Posts Tagged ‘profligate government’

No One-Stop Shop with Government


Monday May 2nd, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:20am PDT   •   0 Comments

California is a high-tech state and that leads Zócalo Public Square columnist Joe Mathews to wonder: “Why, in this Internet age, doesn’t my state offer a one-stop shop where I can renew my driver’s license, register to vote, pay my taxes and buy passes to a state park?” This one-stop shop, says Mr. Mathews,…
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Italy Getting the Boot


Wednesday November 9th, 2011   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 8:49am PST   •   0 Comments

First, it was Greece circling the drain. Today, it’s Italy that’s getting set to enter the national-debt death spiral. Via ZeroHedge (original source misspellings not corrected): Euphoria may have returned briefly courtesy of yet another promise for a resignation that will likely not be effectuated for weeks or months, if at all, and already…
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The Congressional Circus Over Federal “Cuts” Is Squabbling Over Nothing


Wednesday April 6th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:08pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In a new article, “How Can Anyone Take This Seriously?”, Independent Institute Research Editor Anthony Gregory slams the absurd squabbling in Congress over 2% of the federal deficit while the U.S.’s gigantic spending and debt crisis plunges onward. The U.S. is running deficits somewhere between one and one and a half trillion dollars, and…
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89,000 Stimulus Payments Went to Dead People or Those in Prison


Friday October 8th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:34am PDT   •   1 Comment

The Associated Press reports that the Social Security Administration’s Inspector General has determined that: “More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report. “The payments, which were part of last year’s massive economic recovery package, were meant…
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The Costs of the Federal Bailouts


Friday September 3rd, 2010   •   Posted by William Shughart at 12:12am PDT   •   0 Comments

Ever since the bursting of the real estate bubble became evident at the end of 2007, Washington has been on a spending spree to avert events that, in its collective judgment, threatened the stability and solvency of the U.S. financial system and economy as a whole. Although the U.S. economy has experienced recurrent cycles…
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