a new rule that would give unions veto power over where a company re-opens its doors.

The goal, of course, is to destroy the economies of right-to-work states and force them to allow destructive unions to hold sway over their business sector or risk economic ruin.

Currently it is perfectly legal (not to mention moral, I might add) for a company to decided it wants to close its facilities in one part of the country and move some or all of it’s business to another part of the country. We call it the free enterprise system.
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Ted Cruz: Stand for Principle!

March 28, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Free Trade, GOP, Jobs, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Ted Cruz, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Fox News Show to Debut March 30

March 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Progressives, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

When Fox Business Network (FBN) snagged top CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo for its own late last year, there was talk about giving her a Sunday morning business news show along with her other FBN duties. Now Fox News is announcing the debut of that new show.

The show is titled Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo and will air beginning on the last Sunday of March at 9AM Central Standard Time on your cable’s Fox News station.

“Anchored by leading business journalist Maria Bartiromo,” the announcement says, “the show will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy. Each week, Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with an inside look at how to prepare financially for the future.”
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Crooked Illinois Dems Sneak Ban of Farm Sold Milk into Restroom Access Bill

March 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Farming, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Health, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is the kind of crap that makes all politics seem crooked, conniving, scheming, and corrupt. With only days to go until the end of the legislative session a Democrat has sneaked in an amendment that would put a ban on farm-sold raw milk products into a bill meant to merely change the name of the state’s restroom access act.

That’s right, a ban on raw milk sales is now in a bill to provide fair access to restrooms. What do the two have to do with one another? Not a dang thing. But that is how corrupt politics works. If someone wants something stuck in an unrelated bill as a pay off, why all you have to do is set the right levers in motion.

The amendment to HB4036 would prevent the sale of non pasteurized milk products. The amendment was introduced by Chicago Representative Daniel J. Burke.

And what is this restroom bill? The only thing House Bill 4036 was introduced to do was to make a minor change to the name of the restroom act. That is all.
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Fox Business Continues to Grow–‘Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton’ Launches March 31

March 21, 2014 | Filed Under Bloomberg, Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Where many other cable concerns are contracting, Fox Business Network (FBN) continues to evolve and grow adding viewers and gaining on its older, more established competition and now FBN adds Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton, a new show which debuts March 31 at noon Central Time.

“We’re excited to add Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton to our lineup. Alternative investing is an immensely untapped field and Deirdre’s expertise in this area will help broaden our market hours coverage,” Executive Vice President of the network, said in an announcement.

Bolton will feature a variety of experts each afternoon to explore alternative asset strategy capitalizing on the most up-to-date movements in real estate, hedge funds and venture capital. And along with reporting on the normal ups and downs in the markets, Bolton will focus on non-traditional ways to grow your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds.
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University Professor Urges Unions to Use Violence Against Mom of Disabled Teen

March 5, 2014 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Chicago, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Liberty, Mental Health, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Rights, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Several years ago a mother who cares for a disabled teen was shocked to discover that the Gov. of Illinois was going to force her into a union because she gets state aid to care for her son. She protested this forced unionization and the forced paying of dues that goes with it. Now a union professor is saying that unions should use violence against this woman to silence her.

Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, urged unions to take “aggressive, illegal actions” saying it was “the only way” to stop people like Pam Harris from hurting the union cause of extorting business and government.

Mrs. Harris is the woman behind the Illinois lawsuit fighting state imposed unionism (Harris v. Quinn) that has made it to the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States.
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South Oregon Proves Gov’t Subsides Are Bad for You

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Oregon, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston


The Beautiful Rogue River in South Oregon

A very long article at the conservative Washington Free Beacon describes how economic recession and a changing timber industry has turned parts of southern Oregon into a “lawless” area with toothless authorities, few police, and empty government treasuries. But what the article really proves is that government subsides created this problem in the first place proving that government largess is a bad thing in the long run.

The piece, “The Lawless South,” by CJ Ciaramella, describes the hard times that parts of southern Oregon have fallen upon. The hard times have come from several directions all converging to smack the area with high unemployment, plunging home prices, and failing industry.

The area Ciaramella is around Josephine County, way south of Portland and near the Oregon/California border. This area is in such bad economic times that the various governments, city and county, have had to make massive cuts. The cuts Ciaramella focuses on are the cuts in policing, hence his “lawless” title.
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Unbelievable: Despite Employee Rejection, Germans Still Pushing Unions in Volkswagen Plant

February 21, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Europe, Free Trade, Germany, Government, Liberals, Progressives, Tennessee, UAW, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is a cultural difference that could end up backfiring, but Volkswagen officials at the Tennessee auto plant are still pledging that they will try to help unions invade the plant even though workers voted not to join a union.

Last week American workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee auto plant voted not to join the United Auto Workers (UAW) union–the one group most responsible for the utter destruction of Detroit.

But Volkswagen, a German company, simply can’t understand why its American workers wouldn’t want to join a union and are still pushing employees to give the UAW a chance.
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Illinois Ranks as One of Worst States for Losing Citizens

January 22, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Money, Progressives, Property Taxes, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois keeps racking up those plaudits as the worst of the worst states in the country, this time coming in second of the top states for outward migration. Illinois has seen more of its citizens fleeing its failing edifice than every other state but New Jersey.

This list is maintained by one of the nation’s largest moving companies, United Van Lines and is compiled every year as the company tracks the migrations statistics of the nation.

