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Government Subsidy Of Community College Tuition, Compared To Top Corporate Welfare

Even if the number of community college students doubled in response to government payment of tuition, the federal government would save $64.6 billion dollars every year if it took corporations off the dole and paid the way for workers seeking to increase their productivity through community college instead. […]

Why Congress Must Impose Drug Tests On All Recipients Of Welfare

Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced legislation S.64, a bill that will require states to send government bureaucrats to conduct medical tests on the blood or urine of recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Why? Senator Vitter is concerned that people who are receiving welfare payments might be using […]

Top 5 Up To Stories In 2014 News

Seen on Twitter: “Email marketing has an ROI of up to 4300% (Source: HubSpot)”

“Up to” is a wonderfully useful statistical phrase for people promoting flimsy schemes. “Up to” doesn’t promise that a number will be accurate for everybody, or even approachable by most people. “Up to” describes the highest value in a range of […]

Jeb Bush Record of Dirty Leadership Revealed at Swisher Hygiene

Jeb Bush has demonstrated, through his failed business leadership at Swisher Hygiene, that he has the same character flaws that led to the loss of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars under his brother’s presidency. […]

Jeb Bush Belittles People Who Depend On Social Security And Medicare

These are the waning days of 2014. It’s been a long year, with a lot of work, and many disappointments. It’s easy, at this time of year, to simply want to give up, give in, and sink down into despair.

As the 2016 Republican presidential candidates announce themselves, we could easily adopt an attitude of […]

Exhibit A in the Commodification of the Holiday Season

When I was a lad, we celebrated the holiday season by holding hands and singing carols about togetherness. We were sure to be good little children, to do exactly what our parents told us. We knew the real meaning of the season, all right. The songs helped us remember: “you better watch out, you better […]

Searching for McDonald’s in a Strange Land

The McDonald’s Corporation invites me to search for locations of its restaurants by street, town or country.

Let’s search for Belgium.

USA! USA! USA! USA!

I must wipe off the remnants of this solitary jingoism, this isolationist melange, this je ne sais quoi. I shall search for France.

France cannot […]

Americans Elect Corporate Leaders Ditched Populism Entirely to Support 2014 Private Equity Senate Candidate

Last October, I noted the strong connection between Americans Elect corporate leadership and the 2014 Senate candidacy of private equity candidate Greg Orman through an entity called the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, founded by Americans Elect CEO and private equity financier Peter Ackerman. Since then, this new politial enterprise of Peter Ackerman’s has […]

Niche Magazines For The Elites

I was walking through the airport this weekend, wrapping up a long business trip, when I spotted a pile of magazines available for people to read. On the top of the pile was one called Millionaire Asia: India Edition.

The featured headline on the cover was Great Power, Great Responsibility, followed by Party […]

Who Crossed The Aisle In US House Vote On Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

President Barack Obama has the power to adjust the way immigration laws are enforced, and Congress has the power to reign him in.

There is no present border crisis. Illegal border crossings have shrunk dramatically under President Obama. However, there is a lingering problem of an underground society of businesses who deal in exploited […]

Special Tax Loopholes Bill Passes House Of Representatives

Yesterday, U.S. the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5771, a bill that provides for:

– the classification of race horses as three-year property for depreciation purposes – accelerated depreciation of motorsports entertainment complexes – the expensing allowance for film and television production costs

Only 20 Democrats and 26 Republicans voted against these special tax […]