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Meet Rand Paul’s Protege in Maine: State Senator Eric Brakey

In the 2014 election cycle, Rand Paul’s “leadership PAC” Reinventing A New Direction sent funds to just one candidate for the Maine State Legislature: Republican Eric Brakey of New Gloucester. With that kind of specificity, it’s fair to say that Rand Paul’s organization singled Eric Brakey as his kind of candidate. Brakey won office and […]

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 […]

Bailout Banks Hide Money and Dole It Out For Executive Perks

It’s as if the bailout money was taken to support the wealth of a very small number of people who already had plenty of money to spend, instead of being used to help the overall system upon which most Americans depend. Yes, I’m getting a very as if feeling about this bailout. […]

Absolutely No Reform or Accountability in Bush Bailout

Section 3 is where these regulatory reforms and enforcement of accountability ought to be included. Yet, there’s not really anything there. Section 3 merely states that the Secretary of the Treasury will “consider” protecting taxpayers from the consequences of Wall Street’s gross ineptitude. […]

Beware The Rush To Put America 700 Billion More In Debt

If there really is such a rush, and if the consequences of Wall Street failure are truly so monumental, why don’t those individuals who will benefit from the government bailout pay for the scheme? Why not pass the legislation – along with a special investment income tax that will provide the money to make the deal work? […]