“As the nation’s largest household goods mover, United’s shipment data illustrates national state-to-state migration trends,” Carl Walter, vice president of United Van Lines said in a statement. “We’ve been tracking the number of inbound and outbound domestic moves for nearly 40 years, and through our study are able to identify the states that are attracting or losing residents.”
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Allowing Unions to Organize Volkswagen is Like ‘Injecting Cancer’ Into US Auto Industry

January 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Germany, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Money, PCism, Pennsylvania, Progressives, Society/Culture, Taxes, Tennessee, UAW, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It seems like a foolish move by Volkswagen for allowing the United Auto Workers (UAW) to organize its American plants. Not only did the UAW screw Volkswagen in the past, but even now the union admits that it is raising union dues solely to replenish its strike fund so unionistas can walk out. It’s like Volkswagen is buying its own rope for its execution.

Or, as Steve Moore of The Wall Street Journal says, “it’s like inserting a cancer cell into a body.”

That is how Journal editorial board member Moore characterized the act of allowing the UAW to organize Volkswagen’s American auto plants. “That one cancer cell is going to multiply and kill the body. It’s a disruptive influence,” he continued.

Worse, the UAW wants to raise dues for members for the expressed reason of filling strike fund coffers, this according to UAW Boss Bob King.

So, if Volkswagen gives in to the UAW’s demands it will only be helping the union to walk out at the earliest opportunity.
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The South Rose Again While The North Napped

January 17, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Northern elites love to look down their noses and sneer at southerners whom they consider loutish hayseeds who are just plain stupid. But as many in the north have dismissed the south, our states south of Mason and Dixon’s line has risen again right under the north’s very nose. Now, the best quality of life is in the south.

Recently Joel Kotkin noted that much of the economic power in the United States today is located in the old Confederacy where taxes are low, weather is pleasant, and jobs are plentiful. Meanwhile, the north is struggling under mounting debt, job loss, and rising taxes and a dwindling populace to tax.

In his article, “How The South Will Rise To Power Again,” Kotkin points out that current trends show that, “the South will expand its dominance as the nation’s most populous region. In the 1950s, the South, the Northeast and the Midwest each had about the same number of people. Today the region is almost as populous as the Northeast and the Midwest combined.”
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Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Will Create a Permanent Part-Time Workforce

December 20, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Fox News, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The CEO of Whole Foods, well known for standing against Obamacare, recently pointed out that the President’s government take over of our healthcare system will create a permanent part-time work force filled with positions that will never be able to advance to full time work. Because of that, Obamacare is hardly a very American ideal as it puts a government-enforce, concrete ceiling on top of workers who hope to better themselves.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey appeared on Fox News with Stuart Varney on December 18 to discuss the negative impact that Obamacare is having on the nation’s economy and its workforce.

After 35 years in business, Mackey knows how badly Obamacare will hurt the country. “It’s raising our costs,” Mackey said. “We’ll have to cover things that are expensive that we may not want to cover, our team members may not want to have covered,” he pointed out.
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Why Did Liberal Time Magazine Pick Pope Francis as ‘Person of the Year’?

December 15, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Atheism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christianity, Communism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Keynesian, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Religion, Socialism, Taxes, Time Magazine, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Reliably left-wing Time magazine recently picked the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, as its “person of the year” for 2013. This choice is odd for several reasons–after all the Pope stands against most of Time’s leftist ideals–but maybe the Pope’s recent Marxist-styled attack on capitalism explains the choice?

But let’s find a minute to note how uncomfortable the leftist magazine must have been with its choice. After all, Pope Francis has not yet done anything in office except become noted for his Marxist-like attack on capitalism.

It is clear that Time only picked Francis because of that attack on the single best system ever invented by man. After all, if one looks at this Pope’s other positions one finds the antithesis of Time’s left-wing principles.
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Anti-American Man Dressed as Santa Berates Shoppers as ‘Parasites’

December 1, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Money, Progressives, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently Mark Dice gets his jollies berating Americans. That’s why he dressed as Santa and drove around California’s shopping malls calling shoppers “parasites on this country” and telling them they are “destroying the very fabric of society” on this year’s Thanksgiving shopping day.

With many large retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day, the traditional Black Friday shopping was extended earlier by a day. But opening on Thanksgiving upset many traditionalists. It is easy to understand their ire and to a degree I agree with their raised eyebrows.

It may be a step too far to be shopping on Thanksgiving instead of enjoying family, home and hearth on a day when we are supposed to be giving thanks to all that we have, granted, but let’s try for a bit of perspective, shall we?

What this Dice guy did was a step too far. In fact, in many ways it is he that is un-American in this case.
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Senate Hearing on Future of Bitcoin: Legal Tender or Criminal Enterprise?

November 19, 2013 | Filed Under Banks, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Financial Reform, Free Trade, GOP, Government Corruption, Liberals, Money, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The U.S. Senate held a hearing on the Internet-based Bitcoin currency on Nov. 18 revealing a U.S. government that is struggling with crafting policy to govern how the virtual currency can be used in the United States.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs held a major hearing on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies called, “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies.” The Committee also has a video of the proceedings.

Bitcoin has gotten a black eye because criminals and drug dealers have used the currency in an effort to avoid law enforcement and earlier this year U.S. authorities shut down several websites that traded in Bitcoins over this use by criminals.

But recently the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank issued a “primer” on how Bitcoin works that raised the virtual currency’s stock in the world of finance.
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